We like to think we’re pretty HIP at Hitched In Paradise! { We totally did not mean to create that acronym } Mixing style, fun and creative flair, we are a talented and passionate team of wedding ninjas, who love nothing more than creating gorgeous and stress free wedding experiences in paradise! And how lucky we are to be surrounded by world class locations from the sea shore to stunning Hinterland venues. We work with only the most talented local Wedding Vendors, who also happen to be really nice humans, bringing the perfect energy to the your whole day! 

In our intimate elopements we are your Planners, Celebrant, Bridal Party, Hype Team, Witnesses and Bag Holders!! We will hold your dog leads, keep your champagne on ice and choose the most perfect ceremony location for your day!! We are experts at reading Weather Apps and know all about tides, winds and swell... it's helpful to have a frothing Surfer on the team!! We welcome your guests into your chosen space, get them ready to celebrate and make sure they're in the right places for your photos. So when you look back at your photo gallery, it's such a joyful reminder of your experience in Paradise!


Tarnie is the Boss Lady!! She has your back the entire way from your initial enquiry and aligning you with your Vendor Team. Tarnie will be planning a seamless elopement or Micro Wedding experience and then will be meeting you when you arrive for your ceremony, with a bouquet in hand, a calming energy and the perfect playlist on play!!

Benjamin is a highly sought-after Celebrant and has performed over 1000 ceremonies, both large and small. His passion lies in helping couples kick-start their Marriage Ceremony experience in an authentic and awesome manner. Ben helps create a unique ceremony to suit your vibe and style, kick your Legal Goals, plus he'll help make sure your Vows are ready to rock!



Established in 2016 - Hitched in Paradise was born from an idea of providing intimate yet stylish marriage ceremonies, for those who didn't want to invest in a big wedding. Its co-founder Benjamin Carlyle, a popular Marriage Celebrant in the Gold Coast to Byron Bay region, was witnessing the movement of many modern couples choosing to Elope up here in paradise. Benjamin teamed up with his gorgeous wife Tarnie, who has 20 years experience in co-ordination and design. Tarnie comes from a creative background in the Film and T.V. Industry, working directly alongside A-list stars, her organisational skills are guru status and she has a wonderful calming nature when the pressure cooker fires up! Together they're a super happily married couple, loving life with their two healthy and adventurous boys. And Panda the wonder dog in their home on the Tweed Coast.

Here we are all those years later, with so many incredible moments of Love & Connection etched into our memories. Along the way we have connected with some of the best Wedding Ninjas in the Byron Bay & Tweed Coast region. We've creatively tailored our awesome stress free Elopement & Mirco Wedding packages. We seriously do work with some of the most talented Wedding Vendors in Australia!!

Read some of our Reviews to see what our Couples thought of our Team Work and also check out our Real Elopements to see how some of our couples Dream experiences turned out!! 

" What an incredible wedding experience! Tarnie & Ben made our day run so smoothly, we couldn't be more appreciative. Tarnie organised everything so well, is so responsive and wow what an amazing couple! Ben is a fantastic celebrant, he made us feel so comfortable and our VIP guests were all laughing and smiling throughout the ceremony. " Jade & Jackson - Cabrita Beach


" Ben and Tarnie were amazing! They made the whole planning process for our elopement so easy and took all of the stress out of it for us. The vendors they work with - flowers, photography and beauty were also great. We were so, so happy with everything. They are two of the loveliest people we have met and we could feel that they really cared about making our day perfect for us! " Ruth & David, Watego's Beach.


" It is incredibly difficult to articulate how amazing this powerhouse couple are! Nothing can compare to the service provided by Tarnie & Ben. This couple are the dream team. "  Meagan & Martin, Harvest Newrybar Wedding


" We had the most perfect day, all made possible through this amazing husband and wife Team! From my first communication with Tarnie, I knew that I was in great hands. She made the whole process simple and easy, and the vendors we were given to choose from were incredible - photographer, stylist, flowers, hair and make up; it was all perfect. Ben brought such a fun vibe to the wedding as our celebrant and made us feel so relaxed. We highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed! " Chloe & Chad, Forget Me Not Wedding. Check out their Real Elopement








 We feel so grateful to create magic for our couples and the amazing local talented humans we work alongside!! We really do love what we do and fully appreciate the amazing local landscapes that we get to celebrate Love in!! Looking forward to helping you get Hitched In Paradise!!