Jesse and Steven’s Pop Up Wedding
Names: Jess and Steven Close
Wedding Date: 25th of October, 2015
How Did you Meet?
Steve was the first person I spoke to at year 7 orientation day. We dated on and off through high school and lost contact for three years when I changed school. Found each other again at a friend’s New Years party and somehow we felt closer than ever!
How did Steven Propose?
We were together nearly 5 years before getting married. He made a beautiful wooden jewelry box and when I opened it the ring was inside. He was so nervous I could see the sweat building up.
What is something special about your relationship?
We are also lucky enough to have a two and a half year old son, Elijah and a baby on the way. Elijah, being born before we were married, meant that we could include him in our special day which made it even more exciting. He could walk down the aisle (kind of) and just like Steve and I presented each other with rings we presented Elijah with a small gift as well. To show that not only is he our son but a vital piece of the puzzle that makes our family complete.
What did you DIY?
What was the thing you splurged on?
Wedding rings. $200-300 each (half price for Valentine’s Day specials)
What was your best bargain?
My $40 wedding dress!
What was your favourite thing about the wedding?
My favourite thing about the wedding was that everyone felt comfortable enough to run around barefoot and playing the giant games we had set out.
What was the hardest thing?
We honestly can’t think of anything we struggled with. We were so relaxed having everything sorted for us.
What would you do differently, if anything?
We wouldn’t change a thing 🙂 Except maybe put a little sunscreen on!
See end of article for Weddings Vendors and Wedding Budget Breakdown.
|What||How Much?||Vendor/Supplier Name|
|Ceremony Venue:||Included in the package price ($5000)||Camden Town Farm|
|Reception Venue:||Included||Camden Town Farm|
|Food:||Included||Back Galley Cafe|
Also had a family friend/photographer Caz Nowaczyk to take photo’s as well
|Invites:||$50||We bought DIY invitations from Office Works $20 for 30. Envelops from Kmart|
|Celebrant:||Included||The package includes Celebrant Rita O’Riley from Divine Celebrancy but we were lucky enough to have a close family friend (Julie Prsa) who is a celebrant do the ceremony for us|
|Entertainment (musician, photobooth):||Included|| The Old Married Couple (music)
Photobooth was also included
|Brides attire:||$75||Dress from Salvos $40 (Just happened to be half price the day I went in), Shoes $30 from Payless Shoes and veil $5 from a wedding items for sale facebook page.|
|Grooms attire:||$120||Target and Payless shoes|
|Bridesmaids:||$120||All bridesmaid outfits were purchased from eBay. Shoes purchased from Kmart|
|Groomsmen:||$130||Target and Payless Shoes|
|Paige Boy:||$25||Outfit purchased at Big W and shoes purchased from Best and Less|
|Hair and Makeup:||$100per person for both hair and makeup||Chillax Beauty and Makeup|
|Cars:||Paid for by my mother as a wedding present.||Kombi Celebrations|