emily & sam
2011 saw a romance blossom in the South Australian Flinders Ranges. Emily & Sam met while working at mine and became good mates, which soon turned into something new. Sam proposed in April of 2018, and 8 months later, their wedding day had arrived.
Country kids at heart, the bride and groom knew they wanted a relaxed, rustic, country wedding set in the heart of the Clare Valley. As soon as the couple laid their eyes on Bungaree, they knew that is where they would get married. The shearers quarters was the perfect size for their reception, and the Homestead gardens was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony. The bride opted for a different style of bouquet, asking guests to each bring a flower to add to the piece. The brides cousins collected the flowers before the ceremony, and arranged them before Emily walked down the isle.
Married by local celebrant, Jenny Stanley, the relaxed ceremony wrapped up, and guests made their way into the rustic barn. The barn was styled with gum leaves, wheat, and agate name cards (the result of a geologist and a driller getting hitched!) Nadinne Grace Photography was also there to capture the day, taking the bride and groom on a little tour of Bungaree, snapping the natural beauty of the venue, and capturing the newlyweds in the most stunning of ways.
The happy couple and their guests celebrated way into the night, feasting on deliciousness provided by Jodi Weckert Catering, and wedding cake created by local cake maker, Sweet Nostalgia Handcrafted Cakes. When asked what the highlight of their day was, their first dance stood out. Not ones for the spotlight, their guests joined them on the dance floor, creating the prefect ‘welcome’ into married life for them.