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Inside young Adelaide couple’s wedding before a guest was killed going home

PICTURED: Bride and groom whose joyous day turned to tragedy after one of their guests was killed and another seriously injured when a ute ploughed into them

  • Scott Milne and Chanelle Perin married at Paxton Winery, south of Adelaide
  • Two guests were hit by a Holden ute while trying to find a taxi after the reception
  • A man, 59, was treated for minor injuries, but the woman, 59, died on the scene
  • The driver, 78, was treated for shock by paramedics and taken to hospital

A young couple’s dream wedding was marred by tragedy when two guests were run down by a ute as they tried to find a taxi home.

Scott Milne and Chanelle Perin tied the knot in an open-air ceremony at Paxton Winery in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide, on Saturday.

The celebrations went well into the night and about 11pm a man and a woman, understood to be friends of the groom’s parents, headed home.

Scott Milne and Chanelle Perin tied the knot in an open-air ceremony at Paxton Winery in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide, on Saturday

The man was taken to Flinders Medical Centre with injuries to his leg after his companion was killed beside him

The man was taken to Flinders Medical Centre with injuries to his leg after his companion was killed beside him

The 78-year-old Holden ute (pictured) driver from Willunga was treated for shock by paramedics and taken to hospital

The 78-year-old Holden ute (pictured) driver from Willunga was treated for shock by paramedics and taken to hospital

The pair, both 59, walked in the dark along Victor Harbor Road as they tried to find a taxi and were hit from behind by the white Holden ute.

The woman died at the scene from massive injuries and the man was taken to Flinders Medical Centre with injuries to his leg.

Earlier guests lounged on the grass or sipped from chardonnay balanced on barrels, before enjoying a multi-course meal and decadent cake inside as bongos played.

Mr Milne and his three groomsmen wore dashing dark blue suits and the bride a heavily embroidered strapless white dress.

‘It was a beautiful wedding in such a gorgeous venue and an amazing night afterwards so it’s really sad how it ended,’ one guest said. 

A group of guests pose for a photo on the grass at Paxton Winery early in the wedding

A group of guests pose for a photo on the grass at Paxton Winery early in the wedding 

Guests lounged on the grass or sipped from chardonnay balanced on barrels, before enjoying a multi-course meal and decadent cake inside as bongos played

Guests lounged on the grass or sipped from chardonnay balanced on barrels, before enjoying a multi-course meal and decadent cake inside as bongos played

Mr Milne's brother Joel was in attendance with his fiancee Marika and posed with some of the winery's delicious offerings

Mr Milne’s brother Joel was in attendance with his fiancee Marika and posed with some of the winery’s delicious offerings

The bride and groom met in 2016 and got engaged at a different winery in the same region last May.

The 78-year-old Holden ute driver from Willunga was treated for shock by paramedics and taken to hospital.

He is assisting police with their investigation but no one has been charged.

A Good Samaritan had to use a torch to direct traffic away from the crash site because it was so dark. 

Guests tucked into this decadent cake decorated with all manner of fruits and berries

Guests tucked into this decadent cake decorated with all manner of fruits and berries

Immaculate seating placement before the reception began, decorated with banksia flowers

Immaculate seating placement before the reception began, decorated with banksia flowers

‘It’s an absolutely tragic incident for everybody that’s involved,’ Mayor of the City of Onkaparinga Erin Thompson told 9 News.

‘We sympathise with our community and we’ll be working with our community to advocate to state government to ensure these roads are upgraded and made as safe as possible, as soon as possible.’ 

Locals came forward and said the road is dark and unsafe. 

The accident is the second in the area this year after a 50-year-old woman was killed in March when her car hit a truck.

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