Inglewood Inn Wedding – Sandy & Chris

Sandy and Chris had their beautiful wedding at the iconic Inglewood Inn in the Adelaide Hills. When they said they would be having their wedding at the Inn I was ever so excited to cover their wedding as their wedding photographer as I had previously covered some amazing weddings there twice before. Carley & Tony being the most recent and Ben & Jess being the first. Sandy and Chris opted to make use of my flexible 3 hour package having a short amount of time before their ceremony through to the beginning of their reception covered. The weather turned out to be absolutely gorgeous for the gardens to really show what kind of soft light the location can produce.

Inglewood Inn Wedding Ceremony

The Inn has become quite a popular wedding location over the past few years after having changed owners 7 years ago, the the building itself has been in it’s present location for over 150 years. An absolutely iconic location in the Adelaide Hills, the complex now boasts a sprawling, but intimate grassy area surrounded by deciduous trees that give an amazing foliage coverage during the summer, but unfortunately for Sandy and Chris, the trees were only just starting to bud in the middle of October.

The Inn was originally built as an alternative resting spot for travellers on the North Eastern Road. The new road bypassed the village of Houghton, where travellers had previously stopped at the Travellers Rest Inn. An Adelaide publican, Firman Deacon built the Inn in 1857 and the small township took its name from the hotel, around which the settlement grew.

Glamour Photographs

After the ceremony, we had a few hours to walk around the garden and I was quite pleased to see that the owners of the Inn had redeveloped a little around the wonderful archway that tunnels under the roadway. Since I had last been to the Inn, the owners had constructed a beautiful little wooden bridge across the creek located at the back of the grassy area leading to a small bench under a large, beautiful tree and a short walkway to the arch. We also made use of the small derelict cottage just a short walk down the road in which Sandy and Chris joked it was their first house together. The whole experience was a very pleasant one as Sandy and Chris was a wonderfully happy and genuine personality which I feel came out in their photos beautifully.

Wedding Reception

While I did not have a lot of time at Sandy and Chris’ reception, I was able to capture a few special moments including their speeches, cutting of their wedding cake and their tradition of lifting Sandy up in between the boys.

Everything aligned perfectly for this most beautiful of wedding ceremonies, I was very pleased to have been a part of this wedding, and I hope Sandy and Chris enjoy their photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Inglewood Inn Wedding – Carley & Tony

The first of November saw me chosen as the wedding photographer for Carly and Tony’s beautiful, simple Inglewood Inn Wedding. The day was perfect from the weather to the lovely people involved. Carley and Tony were very laid back people, and their wedding really reflected it. They took advantage of my flexible hourly rate, which saw me with them for 4 hours, just enough time for me to still cover both their preparation, and their ceremony. This was the second Inglewood Inn wedding I covered, with the first Inglewood Inn wedding being Ben and Jess’ wedding. An Inglewood Inn wedding is a treat as a photographer as it’s such a pretty spot with a range of very photogenic scenes great for wedding photography.

Groomsmen Preparation

I was only afforded 30 minutes with the groomsmen for their preparation, and really the only worry I had for the guys was that it was going to be very warm for them in their jackets. The day was very sunny and quite warm. But other than that, the guys seemed very relaxed and accommodating.

Bridal Preparation

The bridal party was getting ready only a short hop, skip, and a jump away from the groomsmen, so I had about an hour with the girls as they got ready. Again, the atmosphere was quite relaxed with the only hiccup being that the men around couldn’t tie their ties.

Inglewood Inn Wedding Ceremony

As Carley and Tony live nearby, the Inglewood Inn was apparently a frequent local hangout for the couple. I can see why too, as the Inglewood Inn is a wonderful spot. As I said before being asked to cover a wedding at the Inglewood Inn is quite an easy assignment for a wedding photographer such as myself.

The Inn itself was established in 1857 as a stopping place along the new North Eastern Road. The route for a new North Eastern Road out of Adelaide was planned in 1854. As it bypassed the village of Houghton, where travellers had previously stopped at the Travellers Rest Inn, a new resting place was needed to break the journey to Gumeracha. Once the Inn was built, the small township took its name from the hotel, around which the settlement grew.

Inglewood Inn Glamour shots

After the ceremony, we had around an hour to walk around the grounds to take some glamour shots. Carley and Tony chose to stick to the pedicured gardens and building.

I’d like to thank Carley and Tony for being so easy to work with at their beautiful Inglewood Inn wedding. I had a lot of fun, and I hope they like my photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Inglewood Inn Wedding – Ben & Jess

On the 23rd of November I had a wonderful time photographing Ben and Jess’ wedding at the Inglewood Inn. Ben and Jess couldn’t have been more easy to work with on the day, a very laid back couple eager to make the day as pleasant and possible for all concerned. Also very good looking couple together which makes my job as the wedding photographer that much easier. 🙂

Preparation Photos

The day started as usual with my wedding photography services at the groom’s. Usually this would be at a house, but Ben was getting ready at another very common wedding reception location, Sferas, near tea Tree Plaza. Which was fine, especially since there was just his best man and himself to worry about. We took a few photos getting ready around his hotel room and the gardens surrounding the complex.

I then headed off to where the girls in the bridal party were getting ready. Many more people here, which would often mean a more tense environment, but it couldn’t have been more relaxed. Laughter and general family togetherness was ripe in the air, and again, this made my job so much easier. Really makes me remember why I enjoy this job so much.

Inglewood Inn Wedding

The ceremony itself took place at the Inglewood Inn is a 1857 National Trust building in Inglewood, with modern renovations boasting a function room overlooking a marvelously tailor-made garden setting for wedding ceremonies. The Inglewood Inn is associated with the development of one of the main transport routes out of Adelaide, having been established in 1857 as a stopping place along the new North Eastern Road. Deacon decided on an unusual means of naming his new Inn. When it was nearly completed, he offered his builders five gallons of beer to provide a suitable name for the new hotel. The men quickly decided on ‘Inglewood’, after the Inglewood in Cumberland in northern England. By the time Deacon arrived the next day, the name ‘Inglewood Inn’ had been painted on a board opposite the bar.

Inglewood Inn Wedding reception

The location of Inglewood Inn lends itself well to a style of photo best described as ‘vintage’ often with a brown-yellow hue with grunge accents. Inglewood Inn’s surrounds boast a run-down cottage that is freely accessible and near-by orchards which we put to good use. It’s reception room is deceptively modern from the outside with amble room to host a 100+ person function. Ben and Jess’ wedding was a lot of fun, and I very much hope they enjoy their photographs.