Sentimental Jones wedding on island
JEMMA Calder and Steve Jones eloped to Rottnest Island on the recent March long weekend because the groom’s late father Warren Jones used to take him there as a kid.
“We had the ceremony at Catherine Bay because Steve’s father used to take them to this bay all the time when they were kids, and I never got to meet Warren so this was very sentimental to us,” Jemma said.
“We then had our reception at Little Parakeet Bay, which is a beautiful secluded, enclosed bay.”
Jemma said the reception was their favourite part of the day, with a rustic picnic set up on the beach by the Rottnest Island Authority complete with a guitarist.
“We got on so well with the guitarist that when it was time for us to cut our wedding cake, he sat down with us on the sand and we shared a huge slice of wedding cake,” she said.
“We then let three tea lights off into the ocean and watched them drift away. Steve and I are not normally the romantic type, but it was like something out of a movie.”