Best Venues Canberra

Canberra National Gallery Of Art Wedding Photo & Video - Ken & Dianna

Canberra National Gallery Of Art Wedding Photo & Video - Ken & Dianna

What a day!! When you think of a 14 hour day shooting, my first initial thought were 'WOW! Big Day!!'. When in all honesty it flew by as if it were a 6 hour day, with all of the celebrations and kind welcoming people at Ken & D's wedding it was such a pleasure. Not to mention a few of the guests were previous clients of ours only a few months ago Phillip & Michelle. 

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Canberra Wedding Photo & Video St Raphael's Catholic Church & Southern Cross Club Woden - David & Sonja

Canberra Wedding Photo & Video St Raphael's Catholic Church & Southern Cross Club Woden - David & Sonja

One of the many benefits to being a wedding photographer is the experiences you have. You meet so many amazing people and go to so many beautiful places as well as the cultural experiences we have becoming apart of the family for the day is just something else. 

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Canberra National Portrait Gallery Wedding Photo & Video - Craig & Aline

Canberra National Portrait Gallery Wedding Photo & Video - Craig & Aline

One of the many things we love most about having wedding photography not only as our passion but as our occupation is that we get to travel! And luckily for us we get a lot of it. This wedding adventure has brought us to ACT Canberra for Craig & Aline's wonderful wedding.

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Hotel Realm Canberra Wedding Photo & Video, Jason & Gabrielle

Jason and Gabrielle’s wedding was like the picturesque movie, right out of Hollywood. With the beautiful quaint chapel, the mesmerising dress that Gabrielle had worn, & her adorable little daughter done up to perfection wearing an equally as perfect dress. What was even more perfect was the gorgeous bride & groom coming together to join & become an official family.

With a full day out at Canberra the elements were panning out to be what we at J’adore would classify to be the perfect wedding day weather. As we were doing our 10-hour package of both photography & videography this was exactly what we had hoped for.

Arriving at Gabrielle’s preparation location situated at Hotel Realm we were lucky enough to be provided with wide open spaces, enough to cater for the video & photo crew. And due to this spacious area we had the perfect opportunity to play around with the lighting capturing some great images. Gabrielle’s makeup was done beautifully, effortlessly enhancing her elegance, accompanied by her long dark hair she looked just like a real life princess alongside her beautiful little angel.

The chapel Jason & Gabrielle had chosen was stunning, with fairy tale like feel to it it couldn’t have suited the gorgeous couple more. The ceremony was short & sweet, before we knew it we were off to our picture locations.

We were lucky enough to go into the beautiful hinterland of Canberra, capturing the beauty of this Amazing place out in the open this made for excellent photography and videography. As we had a wide array of colours schemes to play with this made it especially fun for us to play with. What made this exit extra special was the vehicle’s used, & I’m sure you’ll get a sneak speak of these beauties by looking at our highlights video, or scrolling down to view the edited images below. 

We ended up going to an array of locations like, Botanical Gardens a renowned place known as The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR) includes the Australian National Herbarium. These are jointly managed by CSIRO and the Director of National Parks with strong links to the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The Herbarium, with over 1.2 million specimens, is responsible for the scientific integrity of the Gardens' plant labelling & manages the national plant name lists for Australia's botanical community. We got to play with a lot of lighting at this location in particular & get a lot of group shots, as well as those intimate moments in between. 

The next location we went to was to the Old Parliament House, along the pavilion & gardens.  The Old Parliament House Gardens are located in the heart of the Parliamentary Zone on either side of Old Parliament House. The Gardens have been restored to their former glory, enhanced with the introduction of features such as seating pavilions, pergolas, rose arbours, pathways, gateways as well as the refurbishment of the tennis courts & bowling green.

Heading off to the reception area, on arrival we were greeted with the most respectable customer service at hotel Realm. This five Star Canberra wedding venue is the perfect reception for all places. Hotel Realm offers five-star luxury in a modern, sophisticated yet effortlessly beautiful environment. At the destination’s precinct, we had restaurants, bars, hair salons & various other facilities have cemented us as a preferred locale for discerning Canberra’s and visitors. Hotel realm has described themselves as being ‘A hotel that combines the finesse and flair of a boutique establishment with the capacity and professionalism of a large chain: that is the unique aesthetic they have effortlessly achieved. Located in Barton in Canberra’s beautifully planned and superbly maintained Parliamentary Zone, we are truly at the heart of the city & yet we present a wedding reception venue that can emanate a senses of intimacy and privacy.’

When the bride & groom finally arrived and were ready to make their entrance, they were granted with an applause worthy of an amazing couple!! The speeches from both sides of the both bride & groom shared were warm words of wisdom and love that you could really tell came straight from the heart. Before the formalities had been finalised, we were also presented with a speech from both the Jason & Gabrielle separately both expressing how devoted & involve they are to one another. Hearing just how much they truly loved one another brought a tear to not only my eyes, but the whole team.  

It’s a wonderful thing seeing this type of love come together, as it’s two families sharing a same goal, a great future, together. Jason & Gabrielle were a great couple to work with and so down to earth, from the shooting process, right down to the editing. We here at J’adore know they will continue to share more AMAZING moments throughout there lives just like they did on their wedding day & we are very thankful to have shared in this experience with them. 




St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra - Wedding Video & Photography Marko & Jessica

We always love going back to Canberra for weddings getting to explore more of this beautiful state is always a pleasure & staying with the amazing parent of our first ever Canberra wedding Matt & Margarita who over the years have become like family to us to the point we actually call them Mum & Dad.

We arrived at the Boys nice & early ready to kick start this magical wedding. The boys helped Marko get into his suit with Dad close by to help by bringing out a bottle of Whisky he had been saving for this very moment, Marko's groomsmen where very happy & enjoyed the very expensive and smooth gift. As Mum comes in & starts fussing over her beautiful boy the family pull’s him outside to have a drink to congratulate him on his stunning soon to be bride.

When we arrived for the bride prep Jessica had picked the Barton Room at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, she had chosen this location because of the amazing floor to ceiling windows to let in amazing natural light for us photographers. Which might I add is one of our favourite things! Now that’s what I call thoughtful, & just to top it off she even had a mannequin for her dress which made for some breath taking images. Jess didn't even mind when I went in and re decorated her room by moving all the furniture around & out of the way so we could make the most of everything this stunning room & dress had to offer.

St Christopher’s Cathedral was absolutely amazing, we have shot there before for Daniel and Angela's wedding & as I remember was just as perfect. As the ceremony went through all the traditions & readings the beautiful catholic ceremony rich with tradition & hymns ended, the church bells rang out as the couple left hand in hand filled by there bridal party & all their closest family & friends.

As the guest came up to the now Mr & Mrs Eskinja you could see in the faces of there nearest & dearest that they where so happy for this beautiful couple & there was a few cracks from the mother of the bride & groom for them to hurry up & start getting that baby making underway which as you could imagine made this blushing bride blush a little harder. 

For their photo section we had plenty of time, long enough in fact to take a much deserved lunch break for the bridal party & their high heal wearing feet. This also gave the newly wed couple time to let everything that just happened sink & appreciate this precious moment in time.

I have to admit what we did next was by far one of my favourite video moments of my career so far, getting to do the mannequin challenge in their beautiful room, Jessica & I had ideas of what we should do for this great new video faze that had come out & after talking it through with the others we put our ideas into action. I’ve added the video below I hope you like our little viral sensation.

Reception starts & the formality's kick in, food comes out and the speeches begin some amazingly funny, meaningful yet sweet words from their closest friends & family. To the point where a beautiful first dance by the newlyweds, the perfect way to kick start a night full of dancing & celebration for the wonderful couples love, starting of their first night at Mr & Mrs Eskinja.

I hope you liked my little blog of Marko & Jessica's Wedding, stay tuned for there video which will be up soon.

Jessica McGuiness