Heading back to my home town to photograph people is always a bit special. But when it's for a wedding with folks I went to school with, thats really the icing on the cake (pun intended).
On a very rainy Saturday afternoon, I drove down to Meningie to photograph the wedding of Jackie and Keeley. As got closer to Meningie, an enormous gay rainbow shone bright in the sky, completely uninterrupted. I like to think that that was a little sign from the universe, giving its blessings on this wonderful day. I'm completely sure it had absolutely nothing to do with the refraction and dispersion of the sun's light by rain in the atmosphere. Completely sure.
Anywho... rainbows aside... As I was driving from Adelaide to Meningie, local photographer Kirsty Ridley was busy capturing Jackie and Keeley getting ready for their big day. With family by their side, they sat for their hair and makeup and got into their dresses.
I arrived at the ceremony location which was held at the Cheese Factory Restaurant and stunningly styled and decorated by Jackie's loving sisters. Guests arrived and waited eagerly for the arrival of the brides. Keeley was the first to arrive and was walked down the isle by her Dad. Jackie arrived shortly after and was also accompanied by her father. The ceremony was short and simple but completely full of love. Followed by the signing and loads of hugs, kisses and congratulation from their friends and family.
The rain had subsided and we took the opportunity to head out and grab a few shots. We drove out to our location and got snapping. The weather appeared to be on our side... for the time being... We were planning on doing some shots in the shearing shed and that decision was made for us when the rain came in. The light inside the shed was divine and I was in no hurry to head out again should the rain have continued. Thankfully, we got a little break in the rain to go out and grab a few last snaps before heading back to the reception for drinks and dinner.
Jackie and Keeley were introduced as Mrs & Mrs Gibbs before the cutting of the cake and their first dance as a married couple. The night kicked on with glorious cocktail foods, a dessert bar, live band and of course, what would a wedding be without a bit of dancing!
Congratulations Jackie & Keeley. I hope your wedding day was everything you'd hoped for + more!
Pre-ceremony shots supplied by Kirsty Ridley
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