Britt and Adam don’t mess around! After meeting while they both worked the ski fields in Canada in 2012, this loved-up pair didn’t want to wait after Adam popped the question, setting their wedding just seven months out from the proposal. “Just the two of us living in Tasmania meant we were so desperate to simply have an intimate celebration with the closet people who meant the most to us,” explains the bride of their hurry to the altar. “With all of our family and friends in Queensland and Adam’s family in Canada, and in the midst of COVID, we knew we wanted to have a small ceremony here with just our closest friends and family and then head over to Canada once international borders open to do something similar there.”
There was one little hiccup along the way, though… Sourcing a gown amidst COVID restrictions! Don’t worry, folks, the story has a happy ending, as you can clearly see – just check out that dreamy backless Lola Varma gown Britt managed to scoot over state borders to find! Ready to peep the rest of the deets from this sweet Tassie wedding, caught on camera by the talented folks at Lu & Lo Weddings & Elopements?
THE VENUE “We knew we wanted a small intimate wedding, and because we don’t live in close proximity to our family and friends, we wanted the celebration to last longer than just one day. We knew early on we wanted a venue we could all be together in the day before, the day of, and the day after so I researched luxury accommodation and came across Quamby Home. It was love at first sight. The house isn’t usually used for weddings, however Stew, the owner, was so kind to allow us to have our wedding day there. We booked Quamby Home for three nights and half the guests stayed with us in the house while the other half stayed at one of the historic cottages at Red Feather Inn just down the road.”
FAVOURITE DETAILS “Adam and I love good food and wine, and what better place than Tassie to source the best food and wine possible? We were fortunate to have owner Danielle Lafrancois from Hubert + Dan in the house for the day preparing everything from the canapés and mains (feast style) to our incredible orange and poppyseed non-traditional wedding cake. Her food was mind blowing. (Adam – being the self-proclaimed wine connoisseur – tasted his way through almost all the wineries along the West Tamar Valley wine region, finally landing both our reds and whites from Grey Sands Winery.) My flowers were just stunning. To be honest, the colour palette didn’t turn out how I had envisaged, but I liked them even more than how I imagined they would look! Emma from Murphy Bloom is a creative genius. But our favourite detail of the day was our fur baby, Ned, making an appearance and spending a couple of hours with us at Quamby Home – bow tie and all!”
THE DRESS “I found this part harder than I expected. I never had that, “Yes, this is my dress!” moment. For me, it was really a matter of just finding a dress in time. Given we were working with a short seven-month engagement and with COVID-19 closing many interstate borders, I knew I needed to find one as soon as possible. Because I have the best girlfriends a girl could ever ask for, my two besties got together mid-week (one during her lunch break and the other with a three-month-old baby at home), trotted into my pre-arranged bridal appointment and tried on the dresses I had selected! They FaceTimed me the entire time as they tried on approximately six dresses between the two of them. When borders opened, I managed to take a trip up to Queensland where I visited a few stores and ultimately found my Lola Varma gown in Sphere Bridal Gallery on the Sunshine Coast. It was a dress I never intended to try on, but it was pulled and suggested to me by the bridal representative – and though I never had that ‘love at first sight’ experience, I absolutely LOVED it on my wedding day, and I am still in love with it today. It was simple, elegant and suited our low key casual vibe wedding.”
LITTLE LOL “Forgetting to wear my veil! It wasn’t until after the ceremony that my sister-in-law pointed out that I didn’t have it on. Our photographer Lucy, from Lu & Lo Weddings & Elopements, captured a priceless photo of the moment she told me my veil wasn’t in. The shock on my face is hilarious.”
STANDOUT VENDORS “It is really tough to single out a few, they were all incredible. We have been living in Tasmania for just over three years now and we find that, in general, people do go above and beyond and make your interaction with them very personable and memorable. I guess special mention would go to Lu & Lo Weddings & Elopements for capturing candid, natural moments. Hubert + Dan for the incredible Tassie food. Grey Sands Winery for the spectacular wine. Kozy Film for the wedding video we adore. Stew for allowing us to have our special day at Quamby Home. Emma from Murphy Bloom for the stunning blooms. And Liv Rogers Makeup Artist for creating a makeup look that made me feel like me.”
CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Lu & Lo Weddings & Elopements Cinematographer Kozy Film Florist Murphy Bloom Stationery Zazzle Ceremony & Reception Quamby Home Catering & Cake Chef Danielle Lefrancois at Hubert + Dan Wedding favours Crestview Blueberries (homemade blueberry jam by bride & groom) Hire Items Ash & Brad Bespoke (tables, chairs, cutlery and wine barrels) Celebrant Wendy Marston Celebrant Rings Metal Urges Fine Jewellery THE BRIDE Gown Lola Varma Bridal Boutique Sphere Bridal Gallery (Maroochydore location) Robes Amanda Barden Shoes Wittner Accessories Francesca (earrings) Hair Courtney Cameron at U.R.unique Makeup Liv Rogers Makeup Artist Bridesmaid dresses DISSH Bridesmaid shoes Wittner Bridesmaid gifts Piyama (robe), Adairs (slippers), Coal River Farm (chocolate) THE GROOM Jacket & Pants GAZMAN Bow tie Myer Barber Mahni Hair Barber Studio