Real Wedding: Jena and Alex in Victoria, Australia
On a very hot day in Australia, Jena and Alex came together in front of family and friends at Harvest Farm to become man and wife. When we saw the photos of their wedding we knew it had to be one of our Real Weddings because of the rustically beautiful but simple nature of their day.
The bride and groom are clearly a laid back couple and they wanted to reflect that in their wedding theme, “We are both casual and fairly easy going and wanted our wedding day to represent that,” Jenna explained. “Our love for nature and natural beauty meant that we both wanted our wedding to be held outdoors, and we were lucky enough to discover a quaint and delightfully peaceful farm to hold the ceremony.”
The couple had their ceremony under a 150-year-old oak tree, which was much needed for some shade given that it was a 43-degree day! “We had a Baha'i ceremony which took place under the tree. The day was informal, with many guests arriving early to get ready with us. We decided that our wedding would be small, simple and personal. We invited family and close friends to share the day with us, and felt that each guest contributed a unique and irreplaceable element to the experience.”
After the ceremony the couple headed to a railway station and some fields for photographs. “We were both slightly camera shy,” Jenna says, “but it was lots of fun and a great chance for us to spend some time together as a newly married couple.”
Everyone made their way to Mt. Rael Retreat for the reception and guests sat at one large table that gave the day a special closeness. “There was no formal schedule for the evening, we just enjoyed a delicious meal, great music played by various friends, and the company of our 40 guests.”