M & V

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Our Story

On a cold September night in 2013, two strangers agreed to meet over the cheapest dinner they could find. Drinking house wine and eating $4 pizzas, Mike & Viv bonded for hours over politics, dogs, and a mutual love of Jurassic Park.

Immediately taken with each other, they met again on four of the next seven days. Within a few months (and against their better judgement) they were together every night. Viv waded deeper into the world of Sci-Fi films, and Mike was introduced to the bottomless cup of Tea. In the years since, they’ve supported each other through everything. They’ve created and consumed things together, they’ve travelled and lived. Oh, and Viv slowly whittled down Mike’s resolve to keep Mia off the bed.

Shortly after the three-year mark, they found themselves at the American Museum of Natural History on a well deserved holiday. While admiring the majestic size of the duelling dinosaurs in the Museum’s Great Hall, Viv turned around to find Mike on one knee, nervously declaring the extent of his love. This February in Tasmania, the story continues…

Getting There

Both the ceremony and reception will be held at
Caringa (private residence),
3710 Channel Hwy, Birchs Bay, Tasmania.

If the weather turns bad, we will be hosting both the reception and ceremony at the Woodbridge Community Hall, in Woodbridge, Channel Highway.

A Coach has been organised for those who don’t wish to drive down. It will be picking everyone up at 3pm sharp (DON’T BE LATE!) from The Grand Chancellor Hotel, at 1 Davey St in Hobart Central.The coach will also be doing three rounds of drop offs at 10pm, 12pm and 2am following the party.

The Big Day

4:00pm Arrive

4:30pm Ceremony

5:00pm Drinks, Nibbles & Lawn Games

6:30pm Reception

8:30pm til late Dancing & Stargazing

Dress code is Casual Cocktail. As we will be outdoors, be sure to bring something warm for the evening and wear comfortable shoes (for lawn wear and dancing).

For those driving, paddock parking will be available on the property, but carpooling is encouraged to reduce stress on the grounds and yourselves.Otherwise, coaches will be supplied to get you there and to drop you back after the wedding between 10:00pm and 2:00am.


We would recommend staying either in Hobart and travelling down to Birchs Bay for the evening, or staying in one of the many gorgeous towns on the Southern Outlet – Book along the coast between Birchs Bay and Hobart for the most convenience.

For groups of friends and family, there are many gorgeous holiday houses in the region that sleep up to 12, so we can suggest buddying up to keep the party vibe going (and to save some cash if you’re renting cars and such!)

Here are some Airbnb links to properties in the region we would recommend:

Hobart (Airbnb) Margate (Airbnb) Kettering (Airbnb)


We have been living in sin for several years now, and as such have all of the creature comforts such as toasters, sandwich presses and thoroughly unnecessary juicers.

With that in mind, we are not particularly well travelled, and so we ask that if you wish to contribute to our honeymoon across Europe, we would love the necessary funds to ingest as much pastry, pasta and vino rosso as is humanly possible.

We’ve set up an account that you can contribute to online, or if you prefer the old tactile method of transferring money there will be a wishing well available at the reception on the day – Thank you for supporting us through our travels!

Contribute to our Honeymoon