Both recent arrivals in Brisbane, Emily and Cameron first met on a night out in the city in November, 2020.


Coincidentally, they also bumped into each other the following weekend on a night out, and started chatting. They exchanged contact details, and messaged each other throughout the week.


Excited to celebrate their engagement, the couple organised a huge shindig for family and friends from near and far. They decided that they wanted to do just the opposite for their wedding, and pictured a quiet, intimate and simple elopement, with the focus on fulfilling their own vision.


They contacted the team at Elope Brisbane to coordinate their micro wedding, and set about buying outfits and wedding rings.


The couple invited only 8 of their closest family and friends, people who would accept their vision for their day without imposing their own agendas on the couple.


Emily was up early for hair and makeup, and donned a simple cream, linen knee length dress. Cameron was super dapper in a beige linen suit with a bow tie.


On a crisp and clear winter morning, the couple met their guests, celebrant and photographer at the gates of the Botanic Gardens just as it opened at 8am, and together, made their way through the gardens to the sound of bird song (and leaf blowers) before any of the crowds arrived.


The couple managed to keep their emotions in check as I told their story and led them through the legal wedding vows, but the tears flowed as they made their personal vows to each other. Their vows, of course, made mention of their precious Dachshund, Koda, with Cameron promising to provide cappuccinos and puppucinos for ever and after.


After the short and sweet wedding ceremony, photographer, Romana captured some cute snaps of the couple around the various backdrops of the Botanic Gardens, including the iconic dome.


Afterwards, the couple were so pleased with their decision to just elope so simply.








Ceremony location: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha

Coordination: Elope Brisbane