Fantasy Friday ~ An Outdoor Winter Ceremony on a Candlelit Mountain Top

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Look how beautiful!!! Seriously, could ya’ bust? Totally reminds me of my fantasy bachelorette party post!! Now, imagine getting married on a mountain top, and then partying the night away at this beautiful venue. Right? Can I get a, “fuck yeah”?!! Seriously, talk about a memorable evening (or weekend!)! And, know what I absolutely love about Jessi (and Nick)? This girl had the balls to get married outside (as in host the ceremony outside!!) in March! WOW! That’s pretty impressive and unique! Although, when you see all the incredible deets, bridey, you won’t be too surprised.  

Pepper, with Pepper Nix Photography, (my new FAVE and FAB photographer!) asked the bride quite a few questions about her wedding plans, overall experience, etc. My favorite? Scroll down and see Jessi’s advice for future brides…. Clearly, Jessi was a Bitchless Bride! Enjoy!

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Why a Mountain Wedding? Nick and I love to ski. It is something we have been doing since we were very young. Additionally, when we first started dating it was something we did together several times a week. We also love, love, love the mountains, fresh air, and fantastic perspective their majesty brings!16 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040549_low 17 Cummings Mengis.006 18 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040606_low 19 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040619_low 20 Cummings Mengis.007 20 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040628_low 21 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040639_low 22 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040679_low 23 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040688_low 24 Cummings Mengis.008 25 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040753_low

I had all my bridesmaids pick their own dresses. I told them blue, above the knee, and no sleeves. They all picked out dresses that were incredibly flattering and somehow it worked out. Additionally they all wore printed black tights. I bought them coats and boots to keep them warm. One of my bridesmaids, Christina, made muffs (instead of flowers) and we all had a fantastic time making crass poses with them. (HA! Obviously, BB LOVES this!)25 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040763_low

Any advice you have for future brides? Take a deep breath when you are up front and look at everyone who is supporting you. Two, don’t get so caught up in the details that you forget what you are doing, joining two people together. Three, surround yourself with people you love…don’t be obligated to invite people or put people in your bridal party who you don’t want there. Four, hire someone to do things the day of…it was the best decision we made. Five, make a weekend of it. We did a pub crawl on Friday night and it was so fun. We had many activities and stayed together, so it felt like a vacation!26 Cummings Mengis.009 26 Cummings Mengis.010 26 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040774_low 27 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040784_low 28 Cummings Mengis.011 28 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040794_low 28 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040818_low

We wanted something less traditional, so we opted for a brown cake with swirls. Honestly, Nick and I were hanging out with my aunt and she asked us a couple questions about what we liked and what we absolutely didn’t want. In the end we told he she had complete creative control and the cake was deish! So many people came up to us and told us it was the best cake they had ever had, maybe it was because there was no fondant! 29 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040822_low 29 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040858_low 30 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040856_low 31 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040925_low 32 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040916_low

Hated? One of my good friends worked with a very prestigious designer in NY, and needless to say she has a lot of experience lacing up gown. So naturally she laced me up. Everything was fine until we started dancing…I almost passed out because it was so tight. Amy, bridesmaid, loosened it on the dance floor, while we were dancing, as if nothing had happened. 33 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12040970_low 34 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12041081_low 35 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12041006_low 36 Cummings Mengis.014 37 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12041013_low 38 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12041014_low 39 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12041035_low 40 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12041147_low 40 Cummings_Mengis_Pepper_Nix_Photography_12041173_low



Surrounded by friends and family, Carla & Josh held their romantic ‘touch of vintage’ wedding in the magical Gold Coast Hinterland.

When and how did you meet?

Joshy and I met eight years ago when we were 18 years old at Griffith University in the Library. We had a mutual friend and would have weekly study dates (sounds very geeky) but we would just talk, laugh and annoy everyone who was trying to study.

I then changed degrees and moved to Bond a few years later. The mutual friend messaged me one night to have a coffee at 3 Beans in Broadbeach. Joshy was there and we just hit it off, talking and drinking coffee until 3am! From that night we had lots of dates and hang outs until 3 months later he eventually kissed me! We fell very much in love and have been inseparable since. Four years later Joshy asked me to marry him.

How did you get engaged?
Joshy asked me to take a Monday off in February 2013 as he wanted to take me away for the weekend. I didn’t suspect anything as he always does the most thoughtful things for me. We went to Crystal Creek retreat Rainforest which is the most beautiful place I have ever seen! It was perfect, with a wooden cabin, lots of wine and nature surrounding you. He made me a dinner that night, asked me to dance with him on the deck and got down on one knee. Through all the tears I said yes! 2_MG_0016

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How did you go about the planning process?
I am a marketing and events planner and have had lots of experience in planning large events. I just knew what I wanted for our wedding. Simple, timeless and romantic. I had lots of connections within the wedding industry and had a friend as a florist, friend as a makeup artist and so on. My mum helped me a lot with the little things and we made lots of  DIY personal decorations. Joshy’s dad is an artist so he was also very involved. I didn’t find it stressful at all and would do a little every week for the first couple of months. The day was so organised and just flowed beautifully.

What was the theme or inspiration for your wedding?
We got married at Boomerang Farm. It was perfect for us. We said our vows under the tree house, had a garden party with wine barrels and white umbrellas and had the reception in the barn. As soon as I saw this location I knew this was it! The barn was so personal and had so much personality. Our theme had a touch of vintage. I just wanted thousands of candles and fairy lights which made the wedding so romantic!

I know it’s hard to choose, but what was the best part of the day?
Saying our vows and hearing my husband’s speech!.

Any advice for our brides-to-be?
Yes, start the organising early Do a bit every week and it won’t be as over whelming! The wedding should symbolise you both.

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