After a semi-disastrous (but hilarious, in hindsight) proposal, which involved the groom passing out and a house full of leeches, Jordane and Nathan’s wedding at the picturesque Riverstone Estate in the Yarra Valley was a raging success. When asked why marriage was important to them, Nathan had this to say, “I am totally and utterly in love with Jordane and I wanted to speak that into the universe.” Awww! These two cuties had Heirlooms by Gulshah along for the ride to capture their day. Scroll down for the pretty pics and a word from the newlyweds…

FAVE DEETS The flowers. Everything Flora By Taleah did was just so beautiful – the chuppah florals blew me away, and all the lovely little bud vases inside the venue. It was just the perfect flush of colour. I also loved the fact that Taleah’s assistant came to our venue at the end of the night and made posies for our guests to take home from the chuppah arrangement. Everyone loved that.”

DIY “Jordane did all the designs for the stationery – invites, menus, programs, thank you cards, itineraries, plus our welcome sign, floral confetti and table signs –and I made our chuppah with our friend Max.”

MEMORABLE MOMENT “Are we allowed to say all of it?! If we had to choose, probably the ceremony because it felt like the culmination of our entire relationship up until that point, in the sense that it was a moment for us to reflect, connect, and be entirely together with our community of family and friends.”

LITTLE LOL “Our celebrant told such a lovely story of our relationship, but when it came to exchanging the rings Jordane suddenly got very tongue-tied and said ‘Dathan’ instead of ‘Nathan’ which got a good laugh.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Take your time to be really picky about your photographer. The pictures are what you have afterwards to help remember the day. I was so happy we took the time to find Heirlooms by Gulshah – he was super helpful with structuring the day and capturing everything for us. Also, on the actual day adopt a mentality of, ‘it’s out of our hands now!’ so that you can just enjoy every second. Dance and eat and take silly photos and be in love.”

A TOUCH OF TRADITION “I’m Jewish so we worked with our celebrant Kimberley Duband to customise our ceremony so that it reflected cultural practices that we both valued. Traditionally you are married under a chuppah (canopy) which symbolises the roof that will always protect us as a couple, and it has no walls or doors so that visitors know that they are always welcome to come and be sheltered with love, support and food without any constraints. This felt really special and significant especially since Nathan had made it. And at the end of our ceremony we did the traditional smashing of the glass which symbolises the end of our lives as individuals and the new life that we’ll be embarking on. Traditionally, the glass is stepped on by the groom, but I am reform which is a more progressive sect of Judaism, and so we both stepped on one each.We felt like it was important to have the traditions of a Jewish wedding but make it our own.”

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CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Heirlooms by Gulshah Florist Flora By Taleah Ceremony and reception venue The Riverstone Estate Cake Black Star Pastry Photo Booth Lil Orange Photo Booth Entertainment The Orlando Combo Jazz Band Celebrant Kimberley Duband Rings Kim Victoria Transport Yarra Valley A2B THE BRIDE Bridal gown Zimmermann Reception dress Acler Flower crown Vintage Haze Blooms Getting ready outfits Shein Shoes Mimco Accessories Aje, Ayla & Oak Hair Andrea Takagi Makeup Stephanie Bottrell Fragrance Diptyque Bridesmaid dresses ASOS, Shona Joy, Baum Und Pferdgarten THE GROOM Suit Ted Baker Tie Otaa Groomsmen suits