The weather was perfect for Ally and Rod’s lovely South Australian Museum wedding in early December! The day featured not only sunny weather but also furry friends, plenty of laughs and incredible venues – including a funky gin bar for their reception!
Ally and Rod had me as their wedding photographer for 6 hours, while also producing a highlight and ceremony video, which considering their wedding day itinerary proved challenging but all the more fun for it! We stayed in the Adelaide CBD all day from both places of preparation at the Oaks Embassy Hotel, and photos throughout the city.
The day strted in Rod’s room with his groomsmen – one of which was unfortunetely a little late due to being a bit unfamiliar with Adelaide’s layout! It meant that he arrived with a few minutes to spare before I had to pop over to Ally’s room. Rod’s preparation was otherwise in good spirits with nothing seeming to phase Rod as he geared up for his wedding ceremony.
Ally and her bridesmaids were all helping each other prepare together in another room of the same hotel. The ladies were all keen to have a bit of fun by popping champaigne and having a fun time while helping ALly prepare for her big moment at her South Australian Museum wedding ceremony.
South Australian Museum Wedding Ceremony
One of the defining aspects of Ally and Rod’s relationship was apparently a mutual love for Alpacas – which I soon learnt were NOT Llamas – thanks to everyone quickly correcting me each time I made that faux pa! Due to this mutal love for the fuzzy animal, they had two of them walk down the aisle before Ally did! All very cute!
Ally and Rod’s South Australian Museum Wedding Ceremony took place in the front of the old police barracks that is hidden behind the Museum itself. It’s one of Adelaide’s best kept secrets in regards to giant heritage listed buildings hidden in plain view. The only unfortunately thing about this spot is the unfrotunate effect the sun has on sunny days such as this one! But it’s a great backdrop to a ceremony none the less!
Ally and Rod’s wedding ceremony was a nice, simple affair with heartfelt vows being said through the odd sounds made by the alpacas, cul;minating in a group photo using the building as a prop.
For glamour photos, Ally and Rod had hired a mini bus to whisk us around the Adelaide CBD to quite a few spots they had scouted prior to their day.
We began of course at the Old Police Barracks, before heading to the Adelaide railway station, then North terrace for Bonython hall and a bit of scooting about – then made our way towards the Prohibition Liquor Co where they were to have their reception – but not before also have a photo inside another local bar and some parks throughout the city.
Time got away from us rather quickly so we had to cut some spots on the list of photo spots on the fly – which I dont think was a huge issue consideirng the variety of backdrops we had already achieved.
Prohibition Liquor Co Wedding Reception
I was at the reception long enough to record the entry of the bridal aprty and the speeches before heading off. The mini bus was booked to take me back to the SA Museum where I had parked my car, which was awfully thoughtful of Ally and Rod!
Thanks go out to Ally and Rod for having me as your wedding photographer for your South Australian Museum weddingAlly and Rod’s South Australian Museum wedding took place on a hot and sunny day complete with alpacas and heaps of photo spots!! Hope you enjoy your photos and video!