With a snow capped mountain as their backdrop, Laura and Andy tied the knot, with an teeny group of 20 at the Hobart Waterside Pavilion. Their intimate ceremony was followed by a cosy dinner at Ethos Eat Drink, where the couple and their guests shared a spectacular meal in the historic setting of the converted 1820s stable yard.
Laura looked stunning in Thurley, with hand-sewn lace sleeves to keep off some of the Tassie chill. Her simple bouquet was made by a friend and echoed the understated elegance of the day.
The ceremony was simply styled with white flowers and olive branches, while the reception was a little more rustic, in keeping with the style of Ethos. As owners of handmade accessories label, Once Was Lost, Laura and Andy have an abundance of creativity between them, which they certainly put to good use. They styled the day themselves and made many personalised details, such as their lovely gift bags filled with handmade items and delicious treats.
Above all, Laura and Andy wanted their wedding to be intimate and authentic. They wanted a special family dinner in a cosy, inviting setting and Ethos suited them perfectly. “We had incredible canapés and a dinner of slow roasted lamb and an endless variety of sides. The biggest talking point was dessert – a phenomenal selection of preserved fruits, freshly baked chocolate cookies, handmade ice creams, vanilla crème anglaise, salted caramel sauces all placed down the table so guests could concoct their own perfect dessert.”
The day was captured by Sarah Williams, who Laura tells me was a perfect match for them. “Her vision and sensitivity to shooting our day, and her general warmth and generosity are second to none.”
Photography: Sarah Williams | Bride’s dress: Thurley | Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss | Rings: Canturi | Hair & Makeup: Bride | Ceremony venue: Waterside Pavilion, Hobart | Celebrant: Pastor Dermot Cottuli from Grace Church | Reception venue and catering: Ethos Eat Drink | Flowers: sourced and styled by bride, groom and friends