Stockade Botanic Park Elopement – Sheridyn & Chris

Sheridyn and Chris held a delightfully simple elopement at the Stockade Botanic park in Northern Adelaide on a beautiful, overcast day at the beginning of October!

Sheridyn and Chris opted to split their wedding day into two separate days due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with their ceremony at the Stockade Botanic Park, and their reception at the delightful Inglewood Inn mid next year! Hopefully they’ll be able to invite all their guests then!


Both Sheridyn and Chris were being prepared together in a house nearby, while still observing the tradition of not seeing each other while fully dressed in their wedding best before their ceremony. This meant that Chris put on his suit, then helped their little one get ready before heading out to Stockade Botanic Park before everyone else.

Shortly after Chris left, Sheridyn put on her dress and had a bit of fun with the family geting their little one to smile 🙂

Stockade Botanic Park Elopement

The number of people present to witness Sheridyn and Chris was kept to the bare minimum, while having me also act as their wedding videographer making sure they have a record of their big day in order to show all the guests that could not attend.

The park was showcasing some delightful colours, with greens and yellows galor seeping through the overcast sky, and with the area almost deserted, we really had the run of the entire area for Sheridyn and Chris’ intimate ceremony.

Their ceremony was beautifully simple, with contributions from mother and father by providing a short reading and acting as ring bearer.

Glamour Photos

The glorious thing about the Stockade Botanic Park is the beautiful green foliage flowing from the trees located within the retaining walls at the center of the park, while enjoying the ambient sounds of the waterfall located in the corner of the park.

After taking a small amount of family photos, and trying to get the little one to smile, we utilised the park to take some beautiful glamour photos!

I’m very much looking forward to covering Sheridyn and Chris’ reception at Inglewood Inn later next year!

Stockade Botanical Park Wedding – Xavier & Ryan

It was a warm, sunny day on the day of Xavier and Ryan’s wedding at the Stockade Botanical Park. Aside from a small hiccup where their celebrant didn’t arrive until the last second, and some killer mosquitoes, the entire day went really well. In fact judging the smiles on both Xavier and Ryan’s faces the entire day I doubt very much they even noticed. Xavier and Ryan opted to take advantage of my flexible hourly rates to commission me as their wedding photographer, so I was with them from the beginning of their ceremony until mid way through their reception at the Mawson Lakes hotel.

Stockade Botanical Park wedding ceremony

Xavier and Ryan were wed in front of the Stockade Botanical Park’s small rotunda after having Xavier walk up the wonderful rose-lined path leading to it. They were very lucky with the lack of random on lookers during the ceremony, despite the marvellous weather, as the park is open to the public, and what a wonderful little park it is!

Glamour Photos

The Stockade Botanical Park boasts a large man-made waterfall which cascades into a little pool at it’s bottom. It’s such a shame that such a beautiful waterfall is shut off behind a hideous fence though! It’s ok though as just in front of the falls are some stupendous small gardens perfectly suited to getting some bush-bashing photos that turned out absolutely stunning!

Named for the nearby small stockade which has fallen into disrepair, the parkland was created to fill what was a rather ugly unused rock quarry for the local residents. The park contains numerous public art installations and a wonderful green backdrop for weddings.

Mawson Lakes Hotel wedding reception

Xavier and Ryan’s wedding reception was held at the Mawson lakes Hotel nearby. Ther reception hall is wonderfully set up with a lit backdrop for the bridal table, along with ample sitting area for a large wedding, or a lounge area along with a dance floor. Xavier and Ryans guests were obviously full of love for them as the whole day was a beautifully happy affair with smiles everywhere one could see, it was a lot of fun and I’m so glad I was a part of it!