Jake & Laura’s Tamborine Mountain Elopement

Words by Tamarin Morley / Images by Aaron Shum
April 25, 2016

When organising a trip to Queensland’s Tamborine Mountain, Laura had a bright idea – ‘why not elope on our holiday?’ 5 weeks later, she and Jake were sharing their vows with only their celebrant and photographer Aaron Shum to bare witness.

Having received a bunch of ceremony location suggestions from Aaron, consistent rain narrowed the possibilities. The gazebo at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens provided shelter for the ‘I do’s’ but after that, Jake and Laura weren’t bothered by the weather. Making the most of the dramatic landscape, the pair proceeded to get thoroughly soaked, ultimately wrapping things up under a waterfall in a rock pool.

A simple celebration of champagne, dinner and a candlelit dance on the balcony ended Jake and Laura’s intimate day. With no friends or family present for their wedding, photos were hugely important and they couldn’t have been happier with Aaron’s moody frames.

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"Veronica of Veronica Jo Flowers made the most beautiful native cascading bouquet," says Laura. "She was lovely to deal with, and would definitely recommend to other brides."
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We love Laura's simple ensemble - a delicate top from Forever New and flowing Fame & Partners skirt, which she dyed a warmer tone using tea!
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Credits

Images Aaron Shum | Bride's skirt Fame & Partners | Bride's top Forever New | Groom's suit Tarocash | Ceremony Location Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens | Celebrant Kim Burgess |


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Diana 3 years ago

Such moody and emotional portraits. Absolutely love it.

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