Rochelle and Jason are both in the Air Force and it is where they both met. A few months later on a night out with a group of friends, they kissed for the very first time. On their 5th Anniversary during a picnic lunch in the Blue Mountains, Jason asked Rochelle to be with him forever. Fast forward to 29 March 2014 and here we were at Yester Grange to witness two beautiful individuals make lifelong commitments and become husband and wife.
It rained in the days leading up to the wedding and whilst the forecast for their wedding day was “possible showers”, the weather gods smiled upon Rochelle & Jason and only the slightest sprinkles fell just as Rochelle was about to arrive and ever so briefly part way through the ceremony. The ceremony, officiated by Tina Marie Sheil, was a perfect reflection of who Rochelle and Jason are. Given that we had avoided the rain, and the ceremony was able to go ahead as planned, the first line of the Apache Wedding Blessing, certainly bought a smile to my face as I felt it was just so appropriate;
“Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other”
Following the ceremony, whilst Rochelle, Jason and their wedding party had photographs both off and on site, guests enjoyed themselves by chatting, mingling or playing a variety of lawn games whilst being served canapes and refreshments. A little while later, guests were invited to make their way into this lovely venue for the reception.
Personalised introductions, a special bouquet presentation to Rochelle’s grandparents who will have been married 56 years this coming October, fun activities, speeches and a very special first dance which had many of the guests, parents and even Rochelle shed a tear or two – created a magical moment and memories which I am certain will be remembered for a long time to come. The rest of the evening guests spent dancing, socialising and celebrating their love.
When I first spoke with Rochelle and Jason, they both expressed that they wished their wedding to be relaxed and stress free – I believe we achieved this with their wedding (plus added a little fun and a few surprises) and they got to experience the wedding of their dreams. Rochelle and Jason, thank you very much for the trust you both placed in me and for allowing me to be a part of your very special day as your Blue Mountains Wedding DJ & MC, it was such a huge honour and privilege. Thank you for sharing your love story with me and thank you for all that you do in the Air Force and protecting our beautiful country. Let me conclude with another quote from the Apache Wedding Blessing, “Now you are two persons, but there is one life before you”. Rochelle and Jason, may love, laughter and music fill your lives forever!!!
Songs selected by Bride and Groom;
Bridesmaid Processional: “A Thousand Years” by Piano Guys
Brides Processional: “A Thousand Years” by Piano Guys
Register Signing: “Moon River” by Jade Leonard, “You’re The One That I Want” by Angus & Julia Stone
Recessional: “All I Want Is You” by Barry Louis Polisar
Wedding Party Entry: “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce Feat. Jay Z
Bride & Groom Entry: “Crazy In Love” by Beyonce Feat. Jay Z
Cake Cutting: “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler
First Dance: “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by Sleeping At Last
Garter Toss: “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins
Farewell Circle/Circle Of Love: “The Wedding Song” by Angus & Julia Stone, “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding, “Forever” by Boyce Avenue
Final Farewell Song: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
Other Wedding Professionals
Celebrant: Tina Marie Sheil
Photographer: Blue Mountains Wedding Photography
Cake Designer: Candy’s Cakes
Floral Designer: Angels Wedding Flowers