For our first blog of 2017, this is the wedding story of Dale and Jade. A fairytale wedding is all Jade dreamt of, and a fairy tale wedding is what she got.
We arrived in the beautiful surrounds of Longview Vineyard where this couple’s wedding day was about to unfold. From getting ready, to ceremony and reception, this venue provided the perfect setting. Located just outside of Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills, Longview has on site accommodation for a large number of guests and offers picture perfect wedding views with their never ending vineyards.
When we arrived to the boys getting ready, we were told one of the groomsmen (Jade’s brother) wasn’t feeling well and wasn’t able to join us. From the moment we walked in, Ky knew we were in for a fun day. A fairly instant rapport was established with the groomsmen and Ky’s love for taking photos of the boys with their beers meant he made an instant connection with them! Each of the groomsmen received a gift from Dale as they were getting ready – a belt and a bright and vibrant pair of Happy Socks each. Half way through the ‘getting ready’ shoot, a replacement groomsmen was selected and miraculously, he fit in the suit perfectly and no one would have ever known any different.
Before heading off to the girls, a few photos were taken outside. The most memorable was when Ky asked the boys to be more friendly towards each other by putting their arms around each other. They decided upon themselves to hold hands instead. What a fun bunch of groomsmen - very good at following instructions! Hahahaha!
We then headed off over to the girls. Jade’s choice in wedding dress and bridesmaid’s dresses was impeccable. The bride was keen for us to get a pic with the wedding dress (which was designed by the very talented - Alexis George) hung up outside with both her and the rest of the bridesmaids. Unfortunately during this time the weather was taking a bit of a turn and the rain drizzled on and off, so we quickly grabbed the dress off the branch and hurriedly ran the dress back in. Despite being so close to where the ceremony was being held, the girls jumped into the wedding cars and had planned to go for a little drive so that Dale and the boys didn’t see them prior to the ceremony. It was such a beautiful sight seeing the smiles and pure emotion on both Jade’s mum and nanna’s face as her dad was walking her to the car.
The outdoor ceremony was all set up on lush green grass with white wedding arches set against a gorgeous backdrop of ancient gum trees and sprawling vineyards but unfortunately as the weather wasn’t playing nice, the ceremony was moved to underneath the balcony. This proved a little challenging given the number of guests and limited space for both us and the videographer to work with but was definitely a good call as it started to drizzle just before Jade walked down the aisle.
Following a few family photos, we whisked the bridal party off for some photos. It was obvious the girls were in a world of pain in their heels but Jade was adamant that she wanted some photos with the full bridal party on top of a hill which was on the other side of the property. What troopers these girls were. They sucked it up and made the trek to this hill. After the bridal party photos, we continued walking up the hill with the couple for some more shots. The photos that follow speak for themselves.
Ky had an obsession with the boys' Happy Socks and asked them all to tuck the bottom hem into their socks for a photo and surprisingly they all obliged without question!
The reception was set up in the barn which had such a gorgeous rustic heritage charm and sophistication. Studio Botanic did an awesome job with the floral arrangements – from suspended garlands and seating chart, to white floral halos suspended from the roof. The bridal table was set with elegant rose gold chairs which perfectly matched the rose gold candleholders scattered around the tables.
Just after mains were served the videographers whisked the Jade and Dale off for some footage against the sunset, so we used this opportunity to capture some photos as well.
Jade and Dale – Hope you like this little sneak peek - thank you both so much for trusting us to capture your gorgeous wedding x
Photographer - B Captured (KY LUU)
Venue- Longview Vineyard
Event Manager- Jessica Whitaker
Flowers- Studio Botanic
Stationery/seating chart- Bluebelle Studio
Dj/MC- Justin from Supremesound
Modern Party- Rose gold chairs, photobooth, White carpet
Videography- I do cinema
Celebrant- Rebecca from Ceremonies by Rebecca
Makeup- Samantha Ruby Artistry
Hair- Crystal Terreu
Suites- Joseph Uzumcu
Bridesmaids Dresses- White runway
Wedding Dress- Alexis George