Photos by:

Shane Shepherd

Today’s couple met and began dating while living 7,760 miles apart, proving that love knows no geographical boundaries. Brandi and Jarith married each other in the groom’s home country of Australia, bringing on board the talented Shane Shepherd and Twig & Grace for photography and styling. One thing’s for sure — we can never get enough of romantic stories like this one!

Australian wedding for a couple who met on Instagram - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

From the photographer, Shane Shepherd: Jarith & Brandi have one of the most incredible back stories of any couple I’ve ever met. If I were some mathematical genius I’d say something like ‘the probability of them finding each other was 1,000,000,000,000 to 1…’ They met each other on Instagram, and shortly after started dating while living 7,760 miles apart.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding party - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

groomsmen - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

winter bouquet - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

ceremony chairs - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

ceremony chairs - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding ceremony - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding ceremony - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

ceremony recessional - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

tattooed bride - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

bride with tattoos - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding portrait - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Their wedding was as much a celebration of overcoming some serious obstacles to be together. The entire day was just full of hugs and happy tears, and the party at the end of the night was huuuuge. Jarith is a drummer, his Dad Mike is a guitarist, his Brother Brannon is a DJ and basically all their friends are musicians. There were guitar solo battles and dance-offs until the early morning. Special mention to Dezley & Mick from Twig & Grace (who also happen to be Jarith’s parents) for their jaw dropping setup and styling of the ceremony and reception. Next level!

tented reception - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden reception - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

reception tables - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden tented reception - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

reception decor - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden tent reception - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

vintage decor - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding chairs - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

wedding favors - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

sweetheart table - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

dessert table - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

garden reception - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

layered cakes - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

night wedding - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

Ruffled - photo by Shane Shepherd https://ruffledblog.com/australian-wedding-for-a-couple-who-met-on-instagram

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Shane Shepherd

Event Styling, Decor, and Flowers

Twig & Grace

Venue

Capriole

Wedding Dress and Veil

Pretty Macabre

Wedding Shoes

ModCloth

Hair and Makeup

Surrender Dorothy Hair Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

CC's Bridal Boutique

Groom's Suit

MenzMode

Groom's Shoes

Industrie

Catering

Bon Appetit Events Noosa

Wedding Cake

Buttercups

Marquee

Equip 4 Hire

1 comments
  • Rebecca Dermen

    Cute! Instagram is just phenomenal. This is like a modern day fairy tale and the prince and princess look amazing. Rustic and elegant mashed together to form something truly genuine. I love it! I wonder what her wedding garter was like. Brides looking for a vintage floral garter would love the Glam Garters Sophia garter. Find it at http://www.glamgarters.com