It was so nice to see Jade again, who is a super relaxed and easy going person – and her nature was so reflected in her wedding to Dan. They wanted their wedding to be celebratory, inspired by the outdoors and had an easy time of planning it all thanks to friends and family who were a great help.
Weddings are always emotional, but this special day had an extra element added to it – it would be the last time that Jade’s family would be in Ceduna together, as her parents were leaving the town. They also were holding their beach wedding ceremony on their own private beach, and having photos at a memorial on the cliff which holds a special place in their hearts. I also wondered whether the pelican in the bay was a little special sign.
Their drive and passion for life is what Dan and Jade love most about each other and the spark in their eyes showed throughout their day. They describe their relationship as “face paced and full, having a crack at living an amazing life!” Together they enjoy travelling, fishing, going to Ceduna and Meilman (the family farm), as well as the footy and cricket in Melbourne.
Jade looked STUNNING in her fitted gown with an amazingly beaded bodice and lace sleeves, complemented by her bridesmaids lace knee length dresses. Their May wedding meant an array of autumn colours created a gorgeous backdrop for the getting ready photos, and soft light for their beach side ceremony where the barefoot bridesmaids and bride wore pearl beach wedding shoes on the sand. Under a wedding arbour draped in flowers, Dan wiped away tears as his wife read her vows. The smiles on their faces as they signed the official papers said it all – ‘we’re married and we couldn’t be happier!’
It was a seriously gorgeous day, with beautiful skies as we stood on the cliff’s edge for photos, blessed with golden light pouring through the trees for photos in the fields, and a blue and pink sunset topping off a gorgeous day and an electric love between Jade and Dan. The bridal parties were wonderful and I had a brilliant time with them all. There were so many thoughtful details put into the day, including delicious cheese and dips for waiting guests, and beautiful outfit details on both Jade and her bridesmaids.
Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell
Jewellery: Samantha Wills pearls
Florist: Say It – Louise Lynch
Decorations: Fairytale Weddings and Events
Make Up: Amy Faklis
Wedding Celebrant: Cassie Henderson
Wedding Ceremony: Laura Bay
Wedding Venue: Ceduna Foreshore Hotel