French-Inspired Outdoor Australian Wedding
We teared up when Joelene told us the story of her wedding day. She says it best.
From the bride:
Rohan proposed to me whilst we were on holiday in Bali celebrating our 10 year¬†anniversary. It was such a magical and emotional time.¬†We knew straight away that we wanted to get married in Northern NSW,¬†Australia, as we spent most of our weekends as teenagers road tripping there for¬†surf. It was also a great opportunity to get our 50 guests away for the weekend.¬†The location we chose was a beautiful French-inspired country guesthouse called¬†Deux Belettes. It was the perfect location for an intimate and romantic wedding.¬†The very first thing we knew we had to do when we started planning was book¬†Jonas Peterson as our photographer. The second thing was finding my dress.¬†My mum, sister and I milked it and took a long weekend to Sydney, Australia. It¬†was Jenny Packham who ultimately caught my eye and we all bawled our eyes out¬†when I found ‚Äėthe one‚Äô.
Our wedding day, with the risk of sounding clich√©, was honestly everything we¬†had ever dreamed it would be. It was a little more wet then we had hoped for but¬†not for a second did that dampen our day. My sister was my maid of honour and¬†Rohan had his best friend by his side. We were all hoping that the rainy weather¬†would pass in time for our ceremony and thankfully it did. We had someone on¬†our side.
Sadly I lost my beautiful mum to cancer 4 months before our wedding day. This was¬†undoubtedly the hardest and saddest time in my life, but I had Rohan, my rock,¬†by my side every step of the way. Having our wedding to look forward to, for not¬†just us but also my family, was what helped us all through such a tough time.¬†It was evident that mum wasn‚Äôt missing from the day though. I had been¬†talking to Jonas the morning of our wedding whilst getting ready and told him¬†that it was no surprise the weather was so wet. Since mum had passed every¬†opportunity she had to let us know she was around was through heavy rain and¬†crazy weather. During the reception Jonas tapped Rohan and I on the shoulder¬†and said, ‚Äúthere‚Äôs something I want to show you‚ÄĚ. He led us away from all our¬†guests into a field and said, ‚ÄúI think you’re right‚Ä¶ she‚Äôs here‚ÄĚ. As we turned back¬†towards our guests, there was a massive rainbow sheltering the entire wedding.¬†It was such an amazing moment, as it was evidence that she was right there with¬†us.