Ever wanted to escape wedding stress and jet off somewhere exciting and exotic to tie the knot? Eloping could be the most romantic and adventurous decision you make in your lives. From the sands of Noosa’s Main Beach to the cobbled streets of Prague, start the rest of your lives together somewhere utterly memorable. Check out our list of elopement and small wedding planners making organising an elopement a breeze.
Pash & Dash– Queensland
Pash & Dash offers packages for deluxe small weddings at select properties across south-east Queensland. There are four destinations to choose from: Maleny Manor in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Hidden Grove in Noosa, Hillstone in Brisbane and Spicers Peak Lodge on Cedar Mountain, about an hour from Brisbane. The four locations are all vastly different but equally beautiful, offering gorgeous spots for photos, exceptional cuisine plus award-winning teams of photographers, florists, cake designers and celebrants. Packages start from AUD $2,990.
Fancy & Free– Queensland
Fancy & Free offers eclectic Noosa elopements and small weddings for up to 20 guests. Created by ‘The Sunny Celebrant,’ Natalie Skye – a civil marriage celebrant who’s been creating Noosa elopement packages since 2008 – the focus is on the boutique and the affordable, with a quirky boho twist. Fancy & Free will organise every aspect of an elopement or small wedding, always keeping things fun and relaxed. And because Natalie is a local, she knows all the top spots and all the best companies to deal with. Packages start from AUD $1,170.
iDo Popups– Chittaway Bay, New South Wales
iDo Popups offers simple elopement packages, including accommodation for the happy couple, in picturesque locations throughout New South Wales, including the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Newcastle and the Central Coast. Popup Wedding packages are also available for couples wanting to share their big day with guests. The all-inclusive packages are designed to created beautiful and romantic celebrations without the usual wedding stress or inhibitive costs. Packages start from AUD $4,290.
NZ Destination & Heli Weddings– New Zealand
The Larssons – Fredrik, an award-winning photographer, and Laura, a professional event planner – are the dream team when it comes to New Zealand elopements. The two specialise in arranging small weddings located in stunning, almost unreachable corners of the country. Each package includes a helicopter ride to your chosen destination, be it a waterfall, remote alpine lake or mountaintop, plus ground transport, a marriage celebrant, photographer and a bottle of bubbles. Packages start from approximately AUD $3,786.
Marry Me Abroad– Worldwide
Marry Me Abroad is an international wedding planning agency that specialises in organising elopements and destination weddings in some of the world’s most spectacular locations. From a vineyard in Tuscany to a beach in Fiji, Marry Me Abroad will organise all legalities and documentation, plus a wedding planner, styling and theming, and travel plans for the happy couple.
They’ve organised hundreds of weddings over the past 10 years for couples from all over the globe. Each package is customised, so there’s no set price.
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