Jay and Teagan
On the 12th of October I married by best friend and it was the most amazing day ever – but that story will have to wait since I don’t have the photos back yet!
After our wedding we weren’t in a position to take a huge amount of time off work for our honeymoon, so we decided to postpone the big holiday and have a ‘minimoon’. So, the day after our wedding, we flew out to Hobart for a three night romantic getaway. If you’re staying in Tasmania, we definitely recommend hiring a car. Cheap and easy to get around.
We spent the first night at Wrest Point in Hobart, and when we told reception that we got married only the day before, we were upgraded to a suite! Excellent way to start. After the wedding we were both exhausted so we spent most of this first day chilling out. We did however find an amazing dessert place in the casino!
The next day we spent the morning at MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art. I’m not much of an art person myself but I had heard that this place is unreal, so we had to check it out. It’s pretty much all underground, and none of the artworks have signs, so you walk around with a modified iPod that tells you about the art. You could probably get lost for days in here! Some of the art was beautiful, some confusing, disturbing, interactive, (one was extremely smelly), and some were incredibly old. Like, Ancient Egypt old. We thought that was pretty cool. Definitely worth a visit!
To enjoy the beauty and isolation Tassie has to offer, we spent the next few days on Bruny Island. Only a short ferry trip (you sit in your car during this time) from about 45 minutes south of Hobart, and you get to an untouched, peaceful, food lover’s paradise. We stayed in a cute cabin overlooking the ocean and mountains, enjoying local cheeses, ciders, bread and olives. Does it get any better? We drove around most of the island to check out the local produce, and basically spent our time eating, walking and relaxing. A perfect way to unwind after the wedding.
Now that the wedding is over, and the minimoon is long gone, and we are back at work, hubby and I can still look forward to our American honeymoon at the end of the year!
Images by Teagan and Jay
Ms Gingham says: Sounds like a fantastic little mini getaway and very relaxing!
Teagan says: “I am 26 years old and teach English to high school students. I live in Melbourne and I divide my spare time between marking essays, planning classes, researching wedding ideas and gazing at my sparkly engagement ring, which I am still not used to seeing on my finger! Now that I am finally engaged I feel like a lot of things are falling into place in my life – it’s a very good place to be. “