These two are some of our faves. Here’s why: “We met when we were both working in a bar in the Melbourne CBD. I was a rowdy bartender and Gab was the manager who had to try and keep me in line. It definitely wasn’t love at first sight but many knock-off drinks later we found a shared love of adventure, fun and excellent wine.” What’s not to love? Fast forward 10 years and the two were married (by celebrant, Rachael Calvert Weddings, no less) in a glorious Tasmanian wedding with urban inspo on tap. Jon Gazzignato caught it all on camera, so scroll down for all the goods… 

THE VENUE “We first went to Tassie on a holiday a few years ago and immediately fell in love. Franklin was the last one we saw but for both of us, it was the one we had always had our hearts set on. We also wanted to show off Hobart to our guests and the water is a big part of the city. Aloft is only a couple of blocks from Franklin and as soon as we saw the huge windows, we knew we could have the light and views of an outdoor ceremony but with the [weather] protection of the beautiful Aloft space.”

THE VIBE “Minimalist Maximalist Romantic Disco Wedding. While the idea of Minimalist-Maximalist doesn’t necessarily make a lot (or any) of sense, to us it meant to keep things simple and modern overall, but to go all out on the things we really cared about. We brought the romantic disco vibe though lots of pink and red florals everywhere as well as a big disco ball and floral instillation on the dance floor. We wanted it to feel like a big fancy party rather than a formal wedding. Following the first dance we switched on the party lights hidden behind the disco balls and everyone let loose. The disco balls and lights now have a permanent home in our living room and get switched on when we feel like a living room boogie.”

FAVE DETAILS “The bridal party outfits – they each found something they loved and our florist designed a different bouquet for each of them to complement their dresses. It looked so gorgeous and all the colours came together so well. The flowers were a really important component of the ‘romantic’ part of our wedding vibe. The brief for Lani from The Romantics was more about a feeling rather than wanting any one thing in particular. We wanted warm pinks and reds to contrast the concrete and steel of Franklin and a mix of hard and soft textures. Also the Instax Fuji Film was the best decision. While our guests were mostly on their best behaviour for our photographer Jon, there was some more candid behaviour caught on the Fuji’s. We now have a folder of hilarious photos.”

DIY “I have been an avid op-shopper since I was a kid and there was no way I was getting married without some kind of op-shop input. I collected op-shop vases in the most interesting shapes I could find and painted them all in dark greys and greens so they suited the sophisticated vibe of Franklin. We did all the music ourselves and spent months perfecting a couple of Spotify playlists.”

THE DRESS “The dress was super important for me and I thought a lot about what I wanted to wear. Over about six months I tried on a range of styles but fairly quickly it became obvious that I was leaning towards something very clean and minimal. I went to Tania Stokes Couture with some things I really wanted – silk, clean lines, long sleeves, open back, high front split and we went from there.”

COOL CUSTOM As it got closer to the wedding we came to realise that Gab’s Mum and Dad wouldn’t be able to make the trip to Hobart because of their health. My brother and his wife also weren’t able to come because they were pregnant and my now niece just refused to be born in time for them to attend. It was important that they were included in the day so we had a live-stream of the ceremony, speeches and dancefloor for them.”

WE’RE GLAD WE… “Had a first look and bridal party photos prior to the ceremony. It was a no-brainer for us. Jon Gazzignato has a really relaxed vibe and a huge smile and having him lead us around the super cute Battery Point area meant everyone was in a really fun, relaxed mood by the end of photos and super psyched for the ceremony.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “As soon as we started chatting to celebrant, Rachael Calvert, we felt an instant bond and you could feel her amazing energy down the phone. She is a brilliant combination of infectious energy and good advice and I now can’t imagine the day without her being part of it.”

If you want to see more weddings celebrant, Rachael Calvert has officiated, as well as info and contact details, head here. But first, scroll down… 

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Jon Gazzignato Florist The Romantics Stationery Appy Couple (Electronic Invites & Wedding Website) Ceremony Aloft Reception Franklin (Since Closed) Photo Booth Instax Fuji Film Lighting DJ City Signage Vista Print (Designed by Friend) Entertainment Spotify CelebranRachael Calvert Rings Katherine Bowman Transport Uber Hire Items Ikea (Glass Vases & Candlesticks), Southern Lights Candle Co (Candles) Op Shops & Bunnings Paint (Ceramic Vases) Store Dj (Disco Ball) Afterparty Alter THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Tania Stokes Couture Shoes Loeffler Randall Accessories Linden Cook. (Earrings) Hair Bianca Schenk Hairdresser Makeup Liv Rodgers & and Makeup Bar Hobart Bridesmaid Dresses Oroton, Whistles, búl & ASOS Bridesmaid Shoes Own Bridesmaid Gifts Red Parka & Poppins, Deehappypins, Greek Life Flair & Hungry Kids Club all via Etsy THE GROOM Suit, Shirt & Tie P. Johnson Shoes Herring