Soon after meeting, Hobart pair Karen Macnab and James Fagg travelled to Queensland together, learning in days what it can take other people months to discover – that they were meant to be together.
Months later Karen, 29, and James, 31, made it Facebook-official and began laying the foundations of a long and happy life together.
After finally completing the deck around their summer caravan, James presented a photo book showing the couple’s journey so far.
“When I got to the end of the book it asked what our next adventure would be and he got down on his knee and presented me with the most stunning sapphire ring, handmade by a friend of mine,” Karen says.
The pair held their Hobart wedding outdoors on a chilly autumn day on April 11, 2015 at Runnymede House, New Town in front of 90 friends and family.
The reception followed at Rydges Hobart where two friends took over the DJ decks and kept guests up and dancing well into the night.
“Our day was perfect because it was a beautiful reflection of us, our love and lives together and of the wonderful people in our lives who all helped in some way to make it an amazing celebration.”
Photos courtesy of Luke Marshall Images.
Bride Karen is originally from New Zealand, and the couple have headed back to her homeland a number of times since being together.
The couple’s colour theme was purple with a touch of yellow, found in Karen’s bouquet and James’ stylish bow tie.
Karen stayed on trend with a gorgeous lace wedding gown.
Karen tells of her family’s Scottish ancestry, “Dad loves any excuse to whip the Macnab tartan out.”
Brides Accessories: Francesca, Giggling Gertie / Brides Gown: Studio White Boutique, Augusta Jones / Brides Shoes: Diana Ferrari / Bridesmaids Accessories: Francesca / Bridesmaids Dresses: Review / Cake: A friend / Celebrant: David Closs Celebrant / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Ceremony Venue: Runnymede House / Entertainment: DJ friends / Flowers: The Lucid Elf / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: MJ Bale / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Oxford / Groomsmen Shoes: Oxford, MJ Bale / Hair: Agape Hair / Honeymoon: Indonesia / Invitations: Deer Daisy / Makeup: Shimmer Health & Beauty / Photographer: Luke Marshall Images / Reception Venue: Rydges Hobart / Rings: Metal Urges Fine Jewellery / Transport: Family cars / Videographer: Flowing Image Videography / Wedding Night Accommodation: Rydges Hobart