Real Weddings

Alex and Rochelle's Graffiti Backdrop

Melbourne is known as one of the world's great street art capital for it's graffiti scrawled lane ways.

With the main event held overseas in Bali, Rochelle and Alex held a small ceremony in their hometown of Melbourne to formalise their marriage. Using the opportunity to dress up again, the bright graffiti Melbourne is famous for provide a great backdrop for Rochelle's J'Aton wedding dress.

In the lead up to Alex's 30th birthday, Rochelle surprised her boyfriend with 30 days of gifts. Determined not to be outdone, halfway through the 30 days of gifts Alex said to Rochelle instead of him opening a present, he has a gift for her to unwrap. Thinking it could be shoes, Rochelle ripped it apart only to find another gift-wrapped box inside the box. Then again, another box in a box! Boxes continued to be unwrapped one after the other getting smaller and smaller. Drawing closer to the bottom, Alex was on one knee in anticipation watching. When the last box opened to a sparkling ring, Alex, on bended knee said the words, "will you marry me?"

"I literally allowed the boys at J'Aton to take complete control and design my dress. It was such a privilege to work with the boys themselves Jacob and Anthony for almost a year, in creating the dress of my dreams! I absolutely loved my wedding dress. It was exactly how I imagined it to be. Super comfortable and breathable, sexy and elegant."

The money from the sale of Rochelle's dress will go towards building their new house.

For more information on Melbourne's street art and locations check out Street art - City of Melbourne

Photographer Luke Lornie

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