With a beginning just like a modern fairytale – “We met online”  tells the bride Emma. Emma and Simon’s wedding, in Tasmanian country town of Penguin, was filled with moody, misty weather, rustic details and all that perfect kind of Tassie wedding style.

With Tegan Murray Photography behind the camera, Emma and Simon made the most of their venue – the beautiful Mount Gnomon Farm, and highlighted the venue’s special features. “Our wedding theme tried to showcase the barn” explains Emma “so we went for a relaxed, boho, romantic theme.”

And their day, honoured all of that and more in simply beautiful detail. The perfect segue for a story that kicks off with an intimate and romantic proposal, says Emma,  “Simon proposed on the beach where we first met – On Christmas Eve. It was just the 2 of us on the beach and it was perfect.”

Simon and his groomsmen wore blue suits for the day, pairing them with pale pink bow ties and ties. The looks complemented Emma’s bridesmaids who wore pale pink gowns from Oleg Cassini Australia.

Emma found her elegant lace Stella York gown at Fairytales Bridal Boutique. She shares  “I fell in love with the tulle and the lace but the back design was what sealed the deal. I had alterations completed by Timeless Elegance in Launceston where flutter sleeves and extra lace were added. My favourite part of planning was the dress shopping, and having special moments while planning with both my fiancé and my wedding party.”

The couple held both their ceremony and reception at  Mount Gnomon Farm. “We were wanting a venue where we could have the ceremony, reception and photos at the one place. The beautiful scenery and amazing barn won us over.”

Emma walked down the aisle with her father to Ruelle’s ‘I Get To Love You’. “Walking down the aisle, seeing my future husband raw with emotion was truly the most special thing.”

The couple were married to Sarah Rooks. Emma sharing “We wanted a ceremony that was a celebration of our love and to showcase who we are. We wrote our vows and our celebrant evoked tears and laughter. A friend read a passage called Marriage Means Being In Love for the Rest of Your Life by Chris Ardis.”

The flowers were styled by Flowers by Lace in hues of blush and burgundy. Says Emma “The brief for my flowers were blush and burgundy. I also liked a touch of native. For the tables, I wanted a mixture of blue gum and native leaf foliage.”

Of their photographer, Emma raves “Tegan’s calm and kind manner was perfect for us! The photo of Simon and I kissing with the misty mountains in the back is our favourite”

The reception decor was simple and rustic, and all designed by Emma herself . “I DIY’d everything! Invitations, place settings, signs, favours, bridesmaids gifts. The styling was also completed and designed by myself.”

Emma has this advice for you. “Everyone says it but don’t sweat the small stuff! I made myself sick months leading up to the big day, stressing about everything – on the day I woke and the stress was gone. The day was perfect and not even the rain worried me!”

For their first dance, Emma and Simon had their musician perform Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up”. Emma telling “We loved sharing the day with our favourite people – family and friends. We had amazing vendors who were perfect to work with and we made sure we made time during the day after the ceremony where we could have moments with just the two of us. We could feel so much love in the room.”

A big congratulations to you both Emma and Simon. Thank you both for sharing your wedding day stories with us and thank you to Tegan Murray Photography for sharing today’s images with us.