Photography by Carly

Photography by Carly       Brighton  South Australia ph 0401 989 984

Rustic Winter Wedding

Kaitlyn & Sam – Oxenberry Farm, McLaren Farm

I’d been lucky enough to have worked with Kaitlyn a couple of times before, first at her sisters wedding, then at a family photo shoot her parents had arranged. Right from the beginning it was a pleasure to work with Kaitlyn and Sam. They had a vision for their wedding day and it was stunning, to say the least!

They chose Oxenberry Farm in the McLaren Vale as both their ceremony and reception location. Their ceremony was held in the cottage gardens, giving them a secluded spot for family & friends to gather and witness the exchange of their vows. With a winter wedding there is always the risk of rain but I have to say, Adelaide seems to turn it on for 95% of winter weddings I photograph. The skies were blue and gorgeous!

With a large bridal party on each side, I started at the boys with a photo shoot at their home. The girls were getting ready in the cottage on the farm premises, making it super simple for the girls to literally walk out the door and down the aisle!

Kaitlyn chose to do a first look with her dad to see his face when she walked out fully dressed in her wedding gown. His reaction was gold – truly blown away by how beautiful she looked.

The large crowd gathered and awaited a truly beautiful Kaitlyn who was dressed in a full lace dress and carrying flowers by She Runs Wild (who also did the floral decorations at the ceremony & reception). Celebrant Kerrie Turner married Sam & Kaitlyn in a beautiful heartfelt ceremony. Both the mums of the couple witnessed their marriage certificate, which was a beautiful touch.

After the introduction we captured all of the guests in a large group shot, followed by smaller family photo groups. There was just enough light to squeeze the bridal party shots (the only negative to a winter wedding, less time to play with the light). Once they were introduced into the reception hall the party was on!!! This group sure knew how to party and danced until they dropped! cont…

The cold evening did not put these two off from maximising their photo shoot time. We took advantage of having use of the Oxenberry Farm property, from the cottage garden to the gate, lake, the weeping willow tree and bridge. Sooo many choices! Overall it was a beautiful day and this bridal party rocked it!