After their engagement in early 2020 Hannah and Joel began to look around Hobart, their home city, for a venue to marry in. After a forced break from wedding planning thanks to Covid, they searched further afield, and decided on a wedding at Scottsdale, in Tasmania’s North East, where Hannah grew up.
“As soon as we stepped into the Scottsdale Mechanic’s Institute Hall we knew it was where we wanted to be married, as it ticked our boxes for a simple, stress-free occasion. The Mechanic’s Hall is run by a committee of volunteers who could not have been more helpful. The hall was so beautifully restored and had everything we needed – chairs, tables and a kitchen on site. We applied only a minimum of decoration.”
Greg Munro officiated at the wedding. He is the minister at the church where Hannah grew up in Scottsdale. They also loved having friends from their church in Hobart play music for the service.
Hannah and Joel wanted an easy, stress-free wedding without too much fuss. Hannah did her own makeup and also that of her sisters. Her mum made the wedding dress and as a special touch embroidered the wedding date on the inside hem..
The Ceremony transformed into a lunch reception with the help of some friends who moved the chairs to the edge of the room. The tables with their homemade table cloths of gingham gave a vintage touch. The hall already had decorative lights installed and the family had hung some homemade bunting that has also been used at Hannah’s sister’s wedding.
Special mention to Jess: “We are so thrilled with our photographer Jess Oakenfull. She was so lovely and she made us both feel so calm and comfortable to be ourselves. Jess works so softly and smoothly we hardly noticed she was around, and we were so delighted to have her capture the joy of our day.
Our videographer, Andrew Walton was likewise so great to work with and was able to capture very special memories of our special day through a highlight video.”