Jolyn and Jolvin said their teary I do’s in the cosy timber chapel at Gum Gully Farm. They celebrated with their guests in the farm’s rustic converted barn, beautifully decorated by the bride and a team of keen helpers.
Jolyn (a self-confessed Pinterest addict) was chief stylist and worked on a loose theme of ‘whimsical with a touch of rustic’ in a mint, gold and cream palette. She worked closely with the lovely Amy of Wunderplant for all the floral creations, including the magnificent installation suspended over the bridal table.
In the leadup to their big day, the couple embarked on a major DIY bender, creating decorations, photobooth props, signage and even crafted miniature mushrooms and ladybirds to adorn their home-grown succulent favours! Jolyn explains that she and Jolvin really bonded over their DIY projects and used them to ‘de-stress’ after a long day at work. There were so many personal touches, but I think my favourite detail is their guestbook, which was created from postcards collected by Jolyn’s parents on their honemoon, 36 years ago.
Jolyn offers this advice to other brides “never compare your wedding with others. Make it your own and include a lot of personal touches. Enjoy the journey of the preparation and planning. It is only once in a lifetime and when you both learn that you are in this together to grow and to celebrate your union, every step of the way will bring you closer.”
Jolyn and Jolvin’s Gum Gully Farm wedding was captured by the couple’s dear friend, Jonathan Ong.
Photography: Jonathan Ong | Videographer: Me & My Camera | Bride’s dress: Enzoani | Bridesmaids dresses: Alfred Sung | Hair & Makeup: Miss Aimmey | Ceremony and reception venue: Gum Gully Farm | Flowers: Wunderplant | Catering: Yarra Valley Catering | Cake: Cherrytree Bakehouse | Dessert table: More Than Cake