From the moment I met Luke and Laura (via a Skype call as they were based interstate at the time) I just knew we would get along perfectly! We had a lot of laughs and fun from the get go as we began to talk about the plans they had made so far for their wedding day. Their relaxed, yet super organised approach to their Barossa Valley wedding was amazing and it showed on their day which ran as seamlessly as it was beautiful.
The Bride and her maids chose to get ready at the picturesque Jacob’s Creek Retreat where the lush gardens were in full Summer bloom. The quaint stone cottage and surrounding rose garden was the prettiest backdrop for photos with Laura’s beautiful Mum and Dad and her ladies of course. Laura’s lace, backless gown was just perfect for her from renowned bridal house Grace Loves Lace.
Daisy Lane Flowers created the loveliest bouquets filled with soft textural foliage, berries and old fashioned flowers including fragrant David Austin roses in soft blush and cream. These tied the colour palette together and matched back with the Bridesmaid’s gowns.
A few favourite moments shared between Laura and her parents on the morning before the wedding. Their corsages are also worthy of a mention…so darling and the fact that she helped them put them on – love that!
I don’t think I’ve ever been quite as excited to shoot a groom and groomsmen. When I arrived at Luke’s brother in law’s property on the Adelaide Plains I couldn’t quite take in all the photo opportunities. We used the rustic backdrop of the old corrugated shed, then I had the gents pop their jackets on for a few more formal shots under the ancient tree on the property, flanked by an awesome vintage stone barn no less!
Following their ceremony at the Elm Walk at Seppeltsfield Winery and a little time with family and friends, myself, the newlyweds and attendants made our way down to Seppeltsfield Road for some gorgeous photos. The vines and palm trees are such Barossa icons, making for timeless wedding photos.
Following our time at Seppeltsfield Road, I took some more relaxed shots of Luke and Laura at the Elm Walk just before the Reception was to begin. I love these two shots in black and white in particular. These two were so natural and relaxed in front of the camera. They were truly themselves and their love for each other really shone through.
Luke and Laura’s Reception was held at The Distillery at Seppeltsfield Winery. This is an unique Reception venue with it’s mixture of materials including corrugated iron, walls lined with vintage wine boxes and so many quirky features and old winery paraphernalia. It’s warm and inviting and was made even more so by thoughtful styling with a nod to all that is gorgeous about vintage.
The Reception room was truly gorgeous and the perfect setting for this wedding. The black bentwood chairs were striking and the bud lights only more magical as the night wore on. The simple table scape featured white linens, floral centres, a kraft bag to squirrel away lolly bar treats and cute retro style cameras for guests to snap the night away.
So in love! Not long after this epic cake cutting and kissing moment was my time to say goodbye to these two so that they could enjoy the rest of the evening with their nearest and dearest. What a pleasure and honour it was to capture your day Luke and Laura. I wish you nothing but happiness for your future together.