I was incredibly lucky to be Bonita and Mike’s wedding photographer at their Belair Country Club wedding as the day turned out to be utterly perfect. Great weather, people and the Belair Country Club is such a beautiful venue! With rolling grass areas fringed by lush trees and a creek, it’s really beautiful. Aside from this, the Belair National Park is right next door where we went after the ceremony for some photos along with the old Belair train station.
Mike and his two grooms men got ready at Glenelg in a hotel suite which they forgot they had to check out of by 10am! lucky the staff of the Oaks Plaza Pier Hotel allowed us to stay that little bit longer to take a few preparation photos. It helps when it’s your wedding day!
Bridal Party Preparation
Bonita (or Bonnie) got ready at their house in O’Halloran Hill. I arrived just before the make up artist was finishing up and as their motorcade was arriving. Quite a laid back couple there was little to no stress and laughter all around. The whole preparation process was a delight to witness.
Belair Country Club Wedding Ceremony
The Country Club is a venue just down the road from the Belair National Park entrance and is absolutely breathtaking as a wedding venue. Of all the Adelaide garden wedding venues, this Country Club has got to rank amongst my favourite for wedding photography. The venue is nestled amongst magnificent gum trees, full of kangaroos, emus, Koalas and bird life as you would expect from a place surrounded by a national park.
For Bonita and Mike’s glamour photos we started out in the grounds of the Country Club, but then headed out to the old Belair train station and then took a short walk through the Belair National Park. All three locations were absolutely breathtaking and it made my role as their wedding photographer much easier.
Belair Country Club Reception
The Belair Country Club is approximately 20 years old with the main building looking very modern. The building comprises of three function rooms (The Garden Room, The Parkview Room and the Fairway View Room.) The Parkview and Fairway View Room can be opened up into one large room is desired. Bonita and Mike’s wedding took place in the Garden room. One of the owners of the Country Club is a former International Head Chef and it really showed in the food they served, was delicious.
I’d like to thank Bonita and Mike for choosing me as their wedding photographer in the Adelaide Hills as I had an absolute ball taking these photos and editing them. I believe some of the photos taken at this wedding were some of my more ‘epic’ in regard to sheer aesthetic appeal. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed creating them!