A chance meeting at the local pub was the start of the relationship between Sam Neumann and Jacob Wright.
The couple were married on the Neumann family farm by Pastor Rob Borgas and a reception for 92 guests was enjoyed at The Barns of Freeling.
Jacob popped the big question to Sam in the shearing shed on the farm with their two kelpies, a cheese platter and Sam’s favourite wine.
Sam and Jacob share the same wedding date as Sam’s parents, who cut a replica of their wedding cake to mark their 50th wedding anniversary.
To add to the memorable moments of the day, Jacob’s dad blended a custom wine for the couple – bringing together east and western sides of the Barossa with dinner of lamb straight from the family farm having guests raving about the food from Handmade Catering and Events.
Sam walked down the aisle with no bouquet and instead as the newlyweds exited, all the important women in Sam’s life presented her a ‘section’ which ultimately made the bouquet.
The couple wanted their special day to feel like them with good food, wine, friends and family and when they snuck out from the reception and watched from the outside – they saw friends and family having a great time.
Family friend, Michelle Suters created a two tier chocolate cake.
COVID did prevent some interstate and overseas guests from attending and it also sidelined a planned honeymoon.
But recording a video of the wedding via Zoom enabled the couple to watch their virtual guests’ reactions and was super special for Sam and Jacob.
Their friends and family were an enormous help and made the day feel really personal.
Attendants were Sarah Rose-Sankey, Sammi Jaeger, Kaylene Nuske, Sophie Ball, Kurt Wright, Jack Hancock, Dwayne Shaw and Nathan East.
Sam is the daughter of Jan and Neil Neumann of Angaston and Jacob is the son of Kathy and Andrew Wright of Freeling.