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Seppeltsfield Winery Wedding – Tahlia & Alex

Tahlia and Alex’s Seppeltsfield Winery Wedding was an absolute blast to be a part of! Beautiful people, amazing venue and the weather was just sublime to take wedding photos!

Even though Tahlia and Alex has originally planned on holding their wedding in Fiji but due to COVID could not – which I was very much looking forward to as a destination wedding photographer – Their Seppeltsfield Winery Wedding turned out to be absolutely brilliant and I’m so pleased for this couple to have had such a fun filled day!

Preparation

The day started out by me heading to Alex’s place of preparation at a bed and breakfast in Tanunda. The mood was jovial, with the boys all having a little bit of fun at Alex’s expense, followed up by a delightful drop of liquid courage which they all shared before heading out to meet Tahlia for their first look.

Tahlia and her bridal party were also having a bit of fun with laughter and smiles all over the place. The bed and breakfast that tahlia had chosen for her preparation venue looked to be purpose built for having bridal party photos done, being decorated with rustic affects and painted white throughout, it was a delightful spot to get ready in!

Seppeltsfield Winery Wedding First Look

Tahlia and Alex opted to have what’s known as a ‘first look’ where they actually get together before their wedding ceremony in order to see each other outside the prying eyes of friends and family at their ceremony.

This allows for any nerves that Tahlia and Alex may have been feeling to be dispelled defore their ceremony and can produce some lovely intimate moments that otherwise would not have happened if they were to do the traditional ‘first look’ as Tahlia walks down the aisle.

We also made use of the time just after the first look to have bridal party photos done with the bridal cars around the Seppeltsfield Winery grounds using the delightful trees they have hiding at the back of the grounds.

Seppeltsfield Winery Wedding Ceremony

Tahlia and Alex’s Seppeltsfield Winery Wedding ceremony took place on what’s known as the ‘winemaker’s lawn’ which is an open grassy area surrounded by delightful old buildings with a backdrop of amazing glory vine that covers the majority of the wall behind the bridal party. During the Summer this wall is a vivid bottle green which makes for an amazing backdrop for a wedding ceremony.

What would have to be the star of the show during Tahlia and Alex’s ceremony was their little page boy who would be as cute as a button beaming at everyone as he approached the ceremony holding the wedding bands for Alex!

Glamour Photos

Soon after the ceremony and group phtoos, we then had a little time before heading out to Harvest Kitchen for their wedding reception.

We began by driving out and up the road a little bit to make use of the famed palm trees that line the roads in this part of Seppeltsfield while also ducking in to the vines for a few intimate portraits there.

We then split up with most of the bridal party heading towards the wedding reception while we drove back to Seppeltsfield winery to make more use of the wonderful trees on site for some more glamour photos.

Harvest Kitchen Wedding Reception

The Calabria Family Winery hosted tahlia and Alex’s wedding reception at what they call their Harvest Kitchen restaurant. The reception area boasts an open grassy area suitable for entertaining guests who arrived early, while the restaurant area had penty of room to host a medium sized wedding reception. The tables were moved throughout the night to make room for the dance floor which was put to good use!

The food was absolutely sensational, with share platters and personable chefs to explain exactly what’s been put in front of us and the atmosphere was one which made the entire night super enjoyable!

Thanks so much Tahlia and Alex for having me photograph your big day! Hopefully this amazing Seppeltsfield winery wedding was ample sustitute for your plans in Fiji! It was an absolutely incredible day and I just adored how your photos turned out!

Barossa Weintal Wedding – Shelley & Chris

Shelley and Chris held their wedding at the Barossa Weintal resort, located in the beautiful Barossa, and I had the privilege of being their wedding photographer. Shelley and Chris opted to take advantage of my flexible customizable wedding package so they had me at their wedding for 4 hours. Both Shelley and Chris looked spectacular in their fully white getups, and their supporting family and friends made for a beautiful day.

Barossa Weintal Wedding Ceremony

Shelley and Chris’ ceremony took place in a small courtyard on the grounds of the Barossa Weintal resort which was shrouded in the most wonderful creeping vine. When the sun was out from behind the clouds, the vines caused the most wonderful of dappled light throughout the ceremony adding to the atmosphere.

Barossa Weintal Glamour Shots

Shelley had only recently suffered from a medical condition so much of our time was spent in and around the gardens right near the courtyard their ceremony took place in. There were plans to use their limousine to travel to a nearby winery for a larger variety of shots, but unfortunately we weren’t able. Be that as it may however, the gardens in and around the resort were quite awesome in their own right, lending some amazing green hues and tones to my wedding photography.

Barossa Weintal Reception

It was only a few months since I last visited the resort for a wedding, and last time I had trouble figuring out what their reception room was actually built for. I had speculated that it used to be a barn of some sort, but it was all actually purpose built as a function room for the resort. The area is circular, with a huge pointing roof, not unlike a circus tent, only made of brick. Its a beautiful room and a lovely space for a wedding reception.

Thanks go to Shelley and Chris for having me be their wedding photographer, your day was an absolute joy to be a part of and I wish you both the best!

Lyndoch Hill Wedding – Georgie & Tom

Georgie and Tom’s beautiful wedding took place in the intimate settings of Lyndoch Hill, located just out of gawler. The weather turned out to be absolutely perfect with stunning sun and cloudless skies – it all turned out to be a stunning day full of love and joy! Georgie and Tom took advantage of my hourly rate having me cover Georgie’s preparation and their ceremony at Lyndoch Hill.

Preparation

Georgie and her bridal party were being prepared in a house in Gawler, just 15 minutes away from Lyndoch Hill. The atmosphere was calm and collected with little to no nerves visible from Georgie – despite the fact they were running a little late and her father was constantly reminding them of this 🙂

Lyndoch Hill wedding ceremony

Lyndoch Hill boasts an incredible botanic garden surrounding a uniquely shaped boutique restaurant at it’s center. Georgie and Tom’s wedding took place on a small intimate grassy area at the foot of a grand garden staircase lined with roses. The entire cermeony was bathed in the shade of nearby towering gum trees with a dappled light effect caused by the incredible sun we enjoyed throughout the day.

Tom was glad to have his entourage of groomsmen there to calm him down before seeing Georgie for the first time walking down the aisle, but his nerves quickly left him as soon as she was with him at the altar. 🙂

Glamour photos

Straight after their wedding ceremony and family photos we went for a little walk around the Lyndoch Hill botanic gardens for a few glamour photos. We also made good use of the charming bus used by the groomsmen to arrive 🙂

I’d very much like to thank Georgie and Tom for having me as their wedding photographer and I hope they enjoy their wedding photos as much as I enjoyed being a part of their wedding!

Gawler Barossa Jockey Club Wedding – Kellie & Matt

The Gawler Barossa Jockey Club, located just outside Gawler, and near the Evanston train station was the venue for Kellie and Matt’s wedding on a sunny, but a bit windy day in March. I was lucky enough to be asked to be their wedding photographer for the entire day, and also hosted a photobooth at their reception, that also took place at the Jockey Club.

Preparation

I started the day at Matt’s parents house where his groomsmen and himself were getting ready. As a gift to each of the members of the marty, Matt had given each groomsman a watch and in return the jovial nature of the guys together made for a lovely laid-back morning 🙂

After around an hour with the boys, I headed over to where Kellie was getting ready, only to be greeted with something I had never seen on a wedding day, a full mannequin, proudly displaying her beautiful dress in a back room. The story goes that it was a dress handed down from another family member, and with Kellie’s mother being a dressmaker, she had done the altering herself. Much as with the boys, the atmosphere was laidback with all the ladies running about, but having a good time together.

Gawler Barossa Jockey Club Wedding Ceremony

The Gawler Barossa Jockey Club is a race course located just outside the city of Gawler. The grounds are set up for small functions with an outdoor bar and awning covering a large area, and a pretty little rotunda where Kellie and Matt were married.

The weather was super sunny, but just a little windy which caused a few problems with Kellie’s train, but nothing major. The whole ceremony was full of emotion and joy, and was just beautiful to be a part of!

Glamour Photos

After the family photos and whipping out the drone for some aerial group shots, we made use of the small amount of trees on site, and the hilly grass behind the rotunda first to get some nice glamour shots, then made our way down the race course itself. There was a huge flock of birds flying about on the day that feature prominently in quite a few of the photos, making for something a little different.

Gawler Barossa Jockey Club Wedding Reception

The reception hall the Jockey Club has on site, is a reasonable sized venue, which was halved off for Kellie and Matt’s reception party. The whole hall could easily fit 200-300 guests if the whole area was used. The dance floor was surrounded by customised little standing tables while the wedding favours were home-grown little succulents in pots, which I thought were very cute 🙂

Thanks so much to Kellie and Matt for having me at their wedding to capture their wedding photography!

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