Sunday Mail Wedding Feature


Sunday Mail Wedding Feature

I realise I’m a bit late this this one, but last weekend, on March 7 – A recent wedding that I covered was featured as full page Sunday Mail Wedding Feature! I have had my weddings featured in the Sunday mail and the Advertiser’s wedding sections in the past – the most recent of which was Paula and Luke’s lakes Hotel Wedding, but this one took up a whole page which was fairly neat 🙂

Nikki and Trenton’s wedding took place at the delightful Ekhidna winery in Mclaren Vale and although the weather was overcast – wasnt bad enough to have to be inside! The Sunday Mail wedding feature of their day showcases one of my favourite photos from their day too which is a lovely change! It’s so often the newspaper’s editors choose some random photo when there are so much better ones to choose from!

Sunday Mail Wedding Feature Copy

Trenton didn’t seem himself and was acting nervous, but Nikki thought nothing of it. The two explored Adelaide for the day, including visits to Mt Lofty House, Largs Bay beach and a winery in the Adelaide Hills before returning home.

As Nikki relaxed in her tracksuit and Ugg boots on the couch, Trenton approached her in a suit jacket. He then dropped to one knee and asked: “Will you marry me?”

“I said ‘Yes, of course, yes’,” Nikki Says.

“There were tears all around.”

Nikki was proudly walked down the aisle by her sons Ethan Winen, 15, and Bailey Winen, 19 at Ekhidna Wines, McLaren vale, where their celebrant, Pat Haynes, and 65 guests were eagerly waiting. “Our day was perfect,” The bride says.

The couple – who own a Jim’s Pool Care franchise – had a country rustic theme, with country decorations, country music and the bride even wearing Ariat country boots. She teamed them with an ivory strapless vintage lace dress with a corset back and small train from Luv Bridal that could be bustled up to dance the night away.

Carmen Tucker, the bride’s best friend since university, wore a dusty pink lace top dress and was the matron of honour. The best man was Carl Fox.

They joined their other guests, including the couple’s fur baby Kip and family and friends from interstate as restrictions had been eased, which was “definitely” a highlight. Revellers enjoyed a delicious naked cake by Teresa from She Baked, with a different flavour for each layer.

“Outdoor games for the guests were popular all night and the dance floor certainly got a workout,” Nikki says.

The Lockleys couple met a decade ago in Queensland, before they moved to Adelaide and have “loved every minute” exploring the state. The honeymooed in Mclaren Vale.

Written by Tara Nash.

Recent Sunday Mail Wedding Feature

Occasionally, the a wedding I photograph are given the honor of a Sunday Mail wedding feature – the Sunday Mail is a publication circulated around South Australia affiliated with the Advertiser. It’s a really neat occurrence when one of my weddings are covered by the largest newspaper publication in South Australia, especially when they dedicate 3/4 of a page in their weddings section! The wedding they chose to cover was Sheree and Shane’s wedding at the Glen Ewin Gatehouse which was highlighted by their use of wonderfully white horse and carriage!

Sunday Mail Wedding Feature Excerpt

You never know when a seemingly minor decision will change the course of your life forever. Just ask Sheree and Shane, who met at a 40th birthday party they both nearly didn’t attend. That fateful event was at the Riverland in March 2014, and the couple have been together ever since. They got engaged during a holiday in Hawaii.

“We hired a convertible for the day, a Mustang, and it was the only day it rained,” the bride said, with a laugh. “We went to Turtle Bay and  Shane proposed in front of the beach while the sun was setting.”

The couple held both ceremony and reception for 60 guests at Glen Ewin Estate in Houghton.

“We liked that it was very intimate and the staff were just wonderful,” Sheree said of the popular venue. “We also really liked that everything was there at the one place – and it wasn’t too far from the city – you feel like you’re far away but you’re not really.”

At the ceremony, the bride made a grand entrance with her father on a horse-drawn carriage. “It was such a highlight of the day,” the bride said, adding that the whole event was very family focused.

“Shane’s daughter, Abbie, and my niece, Ava, were my two junior bridesmaids and they did a special dance for us at our reception – that was really special. “They (the kids) just had a ball. By the end of the night their hair was everywhere … it was the cutest thing ever.”

The newlyweds cut a three-tiered cake by Lou-Lou Belle Cakes. Bridesmaid was Sofia Milojkovic and the groom’s daugher Abbie Coles was junior bridesmaid with the bride’s niece, Ava Field. Flower girls were Tori Barr and Asha Armet. Best man was Rebel McCloy, while groomsmen were the bride’s son, Blake Field-Bond, and the groom’s son, Lachlan Coles. Sheree is the daughter of Jim and Maxine Field, of Fullarton. Shane is the son of Gary and Sue Coles, of Redwood Park.

Sunday Mail featured weddings

Recently the Sunday Mail newspaper of South Australia featured not one, but two recent weddings I’ve covered in and around South Australia as an Adelaide wedding photographer. You can catch the articles in the June 26th, 2016 edition of the paper on pages 78 and 79.

Sunday Mail featured weddings

The first of these weddings is that of Gemma and Ryan’s wedding at Utopia Waterfall Gully. The Sunday Mail dedicated an entire page for the feature and published two photos from the day. However I feel they could have possibly cropped them a little better, but oh well 🙂

To paraphrase the article –

It was the handmade touches at the wedding of Ryan Morrison and Gemma Sneddon that encapsulated them as a couple. When Ryan proposed to Gemma at a fancy dinner while on holiday in melbourne, the ring box he presented her with was a handmade book. And the ring, made of aircraft grade titanium, adorned Gemma’s finger when she and Ryan exchanged their vows. At their ceremony and reception, held at Utopia at Waterfall Gully, 80 guests celebrated the future ahead for the newlyweds. Their bridal party included Justin McArthur, Shannon Ryan, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Natalie Rose, Carly Wilamowski and Wayne Bickley. Gemma made paper flowers from book pages, while her dad made custom wooden LEGO head ring boxes. They chose their own music playlists and hand-dyed fabric with text on it to make custom vests. “We wanted the wedding to feel like ‘us’,” Gemma said. They also had two cakes, one which was made of cheese, and had LEGO in the bomboniere. “It was cool watching people barter and trade for the mini figurines they wanted,” she said. The couple celebrated their honeymoon, or “mini moon”, at Victor Harbor. Gemma, 28, works in library customer service and is the daughter of Hal and Jacqui Sneddon, of Holden Hill. Ryan, 30, is a PhD student and the son of Karen Bartel, of Junee, NSW.

The second of the weddings featured in this edition of the Sunday Mail was the wedding of Wendy and Steve who held a wedding with traditional Chinese elements while being wed in the Brougham Place Uniting Church.

To paraphrase the article –

Making a promise to be there for each other through life’s highs and lows, was a wedding highlight for newlyweds Wendy Tran and Steven Goldsmith. Wendy, wearing a dress from a bridal boutique in NSW, was joined by bridesmaids Linda Duong, Anna Mai, Bernadette Chan and Priscilla Tran. Sam was joined at the altar by groomsmen Sam Solanki, Ethan Parsa, Ashley Hepworth and Adam Mai. The newlyweds and their 130 guests then continued celebrations at the Ballroom and Kozak Bar in Hindmarsh. The couple, who are both medical scientists, spent their honeymoon in New Zealand, exploring the north and south islands. Wendy, 27, is the daughter of Hong Ngoc Mai and Tai Tran, of Mansfield Park. Steven, 25, is the son of Peter and Evie Goldsmith, of Edwardstown.