Sandy and Chris had their beautiful wedding at the iconic Inglewood Inn in the Adelaide Hills. When they said they would be having their wedding at the Inn I was ever so excited to cover their wedding as their wedding photographer as I had previously covered some amazing weddings there twice before. Carley & Tony being the most recent and Ben & Jess being the first. Sandy and Chris opted to make use of my flexible 3 hour package having a short amount of time before their ceremony through to the beginning of their reception covered. The weather turned out to be absolutely gorgeous for the gardens to really show what kind of soft light the location can produce.
Inglewood Inn Wedding Ceremony
The Inn has become quite a popular wedding location over the past few years after having changed owners 7 years ago, the the building itself has been in it’s present location for over 150 years. An absolutely iconic location in the Adelaide Hills, the complex now boasts a sprawling, but intimate grassy area surrounded by deciduous trees that give an amazing foliage coverage during the summer, but unfortunately for Sandy and Chris, the trees were only just starting to bud in the middle of October.
The Inn was originally built as an alternative resting spot for travellers on the North Eastern Road. The new road bypassed the village of Houghton, where travellers had previously stopped at the Travellers Rest Inn. An Adelaide publican, Firman Deacon built the Inn in 1857 and the small township took its name from the hotel, around which the settlement grew.
After the ceremony, we had a few hours to walk around the garden and I was quite pleased to see that the owners of the Inn had redeveloped a little around the wonderful archway that tunnels under the roadway. Since I had last been to the Inn, the owners had constructed a beautiful little wooden bridge across the creek located at the back of the grassy area leading to a small bench under a large, beautiful tree and a short walkway to the arch. We also made use of the small derelict cottage just a short walk down the road in which Sandy and Chris joked it was their first house together. The whole experience was a very pleasant one as Sandy and Chris was a wonderfully happy and genuine personality which I feel came out in their photos beautifully.
While I did not have a lot of time at Sandy and Chris’ reception, I was able to capture a few special moments including their speeches, cutting of their wedding cake and their tradition of lifting Sandy up in between the boys.
Everything aligned perfectly for this most beautiful of wedding ceremonies, I was very pleased to have been a part of this wedding, and I hope Sandy and Chris enjoy their photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!