The Wedding of Bronte and Jane took place on a drizzly Saturday back in February. My location was Mount Lofty House – a venue that I have visited many times this season.
Despite the frequency of my trips, I seem to find different places, light and new angles each time I visit. This was especially the case for Bronte and Jane’s Wedding as the weather gods had decided upon rain.
I began indoors with the lads, whom I found casually milling around the bar. Drinks in hand, we headed to the library for a few snaps before I continued onto the Bride.
Jane was dressed upon my arrival with only the finishing touches being applied. She looked stunning, in her Caleche gown, and cut a mean figure given she was only 5 months post baby. These proud parents welcomed little Madeline into their family back in September, making this union about three people.
Original plans were for their Ceremony to occur on the Tiered Lawns. Yet, the heavens had opened and the decision was made to move their service inside the Coach House. It was standing room only with the red carpet literally the only piece of ground not taken.
The girls made the dash between buildings under umbrellas as the congregation waited inside. Kelly Najjar officiated what was a cozy service among a large gathering of family and friends. Little Madeline spent the entire time in her Grandmothers arms asleep. Upon the completion, guests congratulated them and threw petals indoors as the rain continued.
I then took the bridal party for photos seeking shelter under the tree line. What I loved about this group was their ability to embrace the poor weather. Though Jane’s curls had fallen out with the damp, and everyone was receiving the occasional drop of rain to the head, there was a ‘can-do’ attitude. I’d even go so far as to say we had fun!!
It wasn’t long before it was time for them to join the guests at the Reception. They were greeted by a rowdy applause as they entered the room and settled in for a long night of celebration.