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Tessa & Nigel's Beautiful Chapel Hill Wedding

Saturday was such a warm and perfect day for Tessa & Nigel's wedding at the gorgeous Chapel Hill Wines Retreat in McLaren Vale. I met Tessa at the guest house just before we headed to the Cellar Door for some bride reveal portraits. Tessa & Nigel were both so excited to see each other, it was a beautiful moment! After this we took some bridal party portraits around the winery, just before they prepared for their ceremony.

As always, Penelope Carrick performed a relaxed, fun and heartfelt ceremony. The relaxed vibe continued as Tessa & Nigel took a quiet moment together, and guests enjoyed delicious canapes and wine under warm, blue skies with gorgeous views of vineyards, rolling hills, and even the distant ocean. The party continued all through the afternoon, with speeches, soulful tunes from the Woo Birds, beautiful portraits during the amazing sunset, which finished with the first dance as the sun finished its journey down to the horizon for the day. The party showed no signs of slowing as I left them to dance, sing and enjoy the amazing cake.

Congratulations Tessa & Nigel! xx


Photography: Sarah (Little Car Photography)
Venue: The Retreat, Chapel Hill, McLaren Vale
Celebrant: Penelope Carrick, Celebrations by Penelope
Videographer: Daniel Johnson, Pixel Bits
Music: The Wood Birds
Makeup & Hair: Chloe Ellouise, Makeup Addiction
Dress: San Patrick from Bridal on Pulteney
Suit: Peter Shearer
Flowers & Styling: DIY