Rochell loves Jonathan | Contemporary Poolside Wedding

Rochell & Jonathan

Bride Rochell says her most emotional moment of her wedding day came two minutes before walking down the aisle. Then she saw how incredible everything looked, and all her family and friends waiting to celebrate, and it all melted away. 

Rochell’s husband, Jonathan, was the one who worked alongside Splash Events to create a stunning contemporary poolside wedding with style up the wazoo. 

The one moment Rochell says she will never forget is looking into her husband’s eyes and saying, “I do.” 

The pair were married on a private property in Doonan, and Rochell was kind enough to share her wedding planning journey and stories from the day with us… 

The Location

My home town. The Sunshine Coast is an amazing place so many beautiful places – why wouldn’t you (get married here)? We hired a house in Doonan with a beautiful arbor and grass area at the back of the house. We also hired the house next door to the venue house in Doonan; we didn’t want to be told at 10pm to end the party!
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Highest Priority For Our Wedding

Music! I’ve known Mia Wray for sometime; I’ve always loved her voice, and so did Jonathan. We flew Mia up from Melbourne for the our special day she worth every penny spent.

Biggest Wedding-planning Challenge

The weather. Getting married in October was a very risky move; it is the most wet season in Queensland! We were very lucky enough to have the one weekend it didn’t rain, so we could enjoy the sun and the stars throughout the day and night.Free online bridal magazine _ Summer 2020 The Bride's Tree Volume 32


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The Proposal

We were on holiday on bail, on our way to our anniversary dinner when Jonathan drop to one knee and asked me to marry him. We were both crying.. I said yes We had an amazing dinner and spent the rest of night celebrating.

Our Next Big Adventure

Jonathan and I just bought our forever home and we have a baby on the way due in July, so I would definitely say that is our next adventure.

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Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: We were very lucky to work very closely with Something for Catering, the food and drink service on our wedding day was amazing… we could not have asked for a better team.

Best money-saver: Jonathan and I have both worked in and out of hospital for 10year… we were very luck to support our friends business. We are so lucky to have amazing talented friends

Bride’s dress: Clara White Bridal

Bride’s veil: Borrowed from a friend

Bride’s shoes: Billini Shoes

Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: MJ Bale

Groom’s shoes: Julius Marlow

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Clara White Bridal

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Sportsgirl

Bridesmaids’ shoes: Billini Shoes

Honeymoon: Byron bay, we just wanted to chill out eat good food and bring a dog Charlie with us.

Number of guests: 82

Wedding budget: $40,000

Actual cost of wedding: $40,000

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Photographer: Julian Beattie | Wedding planner: Splash Events | Florist: Eyes Like Wild Flowers | Caterer: Something for Catering | Makeup artist: Cole Michelle Artistry | Hair styling: Roca Verde | Styling + decor: Splash Events | Entertainment: Mia Wray | Celebrant: Drew Candle

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Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.