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Mr + Mrs Mudge’s Wedding Day

Mr + Mrs Mudge’s Wedding Day

Tegan and Stephen become husband and wife on their farm just outside of Poochera in SA. On a tranquil hill with a view over the homestead, surrounded by their two adoring boys Ollie + Oakly, family and friends we witness genuine emotion and love from the newlyweds.

I asked Tegan how they met: “Stephen and I first met at school in 2004. It wasn’t till our senior years in 2009 when we first said we liked each other. It wasn’t till 2011 when we got together and hung out and it all kind of escalated from there. We had our first kiss in his best mates Camry at a sports presentation night (same date we have chosen to get married, six years later) and 2 month later I was moving into his house on his family farm. We moved to Port Augusta and started working away in the shearing sheds. A few months later I fell pregnant with out first child and we moved back to the farm.”

We had such a great time with you all and wish you both a healthy and happy future.
JN xx

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Back up your photos

Back up your photos

Back up your photos – and here’s a thought perhaps print some too, what about even putting one in a frame!!

It seems every year technology is making it easier and easier for use to take photos (brilliant), phones being an all in one device and camera features always advancing!

As a matter of fact, people from this decade have been the most photographed throughout history, however we also hold the record for the most lost memories. We lose our phone, drop it in water, run over it with the car, haven’t backed it up for months, and just like that you have lost all your memories of your newborn baby from birth to growing into a six months old.

We stopped printing photographs and backing them up… Why?

I don’t have all the answers but it happens far too often that I hear a friend or a client say they have lost all their photos from their phone – and the reality is that means those memories can only be relived in your own mind, not shared with others, and you’re probably going to forget a lot of them in the rush of life. Photos are a legacy, not just a computer file.

So here’s a reminder to upload your photos to your computer. Then back them up to an external drive. Find a couple you want to print for a random album of photos, or to put on the fridge, or to place in one of those draws that is full of photographic prints that make you laugh every time you open it. And hey!! even put one in a frame!!

Now mark your calendar for next month and the month after to do the same. You’ll be surprised how many memories are triggered just by looking at the photos as they upload! Of course – we totally endorse getting professional photos too – not just because it’s our business and we believe in their quality, but sometimes you need to be on the other side of the camera with your loved ones to!!

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Photo – My nieces, Lacey and Chelsea from a couple of years ago…

Kellie + Nathan’s Wedding Day

Kellie + Nathan’s Wedding Day

Kellie and Nathan became husband and wife in charming style at Hughes Park – just out of Clare. It was with so much honour that I was able to photograph a marriage with so much love especially on such an exceptional day filled with gorgeous sparkling light. Every moment and every detail were just extraordinary with so many special touches, Richie’s Relish as the bomboniere’s (Kellie’s Dads recipe), the menu with some of Nathan and Kellie’s favourite foods the handing over of the rings from Nathan’s dad, and many more. This exquisite location offered a backdrop of breathtaking rustic tranquility, especially the gums which were Kellies favourite. From the touching moments between Kellie and her niece to the heart touching speech of the Grooms, made this even such a memortable day for all. Their adoring families, stylish wedding party and jubilant friends showered this gorgeous couple completely in genuine love.

I asked Kellie and Nathan before the wedding if they felt comfortable, if they would share with us all something silly or quirky the other person does?
Kellie – I think it’s so cute when he stands with his feet perfectly together like a little boy, without even realising, and promptly tells me to “shut up” when he realises this is what I’m giggling about. I love it when he shakes his booty for me as he walks out to go to work.
Nathan – Kellie is always laughing at silly little memes or Vines. She has a humour for some odd things ha-ha. She also is a serial smotherer. I have nick named her the ‘fog’ at any opportunity she can consume you haha….but I love it

Kellie and Nathan number one moment of their wedding day…
Kellie – the number one moment of the day was “saying our vows to one another” They wrote their our own vows, and as they were written from different perspectives, she felt that it gave a snippet of how they each think about things, and how in the end they both always come back to the same value.

Nathan’s number one moment was also the vows and seeing his beautiful wife stand before him. He also loved getting ready in the morning, and when his Mum pinned two family heirlooms inside his pocket, and his father helping him get ready for the big day.

I also asked the lovely couple after their wedding day for their memorable moments of the day… And I just had to leave Kellies response in word for word… LOVE IT!!
Kellie:
“Memorable moments…. hmmm… oh how about our little snake friend? haha

Honestly this was really quite exciting as I’m not particularly scared of snakes, and it actually felt like he was there to say hello more than anything else. And after receiving a lovely message congratulating us on our day, I feel even more blessed that he popped by; the message said – “I had a chuckle seeing the photo of the snake surprising you all… only to learn that snakes symbolise fertility, transformation, rebirth, and creative life force; for they shed their skin for a new stage of life.. That snake was on a mission yesterday…”

I also had some very special visitors as we girls were getting ready at Hughes Park Cottage,… I went outside for some fresh air, and the entire lawn was COVERED with butterflies, easily over 100 fluttering around! It was actually quite overwhelming it was so beautiful, I was literally sitting with them as they flew around me. I truly believe it was our Nanna letting us know she was there watching.

(Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.)

Nathan’s vows and speech would have to be another two favs… those moments concreted the fact that I have married the most thoughtful, loving person, who accepts me inside and out – and what could be better than that!

The Food. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better feast in my life. Seriously if I was on death row, I would request this as my last meal. We had an interactive style dinner where all the dishes were in the centre of the tables and guests could eat whatever they wanted. We wanted to serve some of our most favourite foods as another reflection of us, and man it was a hit!!!

As I reflect more, I wouldn’t change a thing. We were surrounded by the most amazing friends and family anyone could ask for.. The whole day represented what we are about as a couple, and we had an amazing time dancing and partying til stumps.”

Kellie and Nathan, I count my lucky stars that I was able to witness the first day you called each other husband and wife. I wish you both happiness, love and health.
JN xx

Wedding Dress: Alexis George
Suits: Joseph Uzumcu
Florist: Daisy Lane Flowers – Tess Would
Rings: Everett Brookes
Wedding Celebrant or Officiator: Rebecca Wilson
Makeup Artist: Kellie Michael, Michelle MacDonald Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist: Kellie Michael, Michelle MacDonald Makeup Artist
Ceremony: Hughes Park, Watervale
Reception: Balaklava Golf Club
Entertainment: DJ Josh
Invitation suite: Brooke Stiller Art – BSTIL
Wedding Photographer: Jade Norwood

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