Ritamaree and Sydney’s wedding in mid November was certainly one to remember! Fireworks, ‘fun’ weather and lovely people all combined to produce an amazing wedding day which was really a delight to be a part of!
They held a Sunnybrae Estate Pavilion Wedding ceremony as their first choice of venue, on the grass with the square arbour was unfortunately ruled out due to weather, but this was really the only set back during the whole day which certainly never phased this lovely couple!
Sydney was preparaed with his groomsmen in a room of the stunning EoS by SkyCity hotel overlooking the Adelaide Oval. The room they had was wonderfully airy and light, while we also made sure to use the stunning lobby of the hotel and even the carpark entrance for some industrial-themed shots which Sydney was a big fan of!
Ritamaree had a bit more going on at her place of preparation – her parent’s house along side quite a few of her family and friends! They had a bit of a luncheon going which made for some lovely scenes with all members of her family.
It was quite fun to have not only a wedding dress first look with Ritamaree’s Dad and Brother, but also the majority of her bridal party hadnt seen the dress either! So we got some lovely emotions when they walked in and saw her looking radiant in her stunning dress! Not to mention the hundreds of other guests as she walked down the stairs!
We needed a bit of photoshop magic to get the cork on their champagne bottle to pop, and the bridal motorcade was running a bit behind time, but it was all smiles on Ritamaree’s face as she seemed to really enjoy the time before her big moment at Sunnybrae!
Sunnybrae Estate Pavilion Wedding Ceremony
While the weather wasn’t overly bad during their Sunnybrae Estate Pavilion wedding ceremony, Ritamaree and Sydney erred on the safe side by having their ceremony indoors rather than the original plan outside. The weather over the last few weeks was certainly not easy to forecast!
This meant that their ceremony was held in front of the wide windows overlooking the grassy field to the side of the Sunnybrae Estate.
Their ceremony itself was a nice, simple ceremony with heartfelt vows that made everyone laugh and get to know this lovely couple a little better, before exiting under petals and hugs and kisses outside under the pergola.
We did however head over to the original ceremony location for a group photo with the drone, then smaller group photos nearby the grass.
For glamour photos, we first used as much of the Sunnybrae grounds as we could before our time on site was up – which was good as we managed to capture some nature within their wedding photos before heading over to Crozier street in Port Adelaide for more industrial scenes.
Crozier street was certainly a popular spot to be on this particular Saturday as I remember seeing at least 4 other weddings rock up trying to use the area for photos – thankfully we got there first and managed to get all the best scenes!
Donato Reception Center Wedding Reception
The Denato Reception Center was a place I had been to before, but hadnbt been to in many years and I was super exicted to shoot in here again! Ritamaree and Sydney made the most of the stunning sunken dancefloor and filled it with fireworks and dry ice for their first dance, while also playing some fun games to get people up for their bouquet and garter tosses!
Thanks so much Ritamaree and Sydney for having me as your wedding photographer at your Sunnybrae Estate Pavilion wedding! I had a blast, and I hope you enjoy your photos and video!