Harriet & Jacob – High School Sweethearts

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This wedding holds quite a special place in my heart because Harri & Jake hold a special place in my heart. Here are a few words from Jake about how they met:

“I was 17 and Harriet was 16. I remember Harriet adding me on Facebook – I had never spoken to her in my life, but I recognised her from around school and accepted her request. A few months later, I was playing on the band at my church and saw her walk in. I told myself I had to go and introduce myself and say hi! Before I got my chance, she left.

For weeks I felt terrible for not getting the chance to say ‘hi’. Remembering that she added me on Facebook, I sent her a message. We hit it off and talked non stop for months! We started having the occasional hug in the schoolyard and chatting more frequently in person. I went along to her year 10 graduation ceremony and WHOAH, I realised I could not keep my eyes off her. We made eye contact probably 20 times in the space of an hour and the flirting continued afterwards. It was this moment that I realised how special she was to me!”

These high school sweethearts had an EPIC wedding celebration at Poacher’s Pantry, just outside of Canberra. After their beautiful ceremony at the Fitters Workshop in Kingston, I was lucky enough to be given 2 hours for the portrait session with Harri & Jake, which gave us puh-lenty of time to play around. Followed by one of the most amazing flash mobs I have ever witnessed, this wedding will always go down as one of the greats.

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Photography: Henry Paul Photography | Florist: Lily Grace Flowers | Engagement Ring: Michael Hill Jewellers | Videographer: Gravity X Media | Celebrant: Pastor Mark Raymond | Ceremony Venue: Fitters Workshop, Kingston | Reception Venue: Poachers Pantry, Hall | Catering: Poachers Pantry Wedding | Entertainment: Ryan David Music | Cake / Dessert: Kelsey Sutton | Invitations / Stationery: Designs by a Rose | Event Furniture / Prop Hire: Love Me Tender, Dream hire Design (Lawn Games) | Bride’s Wedding Band: Michael Hill Jewellers | Groom’s Wedding Band: The Wooden Circle Co. | Bridal Boutique: L’Armour Boutique, Melbourne | Shoes: Irregular Choice | Accessories: Poetry Designs | Hair: Kristy Norris | Makeup: Angela Voce Artistry | Bridesmaid dresses: Les Demoiselle | Groom’s Suit: ASOS | Suspenders: Moshi Leather | Bow Tie: OOTA | Shoes: Peter Jackson | Watch: MVMT | Barber / Grooming: MOE & CO. Groomsmen Suits: ASOS