It’s only 20 minutes from the city, but the Uraidla Show Hall seems worlds away! Surrounded by greenery and the lush Adelaide Hills landscape, Millie and Ben didn’t bother looking at any other venue for their summer wedding! A typical ‘Adelaide’ love story, Millie and Ben had multiple connections through various friends and sporting groups, and finally officially ‘met’ at Schoolies! After a gorgeous proposal in Western Australia (Ben was so confident Millie would accept he wrote ‘recently engaged’ on their accommodation bookings!) this couple spent 18 months planning their perfect wedding which drew inspiration from the groom’s choice of a green suit. The whole family got involved in the wedding preparations in some way – Millie’s clever mum made all the bridesmaid dresses, as well as several outfits for the guests! Ben’s dad made a stage for the reception, and a good friend of the couple made their gorgeous (and delicious) wedding cake! Ben and Millie say there were a few stand out moments on their wedding day they will cherish – seeing each other at the ceremony, celebrating with friends and family from all over Australia (something we don’t take for granted these days!) and dancing the Greek Zorba with almost all their guests! Perhaps the most memorable moment though came when Ben decided it would be a great idea to cartwheel out of the reception! Millie says: “The funniest moment (on reflection) was at the very end of the night when exiting the reception the bridesmaids were doing cartwheels. Not to be outdone, Ben also decided to do a cartwheel and dislocated and broke his elbow. We then waited for 2 hours for an ambulance and spent our wedding night in emergency.” Well that’s going to make a good story in years to come! Check out all the gorgeous images from Millie and Ben’s wedding below – we hope you love it as much as we do!
Who is up for some fun? This vibrant and bold inspiration shoot, coordinated by some of the best wedding suppliers in SA, is a delight for all the senses! We’ll let Photographer Emma Faith Photography talk you through it, and don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for a full list of suppliers!
The heart behind this styled wedding shoot was to encourage our SA couples to think outside the box of what a typical wedding day could look like. What some people would think is a mismatch of items and that wouldn’t work well together, became a quirky, bright and modern styled wedding that could inspire our Adelaide couples to think outside the box and take risks with their own weddings and elopements.
The styling of this mock wedding was a breath of fresh air visualising something more than your classic whites, blacks and greens on a wedding day. Besides the inspiration of retro-contrasting colours, warehouse weddings were also something that inspired this photoshoot. In SA it’s not as common to have an indoor venue, especially one with bright white interiors and more of the lowkey industrial style. Sash Events allowed us to use their storage warehouse as the ‘wedding venue’ for this photoshoot which worked perfectly with our three trend-setting lilac arches from The Social Hour, fun dessert elements and our quirky sequin-dressed celebrant, Claire Parsons.
Jodie from Bouquet Residence chose a floral colour palette of bright reds, pinks and lilac, while also incorporating a few white blossom sprigs in our arbour. Jodie sourced as many flowers as she could locally, and created a foam-free installation for the arbour using reusable containers filled with chicken wires to hold the stems.
One of our main features as a part of the main ceremony backdrop were the gorgeous lilac panels from The Social Hour. For this styled shoot we searched high and low for arches and discovered that The Social Hour are the only business of their kind in Adelaide bringing these fresh ideas! They are setting the trend in Adelaide with their unique backdrops in all different shapes and colours.
We are obsessed with winter weddings. What’s not to love? Moody skies, your pick of amazing vendors (not like that one Saturday in October that EVERYONE wants to book) and no need to worry about sweating through the most expensive dress you’ll ever wear! Sure, it may pour with rain but your indoor backup ceremony option will be just as gorgeous, and let’s be honest, rain can happen anytime of year. Check out Dana and Luke’s stunning Barossa Valley wedding if you’re considering winter nuptials – we think you’ll be swayed by the beautiful long sleeve gown, navy and rose gold colour pallet and beautiful outdoor photos that would be full of glare if this was a summer’s day! Dana and Luke met back in 2010, but it took a few years (and Dana’s absence overseas) for love to blossom. An ‘off-season’ wedding was a given for these two – Dana being in the wedding business herself and Luke a farmer, springtime is always just too busy! Plus Dana had always dreamed of emulating her mum’s beautiful long-sleeve wedding dress – just not practical in the Aussie summer! With a bridesmaid who also runs a floral business, and herself a cake maker, Dana was savvy with the ins and outs of wedding planning and mostly knew which suppliers she wanted to lock in for her big day. She also kept an eye on LCA and other socials to get ideas for other aspects of the wedding. The cake and dessert table are definitely drool-worth, as you’d expect from a professional!