Guests gathered at The Vault for Jenna and Jim’s engagement party and were greeted with a slideshow depicting the day’s activities including a surprise marriage ceremony at St Brendan’s Catholic Church. As the newlyweds entered they were overwhelmed by the excitement of their family and friends.
Jenna Morris and James (Jim) O'Brien
June 7, 2014
ALL DAY CELEBRATION: A morning wedding, followed by a luncheon and an evening celebration allowed Jenna and Jim to spend quality time with the most important people in their lives. “We loved having our family and friends all together,” Jenna said.
SURPRISE WEDDING: Guests gathered at The Vault in the evening for what they were told was an engagement party, but was actually a surprise wedding reception. The astonishment and delight on guests’ faces was clearly evident while they viewed a slideshow of Jenna and Jim’s marriage ceremony at St Brendan’s Catholic Church earlier that day.
LIT UP: Candles and the bride’s favourite flowers decorated the rustic reception room. “We didn’t have any particular theme, we just wanted everything very casual and fun for everyone,” Jenna said.
QUIRKY CAKE: A three-tiered red velvet wedding cake decorated with colourful sprinkles and ribbon was topped with fresh flowers and set on a large slab of timber at the reception venue.
BRIDE’S ADVICE: “Take everything in, it goes so quickly; and don’t fuss over the small details. At the end of the day if you’ve married the love of your life, everything went perfectly to plan.”
Bride’s parents: Pat and Maree Morris
Groom’s parents: Kevin and Clare O’Brien
Service: St Brendan’s Catholic Church, Shepparton
Reception: Olivehouse Event and Function Venue, Kialla West, south of Shepparton and The Vault, Shepparton
Photographer: Liz Arcus Photography, Shepparton
Bride’s dress: Karen Willis Holmes, Armadale
Groom’s suit: O’Keeffe Mensland, Shepparton
Flowers: Imported from Holland, arranged by bride’s aunt
Cake: Goulburn Valley Cakes, Kialla
Hair: Gloss Hair and Beauty Boutique, Shepparton
Make-up: Kara Blizzard, Shepparton