Before we dive head first into Anna and Adams amazing wedding we feel the need to clarify we are not big “squealers” here in the Hello May office. Appreciative of the creativity that goes into a wedding? Yes! Squealers? No! But we must admit we kind of lost our s**t when we came across this ridiculously bright and terribly fun wedding shot by tasmanian legends Fred and Hannah Photography and, well, we are pretty pumped to be sharing it with you on this fine Monday morning!
Anna and Adam hand made everything themselves and positively everything was one of a kind, oh-my-god-that’s-totally-freaking-awesome unique rather than a carbon copy of what ever DIY fad was trending on Pinterest that week. Anna tells us “We did pretty much everything ourselves with our families. We were both very relaxed so most things were done or developed a couple of days before hand! We wanted the ceremony to be very natural. We had gum sapling branches, fern branches and native flowers to mark the aisle.”
But its the reception that really had us picking our jaws up off the floor! Anna says “With the reception we wanted as much colour and carnival type atmosphere as we could get.” Each table had a different colour and all runners were hand made by the Anna’s sister. Anna goes on to say “we wanted as much living decoration as possible so our mothers (who are both brilliant gardeners) grew different plants and herbs in pots that we used to decorate the tables and garden in general.”
But what of the Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium feel to the reception? Anna says “we also wanted an eclectic feel to the tables so we used anything and everything we could! The day before the wedding we raided my sister’s house and borrowed all the toys and anything else that wasn’t nailed down that we thought might work. We then just dumped it all in the marque and started putting it on tables wherever. We got old boards from a fallen down shearing shed and painted directions on them to hang around the place so people could find the toilet, camping area etc. We even borrowed a bicycle to have sitting with a basket for our programs.”
Anna’s sister deserves a special shout out too as we are told she spent nearly the entire week leading up to the wedding sitting in her kitchen making bunting. Apparently there were over 1,000 individual flags that we used to string around the marque and garden. Remembering their three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) all the flags were made from the fabric that was left over from the table runners. Clever? We think so!
Anna attributes the success of the reception to having free reign of the venue, which happened to be her parents farm in Broadmarsh, Tasmania. She says “we basically kept an open mind… we didn’t dismiss any idea as too ridiculous and just ran with each crazy idea as it came, our only limitations where how possible it actually was, for example we scraped the idea of the bridesmaid walking in carrying a small rabbit instead of a bouquet.
To see Anna and Adams entire day head on over to Fred and Hannah Photography’s rather swish looking website. Believe it or not there is plenty more to see!
CREDITS Photos Fred and Hannah Photography // Bridal gown Tanya Didenko couture // Veil Anna’s grandmothers // Rings Ironstone // Flowers homemade // Grooms pants, waistcoat and hat Adam’s step-grandfathers // Grooms shoes Windsor Smith // Ceremony and reception Broadmarsh, Tasmania // Cake homemade // Stationery Inkpot Studios // Entertainment Gypsy Jaz by Gadje // Celebrant Pam Giblin.