Elopement at Black Wattle Farm
Emily & Andrew
Length of engagement
Words of advice ?
Photography I think is something every couple needs to invest in for their day- it’s not something you can try and go without or compromise on!
Notes from the lovers
how did you feel changing your wedding rather than postponing ?
We were really sceptical about having a smaller wedding especially because I’m your typical ‘big wedding’ girl. But we were forced to really think about what it meant to us and whether we wanted to wait, and risk our February wedding being postponed again. the idea of eloping had begun to grow on me! The thought of a more intimate wedding focusing on what’s really the most important thing- our love and commitment to each other made me really excited!
Photographer: Nicola Holland Photography
Stylist: Boho Sisters
Florist: Oh Honey Florals
Celebrant: Kirsty Spencer Celebrant
Venue: Black Wattle Farm
Catering: Heavenly Graze
Stationery: Polka Dot Paper
Ceremony welcome sign: Willow and Ink
Bridal gown designer: Shona Joy
Rings : Underwood Fine Jewellers
Shoes: Forever Soles
Accessories: Ayla and Oak
Hair: Hair By Nicola
Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy
Bridesmaid shoes: Myer
Flower Girl Dresses: Arabella and Rose
Tie: Peggy and Finn
Groom & Groomsmen's Shoes: Connor
will you be having a larger celebration next year also ?
We realised we could have the best of both worlds- a smaller more intimate wedding with our parents, grandparents and siblings and then still have our big wedding party next year and still keep some special moments for both days. I decided to wear a more simple dress for our elopement and completely change up my hair/makeup and florals (this made me even more excited to be able to have two dresses and two different styles of florals) and then in February we will be doing a ‘first look’ where I will wear my full wedding dress- that way we will still have some really special moments in February despite not having a ceremony and already being legally married. Our February ‘Wedding Party’ will be at our original venue and include lawn games, tapas, a live band, photobooth along with those special ‘moments including speeches, cake and our first dance!
tell us about your elopement venue !
Our venue Black Wattle Farm was so picturesque and perfect for our intimate wedding and style we were going for. When searching for a venue last minute to elope I wanted something with amazing views and the ability to be able to set up a lovely styled ceremony and area for drinks and mingling afterwards. The venue had so much to offer and I knew straight away it was exactly what I had been looking for. It had an amazing large grassed area overlooking the Glasshouse mountains for our ceremony but also so many amazing photo opportunities through the entire farm- even some animals for the kids!!! We wanted something low key and smaller for what we were creating but still with killer views and amazing natural light and we hit the jackpot!!!!
how did you structure your elopement timeline ?
After the ceremony we had a beautiful set up to enjoy some drinks and nibbles with our family! Boho sisters had set up a rug, pillows and stools for us all. We also had an amazing grazing platter from Heavenly Graze and then the boys emptied the cool room, bringing out tubs of beer, cider and champagne! It really brought everyone together and with the backdrop of the Glasshouse Mountains it was so romantic!!
After our guests left we sat on the rug and had some time for ourselves while the sun was setting- it was a moment for just us two to take it all in at the end of the day!
Following the ceremony and mingling we had dinner and drinks at Pier 33 Mooloolaba!