Hannah and Josh

REAL WEDDING

JESSIE + MATT

PHOTOGRAPHY   |   THE HOGANS WEDDINGS

In the summer of 2010, Jessie and Matt crossed paths during a family camping trip in Anglesea. It was fate, with mutual family friends bringing them together, and an instant connection that forged a lasting friendship. Despite living in different cities, Melbourne for Matt and Geelong for Jessie, their bond only grew stronger, nurtured by periodic party encounters and consistent communication.

As life’s twists would have it, a few years later their paths intertwined more intimately. Jessie found herself in Melbourne for an internship and that’s when their romance took flight. From those initial dates, their love story blossomed and the duo became inseparable. Weekends became synonymous with long drives, traversing the distance to see each other, creating precious memories.

A new chapter soon began as Matt decided to make Geelong his home. They found a place to call their own and the adventure continued as they embarked on their first home renovation project. Life, however, had an adorable surprise in store. Enter Oakley, the Golden Retriever, a furry addition that instantly became the apple of their eyes. Naturally, he had a special role in their wedding, walking down the aisle with Jessie’s sister as the best boy, sharing in their joyous moment.

For their wedding they opted for an intimate gathering with just 15 cherished guests – immediate family, partners and grandparents. The location, Woolbrook Homestead, was love at first sight, the only venue they considered and it was utterly perfect. The day itself was as relaxed as they had envisioned, a dream come true. Jessie, Jake and Ruby from Big Love Elopements were the architects of their perfect day, understanding their vibe and creating magic. Havana Caravan Bar crafted their favourite cocktails and Workers Barbecue served up a mouthwatering American barbecue feast, truly reflecting their tastes.

They ventured to Europe for a delightful month-long honeymoon in June, an experience they cherish with zero regrets. Jessie and Matt’s message to future couples. Make the wedding about your desires not societal pressures or social media trends. They advise steering clear of being overwhelmed and staying true to your vision once it’s set.

Theirs is a love story rooted in friendship, fortified by shared dreams and celebrated with authenticity. An inspiring tale of two souls who found each other amidst the chaos of life, creating a world filled with love, laughter and Golden Retriever cuddles.

Hannah and Josh
Hannah and Josh
Hannah and Josh
Hannah and Josh
Hannah and Josh
Hannah and Josh
Hannah and Josh
Hannah and Josh
Hannah and Josh

Gown: Georgia Young Couture    |    Photographer: The Hogans Weddings    |    Videographer: Down The Road Weddings    |    Celebrant: Jessie Belle Celebrant @ Big Love Elopements    |    Venue: Woolbrook Homestead   |    Dress: Chosen By Kyha    |    Makeup: Maddi Nicholls MUA    |    Hair: Ashlea Simmons Hair    |    Flowers: Supplied by Geelong Flower Farm, styled and made by Jessie    |    Cocktail Van: Havana Caravan Bar    |    Catering: Workers Barbeque

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