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Unlucky as they were, of course Shana and Jordan’s July nuptials just so happened to be the coldest and wettest day on record in over 80 years (first featured in issue 14). “Our poor guests had to put up with the worst of Adelaide’s wintry trials. We didn’t have the most comfortable lavatory facilities at our reception. Not only did people have to trek through the mud, but to arrive at dimly lit porta potties. I attempted to ignore my thirst the entire night to avoid the whole situation but unfortunately many were not so lucky,” explains the bride, who opted for an indoor wedding at The Uraidla Show Hall, knowing too well of South Oz’s unpredictable weather.

“I was never the type of girl who had an entire wedding planned by the age of 10 and honestly had little idea of what I wanted until I was forced to make decisions. Due to the fact that I hoped to get married in a forest but couldn’t, I wanted to bring as much greenery into our venue as possibly. Luckily my grandparents own a farm and we had an unlimited supply of Australian native plants and florals,” she tells us, adding that the blooms and greenery were the couple’s favourite detail from the day.

“Our Aunty Anne is incredibly talented in arranging gorgeous bouquets. She creatively combined a mixture of proteas, peonies and gum leaves,” says the pair, whose vibe slowly unfolded as they collected Persian rugs, festoon lights and wooden bits and pieces, aiming to keep things neutral, simple and affordable.

The pair enlisted the talented Dan Evans to capture their day, and much like us-they too have fallen in love with his incredible work, “we had seen Dan Evans working his magic at a few of our friends’ weddings over the past few years and have been the biggest fans. We inquired to book him and were over the moon when we found out he was available. We couldn’t have asked for a more easygoing, genuinely kind, and exceptionally talented photographer!”

That being said, Shana and Jordan of course ventured into the world of DIY having made their seating chart, ceremony booklets, centrepieces and more, and admit that it’s extremely difficult to pinpoint one standout moment in particular. “We both truly loved every second of our wedding day. However, if we have to narrow it down, we’d have to say the moment we first saw each other. It had been such a chaotic lead up to the wedding that we hadn’t really have time to stop and take everything in. The moment we saw each other across the aisle was definitely a bundle of emotions but a moment we will never forget.”

See more beautiful weddings in our latest issue of Hello May. Search for your nearest stockist here, or check out the online store for past issues.

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CREDITS Photos Dan Evans Photography // Printer Officeworks // Ceremony Golding Wines, SA // Reception The Uraidla Show Hall, SA // Catering Texas Bull Machine // Desserts The Grainhouse Bakery // Bridal Gown Anastasia Bridal Courture // Robes Bras N Things // Shoes Naturalizer // Shoes Roger David // Watch ASOS // Barber Robbies Chop Shop // Groom and Groomsmen suits Tarocash.