Hannah and Luke’s big day was all about sharing what they love with the people they love. Against the backdrop of their regular neighbourhood hang-outs Centennial Park and 4Fourteen, they created a relaxed day that was true to them, and Lara Hotz was on hand to capture it all.
Meeting at a nightclub in Brisbane, the couple maintained a long distance relationship for a year before Hannah moved to Sydney to be with Luke and embark upon on a 10 month backpacking trip together. Hannah says, “We’ve travelled a lot together, which makes you incredibly intimate in all aspects of each other’s personality, habits and quirks. But it only seemed to make us love each other more.”
Not the type to do things traditionally, Hannah proposed to Luke one Christmas night at his parents’ house. She recalls, “I was crying before I even started talking because I’m a pretty emotional dag. He saw straight through me, let me finish my speech and said yes.”
The couple’s ceremony was short and sweet with lots of laughs, conducted by Tami Sussman who Hannah describes as “the world’s greatest celebrant”. Guests then mingled over drinks and a grazing table before moving on to 4Fourteen for the reception.
Hannah and Luke already loved the comfortable style of their favourite restaurant and wanted the space to speak for itself, so their instructions to Pia & Jade were to keep it simple. The restrained styling, together with stationery by Sophy MacCallum, added elegance to the venue without competing with the existing décor.
Hannah recommends choosing vendors whose work you love and locking them in right away rather than searching endlessly as many do! She shares, “We LOVED all our vendors and would recommend every single one. I’d say we went for boutique suppliers who worked for themselves because we felt they would all take great pride in their work – and we weren’t disappointed.”
Images Lara Hotz | Bride's Dress Moira Hughes | Bridesmaid's Dresses Zimmerman | Groom's Suit M. J. Bale | Hair Liz Tieu | Makeup Sonia Allen | Ceremony Venue Centennial Park | Celebrant Tami Sussman | Reception Venue 4Fourteen | Flowers Pia & Jade | Band Tillee Music | Cake Sparkle Cupcakery | Favours Black Pantry |