Real Weddings

Alice and Gabe
Hedges Estate

Photography by Jesse and Jessie

"In 2019, we were travelling to the Philippines for me to meet Gabe's family. We wanted to have an extra treat for just the two of us, so, as a little getaway, we took a trip for a few days to the beautiful beaches of Boracay. It was early in the morning, and we were sharing a quiet, intimate moment sitting under the palm trees on a secluded part of the beach, chatting and enjoying each other's company. Gabe asked me to close my eyes, then he got on one knee, kissed me, and proposed to me! It was a proposal that was very "us." Gabe, however, didn't tell me to open my eyes, so it ended up being a bit of a funny moment as I didn't know whether to open my eyes or keep them closed all the while, haha. After that, we went to the hotel's breakfast buffet for some delicious Filipino food to start our day and continued to have a fantastic rest of the trip! Our relationship is very much centred around love and expressing that love. We wanted our wedding to be full of love and warmth. We wanted it to be a day our family and friends, those closest to us, could look back fondly on. We envisioned a venue where we could entertain our guests with numerous giant games out on wide green fields and live music to accompany the myriad of food, drinks and dessert served throughout the day. These included homemade recipe sangrias and carefully chosen canapés to the custom-made buffet and dessert menus. We wanted our wedding theme to be classic, with white and green colours, to fit the aesthetic of the beautiful venue we found. We coordinated the bridesmaid dresses, table settings and lush flower decorations to complement one another and the venue. We planned a romantic wedding, and our day turned out just perfect: romantic and dreamy from start to finish. It's tough to pick one thing that's particularly special to us. Every place, every song, and every food that we've thoroughly enjoyed has become a very memorable and cherished aspect of our lives together - from exploring a foreign country together on our first trip overseas to Japan to all the trips after that, including the Philippines, Singapore and soon Hawaii. Raglan was extraordinary for the beautiful beach and sunset for our engagement photo shoot with Dan and Jina. One thing that is probably the most special to us right now is our wedding songs playlist. This was a curated list of songs we found and grew to love. It played through our entire reception, and we felt like it really captured the emotions and feelings of the wedding. Again, it was very much "us." Every time we want to relive the feelings and emotions of the wedding, we sit together and listen to that playlist."

Thanks to all the contributing vendors:

Photography: Jesse and Jessie
Dress: Jessica Bridal (Wedding Societe Label)
Suits: Rembrandt
Venue: Hedges Estate
Music: David Haslett Music
Catering: Viola Kitchen
Cake & sweets: ButterDream Cakery
Stationery: Inkberry
Videography: Valo Photo & Cinema
Streaming: Mata Films
Lawn games: Woodbotherer Games Hire
Furniture hire: Insphire Wedding Hire
Cutlery: Folio Hire
Décor: The Pretty Prop Shop
Hair: Hair by Yujin
Makeup: Makeup by Ellie Choi
Florals: Sarah's Garden