The Gawler Barossa Jockey Club, located just outside Gawler, and near the Evanston train station was the venue for Kellie and Matt’s wedding on a sunny, but a bit windy day in March. I was lucky enough to be asked to be their wedding photographer for the entire day, and also hosted a photobooth at their reception, that also took place at the Jockey Club.


I started the day at Matt’s parents house where his groomsmen and himself were getting ready. As a gift to each of the members of the marty, Matt had given each groomsman a watch and in return the jovial nature of the guys together made for a lovely laid-back morning 🙂

After around an hour with the boys, I headed over to where Kellie was getting ready, only to be greeted with something I had never seen on a wedding day, a full mannequin, proudly displaying her beautiful dress in a back room. The story goes that it was a dress handed down from another family member, and with Kellie’s mother being a dressmaker, she had done the altering herself. Much as with the boys, the atmosphere was laidback with all the ladies running about, but having a good time together.

Gawler Barossa Jockey Club Wedding Ceremony

The Gawler Barossa Jockey Club is a race course located just outside the city of Gawler. The grounds are set up for small functions with an outdoor bar and awning covering a large area, and a pretty little rotunda where Kellie and Matt were married.

The weather was super sunny, but just a little windy which caused a few problems with Kellie’s train, but nothing major. The whole ceremony was full of emotion and joy, and was just beautiful to be a part of!

Glamour Photos

After the family photos and whipping out the drone for some aerial group shots, we made use of the small amount of trees on site, and the hilly grass behind the rotunda first to get some nice glamour shots, then made our way down the race course itself. There was a huge flock of birds flying about on the day that feature prominently in quite a few of the photos, making for something a little different.

Gawler Barossa Jockey Club Wedding Reception

The reception hall the Jockey Club has on site, is a reasonable sized venue, which was halved off for Kellie and Matt’s reception party. The whole hall could easily fit 200-300 guests if the whole area was used. The dance floor was surrounded by customised little standing tables while the wedding favours were home-grown little succulents in pots, which I thought were very cute 🙂

Thanks so much to Kellie and Matt for having me at their wedding to capture their wedding photography!

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