Set atop the blank canvas rooftop of Tonic House, Sarah and Mike enlisted the help of Melbourne greenery designers Loose Leaf to create a tropical jungle for their cocktail party wedding. With Beck Rocchi Photography along for the ride, their vibrant wedding was the perfect mix of sentiment and fun.
Their urban-meets-tropical wedding was held on the rooftop of Tonic House, surrounded by the Melbourne cityscape. Mike shares, “Sarah had always dreamed of a rooftop wedding under the stars (not that we could see many in Melbourne CBD). We both loved the idea of an outdoor venue and covering it in nature. The moment we saw Tonic we knew it was the space!” The couple made their vows under cascading palms, white hydrangeas, roses and Singapore orchids from botanical design studio, Loose Leaf.
Sarah and Mike opted for a cocktail event in place of a traditional sit-down reception, with a steady flow of music, canapes and drinks. The day was peppered with personal details; Mike’s brother and best man (and London renowned mixologist) created a bespoke cocktail menu with personalised names, such as The Doof Fairy and Disco Dad). Their best friends surprised them with readings about their relationship, and Mike’s grandmother handmade a wedding band pouch, which was passed around during their ceremony for their loved ones to bless their rings.
As for married life, these two are living the dream! After starting their own branding and creative agency St Dakota, they now travel the world while working as digital nomads.
Images Beck Rocchi | Bride's Dress Wishbone & Ivy | Bride's Shoes Gucci | Bridesmaid's Dresses Alice McCall | Bridesmaid's Shoes The Iconic | Groom's Suit Formal Red | Rings White November | Accessories One Day Bridal | Celebrant Dave Edmonds | Flowers Loose Leaf | Catering Hudson Famous | Stationery/Invitations St Dakota | Furniture Hire Dann Event Hire | Band Amber Isles | DJ Mela Cola | Prop Hire Rose Chong | Lighting What She Said |