Tiffany and Sam met in their early teenage years when both were celebrating New Years Even in the river side town of Morgan. They shared a cheeky kiss that night, but it wasn’t until 5 years later in the Pimms tent at Adelaide Oval when they re-discovered each other. Now on the eve of the first day night test at Adelaide oval, they can call each other Husband and Wife.
Sam and Tiff both love spending time where they first met, where Tiff’s family have a shack, enjoying some friendly competition between them as they water-ski. They also love to entertain friends and family at home, or a sunny picnic date by the sea with a ploughman’s plate and a bottle of French bubbly (which also featured the night Sam proposed).
In Tiff’s words, “Sam provides the wit and I provide the class!” And he and his bridal party were definitely super funny while they were getting ready on the wedding day. It was nice to also have Sam’s mum Bernie alongside myself and my second shooter for the day, Alysha Sparks.
Tiff and her family and friends did a lot of work on all of the details of the wedding – it was so awesome! Tiff even made the invites herself during the wedding planning process. “Planning an Adelaide hills wedding from Darwin had its complications, especially because I was determined to be very hands on in design and creation of many of the styling elements. However, it did force me to be very decisive which worked to my favour the end. We have really enjoyed planning and spent many hours on craft projects in Darwin. Pretty much everything for the tables was handmade in a labour of love. Mum, Louise and I made the soy fragrance candles, I sewed and hand painted the table runners. The taper candles were hand dipped In gold paint by Sam’s mum, Bernadette whom also restored and painted the frame used for the seating chart. All of the stationary was printed and hand cut in our home office – invitations, menus, order of service, place cards and I designed the seating plan and stubby holders also. My sister, Annabelle made all of the timber flower boxes for the tables. Sam even sewed the bunting that hung in the dance floor area!”
I loved all the floral details at the wedding, the invites started the theming and there were so many fresh flowers that made up the wedding decorations. When it comes to picking my favourite, it’s pretty difficult to decide between the large mixed floral S & T letters at the ceremony or the beautiful love heart hanging behind their bridal table made of babys breath. Love the use of flowers as decorations at weddings!
Tiffany’s bridesmaids wore light pink dresses that had short skirts and a sheer floral train that were unique and beautiful! Tiff herself looked stunning in a strapless dress, with a ball gown skirt that included pick ups detail – I think that is such a fairytale touch to a wedding dress! “ As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one. It was my mothers 50th birthday the day we found the dress. We were both quite emotional in the shop. We bought it that morning and went to lunch at Jolleys Boathouse to celebrate! “ Her hair was pinned to one side with a striking hair piece and a long veil that danced in the breeze of their outdoor wedding. I loved the statement necklaces on the bridesmaids and the drop pearl matching necklace and earrings that Tiff wore. Tiffany had an all white bouquet and her bridesmaids had pink to match their dresses – the dapper groom and his men had white button holes and stylish bowties. The theming and vibe of the big day was romantic rustic with a touch of pink and gold – nailed it!
Everyone loves the moment when a bride walks down to her groom, and the look on both of their faces. These two literally couldn’t take their eyes off of each other. The look – ahhhh swoon – just sweet love that would turn even the biggest cynic a romantic!
Sam and Tiff’s wedding was held at Longview Winery, with an outdoor wedding ceremony overlooking the vineyards, and a reception with a view of the winery through floor to ceiling windows behind the bride and groom. With long reception tables, and a ceiling draped in fairy lights, fabric and a chandelier, it was a gorgeous reception for a wonderful couple. Loved the addition of a spotty table runner, and wedding cakes with gold layers just get me every time!
Tiffany was so gorgeous and softly spoken – she was so busy worrying about everyone else and all everyone wanted was for her to enjoy her wedding day! Thank you to her and her wedding party for walking up a super big hill for some bridal party photos – but I promise when you start going through the gallery, it will be worth it! A hot tip from this bridal party when you’re at a single location for the wedding and reception, and aren’t travelling further than walking distance for bridal party photos, bring along the esky – in a wheelbarrow! Life is much easier (especially if you’re going up a giant hill!)
Thanks Alysha for joining me on this day, I had a blast working with you, but I don’t think I’ll be posting any of the footage you got of me dancing during the night! Knowing I danced at this wedding should be enough to tell you that it was an awesome day. I had a great time with Sam and Tiff, I hope they did too, and have an even better time as they reminisce over all the special moments we captured together! May your love climb many giant hills – easily!!
Wedding Dress: Anastasia’s Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Brides Design
Suits: Joseph Uzumcu
Florist: Jill Kerr
Cake: Sugar and Spice
Decorator: Jane Thring
Wedding Celebrant: Cecelia White
Make up Artist: Millie Herd
Hair Stylist: Justine – The Cut House North Adelaide
Venue: Longview Vineyard
Entertainment: Aria Acoustic
Lights, Bentwoods and Peackock Chairs: Tonic Events
Wedding Photographer: Jade Norwood
The moment that Tiff had the MC say a special happy birthday to her sister..
… and then the moment when her surprise birthday cake came out!! loves it xx