Christine & Shannon's extravagant wedding

December 13, 2016

The styling of this next sneak peek and the wedding images that are about to follow is about to blow your mind! We’ve seen some amazing weddings, but this one will be forever etched in my memory for the pure style and class that it oozes. Drawing inspiration from the world of interior design, the styling for this wedding was oh-so-on-trend!

As a Senior Conference and Events Manager at the Intercontinental Adelaide, one would expect no less than for Christine to have put on an absolutely impeccable and stylish wedding and there was no doubt that she delivered.

As we entered the house for the boys getting ready, we knew immediately that both Shannon and Christine left no stone unturned. All the boys suits and shoes were stylishly set up on an black A-frame, ready for our arrival. Crisp white walls and black polished floorboards provided the perfect backdrop for our boys getting ready pics. 



As Shannon was preparing to make his arrival in a black Lamborghini, we headed off to the girls. 

Black and gold is so on trend at the moment and this wedding executes that colour palette perfectly. Any guest who received the black and gold wedding invitation in the mail would immediately know they were in for a treat.



Often couples don’t anticipate what a hectic time it is when getting ready before the ceremony. We generally spend an hour with the groom then an hour and a half with the bride for some getting ready photos, but more often than not, the time is cut short as time has slipped away from the bridal party, and the boys have forgotten they still need to iron their shirts, or the girls are running late with their hair and make up etc. As photographers, we’re often confined not only to the tight timelines but for getting ready photos, to tight spaces and walk into bedrooms with various things still sprawled all over the bed or floor. Sometimes it’s the room that couples least expect us to be shooting in, which provides the perfect lighting and photography backdrop for photos. In Christine and Shannon’s case however, this was quite the opposite. It really shouldn’t have been any surprise that this couple had everything planned out to the very finest detail, but to walk in and have a white flower wall set up ready for the perfect photography backdrop meant there was none of that running around, trying to work out the best location for pics with the girls. It was like we had our own photo studio set up on location. The photos really speak for themselves. Christine was dressed in a gorgeous J’Aton dress.  She then brought out her Christian Loubatin shoes and wowed us with how she had them styled in a cloche ready for that perfect photo. The bridesmaids were gorgeously dressed in black dresses with lace bodices. The colour scheme of the flowers looked gorgeous against the black dresses, and the bridal bouquet was made up of white phalaenopsis orchids, but what caught my attention the most was the unique flower girl bouquets. How breathtaking! Amazing work Adelaide Flower House!



We then set off to St George Greek Orthodox Church in Thebarton. I’ve shot many weddings there and we always get some amazing photos given the detail in the church. The ceremony started with the page boy walking down the aisle with the rings in a suitcase adorned with ‘Ring Security’ on the front. If that’s not super cute, then I don’t know what is!  How stunning does Christine look when walking down the aisle. 




Following the ceremony, we went off for some photos. There were plenty of laughs through the shoot and Christine had one request. She wanted a photo from behind with her veil up. I jokingly clarified if she was sure she wanted me to lift up her veil and take a photo from behind of her bum. She laughed and replied ‘yeah… pretty much!’ So with that in mind, within minutes we had myself, my assistant, the videographer and his assistant, all standing behind her for about 5 minutes trying to get some height with the veil and getting that perfect ‘bum’ shot! 



Following some photos, we all headed back to the Intercontinental Adelaide for the wedding reception. The set up just took our breath away.

These next photos do most of the talking. The striking black and gold theme looked amazing and the Ballroom at the Intercontinental was the perfect wedding venue as the black and gold ceiling perfectly complemented the overall look. Staging Connections did a great job with the lighting and styling. The tables were set with upmost perfection with a gorgeous floral centerpiece by Adelaide Flower House, gold cutlery, black napkin, gold rimmed glass plates, golden discs as place cards set upon each plate, with the menu printed on the back. Each guest was also gifted a box of Moet & Chandon Champagne. O….M…..G!! The bold yet luxurious palette of black and metallic gold foiling added elegance to the cake created by Sugar & Spice Cakes. Wedding and reception goals? This one is up there in my books! 


If you’re looking for that perfect wedding reception venue in Adelaide, you can rest assured, with the attention to detail Christine displayed with her own wedding, that as an Events Manager for the Intercontinental Adelaide, where she chose to hold her own wedding reception, you’ll be well looked after if you’re having your wedding there!

Christine & Shannon – thank you both so much for trusting me as the photographer for your wedding. Best wishes on your love journey and I can’t wait to see you both next year when the full collection is ready.