January 16, 2012

Tania and Josh – Wedding

When the bride and groom tell you in their pre-wedding meeting that they’d like to get some photos lawn bowling and in a supermarket you know it’s going to be a fun day. Oh, two more words – dog tuxedos.

After taking some time off between Christmas and New Year my 2012 wedding season got under way nice and early on just the 2nd day of the year. I headed out to scout some locations the day before to see what the light was doing at the time of day we’d be shooting and it’s fair to say it was warm. At 5pm the mercury was still sitting at 41 degrees and there was no cool change in site. There was no way around it – this was going to be one hot wedding.

The guys were in good form when I arrived in the morning. With metal blaring on the speakers and everyone wearing shorts and singlets I was struck at how different things would be just a few hours later with a string quartet and three piece suits in the salubrious surrounds of Ayers House. There were some genuinely funny moments with the guys, from dressing the dogs in tuxes to rocking out on guitar hero. Good start to the day.

As the temperature soared I made my way to Tania’s Mum’s place where the girls were getting ready. By this stage the sun was giving us more than 40 degrees of heat and I was about to find out that things hadn’t gone completely smoothly in the lead up to the day. On the eve of the wedding Tania’s doctor had to make a house call to attend to a tummy bug – basically every bride’s worst nightmare, particularly for such a super hot day. To make things even trickier Tania’s wedding gown was stunning – but big. And heavy. Basically a perfect storm of factors to scupper a bride’s big day, but in the end it didn’t make a lick of difference, Tania soldiered on, looked amazing and the day was incredible.

One nice bit of planning meant that the ceremony was held indoors at Ayers House which was perfect, a stunning venue with excellent air conditioning! We headed to Adelaide Bowling Club for photos as well as hitting up some areas on the East side of the city. How many brides get a photo of them walking down the aisle…… of a supermarket? Not many.

Tania and Josh, thanks for being such a fun couple and for including me in your day, I hope you’re loving London and Paris on your honeymoon, no danger of any 40 degree days there any time soon!

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