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Favourite 2020 Tasmanian Wedding Vendors

Well, 2020 is upon us! And if you’re planning a wedding in Tasmania then relax, you’re in the right place!

We’ve given you a breakdown of our favourite vendors leading into this year, who were featured at our Expo at the end of 2019, and in the latest issue of Pure Bride magazine. You’ll find these guys over in our Directory, so check out their listings for more details…


The Where

The biggest influencing factor in planning a wedding is of course- where! These venues below do the hard work for you:

  • If you’re looking for something close to Hobart, make sure to check out the Royal Yacht Club in Sandy Bay for some great wedding packages.
  • If you’d like the city experience and the option of staying the night, then you can’t go past the Henry Jones Art Hotel on Hobart’s waterfront. 
  • Prefer to arrive by boat? Peppermint Bay in Woodbridge and MONA in Hobart’s northern suburbs offer a range of packages that include water-based transport for your guests or bridal party. 
  • Like the idea of getting out of the city? Barilla Bay is also the perfect distance from Hobart and of course is renown for their seafood. 
  • In the North of the state, we love Stonesthrow just out of Launceston, which has a picturesque rural backdrop. 
  • Alceme- facilitated by House of A Event Management. A gorgeous, pure space in the heart of Hobart. 
The Attire
  • In Hobart, you’ll find Confetti Weddings stocking a range of exclusive labels such as Made with Love. Strutt Design also in Moonah has a great bridal suite (you’ll need to make an appointment) and also have started designing their own gowns! Both these stores offer a great alteration service as well. 
  • If you’re looking for a quick fix in Hobart then head along to Alterations Central on Harrington St for a quick turnaround service. 
  • ZIOLKOWSKI – Evening & Bridal Couture- Celyna has a wealth of experience designing gowns for international bridal labels- and she is now in Tasmania! How lucky are we!
  • In Launceston, look no further than Little White, stocking labels such as Rosa Clara and Made with Love. Again, wise to book
  •  an appointment. 

For the boys…

  • We love these quirky shirts by Sophie Goodluck Designs- made to measure out of beautiful Tasmanian-designed fabric. Check out Buron Metal Depository for some beautiful handmade mens items- not just wedding bands but cufflinks and the works. 
  • Extra special details? Check out Burton Metal Depository, beautiful hand-made cufflinks and mens accessories made locally in Tassie. 
The Details

Well, the details is where the fun begins! Where do we start? Here are a range of florists, stylists, co-ordinators that will help ease your planning stress. 

  • Coral & Teal- Ange will bring your florals to life in the most amazing ways!
  • Style My Day- Nina from Style My Day will cover everything from table settings, to beautiful arbour set ups, and works all around Tasmania.  
  • Cabbages Flower Shop– based on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, head on in to see their beautiful store and wide variety of blooms
  • Salters Hire– from bar ware to lounge seating, any extra details you need these guys hire it if you want to do it yourselves. 
  • Queen of Crowns- we love the unique crowns that Carena creates, and they even do DIY kits!
  • Silver Belle Design– offer unique laser cutting signage and accessories to complement your day
  • Doh a Dear– for stunning stationary and invitations
  • Styled By Us- stylish set ups from hens days to large events and weddings
The Ceremony

The one thing you can’t get married without is a celebrant! Some of our lovely featured celebrants include the following, be sure to check out their profiles on our directory to learn more about them…

Food & Drinks

if you’re not opting for a venue then these guys would provide a killer team…

  • Waji catering- with their new mobile food truck, they can come to you and deliver a 5 star service. 
  • Events with Audrey– the cutest mobile caravan bar going around (and the best tasting cocktails too!)
  • Barista Sista– get these guys to set up in the morning after- a must for the festival wedding!
  • Looking for favours? Wild Valley Chocolates are the MOST delicious chocolates going around, and would make the perfect addition to any dessert bar or wedding favour. 
The Memories

Choosing whether to and how to capture your day is a lasting decision that you’ll be thanking yourselves for years to come. Here are some of our favourite up and coming and seasoned Tasmanian photographers and videographers. 

Don’t forget about getting your photos printed- The Pro Print lab offer a professional printing service and are the experts in working with wedding photographers to bring your best pictures to life. 

Music

Dave West is who you need… from moving ceremony songs, relaxed canape’ covers,  then starting the dance floor singing crowd favourites to a DJ set to finish out your night. 

Getting Ready
  • Sophie McDermott – international experience, but based in Hobart!
  • Liv Rooney Make up  – we love Liv’s soft natural feminine vibes
  • Don’t forget to look after yourself in the lead up… make sure to visit Lavada Cosmetic Clinic for some deep skin treatment, or get in touch with your local Arbonne consultant such as Danielle Seardon, for building your glow from the inside out. 
Getting There
  • Kombi Krew– pick out a Kombi van for your bridal party to travel in style! These guys have an awesome collection of colourful, fun vans that will brighten your day.
  • Grand Touring– limo and car hire around Tasmania, with a huge variety!
The Lead Up

These vendors may inspire you to think about the details you haven’t already thought of yet! 

  • Intimo with Sarah Hazell- get yourself properly fitted with Sarah, who has a range of bridal lingerie, you could even host a party with your bridesmaids!
  • Boudoir Photography with Liv Rooney– this is a great experience not only to build a bit of self-love and confidence, but is an amazing reminder of this point in your life! Also could make a lovely wedding present for your partner!
  • Laser Clinics Australia– head on into Laser Clinics to see what they can do for you in terms of laser hair removal- an excellent idea if you are honeymooning!
  • Three Warriors– stock up on these gorgeous tanning products, toxin-free and earth-friendly!

Well, thats pretty much a wrap! Stay tuned to our socials for further details about our upcoming events and publications.

Ebony & Daniel

Willie Smiths Apple Shed, Huon Valley Tasmania
Photographer: Agape Media House

Ebony & Daniel share some snippets from their party of love in the Huon Valley…

Love, humour and dancing

Our day was exactly how we wanted it to be, just a big party of love! The most important thing for us when planning our special day was remembering it is a day of celebrating us and making your big day reflect on the couple you are. We are just a typical couple that loves humour, dancing and love all around; and that’s what we made our day about.

The First Dance

If I had to choose, my favourite moment of the day was definitely our first dance mash up. We had a week to rehearse it and after a few bridal ciders to knock off the nerves we managed to nail it!!! All we wanted to do was give everyone a little piece of us to take home and remember it whenever they reflect on our special day. It started with a slow dance to our favourite song ‘you are the reason’ by Callum Scott and then broke it down with a bit of MJ, Whitney Houston, MC Hammer and Backstreet boys! It got our guests in tears of laughter and dancing the night away!

DIY Crazy

Our advice to couples planning a similar wedding would be to get into your creative side and attempt making props and things of your own. It really does make your day so much more sentimental and you can make these things a keepsake of your day; and you also feel proud on the day when it all comes together. `We managed to pull off our mug shot seating chart which was a funny photo of each guest that we stuck on a palette in their tables and it gave the guests a big laugh.

 
Dress / Grace loves lace, with Bride’s mother’s veil
Suits / YD Australia
Transport / Kombi Krew & Oakleys coaches
Celebrant / Jenny Ferguson
Stying / Bride, Groom & family
Bridesmaids’ dresses & accessories/ Shona Joy, Collete
Bride and Groom jewellery / Michael Hill
Florist / Flamboyant flowers
Cake / Dees cakes and sweets
Makeup Artist / Sarah Wittison MUA
Hair / Chelsea Howe
Bridesmaid and bride shoes / Spurr
Flower girl attire / Tea Princess
Entertainment / Dave Seabourne

What COVID-19 means for planning your wedding…

At this point in time, we’re all sitting at home wondering how much more COVID-19 will be impacting our everyday lives in the months ahead. In the interest of the health and safety of our community, we’ve already seen many of our normal everyday activities suddenly grind to a halt. Many couples have had to make the sad decision of cancelling or moving their wedding, bringing the wedding season from its busy summer heights to a very abrupt end.

One such couple- Lauren and Andre- initially weren’t too concerned about the virus, and were only at their wedding venue in Tassie’s north west having final meetings with their photographer and florist in early March. After waking up two weeks ago and reading the news, Lauren went into full panic mode.

“The gravity of it all really set in when we started to get replies to my email from guests saying they had decided to cancel, including Andre’s best mate who had a two week old baby. That’s when we started to have a conversation about if we needed to postpone the whole thing.”

“I sent an email to our suppliers giving them a heads up that we might potentially postpone. They were all very appreciative. I feel like I have built relationships with them after communicating with them about the wedding for one year and I really feel for the hit this will have on the industry and small businesses.”

“We talked about how guilty we would feel if someone got sick and were worried about some of our older friends and family. In the end, I think what threw us over the line was thinking about the priority for the wedding and that was to celebrate our marriage with loved ones. It wasn’t really about the act of getting married itself, but the thought of not having some of our closest family and friends there was too much to bear.”

Lauren and Andre picked up their wedding bands this week and after informing their guests of their decision, and celebrated with wine they’d saved for the wedding. Not quite the celebration they were hoping for, but feeling grateful that they’d secured a new date in February 2021 with all but one of their original suppliers. 

Are you in the same boat? Or perhaps your putting your wedding planning on hold? Here’s some advice from some of our favourite Tassie vendors to help you out over the coming months, and some tips on how you can support the local wedding industry. 

Reschedule, Rethink, Relocate… NOT cancel

The most supportive thing you can do for the industry is to postpone, rather than ask directly for a refund by cancelling. Many vendors have been encouraging couples to rebook at a later date, even suspending new bookings to make sure this can happen. One of the scariest things is that we won’t know when normality is going to return. If a wedding is booked for winter and spring with interstate guests, vendors are suggesting that couples postpone. 

Celebrant ‘love hustler’ Tim Grimsey says it’s important for the industry to be flexible, patient and understanding, but there are also plenty of options for rethinking your wedding as long as it follows the social distancing guidelines. “Consider downsizing to a small group of guests, live streaming, eloping now and partying later!” Unfortunately, this does mean that hugs are on hold.

Understand your contractual obligations to your vendors, and theirs to you. These are extremely unusual circumstances and most businesses will be open to negotiating fees, deposits and payment plans. The best thing that you can do is talk to your vendors early- they really are true professionals, and are willing to help. 


An intimate family affair… Image: By the Wilde

Get creative

Some vendors have already flagged that 2021 dates are filling up given the amount of postponements from this season. Why not look at a Friday night wedding, or a mid-week wedding? Or opt for something small and intimate instead. Getting married is about celebrating your own special love. Your guests will (or certainly should) understand if you decide to not have the big wedding you originally thought you would. 

“Move forward with creative ideas that can be uplifting and accommodating rather than negative. You can still be married!” says celebrant Merren (Cinta.CelebrateLove) reassuringly. Share, listen, and be inspired by other options out there. Many Tassie vendors would still be thrilled to help you plan a downsized backyard surprise wedding, or an intimate elopement for when the time is right again. Use this opportunity to think about what is really important to you, and get creative!


Support our island creatives

Image: Edward Noel Photography

The biggest thing you can do to help the many sole-traders that make up the local wedding industries is hire them! Send some flowers to a friend for their birthday from your florist. Book in a family portrait or engagement session with your photographer. Leave your make up artist a great google review. Buy a gift voucher for a Tassie hideaway to perhaps use on your anniversary. Investigate your local restaurant’s takeaway options. Keep checking in with your local network and offer your support to those who may be struggling. 

Some vendors have been so generous to donate services free of charge for clients who are dealing with such disappointing and stressful times. For example, Hannah from Blossie stationary (@blossie.com.au) has been creating digital postponement notices for her clients to send out to their guests, to ease the pressures that they are facing. 

Continuing to show your support to these creatives is incredibly valuable in times like these. “If a vendor has gone above and beyond your expectations, let everyone know about it! Write a review, share a post, interact with social media posts” said Ed from Ed Noel Photography. There are so many ways to continue to spread the love, despite the physical limitations now imposed upon us, and every little bit of support helps these businesses. 


Be mindful of further disruption

Did you know that many wedding gowns are manufactured overseas- particularly in China? Delays from forced shutdowns in these countries will have a flow on effect to the number of gowns we stock in Tasmania. Most gown orders require a 6 month lead time even in normal circumstances. Little White Boutique in Launceston has already announced that they are making all floor stock available for brides who may be impacted by these delays. We may see many boutiques quietening down over winter, but it’s worth checking to see if they will open for private appointments. Keep this in mind if you had your eye on one of these international labels, but don’t forget we also have plenty of seamstress services in the state that could help you design your dream dress! Check out these from our Online Directory here

Little White Boutique in Launceston


Be Kind

The most important thing in difficult times is to BE KIND. To others, but also to yourself.  

Hair Stylist Amanda Joy urges her clients to stay safe and healthy. Her advice is- “No matter what, remember you are loved and you will get married and will have a beautiful wedding. Stay strong and know that no matter what we have got your back and will do anything to support you where we can.”

Peppermint Bay

Many vendors have already been overwhelmed by the support of their clients through this time. “Some clients have expressed concerns for the business and staff, which is so lovely as they consider cancelling one of the biggest events in their lives”, says Katherine Green from Peppermint Bay. “As always we will do whatever is in our power to help you with your wedding. We are working with couples to re-book as soon as possible.” 

Besides venues, many wedding suppliers are mums, dads, students, and full or part-time workers in another industry. The next 6 months for many of these sole traders in particular is going to be very scary and it may force some to shut up shop completely, or move out of the industry. It’s not easy cancelling a wedding, but people all over the world are dealing with the many serious impacts of this virus, and it’s important to remember just how lucky we are. Be conscious of the faces behind the business, and the families that they support, and lets all cross our fingers that we’ll be able to come together to celebrate normally again soon. 

 


 

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

Courtney & Michael

Venue / Home Hill Winery
Photographer / Sophie Sullivan Photography


Courtney shares with us the special details from her and Michael’s winery-wedding in Southern Tasmania…

 

We took our photos beforehand at Michael’s cousin’s boutique hotel Maylands Lodge. We took our photos first for two reasons, one we wanted to have the reveal just be a moment shared between the two of us but also to save time later. We didn’t want to leave our own party that we had been planning for months for three hours! This also meant we got to relax before the ceremony and we could have drinks with our bridal party.

I got my dress custom made in Vietnam because I wanted something plain and elegant that wasn’t going to cost and arm and a leg. It turned out to be my dream dress particularly because it had pockets!

Michael made his own wedding band from a railway nail from a camp where his grandfather was a prison of war. He used the nail and turned it into a very sentimental ring. Michael also designed and helped make my wedding band at Metal Urges (there are photos of him wielding bits of diamond in). Michael also made all his groomsmen a handmade wooden tobacco pipe which they all loved and used on the night to smoke fancy tobacco.

One of my closest school friends since I have known since prep was our wedding celebrant which made the ceremony all the more beautiful. We wrote our own vows and I promised to support Michael with his wild hobbies (bee keeping, jewellery making, raising quails, home brewing and bushwalking) and he put Biggie Smalls lyrics in his to honour my love of hip hop.

Michael is an extreme animal lover and one of his requests was for us to have access to the alpaca paddock! Unfortunately our furry friends didn’t want to get too close but we still had a blast trying to pat them.

And finally…we got a friend of ours to run a game where we had to answer questions and raised each respective shoe for answers which added another element of fun to the day!

Dress / Custom made in Vietnam
Brides Rings / Metal Urges
Grooms Ring / Handmade
Shoes / Bared Shoes
Makeup Artist / Holly Ella Beauty Studio
Bride’s Hair / Rachael of Lehcar Hair
Accommodation/ Maylands Lodge, Hobart

Dani & Zane

Ceremony and Reception / Hellyers Road Distillery, North West Coast
Photographer / Michelle Dupont Photography
Words by Dani


 

Our wedding day really was the best day of our lives…

The weather was a perfect January day and  everything flowed just as it should. We spent the day with our bestie, our one bridesmaid, – because as my florist-become-friend would say .. “You just don’t need seventeen maids”.

We sipped on Mumm Rose out of my favourite glasses, while getting ready with my favourites who just so happened to be my MUA and hairstylist! WINNING! If you haven’t been to Table Cape on the North West Coast it is a must see! We stayed the night prior in a quaint little barn on the property built from a large tree that blew over nearby.

We spent the next day being pampered and prettified totally calm and relaxed in the main residence soaking in picturesque views of the farmland and ocean, Mumm always in hand of course!

Our ceremony was everything I imagined and more.

My hubby Zane built the most epic hexagonal arch from reclaimed timbers we had been saving for the perfect project to use, and Emma burst a floral explosion on the finished product that became a feast to the eye in front of the green hills behind.

Emotionally and spiritually to be surrounded by every single person you love while you say your vows from your heart is really, the most magical moment of all.

Florist / @thefoxglovefloralco
Makeup Artist / @beauty_by_chelsea_langford C/O @indulgencebeautywithin
Cakes / Addicted to Bakes
Dress / Karen Willis Holmes “Caitlyn”, fully customised by Rose from @glitter.is.a.neutral
Hair Stylist / Earth Angel Emma
Entertainment / Mason Waller Music and Entertainment
Accommodation / Table House Farm, Table Cape

Sam & Brendan

Location / The Long Gallery, Salamanca
Photographer / Rosie Hastie
Words By Sam…


The venue…

The Long Gallery had been suggested to us, we had originally thought about an outdoor wedding. However we were so thrilled when we visited the Long Gallery and saw how beautiful it was, we loved the hardwood floors and sandstone, it felt so homely. Later in our journey Amy had suggested using the Side space Gallery for our ceremony and The Long Gallery for our reception which couldn’t have worked more perfectly. Being in the centre of Salamanca was also very special and it is now somewhere we hold even more special as it holds our wedding memories.

That dress..

When we were first engaged and I was browsing dresses online I stumbled across Anna Campbell, and I fell in love with her designs. From that moment I had my heart set on an Anna Campbell gown! I made a couple of trips to Melbourne to visit their boutique with my Mum and Grandma and it was so special, the team were really helpful and the choice changed a couple of times before deciding on the final gown and veil. My Gorgeous Jacket was a vintage find and it teamed so perfectly with the theme and feel of the wedding, I felt like a 1920’s princess!

Favourite Moments…

After we had our photos and a walk through battery point and Salamanca we went to the Whisky Bar in Woobys Lane for some time just the two of us, we got about an hour to ourselves and we really savoured that romantic alone time before getting back to the celebrations with everyone else. It was so special to touch base with each other and appreciate the moment!

Advice…

I would say not to rush if you have the option, take your time with things. Our whole theme completely changed over the time of planning. Our aim the whole time was the day was all about us, and all decisions we made were for the day to be fun and worry free.The most important thing to us when planning our wedding was that we had the time to save for what we wanted. We have very little time with working commitments so having a Coordinator was a life saver for us! We prioritised some of our budget to hiring our Co-ordinator Amy (House of A Event Management), which was worth every cent. It really took the worry off us, even if you can have a set up and pack up co-ordinator it means you don’t need to be involved in the pack up the next day!

 

 

Wedding planner & styling / House of A Event
Management
Videographer / Ashton Howe
Dress / Anna Campbell
Florist (arch, table & signage) / Gay Flowers
Shawl / Bride’s own vintage find
Florist (bridal party) / Lisa Kingston
Signage & place cards / Letter L Designs
Makeup Artist / Liv Rodgers
Hair Stylist / Amanda Joy Hair Stylist
Entertainment / Night Life Mobile
Music & The Matt and Nate Show

Colette & Luke

Venue / Quamby Estate, Hagley
Photographer / Clint and Bethanie Photography
Words by Colette…


 
It was a beautiful sunny spring day at Quamby Estate in Hagley spent with our closest family and friends…

The 17th of November was honestly the best day we could have ever imagined. It is a day that I myself have always dreamed of since I was a little girl. The love that Luke and I have for one another is what made our day the most precious day to date after 6 years together.

When planning our wedding the most important thing was making sure it was us and what we wanted, simple but classy. We had always set out for a classy themed wedding and Quamby was the perfect location.

Our favourite moment of the day would have been when we both saw each other on the day for the first time.

The week of our wedding Luke and I endured one of the hardest days of our lives that we did not think would ever happen and lost something that was so precious to our next chapter together. That first moment we saw each other and during our vows to each other it made us both realise how incredibly lucky we are to have one another.

Our advice for other couples would be to relax and let the day unfold.

It’s those little things that happen that make your day special. At the end of the day all that matters is that the bride and groom are there, the rest is just truly a bonus. Live in the moment and enjoy every minute as it goes so quick!

 

Florals & Styling / Florist International Flowers and Balloonland made all the bouquets and styled the venue
Dress / Kenneth Winston, from Timeless Elegance
Entertainment / Nathan Broomhall
Makeup Artist / Tanisha Koops
Hair Stylist / Kirby Manion from The Loft Salon
Grooms Outfits / Routleys Launceston
Videography / Ashton Howe
Cake and wedding favours / Scrumptious by Sophie Radin
Signage – Bespoke Message Boards

Christy & Nick

Photographer: Nina Hamilton Photography
Videographer: The Love Lab
Location: The Central Highlands, Tasmania- Thousand Lakes Lodge
Beautiful words by Christy & Nick…


We got engaged during an amazing Tasmanian adventure and being from Sydney instantly fell in love everything Tasmania had to offer. The scenery, the food and of course the wine. There was no doubt in our mind that we wanted to have our ceremony somewhere in this incredible part of the world.

We knew we didn’t want a big wedding we wanted to create something intimate. Something that made the most of the beautiful wilderness and something we could share with our family and closest friends. After much searching we stumbled across the beautiful Thousand Lakes Lodge and after a trip there ~10 months before the big day we fell in love.

Being able to spend 3 days in this remote location felt like we were a million miles away from everything and could focus on the important things, and we created some magical memories.

Being an outdoor ceremony to make the most of the surrounds the weather was always going to be in the back of our mind. What we didn’t expect with just how gorgeous it turned out to be! After stocking up on hand warmers, blankets and a hip flask full of Tassie whisky it turned out to be a beautiful sun soaked afternoon.
Not only was this amazing for us and our guests but the light made for the most stunning photography and videography captured things we could only dream
off forever.

We wanted to create an experience that would bring our two families together over a few days so we could all take sometime to relax and share in some incredible memories.

We wanted our day to have as much of us in it as we could. From designing our own invites to making little weekend welcome gifts we wanted to create an experience that showed how important our family and friends are to us and how much they have been a part of our journey.

Our best advice though is choose amazing vendors to work with.

It is so easy to be overwhelmed when starting out. Have a clear picture of what you want and don’t let yourself get carried away. The team of wonderful people we had around on the day was something we will always be grateful for. They helped shape our planning and made everything so comfortable and stress free. By the end of our day it felt like they had become part of our little family as they all bought so much.

 

Favourite Moment…

We had snuck out with Lewa and the Love Lab team to capture some golden hour shots. We were both standing holding each other on a rocky outcrop looking over the water and the lodge with the sun setting around us. We could see our closest family and friends enjoying wonderful food and wine by the fire and hear the laughter and lovebeing shared from a few days of perfect family bonding.

It was our first quite moment together surrounded by silence and the most gorgeous of scenery. It was a time for us to reflect on how lucky we were to have shared in the most perfect day surrounded by so much love and support. It was the realisation not only of the life we had ahead of us but a sense of overflowing joy for creating a special few days that we will never forget.

 

Other Vendors & Contributors:

Celebrant / Cinta Celebrate Love (Merren Wilkinson)
Dress & Veil / Nelder Jones
Groom’s Suit / Instichu
Groom’s Shoes / Undandy
Wedding Rings / Larsen Jewellery

Florist & Stylist / Swallows Nest Farm
Catering & Cake / Hubert & Dan

 

Cat & Luke

Piermont, Swansea – East Coast of Tasmania

Photographer: Fiona Vail 

Videographer: Light Noise Films

Written by Cat

“In planning our wedding, the most important thing was trusting all of our suppliers and working with great people.”

On the day, we had 100% confidence that everything would be amazing – and it was. We knew that Bek and her team would just work together to make it all happen. Finding people that we connected with and trusted really paid off – the day was faultless.  So everything went to plan! I had been mentally preparing for something to come unstuck, but it just happened that our day went so smoothly. We were relaxed the whole time, even my girlfriends were surprised at this!

“Plan out what you want the day to look like, then go about organising it before sharing all the details with your close friends and family.”

The best thing we ever did was choose our venue, guest list (having a small wedding helped), suppliers, vibe and dates before chatting with our family. It gave us to really think through how we wanted our most special day to go. We booked it all in and then shared the news with our family and bridal party. They were so excited to be shown the details and we were glad we got to make decisions without the pressure of (well-meaning) outside opinions.

I couldn’t possibly a favourite moment – everything from waking up to the most amazing sunrise, Luke’s dads speech at breakfast (the tears started early), our nephews high-fiving Luke when they walked down the aisle, the time just the two of us during our photos, all the food and drinks and the after party (at a cottage that kicked on til 3am with the boys from the Foley Artists on the DJ decks.)

Styling / Bek Burrows
Music / Foley Artists
Dress / Savannah Miller Bridal from Bluebell Bridal in Melbourne
Celebrant / Rachael Calvert
Earrings / Christie Nicolaides
Grooms Suit Jacket / Barkers
Rings / Natalie Marie Jewellery – Sydney
Bride’s shoes / Gucci
Hair / Jess Manning
Makeup Artist / Tanisha Koops
Videography / Light Noise Films
Food / Homestead Restaurant @ Piermont