This is my second Scone wedding, yet this place still feels out of this world.
Both times I’ve been to Scone, my couples had to give me a printed map with directions to their family homes. Drive down a dirt road, for 3.4km, then turn right. Follow this road, then take another right. Dirt road, after dirt road. Open spaces, after open spaces. Mountains, animals and the largest of old florals and trees.
Everywhere I turned, that’s all I can see. That is, until I reached Adelaide and Sam’s family home, on top of a small hill along a dirt road.
Galloping horses being fed; their young following. There were sprinklers watering the ceremony space and an open pool under a huge fig. I walked through a set of trees, which overhung to make a shaded path, until at the end, finally, the space opened up, to a big marquee.
This place, Adelaide’s home, it’s surreal. And this is where Adelaide and Sam married.
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