Summer Wedding at Sandalford Winery :: Natalie & Chris

After nearly nine years of blogging, we have some real gems in our archives, and it seemed a shame to think they might be buried by newer posts! So we’re dusting off our favorites… 

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The beauty of this wedding from Jemma Keech is breathtaking in its simplicity… just a few perfectly executed details, captured beautifully in these soft, romantic images…

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The bride shares her favorite part of the day: “Walking down the aisle and seeing Chris for the first time. I was incredibly nervous in the lead-up to the wedding, even more so on the morning of the big day. I am not usually good with being center of attention, so walking down the aisle was a daunting prospect. However, when the processional music started and at first sight of my husband-to-be, all the nerves disappeared, I was completely calm and incredibly happy. It is a moment I will never forget.”

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“It was important to us that our guests had a great night,” say Natalie and Chris. “We wanted to enjoy ourselves too, so we kept formalities to a minimum and tried not to over-engineer the day. In the end we had an amazing time and I think our guests did too.”

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Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  We had always loved visiting wineries and had spent many weekends exploring the wine regions of Western Australia. In fact, Chris proposed to me on one of our weekends away, so it seemed fitting for us to marry in a vineyard setting. Sandalford Winery was close to home with beautiful surroundings so it was the perfect location for us.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  In planning the wedding we wanted to make sure the day was beautiful and romantic but also relaxed. I got a lot of inspiration from bridal magazines and wedding blogs and became addicted to beautiful wedding images. I adore delicate lace, pastel colors and pretty flowers, so I knew I wanted to incorporate all of these things into our wedding.

Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  At the reception we displayed the wedding photos of our grandparents with a memorial candle to represent our loved ones who could not be with us on the day. We also wanted to acknowledge our parents in some way, so during his speech Chris surprised each of our mothers with a bouquet of flowers as a thank you for everything they had done for us. It was these small details that meant everything.

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  It may be cliché but the best advice I received, from more than one person, was to enjoy every moment because it will be one of the best days of my life but it will go by so quickly. They were right, it was and it did!

What advice do you have for other brides?  Keep it simple and don’t over think things. Have faith in your vendors and trust that they will do a great job. The planning process can be overwhelming, but stay the course, be true to your own style and know that your day will be perfect, even if things don’t go to plan!

Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  Spend money on the things that are important to you and try not to get carried away with the things that are not.

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day?  No perfume, a forgotten heirloom for my bouquet and a missing groomsmen’s belt were some of the little imperfections of the day, however in the end none of it mattered. It was perfect to us – it was the best day of our lives.








Vendor Credits

Photography: Jemma Keech / Venue, Catering: Sandalford Winery in Caversham, Australia / Dress: Jenny Packham / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Veil: Elle Boutique / Earrings: Linneys / Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer / Suit, Tie: Calibre / Shirt: Parker & Co / Shoes: Aquila / Cufflinks from Hugo Boss / Bridesmaid Dresses: Alice & Olivia / Stationery: City Bee Design / Floral Design: Zinnia Floral Designs / Groomsmen Suits: Tony Barlow / Music: Les Trois Amies, Baker Boys Band / Cheese Tower: Deli divine /  Hair: Kobe Armstrong / Makeup: Rebekah Clark / Officiant: Jill Barnes

Jemma Keech is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.


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