K1 Winery Weddings – Why I love them
With sooooo many crazy-good options for winery weddings in and around Adelaide… choosing a venue must be a daunting task. With that in mind, I wanted to give you a photographer’s perspective on why K1 Winery in Kuitpo is one of my faves around the Adelaide Hills / Mclarenvale area…
The Views from the Venue
Surrounded by beautiful deciduous trees and overlooking the lake and vineyards beyond, the view from the lake house is ridiculous. Originally built as a holiday home to be enjoyed by the owners in retirement, it’s been perfectly positioned on the property to make the most of this visually stunning location.
I’m calling it… the best driveway/entrance to a winery ever. I know, big call right… but it’s insane! The first time I shot there was in winter and all the trees were bare which created this amazing sense of depth that pulled you down to the lake. In summer all the trees are green and dense with foliage giving an equally magical, but totally different feel. I can’t wait to photograph an Autumn wedding there to experience all the colours. That’s another of K1’s biggest assets to me as a photographer. It changes so dramatically throughout the different seasons making it exciting and fresh to photograph. You can always discover something new with the changing seasons and the shifting sun.
Ohhhhhh man, where do I start… this place seems like it was made for wedding photography. The ceremony location down by the lake is gorgeous and has easy access for the brides arrival. Then there’s a great wall of greenery shaded from the sun nearby which is ideal for family photos. Tree lined gravel roads snake their way throughout the grounds, and because they’re white gravel, they bounce beautiful flattering light back up to illuminate faces. Next you have the epic vineyards which are perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the setting sun. They run East to West down a hill which means we can get that ethereal backlight… AAAAHHHHHHHHH. THen you have the driveway… ’nuff said. This place was made for weddings.
There are so many other reasons I love K1, with their incredible wines ( try the Gruner Veltliner ), the outstanding caterers and the friendly staff. There’s even views from the toilets. The fact that everything is there in one place, so the day flows effortlessly. There is plenty of shade for summer and wet weather options in case of rain. I just love the place.