04 July 2012

Jacqui + Patto - A Tasmanian Handmade Wedding

Today's wedding is a happy one and from all the wonderful photos sent in, it looks like so much fun was had in making the wedding come together, as well as the day itself.

Jacqui and Patto were married on 10 March 2012 at their friend's property at Roches Beach in Southern Tasmania. The ceremony was held at the house and the reception in a marquee in one of the paddocks. The fun and happy photos were all taken by Fred and Hannah of Fred + Hannah, a pair of Tassie photographers who will be featuring on The Apple Aisle very soon!

Jacqui tells us about their special day...

How They Met...

"We met at Bridie O’Reilly's pub on an ‘industry night’, when we were 18 and 19."

The Proposal...

"I woke to breakfast in bed for my birthday, cuddling our baby girl when Patto pulled out a ring and proposed."

The Wedding Day...

The wedding had a vintage, handmade and eco-friendly theme to it with most of the decorations being made by the couple and loved ones, including their photobooth. They collected jars from the tipshop for vases, decorating them in twine and filling them with flowers from Jacqui's parents' garden.

"We always wanted it to be a relaxed affair, with just really close friends and family."

"We both love vintage, retro and eco/natural ideas, so we chose this theme because it is just 'us'. I also love to be creative and really enjoyed making the decorations and searching for ideas. We wanted to do as much as possible ourselves to personalise it."

"We chose the venue because we wanted to feel relaxed and we wanted our guests to relax too. We wanted to have everything on the one site so there was no travel between the ceremony and reception, and for guests to have the option of camping."

"This allowed us to be able to take our time setting up and packing up and to hold a 'hangover cure' cook-up the next day. We could party into the early hours without time restraints and having a marquee meant that we could create our own little world inside."

"It was a blank canvas so we could make it just how we wanted it to be. I was trying to create a romantic, natural, playful and relaxed vibe when making up the decorations."

"We chose Roches Beach, as we were offered the property from our friend, Jess and it worked perfectly for us as I grew up in the area. Also, Patrick and I lived in Lauderdale together for a while so spent a lot of time on the beach; going for walks and hanging out with friends."


Processional Song - 'Crazy Love' by Harry Manx.

Recessional Song - 'Here Comes The Sun' and 'All You Need Is Love' by The Beatles.

First Dance - ‘Need Your Love So Bad' by Fleetwood Mac.

Wedding Vendors...

Band - The Baker Boys.

Bride's Shoes - Quick Brown Fox.

Cake Maker and Caterer - Patto, with the help of his colleagues at Machine Cafe.

Celebrant - Judy McMaster.

Suits - Les Lees.

Wedding Dress - Clare Louise Bridal in Brisbane.

Wedding Rings - Sargisons Jewellers in Hobart.


Jacqui and Patto went away for a few days up the Tasmanian West Coast and to McLaren Vale in South Australia for the Sea and Vines Festival, staying on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Congratulations Jacqui and Patto, your wedding looked fantastic and all the hard work and creativity definitely paid off! Thank you for sharing it with The Apple Aisle.

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