~Jake and Emma’s Botanical Garden’s wedding~


Bride Hair: MABE Hair

Bridal Make-up: Ruby Sunrise

Florist: The Turquoise Rose

Bridesmaid Dress: JJ’s House

Groomsmen attire: Peter Jackson

Celebrant: Penelope Carrick

Ceremony: Adelaide Botanical Gardens – Araucaria Avenue

Jake and Emma met one evening when Emma wandered into Jake’s father’s shop Paddy Pallin on Rundle Street, looking for climbing shoes. Interest continued to develop over the next few months whenever they met at the climbing gym or at the Shop, however, it wasn’t until Emma was invited to come out climbing with Jake and his father that love really started to grow!

Jake and Emma contacted me at the beginning of 2019 enquiring for their 2020 wedding which was to be held in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens with a reception to follow at Ayers house! Needless to say I was very excited – both of these locations are amazing and have fantastic photo opportunities so I could hardly wait.

Well the months ticked by and the time counted down…and then Covid- 19 developed…and spread. A week before their wedding I crossed my fingers that there would be no effect to their wedding day plans. Then two days before the date I received a phone call from Emma and Jake – there wouldn’t be any reception at Ayers house because of the new restrictions! However Emma and Jake strove on in the face of the new challenges and continued with their ceremony, albeit with a few minor changes!

It couldn’t have been a more picture perfect autumn day. Emma looked stunning as she walked down the aisle towards a nervously waiting Jake. In fact Jake was so nervous he managed to drop the wedding rings…twice! It was an absolutely gorgeous ceremony, supported by the beautiful outlook from Araucaria avenue in the botanic gardens. After some relaxed wedding photos, Emma and Jake ended their day with a picnic at botanic park with family and friend’s and many commented that the more relaxed setting was just as nice, if not better, than a formal reception. The day may not have run exactly as planned, but it was definitely beautiful and memorable in all the right ways!

Wishing you both all the best for your future together!

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