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  • Writer's pictureJacqueline Parker

Hair and Makeup for Rustic Wedding at Chapel Farm Perth: Shane and Jessica's Special Day

Bride and Groom with children in front of giant love sign with lights

On the afternoon of October 7th, 2022, after waiting 15 years for Shane to propose, Jessica Willdigg and Shane Gray tied the knot in a fairy-tale ceremony at Chapel Farm in Middle Swan, Perth. With its serene lake, farm-style aesthetic and natural surrounds , the venue created the perfect backdrop for a day filled with love, laughter, and many cherished moments.

The Ceremony

The nuptials took place in the afternoon, overlooking the picturesque lake, with all of Jessica and Shane's loved ones present. The stage was set at the base of the amphithetre, with a beautifully adorned wooden arch, decorated tastefully with vibrant native Australian flowers. The simple yet elegant charm admist the backdrop of nature's beauty reflected the couple's personalities and was the ideal place for Jessica and Shane to exchange their vows.

bride walking down the aisle with her father

The couple's three children, Charlotte, Eamon and Patrick, brought a personal and memorable touch to the ceremony by reciting a poem they had written together. Their humorous and heartfelt verses added a unique touch to the proceedings, making it a highlight of the day for everyone present.

bride and groom's children reciting poem

Creating the Look: The Perfect Hair and Makeup For a Rustic Wedding at Chapel Farm

We had the privilege of providing hair and makeup services for Jessica, her Mother Julie and her bridal party. Our talented artists, Jigs and Phoebe, worked diligently to ensure that everyone looked stunning.

Jessica’s Bridal Look

Jessica opted for a timeless and elegant look on her special day. She wore a simple yet striking white dress with a plunging neckline, side cut-outs and small train. Her bouquet was filled with Australian natives including proteas and banksias, in pinks and oranges which were offset against eucalyptus leaf sprigs.

Jigs, our expert hairstylist, created sleek Hollywood waves for Jessica. This classic hairstyle complemented her dress perfectly, adding a touch of old Hollywood glamour to her look.

Phoebe, our skilled makeup artist, crafted a natural yet glamorous makeup look for Jessica, enhancing her natural beauty with soft, neutral tones and a crisp eyeliner. She looked radiant and elegant and glowed throughout her special moment.

groom kissing bride on forehead

The Bridal Party

Jessica’s sister, Rachel, served as her bridesmaid, donning a dark moss green dress that added depth and richness to the bridal party's color palette. Rachel's two daughters, along with Jessica’s daughter, served as junior bridesmaids and wore charming burnt orange dresses, creating a cohesive and warm aesthetic that complemented the rustic theme. Jigs styled Rachel’s hair in soft waves similar to Jessica’s, ensuring a harmonious look for the bridal party.

Bridal party and flower girls

The Reception

After the ceremony, guests moved to the reception area, an undercover space that exuded vintage charm. With stone walls, wooden beams, and whimsical fairy lights, the area felt cozy and inviting. A vintage chaise and wine barrels added to the rustic decor, creating a perfect setting for the evening's celebrations.

The reception featured a romantic life-sized L-O-V-E sign, softly illuminated with light bulbs, which became the focal point on the dance floor.

Celebrations and Speeches

The evening began with a cocktail-style service featuring an array of delicious canapés. Guests mingled, enjoyed the food, and soaked in the happy atmosphere. A standout moment was the heartfelt speech delivered by Jessica’s father, Patrick. His words of love, pride, and joy brought many to tears and added a palpable depth to the evening.

bride and groom dancing in black and white

Dancing the Night Away

As the night progressed, the dance floor came alive with music and laughter. Guests danced under the twinkling fairy lights, the giant L-O-V-E sign providing the perfect atmosphere for countless photos and celebratory moments.

Reflections on a Beautiful Day

Reflecting on this beautiful day, we at Jacqueline Parker Creative feel incredibly honored to have been a part of Jessica and Shane’s wedding. The serene setting of Chapel Farm, combined with the couple's undeniable love, made it a truly unforgettable event.

Our team, Jigs and Phoebe, put their hearts into creating the perfect bridal hair and makeup looks for Jessica and her bridal party. Their dedication to their craft and attention to detail ensured that everyone looked and felt their best on this special day.


At Jacqueline Parker Creative, we cherish the opportunity to be a part of such special moments. Our commitment to providing top-tier mobile hair and makeup services ensures that every bride feels like a star on her big day. We are dedicated to making your wedding day as beautiful and memorable as possible with our expertise and passion. If you would like to know how we can help you with beautiful wedding hair and makeup in Perth, contact us today.

Congratulations to Jessica and Shane, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wonderful journey. May your lives together be filled with endless love, happiness, and beautiful moments.

Bride, groom and children on wedding day


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