By Sally Hughes, Melbourne Marriage Celebrant
the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Jess and Rob met briefly while traveling through Europe. Serendipitously, a year later they met again at a local football match. The following week their paths crossed yet again at, of all places, at an ATM in the city and then, when Rob asked Jess to join him at a party the following week, they discovered that Jess was invited too. And so it would seem that the universe was conspiring to unite these genetically blessed humans.
Jess and Rob were married at The Glasshaus in Cremorne - a garden nursery by day and event space by night, situated in a quiet street just off the hustle and bustle of Swan Street in Richmond. It's a venue where fiddle leaf figs the height of giraffes adorn the walls and where ferns are suspended from timber ceiling rafters en masse. It's one where the last rays of the afternoon sun filter through from directly overhead, creating magnificent opportunities for photographers and stylists alike. It really is a space unlike any other in Melbourne.
And so it made absolute sense that Jess, one half of the popular wedding photography duo Flash 2 Flash Photography, and her Rob, chose this unique space to be married. It also came as no surprise that they assembled a team of industry superstars; I Got You Babe & Co, Belinda Fitzpatrick Events , Enriched Productions and Made With Love Bridal, to style, co ordinate and capture their day.
Jess and Rob's ceremony was informal, interactive and often humorous... oh and rather loud too (especially when their well-meaning Celebrant delivered a recap of their vows - a recap that several guests interpreted as a double entendre!)
Their reception followed nearby at Rupert on Rupert, another non-traditional wedding venue, where funny speeches, dancing and some clever DIY wedding dress alterations ensued.