Four years after meeting in an accounting tutorial at uni, Sasha and James tied the knot at the stunning Mitolo Wines in South Australia. “We knew straightaway,” explains the bride of the venue. “We were always set on McLaren Vale, it’s such a beautiful part of SA, and Mitolo just felt like us. But, full disclosure… I’d actually emailed them a year before we were even engaged enquiring about wedding prices! Ha!”

We love a gal who knows what she wants and this bride chose some of the best for her big day. Just check that Prea James Bridal gown and veil, picked up at the delicious Hope X Page boutique in Sydney. Not to mention the super-cute The Bridal Thread sets she and her ‘maids got ready in.

Scott Surplice Photography (aka, our mate Scotty) was a knockout pic to capture the day – seriously, this man’s talents behind the lens know no limits. But it was a close call with COVID border restrictions nearly keeping them apart. “We were desperate to have our interstate photographer, Scott, capture our day – it was the biggest relief when Scott landed in Adelaide!” Scroll on to see what all the fuss is about!

THE VIBE “I always love a simple and neutral look but wanted it to be classic and romantic as well. We wanted the overall vibe to be authentic and relaxed.”

FAVE DETAILS “I am still so in love with how the styling in the reception area turned out. Our florist, EST Emma Sadie Thomson, completely understood and nailed the look I was trying to achieve.”

THE DRESS “I really loved Prea James Bridal dresses so booked a trip to Hope X Page with my bridesmaids to try them on in Sydney. We all fell in love with the Olympia gown. But I’m an overthinker and when I got back to Adelaide, I still couldn’t make up my mind. I ended up extending a work trip to Sydney a few weeks later and tried it on again with my brother. I got measured and fitted, and knew for sure it was the right dress for me. Lucky I did, because that was the first week of COVID and right before things started getting weird.”

REFERENCES “James can tell you about all of the times he was sent on missions across Adelaide to find the latest Hello May in newsagents. I got a lot of inspo from HM and spent a lot of time searching Instagram for Adelaide vendors.”

MEMORABLE MOMENT “For both of us, it was definitely the walk down the aisle. It’s obviously such an emotional and beautiful part of the day. I always thought I would ugly cry, but it was actually James who brought the tears, I was just so excited to be marrying my best friend. 

WE’RE GLAD WE… “We are so glad we included our dog Arlow and that we hired I Do Paws to wrangle him! We were so relaxed knowing he was well looked after.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Honestly, they were all so good but massive shoutouts to our photographer Scott Surplice Photography and videographer Kelly, of KMS Visions, for capturing the day so beautifully and allowing us to go back to those special moments.”

This gorg wedding first appeared in issue 33 of Hello May, which you can pick up over at our online store (not to mention all our previous issues AND the latest Real Wedding Special AND our inaugural Wedding Planning Guide. Sheesh!). While you’re over in the general vicinity, take a peek at our directory to find all the vendors you need to make your big day heckin’ amazing. All the very best peeps are there, including the likes of Scott Surplice Photography, Prea James Bridal, Hope X Page and The Bridal Thread, who all had a hand in Sasha and James’ big day.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Scott Surplice Photography Cinematographer KMS Visions Florist EST Emma Sadie Thomson Stationery Bridesmaid Printer Snap Printing, Optimal Print Ceremony, Reception & Catering Mitolo Wines Cake The Bake Space Wedding favours Candy Bar Sydney (‘Just Married’ rock candy), Care You (mini jars) Entertainment Israel Amoy (acoustic singer),  DJ Ryley Smithson via Tennyson Events Celebrant Married By Ali Rings Cushla Whiting (wedding bands) Transport: JC Mini Buses Dog Chaperone I Do Paws THE BRIDE Gown & Veil Prea James Bridal Bridal Boutique Hope X Page Robes The Bridal Thread Shoes Jimmy Choo Earrings Mejuri Necklace Sarah & Sebastian Hair Selena Jean Hair Makeup Alisha Makeup Bridesmaid dresses Hexie Bridesmaid gifts Mejuri, Ayu (perfume oil) Cardigan Viktoria & Woods THE GROOM Suit, Tie & Cufflinks Joseph Uzumcu Shoes Julius Marlow Groomsmen suits Joseph Uzumcu Groomsmen gifts Prohibition Liquor Co. (gin)