The Islington Hotel Wedding by Jonathan Wherrett
December 16, 2011
I can't believe another pretty week has come and gone here at SMP Australia! Before we send you off into the weekend, we had to share with you this beyond gorgeous fete by Jonathan Wherrett.  We're talking lush florals, gorgeous attire, a romantic carousel ride and lots of vintage touches. Yup, I think it's safe to say that we're totally head over heels for this elegant down under soiree. Click here for even more.









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From the Bride...Michael and I met 3 and half years ago while we were both working at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne. From the beginning we knew that we had found "the one." We quickly became inseparable and our life together very quickly kicked off. Our friends and family have laughed that our life seems to be one major event after the other. Within several years we had gotten a dog, travelled the world multiple times, purchased a house, had a baby and became engaged, but I guess when you know you're onto a good thing why wait?!

When Michael and I got engaged at the Islington Hotel in Hobart we knew right away that it is where we would be married. The hotel was perfectly "us" and more importantly it offered us everything we wanted for our wedding. It was small, it was in an amazing location and it was all ours for the entire day and night of our wedding. We knew very early on that we wanted our wedding to be small and intimate so that we were able to fully enjoy the company of our closest friends and family who were all making the trip to Hobart to be with us.

Michael and I share a great love of all things food so it goes without saying that one of the most important parts of our wedding day would be the food. We worked with the chef to create our dream menu, something which we would dream of finding in a restaurant, we worked with the sommelier to match wines to each of the courses and we also created custom "His" & "Hers" cocktails to enjoy with canapés in the afternoon. For our wedding favors we made chocolate and caramel fudge, peanut brittle and chocolate freckles which we packaged up in little midnight snack packs. As an ode to food we also spent months collecting vintage forks which we bent by hand to use as our place card holders.

We were so blessed to have our wonderful friend Jeremy with us who worked tirelessly the entire day to ensure that everything was perfect. Unfortunately when the flowers arrived it was apparent that the florist and I were on different wave lengths but rather than letting me know about this Jeremy took control of the situation and took 30 sad little arrangements and created 10 amazing ones. He also did all the amazing styling for our tables which included vintage books, hessian table runners and my great grandmothers vintage silverware.

Our day went off without a hitch and I can honestly say it was exactly what I had always dreamed off. We managed to hire the most incredibly talented people to work with on the day but none more so than our amazing photographer Jonathan Wherrett who not only captured our day so perfectly but managed to fit into a close knit group of friends and family as though we had known him forever. Having Jonathan capture our wedding day was the best decision Michael and I made and we're reminded of this every time we look at our amazing photos.

Wedding Photography: Jonathan Wherrett / Floral Design: Jeremy vander Norde, Friend / Ceremony + Reception Location: The Islington Hotel / Wedding Cake: Cakes By Eve / Celebrant: Jill Harper / Music: Adelante / Bride's Shoes: Ted Baker / Wedding Dress: Martina Liana / Earrings: Ben Amun / Groom's Suit: P Johnson Tailors / Groom's Shoes: Loake via Beggar Man Theif / Rings: Jose Fernandez