Jane & Mike, December 10 2011

Our third wedding of this season brought us to the beautiful Bird in Hand winery for Jane & Mike’s special day. This month would be a challenge for us since it was the first time in three years that we had weddings booked on consecutive weekends. The unpredictable nature of our four month old baby Charlotte also played on our minds as we wondered how well she would cope with grandparents all day! As often happens, nearly all of the worry was unwarranted as we enjoyed ourselves throughout the day and I’m told, Charlotte gave plenty of smiles 🙂

Marianne photographed Jane in a beautiful stately home in Toorak Gardens. All involved were absolutely stunning no matter the apparel ; from bridal tracksuits to the formal wear for the remainder of the day. There were plenty of onlookers from outside of the house sneaking a peak and throwing in some good wishes from afar.

Bridal Tracksuits

Getting dressed

Bridal Shoes

Getting ready

Not the most commonest street sight!

Leaving for a new life

Near by at their home, Mike and the Groomsmen prepared with a few beers and the cricket in the background to calm the nerves. After suits, ties, cufflinks and shoes were donned, they looked 100% the part. Knowing four of the five groomsmen from work made the atmosphere all the more relaxed and enabled us some time to try some different types of shots.

A beer in hand for the nerves

Waiting to be worn!


Life passes by Greenhill Road

Men in black

Bird in Hand winery is tucked away in the Adelaide Hills near the town of Woodside. Its setting is all about rustic charm and the beautiful weather for the afternoon certainly brought out the best in the lush landscapes and classic buildings. A classic ceremony, an air of emotion, heartfelt vows and seemingly moments later, husband and wife were pronounced ; much to the joy of all those in witness.


Father & Daughter

Anticipation and joy!

Husband & Wife 🙂

Formalities are complete

After a brief period of mingling with guests, we had a little time to explore the grounds with the bridal party capturing the festive mood and of course, the ‘love in the air’.


Classic Cars

Private whispers

Encore celebrations!

Winery scenes

More gazes 😉



Among the wine

The barn of Bird in Hand winery makes for a delightful reception venue. Beautiful lit amongst rows of barrels, it was the perfect setting to end the day with formalities followed by unbridled celebration. The speeches were touching and humorous, the food impeccable and the couple – perfect!

A celebrated entrance

Wit and wisdom shared

A toast

Cutting the cake

The talk was talked, the walk well and truly walked!

When we left, the night was still only young

We thank you Jane and Mike for giving us the opportunity to share in your special day and wish you all the very best for your future! Our next wedding will be at St Mark’s to capture Amy & Dylan’s special day.


May your future be bright as your special day !


Posted on December 16, 2011, in Photography, Weddings and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Beautiful images & what a lovely setting!

  2. Wow………..lovely photographs and congratulation both of you for your happy married life.

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