“Our wedding was laughs a minute”
Felicity and Paul Jones were married at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise in 2017.
Find a little more about them and their special day below…
Tell us a few words about yourself and your partner and how you met.
We met at a local pub which we both frequented in the past but we had never crossed paths. Paul asked to wear my glasses and within seconds we silently entered a staring competition. Very quickly some signals were given and Paul went in for the kiss. Once we exchanged names we hit it off like a house on fire and have been inseparable ever since.
How did he propose?
We spend our anniversary every year having dinner at Dracula’s. On our third anniversary Paul popped the question! Nothing big in front of the crowd, but something intimate which the manager helped with.
What made your wedding day amazing?
The ability to share who we are, with our loved ones. We were also able to live stream our ceremony, so those who couldn’t make it were able to watch from home.
Was there a funny moment you would like to share?
Our wedding was laughs a minute, but one of the funniest unscripted moments was when Paul removed his jacket mid ceremony and forgot he was mic’d up. Paul put his jacket back on once he realised it was not a good idea. Also, when the celebrant mentioned kissing, Paul responded with “ewww cooties”. It took the celebrant a few minutes to compose himself!
Did you incorporate any traditions into your wedding day?
We kept all the reception traditions but the ceremony was done our way.
Did you create/do anything to make your wedding unique or show your personality?
Being very big geeks, we took the opportunity to showcase and include elements from our favourite fandoms. We did this by tailoring our accessories and our vows to suit us.
Do you have any tips for future Brides and Grooms planning a wedding?
Have fun with planning. Don’t be afraid to put your favourite ideas out there.
Where did you honeymoon?
We have a cruise honeymoon planned to North Queensland in October.
Who made it all possible?
Celebrant: Josh Withers
Photographer: Ben Wyeth Photography
Videographers: Rabbit and the Bear
Hair and Makeup: Sugar Mobile Hair & Makeup
Cake: Sugarlily Cakes
Flowers: Weared Crafts (Etsy)
Dress: Pixie Pocket (Etsy)
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Various online stores
Groom Suit: Jacket – iTailor, Vest – Tailor4less, Shirt & Pants – Ed Harry
Jeweller: James Allen (Bride) Jewellery by Johan (Groom)
Accessories: Various Etsy suppliers
Favours: Tropical Coolers