Tea and Michael’s intimate wedding took place in the beautiful setting of Brooklyn Farm in Myponga, south of the city. The setting was one such place that I had been to before – in this case for another wedding as their photo booth, and had always wished to come back as the wedding photographer. So when Tea and Michael asked me to cover their wedding, I was thrilled to have the chance! They took advantage of my flexible short coverage options to have me cover their wedding for 3 hours. This allowed me to take a few shots of their preparation, their ceremony under the magnificent Brooklyn Farm tree, and finally some glamour shots on site. I also stayed for a few minutes of their reception, which took place in the old barn next to the farmhouse.
Both Tea and Michael were prepared in the on-site bed and breakfast house which was built for the film The Boys are Back and was referred to in the film as Joe’s House. The property itself had been first settled in approximately 1870 for general farming and grazing, but when approached by Sarah Abbey from Locations SA to use the property for filming, they were quite pleased to have the vintage-style house built. tea and Michael seemed quite laid back and tried to keep the whole wedding a secret to their guests up until the last minute, although I’m pretty sure many of the guests guessed it to be a wedding beforehand 🙂
Brooklyn Farm Ceremony
The setting is incredibly picturesque and private which allows for some typically Australian wedding scenes. The ceremony took place under a gigantic gum tree across a small creek that flows through the property. As their wedding took place in August, the weather had not been very good leading up to the ceremony, but that allowed for some refreshing greenery and colours to show through in the background.
One thing that Brooklyn Farm is famous for as a wedding venue is what was their wonderful tree house that was built large and sturdy enough to hold a bridal party climbing up and down it. Unfortunately that bad weather I mentioned had destroyed it only weeks before Tea and Michael’s wedding. Regardless, the surrounding natural Australian landscape and the farmhouse provided ample locations for some stunning scenes.
I’d like to thank Tea and Michael for having me at their wonderfully intimate wedding at Brooklyn Farm, and I hope they like their photos as much as I liked taking them!