Steph and Sim

Crossfit played cupid for this pair who from the very beginning were both determined to throw away any wedding traditions in favour of a celebration that truly reflected them both. Stand by for  a wedding full of personality…… More

Adam & Kristal

For Barossa Bride Kristal and Groom Adam, their wedding was all about embracing the day with their closest friends and family keeping it as simple as possible by focusing on great music, food and laughter.

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Rhiannon + Ryan

As a newbie at work, Adelaide Bride Rhiannon first met Ryan during a team building trip to Darwin 8 years ago and love began to florish from there on in.

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Maria & Dimitri

Adelaide Bride and Groom Maria and Dimitri were first introduced back in 2009 through friends and after their first date, Maria’s future had been told. “I knew he would be my Husband as soon as we had our first kiss.”

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Ben & Marisa

As an experienced event planner and stylist, Bride Marisa was able to create the winery wedding she’s always wanted. With a focus on lots of beautiful details and French provincial influences, this Adelaide hills wedding is an absolute head turner.

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Ocean Love

‘Love as deep as the ocean’ was the inspiration behind this beach shoot created by a clever collaboration of local wedding creatives.

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Clint & Madeleine

‘I cheese you to brie my Wife’ asked Clint and Madeleine of course said yes!  Six months later they were married in the grounds of an old cottage in the Barossa. This beautiful wedding features many LCA vendors along with an abundance of styling from By The Oaktree that you’re going to LOVE! More

Real Wedding ~ Amelia & Dan

Amelia and Dan’s Adelaide Hills wedding embraces everything we love about soulful weddings full of love and originality. With DIY touches, a vintage dress with family connections and an aisle entrance with a difference, love is all around this wedding shot by Willow and French Photography. More

Real Wedding ~ Tiffany and Hamish

Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with is a beautiful journey.  Tiffany and Hamish’s journey began back in 2012 at a Bondi music festival on new years day.  Sparks flew from the very moment they met and from there on in their love journey began. More

Wedstival

Jay & Chris’ relaxed wedding in Echunga was designed to be casual and relaxed incorporating not only a rustic farm venue but food trucks, lawn games and some awesome ’80’s dance tunes. Welcome Ladies and Gents to Wedstival!

The Engagement

We had been friends for quite some time after both playing sport at our local football/netball club. Chris attended Jay’s High School formal but it wasn’t till quite some time later that we started a relationship. With our own home and adorable dog together, a day spent celebrating our relationship seemed almost unnecessary, so Jay was obviously ecstatic but also surprised when Chris proposed.

Chris proposed by tying the tiffany box around our dog Ryder’s neck and then calling her into our bedroom where Jay was enjoying breakfast in bed for her birthday. Jay initially thought it might just be a pair of earrings until Chris got down on one knee and proposed!

Inspiration

We wanted something that reflected us, our families and our close friends. For that reason we chose a festival themed wedding or “Wedstival”.  This theme, with the backdrop of the farm helped provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere which every guest could enjoy.

We held the ceremony at the same location as the reception under two large gum trees. We wanted the reception to be very casual and relaxed, so we had beers and champagne for our guests upon arrival. The ceremony was kept short and our celebrant Sarah managed to keep everyone entertained with her vibrant personality.

The reception was held in a large farm shed, with a large grassed area out the front dotted with wine barrels, umbrellas, trestles and hay bales. We utilised festoon lighting outside and fairy lights throughout the shed. To keep our guests entertained we had several games on hand including quoits, giant Jenga and giant Connect Four out on the grass and Lucas Keeley played acoustic music, which created an amazing atmosphere.

Keeping in line with our “Wedstival” theme we had Papas Gourmet Hotdogs provide a wonderful late lunch from their food truck and Burger Theory catered for dinner with their delicious burgers and fries.

As night fell our guests all moved into the shed, where we danced into the early hours of the morning to some 80’s classics and some of our favourite songs.

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Photography:  Evan Bailey Photography

MUA: Jaimee Makeup

Prop Hire: Olympic Party Hire

Catering: Burger Theory + Papas Hotdogs

 

Lauren & Shaun Get Engaged

Lauren and Shaun are getting married this December after 10 year together and have chosen With Love & Lace Melanie to photograph their wedding.

In preparation they decided on an engagement shoot which is always recommended so that you can feel at ease with the camera and get to know your photographer a little better before your big day.

Lauren and Shaun were actually engaged back in 2013 during a Contiki trip to Europe. Here’s their love story as told by Bride to be Lauren…..

 

The Engagement

In 2013 we went on our first overseas holiday to Europe, before we left my friends and I would joke that we would be coming back engaged but when we got there my mind changed.

The first half of our trip was a contiki tour through 13 countries, Shaun wasn’t too keen on spending one on one time with me or doing romantic activities, he was happy partying and hanging out with the guys. He also would ask me to get things out of his suitcase and did not seem to be hiding anything.

After 25 days our Contiki tour ended and we caught a flight to Paris. We were separated on the plane and both weren’t feeling the best due to a big farewell party the night before.  When we arrived we had a hard time trying to catch a cab, we nearly checked into the wrong hotel and it was pouring down with rain.

Knowing we had a tour around Paris booked for the evening, Shaun went to sleep and I began to get ready to go out. I remember saying to myself ‘there is no point in putting much effort in to looking good for tonight, it’s not like he will propose, he is sleeping like he doesn’t have a care in the world’

When we left the rain had stopped and it had turned into a perfect afternoon. The tour began with a dinner cruise along the Seine, we drank wine, had our picture taken and took in the sights.

The second stop was the Eiffel Tower. We went straight up to the second level, I wanted to line up to go to the top but Shaun insisted we didn’t have enough time and lead me over to a quiet corner. We were looking out over the view, hugging, when Shaun looked down at me and said ‘I want to spend the rest of my life with you’ I kind of looked at him funny. He had his hand in his pocket and got down on one knee, this was it! ‘Will you marry me?’ He pulled out the most beautiful ring, I was so shocked I forgot to say yes! Shaun said he has never seen me look so shocked in my life. An onlooker congratulated us and took our photo then we went down to the first floor and had a glass of champagne to celebrate.

We got back on the coach to go to the last stop on the tour, I could not stop looking at my sparkling new engagement ring! Full of adrenaline, we went to the Moulin Rouge and watched a show with some more champagne. We were so excited when we got back to the hotel, we called our parents to break the news.

We decided we would wait and save for a big honeymoon and booked our wedding for December 10 2016, on our 10 year anniversary.

With Love & Lace Melanie was the first thing we booked for our wedding, I found Mel’s beautiful full page add in a bridal magazine and knew I had to have her. Our wedding year finally came around so we booked an engagement session with Mel. Mel was so enthusiastic and helpful from the very beginning, she even made me a flower crown and let me borrow her pretty dresses. We spent 2 hours with Mel and had so much fun, she made us feel so comfortable. The very next day Mel sent through some of the photos, they were absolutely stunning, my friends and family were all blown away at how beautiful they were. I cannot recommend Mel highly enough. Thank you so much Mel, I cannot wait for the wedding!”

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Photography: With Love & Lace Melanie

Venue: Stevens Estate Garden

Love on Kangaroo Island

Thanks to Megan Lesley Photography for submitting this beautiful Kangaroo Island real wedding. The wedding of Linda and Curtis took place at Linda’s parents property on the island followed by a reception at the local yacht club.

The Engagement

Honestly, it was completely unexpected (on my behalf!). We had joked about it for a few months, but it had never been anything serious and secretly I thought I’d need to throw pretty obvious hints at him before anything happened.

We had just spent a fun and food filled Christmas day with my extended family on Kangaroo Island and once everyone had gone to bed he pulled out a final present, a ring! Later I learned that the proposal was supposed to occur on our morning walk the next morning, but he just couldn’t wait!

Inspiration

Being a country girl, I really wanted to have a farm wedding, and we couldn’t think of a better location than my parents farm on Kangaroo Island. The backdrop of the lagoon and the gumtrees was perfect, and our guests were able to experience the beautiful countryside that I grew up in.

Curtis and I are quite relaxed and wanted our wedding to reflect this aspect of our personalities. For the reception, we decided against the formal sit down three course dinner and opted for a big family style roast buffet with all the trimmings which showed off some of Kangaroo Islands best produce, including some of my proud dad’s home grown roast lamb!

Favourite Moment

So many moments to love. Seeing all my favourite people, in my favourite place, celebrating our wedding was amazing. I’m still in awe when I think of the love that day for us both, we are very very privileged to have these people in our lives.

Oh, and I can’t forget the dance off between myself and my friend Kieren to Hollaback Girl. It was epic (and I won).

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Celebrant: Vicki MacLean

Florist: Frogs and Roses Garden Centre

Makeup: Mel’s Balance Beauty and Massage http://melsbbandm.com.au/beautyandmassage/

Hair: Richards Salon, Kingscote

Wedding Dress: Jenny & Gerrys Bridal House

Suits: Peter Shearer