Mel & Charlie's Waterfall Wedding has officially blown our minds and as the pictures show below, it was truly epic!!! How blessed we were to marry 2 Brides, an Australian fitness instructor to a Swiss Doctor. In celebration of the new Marriage Equality Law in Australia being passed in late 2017, we gave away an Adventure Elopement experience to a Same Sex couple. Our idea was to supply the Hair & Makeup, Blooms, Photos, Celebrant & the facilitation of this experience. We were truly blessed to have Mel & Charlie, who are super active and love being outdoors. Their elopement date was actually the start of an adventure in their amazing bus down the East Coast of Australia, it was all meant to be. The day itself was a gorgeous sun soaked day and our 2 brides began their experience at Chelsi Hair & Makeup in Kingscliff, getting their beauty on!! Next was an hour drive out into the hills West of Byron Bay, via Mullumbimby, to the Whian Whian Conservation Area. An amazing National Park which is home to the mighty Minyon Falls, easily the highest waterfall in the region. It's a short and easy 30 minute hike to the bottom of the Falls, where we were greeted to the most amazing and intimate ceremony space!!
The girls got changed behind the boulders in their relaxed ouftits, which totally suited who they are, Charlie actually purchasing hers from a Thrift Shop for $5.00. We set up a simple arbor made of copper, attached some simple florals from Lola's Wildflowers and the ceremony begun. The waterfall flow was perfect and not too strong, providing a slight breeze but not overpowering the scene. A good friend of Mel & Charlie's came along with his guitar to be a witness and also to provide some acoustic tunes as well. Benjamin Carlyle held the space so well and the vibe was absolutely electric. There was happy tears, laughter and the realisation that 2 soulmates were connecting in such an incredible ceremony of their marriage. The ceremony ended with our Brides dancing on a rock and Benjamin played a tune too. Jerome from Bird & Boy Photography had his Water Housing handy and they all went for a swim to complete the experience!!
We cannot express our gratitude for being a part of this Same Sex Marriage and are so excited about the future of Elopements in Australia. #lovewins
Warm Words from our Couple: Tarnie, Ben and the amazing team you have on board, Thank You for such an amazing Elopement from the bottom of mine and Charlotte's hearts! Magical day - Magical ceremony - Magical celebrant!! What more can one ask for. The setting was amazing and to share it with you and Jerome, our photographer, was like sharing our day with our best friends. You are all sweethearts and we feel extremely blessed to have shared with you a day that wil never be forgotten. Thank you for making our dreams come true!
Photography from Bird & Boy Photography