By the time their wedding rolled around, Jessica and Scott had been together just shy of 10 years. “I moved from Arno Bay to Elliston in 2004…We met at his cousins house….a few months later we became a formal ‘item’.”
This is a couple who is very outdoorsy; ‘we go fishing, swimming, snorkelling, 4×4 driving, work together on the farm and renovating the farm house.’ So it made sense that it was on a camping holiday through Northern Territory that Scott proposed. “ I did not see it coming at all. We were swimming up the top of a waterfall, Gunlom Falls, and it was absolutely amazing, so beautiful.” Scott asked Jessica ‘How much do you love me?’ After she responded with her usual, ‘lots and lots and lots’ he asked…’D’you want to marry me?” “I will never forget the moment, I was in tears with my big floppy hat on, drowning him with hugs and kisses!” It was a beautifully romantic proposal, and the couple spent another week together in the Northern Territory before coming back to SA and picking out the ring.
When it was time to get married, Jessica and Scott chose the place where they future was to be. “Scott was always wanting to be a farmer, he grew up on the farm that his dad bought and we were able to buy the property in March 2013.” The farm where they held their rustic vintage wedding had been in and out of the family since 1889. There were so many beautiful locations that we had their wedding photos and it was clear how much they meant to Scott.
The history of the farm continued through their rustic theming in their wedding reception, they used things from the farm to decorate the local hall. Instead of a formal wedding signing book, they had made a scrap book for guests to leave their message, and as gifts for the guests they had a delicious tomato chutney, made using Scott’s mum’s recipe with tomatoes that Jessica had grown herself.
Jess, who had put so much work and detail into their big day had been really unwell the week before the wedding. She was such a trooper pulling it together for the big day, and I have to say, she is the best looking sick woman I have ever seen! I loved her long veil and the way it kept catching in the wind, it was just gorgeous.
Now usually I’m the country girl, telling people to get amongst the weeds and the bushes and getting funny looks. But at this wedding, I felt like a city girl – I was on serious snake patrol after seeing 3 on my way to the ceremony. YUCK! So the tables were turned and everyone was laughing at me! It was worth it though, we got some awesome photos around the farm, the boys were climbing trees, I had the girls huddling up in a shearing shed, and as the veil flew in front of the Bascomb’s old house….swoon. What a great day to be a wedding photographer!
Aside from using props from the farm to decorate their wedding day, Jess and Scott had some other unique touches, jess made the bouquets, so the wedding flowers perfectly matched her light purple bridesmaids, with added lace and pearl details to match her own divine wedding dress. The cake was made to match by Scott’s nana Mona and decorated by his sister Anna, I’ve never seen icing be made into flowers like that! It sat upon a wooden stump, as were the beautiful table decorations. There were candles everywhere and chandeliers hung from the ceiling – there was just so much to love about this rustic vintage themed wedding.
I was so happy to join them as they made this new memory at their farm, and as they sun set on the cliff over the beach it really capped off a magical and perfect day. Congratulations Scott and Jessica x