Garden Elopement Wedding

Garden Elopement Wedding

Real | Garden Elopement Wedding

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.

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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

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

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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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.

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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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“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!