These ladies have been in love for eight years – three of them engaged – “waiting for Marriage equality to come through as well as waiting for Bridget to finish her undergraduate degree.” There was a few of outfit disasters, a bunch of standout vendors and one very worthy meaning of marriage. “Marriage for us is a new privilege. It’s a form of security that we have only just been allowed to have, with so many couples before us being denied this right.” Nina Hamilton was there to capture all the mems, so scroll down for more…

THE VENUE “It was just perfect from the first look. It was really important for us to have a venue that was central to Hobart CBD, as 90% of our guests travelled from interstate. Our vibe was similar to a special dinner party with friends. We just wanted to sit down with all our nearest and dearest, and have a really delicious meal.”

FAVE DETAILS “Amber’s wedding cake was simple and delicious – a white chocolate, Madeira cake with buttercream icing and a thin layer of fresh strawberry jelly. We also loved our arbour, it was a piece of driftwood we had found months earlier, and my sister and two close friends spent the day before dressing the wood with greens and florals from Lisa Kingston Flowers.”

LITTEL LOL “Just my wedding outfit disaster! My custom gold jumpsuit just wasn’t coming together (it was getting tighter and the crotch higher each fitting as the seamstress made adjustments, plus the zipper in the back just wasn’t working), so with 10 days to go, I cracked it and decided to find something else. After spending about $3000 on both ASOS and The Iconic, I managed to find ‘a’ pair of pants that worked ($110 spend, everything else was returned and refunded). I then found my top in the Hobart MYER Store. It was pretty stressful, but Amber assures me that I took it like a champ.”

DIY “I (Bridget), really wanted confetti, but I didn’t want it to have a negative impact on the environment. So we started hand punching gum leaves with a little beach punch about six months before the wedding.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Don’t try to do everything yourself, it’s okay to pay professionals to do some of the lifting.”

WE WISH WE… “Had hired a stylist/ planner for the day. We spent a lot of time setting up our venue with the help of our family and friends, and in hindsight it would have been really nice to focus more on ourselves leading up to the big event, paying someone else to take care of it.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our Photographer, Nina Hamilton – her pictures are just beyond. They are so professional and beautiful, and she really captured who we are as a couple. Merren Wilkinson (of  Cinta Celebrate Love) was gorgeous. She has this glowing energy and was so personable and warm in her manner. Lisa Kingston Flowers was incredible. At Lisa’s encouragement, we went down early to Salamanca markets on the Saturday and picked our flowers from Lisa’s stall. She has amazing posies (two of which became our bride bouquets), and bunches of dahlia’s and eucalyptus greenery.”

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Nina Hamilton Florist Lisa Kingston Flowers Ceremony & Reception Battery Point Community Catering Sabre. Donuts Lady Hester Entertainment Lasts & JD Celebrant Cinta Celebrate Love Rings Courtney Jackson Jewellery Event Hire Salters Hire (Crockery, cutlery, tables, chairs, glasses, wine barrels & outdoor umbrellas) THE BRIDE (Bridget) Top Mossimo via MYER Pants Tussah via The Iconic Shoes Gorman Hair Amanda Joy Hair Stylist Makeup Brides by Kate THE BRIDE (Amber) Top Seed Skirt Bianca Spender Shoes Gorman Accessories Toyah Perry (Earrings) Hair Amanda Joy Hair Stylist Makeup Brides by Kate