Justin and Leah were introduced to each other by their friend Krystle at the Cambridge Hotel in April 2007. After a handshake and cheeky wink, Leah says she was immediately hooked on Justin.
Twelve years later, on 15th June 2019 Justin and Leah were married on the beautiful estate of Wallalong House surrounded by 180 of the couple’s family and friend’s.
Leah tells us they chose this venue for their wedding day because “Wallalong is an incredible property. The gardens are so well kept and gorgeously designed that it doesn’t need any extras added. The owners have styled the house with antiques, paintings that are sympathetic to the main houses original design. Really, everywhere you look at Wallalong House is interesting and beautiful. It has so many beautiful places to photograph and be photographed. We fell in love with the grounds immediately. Plus Justin’s dad is originally from Morpeth, so that held some meaning as well”.
We asked the happy couple what some of their favourite memories of their special day were and Justin tells us “There are so many to choose from, me saying “with this wing” instead of ring was a crowd pleaser, so too was sneaking Blink 182 lyrics into the ceremony, learning a small bit of Italian to slip into my vows, brought a few tears to the eyes of many. However, sharing the day with our kids, was what really topped it off.” While Leah says her favourite memory was “just finally marrying Justin.”And adds “Our wedding day was everything we wanted with everyone we wanted there. We had so many friends and family that partied with us that made it so unforgettable. I loved that our kids were involved. They looked so gorgeous. If I have to be a bit cheeky though, My Nonnas face when she saw that my bridal gown was black was pretty priceless, although not as obvious as my dad’s guffaw when I was saying my vows and told Justin that I ‘refuse to obey’ him.”
Justin and Leah didn’t have a particular theme for their wedding day but say “we knew we wanted it to be us, and not too traditional but still holding onto some tradition.”
The couple shared their first dance to Lovesong by The Cure and chose it because it’s Justin’s favourite song. Leah adds, “We had different versions of it play throughout the wedding. The version by Adele was the song playing when the bridesmaids walked down the aisle.”
Steering from a traditional wedding suit, Justin wore a made to measure dinner jacket in burgundy velvet with a black satin lapel and made to measure black trousers by Rundle Tailoring, white French cuff shirt and black tie and Geoffrey Beene tie bar which tied back perfectly to the bridesmaid’s eclectic mix of velvet outfits. As the couple’s children were an important part of their special day, their 5 year old son, Max also had his wedding outfit made to measure by Rundle Tailoring – an exact replica of his Dad’s outfit…only smaller! Justin’s groomsmen looked suave in their Wolf Kanat black Autograph suits, white french cuff shirts and black ties.
When asked about his Rundle Tailoring experience, Justin tells us “Andrew and the team were incredible in executing everything that I wanted and were extremely accommodating when helping out my groomsmen, even those that weren’t in town or even the country. They made sure every detail was seen too and were extremely patient when it came to fitting out our 5 year old son. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”
Rundle Wedding Tip:
If you’re at a loss for how to customise your look, one of the easiest considerations to make is looking to the season. If your wedding takes place in Autumn or Winter, get playful with textures like velvet and rich colours like burgundy to take your look beyond traditional black and white.