The Currant Shed Wedding – Emma & Robert
It was a stunning day for Emma and Robert’s The Currant Shed wedding in Mclaren Flat!
Their intimate wedding was full of close family and friends who all really loved celebrating the coming together of this lovely couple.
After setting up the photobooth for the reception later in the day, I head to Robert’s place on preparation in Somerton Park. His parents were nice enought o offer up their beach-adjacent house, so after getting ready in the house, and having a few photos with the Grey Hound mascot, we went for a little bit of a stroll on the beach to finish up.
Emma and her parents were being preparaed at a bed and breakfast called The Farm in Willunga. The room Emma was getting ready in was rather small, but thankfully there was a delightful garden out the back, perfectly suited for a bit of a first look with Dad, and a few photos around a small decrepid building which looked suspiciously like an old outhouse.
The Currant Shed Wedding Ceremony
As a local Mclaren vale wedding photographer, heading to a winery in the local area – in this case Mclaren Flat – is always a joy. Being amongst the vines of a sprawling winery complex like The Currant Shed always makes things feel like you’re a million miles away from civilisation – makes things very intimate.
The Currant Shed wedding ceremonies are usually set up amongst the small orchard of fruit trees, just behind the main restaurant. It was super sunny on Emma and Robert’s big day so they also had large umbrellas brought out to protect as many of their guests as they could.
Their ceremony was lovely and simple, with a reading from a guest or two before saying their personal vows and sealing the deal with a kiss.
As Emma and Robert’s wedding ceremony was a little later in the day, time was running away from them a bit for glamour photos – particularly after having a few family photos taken anda bit of mingling.
We began with the little hidden, and overgrown section splitting the restaurant grassy area from the on-site bed and breakfast which allowed for some spectacular sunlight filtering through the leaves, then we walked to a nearby grove of gum trees – which are always my favourite.
PErhaps the defining feature of having a Currant Shed Wedding is the line of tall, thin gum trees lining a portion of the road leading to the nearby Shottesbrooke Winery. This spce allows for some speccy compositions!
The Currant Shed Wedding Reception
Emma and Robert’s reception took place in the semi-open restaurant of the Currant shed, which allowed for guests to roam the seating area, but also the characteristic courtyard of the winery. The rear orchard was the backdrop to the dancefloor whcih all their guests well utilised throughout the night!
Thanks so much Emma and Robert for having me as your wedding photographer! Your day was a blast!