"At the end of the day you’re marrying the person you love and the little things become irrelevant in that moment."

Kris & Jord Elements Collective, Fortitude Valley 03.04.2021

5 days before the wedding Greater Brisbane went into a 3 day snap lockdown with potential to be extended after community transmitted COVID cases had broken out. The rest of the week was filled with  highs and lows. On Wednesday 3 days before the wedding, we received news that the entire bucks party group (every male on the guest list) had to get a COVID test. Thursday morning we received fantastic news that the lockdown would be lifted at midday and the wedding would be able to go ahead. By Thursday night we received negative test results accompanied by the news that we were allowed to dance at our reception and the wedding was on.

Our perfect day could go ahead…

Tell us how you met

we were both asked to take part in a photo for the courier mail, advertising tEacher wages whilst at university. We both thought we were getting shots individually but when we arrived we noticed each other straight away. We were too nervous to ask each other’s names but as fate turned out we were paired in the same tutorial class a few days later.

The proposal

We travelled from Bamaga (Cape York) to Paris. The morning of the proposal I carefully placed and locked the ring in my suitcase for safe keeping. In all the excitement, I locked the key for the padlock inside the suitcase as well. After walking for an hour in the rain to the Eiffel Tower, we decided to jump in a cab for the rest of the way which was roughly 500m. With the help of India Jord’s sister we found the perfect spot in front of the Eiffel Tower and I bent down to one knee and asked Jord to spend the rest of her life with me. In between the tears, she said yes!

“The All Important Details.”

Ceremony & Reception location: Elements Collective, Fortitude Valley

Gown: Madi Lane – Shoes: Forever New – Wedding bands and engagement rings: Engagement- 8 carrot diamond from Argyle Jewelers

Wedding Ring Jord – 14 carrot white gold from Michael Hill. Kris- Brushed titanium, Richardson Jewelers

Celebrant: Jo-Ellen Moynihan

Wedding Coordinator: Leah Clark

Hair: Backstage Beauty – Bridal party attire: Hallestien Brothers & Chancery

Make-up: Backstage Beauty

Flowers: Family – Cake: Mrs Darlene McColl – MC: Mr Matthew Parkinson

Videography: Geoff at Motion Art

Honeymoon: Hamilton Island, Whitsundays

Funniest Moment

The best man speech

Favourite Wedding Day moment

Seeing each other at the aisle

Advice for other COUPLES

Don’t sweat the small stuff. At the end of the day you’re marrying the person you love and the little things become irrelevant in that moment

Special Thanks To ....

Special thanks to every single person who helped and sent well wishes to make the day happen after such a crazy build up, particularly Jords sister India who travelled from England, spent 14 days in quarantine in Adelaide on her way to Brisbane just in time for the big day.

What did you love about Ben ??..

Ben is absolutely fantastic. He is so personable, exceptional communicator and his work is second to none. He was extremely professional and made everything so easy to understand and seamless. He made both of us feel comfortable and ensure it was the most special day of our lives.

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