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Rhea & Joel

I love, love, love an elopement and this time, it is simply Rhea and Joel, a beautiful venue and a baby bump! Rhea and Joel met at high school and decided they didn’t want a fuss, they just wanted to be married so they booked an elopement package and did just that!

This sweet mountaintop elopement is such a gorgeous celebration of marriage and beautifully captured by Artography.

bride getting ready

bride laughing

Rhea tells the story of how Joel proposed. “We went for a stroll on Mt Tambourine for Valentines day where Joel popped the question at a lovely spot on top of a waterfall.”

legalities for elopement

bride in blazergroom during processional

Rhea walked down the aisle to “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.

sweet elopement

intimate elopement

elopement ceremony

Rhea and Joel chose Maleny Manor for their ceremony, telling, “It was very open and beautiful. A crisp and clear day. All of our vendors were marvelous, I loved that I didn’t have to plan a thing. An all inclusive package is wondrous.”

elopement wedding vows

Jarrad Bayliss celebrant

“The groom was so nervous hat he nearly burnt the bride’s hands from the friction. He blamed the cold of course.”

australian elopement ceremony

Rhea and Joel describe the ceremony as, “A very casual and laid back ceremony, no readings, no fuss.”

elopement first kiss

bride wiping lipstick off groom

elopement bubbles

sweet queensland elopement

On what they loved about their day, Rhea and Joel note, “The privacy, the beautiful weather, the laughs, the care-free and laid back atmosphere as well as the great staff and people.”

autumn maleny wedding

bride and groom after elopementautumn wedding in queensland

pregnant bride in beaded wedding dress

Rhea wore a beaded gown from Needle & Thread From ASOS , telling, “It was a floor length beaded dress from Asos. It was chosen to hide a baby bump.”

groom in black suit no tie

elopement in autumnblack suit no tie wedding

eloping in autumn

bride in beaded asos wedding dress

autumn sunlight wedding photo

Rhea carried a sweet bouquet and wore a gorgeous flower crown created by Mondo Floral Designs, she notes, “I just really wanted a flower crown, no reason other than to feel like a fairy princess.”

queensland autumn wedding

pregnant bride

bride with white flower crown

brent wilson suitnewlyweds elopement

Of their photographer, Rhea and Joel note, “The photographer was a marvel to work with. Very easy-going and happy to work with two very awkward people. She was very kind and gave great directions.”

maleny manor elopementbride with cream rose flower crown


happy elopement couple

elopement at maleny manor

The couple celebrated with a private dinner together. Thank you so much Rhea and Joel for sharing your beautiful elopement with us! Thank you also to Artography for sharing today’s celebration!