C and M wanted their wedding day to be about the two of them. In their everyday life, they spend their hours catering to the needs of their children, their clients, their families, and their students. So their wedding day was just about the two of them.

The brief for their secret elopement was “casual and colourful”. Converse shoes were the order of the day, and frilly frocks were ditched for jeans and shirts. The bouquet was bright and colourful, the kombi was orange, the cake featured a toadstool, and a colourful macaw added to the photoshoot.

The day started with Steve from Kandid kombi picking the couple up from their home and transporting them to New Farm Park. Mel from Miss Weddings had an arbour set up with a signing table and two chairs – no guest chairs needed! Celebrant Cheryl Landsberry led the couple through their legal ceremony, with a little extra added humour and heart. The couple then cut their wedding cake and enjoyed a glass of bubbles before their photo shoot with photographer Romana Saeheng plus some wildlife additions – a tree snake, an owl, and a brightly coloured Macaw. After the photos around the park, the couple were whisked off to lunch – a nearby burger joint which was the location of their first date. Steve then dropped the couple back home – no need to call an Uber.

And no one but them knew the reason for their giant smiles.

Coordination: Elope Brisbane

Photographer: Romana Saeheng

Styling: Miss Weddings

Transport: Kandid Kombi

Celebrant: Cheryl Landsberry

Cake: Cakes by Simone and Cakes by Paulie

Bouquet: Little Miss Flower Shoppe

Animals: Wildlife Unleashed