Megan and Daniel planned their wedding to be a very relaxed affair, drawing on inspiration from the Carrick Hill surrounds for their garden wedding. “Planning has been fun, at the end of the day all of this planning is to make our wedding day memorable and enjoyable for all family and friends. Inspiration has been sourced from Carrick Hill which is a 20th Century Heritage Listed House – the garden and the surrounds is what we love.”
With a brilliant attitude to wedding planning, choosing the dream dress was going to be an easy task for beautiful bride Megan. “Shopping was fun – It was the second shop I went to on Unley Road, and as soon as I tried this dress on – I went so bubbly and had a big smile on my face. The expressions on Mum and Amanda’s (Sister) face were also priceless and it just felt right!!”
Looking forward to spending the day with family and friends, Megan and Daniel had envisioned a laid-back affair and kept things simple for their celebrations. The bridal party was made up of family, childhood and school friends, and their next-door farm neighbours/best friends, and the dynamic group was bound to be fun! The bridesmaids wore blossom pink while the men wore suits in French Navy style and Megan was stunning her strapless fish tail style wedding dress with super long flowing veil. In a first moment for me, it was the Father of the Bride who helped the Bride zip up her dress – and I LOVED it! It just showed how close they all are.
Megan is such a down to earth, friendly and appreciative person. When I arrived to meet the girls their hair was already done, and everyone was very relaxed getting their make up done as I photographed the special little details of their outfits and flowers. Super cool was that the bridesmaid dresses had pockets; they were also a little shorter on the front but touching the floor on the back, so the girls got to show off their beautiful silver shoes. Each of the bridal party carried beautiful flowers of whites from Angelik Blossoms, soft against the spring blossom colour of the dresses.
I delivered the precious cargo of the wedding rings to the Groom when I got to Carrick Hill and the gardens were abuzz ready for the wedding. The girls were dropped off in Bentleys, and were hidden behind the hedges before walking through the archway and up the stairs to where a very proud Daniel was waiting for his Bride. It was a beautiful ceremony that epitomised the relaxed, heartfelt and fun day that the couple had planned.
Because the ceremony and reception were at the same location, we were able to have family formals and a few bridal party photos around Carrick Hill, before I left with just the bride and groom to a different location for more photos. This was such a good time for them to have a quiet minute for just the two of them, soaking in the happiness of their special day.
Back at the reception, I enjoyed listening to the speeches, which were so heartfelt, and you could tell how much love, care and pride the fathers had for their children. I think from something the celebrant said it sounded like Megan and Daniel had been in love since they were basically 10! Together they made memories through high school including the formal, and despite Megan having moved away to boarding school their long distance relationship stayed strong. Megan has been living in the city to continue her career with BankSA, but spends all of her weekends and holidays at home on the farm in Port Broughton, helping out, and was moving back there on Monday to start harvest – no rest for the wicked!
Megan’s sister, Amanda, who was also the Maid of Honour, had just gotten engaged to Angus, who was the MC, and it was also his birthday! Are you following? Ha! Basically, everyone was in high spirits with all the excitement in their lives added to the love of the day, so it is little wonder that everyone was having a really good time! Megan and Daniel’s first dance was awesome, full of lifts, dips and spins, but the best part of it was the huge smiles on their faces – you could see how much fun they were having and how in love they are!
And where will they be honeymooning after all this excitement? Just like all farmers and farmers’ wives that plan their weddings for October– in the header! Harvest is here! Wishing you a successful harvest and many years of happy marriage!