Jay Sue and Jon Harwood
Scenes from the wedding of Jay Sue and Jon Harwood. Photo: Skipping Stone Photography
JON HARWOOD AND JAY SUE
PYMBLE UNITING CHURCH AND WATERVIEW RESTAURANT, BEROWRA WATERS, NSW
Jon and Jay met while they were both studying actuarial studies together at Macquarie University. “We were friends for a few years before we started dating in 2004,” says Jay.
Jon was determined to make the proposal a surprise so he decided to do it in front of all their family and friends while they were out celebrating Jay’s birthday. At first she was speechless, but after some prompting she said yes.
The wedding day
They wanted a relaxed and personal wedding and tried to incorporate as many meaningful touches as possible. They carefully selected music that was significant from their time together and memorised their vows so they could look into each other’s eyes while they made them. They were joined by 120 guests at Pymble Uniting Church for the ceremony and 70 at the reception. “Jon didn’t realise that my dress would be red, and when he saw me he could hardly keep the tears from his eyes,” says Jay. They chose to have an afternoon tea at Swain Gardens in Killara with all the guests so they could have a more intimate reception at Waterview Restaurant in Berowra Waters.
Jay wore a strapless, red, A-line taffeta gown. It featured asymmetrical ruching on the bodice and a brooch at the waist to cinch up the skirt. It also had pleated detailing in the skirt and a chapel train. It came from Peter Trends in Roseville. “I always thought I’d wear white but when I saw it I knew it was the one,” says Jay.
A four-tiered chocolate mud cupcake tower decorated with strawberries. It came from Little Pieces of Heaven.
The photos were taken by Nick from Skipping Stone Photography.
They went to Antarctica and South America for five weeks with a company called Chimu Adventures. “Being in Antarctica was a truly magical experience and we were very glad that we chose that destination,” says Jay.
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