Kelly first met us through her workmate (hi Belle), who we photographed at her sister’s wedding (hi Liz), who was introduced to us by her old friend (hi Jess) who we’ve known for years. And because of this trail of lovely people starting at Jess, we always knew Kelly and Adam’s wedding would be fun.
It was a really nice mix of personality and planning, which is harder to get right than it sounds. The ceremony was held in the chapel at Stones of the Yarra Valley, an impressively minimalist, elegant venue which lets everybody focus on the important kissing, knot-tying action up the front without distracting over-the-top decorations. After a quick photo shoot in the vineyards and the “dairy” (although it’s been a long time since a cow went near it), we headed into a reception which started with laughs as everybody found their seat by spotting photos of themselves rather than name-tags. Some friends reading this will know that Jo and I did something similar at our wedding, although we both admitted that Kelly and Adam did a better job of theirs – for starters, I didn’t see one person sitting next to a photo frame with a sketched stick figure in it, so I’m guessing they actually found pictures of every guest, which is also harder than it sounds!
Lastly, I’d just like to point out that this is a bit of a historic day. Jo is generally too busy on wedding days to actually take many pictures, but today I’m posting one of hers on the blog, which I actually think might be the first time ever (I’ll let you guess which one).