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Mary + Aaron
Photography: Sarah Ryan Photographer
Venue: Glen Albyn Estate
Wedding date: January 28 2017
Having been in a relationship for six years, Aaron decided to surprise Mary with a romantic weekend away to mark their anniversary. The pair stayed at Shanleys, a beautiful cottage in the Huon Valley. Deciding not to waste any time, on the evening they
arrived, Aaron popped the question as they sat next to the wood fire. Mary and Aaron then enjoyed a magic couple of days spent in their “little bubble of just engaged bliss,” Mary said.
Glen Albyn Estate was the venue of choice for Mary and Aaron, for both their ceremony and reception. The pair fell in love with the location the first time they stepped onto the river view deck and took in its stunning views of the Derwent River. “It was easy to imagine ourselves getting married there, so we booked the first availability they had!” said Mary.
“Aaron and I were both set on having a relaxed wedding day filled with good food, plenty of drinks and a full dance floor,” Mary said. “We certainly ticked all those boxes with the help of Glen Albyn’s amazing catering, and a really fun band, (The Big Swifty) that all
our guests could get into,” she said.
The wedding décor was kept deliberately simple, with greenery, fairy lights and copper features used throughout the reception.
HIGHLIGHTS AND HITCHES
Having planned a January wedding Mary and Aaron thought it would be fairly safe to hold an outdoor ceremony. However, said Mary, “In typical Tassie fashion some pretty threatening clouds were looming just before our ceremony was about to commence. A
few spits of rain began falling, but like magic the sky cleared as I was walking down the aisle.”
The entire day was like a dream for both Mary and Aaron, but one particular highlight for them both was an exclusive bride and groom ‘pre-reception party’. “Once we had finished taking photos after the ceremony, we were sat down at our own table outside away from the guests who were awaiting our arrival at the reception. We filled our bellies with appetisers and Champagne whilst we enjoyed our first quiet moment as husband and wife,” said Mary. This was a great chance for them both to take in and appreciate the day they had anticipated for so long.
After their wedding Mary and Aaron spent a week exploring North East Tasmania, before making their way home via the east coast. “It was a fun little trip filled with plenty of beach days and cellar door stops,” Mary said. “We will have our official honeymoon later in the year, and we plan to head overseas for a couple of weeks to escape winter,” she added.
For more details on Mary and Aaron’s beautiful Tasmanian wedding, pick up a copy of Bride Tasmania Magazine from your newsagent…