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Grace and Anthony | Tasmania Elopement

July 17, 2020

It’s a real treat when I get to travel to Tasmania, and even more so for an elopement. Tasmania is absolutely teeming with incredible landscapes and wild, unkempt nature. My favourite type.

So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Anthony and Grace got in touch with me, saying that they planned to elope in Tasmania and wanted me to capture their elopement at Pumphouse Point, by Lake St. Claire.

Anthony and Grace wanted to have a relaxed day, with a real focus on them just having a great time exploring in and around Lake St. Claire. One of the best parts of elopements are that you can spend so much more time on having a special holiday together. So they decided to rent a kick-ass camper van and spend the whole month travelling around Tasmania.

When it came to planning the day, we worked out a timeline that reflected them being able to spend a lot of time enjoying their cosy wooden lodge, getting some great drinks (mixed by Anthony himself), and then going around the lake.

The biggest challenge we faced was in finding a perfect spot in the early afternoon where the light wouldn’t be too harsh for their ceremony. I looked around and found this perfect tree just by the lake which would provide amazing shade for them to read their vows together. It worked perfectly!

A couple of days beforehand, Anthony, Grace and I actually met in Hobart for a chance to hang out and also visit the MONA Museum! I love being able to hang out with the couples I capture, and I’ve never bonded quite like I did over the fecal machine that is in the MONA.

Anthony and Grace had a real focus on the accessories they had for the day, including customised fighter cuff links (with Anthony being a certified pilot), and even two gorgeous woollen bunnies to represent their two pet rabbits who sadly couldn’t be there with them!

Getting ready together is a great way to go into an elopement and your ceremony as a team. Don’t get me wrong, I love a first look, but when you’re there to help each other get ready for your ceremony, it’s an intimate and beautiful thing to see.

After the ceremony, we roamed around the rest of the gorgeous scenery at Pumphouse Point, coming across boats, amazing lakeside views, and even some platypus we found in Lake St. Claire!

Before going out for some sunset photos we decided to go back to the log cabin for some more cocktails before heading over to the original pump house for some killer sunset images.

It’s hard to choose which was my favourite part of the day, but I really did enjoy finding so many platypus in the waters with Anthony and Grace. The excitement was wild!

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The getting ready part of your day is something that *really* means so much in hindsight to so many couples. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Your elopement goes by in the blink of an eye. One of the most magical parts of the day is the getting ready part; these are the moments where it all becomes so *real*. You'll look at yourself in the mirror and think 'fuck, it's happening'. Because it is. You can feel that nervous excited energy that you're about to say some of the most amazing words together to affirm that deep connection you have. Two people who met in the world, and who are now committing to spending the rest of your existence together here. Intertwined, your love sealed and celebrated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The thing about all parts of your elopement, from getting ready, to when the stars come out, is that it *isn't* a 12 hour photoshoot. It's me coming along for the ride and hanging with you both. Not 12 hours of having a camera pointed in your face. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So when you're getting ready, we're hanging out, and I'm capturing those little moments of excitement, and genuine expressions that show just how god damn COOL it is that you've decided to elope and have an intimate day that focuses on you. – Wedding Vendors: Venue: @pumphousepoint Celebrant: @popupweddingstasmania Florist: @foundinearth MUA: @ebonymenai_makeup Hair: @ebonymenai_makeup Grace's Dress: @elvidesign Socks: @divvyup Fur Coat: @review_au

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Enjoy these images from the day!

This was also published in Storyboard Wedding!

Vendors:

Venue: Pumphouse Point / Celebrant: Pop-Up Weddings Tasmania / Florist: Found in Earth, Deloraine / MUA: Ebony Menai / Hair: Ebony Menai / Grace’s Dress: Elvi Design / Dress/Suit: Calibre / Grace’s Shoes: Review / Anthony’s Shoes: Wild Rhino / Socks: Divvy Up / Fur Coat: Review / Rings: Leon Baker Jewellers Geraldton WA / Rings: MeteorMarket.com

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