Bohemian with an influence from the Amazon, Jaya looked amazing in her Grace Loves Lace wedding dress and ornate headpiece however her two daughters stole the show. They just looked so cool and were super comfortable with their responsibilities on the day. Their feather head pieces caught everyone’s eye and instead of a wicker basket filled with rose petals, Jaya’s flower girls held white dream catchers as they walked down the isle.
“Our vows were different to most weddings, Justin gave my two princesses their own rings as a promise to take care of all three of us and love us forever.”
Rusty Kombi picked Jaya and her bridal party up from their home in Farmborough Heights and chauffeured them to the Uniting Church located in the Crown Street Mall, Wollongong for their 3pm ceremony. Access to the church is from the mall so we drove through the mall and parked directly out the front of the church.
Whilst the ceremony was taking place, we positioned some steel barrels filled with fresh ice and soft drinks around the car. With some coastal chill tunes playing on our car stereo we set the vibe and encouraged the wedding guests to linger outside the church for an hour or so. This gave everyone ample time to celebrate the wedding, take family photos and to congratulate Jaya and Justin on their big achievement.
Following the wedding ceremony we travelled to several Illawarra locations for wedding photos. We even tried to access the Nan Tien Temple however we arrived after 5pm and were unable to drive through the front gate.
The wedding reception was held at the beautiful Level One Harbourfront restaurant and bar. The restaurant boasts stunning 180 degree views of Wollongong Harbour and can accommodate up to 180 guests. The restaurant has great customer reviews and is a breathtaking location for your wedding reception.
Photographer: The Robertsons Photography
Wedding planner: Easy Weddings
Ceremony Venue: The Wollongong Uniting Church in Crown Street Mall
Reception Venue: Level One Harbourfront
Videographer: Jessica MacDonald
Venue Decor: Splashes Occasions
Brides Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Brides Shoes: Modcloth
Bridesmaids Accessories: Etsy
Bridesmaids Dresses: Arizona Rose and Jaase clothing
Celebrant: Rev. Ian Tucker
Groom and Groomsmen Dressed By: Tramps the store, Wollongong