As well as wanting to marry Walter, Rochelle had hoped to one day own a parrot. “I had my heart set on getting an alexandrine parrot for myself after the wedding…” she explains, unaware at the time that Walter was already one step ahead. “The morning of the wedding he hand delivered [the parrot] whilst I was in the shower and I was left with a note once he had left to look outside and there she was. It was pretty special!”
It was an exciting start to an extraordinary day held at The Old Farm in Port Arthur, Tasmania. “… We had heard things about this amazing barn in the Port Arthur region”, says Rochelle who spent 14 months sourcing decorations, furniture and a handful of talented vendors including Eric Ronald, Light Noise Films and Off On My Bicycle for their vintage inspired celebration.
“The photographer and videographer, they were awesome and worth every cent, in fact I feel we owe them more for their service.” A graphic designer, she also designed their invitations and wedding favour tags. “Our wedding favours for the 90s kids were custom loot bags filled with old school fun lollies”.
The sweetest thing about their day however, (besides the cake complete with a Grain and Co topper) was Walter’s reaction when he saw Rochelle in her custom lace gown made by Eva Tomala Couture. “The overall process took around nine months… The overall experience was I must admit a little tiring coming from another state to organise it and fittings etc but it was totally worth it and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.”
In fact there’s not a lot Rochelle would change – their chic reception was beautifully styled with succulents, recycled glass jars and rustic furniture and their tequila bar was a huge hit (and gave their guests plenty of confidence on the dance floor). Plus she got a new pet parrot, a wedding ring and her favourite people all under the one roof. Oh yeah, and a husband.
To see more work from legendary photographer Eric Ronald click here and here. To read our full interview with the brains behind Light Noise Films (also featured here) be sure to pick up your copy of issue ten on sale now at selected newsagents nationally (and across the ditch in NZ) or online via Mag Nation.
CREDITS Photos Eric Ronald // Bridal gown and veil Eva Tomala Couture, fabric D’Italia // Hair piece and bridesmaid gifts Francesca Collections // Robes and bridesmaid gifts Cotton On Body and Susans // Shoes Wittner // Accessories Mimco and Blissful Collections via Etsy // Hair Jabeks and B&S Hair Studio // Makeup Blushed // Rings Tishe and Angus & Coote // Bridesmaid dresses, grooms socks and groomsmen shirts ASOS // Bridesmaid shoes City Beach // Bridesmaid gifts Peter Alexander, Marc Jacobs and KawaiiSakuraHandmade via Etsy // Groom jacket and groom and groomsmen pants Politix // Grooms shirt Jack London // Grooms shoes YD // Pet accessories Country Leather // Florist EB and Flo // Ceremony and reception the The Old Farm, TAS // Catering Olive Tree Catering // Cake Cake Chaos // Cake topper Grain and Co // Stationery Off On My Bicycle and Pretty Packaging via Etsy // Printer Vistaprint // Decorative elements Hanging in the Country via Etsy // Prop hire Rollins Hire // Signage Colour Copy Centre // Entertainment The Big Swifty // Celebrant Vivien Ryde // Cinematographer Light Noise Films.