To ensure they got exactly the photos they were after, newlyweds Kaila & Adrian along with their photographer Lucinda May stopped at nothing to get them!
Climbing over fences and standing on sun drenched cliffs on the Fleurieu bothered neither the bride, groom or the photographer Lucinda May and their effort was definitely rewarded with a selection of magnificent images.
This stunner of a wedding at Pennys Hill, McLaren Vale all began when Adrian proposed to Kaila whilst on holiday with friends in Bali. Following an emotional speech, Kaila was so taken aback that she didn’t even say yes! ‘I was already crying before he got down on one knee. I was so excited that I didn’t actually say yes I just grabbed the ring, put it on and kissed him!’
Placing their plans firmly around making sure everyone had a great time, there were minimal formalities at this celebration which included an icecream van, amazing food (people are still talking about the gnocci!) and a playlist of their favourite tunes.
By far the funniest thing to have happened during their planning was when Kaila went dress shopping at The Bride Lab. Having set her heart on a simple lace dress in white with absolutely no detail or beading, she was shocked to have chosen an Anna Campbell gown that was embellished from head to toe and not at all what she had expected. ‘We heard that there was an Anna Campbell trunk show coming to Adelaide and I booked up the last spot that was left. I went with my mum and my bridesmaids and tried on all the dresses I had stalked her range online but didn’t have that ‘oh my god’ moment. There was only the one dress left and I actually didn’t like it (what an idiot) but my bridesmaids forced me to try it on. It was such a movie moment…! I walked out and just burst into tears, my sister started crying, my mum, my bridesmaids, the Anna Campbell assistant, everyone! It was so funny! Then my favourite song started playing in the room next door so I walked straight up and put the deposit down that instant. I just walked around the room in the dress for half an hour because I was so in love and then I started raving on about how amazing Anna Campbell dresses were to one of the ‘assistants’ to then have her look at me funny and go “I’m actually Anna Campbell”. I screamed and then apologised for making her listen to me talk about her for a good 10 minutes straight! She was so lovely…she let me a take a photo with her which I’m crying in.’ As soon as we hit publish, we’re off to hunt down this photo!
Photography Lucinda May Photography
Dress Anna Campbell at The Bride Lab
Celebrant Linda Jane Kelly
Venue & Catering Penny’s Hill
Styling & Prop Hire Elly & Elm
Makeup Shannon Bowler
Hair The Mane Edit