Haley and Jordan’s Chateau Yaladara wedding was such a beautiful wedding to be a part of! Although the weather was certainly on the hot side, the whole day was a lot of fun and full of family who simply wanted to celebrate the coming together of this lovely couple!
Both Haley and Jordan was prepared at the Chateau Yaldara House, which is the onsite accomodation at Chateau Yaldara – so directly after setting up the photobooth for later in the evening, I head over to the house to greet Haley and her bridal party.
On arriving I immediately loved the open lobby area of the house – it’s white tiles and open, airy space seemed purpose built for some pretty bridal photos, so after Haley and her bridal aprty was prepared upstairs, we made use of this area for a few glamour pohtos and a first look with Dad – which was beautifully emotional!
Jordan and his entourage had also arrived by this point and were patiently hiding in another room waiting for Haley to hide as we used the same spaces for Jordana dn his groomsmen to get ready. They got ready in the only lower room which diddn’t have some odd choice of curtains, and also made use of the nearby historic buildings with their red wedding car!
Chateau Yaldara Wedding Ceremony
Haley and Jordans was the second wedding I have covered at the Chateau Yaldara, but Haley and Jorden’s Chateau Yaldara wedding was the first that took place in front of the impressive Manor House. It was a little unfortunate that the weather was pretty warm, as there wasn’t much cover for their guests, but Im sure nobody minded too much as soon as they spotted Haley and her father arriving via helicopter on the main lawn!
The helicopter flight was a surprise for Haley as a gift from her bridal party and keeping it a secret from her all morning was rather difficult as she had her own timeline to keep to, but the bridal party had other plans!
The wedding ceremony was nice and simple with a short reading and heartfelt vows.
Hosting a Chateau Yaldara wedding means your photos are set among rolling hills and vineyards, providing a beautiful and romantic backdrop for wedding photos. We used the natural areas surrounding the nearby pond for the most part, alongside one of the beautiful walls that make up the historic winery.
We did attempt to use the inside of the main cellar door, only to be shut out (a few minutes early) by the winery staff, so we instead made use of other features around the beautiful grounds – including convincing Haley to climb the impressive looking rocks over the other side of the small stream nearby!
Chateau Yaldara Wedding Reception
Haley and Jordan’s reception was a tonne of fun, with a lot of dancing, and making use of my photobooth during the night – their guests were lovely to be around and the whole atmosphere was joyfully laid back!
Their night culminated with a bit of a sparkler send off on the main Chateau Yaldara steps – which was awesome 😀
Thanks so much to Haley and Jordan for having me as your wedding photographer!