After months in the making and a few left turns, Kate and Ash made their way to the exact spot they were meant to be, one that felt completely right and one that saw them become husband and wife ♡
Although they were originally planned to be married in November last year life had different ideas but they pushed on. With border closures at the highest point on their worry list they came to Adelaide early and waited it out with family. Well guys, it was worth the wait! Friday brought glorious weather to the Adelaide Hills and they were surrounded by family, friends & their sweet little Isabel.
Kate and Ash both stayed at the Hahndorf Resort the night before which was perfect as it was only a short drive to Maximillian’s. I started with Ash and the boys as they nervously got ready for the day. Excitement rose as the morning went on and Ash and the guys laughed and joked away the way guys do! The boys surprised Ash with a lovely watch and he in turn gifted them a pocket watch! I then headed over to Kate and the girls where everything was in full swing. Champagne was flowing, hair was being tweaked and the nerves were calming. Watching Kate with their daughter Isabel was truly beautiful and I think Isabel enjoyed watching her Mum turn into a Bride ♡
Arriving at Maximillian’s is always special as you wind up the drive way, past the lake on one side and the vines on the other. As guests arrived Ash’s sister set up an iPad to stream the ceremony to family over the border. When the Bridal party arrived and hopped out of the cars, Isabel was asleep so she ended up rested softly on Ash’s Mums shoulder for the entire ceremony! Kate walked down the aisle beaming, as she held on to her Dad’s arm, heading towards an emotional Ash. The ceremony was officiated by the beautiful Jacqui who had all of their guests smiling and laughing as she recounted their love story.
After family & bridal party photos Kate and Ash were announced into their reception to a collective clapping from their excited friends and family! I snuck the out for 10 minutes during dinner to capture some quiet moments of just the two of them which was really special. It truly was magic all around. Thank you sweet family for having me along to capture your beautiful day, despite only officially meeting last week I feel like I have known you my whole life and am so excited for you as you embark as husband and wife xo
Celebrant: Jacqui Leopardi Celebrant
Florals: Wild bunch Adelaide Hills Florist
Makeup: Georgia Edgar Makeup
Bridal gown: Caleche Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy
Cake: Kaz’ Kupcakes & Cakes
Entertainment: DJ Ben from Entertainment Adelaide