“Families unite” was at the core of Jodie Slaughter and Tim Heath’s intimate farm wedding.
The pair wed after 11 years together on November 12, 2015 at One Tree Hill in South Australia. “Tim’s four children and my daughter were united as a blended family in a rustic ceremony within the gardens of Alru Farm in the Adelaide Hills,” explains Jodie, 47, of her marriage to Tim, 52. “My dear friend Noelette kindly agreed to act as our wedding photographer, and captured the meaning and beauty of the occasion in her stunning photography.”
A confessed craft-enthusiast, Jodie excitably put her arts skills to work for the day. “We had hessian and lace table runners, a wooden ladder dressed in ivy and candles, hessian cutlery pockets, bottles brimming with fresh flowers dangling from the ceiling,” she explains. To top it off, guests took home her famous homemade strawberry and chilli jam as their favour.
Jodie says the emotional experience, including a heartwarming song from her daughter Lilly, was topped off with memorable speeches. “The speeches were a delightful rollercoaster of laughs, tears and memories, and were followed by a night of dancing and questionable ‘80s tunes.”
Photos courtesy of Noelette Pearson.
Celebrant Annette Perryman wed the couple on the sunny spring day.
Jodie’s plunging lace, knee-length gown was sourced from Ezilady.
“Although the wedding was a long time coming, it was worth the wait,” smiles Jodie.
Bomboniere: Handmade / Brides Accessories: Lovisa / Brides Gown: Ezilady / Brides Shoes: Myer / Bridesmaid Shoes: Forever New / Bridesmaids Accessories: Lovisa / Bridesmaids Dresses: Forever New / Cake: FourSeeds / Caterer: Dine Catering / Celebrant: Annette Perryman / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Flowers: A family friend / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Oxford / Grooms Shoes: David Jones / Hair: Prickles Hair Studio / Invitations: Zazzle / Makeup: Sharlene Lynch / Photographer: Noelette Pearson / Rings: GW Cox / Venue: AL-RU Farm Pty Ltd / Venue Decor: EZ hire / Wedding Night Accommodation: AL-RU Farm Pty Ltd