A classic wedding at North Adelaide’s St Mary’s Church and a Stamford Grand Reception.
It wasn’t long after seeing each other a few times that Dale and Laura knew they were meant to be together. “We have the same sense of humour and make each other laugh; we are a bit silly when it is just the two of us.” They met at 19 and 20, as Dale was a friend of Laura’s brother – but they knew it was complicated and had many discussions about whether they should get together or not. Thankfully, they did and over a decade later describe their relationship as ‘fun’, enjoying doing day trips and drives together, and of course a little fishing. It is one of Dale’s hobbies that Laura would join in with, so when their 10 year anniversary celebrations had to get cancelled due to illness, Dale instead made Laura promise to go fishing with him.
“It was a Sunday, and we drove to a spot we had been before, along the Torrens and went fishing. Some teenage kids came along and were fishing beside us, which Dale became frustrated about.” After not getting a single bite, Laura was ready to pack up and go home like the teens had just done, but Dale convinced her to have one last go. “After I cast, I turned around and saw him holding a black box. First thing I thought was ‘what’s this fancy new lure he has bought?’ That was until he opened the little box to reveal a beautiful ring glistening in the sunlight. He asked me to marry him, and once I got over the shock, of course it was a very convincing YES!”
Soon after, they were to be married, and thankfully they invited me along to join them!
With her hair swept to the side, Laura looked beautiful in her Malachi Empire wedding dress. Hidden beneath the layers was her name, as well as Dale’s and their wedding date, sewn in blue alongside a beautiful charm. A great way to involve those wedding traditions! Bridesmaids shone in my favourite colour (turquoise…of course!) and I loved the playful shorter length for the summer wedding. There is a lot of love between this bunch of friends and you know your girls have got your back when they’re checking your teeth for you hehehe!
The guys were cruisy to work with, but I think someone spiked the dogs breakfast because he did not stop! I was puffed just watching the German Shepherd running like he was, but the guys got some entertainment out of it! Laura had left a sweet note for Dale as he got ready with his groomsmen. They managed to get to the church on time, and it wasn’t long before Laura and her bridesmaids arrived in style, rolling up to St Mary’s Church in North Adelaide in super cool old classic Holden Monaro’s. Hand in hand with her mum, Laura walked down the decorated wedding aisle toward her beaming groom, and the wedding began.
After the ceremony there were family formals shots, and some time for Laura to ‘Facetime’ with a special person missing on her big day. We took the opportunity to recreated the Abbey Road photo of the Beatles – by accident to begin with; and then again, and again… But people out for a walk just didn’t get it! Bridges, gardens, stone paths and iron gates – we were spoilt for classic wedding photos, but then we decided to have some fun wedding photos at the Beach House at Glenelg utilising the Ferris Wheel and colourful graffiti wall. I didn’t think I would be gone too long from the car when I parked it at the Oaks Pier. I guess I really got into the photos I was taking because…I came back to a parking fine…woopsies!
The reception was at the Stamford Grand hotel, which they chose for their wedding because they love going to the beach and it has a beautiful view. The turquoise theme continued through the reception decoration with addition of silver – even the personalised lollies for guests were turquoise and silver. I loved the little sign that had their engagement and wedding dates with “Two Less Fish in the Sea’ – classic! Speaking of fish – the food was amazing, as it always is at the Stamford Grand! When Laura and Dale had their first dance as husband and wife, they were wrapped in bright streamers by their family and friends – tangling them for a while!! I liked it; I thought it was symbolic of their lives now ‘officially’ being entwined forever more.
It was cold and blowing a gale when we hit the beach for some photos (hello summer…did you ever even show up?!) but you never know what the sun is going to do for you – and for us, it was a beautiful sunset. The pinks and the purples in the sky matched the stunning wedding flowers in Laura’s bridal bouquet, and it really set a romantic tone for their wedding photos. For people who thought they were going to be awkward in front of the camera, I hope they are pleased with how natural their wedding photos have turned out – and it’s not hard to look in love’ in a photo, when you truly are!
Wedding Dress: Malachi Empire
Bridesmaid Dresses: Fashionably Yours, Sydney
Shoes: Alan Pinkus
Suits: Peter Shearer
Florist: With Love Floral Design
Rings: Class A Jewellers
Cake: Heidelberg Cakes
Wedding Celebrant: Deacon Remo Patroni
Make-up Artist: Ivy-Marie Jolly
Hair Stylist: Daniella Nankervis
Wedding photography adelaide: Jade Norwood Photography
Venues: St Mary’s Church and The Stamford Grand Adelaide
Entertainment: Sweet Sol
Below is their wedding day story with music, enjoy xx