James & Elizabeth's SHOW-STOPPING wedding!

March 06, 2017

Elizabeth and James’ wedding will be one to remember for more reasons than one and despite all the hiccups during the day, one would never know there were any problems at all as the photos tell a different story.  

I arrived for the boys getting ready to be advised that one of the groomsmen didn’t have their shoes with them. I didn’t want to delay the photos so we continued our shoot with him just in his socks! Hahaha 

Following some photos, I headed over to the Elizabeth and her bridesmaids. Elizabeth wore a gorgeous Rapsimo dress and Ted Baker shoes. These shoes were stunning. Rose gold on the inside and the colour of her actual shoe perfectly matched James’ suit. There were so many friends and family members at the Bride’s house, so we decided to lock ourselves away and hide in a room to take majority of our getting ready photos so that the girls were in a more relaxed atmosphere. 

The amazing St Peter’s Cathedral is where this couple’s wedding was held. Following the ceremony, the bridal party and guests all made their way outside for some group and family photos. It was sooo windy during that time that Elizabeth’s veil flew off! Following these photos, we had intended to head back into the church for some photos but to all our surprise, the church was closed but were kind enough to open up again for us. St Peter’s cathedral amazes us every time we shoot there and is a true South Australian icon.

As we see in a lot of the weddings we shoot, we were running very behind on time and unfortunately for this couple, when we look back at the day, anything that could’ve gone wrong, unfortunately did go wrong which caused massive delays throughout the day. As I’ve always tried to teach my assistants – sometimes I feel like taking the photos is the easiest part. The hardest thing about wedding day shoots is how you deal with time pressures but still produce stunning photos which is the hardest.  Whilst we had a number of locations post ceremony in mind, to make up time and ensure that this couple still had the opportunity to take some amazing pics, we ended up changing all of our plans for the location shoots. I am excited by the adrenaline moments like these give me, but to say it’s not stressful, I’d by lying! Our style and choice of locations is unique to each wedding we’re shooting dependent on the style of wedding and the vibe we get from the bridal party. No wedding is ever the same for this reason. Managing situations like this are part and parcel of us doing our job. 

Elizabeth and James’ had chosen the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for their reception. What an amazing and very different choice! This was the first time we had ever shot there. The centre was lit up in it’s vibrant colours, guests walked down a red carpet to the entrance of the centre and it felt like we were arriving to the Oscars with security guards standing on both sides of the entrance. This couple was also up in lights and the big banner across the front had their photos and announced their wedding, just like it does when you arrive to see a show or concert. Tres cool in my book!

Then when we entered the reception room our jaw dropped. Gorgeous flowers adorned the area, put together by Angelik Blossoms and a great job done by Venue Productions who had at least 1km of fairy lights were suspended from the ceiling. The centrepiece was the amazing cake made by Cristerella Cake. Seriously – the set up was swoon worthy! 

Before the end of the night, we made sure to sneak the bridal party away for some night shots under the lights.

Elizabeth and James – I truly thank you both for entrusting me to capture your big day. I hope you love this sneak peek as much as I do! 

LIST OF SUPPLIERS: (please let us know if we have missed anyone from the supplier list)

Photographer - B Captured (KY LUU)

Reception - Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Church - St Peter's Cathedral

Flowers - Angelik Blossoms 

Lighting - Venue Productions  

Tablecloths - Chaircovers Overall 

Videographer - The Film Room  

MC/DJ - DJ Marco - M & M DJ Entertainment 

Wedding Bands - DDS Diamond Design Studios /

Dress - Rapsimo

Makeup - Sphere Cosmetics

Brides Hair - Chloe Virgara Hair and Beauty

Brideamaid Hair - Sam Frost Hairstylist

Cake - Cristarella Cakes