Wedding at Bush Chapel, Mount Coot-tha

Katelyn and Josh have been together for seven years. They decided on a simple and relaxed secret wedding ceremony with just their closest family and friends attending and planned to reveal their secret marriage at their upcoming engagement party. What a great way to avoid stress and drama!

Josh and Katelyn booked the Simply Elope package with Elope Brisbane, which includes a marriage celebrant and photographer. They chose the Bush Chapel at Mount Coot-tha for their ceremony, which is a hidden outdoor chapel with timber logs forming pews and a historic concrete slab floor amongst the bushland.

We were blessed with a gorgeous winter day, which was cooled by the shade of the surrounding tall trees. Josh and his brother waited at the front of the ceremony space and watched as Katelyn walked up the path behind her sister.

Katelyn’s dress was a beautiful white lace with a leaf motif, featuring a champagne coloured underlay. She wore a gold circular hair vine which sparkled in the sun.  Her sister, Courtney, wore a matching champagne coloured Infinity dress. Josh and his brother, Lachlan, wore smart navy jackets with chinos.

With a nod to their favourite TV show, Katelyn walked in to an adaptation of, “I’ll be there for you” by Brent Morgan. They also asked me to read Joey’s famous speech from Monica and Chandler’s wedding, which had all the guests chuckling.

Photographer, Amy, took the opportunity to captures some family photos with the grandparents after the ceremony.

As the afternoon cooled, the guests headed to Eat Street for a celebration dinner.

Katelyn and Josh were thrilled with their ceremony, and sent an email the following day,

“Thank you so much! It was everything we wanted and more you are amazing!”

Another happy couple doing things their own way.

Ceremony Venue: Bush Chapel, Mahogany Trail, Mount Coot-tha

Coordination: Elope Brisbane

Celebrant: Cheryl Landsberry

Photographer: Amy