Celebrating a destination wedding in historic Robe, South Australia
Sal + Jamie chose to stage their destination wedding where they first met, in beautiful Robe, South Australia.
It’s what our couples are not that sets them apart. Sal + Jamie are not pretentious or superficial. Rather they’re lovely down-to-earth people, who had a fab down-to-earth wedding in mind.
They met in the historic seaside town of Robe. So even though they were living in Sydney, they chose to have their ceremony at the Robe Yacht Club, South Australia. Having flown down the day before, I was knocked out by Robe’s utter beauty and saw so many opportunities for creative photographs.
Having met the fun-loving Jamie already through my work, when introduced to Sal I found a truly beautiful person to compliment him. You can feel it when the love between a couple is real. Real people being our thing.
The ceremony was held on Karatta Beach on Guichen Bay and with a free thinking approach to their nuptials, taking photos for Sal + Jamie was a pleasure in this cool seaside town. They’d prepared their own jam and chutney for guests. I captured their hand-crafted arch and classic old Holden, which added that DIY flavour to this ceremony on the sand. Other images featured close moments with family members and friends. Those of Sal and her father maybe the sweetest of the lot.
The Froth Was Flying
It was seriously windy at times on this particular day. After the beach front ceremony, we headed out to The Obelisk – a well-known landmark on Robe’s Cape Dombey, set next to great decaying limestone cliffs – it was an adventure just getting there. The gusts were such that the froth was flying off the champers. Yet as the weather got more intense, Sal + Jamie remained steady and calm. They just went with it … and had a laugh. Amazing people.
There’s these great moments after the vows, where everyone is starting to chill. It’s so often a special time. The couple’s married, the deed’s done, there’s lots of room for everyone to relax and be themselves. Sal + Jamie had a great sense of the possibilities this part of the day offers. They went for a visit to the pub where they’d first met. All done up in their finest, they simply sat down in that pub for a beer. It was really relaxed – the simplest thing, drawing the locals over to compliment Sal.
Back at the reception, we watched as a storm approached. Nothing like the unplanned moments at a wedding for some strong images. Catching it coming through the bay was spectacular. Bringing everyone closer together, when the sun came out, rainbows and the works, I documented the whole shebang. That bad weather became an unforgettable feature of the wedding.
Rocking after party
The groom’s photo booth at the after party drew everyone in, leading to general mayhem and madness. That, good music and more, made the after party extra fun.
A big thanks to Sal + Jamie for the opportunity to be part of a fab wedding at a great location.