Hahndorf’s St Pauls Church Wedding – Nicola & Tom
I had an absolute blast photographing Nicola and Tom’s St Pauls Church wedding in Hahndorf! So much so that I’ve delivered more than double my usual number of photos I generally deliver to couples! Their day was just that amazing!
From the personalities of the people involved to the locations they had chosen for their photos, the whole day was just a delight to be a part of!
Tom and his groomsmen were being prepared on the family farm in Euchinga, which was such a great location to take photos later on in the day that Dad actually took me for a bit of the tour of the property beforehand to scout out locations – which was actually quite handy as it certainly gave me some ideas!
Tom and his groomsmen were all quite laid back and having a bit of fun in the morning, and we even got Tom on his dirt bike for a few laps!
Nicola and her bridal party were getting ready in a house back at the beginning of the Prince’s Highway – so a little way away. The atmosphere here was a little more chaotic with dozens of people pitching in, packing cars and sorting everything out. We managed to squeeze in a first look with Nicola’s Dad and a few shots under some nearby trees before we had to run out the door to head back to Hahndorf.
St Pauls Church Wedding
The weather was absolutely perfect for Nicola and Tom’s St Pauls Church wedding! Nicola and her bridal aprty arrived in the nearby carpark but then made the (wonderful) choice to walk back down to the road and make an approach to the church. This allowed me to capture this pretty little Lutheran church in the background as they walked.
Their ceremony was presided over by a priest, but also a member of Tom and Nicola’s family, and also included family members on instruments – which made the entire thing that much more intimate and heartfelt!
After the ceremony, all of their wedding guests lined the path way that Nicola and her bridemaids had taken to approach the church to throw petals over the exiting couple – again allowing for some stunning scenery – particularly when using the drone!
After a bit of a break under the shade of a nearby tree, along with some lovely iced tea – we took the family photos, used the church a little longer for some shots, then drove to Kuitpo forest for some glamour photos in their getaway ute which had been decorated by the groomsmen with tape and cans on strings.
I always love heading to Kuitpo for wedding photos! The sun streaming through the straight pine trees I feel always works really well and makes for an incredible backdrop!
But Nicola and Tom weren’t done at Kuitpo! We head back to the family farm in Euchnga where the boys had been prepared to make use of the farming backdrop – with a heavy importance put on getting s ahot with the cows!
The farm provided some wonderful scenes from bth high and low, with a ruined homestead to make use of, and also rolling hills full of dried grass. Was a beautful place!
Sidewood Wedding Reception
This was my first visit to the wonderful Sidewood Estate – and I was very impressed! Nicola and Tom’s wedding reception included field games set up in such a professional manner that it all felt part of the day, rather than an afterthought! Everyone got involved in the jovial nature of the day and it was just stunning!
During the sunset we went off site a little to use the nearby orchard for some glamour shots – and despite the lack of any real sunset, it’s always nice to shoot in places like that.
The DJ and I convinced the staff to set up their first dance out the front of the usual dancefloor, allowing all their guests to view the first dance from the patio, and then the party just took off fueled of course by the Sidewood Estates incredible ciders!
Major thanks goes out to Nicola and Tom for having me photograph their St Pauls Church wedding! Absolutely amazing day!