Deborah and Ben held their wedding in the grassy area next to the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron clubrooms in Outer Harbour, Adelaide. The day was really sunny but not too hot for all involved and the entire day went pretty much according to plan. Deb and Ben opted to take advantage of my very flexible full day coverage as their wedding photographer and I had a ball of a time, with friendly accommodating guests that were easy to work with I had no problem staying right to the end of their reception a little after midnight despite heading off to China at 4am the next morning.
Ben and his groomsmen were getting ready near by to the Yacht Squadron, in a house just off the foreshore. So after getting dressed, and the usual problems grooms have while getting ready, we headed off down to the beach for a few shots.
Bridal party preparation
As with the groomsmen, the bridal party were getting ready nearby, but in a room of the Lakes Resort, overlooking the West Lakes Boating Lake. Quite a squeezy affair having 5 ladies getting prepared in a room suited for two, along with make up artists and myself. but we got there.
Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron Wedding Ceremony
The RSAYS, has quite the colourful history in South Australia, having been established in 1881, they have been present in one form or another around the Port river and Outer harbour since. With humble beginnings in a tin shed, the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron now boasts fully redeveloped clubrooms and reception facilities overlooking the yacht marina. The day itself, as I said before was a very sunny day, thankfully Deb and Ben had placed large umbrellas over the area where they were standing or they would have been very warm, very quick.
Semaphore Beach Wedding Photos
Directly after their ceremony, we head off to the Semaphore Beach Esplanade where we made use of the setting sun to capture some majestic images of Deb and Ben in such wonderful light.
We then head back to the marina to enjoy the newly renovated reception hall which I have had the priviledge to visit twice now in quick succession. It’s a lovely place at night with the balcony overlooking the bobbing yachts and a huge area inside for mingling and dancing.
I’d like to thank Deborah and Ben again for choosing me as their wedding photographer, and I very much hope they enjoy their wedding photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!