The Adelaide Botanic Gardens was the setting for Annabelle and Tom’s beautiful wedding which they had travelled from WA for! Their Northern Palm Garden Wedding showcased the closeness of Annabelle and Tom’s family and friends while also having me livestream their ceremony to guests who could not attend due to the COVID pandemic.
I began the day with Annabelle and her family being prepared at a house nearby. The atmosphere was laid back and fun filled with the ladies making sure everyone was having some fun with the preparations and dad helping me move their furniture around to get the best angles for shots 🙂
Northern Palm Garden Wedding Ceremony
Annabelle and Tom’s wedding ceremony took place at my favourite of the 9 Botanic Gardens wedding spots available under the large gum tree in what’s called the Northern Palm Garden, which is right by the northern friendship gates with in the northern section of the gardens.
I love this spot due to the huge gum tree that acts as a backdrop to the wedding ceremony where the light of the sun shines through to make for a very nice scene! Unfortunately the weather wasn’t overly sunny for for this Northern Palm Garden wedding ceremony which meant they had to have standby umbrellas for their guests during the ceremony – but thankfully it diddnt rain.
The ceremony itself was a lovely simple affair, full of smiles and family well wishes which was beautiful.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens Photoshoot
After the family photos which we took around the rear of where their Northen Palm Garden wedding ceremony took place we made the most of the wonderfully overcast day to take some glamour photos around the Botanic Gardens. We began at the bridge located behind the Northern Palm Garden, then head down the elm boulevard, avoiding the other weddings that were taking place on the same day, and ending up at Araucarla Avenue where one of the groom’s men – Nick was married and I shot his wedding!
It’s always fun to see couples that I had photographed in the past at other weddings!
South Australian Museum Wedding Reception
Annabelle and Tom held their wedding reception in the grassy area in the old mounted police barracks behind the South Australian Museum. A large marquee was erected to keep everyone warm and out of any weather – which never eventuated. I always find it fun to show people who diddnt know it was there as I feel as though it’s one of the best kept secrets of Adelaide – despite it being completely public space!
The night was fun, with plenty of heartfelt speeches about Annabelle and Tom’s relationship and their life in WA. It was such a great night to be a part of and I’m super pleased I got to make use of the archway towards the wedding ceremony for a biut of a night shot before I left for the night as it turned out to be one of my favourite shots from the day.
I’d like to thank Annabelle and Tom for having me as their wedding photographer at their lovely Northern Palm Garden wedding in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens – i suppose we could also say it was a destination wedding! Was a glorous day and I hope you enjoy your photos!