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Category Archives: 12 days of Christmas

Kat + Matt

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight sparkling sparklers, seven sweet touches, six sangrias, five reason to smile, four spinning wheels, three white flowers, two pink flamingos and a macaroon wedding tree.

I’m up bright and early as I am about to head off to shoot a glorious wedding and just bursting at the seems to share this wedding with you. Pulling up to the B&B’s in Tanunda where Kat and Matt were getting ready I had a particular pep in my step as I was swooning at the thought of this wedding. I mean how can you not. With a vintage inspired theme filled with fruitful vineyards, old mustang convertibles, bird cages in the brides hair, flower petals wrapped in songs of love, broach wearing bridesmaids, bright lip stick, his and hers wedding underwear courtesy of a very creative bridesmaid Dayzee, hidden cellars, sparklers, a timeless lace gown and some fine scotch or two… I was already in a photography wonderland but add in a stunning couple with a lot of class this wedding OMG!!!!!!!

ChateauYaldara and Gomersal Winery provided the perfect backdrop but it was this bride and groom who truly shone!

You can tell by the overload of photos that I adored this wedding and I am thrilled to share this classy and classic wedding with you.


Carly xoxo


Madeleine + Eddy

On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven sweet touches, six sangrias, five reasons to smile, four spinning wheels, three white flowers, two pink flamingos and a macaroon wedding tree.

I had such a blast at Madeleine + Eddy’s engagement shoot earlier this year. They are such a sweet couple and were so excited to be getting married. Their love for each other shone through and while chatting in the lead up to their wedding I became particularly excited for their big day. Madeleine and her sister Mable had put so much thought into this sweet day that I knew I would be in photographic love. So here is seven sweet things I loved about their day.

–       Toby, the cutest bow tie wearing King Charles Cavalier around

–       Garden receptions with Mt Lofty as the stunning backdrop

–       The decorative details from kraft paper wrapped tables to tear drop vases hanging from the tree tops to water for each of the guests in honour of all of Toby’s four legged friends.

–       Unfrosted ombre cakes

–       Nap time – the flower girl and father of the bride needed a little rest so had a mid afternoon siesta

–       Penfolds Wines for guests to sign as an alternative to a guest book

–       Madeleine and Eddy whose sweet love for each other lit up my camera and my heart.

I hope you enjoy this sweet little wedding

Carly xoxo



Shasta + Chris

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me six sangria’s, five reason to smile, four spinning wheels, three white flowers, two pink flamingos and a macaroon wedding tree.

This post was almost going to be called six spinning stars but I thought that Bella Cosa where we stopped for photos and some of infamous sangria deserved the title spot, and lets face it after shooting for most of the day with a concussion I was seeing stars and felt like I had had about 10 sangria’s. Even the cartoon scene of spinning yellow stars that I was seeing all day could not stop me from doing all I could to capture the beauty and fun of Chris + Shasta’s wedding and some shots of their gorgeous little girl Zali.

Between playing in forests, frolicking in vines and getting foot loose and fancy free on the dance floor I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing day to photograph and am thrilled to share it with you.

Hope you Enjoy,

Carly xoxo

Lindsay + Daniella

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me a five reason to smile, four spinning wheels, three white flowers, two pink flamingos and a macaroon wedding tree.

I have been waiting to show you these photos. This was the winner of our comp a few months back Daniella and her family. The photos couldn’t have been more perfectly timed. It was spring, the forrest was springing forth with new life and Daniella was about to be as she was weeks away from having her forth baby. We took the opportunity to get some wonderful family and baby bump shots that warm my heart. I want to have little girls so I can have photos just like this!

I cant wait to meet the new edition to the fam, a little boy named Isaiah who is a cutie like his sisters.

So enjoy these beauties.

Love Carly xoxo

Cath + Pete

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me fours spinning tires, three white flowers, two pink flamingos, and a macaroon wedding tree.

Four spinning tires you may ask? I will get to that…. Cath and Pete’s wedding will always be remembered in my mind by four things. The first is the was the Beatles song All you need is love that was the personal soundtrack playing in my mind after arriving at Cath’s house and seeing the words to this song hung in their room. It also seemed fitting after getting to know Cath and hearing of her love for Pete who was serving overseas while they planned this wedding. Cath was very much in love and it was the kind of love with strength, fun and respect at its core. At roughly 10pm the sound track in my mind did turn to the Tina Tuner variety as Cath got up and sung an amazing version of the wedding classic Nutbush City Limits!

The second would be the best best man Liam. It was such a beautiful thing to watch the joy Pete’s son Liam felt to be in the wedding but not only that the pride both him and Pete took in giving him the title of ‘Best best man’ His speech was to cute and so is he. When I asked him what his favourite thing about Cath and Pete getting married he replied over and over again ‘that I get to be a big brother’. No pressure guys!

The third was sheep, I have never seen anyone so excited to have photos in a paddock with sheep in the background!

The fourth was four spinning wheels and the title of this post. I wont go into detail in case I embarrass anyone but a certain assistant may or may not have drove the car over an invidible embankment and got the car bogged with three of the cars four wheels unable to touch the ground, after knights in shining suits coming to our rescue and trying to push the car out with the help of a toe from the FOB our rope snapped and we called in the cavilry as we had to keep taking photos and get this party started. Cath and Pete being the amazing and fun people they are laughted it off and made me take a photo!

So thank you Cath and Pete for an amazing day and a wedding I will never forget!

Hope your love grows and grows and Liam gets his wedding wish!




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