When the family property is Adelaide Hills fave Barrister’s Block, you’re probably not going to have to look to far for the perfect wedding venue. As Locky says: “There was never any doubt we would get married anywhere else – it had to be Barrister’s Block. It was special because that’s where we met but also because it is a family business and Mum in particular has worked so hard to make it into the amazing wedding venue and cellar door it is now. It was really special to host everyone there and celebrate with them all.”
Hold up – these guys met at Barrister’s Block too? Yep! Ash was heading out for a day of fun at Barrister’s for Crush Festival, and spied Locky working hard at the cellar door. They had a drink together after he knocked off and clicked straight away.
Timing, as they say, is everything, and two weeks after they met, Locky was off on a round-the-world trip! “[It was] the realisation that Locky was going on holiday for four months that made us aware each other was the one,” says Ash. “We spoke everyday while he was away and we both knew we’d met someone special.”
This wedding has a combo black-tie / garden party vibe, with the couple wanting that special feeling that comes from everyone getting dressed up while maintaining a party atmosphere. “As the planning went along we sort of came up with Gatsby Garden Party,” says Ash. The wide beautiful lawns at Barrister’s were the perfect setting for long tables, minimally decorated with greenery and lemons! “It added to the summery, Italian riviera vibe, and as a bonus, saved us money on flowers!” says Locky.
Big props too go to Ash’s grandma, who lovingly hand-embroidered each guest’s initials on the serviettes. “These became the place card as well as bonbonniere for the guests,” says Ash.
Suppliers had a huge impact on Ash and Locky’s day. “We found our photographer Dave Pascoe through Love Cherish Adore. He did a great job of mustering a big bridal party, keeping us focused and getting great shots,” says Ash. Flowers from Viva Flowers in the Barossa and family friend Jayne Kelly who officiated the day were other suppliers who were amazing for the couple to work with.
Marriage means coming together and being a team, being committed to each other and having your best friend by your side. And someone to walk the dogs with!Ash & Locky
Photography – Dave Pascoe Photography
Florals – Viva Flowers
Ceremony, Reception & Catering – Barrister’s Block
Celebrant – Jayne Kelly
Videography – Likewise Films
Entertainment – The Happy Leonards
Lighting – Venue Productions
Hire Items – Atlas Events
Dress – Karen Willis Holmes
Hair – The Style Bar
Make Up – Gaetana Marjas
Accessories – Miss Martini
Suit – Tailors of Distinction
Rings – GW Cox
Bridesmaid Dresses – Talulah
Groomsman Suits – Peter Shearer
Bridesmaid Robes – Masini Sleepwear
Kids Outfits – Bardot Junior