It was a rather overcast day for Sonya and Jeff’s Beresford Estate wedding, amongst the stunning vineyards of Mclaren Vale!
The rain was threatening, but it held off just long enough for their ceremony on the back lawn of this beautiful establishment and this seemed to be the only hiccup throughout this stunning day!
Both Sonya and Jeff were being prepared at opposite ends of the main reception hall in separate – but connected self contained apartments – which made the morning that much easier for all involved.
Sonya was having her makeup done, while Jeff was running about putting finishing touches on the ceremony details such as flowers, setting up chairs and figuring out where they were going to source electricity for their wedding singer!
When we finally caught up with Jeff, we made use of one end of the beautiful accomodation alongside his groomsmen for a few shots before heading over to Sonya’s side.
Sonya and her bridal party were all in high spirits, running about trying to hide Sonya from passing guests as they walked past the windows on the way to the ceremony location.
We had a bit of fun with the champagne, added hair extensions to Dad for a bit of fun, and made sure to make some time for a bit of a first look with Mum and Dad before walking down the aisle.
Beresford Estate Wedding Ceremony
Sonya and Jeff’s Beresford Estate Wedding Ceremoyn took place on the large grassy area at the rear opf the reception venue, making use of the modern black on concrete exterior that has ivy growing in a square pattern asa the backdrop.
Their ceremony was modern, but still very classic in it’s approach with the delightful inclusion of Sonya’s parents in the ceremony which made everyone smile.
After the ceremony, the rain started to fall for a bit so we moved inside the reception hall – thankfully it diddnt stay too long so we managed to have a few group shots on the front lawns before everyone retired to the rooftop terrace for drinks while Sonya, Jeff, my wife and I head out to Port Noarlunga Jetty for some glamour shots.
SOnya and Jeff were very laid back and were keen on doing whatever it took to get any of the shots I had in my mind, which made the entire process really easy and natural!
Beresford Estate Wedding Reception
Sonya and Jeffs reception started off with a bang, with them entering directly to the dancefloor and asking everyone to join in! Was a great way to get everyone in the mood to party early on and set the scene for a really exciting Tuesday night! (Yes that’s right, Tuesday wedding! Becoming a lot more common these days!)
The highlight of the evening for me would have to have been the dance off between the boys and girls tot he tune of ‘Greece Lightning‘ which saw som rather spectacular moves on the dance floor! We also made sure to use some smoke in the vineyards and of course an incredible sparkler ‘sendoff’ which we did a little earlier in the night so that we could have everyone in attendance be a part!
Your Beresford Estate Wedding was spectacular Sonya and Jeff, and I thankyou for having me as your photographer and videographer!