Kendal + Reece | Rustic, Natural Wedding

Kendal, Reece and I all worked together for almost two years to bring together their wedding day at Serafino, a winery on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. There were a few hurdles along the way giving us quite the journey, but in the end, they were able to have their perfect day, and had the time of their lives while doing it.

From the Bride -

Love Story
Reece was working in Moonta for a few months building homes. We met through some friends one night out, but didn’t talk too much.  The following night I was going for a run down to Moonta Bay when I saw Reece parked in the carpark getting ready to go fishing on the jetty - I walked over to say Hi and he had a fair bit of stuff to carry, I offered to help and carried some crab nets and buckets down the jetty, we spent hours talking and hardly any fishing. It became really dark before Reece said he better get going and made me run home in the dark!

The Proposal
We booked a holiday to Fiji - once we arrived in Fiji and waiting to collect our bags, we found they hadn’t arrived, and we spent two days in Fiji with no luggage. Finally we had a knock on the door to say our bags have arrived. I couldnt open my bag quick enough while saying ‘This is the best day ever!’ and Reece was behind me and said ‘Is it?’ I turned around to Reece on one knee saying some very sweet things, before he asked me to marry him.  With the ring still in the bag! He said he couldn’t wait any longer.

The Venue
Reece and Kendal love the Fleurieu Peninsula and spend a lot of time there with Reece’s family. They have a ton of favourite spots to visit and one of them was Serafino. This was a very easy choice!

Wedding Style
Kendal wanted to stick with natural colour tones and tie in with the rustic feel at Serafino so we went for soft pinks and ivory, along with timber accents. Very classic and elegant.

The Bridal Party was made up of Kendal’s sister, Reece’s brother, and of course their son Tate as a very well behaved and dapper-looking pageboy.

The Flowers were quite a focal point of the decor, and because we didn’t want to blow the budget we concentrated on featuring the florals and the timber to create a beautiful atmosphere, rather than trying to include ‘all the things’ and not be able to do any of them really well. We met with Liesa of Fleur de Lys Flowers to discuss our design ideas, trusted her to create something really special, and she delivered!

This wedding was truly a joy for me to be a part of. Kendal and Reece’s love for one another was always the primary focus, and I thank them both so much for allowing me to share their wedding day with them. We had the best party that night and I wish you both so many happy times together in the years ahead! Emma xo

- Style Guide -
Photography: Cast in Colour | Hair and Makeup: M&Co Style Bar | Bride’s Gown: Made with Love | Bridesmaid’s Dress: After Dark | Cake: Sugar & Spice Cakes | Childcare: the Nanny Diary | Cinema: Lightwise Cinematography | Entertainment: STARDuo, Adelaide Professional DJ’s, Snap! Snap! Photobooth | Florals: Fleur de Lys Flowers | Groom’s Attire: Peter Shearer Menswear | Officiant: Suzanne Price | Rentals & Decor: Minty Mary Pea, Bulb Lighting, Set Your Scene, Urban Vertigo, Chaircovers Over All | Stationery: Vistaprint | Transportation: Classic Jags | Venue: Serafino | Planned, Styled, and Coordinated by Sparrow Weddings & Events