Real wedding – Hannah & Scott, Myrniong VIC
In a gorgeous, DIY dream, high school sweethearts Scott and Hannah celebrated their love.
Their Myrniong winery wedding was filled with creative touches – rustic vintage charm, all perfected with beautiful pink hued-blooms.
Following a loved up ceremony with many giggles, the couple walked hand-in-hand among the vines before celebrating into the night.
Beautifully captured by Elk & Willow, this wedding embodies sweet moments and pure love.
IN HANNAH’S WORDS…
We are high school sweethearts! My best friend was actually interested in him first, and I remember trying to set them up. Luckily enough, one day at a skate comp we had our first kiss, and the rest was history!
We did have a break for about a year at the end of high school, though we still remained best friends. When we got back together I just knew this was it. Also when Scott would propose every time we were out with our friends, I realised this guy was the one for me!
We booked everything in advance not long after we were engaged. It was so easy and so much fun! I had huge help from my sister who is a graphic designer, she helped plan everything. My mum and nanna played a large role in the planning too.
We had our wedding at a winery so we went for a rustic and vintage feel. I loved that we had lots of flowers and we did a lot of DIY. Scott helped spray paint many wine bottles, my sister did all the stationery and signage and my dad made the wooden arch we were married under. I was very lucky to have such a creative bunch.
I went with my mum and nanna to have a look down Sydney Road in Brunswick to see what was our there. Little did I know I actually found my dress at the first shop we went to. I first tried on lace dresses which I originally wanted but they didn’t look quite right on me. My nanna spotted this beautiful beaded gown hiding behind a corner and as soon as I put it on we all knew it was the one – I couldn’t stop touching it! I think I walked around the shop for a good 20 minutes because I didn’t want to take it off – it was so elegant and beautiful.
Walking down the aisle, to our favourite song (Boy & Bear – Walking on a dream) and seeing Scott’s big beautiful smile that was just for me! His speech was pretty impressive too.
Meaning of marriage.
It means I get to spend the rest of my life growing old with my best friend.
Aisle – Walking on a dream by Boy & Bear
End of ceremony – Use Somebody by Kings of Leon
Reception entrance – Happy by Pharrell Williams
First dance – XO by John Mayer
Circle of goodbyes – Hold On We’re Going Home by Lakyn Heperi
Our celebrant accidentally said to Scott, ‘would you take Hannah to be your lawful wedded husband’ instead of wife. Everyone had a good chuckle. We also had huge light up love letters on the dance floor and one of our guests was accidentally knocked back into one letter and fell back into the band. We can laugh about it now!
It was surprisingly stress free! I always hear of brides so stressed out and losing sleep over it but for us it was a fun and easy experience.
Words of wisdom.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. We did a lot of DIY which helped save some costs. Enjoy the whole process it’s such an exciting time in your life!
HANNAH AND SCOTT’S TRIBE
Ceremony venue/reception venue: St Anne’s Winery, Myrniong – I can’t speak highly enough of this place and the staff members. They went above and beyond to make everything possible and the food, wine and service was incredible.
Celebrant: Cameron Micallef – what a beautiful man, a friend of ours who offered to do this as part of his bucket list!
Photography: Elk & Willow – what can I say – WOW! I fell in love with Jess the first time I met her, what a beautiful soul! She is beautiful both inside and out and it is all reflected in her snaps. She did such an amazing job and was a huge part of our day.
Styling: DIY by myself and my sister.
Florist: Bacchus Marsh Florist – the ladies here are incredible. They knew exactly what I had in my mind and made my dream come true. I absolutely loved our flowers and I can’t thank them enough for making everything look so beautiful.
Hair and makeup: Makeup & Beauty by Jodie McInnes – this girl is talented! It was so lovely having her there on the day making us all feel so comfortable and beautiful!
Jewellery: I wore my Nanna’s earrings that my Pa, who passed away a few years ago, bought for her – this was very special to me. It also turns out my Auntie wore them to her wedding also.
Rings: Michael Hill
Bridesmaid dresses: Rodeo Show
Groom/Groomsmen suits: Raffaele Ciuca
Groom’s shoes: Windsor Smith
Bow ties: OTAA
Catering: The Plough Myrniong- the food was absolutely amazing. One of our favourite restaurants and we were so lucky to have them cater our wedding.
Favors: My Nanna baked 450 yo-yo’s, she is incredible!
Cake: Hayleymade – it was a beautiful lemon curd buttercream cake. When I met her I knew from her house just how much she loves baking and how talented she is!
Stationery/signage: Jessica Walsh Designs – my incredibly talented graphic designer sister. She did everything for us from invites to menus to free-hand painted signs.
Entertainment: Melbourne Acoustic Duo – these guys were great! They played at our ceremony and reception, as well as emceed the evening.