Joanna + Brad | Simple Garden Wedding

Jo & Brad came to me just three days after getting engaged. They were so excited to get started and plan their perfect wedding! They wanted to spend the day at their beautiful home in the Adelaide Hills, with a formal dinner and dancing to follow the ceremony, held on their deck overlooking bushland. When the day came their was even a friendly koala on hand to complete the perfect scene.

Love Story
Jo and Brad met on a night out at the Bath Hotel and have been together ever since. When it came time for Brad to propose he surprised Jo with a very romantic event that included their family and Jo’s children, Alice and Jack.

Wedding Style
Jo described her wedding style as simple and elegant and wanted to keep the decor complementary to their mid-century modern home. A really good choice, as a lot of the decor elements we needed were already there. Jo’s mum added a personal touch with the table centrepieces she created for the day.

It was really important to both Jo and Brad that the children felt very involved in the wedding day and that it celebrated the four of them as a family. Alice chose to design the wedding cake and was credited as such on the dinner menus which she was extremely pleased about! Jack had the very special task of walking his mum down the aisle at the ceremony.

A last minute addition of a marquee over the lawn, heaters, and blankets were added during the week before the wedding day, as unseasonal rains were forecast, and Festival Hire came to the rescue.

One of the things Jo and Brad really wanted to do was treat their guests to a five-star meal and pair it with impeccable service. So we had the best of the best when it came to catering and service. Indulgence Food Design put together a seasonal menu for a three-course formal dinner and cooked on-site, and Are You Being Served manned the bar and took care of guests at their tables.

The Dress
Jo chose a navy blue off-the-shoulder dress for herself, and allowed her bridesmaids (her two sisters) and her flower-girl (Alice) to choose their own outfits. The bridesmaids each chose floral day-dresses in coral and yellow. Alice went all out with a very ‘bridal’ white tulle dress, that made her feel like a princess and twirled beautifully on the dance floor!

- Style Guide -
Photography: Trim Photography | Bar & Beverage: Are You Being Served | Brunch: the Scenic Hotel | Cake: Heidelberg Cakes | Catering: Indulgence Food Design | Entertainment: Little Ditty Entertainment | Florals: Flowers of Adelaide | Hair: Kirsty Santoro, and Makeup: Paint Professional School of Makeup Artistry | Rentals & Decor: Festival Hire | Hired Equipment: TJ Hire | Stationery: Vintage Custom Designs | Transportation: JC Mini Buses, and Adelaide Impressions | Accommodation: Mount Lofty House | Planned, Styled, and Coordinated by Sparrow Weddings & Events