A remote luxury mountain lodge overlooking Queensland's idyllic Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge was the perfect setting for Jess and Jeremy's union last year. A timeless celebration was exactly what the couple dreamt of, surrounded by an intimate party of their closest friends and family – mission accomplished. Despite the unpredictable weather, Jess and Jeremy didn't let anything ruin their special day. In a way, the fog, rain, and looming grey clouds only made the occasion even more memorable.
Below, Jess tells us more about her favourite moments from their wedding day.
How he proposed:
"Jeremy surprised me with a holiday at Binna Burra when he came back from a four-month overseas deployment. He took me for a hike to a lookout over a mountain stream, and proposed on the rock ledge in front of the stunning view. We celebrated with champagne and a delicious dinner at the mountain-top restaurant."
The bride's gown:
"I chose my wedding gown at BellaDonna Bridal in Brisbane. I was looking for a really beautiful and intricate dress but I also wanted something I could party in and feel comfortable in all day."
The wedding theme:
"Classic, timeless, and elegant. We splurged on the photographer, desses, and let the venue speak for itself. We also paid for guest accommodation so that our friends and family could stay the night in a gorgeous lodge and celebrate with us the next morning. By having the ceremony and reception at the same place, we saved quite a bit on transport."
"We gave our guests a favour bag with handcrafted candles and chocolates from the Eumundi Markets, with hand-written thank you notes and vanilla tea."
Their favourite moments:
"We played the shoe game and cried with laughter. The crazy weather was also memorable – we had sun, rain, storms, and fog in on the same day. It made the view even more incredible and cosy inside."
Her advice for brides-to-be:
"Keep your perspective centered. A wedding is just one day, and things will go wrong; embrace it. The weather on our day was absolutely crazy but as a result, some of our best photos are swirled in fog and rain!"
Photography: Studio Impressions
Ceremony and reception venue: Spicer’s Peak Lodge
Bridal gown: Watters gown from BellaDonna Bridal
Bridesmaids' dresses: Custom made
Groom and groomsmen's suits: Custom made
Accessories: LOVEON Jewellery
Engagement ring: Xennox Diamonds
Bride's wedding ring: Saleras
Groom's wedding ring: Michael Hill
Hair and makeup: Dollhouse Hair and Makeup Design
Wedding co-ordinator: Chloe Douglas of Spicer’s Peak Lodge
Flowers: Blooms Bridal
Cake: Special Moments Cakes Made with Love
Stationery: Giant Invitations
Music :Matt Fasso and string ensemble
Celebrant: Renee Wilkins