Calèche real bride Jordan and hubby Ben’s magical Adelaide Hills wedding took place at The Manor, surrounded by the colours of Autumn. Keep scrolling to read all about Jordan’s day.
Let’s start at the beginning, when and how did you and your partner meet?
Ben and I met at SeaSalt at Henley Beach. I worked there with Ben’s friend Jason (groomsman) at the time and Ben would often come and order Asahi after Asahi before he finally asked me for my number… The rest is history!
Tell us about the proposal…
Ben proposed to me on the 40th floor of the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, Japan… The view was epic! We had a lovely meal at their contemporary Japanese restaurant called Kozue and he popped the question mid meal/conversation. The restaurant had organised a bottle of champagne and a personalised cake for us to celebrate. We FaceTimed our family shortly after!
The Dress! Tell us about your experience finding the dress… How did you decide on ‘the one’?
I went into Calèche with a particular dress in mind, which I had previously seen photographed at our wedding venue. I always knew I wanted a long sleeve dress but when I got to Calèche and tried on the dress I had in mind I didn’t get ‘THAT’ feeling. My Mum had picked out a beautiful gown but it was sleeveless… when I tried it on I felt ‘IT’. There was just enough material left to add long, flair sleeves and it was fate.
Jordan’s dress is a custom version of our Sofia gown.
Can you give us some details on your wedding location?
We got married at The Manor in Basket Range in May 2021. It was Autumn and the gardens were filled with vibrant colours. We lucked out with a sunny, clear sky day… I could not have imagined anything more beautiful.
What was your favourite moment of the day?
It’s hard to choose just one but some of my favourites would have to be ‘First Look’ with my Dad, walking down the aisle to Ben and seeing him get emotional for the first time and of course, our magical ceremony. I have to commend our amazing celebrant.
Hens Day! If you had one, please tell us all about it!
It was a surprise so I had no idea! My bridesmaids had organised for us all to have our hair and makeup done in the morning, sipping on champagne. I was then driven to my Maid of Honours beautiful home in the hills where they had decked the outside area with Boho-themed decorations. We drank, made flower crowns, played games and took tequila shots off a washboard named Roman.
Lastly, is there any advice or words of wisdom you have for future brides?
Take an opportunity in the night to escape with your husband, take a glass of champagne, step back and just take a moment to treasure what you have just done. I don’t mean just getting married but the time and effort and stress it took to get there.
Photography: @_theivorystory; Venue: @themanorbasketrange; Celebrant: @alixthecelebrant; Floristry + installs: @byimogen; Cake: @thistleandwhey; Hair: @alihair_bridal; Makeup: @millieherd; Jewellery: @aylaandoak; Bridesmaid Dresses: @weddingwhispers; Suits: @peterjacksonau; DJ: @onthedecs; Table decorations + signage: @personalised_favours.