Jacqui and Dale decided to marry on the exact date of their 10 year anniversary as a couple. Monday weddings aren’t common, but it turned out that there were quite a few advantages to their date falling on a Monday.
The couple booked the Simply Elope package with Elope Brisbane, which includes a local celebrant and photographer. They booked the arbour ceremony space and function deck at Redland Bay Golf Club for their ceremony. Jacqui’s sister helped out with the organising, and created beautiful rustic centrepieces with sage green round mats, slices of timber, tea lights, and white flowers in milk jars. Dale and the couple’s young son wore matching sage green bow ties.
Jacqui, her daughters, and her father all arrived in a turquoise blue Chevrolet classic car. They walked down the aisle to the song, “Ocean Eyes,” by Billie Eilish. Celebrant Cheryl Landsberry asked Jacqui’s dad for his best wishes for the couple, then he kissed his daughter on the cheek and shook the groom’s hand before taking his seat in the front row. With the groom’s mum communicating in Auslan, Cheryl signed to ask if she welcomed bride Jacqui into the family. We then paused to remember Dale’s father, whose ashes and photo were placed on a seat at the front of the ceremony.
With young children, Dale and Jacqui agreed that a morning ceremony and lunch reception would suit them best, and their family and friends were glad of the excuse for a day off work to celebrate with them.