Luke and Alexandra chose Glen Ewin Estate in the foot of the Adelaide Hills as the venue for their wedding day.
They decided to have a First Look, seeing each other before the ceremony so all their official photos could be taken before all the guests arrived and giving them more time chatting. First Looks aren't for everyone but those couples who have gone down this path for different reasons, have felt they made a good decision for their situation.
Bridal portraits were done at Glen Ewin Estate before Luke arrived with his groomsmen for the First Look. As they had hired a piano for the ceremony, Alex was able to have a tranquil, elegant looking image created using the shade of the willow to frame it. This is one of my favourite bridal portraits ever and even looks lovely in black and white.
I was a little nervous the groomsmen would arrive without our notice for the First Look and spoil the surprise but they kept to plan and texted before they came in the grounds and we had the bride well and truly hidden away! The moment a groom sees his bride is always touching and when Alex turned around to Luke's tap on her shoulder, Luke was star struck!
You wouldn't know, from this image, that it was an extremely hot day in Adelaide. Thankfully Glen Ewin Estate has a lot of tall trees and umbrellas were hired to shade those areas that needed the extra cover.