Hannah and Clint grew up on neighbouring properties in the small town of Morpeth. After becoming a regular at the local newsagency where Hannah worked as a teenager, Clint was fast becoming a friendly familiar face and one that she noticed was confident, mature and polite. It wasn’t until they saw each other at a house party years later that they swapped numbers and a spark ignited. A group of friends going to see Christmas lights was their first date, along with a drive in movie, all cosied up on the back of Utes piled with lounge chairs.
Hannah and Clint chose their property Flagstaff in Woodville to get married at. With a day that saw rain, storm clouds, rainbows and sunshine, it was such a layered story full of character even down to the weather. Guests were told to wear gumboots and warned of the muddy conditions which only made the ceremony that much more adventurous. Hannah remembers feeling peaceful and happy as she walked down the aisle and locked eyes with Clint who wore a huge smile. Hannah says Clint is her safe place. Getting married on their property, a place they will call home and create so many other beautiful memories was one of the most motivating ways to create intimacy in what was a larger wedding. An arbour hung as the foreground to the mountains in the back, and their barn was the perfect space for people to gather as the weather did its thing. There was a huge amount of work from family and friends that went into creating their ceremony and reception space, just another way that shows how important those relationships are to Hannah and Clint. During the vows, it began to rain and by some clever negotiating from Kim Oakhill (the most amazing celebrant everrrr) we held out just enough for it stop before we may have been piled into the barn for the end. But sure enough, the rain did stop and a rainbow appeared; who doesn’t love a rainbow on even a normal day, so to have one appear straight after their ceremony was surely a special sign.
For photos we hopped on a big purple bus down the street and scored some well timed wind, sunshine and embraced a muddy gown. Its amazing what a small patch of country can do for capturing newlyweds. From the fruit orchards, to the water tank, then back onto Flagstaff for some farm fun - we captured all the feels.
The reception was an absolute show stopper with details that were so carefully thought out. Possibly the most important detail was the transformation of the barn into a reception space. Sitting on Hannah’s parents dairy farm in Morpeth, Closedale has been in their family for generations. In nine months, their family worked to transform a tired and dusty barn into a vivacious intimate space which perfectly captured Hannah and Clint’s spirit. Neon signs, cosy lounge chairs, long wooden tables and hanging floral installations created the most ambient space. A live band and an open bar (which they crafted themselves) ensured guests were entertained and partying into the early hours following no ones rules.
Hannah’s ceremony gown was a custom Zavana with long sleeves and a chapel length train. She always dreamed of being married in a traditional vintage style gown and her stunning 1920’s inspired bespoke cap veil complimented the look. Luckily, Hannah had a reception gown to change into, a whole new look by Karen Willis Holmes complete with an edgy flower crown - it meant she could change up her look and not fear the muddy aftermath of her amazing ceremony location.
The journey should be enjoyed as much as the destination. Hannah says enjoying the process of wedding planning and soaking it all up on the wedding day make the memories last. She also knows how important is was for them to play by their rules and inject their own personality into the day.
Hannah and Clint’s special day was full of style, hard work and fine detail that needed an eye for it. We had such a blast capturing beautiful cinematic moments and equally as many quiet understated memories. All the unique details took my breath away and the amount of fun everyone was having was the best; there is nothing like capturing people having genuine fun! I remember the look on Clint’s face when he saw Hannah, a huge smile! and the sheer magic of embracing the rain during their vows. A new beginning for Mr and Mrs Lumsden, their journey of countless miles starts now.
Thank you for choosing Muse Photography!
Thank you to this amazing team of vendors.
Photography - Muse Photography
Videography More Life Films
Makeup - Ellen Gould
Makeup For Bridesmaids - Visage Makeup Artistry
Flowers - The Naked Florist
Gown Ceremony - Zavana
Gown Reception - Karen Willis Holmes
Bridesmaids - Two Sisters the Label
Celebrant - Kim Oakhill
Musician - Sarah Christine Music
Reception Band - The White Tree Band
Catering – Little Pantry Co.
Wedding Cake - Dragonfly Cakes
Decor and Hire Items - Beavis Party and Event
Hire - Ivory Lane Event Styling and Hire, Whimsical Fox Events, Love Glows, Sketch & Etch Creative