Nestled away in a stunning, private little corner of the Adelaide Hills, just outside Lobethal, is Golding Winery, the perfect venue for Jemma and Rob’s early springtime wedding. They were married on the lawns with the spectacular vines as a backdrop before dancing the night away with 160 of their nearest and dearest on a dancefloor for the ages.
Photographer: Simon Bills Photography
Venue: Golding Wines
Videographer: Likewise Films
Dress Designer: Caleche
Suit Designer: Oscar Hunt
Florist: Studio Botanic
Make Up Artist: Georgina Neves
Hair Stylist: Hair Mde By Kristy
Dj: Jp Light And Sound
Live Music: Tom Kurzel
Stationery: Evergeen Ink
Tell me about your The Beginning!
Bit embarrassing really, but we both had worked in politics and had somehow become part of an Adelaide Crows supporters Facebook group for political staffers. It was about 6 and a half years ago, and we were both posting in the group during a Crows match, and perhaps picked up on a shared sense of humour (something that is now a huge part of our relationship). Rob privately messaged me asking me out, and the rest is history really. We met up soon after and went on our first date to Ruby Red Flamingo in North Adelaide. We never looked back.
When and where did you get engaged?
Rob knew I didn’t want to get proposed to in public, so he very thoughtfully designed a proposal that was right in my comfort zone. It was my birthday, 5 June 2021. We were in bed after waking up, and in hindsight Rob was quite eager for me to open my birthday card. Admittedly, I was more eager to open my gift (I knew it was a bracelet I wanted), so I was skim reading his card.
Turns out the card, which was written from the perspective of our dog and cat (a slightly embarrassing tradition we have), made it clear that Rob was about to propose, but in my skimming I had failed to pick that up.
I looked over and Rob was on his knee. It took me a second to realise what was going on, and then I might have called him an expletive because I thought he was playing a joke on me! I soon realised he was serious, I started crying and then it was all a blur – I can’t remember another word he said. I have been assured he said some lovely things, and have been assured I said yes in response.
What style/theme have you chosen for your Wedding Day?
Quite classic – flowers are white, there’s accents of gold and green throughout as well. Such a beautiful location at Golding so we really wanted to let that shine.
What are you most looking forward to on the day?
I can’t help but feel slightly nervous for the ceremony as it involves some public speaking on my behalf. So admittedly, I am somewhat excited for the ceremony to be over and for us all to be in the reception hall. I think the speeches will be amazing, and I am looking forward to having a dance with Rob and all the guests.