Templewood House Wedding – Michelle & Andrew
The illustrious Templewood House made for a stunning backdrop to Michelle and Andrew’s wedding at the beginning of October! Nestled in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, this turn of the century country lodge was the perfect canvas for Michelle and Andrew’s love story. Imagine a place where every corner whispers tales of bygone eras, and each step takes you closer to natural serenity.
This wedding venue isn’t just a backdrop; it’s a character in this love story. With its manicured gardens and the ability to personalise every moment, it’s as if Templewood House was waiting patiently for Michelle and Andrew’s day to shine. This Federation country house, dating back to 1901, stands proud on a 200-acre property with unspoilt views that are a photographer’s dream.
Prior to the ceremony
Arriving at Templewood House, you’re greeted by the stately driveway and ancient gums, a prelude to the beauty within. As I made my way up to the house, camera in hand, the excitement was palpable. Inside, Michelle was a vision of grace, surrounded by the warmth of heritage walls as she was being prepared. The soft clicks of my camera captured the laughter, the anticipation, and the gentle light spilling through the windows.
Meanwhile, Andrew, with a twinkle in his eye, was the picture of charm on the lawns. Greeting guests with a warmth that matched the sunny Adelaide hills, he was a host through and through. This is the magic hour for a photographer, those candid moments that speak volumes of the day ahead.
Templewood House Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony was a symphony of simplicity and sincerity. Set against the tranquil Adelaide hills, Michelle and Andrew exchanged vows that were as heartfelt as they were profound. And then came the moment – the traditional unveiling of Michelle’s veil. It was a pause in time, a tender prelude to their first kiss as a married couple, forever etched in the frames I captured.
Surrounded by the rustic elegance of Templewood House, with its endless photo opportunities, their ceremony was a true testament to their love – unpretentious, deep, and joyously real.
After the “I dos” and group celebrations, we ventured around Templewood’s grounds. The bridal party, bless them, were ever so patient as I guided them into the long grass for that perfect shot. Their laughter and camaraderie made each click of the shutter a joy. You see, it’s not just about the photos; it’s the experience, the shared moments among the natural splendour of this equestrian property.
With sunlight casting a golden glow over the hills, we seized the moment, capturing love and laughter among the backdrop of Millbrook Reservoir Reserve’s finest vistas. And yes, the horse that joined us? Well, it seemed to approve, adding a touch of whimsical charm to our session.
Templewood House Wedding Reception
As the sun dipped lower, the reception unfolded with a warmth that only a family-operated venue like Templewood could host. Heartfelt speeches filled the air, and the smorgasbord of traditional desserts was a feast for the senses. A homemade cake, the centrepiece of this culinary celebration, was a marvel of sweetness and style.
Dancing under the stars, the chilly Adelaide Hills night was no match for the heat of the dance floor. The joy was infectious, and as their wedding photographer, I swirled around them, capturing every twirl, every smile, and the undeniable magic of the night.
As with every wedding, it isnt just about the photos; it was about capturing the essence of Michelle and Andrew’s day at Templewood House – a place where love, heritage, and natural beauty dance together in perfect harmony. And let me tell you, in the Adelaide Hills, there’s no better partner to this dance than Templewood House. What a celebration, what a day, and oh, what a venue!