Garden Elopement Wedding

Garden Elopement Wedding

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Garden Elopement wedding, the Ceremony
Garden Elopement wedding, the first KISS

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

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.

Kangaroo Island, Wild Side Ocean Retreat

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.

Kangaroo Island Wedding Cake
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.

Kangaroo Island Elopement Packages

“Kangaroo Island – Wild side Retreat

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.

Navigating Wedding Anxiety Together

Navigating Wedding Anxiety Together

Tips for Couples Considering Elopement or Micro Weddings

Getting married is an exciting milestone in any couple’s life, but it can also bring about a fair share of anxiety and stress. From planning the perfect wedding to adjusting to the idea of spending a lifetime together, these emotions are entirely normal. The key is to face this anxiety as a team and use it as an opportunity to strengthen your bond. In this blog, we’ll explore some strategies to help you and your partner manage wedding-related anxiety, whether you’re planning a traditional wedding, eloping, or opting for a micro wedding.

Open and Honest Communication:

The foundation of any healthy relationship is communication. Make sure you and your partner create a safe space to discuss your anxieties, fears, and expectations about the wedding. Being open and honest with each other will not only reduce wedding anxiety but also build trust and understanding.

Set Realistic Expectations:

It’s easy to get caught up in the grandeur of weddings, but remember that it’s just one day in the grander scheme of your life together. Discuss your budget and priorities, and make sure your wedding plans align with your values and long-term goals. Setting realistic expectations can help ease financial stress and reduce wedding anxiety.

Consider Elopement or Micro Weddings:

If the idea of a large, traditional wedding is causing excessive stress and wedding anxiety, consider the alternatives. Elopements and micro weddings have become increasingly popular choices for couples who want an intimate, stress-free celebration. They can be more budget-friendly and less overwhelming, allowing you to focus on the essence of your commitment to each other.

Self-Care and Stress Management:

Whether you choose a traditional wedding, elopement, or micro wedding, both you and your partner should prioritize self-care to manage wedding anxiety effectively. Encourage each other to engage in activities you find relaxing and stress-reducing. A calm mind and a healthy body will help you approach wedding preparations with more clarity.

Remember the “Why”:

When wedding anxiety starts creeping in, take a step back and remind yourselves why you’re getting married in the first place. Reconnect with the love, commitment, and excitement you have for each other. Keep your focus on the bigger picture, which is building a life together, rather than obsessing over wedding details.

Pre-Marital Counseling:

Consider pre-marital counseling or therapy sessions with a qualified therapist. These professionals can help you explore any underlying fears or concerns and provide you with tools to strengthen your relationship and cope with wedding anxiety effectively.

Create a Support System:

Lean on your friends and family for support. They can offer guidance, lend a listening ear, and even help with wedding-related tasks. Surrounding yourselves with a support system can make the journey less stressful, regardless of the wedding style you choose.

Take Breaks:

It’s okay to take breaks from wedding planning. Don’t let it consume your entire life. Plan date nights or weekends where wedding talk is off-limits. This will allow you to reconnect as a couple without the pressure of wedding anxiety from planning.

Accept Imperfections:

Perfectionism can fuel wedding anxiety. Remember that not everything will go exactly as planned, and that’s okay. Embrace imperfections and cherish the unique moments that happen spontaneously during your wedding day, whether it’s an elopement on a remote mountaintop or an intimate micro wedding in your backyard.

Seek Professional Help When Needed:

If wedding anxiety becomes overwhelming and starts affecting your mental health, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor or healthcare provider for help and tips. They can provide guidance, resources, and potentially recommend therapies or medications to manage anxiety effectively.

Wedding anxiety is a common experience for couples, but it doesn’t have to overshadow the joy of your special day. By communicating openly, setting realistic expectations, and prioritizing self-care and support, you and your partner can navigate this journey together with love and resilience, whether you choose a traditional wedding, elopement, or micro wedding. Remember, your wedding is just the beginning of a beautiful adventure as a married couple, so enjoy the ride!

Crafting Intimate Celebrations: Part 2 of Micro Wedding and Elopement Tips

Crafting Intimate Celebrations: Part 2 of Micro Wedding and Elopement Tips

Photography:

 

  1. Capturing Moments: Invest in a skilled photographer who specializes in capturing intimate moments.
  2. Picture Perfect: Create a shot list of must-have photos to ensure nothing is missed.
  3. Candid Chronicles: Let your photographer capture candid moments that reflect genuine emotions.
  4. Pre-Wedding Session: Ease pre-wedding jitters with a pre-wedding photoshoot.
  5. Communication is Key: Share your photography vision and preferences with your chosen photographer.
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Food and Drinks:

 

  1. Simplicity in Sustenance: Opt for a simple yet high-quality menu that resonates with your tastes.
  2. Local Flavor: Consider food trucks or a local restaurant for a unique catering experience.
  3. Sweet Indulgences: Set up a small dessert or cake table for a touch of sweetness.
  4. Signature Sips: Create a signature cocktail that embodies your personalities.
  5. Inclusive Options: Ensure there are options for vegetarian and dietary-restriction-friendly guests.

 

Beach Elopement Weddings South Australia

Entertainment:

 

  1. Melodic Memories: Curate a playlist of your favorite songs to infuse your day with musical nostalgia.
  2. Live Serenades: Elevate the ambiance with a live acoustic musician’s enchanting performance.
  3. Playful Pursuits: Set up lawn games or other interactive activities for guests to enjoy.

 

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Guest Experience:

 

  1. Seating Serenity: Prioritize guest comfort with thoughtful seating arrangements.
  2. Gratitude in Writing: Craft personalized thank-you notes for your cherished attendees.
  3. Transportation Ease: Provide transportation or accommodation options for out-of-town guests.
  4. Heartfelt Tokens: Offer welcome gifts or favors to express your gratitude.
  5. Cozy Corners: Create a cozy lounge area where guests can unwind and socialize.
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Guest Experience:

Technology:

  1. Virtual Inclusion: Set up a livestream for remote guests to be part of your special day.
  2. Social Media Bonding: Create a unique wedding hashtag to encourage social media sharing.
  3. Efficient RSVPs: Utilize a digital RSVP system to streamline responses.
  4. Digital Guidance: Share event schedules and important details online for easy access.

Sustainability:

  1. Eco-Friendly Choices: Opt for biodegradable or reusable tableware to minimize waste.
  2. Sharing is Caring: Donate leftover food to local charities for a thoughtful gesture.
  3. Green Decor: Use potted plants as decor, which can be replanted as a lasting memory.
  4. Paperless Path: Minimize paper products to reduce your environmental footprint.

Health and Safety:

  1. Sanitization Stations: Keep hand sanitizers and hygiene stations easily accessible.
  2. Caring Crowds: Consider guest safety, especially in crowded settings.
  3. Follow Guidelines: Adhere to local health guidelines or restrictions to ensure everyone’s well-being.

Memories:

  1. Guestbook Gems: Create a guestbook where loved ones can leave heartfelt messages.
  2. Capture the Fun: Set up a photo booth for fun and candid snapshots.
  3. Artistic Keepsakes: Hire an artist to create on-the-spot portraits of your guests.
  4. Disposable Delights: Provide disposable cameras for guests to capture candid moments.

Post-Wedding:

  1. Virtual Cheers: Plan a post-wedding virtual gathering to include remote attendees.
  2. Announce with Joy: Send out wedding announcements or change-the-date cards.
  3. Preserve Precious Blooms: Preserve a bouquet or boutonniere as a cherished keepsake.
  4. Frame the Love: Print and frame your favorite wedding photos to adorn your home.
  5. Time to Unwind: Take time to relax and savor each other’s company after the festivities.

Conclusion:

Your micro wedding or elopement is an opportunity to celebrate your love in an intimate and meaningful way. These 70 tips are here to guide you as you plan and create a day that reflects your unique journey together. From personalized vows to sustainable choices, from cozy decor to captivating photographs, your special day will be etched in your hearts and memories forever. Cheers to a wedding that is as unique as your love story!

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...

Peta and Lee’s Forest Wedding in a Tiny House

Peta and Lee’s Forest Wedding in a Tiny House

Meet Peta and Lee, the stars of our enchanting forest elopement story. Their love story was one of simplicity and beauty, a tale of two souls finding each other in the midst of life’s adventures. For their wedding, they decided to let nature be their witness and chose the serene Kuitpo Forest as their backdrop.

In the heart of this lush forest, nestled within the embrace of nature, stood the CABN Tiny House Bed & Breakfast. This charming, rustic abode became their sanctuary, a place where their dreams would come to life.

Their ceremony was a heartfelt and intimate affair, with the forest providing the perfect soundtrack to their vows. Surrounded by the majestic trees, Peta and Lee pledged their love for one another, promising to cherish each other for a lifetime.

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.

Michaela made the ceremony planning and paperwork a breeze, even all the way from Canada! From our initial video chats to meeting her in person once we arrived, she made it fun! Providing samples and examples for our ceremony and helping us tailor it to our taste. It was everything we could have dreamed of!

MARRIED COUPLE – Isabelle & Daniel

Michaela was an absolute treasure! Michaela was so easy to work with and understanding of what we wanted on our special day. The communication in the lead up to our wedding day was perfect and she was happy to match our schedules for meetings. Michaela performed so well on the day, being a ray of sunshine

Emily & Tam

Intimate Elopement Photography Packages Across Australia

Intimate Elopement Photography Packages Across Australia

Intimate Elopement Photography Packages Across Australia

KISS intimate elopement photography package :

Capture Your Australian Elopement: Personalized Packages for Your Special Day

Discover Your Vision: Start with a Consultation

Crafting your perfect elopement begins with a tailored pre-wedding consultation. Share your vision with us…! Anything is possible. 

Elopement Day Coverage: 2 Hours Minimum

We provide a minimum of 2 hours of photography coverage on your elopement day. Every moment, every emotion, elegantly captured.

Expert Editing Included

Enjoy professionally edited and retouched images that highlight the beauty of your day. All images are provided in high-resolution.

Digital Memories: Over 50 Images per Hour

Relive your special day with a USB drive containing all edited images. Expect a minimum of 50 images per hour of coverage.

Flexible Options

Customize your package with extra coverage hours to ensure no moment is missed.

Make your Australian elopement unforgettable with our seamless photography services.

Capturing Your Special Day in Stunning Locations

KISS Package provides intimate elopement photography packages designed to capture your special day in stunning locations across Australia. Our experienced Adelaide-based wedding photographer uses the KISS method to provide you with timeless photographs that you’ll treasure forever. We’re expanding our services around Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Far North QLD, Tasmania, and more. No matter where you plan to elope in Australia, we have the perfect photography package for you. Book your intimate elopement photography package today and let us capture your special day in the most beautiful way possible.

Elopement Photography Packages Australia

KISS Package provides intimate elopement photography packages designed to capture your special day in stunning locations across Australia. Our experienced Adelaide-based wedding photographer uses the KISS method to provide you with timeless photographs that you’ll treasure forever. We’re expanding our services around Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Far North QLD, Tasmania, and more. No matter where you plan to elope in Australia, we have the perfect photography package for you. Book your intimate elopement photography package today and let us capture your special day in the most beautiful way possible.

New South Wales | Sydney
Victoria | Melbourne
Far North Queensland | Goldcoast 
Tasmania | Hobart
Northern Territory | Darwin
Elopement Photography Packages Australia
Elopement Package, Morialta Falls Conservation Park
Elopement Photography Packages Australia

TOP 20 locations around Australia to Elope

New South Wales:

  1. Sydney Harbour
  2. Blue Mountains
  3. Byron Bay
  4. Hunter Valley
  5. South Coast
  6. Kangaroo Valley
  7. Royal National Park
  8. Jenolan Caves
  9. Kosciuszko National Park
  10. Lord Howe Island
  11. Mungo National Park
  12. Mount Tomah Botanic Garden
  13. Northern Beaches
  14. Port Stephens
  15. Snowy Mountains
  16. Southern Highlands
  17. Tamworth
  18. Warrumbungle National Park
  19. Wolgan Valley
  20. Wollongong

Victoria:

  1. Great Ocean Road
  2. Dandenong Ranges
  3. Yarra Valley
  4. Melbourne
  5. Phillip Island
  6. Wilsons Promontory
  7. Grampians National Park
  8. Mornington Peninsula
  9. Daylesford
  10. Hepburn Springs
  11. High Country
  12. Macedon Ranges
  13. Marysville
  14. The Murray River
  15. The Otways
  16. The Prom Coast
  17. The Victorian Alps
  18. Warburton
  19. Williamstown
  20. Woodend

Queensland:

  1. Great Barrier Reef
  2. Whitsunday Islands
  3. Port Douglas
  4. Cairns
  5. Gold Coast
  6. Noosa
  7. Sunshine Coast
  8. Moreton Island
  9. Fraser Island
  10. Hinchinbrook Island
  11. Lamington National Park
  12. Tamborine Mountain
  13. Glass House Mountains
  14. Mission Beach
  15. Magnetic Island
  16. Daintree Rainforest
  17. Bribie Island
  18. Lady Musgrave Island
  19. Cooloola Recreation Area
  20. Hervey Bay

Western Australia:

  1. Margaret River
  2. Perth
  3. Rottnest Island
  4. Ningaloo Reef
  5. Pinnacles Desert
  6. Broome
  7. Kimberley Region
  8. Esperance
  9. Albany
  10. Dunsborough
  11. Yallingup
  12. Exmouth
  13. Shark Bay
  14. Karijini National Park
  15. Wave Rock
  16. Fremantle
  17. Cape Leeuwin
  18. Kalbarri National Park
  19. Lake Hillier
  20. Swan Valley

Tasmania:

  1. Cradle Mountain
  2. Wineglass Bay
  3. Bay of Fires
  4. Mount Wellington
  5. Hobart
  6. Freycinet National Park
  7. Bruny Island
  8. Launceston
  9. Port Arthur
  10. Tamar Valley
  11. Maria Island
  12. King Island
  13. Stanley
  14. Strahan
  15. Bicheno
  16. Derwent Valley
  17. St. Helens
  18. Devonport
  19. Huon Valley
  20. Coles Bay

Northern Territory:

  1. Uluru
  2. Kakadu National Park
  3. Alice Springs
  4. Kings Canyon
  5. Darwin
  6. Litchfield National Park
  7. Nitmiluk National Park
  8. Arnhem Land
  9. Tennant Creek
  10. Katherine
  11. Daly Waters
  12. Mataranka
  13. Adelaide River
  14. Palm Valley
  15. Tiwi Islands
  16. Mary River National Park
  17. Gunlom Falls
  18. Watarrka National Park
  19. Rainbow Valley
  20. East MacDonnell Ranges