Romance and decadence: a charming collision. Resting between Wollombi’s free flowing brook and the tranquil Brokenback Range’s, is The Hunter Valley’s best kept secret – Krinklewood.

The boutique winery, likened to the French fondness of romance and passion for living purposefully, draws striking focus on sustainable structures and organic produce. Krinklewood invites its guests to explore the expansive garden and serene surrounds.

Local Floral Designer Ash, of Film and Foliage, tangled her love of rich colours and moody textures to create an ethereal arrangement. A classic palette of chocolates, creams and velvet-burgundies celebrated the muted neutral tones of the Provencal property. Ash sought out seasonal blooms grown by local growers and honoured the sustainable values of the day by designing foam free and avoiding single use plastics.

Make up Artist Breanna from Hers honoured Olivia’s natural features, illuminating her freckles and deep eyes. Breanna chose a bold wine-stained lip to signify empowerment and effervescence amongst this brilliantly decadent setting. 

Intimacy-focused Photographer Alex Jack approached this styled shoot determined to capture the effortless romance and fun-loving features of the devoted duo, Olivia and Dylan. Leaning into the dappled lighting and soft shadows of Krinklewoods private courtyard, Alex raced alongside the setting sun to capture honest exchanges between two. On her tail, videographer Bonnie, catching every fragile moment on film. 

Known for her modern and thoughtfully refined approach to elegance, Sophie from Luna Joy selected a soft, scrunch-sleeved gown. Featuring an open back, a sweeping neckline and a subtle, thigh-high split.

Dylan was fitted by Newcastle tailors, Rundle Tailoring, a family-owned menswear business offering custom pieces since 1830. Dylan wore an open collar, suggested the surrender to a slightly more relaxed encounter. The contrast of crisp white and stark black made a simple, yet remarkable statement.

Olivia and Dylan wore handmade embellishments by local jeweller, made by A. Maker and designer, Amelia, created both rings with natural beauty in mind, connecting the imperfect beauty of her pieces with the sensitive and honest nature of human beings.

Vintage cutlery lay next to organic shaped ceramic crockery. A worthy partner for silk draped across café style tables. Each surface was ever-so slightly dissimilar in shape and size, leading Ash to adjust the design of each table scape giving a unique experience for every guest.

Location: Krinklewood | Photographer: Alex Jack | Videographer: Bonnie Lass Films | Brides Attire: Luna Joy | Grooms Attire: Rundle Tailoring | Jeweller: made by A | Cake: Hello Naomi | Florist: Ash from Film and Foliage | Makeup: Breanna from Hers  | Hair: Emma Matthews | Silk: Songbirds Silk | Graphics: Eboni & Ivory