Moody elopement at maleny manor

Katie & Linc

Guest Numbers


Length of engagement

18 months


edgy winter elopement

Advice for future couples ?

Your wedding should reflect you, if you and your partner aren't into a big party where all eyes are on you, don't do it.

Notes from the lovers


How did you meet ?

We met in high school and became very close, we were best friends for most of this time. After we graduated we immediately knew there was something more there and fell into a relationship, we've been together for 8 years this November.

Photographer: Tay & Francis

Florist: Mondo Floral Designs

Celebrant: Married by Jake

Venue & Catering: Maleny Manor

Bridal gown designer: Karen Willis Holmes

Rings: Alexis Russell
Getting ready tee: 'Middle finger' tee Shop JC Rae

Bride's Shoes: Kaitlyn Pan

Accessories: Threader earrings Eli Silver Designs
Earring cuffs: Beatti

Nails: Brooklyn and Belle

Leather jacket: Barney's Originals

Hair & Makeup: Emilia Maria

Broach: Family heirloom
Suit & Pants: Oxford Shop

Shirt: YD.

Vest: ASOS Design
Tie: Politix

Groom Shoes: Wild Rhino

Watch: Daniel Wellington

Ring: Uniform Black

Barber: Strand Hair


what did you love most about your venue ?

There's something about being tucked on the side of the hill, surrounded by lush greenery that is just so special. And when it rains there - oh wow, that's when the real magic begins.


what made you choose to elope ?

we both worked in weddings for a number of years and have been surrounded by people who work in the industry as well in our family and friends - we knew there would be a certain expectation when it came time for ours. And having seen so many big beautiful weddings we knew that a big 'do' just wasn't for us. Both of us being quite introverted definitely played a role in our elopement as well, keeping things intimate, romantic, relaxed, and carefree were what we wanted our day to embody - and we don't think it could have been any closer to just that!


How did you spend the rest of the day ?

We video called our families after the ceremony to tell them the news, then we drove to Linc's grandparents house to surprise them in our outfits and have a cup of tea - all very formal of course (haha). By that point the rain was pouring and we drove back to our house to snuggle up with the puppies, it was the perfect end to our day.