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 wedding photographer! Was an absolute blast!