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Jade-Leigh and Craig’s Love Story

The Proposal

On the night of their wedding at Flaxton Gardens, newlyweds Jade and Craig performed their first dance to Ruelle’s ‘I Get to Love You’. With its beautiful and intimate lyrics, the song has always resonated with the couple and seemed perfect for their celebration.

Just like the first tender words of the ballad, ‘One look at you, My whole life falls in line,’ Jade and Craig connected the moment they met through mutual friends. As they fell in love, walks along Moffat Beach became a favourite pastime and provided for a sentimental proposal. After a morning walk, the pair stopped on the headland and Jade turned around to find Craig ‘down on one knee with my grandmother’s antique ring, which he had restored. It was so beautiful and such a meaningful place for us. I instantly said yes.’

A Wedding of Simple Elegance

The couple planned to tie the knot at Flaxton Gardens, where sweeping hinterland views and a sophisticated venue would offer a romantic atmosphere. Jade told us that ‘simple and elegant’ was the theme of their wedding, complete with a passionate red and pink colour scheme. To ensure the wedding ran smoothly, the staff at Flaxton Gardens offered quality advice and provided numerous wedding inclusions and decorations. Jade said the best piece of advice she and Craig received was to ‘take time for ourselves on the day and breathe.’

Love is a Journey

The Flaxton Gardens Team were exceedingly helpful to Jade as she was eight months pregnant at the time of the wedding, fitting with the song’s line, ‘And they say love is a journey.’ According to Jade, ‘the staff were so attentive to me and went out of their way to help me with anything I needed.’ Five weeks later, the couple gave birth to a beautiful baby boy!

The presence of Jade and Craig’s first child made their marriage all the more meaningful. He was there amongst their love when Jade ‘walked in and saw [her] future husband standing at the altar.’ Craig was also delighted, ‘seeing my beautiful wife walk down the aisle and celebrating our marriage with our close family and friends.’

Echoing the Ruelle lyrics, ‘Forever I’m yours, forever I do’, the loving couple were blessed with marriage and a family at the same time. Flaxton Gardens wishes all the best for Jade and Craig as they embark on a new journey together with their son.

The Wedding Team:

  • CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE: Flaxton Gardens 
  • INVITATIONS: Vistaprint 
  • CELEBRANT: Mignon Auguszczak – Marry me Minnie 
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Luke Middlemiss 
  • BRIDE’S DRESS:  Ferrari Bridal 
  • BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES:  Various 
  • HAIR: Suzanne Moore Wedding Hair 
  • MAKEUP: Kim Bartlett – Shima and Gloss 
  • SUITS: Roger David 
  • FLOWERS:  The Posy Co 
  • CAKE:  Divine Frosting 
  • THEMING/DECORATIONS: Bride 
  • MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT:  Moby Disc 
  • CARS OR OTHER TRANSPORT: Colin Moore – Ferrari 

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