April 11, 2020
Elopements are becoming a more common option for couples who don’t want the stress that a traditional wedding brings. Elopements offer less stress, and a more authentic experience for couples who want to celebrate themselves with an adventure, rather than buying lots of things for one day, which are quickly forgotten. You can have an intimate ceremony together, with gorgeous vistas, and then have a party at home to celebrate your marriage with your friends and close family.
A few of my favourite elopement stories: Sarah + Rory
Other elopement destinations: (see my list of 50+ elopement locations here)
Having photographed elopements in adventurous locations around the world, I always have a soft spot for the Blue Mountains, and it’s incredibly lush backdrop and views.
The Blue Mountains are one of the top elopement destinations in Australia, and it’s easy to see why.
The Blue Mountains are perfect for couples who love the idea of getting married with mountainous backdrops, waterfalls, and lush forest. If you’re the sort of couple who spend their time out in nature and prefer to have a more intimate ceremony, then a Blue Mountains elopement would be perfect for you.
The Blue Mountains are one of the top elopement destinations in Australia, and it shows. There are a tonne of different and gorgeous venues and nature locations both around the cliff faces, and in the lush valleys there.
Here are the top elopement locations for you to have a small wedding at:
The Blue Mountain’s Iconic Lookout, featuring huge white flat rocks and a vast view of the Blue Mountains. The flatness of this area provides a perfect location for an elopement, with lots of great rocks and smaller paths to offer more intimate views.
A great walk through the mountain scrubland, ending in some incredible views and unique rock formations. If you like a bit of a trip with a good combination of forest and great lookouts, this may be the spot for you.
If you’ve wanted to get married in an atmospheric cave, Jenolan caves are perfect for you. Don’t miss out on the Blue Lake filled with Platypus, or going caving at Rocky Creek.
This small waterfall is perfect for waterfall-loving couples who fancy a trip through the forest to find a magical and serene spot. Don’t be afraid to jump into the waters after if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.
This lookout provides great views across the blue mountains forests, but when you go around the railing a little bit, you’ll find even more unique rocks and lookouts which provide the perfect spot for those dreamy sunset photos.
If you’re looking for other spots, don’t be afraid to ask at your favourite restaurant, coffee shop, or eatery. Many of them would love to host your private event.
Five hour elopement packages and Full-day coverage available:
If you’d like a more tailored quote, please reach out and let me help design your perfect elopement adventure.
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Janice Bradley – Family Celebrant
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Kelly Salas, Celebrant
Tina Marie Sheil – Love in the Mountains
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Beyond Celebrations – Ray
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Invisible House, Ganbenang
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Hydro Majestic, Medlow Bath
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Cooee Cottage (AirBNB)
Secret Garden Cottage (AirBNB)
Kedumba Escape (AirBNB)
Luxe Blue Mountains Loft (AirBNB)