Brisbane couple, Kimberley and Nhan, eloped to the Sunshine Coast hinterland as a family with their gorgeous little man, Lincoln, as the sole witness and guest of honour.
While they wanted their own private nuptials, they didn’t want to miss out on that extra special wedding day feeling and all the bells and whistles that came along with it. So they commissioned the wedding planners from Coast to Country Weddings and Events to gather a crack team of wedding vendors to execute an intimate Sunshine Coast elopement with the feel of a full wedding.
I think once you have had a little scroll through the images below, you will join me in saying, “mission accomplished!” Images by Talitha Crawford Photography.
“Because we eloped with just us and our little boy both ceremony and reception was held at the beautiful Mango Hill Farm in Peachester.” “We went to both primary school and all high school together, hardly ever speaking. Nhan also at one point lived next door to my then best friend! But it wasn’t until a year after finishing school did we really have an actual conversation and start spending time together.” “Our biggest money saver is finding our elopement package. $2800 got us absolutely everything – celebrant, flowers, decor, cake, photography, six-course meal, overnight stay on the farm and hair and makeup on site! Absolute lifesaver.” Flowers by Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio “The most important thing I wanted when planning my wedding was it to actually still feel like a full wedding. Just because we eloped and didn’t invite any guest I didn’t want to be stripped of any of the wedding day fun.” “I think being able to have Lincoln there made our day 100 times more special for us.” “All photos were taken on site at Mango Hill Farm.” “We have very similar personalities, which makes it easy for us to just flow together without clashing too much. Nhan and I wrote a little love letter to each other and exchanged them the night of our wedding.”” “If you’re thinking about eloping but worried what your family will think, don’t! Eloping was the best decision we made and I loved not having to stress about if everyone was having a good time. Family and friends will come to terms with it eventually. Either way whatever kind of wedding you have enjoy your day as hopefully it only comes once!” Naked cake by Chocolate2Chilli with fresh flowers by Ginger Lily & Rose Floral StudioPhotos: Talitha Crawford Photography | Wedding planner: Coast to Country Weddings and Events | Flowers: Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio | Venue: Mango Hill Farm | Catering: Gourmet Vacation | Cake: Chocolate2Chilli | Makeup: Makeup4Brides | Hair: Hair4Brides | Decorators: Coast to Country Weddings and Events | Celebrant: Margarita Priori-Smith | Wedding night accommodation: Mango Hill Farm Cottage