Jess & Andrew’s Modern Country wedding at Euroa Butter Factory

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Nikki McCrone
September 17, 2019

A self confessed unlikely match, Jess and Andrew surprised all their friends when they turned out to be perfect for one another. The couple planned their wedding to be an expression of their different personalities – free-spirited yogi meets country boy – resulting in a modern, romantic vibe with a little edge. The day was beautifully captured by Nikki McCrone, at the lovingly restored, historic Euroa Butter Factory.

After lots of soul (and venue) searching, the couple decided to have their wedding in Andrew’s hometown at the gorgeous Euroa Butter Factory. Jess Shares, “It not only made sense, it felt so right. It is such a stunning venue and it was so amazing to have all of our friends and family in Euroa for a whole weekend. Andrew grew up here so it meant a lot to him and his family to have the wedding in their hometown.” Jess worked alongside her business partner to style the day, adorning the space with an abundance of Rose Quartz crystals to restore trust, harmony and encourage unconditional love. Jess part owns Hart Roks crystals, so having them as part of the decor brought her personality to the styling while also sharing her passion with guests, who each got to pick a ‘love rock’ to take home with them at the end of the night.

The ceremony was held in the gardens surrounding the old factory, followed by drinks and a huge grazing table. There was a curtain that hid the garden from the reception area and when it was time, the curtain was opened to reveal the outdoor reception space, beautifully styled with blooms by Pomp and Splendour. Jess tells, “We wanted round tables so people could connect with everybody on their table and chose shared plates for food.  There were lots of yummy vegan and vegetarian options, which was really important to us.”

Simon Phillips and his band provided music throughout the whole event, with Simon playing solo for the guest welcome and then through the garden cocktail hour. The bride shares, “The band joined him as we were walking into the reception area, played the perfect laid back beats throughout dinner and then had the dance floor pumping all night long!”

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Jess wore a stunning Marianna Hardwick gown with off-shoulder cape detail and crossover split skirt. Later on for the dance-floor, she changed things up with a glittering Eliya the Label dress paired with Golden Goose Sneakers.
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Keeping with the soft and rosy feel, Jess’s girls wore a collection of flowing dresses in a mix of floral prints and straight colour. The girls chose their own designs from Shona Joy and Alice McCall. After a few disasters involving too much makeup, Jess was keen to avoid anything on the heavy side. Makeup artist Olivia Sellman nailed the brief, giving the bride and her girls a natural look that lasted all day and night.
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Pared-back yet perfect, Jess' white and blush bridal bouquet by Pomp & Splendour tied in  perfectly with the romantic Rose Quartz colour palette. We're loving the contrast of bold, structural orchids with fluffy peonies and perfect roses.
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modern floral wedding backdrop with wire plinths
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For a modern edge, Jess and Andrew paired black acrylic signage by State of Elliot with wire frame floral installations by Pomp & Splendour for the ceremony, with a trail of rose petals to form the aisle.
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modern blush and white wedding table
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When asking around their circle for photographer recommendations, Nikki McCrone’s name just kept popping up. Jess shares, “We had a chat on the phone and I immediately felt comfortable and knew she was the one I wanted around throughout our day. She was amazing! I look back through our pictures and the whole day has been captured so perfectly with so much emotion pouring through the photos.”
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modern and romantic country wedding at Euroa Butter Factory
modern and romantic country wedding at Euroa Butter Factory
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Credits

Images Nikki McCrone | Bride's Dress Mariana Hardwick | Bride's Shoes Sophia Webster | Bridesmaid's Dresses Shona Joy | Bridesmaid's Shoes Novo | Groom's Suit Oscar Hunt | Groom's Shoes Aquila | Rings Julia Deville | Hair Bare Hare | Makeup Olivia Sellman | Ceremony Venue Euroa Butter Factory | Celebrant Fr Jo Taylor | Reception Venue Euroa Butter Factory | Flowers Pomp and Splendour | Catering Euroa Butter Factory | Entertainment Simon Phillips Music | Stationery/Invitations State of Elliot | Transport Benalla Bus Lines | Signage World Advertising | Favours HartRoks | Prop Hire Bang Event Co |


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