“Come live with me and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove,
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines and silver hooks”
– John Donne
Back in the beginning of march I travelled to lovely Adelaide to capture the wedding of Nicola and Rene which turned out to be one of my most favourite days ever. Brilliant sunshine, sweet emotions, gorgeous bride and a very loving groom, a plethora of breathtaking backdrops… Rene was very sweet to drive me to the locations in the morning before the wedding, which a) made my job to capture the day’s unfolding moments so much easier and b) got me literally squealing with delight after visiting one stunning place after another. Seriously, it takes you only twenty minutes to drive from a very stunning historical courthouse through McLaren Vale vineyards and apple orchards and olive groves to the most beautiful beach in Port Willunga.
The ceremony was held on the grounds of Willunga Courthouse and Slate Museum, where Nicola and Rene exchanged vows in front of their closest friends. Have you ever been to a wedding with seven guests only? I have, and it was p.e.r.f.e.c.t.
We then took a few pictures on the grounds of the courthouse (loved the cobbled courtyard!), loaded into the Mustang, and drove off to Port Willunga stopping many times along the road to capture some sweet emotion of that day.
The small and super-cozy reception happened at Star of Greece restaurant perched on a cliff high above the beach.
A few moments after arriving to the restaurant we descended to the beach and stepped onto the soft sand to watch the sun setting into the sea, and two beautiful people in love danced in the golden rays of South Australian sunshine.