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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Why You Don’t Need to Give a Speech at Your Wedding

Why You Don’t Need to Give a Speech at Your Wedding

Your wedding day is a celebration of a beautiful journey together. Traditionally, weddings involve a series of rituals, ceremonies, and, of course, speeches. However, in this modern era where couples are rewriting the rules and making their own traditions, the idea of giving a speech at your wedding is no longer a mandatory requirement.

Here’s why saying “No” to a wedding speech might be the right choice for you.

Authenticity Over Formality:

Weddings often come with a set of expectations, and giving a speech has become one of those expected traditions. However, not everyone feels comfortable expressing their emotions in front of a crowd. Insisting on a wedding speech just for the sake of tradition can lead to a lack of authenticity. Your wedding day is about you and your partner, and the focus should be on celebrating your love in a way that feels genuine to both of you.

Stress-Free Celebrations:

Planning a wedding can be a stressful experience, and the pressure to deliver a perfect speech on top of everything else can be overwhelming. By choosing not to give a speech, you can alleviate unnecessary stress and focus on enjoying the moment. Your wedding day should be a joyful celebration, not a nerve-wracking performance.

Personalize Your Celebration:

Every couple is unique, and so is their love story. Instead of conforming to traditional norms, take this opportunity to personalize your wedding celebration. Whether it’s through personalized vows exchanged privately or a heartfelt letter to your partner, there are countless ways to express your love without adhering to the conventional wedding speech.

Focus on the Moment:

The whirlwind of emotions on your wedding day can make it challenging to deliver a speech with the clarity and composure it deserves. By choosing not to give a speech, you free yourself from the expectation of performing on command. This allows you to be fully present in the moment, savouring the love and joy surrounding you without the pressure of public speaking.

While wedding speeches have long been a cherished tradition, it’s important to recognize that not every couple feels compelled to participate. Your wedding day is a celebration of love, and how you choose to express that love is entirely up to you. Whether you decide to forgo the speech or opt for an alternative way of sharing your feelings, what matters most is that your celebration reflects the authenticity of your relationship.

Say “No” to tradition if it doesn’t resonate with you, and embrace the freedom to create a wedding day that is uniquely yours.

 

The Rise of Wedding Content Creators

As weddings take on new forms, from elopements to micro weddings, a trend is emerging that adds a unique and positive dimension to these intimate celebrations—the presence of wedding content creators. Beyond the conventional roles of planners, photographers, and...

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Navigating Wedding Anxiety Together

Navigating Wedding Anxiety Together

Planning your wedding should be a joyful experience, but it’s common to encounter wedding anxiety along the way. Whether you’re envisioning a grand traditional ceremony, an intimate elopement, or a cozy micro wedding, this blog offers valuable insights to help you and your partner navigate the emotional ups and downs. From open communication and setting realistic expectations to prioritizing self-care and seeking professional help when necessary, these strategies will ensure that wedding anxiety doesn’t overshadow the excitement of starting your lifelong journey together.

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

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

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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.

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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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Bed & Breakfast Weddings: Top Tips, Do’s & Don’ts

Bed & Breakfast Weddings: Top Tips, Do’s & Don’ts

Kangaroo Island Bed & Breakfast Wedding
Wild Side Retreat, Kangaroo Island
Wild Side Retreat, Kangaroo Island
Bed & Breakfast Weddings

When it comes to choosing a bed and breakfast (B&B) as your wedding venue, you’re making a great choice for an intimate and picturesque setting. Ensuring that your wedding day goes off without a hitch and receives the attention it deserves is essential. To assist you we have curated a guide, filled with insights, do’s and don’ts, and an introduction to our KISS PACKAGE Micro Weddings & Elopements. Whether you are contemplating our KISS Bed & Breakfast-approved venue or considering other options, this guide will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration needed to plan your perfect B&B wedding.

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Top 10 Tips for Booking a Bed & Breakfast for Your Wedding:

1. Early Planning:

To secure your desired wedding date, it is important to start your wedding preparations well in advance. Early planning ensures that you have the flexibility to choose from the best available options and reduces the chances of scheduling conflicts.

2. On-Site Visit:

While scheduling a personal visit to the bed and breakfast to assess if it’s ideal for you, please note that bed and breakfasts may not always accommodate visits. Most likely not possible, due to high demand in bookings or remote management. It’s advisable to inquire about visitation policies when making your initial inquiries.  

3. Intimate Guest List:

One of the advantages of a bed and breakfast wedding is the opportunity for an intimate gathering. These venues are tailor-made for smaller, close-knit weddings. Elopements, in particular, align perfectly with this style. However, if you plan to invite a larger group, we have alternative solutions to accommodate your needs.

4. Accommodation Check:

It’s essential to verify that the bed and breakfast can comfortably accommodate your guests, especially if they plan to stay on-site. Or explore nearby accommodation options as many popular locations offer a variety of choices to cater to your guests’ preferences.

5. Policy Review:

Familiarize yourself with the bed and breakfast’s policies concerning catering, decorations, and event duration. Clear communication and adherence to these policies are key to a smooth and enjoyable wedding day. Keep your guests and wedding suppliers informed about these policies to ensure a harmonious celebration.

6. Outdoor Options:

Weather permitting, consider utilizing outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony. Look for locations with beautiful settings or charming gardens that can serve as a picturesque backdrop for your special day. Outdoor ceremonies can add a touch of natural beauty to your wedding.

7. Local Vendor Support:

Supporting local vendors for catering, flowers, hair & makeup is not only a great way to enhance your bed and breakfast wedding experience but also an opportunity to contribute to the local community. Research and collaborate with local businesses to make your wedding uniquely memorable.

8. Transportation Arrangements:

Organize transportation for your guests, especially if your chosen B&B is in a remote location. This ensures that your guests can comfortably reach the venue and return safely, contributing to a worry-free celebration.

9. Backup Plan:

Being prepared for unexpected weather or unforeseen circumstances is crucial. Many bed and breakfasts offer beautifully decorated indoor spaces that are perfect for intimate weddings, serving as an ideal backup option if the weather doesn’t cooperate or other unexpected challenges arise.

10. Styling:

Given that B&Bs are typically styled with charming interiors, consider incorporating this existing beauty into your wedding styling. Alternatively, opt for a simpler decor scheme that complements the venue’s ambiance. Our skilled stylist at KISS PACKAGE can assist in bringing your vision to life, whether it’s enhancing the existing charm or creating a bespoke atmosphere.

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

Do’s and Dont’s:

Embrace Intimacy:

Bed and breakfasts are uniquely suited for smaller, intimate weddings that prioritize close relationships and personal connections.

Respect the Property:

It’s essential to treat the bed and breakfast and its surroundings with care, showing respect to both the property itself and its neighboring community.

Clear Communication:

Maintain open and transparent communication with the B&B owner to ensure a seamless and enjoyable wedding experience for all parties involved.

Avoid Overcrowding:

Adhere to the bed and breakfast’s capacity limits to ensure the comfort of all guests and the overall success of your event.

Underestimate Planning:

Even for smaller weddings, comprehensive planning is indispensable. Enlisting our KISS services can alleviate stress and ensure a well-organized event.

Disrupt the Peace:

Keep in mind that bed and breakfasts often have nearby neighbors. Therefore, it’s crucial to avoid late-night noise disturbances and maintain a respectful atmosphere throughout the celebration.

 

 

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Kangaroo Island Elopement couple

Why Choose Our KISS PACKAGE Micro Weddings & Elopements:

Our KISS PACKAGE is thoughtfully designed to cater specifically to bed and breakfast weddings and elopements, offering a range of unique advantages:

Tailored for Intimacy:

Our packages are meticulously crafted for small wedding parties, ensuring an intimate and personalized experience that celebrates the close connections between you and your loved ones.

Effortless Planning:

We take care of all the logistical details, guaranteeing a seamless and stress-free wedding day, allowing you to focus on creating lasting memories.

Stunning Venues:

Our KISS Bed & Breakfast-approved venues provide enchanting and picturesque settings that are the perfect backdrop for your celebration. These venues are carefully selected to enhance the charm and intimacy of your special day.

Privacy and Tranquility:

Elopements, a highlight of our packages, are exceptionally well-suited for bed and breakfast weddings. They enable you to bask in the serenity of the venue without disrupting nearby neighbors, ensuring an undisturbed and tranquil celebration.

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We have the most amazing elopement package on the island, the photos don’t do it justice! You can click on the link below for full details. The true Destination Wedding to Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

 

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

“CABN Off-Grid Kuitpo Forest”

Nestled amongst the iconic and cherished pines of Kuitpo Forest, less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, are three delightful CABN’s.

Kuitpo Forest truly allows you to choose your own adventure. Enjoy numerous walking and biking trails, explore nearby wineries or try some forest bathing. Known in Japan as shinrin yoku, the simple method of being calm and quiet amongst trees, observing the nature around you while breathing deeply helps de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way.

Additional Recommendations:

If our list of KISS Bed & Breakfasts doesn’t perfectly align with your vision, consider these additional recommendations:

Rural Retreats:

For those seeking a more remote location with the option for late-night festivities, explore bed and breakfasts in rural areas. These settings can provide a unique backdrop for your wedding and offer the flexibility for nighttime celebrations.

Permission Matters:

If you plan to host late-night parties or events, ensure that you have the owner’s permission, especially in rural or secluded locations. Respecting the rules and guidelines of the venue is essential to maintaining a harmonious relationship with the property and its neighbors.

In conclusion,

Planning a bed and breakfast wedding offers a unique charm and intimacy that few other venues can match. By following our comprehensive tips and guidelines, exploring our KISS PACKAGE, and consistently respecting the property and its neighbors, you’ll create a memorable and harmonious celebration for your dream bed and breakfast wedding. Your special day awaits, filled with warmth, beauty, and cherished moments.

Christie and Gavin, Kangaroo Island Elopement

Christie and Gavin, Kangaroo Island Elopement

Christie and Gavin

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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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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

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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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