I was absolutely in awe of the scenery I experienced for this Clare Valley wedding. As I drove out from Adelaide, the road was a bitumen ribbon that ran through endless kilometres of open fields. Some with sheep and cows, but most with wheat. Immense fields of the stuff, often right to the horizon, as far as the eye could see. After an hour of driving, I had convinced myself that I was deliciously alone in some far-flung part of the planet. The only sound from the cool breeze through the wheat, and the storm brewing above.
My time at this Clare Valley wedding
I spent three wonderful days in this lovely part of the world. Sure, I was pretty far from home, but I’m always more than happy to travel 1335 km from my place if it means I get to be involved in wonderful weddings like this. The groom’s Mum spent months collecting petals from her garden, then dried them all out. She put them in little paper cones ready for guests to use at the ceremony. Then the lovely celebrant and I made sure to gee up all those guests into a fury of excitement and told them to aim directly for Amelia + Matt’s heads. We met emus, cats, and spent the afternoon exploring the wheat fields as the clouds roiled and threatened us from above.
A bit of extra info
If you’re planning a Clare Valley wedding, I’d love to be involved! I shoot weddings all round Australia, and no place is too far. If you liked this wedding then check out this Aghadoe Estate wedding near Daylesford in Victoria, which was also a bit of a trek from my place. Another epic destination wedding I shot was this Coffs Harbour wedding.