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Adventurous Island And Mona Museum Wedding

August 20, 2021 | kailey

An intimate elopement or a large extravagant celebration—why choose one when you could have both? With help from wedding planner Honeyfig, Frank and Naomi planned a day that incorporated elements from multiple wedding styles. They started with a forest elopement ceremony involving their children and ended with an epic unplugged reception in a museum. 

The Museum of Old and New Art—Australia’s oldest private museum—served as entertainment and a stunning canvas for reception decor. To add a personalized touch, jewel-toned floral arrangements—by The Floral Criteria—dressed the space in a simple, yet show-stopping manner. 

Photographer Jon Gazzignato captured every detail that’ll have nontraditional couples feeling inspired. Maybe you’re looking for ways to decorate your elopement ceremony. Maybe you’re in search of inspiration for ways to twist traditional wedding elements and make them your own. Whatever it may be, you’ve come to the right place. Get your Inspiration boards ready and get scrolling. 

More From Photographer On This Mona Museum Wedding 

The couple eloped in the forest on Bruny Island with their kids before taking the ferry back to Hobart and having an all out stylish wedding at the Mona Museum. I love the mix of intimacy, adventure, style, and party all in one day. The couple loves nature and art so combining those two things made for a truly special wedding. 

The Couple:

Naomi and Frank

The Wedding:

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Creating A Day That Fully Represents You 

We’re extremely proud of what we created. We’re not wedding people. So, we wanted to create a full day of festivities that showcases our interpretation of what a wedding means to us—ditching wedding traditions that didn’t hold true to our beliefs. And incredibly, we achieved this.  

Creating A Day That Fully Represents You 

We’re extremely proud of what we created. We’re not wedding people. So, we wanted to create a full day of festivities that showcases our interpretation of what a wedding means to us—ditching wedding traditions that didn’t hold true to our beliefs. And incredibly, we achieved this.  

Hand Written Vows Add A Personal Touch 

Our ceremony was deeply private. Our vows were written and spoken together with only our children as witnesses. We flew kites at the beach and celebrated with a picnic before catching the ferry to head towards our second unplugged reception, which was a small gathering of our closest friends and family.  

A Special Venue That Doubled An Entertainment 

We cut the cake first, then we took our wedding party through the art museum on a treasure hunt and into interactive art experiences. Finally ending in the most incredible restaurant to indulge in the finest food and wine on offer in Tasmania. Every single part of our day makes me smile and feel like we cherry-picked the best parts of our life and pulled it all together into one incredible fiesta. This is the wedding I would dream of being invited to and—even better—it was all ours.

Little Moments Make For The Most Memorable 

Walking into the ceremony in the forest with my soon-to-be-husband by my side was the most memorable moment for me. Our three children were standing and waiting for us in the most stunning forest location. We had chosen that location as a family the day before, making it even more special. The looks on their beautiful little faces when they saw us walk in will never leave me.

Advice For Couples Planning A Unique Wedding 

My advice to anyone planning their wedding is twofold. Firstly, have complete and utter trust in the talented team of wedding vendors assisting you. They’re all professionals and know what they’re doing. Choose vendors that you have a genuine connection with and give them your trust, they will make sure that your day is seamless and special. My second piece of advice is to relax, take a deep breath, and remember this is a celebration of love. There is no place for stress and angst in the process and certainly not on your wedding day.  

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jon Gazzignato
Event Planning – Honeyfig
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Museum of Old and New Art
Floral Design – The Floral Criteria
Officiant – Nat Weaver
Invitation Design + Signage – Blossie
Makeup Artist – Tamsin Nolan
Hair Styling – Ben OBrien
Rings – Metal Urges

 

Congratulations to Frank and Naomi on their Mona museum wedding. And big thanks to photographer Jon Gazzignato for preserving these precious moments—proving that cookie-cutter weddings are overrated. Bring on the unconventional venues and unique celebrations! 

If you’re in search of ways to make your wedding unlike any other, we’ve got you covered. From the wedding style to the venue choice, couples are no longer bound to strict wedding day traditions. Kick start your wedding planning process by checking out these unconventional wedding venue ideas for unique couples.

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