Garden Elopement Wedding

Garden Elopement Wedding

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Garden Elopement wedding, the Ceremony
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Serendipitous encounter

Jamie and Marnie’s love story began in a serendipitous encounter at a bar. Far away from their homelands in England and Australia.

Chance meeting

What started as a chance meeting blossomed into a beautiful journey. Marked by a unique tradition that would bind them together in celebration.

Garden Elopement Wedding

Passion for wine

Their shared passion for wine formed a remarkable idea – collecting a bottle of wine for each milestone year in their lives together.

This collection would become a tangible symbol of their journey. Filled with the richness of experiences, laughter, and love.

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Garden Elopement wedding, wedding ideas & Tips

Deciding to take their commitment to the next level, Jamie and Marnie chose a Garden Elopement Wedding of a private residence.

With the sun casting a warm glow, they exchanged vows, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the gardens.

The intimate ceremony had Jamie’s dad and Marnie’s mum as witnesses.

Garden Elopement wedding Ceremony
Garden Elopement wedding photos

No. 1 guest

Adding a touch of sweetness to their union was their one-year-old son, who played the endearing role of No. 1 guest. The little one brought joy to the celebration, making the day even more memorable.

Champagne celebration after the Ceremony

The elopement plan was carefully crafted

Marrying on one day and, in a surprise twist, announcing their elopement during their son’s first birthday party the following day. The element of surprise added a magical touch to the celebrations.

Garden Elopement Wedding

As they celebrated their love, they enjoyed the journey through each bottle of wine, toasting to the years that lay ahead. The wines were uncorked in chronological order, creating a unique timeline of their relationship.

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Photos by Glenn Alderson, Celebrant : Deborah Lilley & Videography by Scarlet Studios

The Sunday Mail, Wedding Feature in Lifestyle | Elopement on Kangaroo Island

The Sunday Mail, Wedding Feature in Lifestyle | Elopement on Kangaroo Island

Sunday Mail Wedding feature - Elopements
The Sunday Mail Wedding Newspaper Feature, Kangaroo Elopement Weddings

The Sunday Mail Wedding feature

Love Takes Center Stage with an Elopement on Kangaroo Island:

Christie Sym and Gavin Perry’s Elopement Wedding

In a celebration of love that transcended city limits, Christie Sym and Gavin Perry exchanged vows in a dreamy ceremony at Wildside Ocean Retreat, Mouth Flat Beach, Kangaroo Island. The Sunday Mail is thrilled to bring you the enchanting details of this intimate affair that unfolded against the backdrop of the island’s breathtaking landscapes.

A Seaside Proposal to Remember

Gavin Perry’s proposal to Christie Sym was nothing short of magical. The couple, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, found themselves in Old Bar, a charming beachside town on the mid-north coast of NSW. Staying at the quirky Boogie Woogie Beach House, the couple experienced an unexpected serenade during dinner. seizing the opportunity, Gavin enlisted the help of the musicians to make a heartfelt announcement, leading to a surprise proposal that left Christie in tears of joy.

Elopement on Kangaroo Island

Having fallen in love with Kangaroo Island during a prior trip from Byron Bay, the couple decided to make it the destination for their nuptials. With the blessing of their parents, they exchanged vows overlooking the ocean waves in a ceremony that embodied intimacy and romance.

Overcoming Challenges for a Magical Day

For Gavin Perry, the wedding day held special significance. Having endured a brain injury from a car accident at age 17, Gavin never envisioned his own wedding day. Yet, against the odds, he and Christie celebrated their love in a heartfelt ceremony that showcased resilience and the power of love.

Barefoot Bliss and Wild Bouquets

Christie, 39, radiated beauty in a full-length lace dress as she chose to say “I do” barefoot. Her bouquet, a stunning blend of wild native flowers and locally sourced blooms, added a touch of natural elegance to the affair.

Capturing Moments by the Waves

The newlyweds, captured in spectacular photos by the ocean, embraced the scenic beauty of Kangaroo Island. Holding each other against the backdrop of sand and waves, Christie and Gavin created timeless memories of their special day.

Families United

Christie, the daughter of Peter and Marilyn Sym of Collarcy Plateau, Sydney, joined hands in marriage with Gavin, the son of Brian and Helen Perry of New Brighton, New South Wales. Their union marked the joining of two families, creating a bond that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.

In a celebration that showcased the triumph of love over adversity, Christie Sym and Gavin Perry’s wedding on Kangaroo Island will forever be etched in their hearts and the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to witness their beautiful union. The Sunday Mail wishes the newlyweds a lifetime of love, happiness, and continued enchantment.

KISS TEAM // Celebrant Deb & Photographer Glenn

Venue // www.WildSideOceanRetreat.com.au

 

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Sunday Mail 

Adelaide | South Australia

 

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Christie and Gavin, Kangaroo Island Elopement

Christie and Gavin, Kangaroo Island Elopement

Christie and Gavin

Kangaroo Island Real Wedding Elopement 

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Kangaroo Island, with its breathtaking natural beauty and serene landscapes

The perfect backdrop for couples seeking an intimate and meaningful wedding experience. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey to witness the love story of Christie and Gavin, a couple who chose simplicity and authenticity for their special day. Deb, their celebrant, shares her insights and the beautiful adaptation of a heartfelt poem that encapsulated their deep love.

 

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Wild Side Ocean Retreat

The Couple’s Vision: Simple and Meaningful

Christie and Gavin knew from the start that their wedding should reflect their genuine love for each other without unnecessary extravagance. They didn’t want to follow traditional norms but instead desired a ceremony that held deep meaning for them.

Deb, their wise celebrant, understood this vision perfectly. She believed that love should be at the forefront of the ceremony, and anything that didn’t resonate with the couple’s feelings had no place in their special day. As Deb puts it, “Christie and Gavin’s ceremony was very simple as they didn’t want unnecessary fluff that didn’t mean anything to them.”

 

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Kangaroo Island Elopement real wedding

 

The Poem That Spoke Their Hearts

The poem Christie chose, an adaptation of “A Reminder for the One I Love” by Rachyl Taylor, beautifully captured the essence of Christie and Gavin’s love story. By altering some words to make it contextually relevant, Deb ensured that every word spoken during the ceremony held deep significance for the couple.

 

The Adapted Poem: A Love So True

“We say ‘I love you’ just about every day,

Sometimes the words are whispered as we fall asleep at night; sometimes they’re sung up the stairs or accompanied by a quick kiss as we are in the middle of something.

The words are always there, but sometimes we forget to think about how much they really mean.

Every time you hear each other say those three little words,

I want you to remember that they’re coming from the bottom of their heart.

I want you to remember that they love you for everything you are, and for everything they are with you.

I want you to remember that you’re the best person they have ever known, and they feel so lucky to have you in their life.

I want you to remember that true love is forever, and there is no love truer than the love you feel for each other.

I want you to remember that you’re the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to each other, your happy ending, your dream come true, your friend, and your love all wrapped up in one.”

Deborah Lilley CMC

Christie and Gavin’s KISS Celebrant

Kangaroo Island Wedding Scenic Beauty

A Word from Our Photographer Glenn: Capturing Moments of Love and Authenticity

In the world of weddings, where emotions run high and love takes center stage, the role of a photographer is to freeze those moments in time, allowing them to be cherished forever. For Christie and Gavin’s Kangaroo Island wedding, it was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be their chosen photographer.

As a photographer, I’ve been fortunate to witness countless love stories, each one unique and special in its own way. Yet, Christie and Gavin’s wedding was something truly extraordinary. Their commitment to keeping things simple and authentic resonated deeply with me, and it made my job even more enjoyable.

 

Embracing the Authenticity of Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island provided the most picturesque setting for this special day. Its unspoiled landscapes & pristine beaches, offered a captivating backdrop for capturing the couple’s genuine love and connection.

From the moment I arrived, I could sense the intimacy and warmth that Christie and Gavin had cultivated. It was evident in the smiles they exchanged, the tender moments they shared, and the way they looked into each other’s eyes. It’s these unscripted, unposed moments that I live for as a photographer.

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Wedding Rings Exchange Ceremony

While traditional wedding photography has its place, there’s something truly magical about candid shots that reveal the raw, unfiltered emotions of the day. For Christie and Gavin, I made it a point to capture these moments—the stolen glances, the heartfelt laughter, and the tearful exchanges between them and their loved ones.

As Deb, beautifully put it, “true love is forever.” My goal was to ensure that every photograph I took would serve as a lasting testament to this eternal love, not just for Christie and Gavin but for all those who were fortunate enough to witness their special day.

A Timeless Collection of Memories

In curating the collection of photographs from this Kangaroo Island wedding, my aim was to create a visual story that would transport anyone who views it back to that day, allowing them to relive the love and authenticity that filled the air. Whether it’s the gentle sea breeze ruffling Christie’s veil or the golden hues of the sunset behind the newlyweds, each image is a testament to the beauty of this special day.

 

Wild Side Ocean Retreat, Kangaroo Island

Wild Side Ocean Retreat

Off the beaten track at Kangaroo Island’s eastern end, Wild Side Ocean Retreat accommodation is an amazing holiday destination that is perched high on the dunes overlooking Mouth Flat Beach and the entrance to Willson River.

The eco-friendly holiday accommodation is the ultimate retreat; a place of natural beauty, indulgence, and solitude, with nothing but ocean between you and Antarctica. Switch off from civilisation, watch mother nature put on a show, and enjoy the comforts of this one-of-a-kind house. We promise an unforgettable KI stay.

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Peta and Lee’s Forest Wedding in a Tiny House

Peta and Lee’s Forest Wedding in a Tiny House

Peta and Lee

Kuitpo Forest Elopement

 

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A Dream Elopement at CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Kuitpo Forest

Sometimes, a perfect elopement only requires your beloved partner and the cozy embrace of CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, nestled deep within Kuitpo Forest. Peta and Lee recognized the enchantment of this simplicity and chose this tranquil and picturesque location for their intimate wedding ceremony.

 

CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest

The Perfect Venue:

CABN’s ‘NALA’ Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, with its rustic charm and inviting ambiance, was not just a venue but a distinctive and charming haven for Peta and Lee. This unique accommodation added a touch of magic to their special day, creating an unforgettable experience.

CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest

The CABN “NALA” Tiny House Bed & Breakfast:

With its rustic charm and inviting ambiance, was not just a venue but a distinctive and charming haven for Peta and Lee. This unique accommodation added a touch of magic to their special day, creating an unforgettable experience.

CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest

The Ceremony:

The afternoon commenced as Peta, Lee, our KISS celebrant Deb, and two witnesses ventured through the forest to a scenic spot. The two witnesses were our photographer Glenn and his dad, Paul, as the second witness.

The ceremony itself was simple yet deeply heartfelt. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Kuitpo Forest, Peta and Lee exchanged vows, promising eternal love and devotion to each other. It felt as if the forest itself bore witness to their union, echoing their commitment with rustling leaves and the songs of the birds.

CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest
CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast, elopement wedding at Kuitpo Forest

Celebrating with a Toast:

Following the formalities, it was time for celebration. Lee uncorked a bottle of champagne, and everyone raised their glasses in a toast to the couple’s future together.

Peta and Lee’s elopement at CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast within Kuitpo Forest showcased the power of love and the enchantment of nature. Their special day was a testament to the idea that love is the key ingredient in any celebration, and when you have that, everything falls beautifully into place.

 

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Blow Hole Beach Elopement Celebrant Photography KISS Package

Blow Hole Beach Elopement Celebrant Photography KISS Package

Blow Hole Beach Elopement

Blow Hole Beach Elopements

This is a hidden gem located in the Deep Creek Conservation Park in South Australia. This stunning beach boasts crystal clear waters, pristine white sand, and an incredible natural blowhole, making it a perfect destination for a secluded and intimate elopement.

At Blow Hole Beach, you can tie the knot with the ocean as your backdrop and the sound of waves crashing against the shore as your music. And with the KISS PACKAGE, you can make your elopement dreams a reality without breaking the bank.

The KISS PACKAGE includes everything you need for a simple yet beautiful elopement ceremony. It comes with a professional celebrant who will work with you to create a personalized ceremony that reflects your love story and values. You’ll also get a professional photographer who will capture your special day and provide you with a stunning collection of images to cherish for a lifetime.

One of the best things about Blow Hole Beach is that it is only accessible via 4WD. This means that you can have a private and intimate ceremony without any interruptions from other beachgoers. The KISS PACKAGE also includes 4WD access to the 2nd carpark, making it easy to get to the beach and set up for your ceremony.

At Blow Hole Beach, you can exchange vows with the sound of the waves and the gentle sea breeze as your witness. You can stroll along the beach hand in hand, take a dip in the crystal clear waters, or simply sit and enjoy the stunning views. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to have a magical and unforgettable experience.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a stunning and secluded location for your elopement, Blow Hole Beach is the perfect choice. And with the KISS PACKAGE, you can have a beautiful and intimate ceremony without any stress or hassle. So why wait? Contact us today to start planning your dream elopement at Blow Hole Beach.

Nicola & Craig

blow hole beach – deep creek, South Australia 

 

Congratulations to Nicola and Craig on their beautiful elopement at Blow Hole Beach in Deep Creek, South Australia! The couple exchanged their vows on this secluded and pristine beach, surrounded by stunning ocean views and the natural blowhole. Nicola and Craig were joined by their two daughters and parents for an intimate and unforgettable ceremony.

The couple stayed locally at a cozy bed & breakfast, adding to the romantic and intimate feel of their elopement. With the help of our Celebrant and Photography packages, Nicola and Craig were able to plan a personalized ceremony that perfectly captured their love and commitment to each other.

We feel honoured to have been a part of this special day, and we wish Nicola and Craig a lifetime of love and happiness. Thank you for choosing Blow Hole Beach as your elopement destination and for allowing us to be a part of your beautiful love story.

 

 
 

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Port Willunga Elopement & Micro Beach Wedding

Port Willunga Elopement & Micro Beach Wedding

Port Willunga Elopement Wedding South Australia

Port Willunga Beach Elopements

Port Willunga Beach is a truly romantic and picturesque destination for elopements. With its stunning, wide expanse of white sand, crystal clear waters, and rocky cliffs, it is a breathtaking location for couples looking for a private and intimate wedding. The beach offers an idyllic and serene backdrop that is perfect for exchanging vows, and its peaceful surroundings create a tranquil and calming atmosphere.

The beach’s location in the south of Adelaide, Australia, adds to its charm and appeal, with nearby attractions such as the Star of Greece restaurant providing a perfect setting for a romantic meal. Whether you want to get married at sunrise or sunset, Port Willunga Beach offers some of the most spectacular views in the area. The area is also home to many vineyards, which can provide a beautiful and unique wedding reception.

Overall, Port Willunga Beach is an ideal elopement destination for couples who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and celebrate their love in a serene and breathtaking location. With its picturesque scenery and tranquil atmosphere, it is a truly romantic place to say “I do”.

If you’re planning an intimate wedding, consider the elopement and micro-wedding packages available at Port Willunga Beach. These packages are perfect for couples who want a simple and stress-free wedding, without compromising on style or quality.

The packages come with the services of a celebrant and a photographer, ensuring that your special day is captured beautifully. The celebrant will work with you to create a personalised ceremony that reflects your love story and your values. The photographer will capture every precious moment of your wedding, creating memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

In addition to the celebrant and photographer, the packages also include options for ceremony styling. Whether you want a minimalist setup or a more elaborate one, you can customise the styling to suit your taste and preferences. The styling options range from a simple arch or arbour to more intricate setups with flowers, drapes, and other decorative elements.

If you’re looking for an affordable and hassle-free wedding, the KISS PACKAGE is perfect for you. This package includes everything you need for a beautiful wedding, including the celebrant, photographer, and ceremony styling. With the KISS PACKAGE, you can simply show up at the beach and enjoy your special day, without worrying about the details.

In conclusion, Port Willunga Beach is a magical location for an elopement or micro wedding. With its stunning scenery, warm weather, and pristine beaches, it’s the perfect place to start your journey as a married couple. Consider the elopement and micro wedding packages available at Port Willunga Beach, and make your special day a truly unforgettable one.

Tony & Lyn

Pt Willunga, South Australia 

 

 Lyn and Tony dreamed of a simple yet beautiful wedding. They wanted to exchange their vows in an intimate space surrounded by nature on the beach. So, they decided to elope, surprising their family and friends. The couple chose Port Willunga Beach as their wedding venue, and it was absolutely stunning.

As the couple’s photographer, Glenn had the honour of witnessing their love story unfold. Before the ceremony, we captured some breathtaking photos of the couple on the beach. Lyn and Tony looked so in love and happy, and the photos truly captured their essence.

The ceremony was officiated by Amy Harrison, who did a fantastic job of making the couple feel at ease. It was just the couple, Glenn as the photographer & witness, and Glenn’s dad as the second witness. It was such an intimate and beautiful moment.

After the ceremony, Lyn and Tony walked up to the Star of Greece restaurant, which was located on top of the cliff. It was a stunning venue, with breathtaking views of the beach and the ocean. The couple had a delicious lunch, and it was a truly unforgettable experience.

Overall, Lyn and Tony’s elopement was a beautiful and surprising event that truly captured their love for each other. It was an honour to be a part of their special day, and I wish them all the happiness in the world. Congratulations, Lyn and Tony!

 
 
 

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