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


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!


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!


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

Hair: Richards Salon, Kingscote

Wedding Dress: Jenny & Gerrys Bridal House

Suits: Peter Shearer


A Seaview Wedding

Easy going couple Sarah and Sam were engaged whilst on holiday in Hawaii and got married near to their home on the South coast earlier this year. Thanks to Pinterest they found their wedding planning a breeze chooing a seaview ceremony followed by a winery reception incorporating a rustic vintage theme. Here’s their story….

The Engagement

We were holidaying in Hawaii during July 2014. It was towards the end of our trip. I was secretly hoping for a proposal but had feeling it wasn’t going to happen. Sam always said he would ask my parents first and I couldn’t put a finger on when he could’ve done it.
Anyway, we were on a Sunset Cruise at the top of the boat taking in the magnificent view Hawaii had to offer that evening. It was a little windy so after 20 minutes or so I wanted to go back inside but Sam wouldn’t let me and was adamant to stay. I just thought he wanted to take in much of the beautiful Hawaiian sunset as possible so I didn’t argue.

Eventually I got to a point where I couldn’t handle the hair in my eyes, my dress constantly blowing up and my beer glass being empty anymore, so I started to get angry – until Sam says, and I quote “you can’t go back inside yet – I have a question to ask you”. As soon as these words fell out of his mouth I begun to tear up and totally forgot about that dreadful wind… I knew! He got to one knee, said some beautiful words and then asked “will you marry me?” Happiest moment filled with tears, love and so much joy! Will never forget it!!

*And for the record… Sam did ask my parents – sneaky man!


We are both very easy going people so we wanted our wedding to demonstrate this. We wanted a relaxed atmosphere with a fun vibe. With us living at the South Coast, a perfect location to plan a wedding, we thought we would be silly not to have our ceremony near the beach. Ultimately we wanted our ceremony on the sand but with the amount of guests invited, it just wasn’t practical. So I remembered a few years back I went to a beautiful wedding at a garden in Horseshoe bay, Port Elliot looking out to the water, so we decided to check it out. Sam loved it. I loved it. It was the winner!!
For the reception, we knew we wanted the rustic/vintage theme straight away and for it to be simple. We both grew up in the country so we thought this was the perfect theme to go with. My parents recommended going have a look at the Currency Creek Winery (now known as One Paddock Winery) as they had just recently been to a function there. It was the first place we looked at, walked inside and straight away knew it was the place for us. Tick, tick… venues sorted!
When we had the venues booked, we started searching for ideas. Thank goodness for Pinterest!! I had a board in my account filled with beach/vintage/rustic ideas. A lot of simple flowers, chalkboard signs, lighting, rustic furniture, outdoor games, hessian, candles, wedding dresses, men’s suits and the list continues. This is was the ‘go to’ folder when we went to organise everything – invites, table settings, decorations, candy buffets etc.
I knew what type of dress I wanted and was certain I would’ve had to go interstate to find it. Before doing this though, my maid of honour, mum and dad went looking locally for a bit of fun! First place was Rapsimo on King William Road. There was a dress in the window which caught my eye – beautiful lace detail, fitted look with a gorgeous back. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one but thought I would do the wise thing and continue looking. After visiting 2 other bridal stores, trying on 3 other dresses and sitting down for a latte, I still couldn’t stop thinking about this one particular dress from Rapsimo so of course; we went back and started a lay by. It truly was the perfect wedding dress for me. I loved it and felt like a princess wearing it. No need to go interstate… YES!!

Favourite Moment

This is a hard one. The whole day was filled with ‘favourite moments’: The ceremony, walking down the aisle, the vows, the photos, the celebrations, the speeches, the dancing… but the morning of the wedding and getting ready would have to be one of the big highlights. People say this is where mixed emotions begin to occur. Not for us. It was such a relaxing, happy time filled with so much laughter. To be able to have a few cheeky drinks, get ready and prepare for the most special day of our lives with our best friends and family in a super relaxed and calm atmosphere, was truly a memorable moment.

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Venues – Soldiers memorial Gardens, Port Elliot + One Paddock Currency Creek Winery, Currency Creek
Photography –  Kerry Rose Photography + Alex Kwong Photography
Videographer –  GibbFlicks Video Productions
Wedding Singer/DJ – Lincoln Sharpe
Cake –  Carmel Wiese
Florist –  Flowerworx Goolwa
Styling–  Vintage Scene Hire + By the Oaktree
Wedding dress – Rapsimo, King William Road
Bridesmaids Dresses – Cinderella, King William Road
Suits – Roger David

Love In The Adelaide Hills

Jayden and Becky were married this year at The Secret Garden in Stirling. Together they chose to keep their union fun, intimate and casual with a strong focus on friends and family.

Shot by Lucinda May Photography, this wedding is pure eye candy along with a whole lot of love.


We wanted something that ‘felt like us’ and hoped to create a fun and casual atmosphere. We knew we wanted our ceremony and reception all in the same place to keep it easy and to waste no time getting on with the celebration. When we discovered “The Secret Garden, Stirling” we fell in love with the magical amphitheatre we had walked into.

We decided on September for our wedding started to collect crochet blankets – loving the bright colours and retro feel, we thought they would be functional as well as decorative- who wouldn’t want a lap rug on a chilly evening!

I tried on quite a few wedding dresses from the more traditional boutiques but most of the styles were just too formal for the feel we wanted. I then went to “The Vintage Bride” and tried on lots of their vintage dresses. The store had a great vibe and helpful service – and I found one dress that fit really well! It wasn’t quite perfect but something about it just seemed right. After a few alterations done at “Sarta Boutique”, it all came together and I loved it!

We did some pinteresting and cut out pictures of things we liked from magazines. Coming up with an eclectic, bright, vintage, whimsical mishmash of ideas. Some of these ideas just came together at the last minute. We found the logs for our aisle and made our arch and signs just the week before! We hired some electrical spools for tables as Jayden is an electrician and liked this idea rather than using wine barrels.

We also had a pom pom theme. I stumbled across some strings of pom poms and then the children in my class got involved and made pom poms which we hung in the trees.

The band we hired set such a nice vibe for the evening and got everyone dancing.

Our favourite moments

We had our bridal party over for breakfast in the morning and it was so much fun and helped the day start in a relaxed way. Having a few laughs, some croissants and ice coffee and just chilling together was the best start to the day.

The boys left before we finished getting ready so Jayden didn’t see me in my dress until I was coming down the aisle. It was hard to believe the moment had actually come!

We loved the ceremony, although we didn’t think we would enjoy standing up in front of an audience to profess our love, it didn’t feel like that at all. It really felt as if it was us there together and everyone there loved us and was happy for us it was really fun! We also loved the speeches.

Having our grandparents there was so important to us. My Pop spoke in the ceremony, bringing a tear to everyone’s eyes, with his wise words filled with love, My Granny who we didn’t think would be able to make it due to her health, rallied and was there for the ceremony and Jayden’s grandparents, one from the country and the other all the way from England. Having them all there was a true highlight.


Have fun! Remember it’s a celebration and it is about the love you have for one another. Although planning a big event can get stressful, keep in mind why you are doing it and stay true to yourselves and make sure that it reflects what you want. We were lucky that we had great support and help from our friends and family. No one pushed their ideas on us, but everyone was happy to help us make our day what we wanted it to be.

The best advice, and something my mum has always told me about life, is that it’s not just about the destination it’s about the journey. This definitely applied to our wedding. The day, although we absolutely loved it, went so quickly. We had fun organising things along the way with our families and bridal party and we are looking forward to what life brings us in the future.

Our wedding was a wonderful celebration with all the people we love but it was just one day. So try not to sweat the small stuff! The night before our wedding my dad and step mum were bringing my wedding cake up to the venue. There was a little disaster along the way and the bottom half of my beautiful cake was smashed to pieces. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Jayden and I got to do the ‘cake in the face’ thing I had always wanted to do and eat half a cake with our friends the night before – then our wonderful friend and cake maker managed to whip up a new bottom half just in time and had it looking better than ever. Remember if something does go wrong it can make for a good story in the years to come!

We were big on the DIY but sometimes you need to rely on others. Choosing people to work with you that ‘feel right’ and you can trust can make things so much easier! All of the people we worked with were all so lovely and helpful and made our day just what we wanted it to be, from the celebrant, to the caterer to our photographer and everyone in-between. Once they knew our general vibe and what we wanted we trusted them and just let them do what they do best!

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Photographer – Lucinda May Photography

Venue – Secret Garden Stirling

Flowers – The Turquoise Rose

Make-up Artist – Hannah Playford

Celebrant – Sarah Warwick

Band – E Type Jazz

Wedding Dress – The Vintage Bride Boutique

Suit – Peter Jackson

Cake – Jenny Hanlin

One Fine Picnic

The marriage of Jane and Sam and  took place almost a year ago now at Strathalbyn with the outdoor loving couple choosing to organise a beautiful picnic in celebration of their marriage. The setting in the Adelaide Hills incorporated lots of beautiful vintage ideas and decor into their beautiful day.  They chose Bridget Quain Photography to capture their day and knowing Bridget as I do, I know this was a perfect choice of photographer for this lovely couple.

Here’s their beautiful story…..

The Engagement

The proposal was both expected and unexpected! Sam and I had bought my dream engagement ring almost a year earlier, with Sam telling me he would propose when he was ready. I had just had a pretty rocky six months, suffering from bad anxiety and having a friend of mine pass away. When we went out to dinner at our favourite restaurant, I thought it was Sam’s attempt to cheer me up – not to ask me to marry him! We sat at Windy Point restaurant overlooking the city of Adelaide when Sam quietly excused himself for a minute. He came back, got down on one knee, popped out the ring in a box, and said “Katherine Jane Bowering, I love you very much. Will you marry me?” He kept it short, sharp, and shiny. It was perfect!


We both love the outdoors, so when we started planning the wedding we both had an outdoor wedding in mind. Sam suggested we have a picnic lunch and I was hooked! I am a big vintage lover and spend far too much of my time browsing the local op shops and retro shops; I wanted to have a vintage spin on our wedding, so we incorporated an old-school feel into our picnic.

The Dress

I found my first dress at a vintage store in Cairns before we were even engaged! Hiding it from Sam for the rest of the trip was difficult, but I somehow managed. Once we were engaged I had it altered by Jasmine at Sarta Boutique – it started out a dress that was six sizes too big for me, but I had a vision of the end product that I knew I’d love, as long as the alterations were possible! Jasmine was a dream and made my vision come true in just two weeks. I told Sam about the dress and he told me he liked the sound of it but had wished I had a long dress for the day rather than a knee-length one. Of course I then went on the search for a second dress!

I took my sister-in-law to see Rene at the Vintage Bride Boutique and she was amazing. We pulled out a series of dresses and loaded them up in the dressing room. However, I tried on my favourite dress from the pile first and realised I didn’t need to try on any others! I had fallen in love with it. Jasmine’s face when I walked in with a second dress was priceless. The second dress was also a vintage piece, owned by two sisters who each wore it for their weddings – one in the sixties and the other in the seventies. When Jasmine was lengthening the hem, we found a lock of golden hair sewn in with a blue ribbon. It was so strange but also so sweet!

I was really lucky that the dress choosing business was so easy for me as I know a lot of brides that have searched for months for the right one. I was also blessed with a beautiful bridesmaid who also fell in love with the first bridesmaid dress she tried on! That made the process so much simpler for us.

Favourite Moment

So many moments! Even just looking into each other’s eyes during the ceremony was amazing – I couldn’t stop smiling a big goofy smile. My brothers were MCs during the reception and played a hilarious game where Sam and I swapped one shoe with each other, and when they asked a question we had to hold up the shoe that belonged to the questions answer. When they asked who was messier, both Sam and I held up my shoe – he’s much tidier than I am! But when they asked who was the better cook, we both held up our own shoes! It has been a source of ongoing bake-offs and fry-ups ever since…


When you are in the process of planning your wedding, there are many people who will offer their advice to you. Our advice for other couples planning a wedding would be to take advice as advice, not as set-in-stone rules. You want your wedding to be a day that you enjoy and that reflects you both – that’s a hard task to do if you’re too concerned with following in the footsteps of advice that is thrown at you!

Sam and I wanted a day that reflected the way we live our life – laid-back and fun-filled. We ditched a lot of the advice and ‘must dos’ people mentioned to us and made our day our own.

Our other advice would be to give your Mums a job! A job that is an integral part of the wedding but is also time consuming is the best sort of job. It was lovely to have both of our Mums involved in our wedding, but it was even lovelier to have them focused on completing their designated task rather than focused on stressing us out with questions/ideas/thoughts/worries! Disclaimer: we both love our Mums dearly we promise!

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Photography – Bridget Quain Photographer

Bridal gown – Ceremony gown: The Vintage Bride Boutique

Reception gown: Crackerbox Palace

Alterations for both dresses: Sarta Boutique

Flowers – DIY per Mother of the Bride

Rings – Bell and Brunt

Jewellery/Accessories – Mother’s vintage earrings

Bridesmaids dresses – The Vintage Bride Boutique –

Grooms suit – Peter Shearer

Grooms Shoes – Windsor Smith

Bow ties / ties – made by Mother of the Groom

Ceremony – Glenbarr Camp & Conference Centre

Reception – Glenbarr Camp & Conference Centre 

Catering – Mytrle & Mae Travelling Refreshments

Celebrant – Rev Brian Chalmers

Hair + MU – Gemma Vendetta


Beautiful Barossa Wedding Inspiration

Luke and Kate were married on a sunny day March this year in the beautiful Barossa Valley and Jessie at The Film Room captured their perfectly stylish big day on video!  Grab a tissue, you’ll need it. This is one awesome wedding guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye.

Videography: The Film Room

Celebrant: Kendall Staite

Venue: Murray Street Vineyards

Flowers – Viva the Flower Store 

Catering- Elli Beer Catering

Photography: Jess Clarkson Photography (formerly Other Such Things)

Makeup- Marie Fiorita makeup artist and Claire McCappin Inglot

Hair- Toiya – Style U Professional Hairstylist

Bridalwear & Accessories: Pronovias wedding gown from Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal House

Groomswear: Grooms suit by Kennett Blake from Ignition for Men and Groomsmen wore suits by Gerry’s Suit Hire

Entertainment: Dan White

Garage Sale Chic

A garage sale is probably the last place you’d think of going to on your wedding day but not for relaxed couple Dimity and Ben.  Captured by Joshua Kane Photography, this wedding is creative with a capital C and includes many gorgeous DIY details plus of course the visit to a local garage sale, as you do! Here’s their story….

The Proposal

Whilst holidaying in Bali back in 2013, Ben took Dimity by complete surprise when he proposed at a beach bar in Seminyak. After a lovely dinner with friends they watched the sunset and the waves crashing in on the sun beds, when Ben leant over and popped the question. In shock Dimity’s response was ‘are you serious’? Followed by an excited YES!


Vintage, Rustic, Personal and intimate are all words this couple use to describe inspiration for their big day. Coming from a Greek background and attending large greek weddings, personal and intimate was what they were looking for.

The Wedding

Since McLaren Vale is their favourite wine region in South Australia,  it was a no brainer when they were deciding on a location for our wedding. They visited several wineries in the region on a sunny Sunday afternoon and Serafino, McLaren Vale was the easy winner for them. Not only for the picturesque grounds, appetizing food, great wine and the convenience of on-site accommodation but the large guest capacity made their decision very easy.

Advice For Other Couples

‘As hard as it is, make sure you plan the wedding that you are your fiancé invision. It is easy to get carried away with the ‘must haves’ and traditions, but remember to stay true.  Also, make sure you chose a photographer that suits your style.’

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Photography:  Joshua Kane Photography

Venue: Serafinos

DJ: Disco City Sounds


Laid Back + Lovely

If you’re looking for some inspiration to make your day a laid back affair without skimping on style then this wedding at Russell’s Pizza in Willunga is one for you. Captured by Evan Bailey Photography and featuring lots of DIY elements, this wedding has a lovely wholesome vibe about it. Enjoy!


We’re both pretty relaxed people and wanted a wedding with a casual, social vibe where we could maximise time with family and friends. A friend recommended Russell’s after having her wedding reception there and loving it. We went for dinner one weekend when we were back in Adelaide and fell in love with the space and the atmosphere. Emma and the gang were super helpful, and many of our friends and family are still raving about the pizza’s.


I popped the question while we were holidaying in the States. It began with a proposal atop Sentinel Dome overlooking Yosemite National Park, and finished six weeks later with a NYC treasure hunt. We didn’t tell family and friends until after NYC, so it was nice to have the little secret to ourselves for most of our trip.

The Wedding

We both enjoyed every moment of the day – but as everyone always says, it fly by too fast.

Even the ‘getting ready’ part of the day went quickly – I was clearly having too much fun preening (and indulging in a magnum of Moet) with my friends. The hair and make up girls (Stacey on make up and Nic on hair) were amazing, and so flexible with the ever-changing time slots and people – they really helped make the day completely stress free.

We had our photos before the ceremony, and it was lovely to have that time together first – Evan, our photographer, even managed to catch a few rainbows! The ceremony itself was fun – lots of laughs (and a few tears) with all of our nearest and dearest. Our celebrant, Kellie, kept the ceremony simple and fun, and took the (unexpected) crowd participation in her stride. Evan and his photobooth (OhHello) were also great fun and the photos turned out great!

The dance floor was also a highlight of the night, we asked our guests to include a song request with RSVP. DJ H was did a great job in the decks mixing everyone favourite tunes!
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Wedding dress:  Custom made by Helen Pearson  0404 986 805

Wedding invites and logo – Jem & I

Venue and catering – Russell’s Pizza, 13 High Street, Willunga SA

Makeup – Stacey Bateson Makeup Artist

Hair – Nicole of Anamnesis

Flowers – DIY family and friends [Ali with the assistance of wine!]

Car – Charles, owner Sophia

Decorations – DIY family and friends [bunting by Mum, and most of the other decorations were “borrowed” from Alex’s cousin’s house]

Succulent bombonnieres – DIY by the Groom and family and friends

Cake – DIY family and friends [Natasha and Val]


Celebrant – Kellie Najjar

Groom wears Peter Shearer

Rings – W. Eckstein & Co