Monday 15 April 2024

Highschool Sweethearts wed at Redland Bay Golf Club

Ella and Joseph first met in high school.
Ella plucked up the courage to send Joseph a message during the school holidays, and from that moment on, they hit it off and chatted back and forth easily.
When the school term started, they walked home from school together, and they looked forward to that daily time spent together.
Fast forward seven years, and the couple celebrated their marriage in front of family and friends at Redland Bay Golf Club.

Ella looked like a fairy tale princess in a strapless, shimmery gown, with a blush underlay. Her long veil reached the ground and sat atop the train of her beautiful dress. Joseph was handsome (but very warm!) in a grey, three piece suit.
Joseph and Ella put a lot of thought into the vows they made to each other - and I was glad that videographers were present to capture this moment for the couple.
After predicted rain for their wedding day, the skies could not havce been bluer, and even though the Plan B location on the deck at the Golf Club is lovely, the couple were thrilled to see the sun as they prepared for the day.
Photographer & Videographer: Hawthorne Creative


Friday 12 April 2024

Wedding at Port Office Hotel, Brisbane

Bec and Tom first met when Bec was babysitting Best Man Ben’s children. Ben thought that Bec and Tom would get along, so he introduced them to each other.

When they first met, Tom noticed that Bec was pretty and she had an easy sense of humour.
Bec noticed that she and Tom just clicked straight away.
They met up a few times when Tom worked in Brisbane and Bec spent a few weekends visiting Tom at his home town. And then they decided they had nothing to lose and took a leap of faith to just dive into life together.
Tom wrote a fabulous rhyming poem to propose to Bec, and she excitedly accepted. They set about planning their wedding day.
Bec and Tom decided on an intimate ceremony, with an emphasis on family and close friends. They contacted the team at Elope Brisbane to organise all the details for them.
Rain was forecast for their wedding day, so Bec and Tom went with their Plan B ceremony location. The staff at the Port Office Hotel, where the reception was to be held, offered an adjoining function room for an indoor ceremony. The team at Miss Weddings set up the hexagonal arbour against the mirrored wall.
Bec walked down the aisle on the arm of her dad to "If you love her" by Forest Blakk. She was gorgeous in a white, satin off the shoulder frock, with her brunette hair curled and held back on one side with a diamonte clip. Tom wore a sharp suit with a white rose boutonniere, as did the groomsmen. The bridesmaids wore caramel coloured silky dresses.
The ceremony was light, with a little humour, telling the story of the couple. The guests were delighted to hear Tom's proposal poem included in the ceremony.

After the ceremony and some family snaps, the couple were able to make the most of a break in the weather for some memory making photos around the City Botanic Gardens.
Bec wrote, "Cheryl was incredibly lovely and very helpful. She guided us through all our questions and answered them promptly. She reassured us that everything was in order and left our minds at ease. We are truly grateful for the beautiful ceremony she provided us. We woudn't of had it any other way."

Saturday 6 April 2024

Micro Wedding at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha

With Temisi's family overseas, Verna and Temisi decided on a micro wedding at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha, with just Verna's immediate family present. They asked the team at Elope Brisbane to capture the day with both still photos and videography, in order to share the memories with friends and family near and far.

On a day forecast to rain, we were fortunate to have clear skies for the ceremony. Verna looked just lovely wearing a white veil atop her curled, glossy hair, with a strapless satin white dress which featured a cheeky split at the leg. Temisi was casually elegant in a fitted navy suit with a white shirt.
The couple exchanged their vows at the leafy Palm Tree Lawn at the Gardens, then captured some family snaps around the gardens before heading out to a celebratory lunch.
Verna wrote, "Thank you so much, Cheryl. You are a true professional and kept the vibe down to earth. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and pronounce our names correctly, we are so appreciative. We would highly recommend Cheryl as your celebrant - it's the little things that count and Cheryl's keen eye for detail helped nail our special day. Thank you."
Congratulations to the gorgeous couple.

Thursday 21 March 2024

Elope Brisbane - Love Adventure

 Lucinda and Anthony travelled from interstate with just their children for a family focused, low key, wedding experience. They asked the team at Elope Brisbane to create a Love Adventure to meet their vision.

Lucinda and the couple's daughters were glammed up by Hollywood Brides. The family were then picked up from their accommodation by Steve from Kandid Kombi and were transported to Kangaroo Point cliffs for a photo shoot with Romana Saeheng Photography and Graphic Design.

Lucinda wore a gorgeous white lace gown with a sexy sheer panel at the hip. Anthony and the boys wore forest green jackets with white shirts and chinos. The older girls wore slinky champagne coloured dresses, and the little girls wore pale pink party frocks.
Unfortunately, the raindrops thwarted plans for a ceremony by the river, so a quick switch to indoor plan B was in order. The couple were wed in a sweet, light ceremony, which we had crafted together via distance. The flower girls loved their role as professional petal scatterers and ensured all the wedding photos were full of colour.

Candles were lit for a catered, private dinner set up at Sure Thing Collective & Wedding Venue by CuppaMakeCake.
Lucinda and Anthony wrote these words of recommendation,
"Cheryl was so friendly and easy to engage with, even with our busy schedules, and communication from afar.
On our day, Cheryl was easy to redirect to our wet weather plan, and integrated perfectly with our small group, complimenting the feeling of being surrounded by family 🙂
From start to finish, we felt Cheryl's warmth, and kindness through her softly spoken words, smiles, and encouragement of laughter.
Thank you, Cheryl, for being a part of our day, and being so efficient with the legals as well."
This wedding day was memorable, enjoyable, special, and above all - hassle free. I think we'll be seeing lots more couples take this option up.
Coordination: Elope Brisbane - Love Adventure package
Transport: Kandid Kombi
Hair and Makeup: Hollywood Brides
Catering: CuppaMakeCake

Monday 18 March 2024

Wedding at Redland Bay Golf Club


Wedding at Redland Bay Golf Club
Caitlin and Rhys almost didn’t meet at all. Rhys rather spontaneously swapped his Foo Fighters ticket for a ticket to Electric Gardens festival, and Caitlin bought a ticket to the same festival at the last minute. They met by chance at the festival, then Caitlin’s friend invited Rhys out with them afterwards to go clubbing. They barely spoke that first evening they spent together, although Caitlin recalls thinking that Rhys was very quiet and that he seemed like a nice guy. Rhys thought that Caitlin was very intelligent and stunningly beautiful.
Rhys thought about Caitlin during the following week, and somehow tracked her down on Facebook. Caitlin, a little clueless at first, thought that Rhys was interested in her friend, but eventually she realised that, instead, Rhys had taken quite a liking to her.
After their first date some two weeks after first meeting, the couple were quickly inseparable, spending every free moment together. They embarked on a whirlwind romance.
Six years and three children later, Caitlin and Rhys exchanged their marriage vows by the bay. Caitlin, usually composed, let a little teardrop fall as she told Rhys that she had received the two greatest gifts in her life - his love, and their children. Rhys's face beamed with pride as he looked at his beautiful new wife.

Sunday 10 March 2024

Renewal of Vows Ceremony


After their original wedding day at Redcliffe was disrupted by sideways rain, Tahni and Caleb were excited to take up the offer from Elope Brisbane to don their wedding clothes again for a renewal of vows ceremony and photo shoot.
The couple arrived at the new Sure Thing Collective & Wedding Venue at Capalaba, Tahni in her off the shoulder dress by Exquisite Gowns by Yvonne and Caleb in a light coloured suit.
Their renewal of vows ceremony was a rework of their original wedding ceremony, which was abridged due to the sudden downpour. The couple also had the opportunity to exchange their wedding vows in full and with the comfort of air conditioning and dry shoes.
After their ceremony, the couple travelled to the bayside at Wellington Point for a sunset photo shoot with photographer Romana Saeheng Photography and Graphic Design.
Weddings are even better done twice over!

Thursday 7 March 2024

Wedding at Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane

Wedding at Roma Street Parkland
Hayley and Jordan asked the team at Elope Brisbane to coordinate their Brisbane City wedding. They decided on the Palm Tree Court at Roma Street Parklands for the beautiful green backdrop in a central location.
The couple wrote some tender vows to each other, with Jordan stating,
“I’m so proud of the woman you’ve become. You’re compassionate, disciplined, and humble. You’re successful in your career, stronger than you give yourself credit for & more beautiful than I ever thought I deserved. Thank you for inspiring me every day. From how you always see the best in others to how you encourage me to see life in a more positive light. “
And Hayley declared, “I love that you are always thinking of our future, even if it involves monthly budget meetings. I love your ridiculous improvised songs and how deeply invested you get into reality TV. I love the passion you bring to all of your many hobbies, your courage to stand up for yourself and for us and the honourable values that you uphold. “
The light raindrops falling as Hayley arrived progressively grew bolder, and by the end of the ceremony, the couple decided to head straight to their reception venue at The Bethnal.
The ceremony ended with the song, “Just like Heaven” by The Cure, which was a unique choice.
Hayley wore a gorgeous A line dress with a square neckline by Tania Olsen Bridal and Jordan was dapper in an ivory jacket with a black bow tie and trousers.
Ceremony Location: Roma Street Parklands
Coordination: Elope Brisbane
Photographer: Nick Hargans Media
Styling: Miss Weddings
Transport: Kandid Kombi


Tuesday 5 March 2024

Wedding on Leap Year day

When Jumeaux and Sarah started planning their wedding, they knew that they wanted to do things their own way.
With both loving nature and the outdoors, they chose the natural bush setting at Mount Coot-tha for their ceremony - close to the very place where Jumeax first proposed.
They also decided that if they could pick any date for their wedding, then it should be on Leap Year Day, February 29th.
The couple imagined a quiet and authentic ceremony, with just their closest family, and of course, their chocolate lab, Kofi.
Jumeaux walked down the aisle accompanied by her mum, then Sarah follwed accompanied by her mum. They chose the instrumental piece, "Meant to be" by Two Steps from Hell as their entrance song.
The couple chose to wear comfortable cotton shirts and trousers reflecting the colours of nature.
After their intimate ceremony, the couple and their guests celebrated with lunch at the Summit cafe high atop Mount Coot-tha.