Jemma and Jordan’s Partridge House wedding took place on a delightfully sunny day in late September, and their day was full of fun, love and adventure!
Jemma and Jordan had selected a number of photo locations to head to all around Adelaide to make sure they had a wide variety of photos, and we even had an improptu visit by the SA Ghostbusters!
It’s not very often, but occasionally a bride will ask me to start my wedding photography coverage with her and her bridesmaids at a beauty salon where they would be having their hair and makeup done. In Jemma’s case I was with her and her entourage early in the morning taking some shots of everyone putting on their faces before heading over to Jordan’s place of preparation!
Jordan was getting ready in a nearby house along with his groomsmen and father. As I’ve said before groomsmen often just dont know how to tie a tie, so much of the time during preparation was simply trying to make it look right on everyone!
The atmosphere was jovial and laid back, which made for a delightful start to the day!
After Jordan’s preparation, I head over to Jemma’s place of preparation, which was an another home, closer to Glenelg. The girls were running a little late from the beauty salon which meant I was sitting there twiddling my thumbs for a bit before they arrived. 🙂
When they did though, all efforts were focussed on hiding Jemma’s dress, which apparently was a secret to some of the family members – I can’t remember the specifics, but apparently some had gone dress shopping with Jemma and thought they knew what she was wearing – but evidently not!
Partridge House Wedding Ceremony
Jemma and Jordan’s Partridge House wedding took place under the stunning large tree located to the side of the house, which shaded most of the congregation from the harsh sunlight, and also made for an amazing backdrop for the ceremony.
During the ceremony I was asked to also live stream for guests who could not attend, so I also had that set up on a tripod. I’m so glad I’m able to provide such a service – particularly in these restricted times.
Jemma and Jordan’s ceremony was a delightful simple affair, punctuated by the cute flower girl, and of course Jemma and Jordan’s fur baby which made an appearance!
As I mentioned, Jemma and Jordan weere keen to travel about quite a bit to make use of some of the stunning locations available between their Partridge House wedding ceremony and their reception at Chateau Apollo in the city.
So we made a bit of a trip of it, after using the Partridge House’s stunning garden, we began at the Grange Beach Jetty, then heading to the famed Port Adelaide’s Crozier Street – which was were we bumped into the Ghostbusters, finally heading to Veale Gardens in the city.
The great thing about having a Partridge House wedding is making use of the amazing European-style curated garden that sprawls around the property.
The main large tree, under which Jemma and Jordan held their wedding ceremony under is the jewel of the garden, while there is also sprawling grass fields in front of the house suited for family photos, plus fountains, green plants and all sorts – you could spend a lot of time here discovering new spots!
Grange beach was reasonably nearby so we head there instead of the usually busy Glenelg to take some shots using the jetty as a backdrop. The wind was picking up quite a bit, so it was a bit of fun for the girls to keep their hair from blowing everywhere, but we made it work!
When I arrived at Crozier street, before everyone else I was worried to see that some ghostbusters had been called out for some paranormal activity! Thankfully they had already caught their ghost before we arrived, and agreed to have a bit of a photo with the bride and groom! This made for a rather unique wedding photo!
Crozier Street in Port Adelaide is a super popular spot to have some industrial themed wedding photos done, boasting grungy, but clean brickwalls and nifty corregated iron walk ways that span the road overhead. The street has also been made famous with recent films like Mortal Combat.
Veale Gardens was the last stop on our way to Chateau Apollo in the city for their reception. The plan was to use the gardens for a bit of greenery in amongst the beach and industrial stle photos we had been taking up until now. It was also a convenient spot to make use of the sunset nearby the reception venue without having to travel too far!
Chateau Apollo Wedding Reception
Jemma and Jordan’s Chateau Apollo wedding reception took place in the private function room, with the entrance on Frome road. Its a delightfully, rustic spot right in the middle of the city which made for a surprisingly intimate and private space for a reception despite being in the middle of the city.
The night was full of dancing, fun speeches and I got to sit on the head table – which was a bit of a first as a wedding photographer! haha Made me feel old though – as everyone around me was quite young.
I’;d like to thank Jemma and Jordan for having me photograph their delightful Partridge House wedding! Your day was a blast and I love how the photos turned out!