Country Picnic Elopement Shoot at Blackwattle Farm

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There is a burgeoning trend here on the Sunshine Coast for elopements. Wanting to steal away with the one you love and have a day all to yourselves free of fuss and fancy is appealing to a good many of you. However, in a day where we have – quite literally – at our very fingertips access to all of the most gorgeous weddings alive (and yes, I do mean alive – living and breathing, because that’s what a truly beautiful wedding is), whether it be here on The Bride’s Tree, one of the other many bridal blogs around or of course every bride’s best friend – Pinterest

Nobody wants to miss out on making the day their own with all the pretty in the land.

You want your cake (or cheese wheel) and eat it, too. You want the trimmings, you just want it on a smaller scale and you want it right here, the Queensland hub for weddings. Because why should you have less than the best, just because you want to elope?

This styled shoot was put together by some incredible local wedding vendors to show just how stunning a secret ceremony can be. The shoot took place at Blackwattle Farm, a private property about as close to the Glass House Mountains as you can get. It is a working farm, where a few pigs, alpacas and cows happily roam, and make cameo appearances in the odd wedding.

Let’s take a look at this love story, where model couple Mark and Bridgette elope to Blackwattle Farm near Beerwah, and picnic like only lovers do. Renee Towers is responsible for the crazy beautiful images you are about to behold.

Get ready to fall in love with the idea of a country picnic elopement.

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This delicious bouquet was created by Woods & Bloom.

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Who wouldn’t want a Flower Pig to be part of the proceedings? I’m not sure how she would go signing as a witness, though.

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An impressive and inviting picnic spread for two, created by Village Food and Events and styled by Coast to Country Weddings and Events.Blackwattle Farm-75 Blackwattle Farm-77 Blackwattle Farm-84 Blackwattle Farm-85 Blackwattle Farm-94 Blackwattle Farm-97

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Bridgette’s hair was braided and tousled by Rolling Scissors, who were recently voted Australia’s Best Wedding Hair Stylist at the Australian Bridal Industry Awards. We are so proud of them! Blackwattle Farm-120 Blackwattle Farm-125 Blackwattle Farm-134 Blackwattle Farm-145 Blackwattle Farm-152 Blackwattle Farm-156

Photography: Renee Towers Photography | Concept: Just Elopements | Venue: Blackwattle Farm | Styling: Coast to Country Weddings and Events | Makeup: Melina Dee Makeup Artistry | Hair: Rolling Scissors Mobile Hairdressing | Gown: Marilyn Crystelle Bridal | Florist: Woods & Bloom | Videography: White Lace Films | Picnic: Village Food and Events | Bow Tie: Wood & Beau | Models: Mack + Bridgette

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Thank you for supporting The Bride’s Tree A-List Vendors involved in making this shoot happen. Be sure to visit their portfolios and find out how to get in touch about your wedding day.

Renee Towers Photography

Rolling Scissors

Coast to Country Weddings & Events

Woods & Bloom


Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.