Sarah & Bryan

Venue – Kingston & Mt Wellington, Tasmania
Photography – Light and Type

An Ecuadorian-inspired gathering featuring a chilly mountaintop evening… Sarah shares some of their favourite details from her and Bryan’s Southern Tasmanian wedding…


The first and foremost thing was that our wedding would celebrate our God and be in every way a representation of us, who we are and what we love. From the small details to the big, we wanted things that oozed Bryan and Sarah. The second was that our friends and family would be involved in it like they are involved in our lives. We loved having a mix of Australian elements and South American elements through our flowers, styling and food.

Bryan proposed (by the side of a Volcanic crater lake!) while we were on holiday visiting his family in Ecuador. When we went to a local artisanal market I knew this was the perfect chance to pick up something for the wedding that would represent Ecuador and keep me warm in the Tassie evening- that was where I found my shawl!

I fell in love with the Grace Loves Lace – Fabienne dress, but it was proving to hard to track down second hand. I found a lady on Etsy who could make one similar, and with her help, I designed the high
neck top.

Growing up in Tasmania, I’m such a fan of it’s natural beauty and splendour and we wanted to include that in some way. The church where we married and had the reception is the church I’ve grown up in. I think it’s beautiful, as well as having lots of meaning and a big enough space for us to pull off an outdoor reception, with a backup if it was going to rain!

For the ceremony we loved having our friends play and sing worship songs, and especially two extra special songs; my late father’s favourite song – Morning has Broken, and – Tu Poeta (in Spanish) as we signed the register.  

We also cut our Mojito-flavoured cake (made by a friend) mid-ceremony, because we wanted everyone to be able to see and enjoy it. Post-ceremony we had a table of cakes which friends and family had made and brought.

Another amazing detail we were so excited to have was a professional live stream of our wedding ceremony, which meant that Bryan’s family who couldn’t be there, could watch it in the moment from Ecuador.

Sarah’s Advice? Don’t be afraid to do things your way and make a wedding that is very much ‘you’.

Church / St Clements Anglican Church
Dress / AtelierTAMI from Etsy
Grooms Outfit / Zara
Shawl, Rings & Sarah’s necklace / From Ecuador
Earrings / Amanda Life
Flowers / Swallows Nest Farm
Catering & Cake / Friends + Franks Cider & MooBrew
Makeup Artist / KazC Mobile makeup artistry
Celebrant / Rev. Peter Adlem (Minister of St Clements)
Yurt hire / Don River Yurt Co.
Wedding Arch / All 4 Divas
Wedding livestream / Signal Audio

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