Merging two cultures into one wedding may seem like a large feat, but Elisabeth and Aviel proved it was possible–and made it look easy–at their Jackalope Hotel micro wedding. The couple hosted a classic Australian wedding and a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Their day was complete with customary red Chinese attire to create one unforgettable multicultural day.
One look at the intimate affair and you would have no idea that the newlyweds planned the entire wedding during COVID. The special day was complete with a sun-filled ceremony overlooking a vineyard, earthy red and pink florals arranged by Tremella Botanicals, three different bridal outfits, and a sleek, modern reception full of dancing and laughter.
From incredibly artistic wedding portraits to an epic ring bearer ride to a colored smoke bomb-filled reception, photographer Tahnee Jade Photography captured every unique detail of this mini matrimony.
Elisabeth and Aviel
Jackalope Hotels, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Natural Elements At This Modern Jackalope Hotel Micro Wedding
Planning a wedding during a pandemic isn’t fun, but it was easy to adapt our style and design once we agreed on the venue. We chose Jackalope because of its stunning terrace that overlooks a beautiful vineyard accompanied by a really cool, modern dining room. It’s one of the coolest hotels in Australia and we adopted a modern, clean, and black-tie style for our wedding. Given the natural spectacle of the venue, there wasn’t much that we needed to do to style the place beyond florals. Bek, our florist, did an amazing job creating a floral crescent that complimented the ceremony backdrop and added warmth to the modern reception room. We designed the other styling elements ourselves–from the invitations to the signage to the table signs and orders of service.
A Memorable Ceremony
Our most memorable moment was standing up at the front of the terrace with the sun shining on us, surrounded by our family and friends and the most amazing view of the vineyards. Just an hour before this moment it was absolutely pouring down with rain.
Wedding Planning Advice From The Couple
We have three pieces of advice for other couples. First, don’t procrastinate and put things off, even if it seems small at the time–there’s always more to do that you can’t see now. Next, you can’t please everybody, including yourselves. The quicker you’re willing to compromise together the easier it’ll be to plan. Finally, make sure to soak it all in on the day, even if things aren’t going to plan. Time will go by faster than you can imagine, and you don’t want to make bad memories.
Working With Tahnee Jade Photography
Tahnee was incredibly fun to work with and made us feel really comfortable in front of the camera. She was super easy-going, provided clear directions, and had an incredible eye for some seriously cool shots. She also remained flexible even late into the night when we were running over time.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Tahnee Jade Photography
Venue – Jackalope Hotels
Floral Design – Tremella Botanicals
Cake – Amrit Kleingeld
Live Music – Just After Midnight
Videography – Clement Tee Visuals
Makeup Artist – Miss Aimmey
Hair Styling – Hair by JC
Wedding Dress – Sassi Holford
Bridal Accessories – Loeffler Randall
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Bariano
Groom’s Apparel – Charles Tyrwhitt & Suit Supply
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Charles Tyrwhitt
Rings – Diamond Story
Favors – Joy Collective Co.
Congratulations again to Elisabeth and Aviel on their Jackalope Hotel micro wedding. We’re so thankful that Tahnee Jade Photography was there to capture the day and shared it with us. To start planning your own intimate “I do’s,” check out this ultimate micro wedding planning guide!