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Kate + Krisz’s Wedding Day

Kate + Krisz’s Wedding Day

My last wedding before Christmas, and I couldn’t have been more excited to see Kate and Krisz early on their wedding day. Ever since their engagement session I knew the wedding day was going to be such fun… Relaxed, loving + happy, and it didn’t disappoint! Having the pleasure of working with such great people on such a beautiful day really cements why I love my job.

Arriving to the girls and hearing lots of laughter was awesome, they were all ready and just chilling, LOVE when peeps are ready ahead of time!! It was so great to see Kate with her veil in and see her father again who I had met at another wedding earlier in the year.
Kate and Krisz were so thoughtful that they got me a gift, I was overwhelmed, so very lovely!! Im a lucky girl!!
I scouted around for where I was going to do all the details, found perfect location, got everything I needed in the one spot, started shooting and could hear happiness, stories and laughter coming from the kitchen, which I just loved!

I headed off to see the guys and it was so great to see Krisz and he was looking super relaxed.

When I arrived back at the girls everyone was looking super lovely, and all ready to help Kate get into her wedding dress. Kate looked absolutely stunning

The beautiful ceremony was held at St Ignatius Church in Norwood.

The bridal party and I headed off up to The Gate House at Glen Ewin Estate. The lovely staff met us on arrival with drinks and snacks for the bridal party and I got to see the super awesome Rita.. Love her!!
Glen Ewin has such a lovely area to take photos, we just had a relaxing walk around and were finished early which meant more drinking and chill time for the bridal party.

I love the how they met story… Here it is from Kate..
“Krisz and I met at my house! It was my housemate’s 30th birthday and we were having a backyard gourmet BBQ. I was in the kitchen preparing meals when in he walked (he was a friend of my housemate’s partner). We didn’t talk to each other until about half way through the night, but when we did, we spent the rest of the evening, and most of the early morning chatting. He asked if he could see me the following weekend and the rest is history!”

Thank you both for making me feel so special and choosing me to capture your first day as husband and wife.

Wishing you both all the love and happiness possible xx

Wedding dress: Caleche
Bridesmaid dress: Glamour room
Jewellery: Miss Martini + Tiffany
Suits: Ignition for Men
Florist: Illume Flowers
Rings: Bell and Brunt
Cake: How sweet it is
Makeup artist: Jessica D’Angelo, The Powder Room
Hair Stylist: Gloss Femme Homme
Transport: Classic Jags
Invitations and paper goods: Kate Steinwedel
Reception Venue: Glen Ewin Estate – The Gate House
Photographer: Jade Norwood

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Abbey + Michael’s Wedding featured in Brides Of Adelaide Magazine

Abbey + Michael’s Wedding featured in Brides Of Adelaide Magazine

I love it when west coast weddings get to be feature amongst the best of the best in South Australia.

Want to know a few tips on how to get your wedding featured in a magazine or on a blog?
So no doubt you’ve spent your time planning your special day using beautiful wedding magazines, and now you’re dreaming of being one of the weddings featured in them. We love to share your weddings with our favourite magazines with your permission, but when there are so many other brides with the same idea, how do you stand out? We asked Laura Prior, Editorial Assistant at Brides of Adelaide Magazine for her thoughts.

“The ability to admire and present real, honest, everlasting love in its purest form is an incredibly cherished part of what we do here at Brides of Adelaide Magazine. We absolutely love perusing the gorgeously creative Real Wedding Submissions we receive on a daily basis. When selecting our absolute favourites for inclusion in the magazine or blog, we look for delightful attention to detail, innovative decor ideas, show-stopping delights, distinctive or quirky styling elements and an array of thought-provoking colour palettes that truly inspire our future brides-to-be!”

So to stand out from the pack, think about the following when planning your wedding: -What makes your wedding UNIQUE and a must share for magazine editors? Whether a theme idea, food, or celebration is unique to you and your relationship or to weddings as a whole, your one of a kind idea will get lots of attention.
– DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS, big or small they all make up your wedding story and give brides the ideas that they might not know to search for in their own planning. Not only will you need attention to detail, but you’ll also need the time to have these photographed to make up your gallery where photographs will be chosen from.
– DISTINCTIVE STYLE – be sure of your style and theming, and bring it out in all elements of your wedding day – mixing and matching themes, colour schemes and ideas will make your style unclear and hard to describe to an audience.
– Be brave – stick to your heart, personality and if you want an ‘out there’ theme or to use a quirky idea that goes against the grain, do it. It will truly represent you as a couple, and will also catch the eye of bridal magazine editors.

Understand that there are thousands upon thousands of submissions to wedding magazines and websites, so be sure to not be offended if your wedding doesnt get featured.

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Fiona + Brad’s Wedding Day

Fiona + Brad’s Wedding Day

Fiona and Brad – I just have to start with WOW. You guys, your love, your styling, your location pick, your wedding day was AMAZE You would be forgiven for thinking that this was a styled shoot for a wedding magazine; that is how truly picture perfect the day was. Fiona + Brad have a love for one another that seriously radiates from them both as soon as they are in eyesight of each other.

I do have to say that Kingsbrook Estate is my new favourite wedding venue, yes please I want to shoot there again!

I asked Fiona + Brad this week what the most memorable parts of the day for them where for them..
+ When the bouquets came and I was crying and Teegan came down stairs wondering what was wrong but I was just crying over flowers
+ Getting out of the car and seeing my dad crying
+ Seeing each other for the first time that day
+ Sam climbing that gate to make sure we got the full Kingsbrook in the photo haha
+ Going down to the beach and just getting away for a bit to be with each other
+ Crying during our first dance
+ After the first dance how we were all dancing and everyone made a circle so that I could dance with the bridesmaids and Brad could dance with his groomsmen
+ The day was just absolutely perfect

Fiona’s FAV moment was definitely their first dance it was so perfect and it was nice to just focus on Brad dancing and crying

Brad’s FAV moment: Seeing Fiona walk down the Isle for the first time. She looked incredible and blew me away!

You know I love the “how they met story” here is their’s by Fiona…
Brad and my story isn’t the conventional meeting/falling in love. We met through mutual friends one night when he was seeing one of my friends at the time. Fast forward a year and that friend had moved to Queensland after never really hitting anything off between them. That night I ran into him at the local Murray bridge pub and we danced for a while, I was very impressed with his shuffling. After we decided to go home together. After that night we were basically inseparable and spent the next 3 nights together. And its been like that ever since…

Fiona + Brad, we had an absolute blast and cant thank you and your bridal party enough for such a fun memorable day and being dead-set legends. The epitome of #JNCOUPLES

Wishing you both all the very best with your new house, lot of overseas travelling trips, and lots of love and laughter and making special memories along the way… xx

Wedding dress: Sophia Tolli
Bridesmaid dresses: Adrianna Papell
Shoes: Betts
Jewellery: Maya Valentino
Florist: Samantha Burnell from Fab functions
Cake: Sugar Avenue Cakes
Wedding Celebrant: Joylene Goldsworthy
Makeup Artist: Melissa Nicole
Venue: Kingsbrook Estate
Photographer: Jade Norwood

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Tash + Adam’s Wedding Day

Tash + Adam’s Wedding Day

I really don’t know where to start… Ok so it’s the morning of the wedding, and we arrived to a radiant, happy, bride-to-be – Tash – greeting us at the door. I was so excited to get started. Beginning with all the details in a gorgeous light filled room. We had so much fun with Tash getting ready and with her lovely bridesmaids; and then her Mum came upstairs with a super thoughtful and heartfelt delivery from Tash’s husband to be Adam. 26 long stem red roses!! Yes there was tears, from Tash, her Mum and even the bridesmaids, so many special moments.

It was time to head to the Clayton Wesley Uniting Church and Tash had arranged a surprise for her husband-to-be – a Ferrari – to pick him up and take him to the church. I was at the church waiting for him to arrive and he had the biggest smile on his face.

The ceremony was beautiful with so many special smiles, glances and eyes locked between Tash and Adam. After the first kiss it was off to see their fur babies (soooo cute), family formals and bridal party photos.

When we got to the reception I couldn’t believe my eyes, well I guess I expected nothing less, because Tash + Adam had been super planners and planned a lot of it really early so they could sit back and enjoy the build up. That cake, those chairs, the flowers, the everything…

Then came first dance with dry ice and fireworks… loved it!

If you read the blog by now you know I love the “how they met story” here is Tash and Adams…

“ We both lived in a small country (or should I say desert) town of Roxby Downs. Adam 5 years and Natasha 12. After returning from my ‘spring break – so to speak’ of living in Adelaide for 12 months I returned to Roxby Downs to start a different/ new role. Like all small towns, you know everyone who lives in them, I ‘meet’ Adam at the local Gym, this hot, dedicated, highly motivated, focused individual slogging it out on the treatmill for hours on end day after day. Tash being Tash interrupted his focus by saying hi and how well he’d been doing with his progress…
A couple of weeks/ months passed we saw each other at the local pub, a friend introduced us – formally – Kate Collins at a local game of Cricket. (Tash had a boyfriend at this stage) a few more months passed – when we crossed paths on the 26th of October. Again Tash being Tash asked Adam if he wanted a drink… and literally the night never ended, we talked for hours on that Friday night, after leaving the Club, we went to the Tavern.. until closing town, drink after drink, story after story we got to know each other. We exchanged phone numbers, locked lips and left.
I had no idea what was to become of our relationship, I was mid way through planning to move to Perth for work due to job reduction at Olympic Dam at the time.
I did go to Perth on a 4/1 roster, however that didn’t faze Adam, it only made our relationship grow stronger, our bond grew and so did our love.”

I also asked Tash to tell me about the proposal…

“From the moment we got together, people knew this was it.. many rumours and whispers were said and spoken of during our holidays away (especially Europe, we booked 2 months after ‘meeting’ and holidays within the first year of being boyf and girlf) saying ‘he’s going to propose’, I knew I wanted to marry Adam, I felt honoured to be his wife, but more than ever I felt lucky to have him by myself regardless of the status.
Adam knew one of my other dreams… a pear shape diamond with diamond halo and a carriage… while there were talks of ring designs I expected for the proposal to happen a few months later..
Adam got me a hot air balloon ride voucher for my birthday, just so fitting that we ended up planning on going to the Barossa on the October long weekend and decided to use this voucher. Unfortunately the hot air balloon got cancelled, but being only 2 hours from Adelaide it wasn’t an issue for me, Adam however was acting a little stranger than normal, but I put that down to him being excited.
We were getting ready to head out for dinner when the lighting in the motel room was horrible for a selfie. Adam had remembered what I mentioned a couple of hours earlier and said why don’t we head down to the vineyards to have a selfie in the vines…WINNER!
While I hurried to get the perfect stop, with perfect lighting, we took a couple too many photos before he turned, dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife…
I was in shock.. pure shock, I thought he was joking, to which my words were ‘ don’t f%$^#%K with me!’ ‘Are you Serious’ Before seeing the truth and realness on Adam’s face… I burst into tears, said yes and grabbed the ring!
That whole moment still feels so surreal.
I couldn’t wait to share the news with our families, and friends, show off my beautiful ring and start planning to walk the aisle to be Mrs Canova.”

Tash and Adam, I wish you every happiness and a life full of joy together, and a super fun time in Bali for your 2.0 honeymoon.

Wedding Dress: Paolo Sebastian
Florist: Bliss Events
Rings: DDS Jewellers
Cake: Sweet tooth
Ceremony venue: Clayton Wesley Uniting Church
Reception venue: Sfera’s
Entertainment: John Pires
Photographer: Jade Norwood

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Anne-Marie + Heintje’s Wedding Day

Anne-Marie + Heintje’s Wedding Day

All of my Brides-to-be are given three questionnaires over the period from when they book until their wedding day. These are staggered over time, and they capture all the details I need to know about a couple, to capture their true relationship (because we all love differently), to find out how many people are in the bridal party, to the addresses of where the ceremony|reception etc will take place. There is also a section for transport, because people, I like to be prepared and I like to have all the contact numbers I can for on a Brides wedding day I want to be able to contact anyone from her vendor team if need be, you would never imagine some of the things that have happen…

Ok, so now you know a bit of the back story – when I was reading Anne-Maries (AM’s) questionnaire that related to transport, I seen this word “Eco Caddy” and she had also written that she had hired one for me also to make my day super easy… How thoughtful! Love her!! But ummmmm I had no idea what an Eco Caddy was, and I thought oh wow I cant seem dumb I have to google this.. and once I did I was like….. “This is going to be so much FUN” – and it was, SO much fun, so many laughs!!

Earlier in the week I asked Anne-Marie her favourite part of the wedding day…
“My favourite part of the day was with all of us in photos – the MC and his wife, Danni and Erika. Of course I will love photos with just the two of us which are all about love. But for me, happiness and good times are to be shared with friends so you can all relive the laughter and the moment for years to come as we reminisce and have a few bevvies.
My absolute favourite part was when it was just H and I – not posing but just chatting and soaking in the moments. When we were just sitting at the Uni doors – we were just saying how dapper the others looked and for me there was true happiness from the heart.”

Everyone knows I love the ‘How they met’ stories, here is theirs told by AM:
“We were introduced by a mutual party – I was travelling through Europe at the time and a girlfriend of mine, Sue, was emailing me to see if I would make it back to Adelaide for her wedding – I told her that yes, I would be back and to send me the invite and was looking forward to the event. Uehe also asked me if I met anyone ‘special’ on my travels to which I replied that I was just having a good time, to which she mentioned that her fiance’s brother was single and that we should meet and perhaps attend their wedding together.
Email addresses were swapped and when I got back to Adelaide I had organised to catch up with Heintje a few weeks before the wedding – we all know how random set-ups go so I figured that I valued Sue’s friendship so much that if this turned out to be a dud then there was no harm done.
So we met at Cafe Palazzo in North Adelaide and first impressions were tough but we both like what we saw and decided to catch up again the following weekend as H was a shift worker and living in the Barossa so that was the best time for him.
We caught up the following weekend and spoke mostly about my holiday (of this I am constantly reminded but H was quite reserved so I felt I had to fill the space!) and we spoke of the upcoming wedding of his brother to Sue.
We caught up each weekend before the wedding except for one time which is infamous in our relationship. After a long week at work I decided to call a friend to see if she wanted to do a spur of the moment roadtrip to Melbourne – she agreed and so we both raced home to pack and head out on our adventure. About halfway to Melbourne I remember calling H on speaker and not so subtly crushed his weekend plan of catching up with me. There must of been some kind of spark as here we are years later and we are still together.”

AM+H your whole day was amazing, from the ceremony in the City in the Meeting Hall, to the city ride around on the Eco Caddy’s, to the grand royal of reception venues, the Mortlock Wing of the South Australian State Library, to the Hungarian wedding games.

AM you are truly the epitome of a #jnbride I had the best day ever with friends, who felt like I had known for many years.

Anne-Marie + Heintje I hope you both had a moment at the reception which you could step back and have it all sink in. I wish you both all the very best for your approaching honeymoon and many happy, healthy years together.

I cant wait to hang out and eat some Sushi soon… xx

Wedding dress: Jenny’s Bridal
Shoes: Mimco
Rings: Vera Wang | Everett Brookes
Wedding Celebrant: Camille Abbot
Hair Stylist: Hair by Carmen
Make up artist: Amanda Mafodda
Dj: Griffin Alliance – Josh Smith
Reception Venue: State Library of South Australia – Mortlock Chamber
Transport: Eco Caddy
Photographer: Jade Norwood

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