I don’t know about you, but we could think of worse ways to celebrate an elopement than camping with your beloved in the Australian countryside.

Set at the charming Lazy Cow Farm in rural Queensland, this editorial, packed full of ideas for your own country elopement glamping adventure, brought together a curated group of rural wedding vendors to embrace the uncertainty of COVID and show just what talent this local area possesses.

With photographer Naomi Mullins DNMPhotography behind the camera and Lace and Barrel on styling and blooms, the team created an intimate glamping setup that is just the ticket for a gorgeous, private elopement.

Stylist Jacinta sharing, “We were inspired by the changes in the seasons in the vegetation on the farms around us. In autumn to winter, the grasses turn a golden brown and the deciduous trees drop their red leaves. These Autumn tones are what framed our styled shoot and we wanted to showcase the cosiness and warmth that can be created by using these tones while capturing the current trends.”

Next to a bell tent strung with festive bunting, the team created a low to the ground tablescape. Brass candlesticks and cutlery accompany cut crystal glassware, burnt orange and white linens and floral centrepieces in dusky pinks, oranges and sage greens to bring to life the autumn hues. Silver Gum Graphic Design creating a stationery suite and place cards to tie the look together.

Sweet treats came in the form of a wedding cake in zesty orange, designed by Cake House (topped with a custom The Lable Squad topper) and custom cookies and cupcakes by Miss Dees Cakes and The Weeping Mulberry.

Our models, the bride dressed in a romantic lace gown sourced from Valentine Bride Studio echoed the burnt orange tones through her makeup look by Maddie Whittaker and a curled up-do by hairstylist Cassaz Colourful Curls.

It was a beautiful ode to the country and a beautiful ode to eloping. Jacinta adding “We loved the idea that where couples would usually have to compensate on their style to meet budget restraints, with an elopement style wedding they can indulge in more of the things they love because it is so small scale. The idea of an intimate formal dinner followed by a relaxed picnic and glamping is a taste of what an elopement could be like.”