On the 30th of August, I started out the new wedding season with a beautiful wedding at the Coriole vineyards. Renae & Craig held a wonderfully laid-back and enjoyable wedding. The location made for a beautiful evening setting with the ceremony being rather later in the day allowing for only a short period of sunlight in between the ceremony and reception, also held at the Vineyards. Renae and Craig opted to take advantage of my flexible wedding packages and had me shoot Renae’s preparation through to the start of their reception. The weather on the day was sublime allowing for some wonderful interesting skies toward the twilight hours with the vineyards as a foreground..
Renae & Craig’s Coriole Vineyards Wedding Ceremony
Coriole, and the Vineyards was established by the Lloyd family in 1968, and now exports wine to the USA, Canada and various countries in Europe and Asia. They produce red and white wines from a variety of grape varieties. Despite the Coriole brand only being established in 1968, the original house and barn were built around 1860, while the surrounding Shiraz vineyard was planted in 1919. In 1962, Coriole was sold to John Snell, who established Australia’s first organic winery, Chateau Bon Sante, and built a small winery on the site which now forms the basis of the existing modern winery. In 1968 the property was bought by Hugh and Molly Lloyd who released the first Coriole label vintage in 1970, with the help of winemaker Graeme Stevens.
The bridal shoot was a little rushed in between the ceremony and reception with natural light fading fast behind the low lying clouds on the horizon. This however provided some wonderfully whimsical light to produce some magical images.
I’d like to thank Renae and Craig for the opportunity of shooting their wedding and hope they enjoy their wedding photographs as much as I enjoyed shooting them. Coriole always provides such a wonderful backdrop for weddings and this was no exception,