Mandalay House Wedding – Jemma & Kingsley
Nestled in the heart of Petwood, the Mandalay House stands as a hidden gem, beautifully situated between the scenic Adelaide Hills and the refreshing start of Riverland near Murray Bridge. Imagine a venue that’s a stone’s throw away from the bustling Princes Highway yet feels like it’s in its own tranquil world.
With its mesmerising rolling valley hills and a garden that’s nothing short of a work of art, you can tell it’s tended with an abundance of love.
Kingsley, our charming groom, was in the whirlwind of preparations. His excitement was palpable. Amidst the historical elegance of the Mandalay House, there was Kingsley, surrounded by his closest mates, adjusting his tie, polishing those shoes to a perfect shine, and sharing a few light-hearted moments before he would see his beautiful bride-to-be. Time seemed to fly by, and with a tight schedule, every moment counted.
Jemma, just across the house in a nother room was encapsulated in her own world of bridal bliss. The atmosphere was filled with soft giggles, the hum of makeup brushes, and the subtle rustling of her dreamy wedding gown. Even in the midst of the quick preparations, Jemma was the epitome of grace, with her bridesmaids showering her with love and care, ensuring every detail was just perfect.
Jemma and Kingsley decided to embrace a heartfelt first look in the enchanting gardens of Mandalay House. As a wedding photographer, this moment always gets me – the anticipation, the raw emotion, and the overwhelming joy. The lush green backdrop of the garden intensified their pure love for each other, creating a moment that’s nothing short of magical. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any more adorable, their furry friend made a special appearance, resulting in an utterly heartwarming portrait of the trio.
We head out around the grounds for a bit of a photoshoot, making use of the front gardens of the house and almost having Kingsley rip Jemmas arm off as they ran up the driveway – make me giggle at how eager Kingsley was to follow instructions to a fault!
Mandalay House Wedding Ceremony
As the sun cast its golden hues, the outdoor ceremony was nothing short of dreamy. With the day being blessed with abundant sunshine, the extended shadows and the gentle cool breeze made the setting even more divine. There they stood, Jemma & Kingsley, hand in hand, amidst their loved ones, promising each other a lifetime of togetherness. Their vows resonated with pure love, echoing the charm of Adelaide Hills and the serenity of the Riverland.
Post the heartfelt ceremony, it was time for some joyous, but laid-back celebrations. The outdoor reception had a vibe of its own. The sun slowly giving way to a beautiful twilight, laughter echoing, clinking glasses, and stories being shared. The weather played a perfect partner, making the evening even more enjoyable. You could see Jemma & Kingsley, basking in their newly-wedded glow, mingling, dancing, and making the most of every moment with their dear ones.
Capturing Jemma and Kingsley’s love story amidst the stunning landscapes was a treat. While they wanted to spend most of their time with the guests, I managed to steal them away for a bit during the golden sunset hour. The vibrant shades of the sky, the silhouette of the Adelaide Hills, and the duo’s undeniable chemistry made for some frame-worthy captures. And as night dawned, the garden’s mesmerising lighting setup gave us some unforgettable shots.
Mandalay House Wedding Reception
The night was young and the celebrations continued. Moving from the cool outdoors to the rustic surrounds of the Mandalay House’s function hall, the reception was alive with music, dance, and endless joy. Each corner was filled with merriment, love stories, and cheers to new beginnings. And as their wedding photographer in this splendid Adelaide setting, I couldn’t have asked for a better canvas to capture the magic of Jemma & Kingsley’s love story.
Cheers to Jemma & Kingsley! Wishing them a life filled with endless love, adventures in the Adelaide Hills, and countless sunsets by the Riverland!