Two best friends united.. Jess and Nathan decided to go away and get eloped privately on their honeymoon and announce to their friends and family later. They chose to prioritise their day, their experience, and have an intimate but meaningful day that made sense for them. What better day than their 10 year anniversary? Watching these two on the day they were in their beautiful element of just soaking in the day - just them two, with lots of emotional tears - this day was long awaited for. It was clear from the start of the day, that they made the right choice to prioritise themselves. When I was constructing this timeline for them - they very much wanted the forest, and fairytale vibe. Which is exactly what they got. From a downpour of rain, to potential fog expected to happen day of, the day cleared up in the early morning, to a surprisingly beautiful day. Just "meant to be" just for them. However, rain, clouds, fog or shine - nothing was gonna stop them - or me for that matter from making this day everything they dreamed it to be. Pay special attention to the beautiful bouquet as Jess made it herself.

Coming back 4 months later in October of 2023, where dress had her dress cut a little and Nathan got to re-wear his suit we celebrated with their friends and family, and partied it up until midnight.

Photographer: @forever_andalwaysphotography
Ceremony: Olinda forest 
Post Elopement Party: Church Street Hotel, Wodonga
Locations for Elopement: Olinda / Forest Yarra ranges forest / @gumgullyfarm  
Celebrant: @maureen_miles_celebrant 
Bouquet: Jess made herself 😍
Suit: @ferrari_formalwear_and_bridal 
Dress: @_bridesofmelbourne 
Rings: @michaelhillj 

Jess & Nathan

full day forest ELOPEMENT & 2nd day post elopement party,
olinda, yarra ranges, gum gully farm,
melbourne, vic, AUSTRALIA