For not having heard of the wedding venue Waverley Estate before (and how disappointed am I about that – because it is BEAUTIFUL!) it is so funny to have had 2 weddings there in a single wedding season – that doesn’t happen often as I am usually all over South Australia for weddings! But I finished February with another trip to wonderful Waverley Estate for the equally wonderful wedding of Casey and Nathan.
I introduced you to Casey and Nathan after their engagement photography – where I praised them for their outfit choices. The day of their wedding they outdid themselves again! Casey wore a beautiful wedding dress from Caleche Bridal with lace appliqué and beaded belt detail, and designed her own wedding shoes with Shoes of Prey (I LOVE this option) including a full sparkly heel. Casey got ready for her wedding at Waverley Estate with the help of some special girls. Her bridesmaids were in the popular Alfred Angelo bridesmaid dresses, and wore pink to funk up the traditional wedding. The brightly coloured wedding bouquets featured different shades of pink and some yellow and tied to Casey’s bouquet was her Nana’s ring – a beautiful way to include a loved one in her wedding.
As both the bride and groom and their respective parties were getting ready at Waverley Estate, we were creative about the pre ceremony photo locations! There was plenty of time for bridal party photos, as all of the guys and girls were relaxed, organised, and even better, hair and make up ran on time – I love superstars like that!
Casey and Nathan have had a little while to plan their wedding – and Casey credits Pinterest as a big inspiration in the planning! They’ve known each other for a long time, having met each other on Casey’s first day at Scotch College in 2004. “Nathan was one of the first people I met, and he said ‘wow, you have really… curly hair!”. Thankfully she must have taken it as a compliment (as if she wouldn’t – it’s gorgeous) as their relationship blossomed after that awkward first line. Years later on their anniversary, Nathan popped the question after a picnic at Moana beach, the first place they had kissed. It was an easy ‘yes’ for Casey who praises Nathan for his support. “I love how Nathan supports me whenever I need it. He is always there for me and loves me for who I am. He calms me down when I am stressed and celebrates my successes.”
Nathan, the romantic, said “I love the feeling I get when Casey hugs me!” so I wasn’t surprised to see there were lots of hugs on their wedding day!
I was afraid it was going to be another scorching Saturday, as February weddings seem to have a reputation for being hot hot hot. Next thing I knew the guests started arriving at the outdoor wedding ceremony, and it started to pour with rain! Casey and Nathan had a back up plan, but it wasn’t needed because by the time the ceremony started it stopped raining and just remained overcast which of course meant zero squinting in their wedding photographs! But as they were pronounced husband and wife the clouds parted the sun shone through, perhaps by coincidence, but in my mind it was the beautiful blessing from the heavens of departed grandparents on Casey and Nathan’s wedding day.
The clouds hung around for the bridal party photos, and they added a dramatic flair to the classic wedding photo. The bridal party were so easy to work with that we got through the photos really quickly, and they were able to go back and join the party. The great thing about Waverley Estate was that we could have wedding photos on the beach, in the gardens, the vineyards, the fields, and against the old buildings. Oh and some of the reception finger food could be brought to the bride and groom because we were never too far away! Part way through the photos, Casey swapped her veil for a beautiful flower crown that matched her wedding bouquet – it was great to get a chance at capturing both these beautiful bridal looks!
The reception was held in a marquee with fairy lights all over the ceiling. Favours for the wedding guests were jars of local honey (perfect for that post night out pancake breakfast!) and the flowers that adorned the table and the cake emulated the bright pinks and yellows from the wedding flowers. Heartfelt and funny speeches had everyone in stitches, but when Nathan’s Dad, Mr Fox, got up to make his speech, the DJ started playing ‘What Does The Fox Say’! What a laugh, love it!
The grey day meant a not so colourful sunset photos; we captured kisses between the new husband and wife under what looked like an intense skyline. As they had their first dance, they laughed, smiled, and held each other close as they began their wonderful life as Mr and Mrs Fox. Congratulations!
Wedding Dress: Caleche Bridal
Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo
Wedding Shoes: Shoes of Prey
Suits: Peter Shearer
Florist: Fluers de Nadia
Rings: Bevan Jones at Pink Carat Jewellery
Wedding Cake: Cakes By Natasha
Wedding Celebrant: Annette Perryman
Make up and Hair: Luminous by Danielle
Venue: Waverley Estate
Waverley Estate Wedding Photographer: Jade Norwood Photography
Wedding Planner: Cindy’s Classic Gourmet
Caseys gorgeous wedding dress by Caleche Bridal
One of my favourite part of weddings is seeing the grooms reaction… xx
Drizzling rain all morning and the moment when the sun shone through, amaze!
Sensational food by the awesome team at Cindy’s Classic Gourmet – tasted so good!!
Waverly Estate at night – easiest one of the best Adelaide wedding venues