It was an absolute pleasure to be asked to capture Rebecca & Marek’s wedding this past summer. Some 9 years ago I photographed her sister’s wedding where Rebecca was a bridesmaid. She told me sweetly, that it was always her intention that she would hire me when it came to her time to be married! I was truly flattered.
When we met for our pre-wedding catch up to go over the plans, I knew it was going to be a brilliant day with what they had organised. Together we finalised our plan of action for photo shoot locations before and after the wedding.
A little background history on these two sweet things – they met 8 years ago through work. Apparently Marek was repairing the printer and took a little longer as he worked up the courage to ask Rebecca out!
On the day…
Rebecca and her bridesmaids prepared at the Mayfair Hotel, on the corner of Hindley & King William Streets. We had private access to the Rooftop bar which was a perfect setting to get the shoot started. Rebecca was dressed in an elegant cream silk dress by Elegant Alternatives. From here they jumped into the super cute yellow Kombis, by Kombis 4U.
The girls travelled to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to walk down the aisle on the Palm House Lawns. The Botanic Gardens were chosen as it was a special place Rebecca and her family used to come for picnics as children. The Palm House was the perfect backdrop and the weather matched perfectly!
Catherine Lange (celebrant) married Rebecca and Marek and there were many a tear shed with their really sweet ceremony. Once the ceremony was complete and they were officially announced, after many hugs and kisses the big group congregated on the steps of the Palm House for a large group photo.
After a few quick snaps on the Palm House steps the group hot footed it to the Kombis waiting outside the gates. Here the group feasted on Golden GayTime Icecreams! On such a warm day they were a welcome sugar hit that cooled everyone off! And for me, made great shots!
In the Kombi’s we travelled up to King William Street where they waved farewell to the Kombis. The photo shoot continued along North Terrace, King William Street and into the Mayfair Hotel. The group were greeted with a selection of hors’ d’oeuvres at the Hennessy Rooftop bar. Final bride and groom shots were taken before the group were escorted down to their reception room to be welcomed by guests.
During the evening the guests enjoyed the lavish lolly bar and later enjoyed their 3 tier Ivory cake with a shimmer finish – made by Angel Cakes. The cake topper was made by a local Adelaide business, Oxee and looked super cute! The guests were treated to unique bomboniere – Organic Soaps from Queensland, in either Vanilla or Sweet orange.
The rest of the night was fantastic and up to every expectation they had, and more! Several days later they honeymooned in Nusa Dua, Bali.
Congratulations Rebecca & Marek!
Wedding Dress: Elegant Alternatives; Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever New; Hair Stylist: Constanza from Salon Fletcher; Makeup Artist: Daniella Repuano; Florist: Bloombox; Men’s Suits: Ferrari Formalwear; Car Hire: Kombis 4 U; Reception Venue: The Mayfair Hotel; Ceremony Venue: The Palm House lawns in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens; Cake: Angel Cakes, Cake topper: Oxee from Etsy
Rebecca & Marek’s Wedding