Getting Married? Why not Elope in your own town? Why not!
It was such a pleasure to be asked to be the wedding celebrant for one of my high school buddies. What a hoot!! What was even more fun was the couple wanted to elope.
Now many couples head to some exotic location to elope, but my friends already lived an exotic location. So they eloped right here on the Sunshine Coast!! Such a great idea, just the two of them and a night out on the town !
It was a beautiful, simple and romantic wedding elopement too, with just his son and her daughter as their witnesses. I love performing such personalised weddings, whether large, or small like this one.
Eloping is not for everyone, but it is often contemplated by couples in an effort to keep the costs down. It suited my friends perfectly and theirs was a very private, very special occasion – just for them and exactly as they wanted it.
Of course the groom had some tears, even though, like most of my grooms, he said he wouldn’t!!
Unfortunately the weather on the Sunshine Coast in February is not always conducive for a beach wedding, as is so often the case from October onwards, so the ceremony had to be moved inside. Like I always say – have a back-up plan.
I was so happy for them that the wind died down just on sunset so they were able to head down to the beach for some stunning photos over the water which later became a great keepsake. Another keepsake I give all my couples is a copy of their vows. It might seem like a small thing, but on the day there are so many emotions running, couples never remember what was said. It’s just a nice little extra touch.
If you are interested in eloping to Caloundra then contact me for all the information we have some complete packages available that can be added to.
Photos courtesy of Jason Cosgrove Photography.