Barbershop gazebo Wedding, Botanic Gardens – Helen & John
Helen and John’s Barbershop Gazebo Wedding in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens was wonderful to be a part of! Despite the rain, the couple tied the knot in front of family and friends, with bagpipes filling the air as Helen made her entrance.
As the sounds of the haunting bagpipes echoed through the gardens, it was hard not to feel transported to Scotland. We were thrilled to be asked to cover their special day as both their wedding photographer and videographer, capturing every moment of their memorable celebration.
Barbershop gazebo Wedding Ceremony
The Barbershop Gazebo is one of only two of the nine wedding ceremony locations in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens that is completely undercover, providing much-needed protection from the elements. Given the current unpredictable weather in Adelaide, it was certainly a stroke of luck that Helen and John had chosen this spot for their wedding ceremony.
Not only did it provide a stunning and unique backdrop for their special day, but it also ensured that the rain didn’t put a damper on their celebrations. The Barbershop Gazebo is a truly special and versatile location that is perfect for any couple looking for a unique and intimate wedding ceremony venue in Adelaide.
One of the highlights of the ceremony was their celebrant, who kept everyone laughing with jokes about being compared to the Bagginses from Lord of the Rings. The couple also wrote their own vows in what’s known as “ninja vows,” which had everyone in stitches. Before their first kiss, they held a traditional tying the knot ceremony, which was a beautiful and meaningful addition to their wedding ceremony.
After the ceremony, guests were treated to a small pop-up bar on the nearby lawns while the couple, along with us, headed off for some glamour shots around the gardens. Even with the rain, the gardens were a stunning backdrop for their wedding photos.
As their guests departed, Helen, John, and I had about an hour to take photos around the gardens. We made use of the Murdoch Avenue, the old buildings, and the beautiful scenery to capture some truly special moments. Helen’s one request was a shot where she was being twirled, and we made sure to deliver on that request!
The Barbershop Gazebo was not the only thing that made Helen and John’s wedding day special. Right next to their wedding venue was a dinosaur show called Dinofest, which added an unexpected and playful touch to their celebration. We were able to take some fun and quirky photos of the couple being photobombed or even “attacked” by the dinosaurs, which was a hilarious addition to their wedding album.
The staff at Dinofest were incredibly friendly and even picked up one of the baby dinosaurs for Helen to kiss, creating a truly unique and unforgettable moment that the couple will cherish for years to come. The playful and lighthearted atmosphere of Dinofest perfectly complemented the joy and love of Helen and John’s wedding day, making it even more special and memorable.
The Adelaide Botanic Gardens provided the perfect setting for their special day, and we were thrilled to capture all the love and joy of their wedding celebration. From the bagpipes to the “ninja vows” to the tying the knot ceremony, Helen and John’s wedding was filled with unique and personal touches that made it truly one-of-a-kind.
helen and John’s Barbershop Gazebo Wedding was an unforgettable celebration of love and commitment. Despite the rain, Helen and John’s spirits were high, and their love for each other was evident in every moment of their special day. We are honored to have been a part of their wedding and wish them all the happiness in the world as they start their new life together.