It was a stunningly sunny day for Renee and Ben’s lovely friends and family oriented wedding amongst the greenery of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Renee and Ben opted to host their intimate little wedding in the southern gazebo, known as the Summer House where they were protected from the harsh sun, and was able to fit a modest guest list made from close friends and family. I was asked to be their wedding photographer for 3 hours, which allowed me to capture their ceremony, glamour photos around the gardens then their reception at the Earl of Leicester Hotel.

Before the Ceremony

While waiting about for Renee to arrive, Ben was wandering about greeting guests and organising seating and moving council worker orange tape that had been left nearby 🙂 Renee arrived a little late which raised nerves a little, but the entire day was super laid back and relaxed so I don’t think it hampered any of the frivolity.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony itself was a short and simple affair, with all the guests fitting under the gazebo to witness the coming together of these two beautifully bubbly personalities. Even the constant drone of the nearby motorsport festival had little bearing on Renee’s huge grin she wore all throughout the ceremony.

Glamour Photos

Once the family photos were done, we were free to walk about the gardens for some glamour photos. We managed to do a whole lap of the place using the stunning backdrops the botanic gardens naturally provide.

Earl of Leicester Hotel Reception

After around an hour of glamour photos, we drove to the Earl of Leicester Hotel, south of the city for a beautifully intimate lunch time reception, complete with hand made dolls and a projector showcasing images of Renee and Ben while they were dating. The guests all had a short poem speech prepared as a surprise and made everyone laugh the entire time I was there.

Renee and Ben’s wedding at the Botanic Garden’s Summer House Gazebo was an absolute blast to be a part of and I’m so glad Renee and Ben had me as their photographer!

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