When we were first contacted by beautiful bride Renee, i got a feeling. You know those tingles you get when something unknown is already exhilarating? You might not know then and there what it actually is, but you feel it? That is totally the vibe i got after exchanging emails with her.
They loved their friends, they loved their family., they loved each other.... They wanted to do something a little different - could we help? So i jumped at the chance to organise a catch up face to face to hear more about what Renee and Ash had planned for their special day.
Now - we all know how many opinions are given when something of importance is the topic of conversation: babies, jobs, weddings. everyone is an "expert", however with the blessing of their family, and friends - these two love birds decided an elopement was for them!
We planned and styled their entire day for them, from organising the catering and bell tent hideaway for their dinner for two reception, to the erskine falls ceremony and the most romantic first dance we have ever witnessed for a husband and wife - just the two of them, a soloist on a guitar and the Southern Ocean at their backs.
We wanted them to have all the luxuries of an actual wedding day - just without the pressure and the guest list! They had personalised menus, individually catered meals, a first dance and a first look - all organised to create a memorable day for not only them - but their family and friends once the credits have rolled and the pics were back!
As a little surprise for them, we also got their vows handwritten onto card for them to keep forever and a day and left them on their pillows to return home to that night. As a reminder of such an amazing day, with an amazing love that will last a lifetime.
Thanks to our below #dreamteam for helping us create the Best. Day. Ever for Renee + Ash!!!
Planning and Styling: Wanderlust Creative
Bouquet: Botanica Fresh Flowers
Catering: Pot and Pan
CELEBRANT: Jo Betz
DRESS: Made With Love Bridal
SIGNAGE + STATIONARY: Natalie Martin
DECOR: Event Art
Photographer: White Shutter Photography
Videographer: Nathan Kaso Weddings
Location: Ceremony - Erskine Falls, Lorne. Reception - Shelley Beach, Lorne.