“From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one
As she stared in my eyes and smiled
For her lips were the colour of the roses
They grew down the river, all bloody and wild”
From Where the Wild Roses Grow by Nick Cave & The Wild Seeds
When one of your best friends is a wedding photographer and you get engaged, things like this awesome shoot can happen! Not only did Kate and Jed have an engagement shoot, but together with Sarah from Sarah Hearts Photography and some local suppliers, they upped their game and created some 1990s styled shoot magic!
From the Photographer, Sarah
“When I first saw Katie and Jed as a couple on Facebook, I was like ‘you didn’t tell me you were dating Kurt Cobain’ haha! So when they asked me to be their photographer, I was like ‘yaaassssss let’s do this!’
“I’ve known Katie since we were 15 (we’re both now 29), so I knew she would be up for whatever crazy ideas I had. I set up a picnic of exotic elements, including veggies as they both love healthy food and Jed is gluten free. Then of course we had to have outfit changes, their adorable pooches, cool glasses, smoke bombs and then because Katie is a total legend, she got wet at the end! I also bought a ridiculously expensive bunch of fresh Columbian roses and got my awesome florist to flick black paint on them.
“I think they both killed it, and I can’t wait to capture their wedding. Coolest couple ever as these photos are for their wedding invitations! Rock ‘n’ roll, baby!”
From Bride-To-Be, Katie
“Jed and I met while I was working as a bartender, and he used to come up and have beers on a Sunday afternoon, and I would sit and chat with him on my cigarette break.
“It’s hard to describe why we love each other, we just do – we have a mutual connection physically as well as spiritually. We are best friends that have an undeniable chemistry, that laugh always and just understand each other in a way others don’t.
“Jed proposed to me while we were travelling our way through Europe, in the unique city of Venice in Italy. We placed a lock with our names on it on the Bridge of Accademia, and it was there he asked me to marry him.
“The ring was carried all the way through customs of each country for two weeks in one of Jed’s socks in his luggage to keep it hidden from me. I thought it was a little strange that he kept wearing the same socks for so long and didn’t change into the others!
“Our future plan is to live a happy and full life together and hopefully be blessed with children one day. I am so excited to become Mrs Chapman next May!”
Photography | Sarah Hearts Photography
HMUA | Streaks Ahead
Floral designer | Floriffic Flowers
Creative director | Arozona
Cheese | Colin James Fine Food
Fresh fruit & veg | Mifsud’s Fresh Fruit Barn
Borlotti beans and eggplant proudly from the photographer’s garden
Wine | Penfolds
Bread | Bakers Delight
Smoke cartridges | Fire and Rescue Australia