Wedding date: 18 October 2014
Photographer: Jennifer Skabo Photography
How did you and Brett meet?
We met when Brett bought the house next door… So we were literally the boy/girl next door.
How did Brett “pop the question”?
Brett proposed at Russell Falls. The falls were amazing, but the viewing platform was very busy. Brett almost threw the ring to avoid an audience of a huge tour group coming towards us down the trail. I was so surprised I had to ask him half an hour later if I’d actually answered him!
Where was your wedding held?
Both the ceremony and reception were held at The Red Feather Inn. The beautiful gardens provided a picturesque location for the ceremony. The adjoining kitchen, barn, and stable buildings, used for the reception, are decorated in a rustic fashion that ties all elements of the Inn together and meant that we only had to add a few personal touches.
What was your wedding day like?
We loved every bit of the wedding day and wouldn’t change a thing. We’d decided on a small wedding because we wanted the feel, as much as possible, to be the fun and relaxed atmosphere of an intimate dinner with our close friends and family (great food, great wine and great company).
The ceremony, along with drinks and canapés, were held in the gardens, which looked amazing. The rain held off so it made a great location for everyone to mingle while we had our photos taken. The dinner and dancing were held in a mix of the gardens and the adjoining kitchen, barn, and stable buildings.
Highlights and hitches during the wedding?
Our celebrant, David Closs, encouraged us to personalise our ceremony as much as possible and we added a “wine box ceremony” which allowed us to add an element of fun.
With accommodation on-site at the Red Feather Inn, the wedding really had the feel of a weekend away with friends.
And the honeymoon?
We decided to stay in Tassie for our honeymoon, spending time at Cradle Mountain and Strahan. We had amazing weather and it was great just to finally relax after the hectic time leading up to the wedding.
What advice/tips would you offer other couples?
We were told not to sweat the small things, and I wish we’d followed this advice!
Pinterest is your best friend, but also your worst nightmare. There might be such a thing as too much inspiration, so try to find something you love, stick with it and stop looking for more ideas!
In the end it’s one day, so once the day comes around relax and enjoy it, sometimes it’s those moments that don’t quite go to plan that become the highlights.