Adelaide’s Sunday Mail Spotlights Emily & Andrew’s Wedding
As a wedding photographer, each ceremony I capture is a unique narrative of love, a single day filled with countless, irreplaceable moments. Yet, every so often, a wedding comes along that not only marks the union of two souls but also captures the imagination of a wider audience. Such was the case with a recent celebration I had the honor of photographing, which garnered the attention of none other than Adelaide’s Sunday Mail in their November 5th, 2023 edition.
The setting for this enchanting day was the picturesque Adelaide Hills at the House on Haines, where unfortunately the weather wasn’t overly kind for this lovely couple, but the smile certainly brightened everyone’s day regardlesss. It was here, amid the whispers of the eucalyptus and the elegance of the sprawling estates, that our couple, Emily and Andrew, chose to exchange their vows.
The photographs captured throughout the day more than just the aesthetics of a well-planned wedding; they encapsulated the essence of Emily and Andrew’s bond, a narrative so compelling that it caught the eye of Adelaide’s Sunday Mail. It was a thrill to see the images featured, not just for the professional recognition but because it signified that the magic of that day resonated with others as profoundly as it had with me.
Adelaide’s Sunday Mail Article
Below is a transcript of the article written by the Wedding Editors on staff at the Sunday Mail.
Fateful night led to love
Emily Beckett and Andrew Caridi
Married at House on Haines, tea Tree Gully
Emily and Andrew’s wedding was a fun day filled with many personal touches, including a cake based on their favourite video game and a Millenium Falcon guest book.
Duo Cake Design made the whimsical custom cake, featuring the couple dressed in vault suits from the video game Fallout.
The couple’s two pooches, toy poodle Lucy and golden retriever Luna, had the very important role of being ring bearers for the day, something the couple say they couldn’t have had their special day without.
Emily’s dress, a fitted floor length gown with a plunging v neck, was picked from the Bride Lab.
Emily and Andrew mee 10 years ago through old friends and had been talking over Facebook before deciding to meet again.
“The night we did my car got hit by a road train, thankfully my friend and I were OK,” Emily says.
“We pulled over and my now husband chased the truck to his depot in Port Adelaide and we met them there. Since that day we have been inseparable.”
After being together for five years, and leaving Emily to think it was never going to happen, Andrew finally proposed.
“I had planned a weekend away at Stirling, we went out to dinner and then we went for a walk down to the park and he proposed within the gazebo,” Emily says.
“My reaction was full of happiness, I hugged him before I gave him an answer and before he stood up, faily sure I suffocated him a bit.”
The couple jetted off to see the sights of Japan for their hooneymoon.
Emily, 29, is the daughter of Martin and Leanne Beckett, of Blakeview, and Andrew, 29, is the son of Rita and Bill Sargeant, of Ingle Farm.