Maria & Raphael’s eloped in a tropical style wedding Ceremony, Bundeena!
Married by Amanda Knapton – Sutherland Shire Marriage Celebrant
It was the most amazing and magical day today for Raphael and Maria to share in a beautiful intimate Elopement style wedding ceremony at Ethel and Odes Bundeena.
For Raphael and Maria, their beautiful love story started 12 years ago as the two first met working together on boats sailing around the South Pacific. Their journey has taken them to some of the most amazing locations. And today, with the help of our Pop Up Elopement team, they surprised their parents, by eloping in the most amazing, fun and intimate wedding ceremony at Bundeena.
The venue was styled with tropical flowers, reflecting their journey together. The bride & groom arrived together (with their parents none the wiser), the bride taking her father aside and secretly changing into a beautiful white beach dress with a frangipani flower crown and bouquet, before walking out onto the deck.
The sparkling waters and Jibbon beach was the perfect backdrop for such a fun and relaxed barefoot wedding ceremony.
Congratulations to an awesome couple – and what a great effort pulling off a surprise ceremony for their extremely proud and happy parents.
The best thing …. the newlyweds get to enjoy their honeymoon without having to leave the beach !
Celebrant: Amanda Knapton – A Celebration Day
Flowers & Styling: Floral Fix
Photographer: Bedford Photographer
Venue: Ethel & Odes, Bundeena
Elopement Planners: Pop Up Elopements
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