Dana and Beau were married in the first few weeks of winter at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. It’s the first ceremony I have photographed on the wine centre grounds and I was so impressed, it’s a gorgeous secluded little location just perfect for CBD weddings, especially those having their receptions at the wine centre.
Over the last few months we’ve had some pretty sketchy weather. Floods, extreme wind warnings and the like, I mean extreme! Every time I was sat working at my computer and it would start pelting down with rain, my mind would drift to Dana and Beau’s wedding and I would find myself saying “god I hope it’s not like this on their wedding day” and I think Dana and I were in sync. Because not long after I was starting to rock in the corner about the weather that might be on their day, Dana would contact me to make sure we had back up plans. LOL Adelaide has quite a finite wedding season and it’s not very often that people muster the courage to book a winter wedding here, purely because of the unpredictability of our winter weather! So I have to take my hat off to Dana and Beau for standing firm on their winter wedding desires. The weather during the lead up was enough to have me shaking in my boots but as it turned out, the weather was just another absolutely stunning and perfect element to their gorgeous wedding day 😀
Everything did really fall into perfect place for this couples special celebration. The weather was glorious, even the flower gods were on side! Dana carried Peonies in JUNE!!! WHAAAAT! That’s right flower loving folks reading this, we received a little flourish of beautiful peonies that week too and they were in fine form and used so beautifully by lilymai flowers to absolute perfection. I’ve never seen the Barrell Room of the Wine Centre look so elegant and opulant and the tall floral arrangements just set the room off so perfectly. I think it was a combination of all of the incredible little personal touches that made this wedding so beautiful and unique combined with the darling couple that Beau and Dana are with their amazing bridal party and guest list.
I had such a beautiful time photographing this heartfelt winter wedding, I hope that people of Adelaide start to open themselves up to the idea that a winter wedding can indeed be something really special 😀
Dana and Beau, now that you are back from your amazing honeymoon, I’m so thrilled to be sharing with you some of my favourite wedding images from your special day. You have such a beautiful connection and relationship with each other, I hope I’ve been able to preserve some of that for you to look back on in years to come.
I don’t usually recommend the Botanic Gardens for creative photography purely because of the number of people that not only visit but get married and have wedding images there. Even though it’s not a reality that my couples are the only ones getting married on their particular wedding day, I do want them to really feel like it is the case and that’s just not impossible when you are running into other couples or waiting in line to use particular spots for photography. However, with Dana and Beau’s wedding being a winter wedding, I we would likely have almost exclusive use of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, I knew we would have lovely overcast light and that it would just be the perfect location for them being so close to the Wine Centre. The colours at the Botanic Gardens were just so gorgeous and I adore this series of images from that location.
I’ve worked in the wedding industry for many years now and I was so delighted to work with some absolutely fabulous suppliers for the very first time for Dana and Beau’s wedding.
One of the things I often get asked for recommendations for is a videographer and I’m really excited to be able to share this video that Alannah and her team from Little Darling Films put together for Dana and Beau. It’s just beautiful and you can see it here https://vimeo.com/175179844
Their dream team were :
Ceremony and Reception Venue : National Wine Centre Adelaide
Celebrant : Penny Carrick from Celebrations from Penelope (I just adore her)
Flowers : Lilymai Flowers https://www.facebook.com/lilymai.flowers
Videography : Alannah from Little Darling Films.
Hairy by : Monie Ly
Makeup : Yvette Kaziowski https: www.facebook.com/LashAndKaboom
Bridesmaids Dresses : ASOS
Signage : Unlimited Function Art By Elise www.facebook.com/UnLimitedFunction
Placecards : Fran Johnson House https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/FranJohnsonHouse
Stationery : Invitations by PrimaDonna Statonery https://www.facebook.com/primadonnainvitations/?fref=ts
Save the Dates : Etsy Crafty Studio https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/TheCraftyStudio1
Dana’s dress : Princess Collection
Grooms Suit : Joseph Uzumcu