The 14th of February saw me acting as the wedding photographer at the lovely laid back wedding of Bianca and Russell, set in the Adelaide Veale Gardens, south of the city. After their ceremony in Veale Gardens, we headed off to Semaphore beach for some shots near the jetty, and then to the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron for their reception. The day’s weather was possibly the hottest wedding day I had ever experienced. The scorching weather saw us cutting some photo taking opportunities short, such as our time at Semaphore beach and getting some shots of the couple’s baby there.
Russell and his brother were getting ready at their parent’s house in North Haven along with the couple’s little bub who unfortunately was not a very happy chappie with a tooth ache. That said however he was a stoic little chap, didn’t cry much just showed his frustration with a glum face 🙂 otherwise, the groomsmen preparation was fairly typical wedding day affair, with the groom arriving late and rushing through a checklist of things to do.
Bianca was getting ready at a house not too far away in peterhead. A very laid back affair, the girls weren’t too fussed getting ready too quickly and were quite happy kicking back with a bit of a bite to eat and wine. Bianca’s wedding dress wasn’t overly fiddly to get on, so did not take long.
Veale Gardens Wedding Ceremony
Bianca and Russell’s wedding ceremony took place near the Veal Gardens pond closest to the function center on South road. Possibly the most popular pond to hold a wedding at as I’ve now done a few at that particular pond. Veale Gardens is part of the Adelaide Parklands throughout and surrounding the City of Adelaide, and is located south of the city. Veale Gardens is named after William Charles Douglas Veale, who was Adelaide’s Town Clerk from January 1947 to November 1965 The gardens feature a multitude of small ponds and a small man-made river betwixt rolling manicured grass hills with an impressive rose garden at it’s center.
Veale Gardens Glamour Shots
After the ceremony we had a few hours to walk about both Veale Gardens and Semaphore beach to capture some glamour shots. The Gardens have a few marvellous locations for such a thing and I think it’s quite obvious why Veale Gardens is a popular location for weddings and wedding photography shoots.
Semaphore Beach Glamour shots
As the weather was incredibly hot, of course hundreds of people flocked to the cool reprieve Semaphore beach offers. In order to take these shots I had to photoshop out dozens of swimmers who made it their goal to get in the background of Bianca and Russell’s nice beach shots. But it’s all in good fun 🙂
Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron Wedding Reception
The Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron clubhouses have recently been renovated into a marvellous venue for a wedding reception. Overlooking the yachts, the modern conference room has ample room for a few hundred people with dancing and bar areas. The current site of the Squadron has been in place since 1923, after having moved locations multiple times between it’s beginnings at Birkenhead in 1912.
As always I had an absolute blast as Bianca and Russell’s Wedding Photographer at their wedding at Veale Gardens, and I hope they enjoy their photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them!