The stress and planning of a wedding with 50+ people can be a nerve racking experience and not suited to all couples. There's a huge shift towards spending less emotional energy and money on a huge wedding ceremony and reception, instead some couples are chosing to have an Elopement Ceremony. This is an alternative for those who wish to have an intimate wedding ceremony and choose to spend their cash on a house deposit or an extended honeymoon traversing the globe. I've teamed up with Hitched in Paradise who help create romantic, fun and awesome Elopement Packages - from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay. Soak up the luxury, lie in the sun on the beach for a week and then we will find a secluded space to perform your Legal Wedding Ceremony! It can just be the 2 of you or a small gathering of your VIP's.
There's not one single rhyme or reason as to why some couple's choose to have an Elopement. Maybe you have a 'colourful' family history and do not wish for this to cloud your marriage experience. There may be a calling to get married on a beach in Byron Bay or Bali and it's not possible for your guests and relatives to attend. Maybe the idea is just really freaking appealing and it floats your Love Boat!!
The same legal obligations exist within the Elopement ceremony, it's just a more intimate experience in your Land of Love. We only require a minimum of 2 witnesses, a Bride and Groom and myself! Quite often we will utilise the photogapher as a witness and or another body if needs be.