Hannah Jago + Josh Stubbe
Wattle Point / November 2017
communication is key
Our Special Words
We promise to always be there for each other, as well as our children. We promise to say 'I love you' every day and mean it. We promise to never go to bed angry at each other. We promise to be each other’s biggest support with everything in life.
To My Husband Josh
Dear Josh, I loved you yesterday, I love you today and I will love you even more tomorrow. Thank you for being the best husband and father anyone could ask for. Love Hannah
In June 2015, Josh surprised me with a trip to Queenstown, NZ. We had been together for about four years at this stage and I was about eight weeks pregnant at the time. I remember saying to Josh every other day that just because we were having a baby it didn’t mean that we needed to be engaged and get married. The poor guy had it all planned out for months and I was slowly crushing his dream of proposing - whoops! Thankfully for me he stuck to his guns and on
June 5th, in our hotel room, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! Originally, we planned to get married the following February which would have been perfect timing as we hoped our daughter, Thea, would be walking by then. Our wedding plans were in full force and all our vendors booked when I found out that I was pregnant again! We decided to postpone the wedding until that November instead. This special date meant that we got to involve our beautiful boy, Chevy, in our celebrations. I had over two years to plan this special occasion and I had everything covered, except the looming weather on the day.
We were lucky that we had all the accommodation of Wattle Point booked out for family and friends, so we had plenty of volunteers to entertain Thea and Chevy and make sure they were fed and rested while we got ready.
From our room, I was able to watch everyone gather where our ceremony was to take place, including Josh who looked nervous. I found this weirdly reassuring. As I began my walk down the aisle I could see a massive, threatening cloud and could hear the loud thunder getting closer. I remember Dad squeezed my arm and said, ‘Just walk slowly, we only get to do this once.’ It was really special and he was right, I didn’t need to worry. Our wedding was amazing in every way and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Damien and Brad from the Tinamba Hotel were a dream to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was so amazing. There was not one complaint about the food and I was so glad that I got to enjoy it all. They also ran our bar and supplied staff for table service during our reception. They even fixed our dance floor, which sank on the soft sand! The dynamic duo of Sonya and Pep from Laugh Out Loud Photography and Ice Cream Sandwich Films were amazing. They were so chilled and so clearly in love with what they do. Our photos say it all!
Getting Hitched - Our One Piece of Advice
Don't stress the little things. Everything works out perfectly and only you will know if something is missing. Make your day about what you want and not about what you think other people will love. Finally, if you can pick your own ceremony songs it’s so worth it. I nearly cry every time I hear ours.
ACCOMMODATION, CEREMONY + RECEPTION Waterfront Retreat at Wattle Point
CATERING Tinamba Hotel
HEALTH + FITNESS MVNT Hub
PHOTOGRAPHER Laugh Out Loud Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER Ice Cream Sandwich Films