Alexis and Brandon were married on the 20th of April, 2014 in the midst of the beautiful Adelaide botanic gardens. Having travelled from Murray bridge, Alexis and Brandon chose to stay in a nearby hotel and travelled via stretch hummer to the botanic gardens one group at a time. After the ceremony we were able to spend some time in and around the botanic gardens themselves to take some photos, then headed off to the Japanese Himeji Gardens on South terrace for more. Their reception was held at Ayers House, just across the street from the Adelaide botanic gardens, which was very convenient for their guests.
As I said, both Alexis and Brandon stayed at a nearby hotel in the Adelaide CBD for convenience sake that also happened to overlook the Adelaide oval while a crows game was going on. The boys were obviously big AFL supporters so they wanted to show that in their preparation photos.
The girls were getting ready in a room just down the hallway in the hotel complex.
Alexis and Brandan’s Adelaide botanic gardens ceremony
The Adelaide Botanic Gardens are a 125-acre public garden at the north-east corner of the Adelaide city centre, in the Adelaide Park Lands. It encompasses a fenced garden on North Terrace (between the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the National Wine Centre) and behind it the Botanic Park (adjacent to the Adelaide Zoo). Established in 1854, the botanic gardens in Adelaide boast lush green scenery comprising of a vast collection of flora from around the world. The Adelaide botanic gardens makes for a wonderfully green backdrop for a wedding, giving a soft, natural flair to photos.
Alexis and Brandan’s Adelaide botanic gardens and Himeji Gardens bridal shoot
The Adelaide Himeji gardens on the other side of the city to the Adelaide botanic gardens was a gift from Adelaide’s sister city, Himeji, in 1982. The gardens showcases quintessential Japanese aesthetics in gardening including a small zen garden and koi pond. The wonderful Japanese maples make for nice soft wedding photos. After walking about the gardens for a while we moved on to a nearby playground were we took some silly photos and then spent some time taking photos of the stretch hummer.
Alexis and Brandan’s Ayers House reception
Ayers House is the modern name for an historic mansion in Adelaide, South Australia located on North Terrace. It is named after Sir Henry Ayers, five times Premier of South Australia and wealthy industrialist, who occupied it from 1855 until 1897. Since Sir Henry Ayers’s occupation, the mansion has had many functions including a dance hall, a club for injured soldiers (from 1918 to 1922) and an open-air cafe (from 1914 to 1932). Today, the mansion serves as a classy location to host functions such as for weddings or other such occasions. Alexis and Brendan’s reception was held in the west wing, which features a large glass greenhouse and ample space for a bar, dancefloor and extra room which was utilised by a photo booth.
I’d like to thank Alexis and Brandon for choosing me as their wedding photographer at their Adelaide botanic gardens wedding, I had a great time and I hope you enjoy your photos.