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Call me by your name


Jarrad Clark + Jarrod Serafine


Words: Damien Woolnough


31th July 2018

As a leading figure in the fashion industry Aussie expat Jarrad Serafine-Clark makes the dreams of John Galliano, Julie de Libran at Sonia Rykiel and countless luxury labels come true. His greatest production, however is his marriage to Jarrod Serafine-Clark.

In an open letter during the Australian same sex marriage plebiscite Jarrad described the special day in New York.

"This moment offered us a new level of calm, and as we said our vows to love, respect, and above all else trust each other to be there no matter how bad the cards fell our hearts swelled with pride,” Jarrad wrote.

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"This day humbled us, as we realised getting married was truly an honourable gift, never to be taken for granted."

Ceremony

Home. Germantown, New York.

Suits

Jarrod wore Alexander McQueen

Jarrad wore Maison Margiela

Shoes

Jarrod wore Dolce & Gabbana

Jarrad wore Jimmy Choo

Rings

Tiffany & Co.

 

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Fragrance

Jazz Club by Maison Margiela

Wedding Party

Jarrad's best men Adrian Bartels and Miro and best woman Natalie Frid .

Jarrod's best man Josh Dieffenbacher and best women Syb Hayes and Lara Jochim.

Celebrant

Our dear friend and fellow Aussie Michelle Sullivan.

"It all happened so fast and was so empowering."

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Music 

Our wedding revolved around music we both loved. It included an original song by Justin Jesso A Beautiful Night. At the ceremony he sang Barry White's You Are The First, My Last, My Everything.

Highlights

"Saying our vows and the sense of calm that enveloped us both. We were so worried about the moment but it all happened so fast and was so empowering."

Reception

In our backyard in Germantown, in the capable hands of our Master of Ceremonies and bestie Alex Zabotto-Bentley.

 

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Guests

Our amazing friends and family who travelled from Australian and Europe to join us including Jayson Brunsdon, Jack and Rachael Bedwani, Nikki Andrews, Kat Vidovic, Michael Murphy, April Grieves, Marco Maccapani and Mark Coppleson.

Menu

Everything local. We had a cheese and charcuterie table, burrata and tomato salad and BBQ beef and prawns.

Cake

We had two of our favourites, tiramisu and pavlova.

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Mothers of the grooms.

Drinks

In season peach Moscow mules.

Moet & Chandon champagne.

Local Hudson Valley (Germantown) wines.

Music

All the music was performed by Grammy-nominated performer Justin Jesso. Hear our playlist here.

Followed by DJ Peace Biscuit by the pool for dancing.

First Dance

A Beautiful Night – an original song by Justin Jesso

Highlights

The speeches, especially a story our mothers shared. A week before the wedding they met for the first time and were able to get to know each other. They discovered to our surprise that we were both named after the same TV character from The Big Valley.

Honeymoon

London, Santorini, Mykonos.

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