Sunnybrae Estate Pavilion Wedding – Ritamaree & Sydney
Ritamaree and Sydney’s wedding in mid November was certainly one to remember! Fireworks, ‘fun’ weather and lovely people all combined to produce an amazing wedding day which was really a delight to be a part of!
They held a Sunnybrae Estate Pavilion Wedding ceremony as their first choice of venue, on the grass with the square arbour was unfortunately ruled out due to weather, but this was really the only set back during the whole day which certainly never phased this lovely couple!
Sydney was preparaed with his groomsmen in a room of the stunning EoS by SkyCity hotel overlooking the Adelaide Oval. The room they had was wonderfully airy and light, while we also made sure to use the stunning lobby of the hotel and even the carpark entrance for some industrial-themed shots which Sydney was a big fan of!
Ritamaree had a bit more going on at her place of preparation – her parent’s house along side quite a few of her family and friends! They had a bit of a luncheon going which made for some lovely scenes with all members of her family.
It was quite fun to have not only a wedding dress first look with Ritamaree’s Dad and Brother, but also the majority of her bridal party hadnt seen the dress either! So we got some lovely emotions when they walked in and saw her looking radiant in her stunning dress! Not to mention the hundreds of other guests as she walked down the stairs!
We needed a bit of photoshop magic to get the cork on their champagne bottle to pop, and the bridal motorcade was running a bit behind time, but it was all smiles on Ritamaree’s face as she seemed to really enjoy the time before her big moment at Sunnybrae!
Sunnybrae Estate Pavilion Wedding Ceremony
While the weather wasn’t overly bad during their Sunnybrae Estate Pavilion wedding ceremony, Ritamaree and Sydney erred on the safe side by having their ceremony indoors rather than the original plan outside. The weather over the last few weeks was certainly not easy to forecast!
This meant that their ceremony was held in front of the wide windows overlooking the grassy field to the side of the Sunnybrae Estate.
Their ceremony itself was a nice, simple ceremony with heartfelt vows that made everyone laugh and get to know this lovely couple a little better, before exiting under petals and hugs and kisses outside under the pergola.
We did however head over to the original ceremony location for a group photo with the drone, then smaller group photos nearby the grass.
For glamour photos, we first used as much of the Sunnybrae grounds as we could before our time on site was up – which was good as we managed to capture some nature within their wedding photos before heading over to Crozier street in Port Adelaide for more industrial scenes.
Crozier street was certainly a popular spot to be on this particular Saturday as I remember seeing at least 4 other weddings rock up trying to use the area for photos – thankfully we got there first and managed to get all the best scenes!
Donato Reception Center Wedding Reception
The Denato Reception Center was a place I had been to before, but hadnbt been to in many years and I was super exicted to shoot in here again! Ritamaree and Sydney made the most of the stunning sunken dancefloor and filled it with fireworks and dry ice for their first dance, while also playing some fun games to get people up for their bouquet and garter tosses!
Thanks so much Ritamaree and Sydney for having me as your wedding photographer at your Sunnybrae Estate Pavilion wedding! I had a blast, and I hope you enjoy your photos and video!
Marriages Registration Office Wedding – Dayna & Alex
Dayna and Alex’s Adelaide Marriages Registration Office wedding was a small, simple family affair with close family in attendance to witness this lovely couple tie the knot.
It was a beautiful day with stunning weather and bright smiles from all in attendance, was lovely to be a part of!
Adelaide Marriages Registration Office Wedding Ceremony
The simple little chapel on the scond floor of the Birth Deaths and Marriages Office in the city was the backdrop to Dayna and Alex’s little wedding ceremony infront of their family and friends.
I was asked to arrive at 3:30 – so imagine my surprise to see everyone heading into the chapel as I arrived early (as I usually do for just such a situation!) Thankfully their guests were entering the chapel so that they could go behind the doors and do their paper work while we waited for them to be announced.
As with most Marriages Registration Office weddings, their ceremony was short and sweet, which allowed for us to head off for glamour photos that much quicker.
Dayna and Alex were staying at the hotel Richmond, so had their car parked across the other side of Rundle Mall. This allowed us to use the delightful Adelaide Arcade for a few photos, along with some choice blank walls while walking to their car for the short drive to the Himeji gardens on south terrace.
I wanted to take some photos of their cute little baby girl who couldnt stop smiling all day, and we certainly achieved that first up! Simplest baby photos I’ve ever taken – she was just super happy to smile the entire time!
The Himeji gardens are always spectacular on sunny days like this was, and as a bonus, they were pretty much deserted allowing us to have the run of the entire gardens! This was really quite convenient as we also had the little one in tow, which meant that she was relegated to her pram every now and again so Mum and Dad could get some couple photos of just them together.
The best thing about the Himeji gardens is how the sun bleeds through ther stunning Japanese foliage allowing for beautiful lens flares if I line up the camera just right. It all worked out beautifully!
Thanks so much Dayna and Alex for having me cover your intimate little Marriages Registration Office wedding! I really enjoyed myself and I hope you guys love your photos!
Botanic Gardens Adelaide Wedding – Jody & Simon
Certainly could not predict the weather here in Adelaide over the last few months – hosting a wedding in November should be a sure thing right? At least that’s what Jody and Simon thought when planning their Botanic Gardens Adelaide wedding ceremony! Only last week we had a freak mini cyclone, and this week was non stop rain!
Botanic Gardens Adelaide Wedding – The Summer House
My day started a little bumpy, arriving at what was going to be Jody and Simon’s first choice for a wedding location in the Botanic Gardens, only to be moved on to the Summer House, nearer to North Terrace due to the relentless rain that almost forced their string instrument performers to not be able to play due to possible damage of their wooden insturments.
Thankfully moving ceremony location wasn’t overly difficult, simply a matter of moving equipment one spot over – so then I waited at the National Wine Center for Jody to arrive in her motorcade – only for them to drop her off at the main gate, 300m up the road – so I had a bit of running to do 🙂
All worked out well though! Thankfully I had my lovely wife in attendance to help out with the ceremony videography back at the Summer House gazebo.
Other than all that, Jody and Simon’s Botanic Gardens Adelaide wedding ceremony was full of love, laughter and awesome vows that made everyone show their full gamut of emotions!
The weather thankfully cleared just after Jody and Simon’s ceremony ended, allowing for a big group photo just behind the gazebo, and of course their glamour photos!
We began by doing a small lap of the gardens up to the historic Economic Building witht he bridal party, taking photos as we went, and then left the bridal party to head back to Ayres House while Jody, Simon, the best man and I walked p to the Friendship gates for more photos.
Some unique features of a Botanic Gardens Adelaide wedding on a very wet day is that there are some very nice water features that only occur on these types of days, so I was keen to make use of them – and the simple fact that we had the whole place to ourselves! Very peaceful!
Ayres House Wedding Reception
As someone who had a bit of a lego theme myself at my own wedding – I was super excited to see what Jody and Simon had as their table center pieces! Dozens of the incredible lego bouquet sets who had all apparently been made by a very dedicated small group of people – lego masters, obviously! HJody and Simon even gave me one as a parting gift that night – which is now taking pride of place next to my computer as I write this!
Their night was full of fun speeches, and games with the highlight definitely being the scavenger hunt game where some of the contenstants certainly got into the spirit of things!
Thanks so much Jody and Simon for having me as your Adelaide wedding photographer! Was an absolute blast!
Ekhidna Winery Wedding – Chami & Bryce
While I’m sure Chami and Bryce planned their Ekhidna Winery wedding to be memorable and something that their friends and family would talk about for a long time afterwards – whatever they planned to do paled in comparison to what mother nature had in store for their big day!
Despite the unfortunate weather that had Bryce and his groomsmen running all over Mclaren Vale looking for umbrellas in the morning, Chami and Bryce refused to let it hampen their day, and they were certainly rewarded for their optimism with a stunning afternoon and evening after the freak mini cyclone had hit!
Chami was being prepared with her family and bridesmaids in a bed and breakfast I had visited before for another Ekhidna Wines wedding – but this time unfortunately I could not make much use of it’s pretty gardens due to the weather, so we made dow ith the interior as best we could after having moved some furniture around! 🙂