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Sarah + Benn’s Wedding

Sarah + Benn’s Wedding

Sarah and Benn become husband and wife in romantic style in front of the gorgeous Martindale Hall. Every moment and every detail were just perfect. All of the locations offered a backdrop of rustic, country, glamour’s tranquility which is my absolute fav. Sarah was effortlessly stunning all day and Benn was a handsome true gentleman.

I absolutely love “how we met” stories and Sarah + Benn’s is no exception. (I am also now thinking I have to go to Clare race’s… Who’s coming?)
“I first saw Benn in a home movie that my brother and his mates made when they were at school at Urrbrae. Benn was one of my brothers friends, and I though that he was pretty cute. This was back when I was still in Year 9 and Benn as in Year 12.
It wasn’t until years later that we saw each other at the Clare races (classy) and got talking.
The next year at the Clare races, we bumped into each other again, and basically spent the whole day hanging out together with my brother and Benn’s friends.
Benn messaged me the next day and it all happened from there.”

I asked Sarah what special touches they had added in to their wedding (and I can say how much love I have for the response) – “We have tried to keep all of our vendors local to showcase the beauty of the Clare Valley and all that it has to offer. The videographer is a primary school friend of Sarah’s and is the son of the current caretakers of the Hall. The entertainment (Brad Bryksy Music) is also an old friend of Sarah’s.
There are a lot of sentimental elements to the day. The location of the ceremony is very sentimental to me (Sarah) as I grew up on the farm that surrounds the Hall. I spent my childhood visiting the Hall, riding motorbikes with my brother to the creek that runs past the Hall, having bbq’s down at the creek, going to the Hall on school visits etc. It holds a very significant place in my heart, and has always been my dream to get married there.
The car that I (Sarah) will arrive in belonged to my Great Grandmother, and is now owed by my brother.
The mustang that Benn and I will leave the wedding in and arrive to the reception in belongs to Benn’s father Mark.
The brooch that I will wear on my bouquet has quite a bit of family significance. It was originally given to Margaret (Maggie) Parks on her wedding day by her husband Adam Lindsay Gordon. Adam was a famous Australian poet, and is the only Australian to have his bust in the poets corner of Westminster Abbey. The tradition of the brooch is that it has been passed down to the first born female in each generation and worn on her wedding day. I (Sarah) feel very blessed to be part of this tradition.
The first dance song is significant as it will be a Frank Sinatra song. Sarah late Poppa’s favourite singer was Sinatra.
All of these things are very significant, and will make the day all the more special.” (I agree 100%…)

You two 10’s, the epitome of #jnbrides + #jngrooms I just cant thank you enough for such a fun, relaxed, amazing day. I wish you both a life time of health, love, laughter (and Sahara’s ;))
JN xx

Wedding Dress: Chosen by One Day Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny and Gerry’s
Shoes: Joann Mercer
Jewellery: Samantha Wills Bridal and Mimco
Suits: Peter Shearer Menswear
Wedding Celebrant: Rebecca Wilson
Makeup Artist: Saskia Pridham Makeup
Hair Stylist: Peta Short
Ceremony Venue: Martindale Hall
Reception Venue: Hillsview Estate
Entertainment: Brad Bryksy Music
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Drink staff: Auburn Primary School
Caterers: Hillsview Estate
Florist: Bethany Jane Designs
Rings: R&B Sutherland Jewellers Clare
Cake: Whisked
Wedding Photographer: Jade Norwood

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We don’t know much about you Jade, what can you tell us about yourself?

We don’t know much about you Jade, what can you tell us about yourself?

Bride-to-be FAQ – Q: We don’t know much about you Jade, what can you tell us about yourself?

A: Im not one of these photographers that will tell you I love coffee (because I don’t drink it) and do handy crafts on a Sunday… Lets be honest if I don’t have a wedding on a Sunday, Im on the road travelling, and then downloading, backing up and starting to work on Saturdays wedding.

Im very practical and just say it like it is…

I was raised in the country, in small town called Ceduna; which I still call home, and think I always will. And ok, I wasn’t the girly girl who played dress ups and played with barbies. I rode horses and played in the dirt. I wasn’t the little girl that planned my dream wedding, I have never been the girl that bought wedding magazines dreaming about my wedding. I guess being a romantic at heart has made be fall hard for weddings. I just love, LOVE.

I can ‘Mcguiver’ a lot of things – if something is broken, just find me a paperclip and some twine, I’ll sort it! I am a bit of a perfectionist, which has it pros and cons but I will go with more pros!

I will tell you that I am a fanatic for tennis and netball, and as much as I love the beach, I don’t get there enough. I love animals and my family means the world to me, whether that is blood family or friends I choose to be family.

I’m told I have an infectious laugh and I guarantee you I can make you laugh… Even is that means me just making a fool of myself to make you forget that the camera is even there!

I always have my music as loud as it can go in my car, I sing along of course, and have had the awkward moment when you’re singing the best song ever, as loud as you can… and your navigation system cuts in, stops the song and you hear yourself… eeekkkkk safe to say I quickly changed that setting!

Today I’m a wedding photographer living in between Ceduna and Adelaide. I shoot weddings and ensure your first day as husband and wife is etched in your hearts and minds as the best day of your lives. I’d love to chat more about the wedding of your dreams, so feel free to look around my website or simply send me an email for more information. You can read more about me here and here.

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Ashlea + Anthony’s Wedding Day

Ashlea + Anthony’s Wedding Day

Ashlea and Anthony’s wedding was held at the beautiful Glen Ewin Estate, and it was a special celebration. Every detail of this beautiful marriage was completely delightful and I am sure you will be swept up into the magic and emotion. We had glorious sunlight, had some cloud coverage, and we even had a few spots of rain which added some sparkle to their photos that will remain in their memories and heart. Their love for one another is clearly evident, with the smiles they shared and the way the looked at each other. Encircled by their joyful family, wedding party and friends, we are all honoured to have witnessed an unforgettable day.

If you didn’t know already, I absoutley love hearing how couples met. Here is Ashlea and Anthony’s amazing story by Ashlea.
“We met at Oktoberfest in Munich in 2013. Anthony was travelling through Europe on a Contiki tour and I was travelling around Europe with my younger brother (Jarred) and another friend. Anthony’s tour was only in Munich and attending Oktoberfest for one night, I was in Munich for 5 nights.
At Oktoberfest you must line up within the festival to enter specific tents and beer gardens, once you go in, you are seated at random by the hosts. Anthony and his mates happened to be seated at the table right next to the one where we were seated. While

I was lined up for the ladies room, Jarred overheard the aussie accent from the table next door, when some people left, he moved across to that table to chat with the fellow Australians. When I came back I ended up sitting next to Anthony. During this conversation we realised we were both from Adelaide, and actually lived only 15 minutes apart. Anthony thought that Jarred & I were dating (haha – gross!!), luckily that issue was cleared up pretty quickly and he was told that the relationship was actually brother – sister. After a few beers and some hilarious conversation Anthony asked if he could put his phone number in my phone, which I agreed to – it was saved as “Anthony – Nice guy from Adelaide”, really original haha. As the festival was closing both of our groups left together to try and find our way back to the train station. We managed to get lost, so we wondered the streets of Munich for around an hour before we finally managed to find the right train station, this obviously allowed for more chatting and getting to know each other. Both of us then got on our respective trains, Anthony going one way, and me going the other (let’s not leave out that we both got on the wrong trains initially).

We added each other on Facebook and the rest is pretty much history. We caught up the day after Anthony returned from Europe, our first date was to grab a coffee and take a long walk down Brighton beach. After that first date we never went more than a few days without seeing each other. We moved in together after only about 4 months of dating, which I’m sure sounds crazy to a lot of people!! Fortunately we both have amazing families who have been so supportive of our relationship right from the start, so that just made it so much easier.”

I love to hear about the proposal; and here is their story by Ashlea…
“Anthony proposed on our 2 year anniversary at Brighton Beach where we had our first date. He had planned an entire day of surprise activities for me, which was so thoughtful and lovely. I’d definitely never had anybody plan a day just for me before.

Every Friday for several months leading up to this ‘surprise day’ he would give me a hint about what kind of activities we would be doing. His hints were terrible, and even when I finally did guess an activity he still didn’t tell me haha. I definitely had a feeling a proposal might be coming, seeing as marriage was something we had talked about a lot. Anthony is completely useless at being deceptive; he normally has the truth written all over his face!

In the morning we went to Morialta Falls, we went on a beautiful scenic walk to see the waterfalls. We then went home and got changed, I was told to dress ‘nicely’. Anthony drove me out to K1 winery, a truly stunning cellar door in the Adelaide Hills. We did some wine tastings and sat out on the beautiful deck over the water, the weather was perfect. Then we went to D’Arenberg restaurant and had a delicious degustation lunch, I was certainly very spoilt!! On the way home, Anthony suggested we stop at the beach for a walk considering the weather was so nice, he took me down to Brighton Beach. We went for a walk along the water edge and he was definitely acting weird haha, so that kind of tipped me off. We then just sat on a towel on the sand for a while enjoying the beautiful weather, when we went to leave, I stood up and turned around and Anthony was on one knee and asked me to Marry him, he pulled out the most beautiful ring, I was speechless. After saying “are you serious?” about 5 times I managed to say yes. Hilariously he couldn’t remember which finger he was meant to put the ring on, so he just handed me the box!”

Wishing you both a lifetime of laughs, love and great times.
JN xx

Wedding Dress: Alexis George
Bridesmaid Dress: Joanna August
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bride: Hairpiece and earrings: Tania Maras
Florist: The White Orchid
Rings: G.W. Cox
Cake: Heidelberg Cakes
Wedding Celebrant: Aphrodite Anderson
Makeup Artist: Melissa Nicole
Hair Stylist: Melissa Nicole
Venues: Glen Ewin Estate
Entertainment: Paul Smith
Furniture: Adelaide Expo Hire
Lighting & decor: Central Audio Visual
Guest favours: Piped Dreams
Wedding Photographer: Jade Norwood

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Mr + Mrs Vermeulen

Mr + Mrs Vermeulen

Last weekend we celebrated the romantic wedding of Mr and Mrs Vermeulen on a lovely day in North Shields.

This beuaitful couple along with their treasured family, friends and a delightful wedding party shared so many wonderful moments. The joy and heart felt moments shared by everyone at this special occasion will steal your heart, the speeches surely had tears rolling down my cheeks. I consider myself lucky to have been at their wedding. Seeing Nicky, Kieren + Kaiden altogether was just gorgeous. Wishing you all many laughs, happy moments + health.

JN xx

Wedding Dress: Adelaide Brides & Bloom
Bridesmaid Dress: Myers
Suits and Colour: Doug Watsons Menswear
Florist: Golden Sable Florist
Rings: Pedemonte Jewellers
Cake: Sugar Daisy Cakes
Decorator: Ep Function Hire
Wedding Celebrant or Officiator: Nicola Hancox
Makeup Artist: Hairworx Hair & Beauty
Hair Stylist: Hairworx Hair & Beauty
Venues: North Shields Memorial Hall & Lions Hostel
Entertainment: Harry Ford DJ
MC: Damien Sellen

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Jess + Paul’s Wedding

Jess + Paul’s Wedding

A dream wedding for Jess and Paul who celebrated with family and their closest friends at the Chateau Tanunda located in the Barossa Valley. It’s surrounded by beautifully kept grounds, amazing vine filled walls; a vine yard and the building itself is just gorgeous. It is such a beautiful venue and it was an absolute pleasure to be back at the Chateau and be their wedding photographer.

I absolutely love “how we meet” stories and Jess and Paul’s is no exception…
“Paul and I first met on August the 3rd, 2013. We were both out in Adelaide partying at nightclubs. My sister’s boyfriend (now Fiance) who is friend’s with Paul sent him a text to come to the nightclub that I was at, and he did.
The nightclub was called, The London. I decided to play a joke on Paul and had told a female stranger in the nightclub that he was very keen on her but he was too shy to say anything. I stood back and laughed whilst this stranger approached Paul and went in for a kiss. Paul had to awkwardly avoid her for the rest of the night.
That night I went home with a group of friends and Paul. He was a gentleman and offered me his jumper at the end of the night. He slept on my bedroom floor on a mattress.
We added each other on Facebook the next day and started talking which led to some our first dates!” – Jess

Jess + Paul I hope you are both relaxing and enjoying the beginning of married life on your honeymoon in Hawaii. I wish you the very best for your future.

JN xx

Wedding Dress: LUV Bridal
Jewellery: Swarovski (borrowed from sister in law)
Suits: Mens tweed Suits (UK)
Florist: A peony for your thoughts
Rings: Michael Hill
Cake: Melissa Hooker
Makeup Artist: Courtney Evans
Hair Stylist: Casual Bliss Salon
Venues: Chateau Tanunda
Transport: Cars of Class
Wedding photographer: Jade Norwood

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