Hannah & Jack’s Rockabilly Party Wedding

“When I was little, I dreamed of having my very own big, white wedding,” began Hannah. “However, when Jack and I decided to get married and started to make plans, it became apparent that even if we’d been able to afford it, we’d both feel out of place at a huge, formal gathering. What we really wanted was to have a great party with our families and mates, a party that just happened to include a wedding ceremony. So we threw ourselves into the planning and tried to make it ours.” And that’s exactly what this Rock n Roll couple did! The entire day reflected them and the things they love.

“I wanted to look like me on my wedding day, not like something that had been churned out of the ‘bridal industrial complex’. My dress was white but printed with black polka dots and strawberries which I bought from Vivien of Holloway when I visited my sister in London. I found my vintage white gloves on eBay. I fell in love with my shoes when I saw them on line and bought them to wear to work as an alternative to basic black but I ended up wearing them to the ceremony as well. My beloved hairdresser of two years, Kat, created spectacular, vintage inspired hairstyles for me and my two attendants. One of my best friends did our make up.”

Hannah & Jack walked down the aisle together to the Star Trek theme which ended up being one of her favourite moments of the day. After the ceremony, the wedding party went to an abandoned warehouse for anything but traditional wedding formals and the day concluded with a reception at The Famous Blue Raincoat, a lounge style café/bar/restaurant in South Kingsville, Australia. “The Raincoat’s style is wonderfully eclectic and funky and my Mother and sister had decorated it with flowers that Jack and I had bought from a market the day before. The ceremony was out the back, in the beer garden. The owner, Kaz, did virtually everything for us for us. She and her fabulous staff were relaxed, friendly, funny and welcoming. Their presence created a really wonderful vibe.”

“Despite our tight budget, the one expense we weren’t prepared to compromise on was the photographer. James was magnificent and Jack and I are so, so happy that we picked him to share our day. Our photos are beautiful. Best of all, when I look at them, I feel as though I’ve been transported back to the wedding. I can remember exactly how I felt when I arrived at the venue and saw all our friends and family, when my dress blew up in the middle of the street and when Jack and I said our vows.”

Massive love and thanks to Hannah & Jack and of course their fabulous photographer James for sharing this awesome wedding with us today

Photography Credit: Xiss Wedding Photography
Venue: The Famous Blue Raincoat
Bride’s Dress: Vivien of Holloway
Bride’s Gloves: Vintage – eBay
Bride’s Shoes: Irregular Choice
Groom’s Suit: Anton’s (Melbourne Central, ph. 9663 8371)
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Trashy Diva
Hair: Kat at Wildilocks at Lockworks
Make Up: Friend
Bouquets: Mr Lincoln
Venue Flowers: Queen Victoria Market
Celebrant: Jane Clifton

6 comments

  1. how lovely – yum to those cakes and what fabulous settings for the pictures – i especially love the ones of hannah under the tree – she looks gorgeous

  2. Kate

    You are a rock n’roll bride, but you’ll always be my rock n’roll baby. Love from your mummy!

  3. Tracey

    They are amazing and so original, such an apt title Rock’n’Roll Bride – just brilliant!

    Hannah is such a cool individual…– WOW~

    Best wishes

  4. Roman

    You guys look fantastic! Congratulations!

    Love the vintage rockabilly look! Excellent photography. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.

    Very happy for you both! All the best in your new life as one flesh.

    1 Corinthians 13: 4-8.

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
    Love never fails.

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