I first met Scott and Sarah at her cousins Wedding back in 2015. Fast forward and I was able to hear of plans for a laid back rustic affair in the Adelaide Hills. However, the logistics of DIY at a private property caused them to rethink.
The opportunity to hold their event at ‘Callington Rail Stay’ came about and they jumped at the chance. This venue is usually reserved for accommodation only and sits in the sleepy back streets of Callington. However, the old barn provided the perfect housing for their Cocktail Reception with multiple options for the Ceremony.
On the day, my first stop was bridal prep at a B&B in Hahndorf. Whilst Sarah had five Bridesmaids, she opted to have just one help her prepare in the lofty upstairs bedroom. The dramatic light in this space made for some great photo opportunities.
Before long I was on my way to Callington and the old Railway Station for the Ceremony. Guests mingled in the shade and awaited the arrival of the bride on a rather warm day. Sarah and her girls managed to sneak into the station for a quick freshen up before walking the aisle. Helen Hutton conducted their Ceremony in front of an intimate gathering which was timed well to avoid passing trains.
Following their service, I managed to gather the group for a photo against the station backdrop. I then took the Bridal Party the other side of the fence (literally) for some shots on the railway line. With a few tracks to choose from, we quickly determined which were operational. We scored a photo bomb from a passing freight train just to confirm. The girls did well in heels to navigate the tracks, flanked by a bunch of pure lads. Everyone remained upright and it wasn’t long before it was time to head back to the Reception.
In a break against tradition, Sarah and Scott opted to have their announcement lead straight into their first dance. They then settled in for a balmy night of eating, mingling and drinking… and perhaps the odd train spotting!!