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.Read More
Canberra Wedding Vide
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.Read More
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.
This comic book love is like no other. Being apart of their day was a great expirence , we actually had the opportunity to get to know Luke & Carly before there wedding day, as we did there engagement photo shoot, We got along really well the banter started flowing so I knew we where going to have a great day being a part of their wedding day.
Heading to the boys place in the morning was no different, as we walked in the door the jokes where flowing and laughter a plenty especially as they rehearsed the rap that Carly had prepared for their entry to reception. Once Luke had his suit on, we headed over to shoot the final moments of the girls getting ready.
Carly's dress looked exquisite on her, starting from the hand sewn lace bodice,she accentuated her look with a lavish perl necklace, earrings and bracelet to match her dreamy look. With her hair done up, and the purple bouquet of flowers resting against her side, Carly was ready to finally take that next step forward.
Collaborating with the purple bouquet, Carly tied her theme well with her two out of three brides maids wearing a lavender long gown, and the other wearing a darker purple.
The ceremony was held at the National Botanical Gardens. This beautiful place is home to an array of native plants from all over Australia, and makes such a humbling place for a ceremony. I always love it when the bride and groom write their own vows, it's a sense of putting everything you have out their in the open for everyone to see. Luke & Carly didn't disappoint, from their explanations of loving each other more than Doctor who, to gathering each other more than cake. Apart from the beautiful yet comedic notions, It's such an enriching moment when both people start to get the hint of tears in their eyes.
We went to an array of locations when shooting the photo section. While getting to know Luke & Carly plus their bridal crew, it became clear that this group of fun loving individuals, were in for a day full of adventures, laughs, and inside jokes.
After trekking through the gardens The next location was the Rydges Capital Hill Canberra. Putting you in the heart of Australia’s thriving capital for the reception. We love hearing all the speeches from friends and family, Carly also did half of her speech in Japanese as she spent a few years over there and her host family had come to Australia for her wedding which you could tell meant alot.
When looking at the first dance, a lot of people think that its nothing more than just a tradition. This was anything but that, with this couple, as Resolution by Matt Corby play, Luke held onto Carly for dear life. The lighting was perfect as the ambience created a more toned down and intimate setting perfectly needed.
Please take a few minutes to watch their story on the video and view the images that we feel tell the story the best. Please feel free to share and leave a comment.