by Louise Manning
May 2nd 2020
Restrictions were never going to stop these two lovers.
When the country came to a sudden stop Early-Mid March Josh & Meagen were devastated to learn they couldn’t have their dream wedding and as the restrictions worsened so did their plans. However not all hope was lost, it was quickly decided that either way the most important aspect was to get married and to not put their lives and plans on hold any longer. So they decided to have a beautiful and intimate elopement in their chosen church of St Joseph’s Church in East Maitland, a beautiful Maitland Wedding.
They invited all their wedding guests to join a special Facebook page and log into zoom and join them to watch their nuptials in the safety of their homes. We were ecstatic to get the opportunity to watch their special day also. I had a hand on my heart in aww listening to these two lovers the pure love and heart felt exchange of traditional vows and emotions Josh and Meagen expressed for one another. An added touch I really loved was all their guest’s photos were attached to the church pews to symbolise their involvement considering they couldn’t actually be there in person.
The beautiful Meagen’s hair was styled by Gloss Girl Bridal Story and makeup by Meagen herself (a skill she learnt in lockdown as her make up artist wasn’t allowed due to the restrictions). The flawless photography was captured by 3L Photography, picture perfect blooms by Hunter Valley Bouquets. Wedding planning & styling by Hunter Events, decorations made by Meagen, stunning gown by Brides To Be Central Coast, complimented with rings by Whitakers Jewellers & Monty Adams Jewellery.
Once the wedding was completed and Josh & Meagen became Mr & Mrs O’ Hearn they visited Morpeth and its stunning surround including the Morpeth Bridge for photos that will last a lifetime. To make their evening a little special while they were having their wedding photo’s taken their families set up their back room ready for an intimate reception where they cheers their marriage, cut cake made by Meagen, danced to their wedding song and listened to their special wedding playlist. Dinner was ordered and delivered by one of their favourite restaurants, Fratelli Roma and together they drank wine, planned their lives as a married couple and danced the night away sharing some of the cutest and most romantic newlywed photos we have ever seen.
We are excited to have helped plan and witness the O’Hearn elopement but equally excited for the huge Hunter Valley Wedding celebration that is set for the 2nd of May 2021.