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A sunset elopement in Brisbane City

This sunset elopement in Brisbane City was a world apart from the original wedding they had thoughtfully planned, but it turned out to be the most perfect day.

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Grace and Cameron had originally planned a beautiful big wedding celebration at Brisbane’s iconic Howard Smith Wharves venue, then restrictions came in to place for 2020 weddings which meant they had to completely change their wedding plans.

“Thank you Jamie so much for conducting our wedding. Thank you for making us feel so relaxed and making it a seamless day that we will always treasure.” 

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Grace and Cameron knew one thing, they wanted more than anything to be married and on their original wedding date. With their venue closed and restrictions in place they had no other choice than to completely rethink their wedding plans, so they decided on a sunset elopement in the presence of their family, with the big wedding celebrations with all their friends and family to take place a year later.

When Grace asked for suggestions of where a smaller elopement style wedding could take place that would still be special, I suggested the park at the top of the cliffs of Howard Smith Wharves, so the memories and photos could still be in the same area that they had originally envisioned and would be celebrating at again.

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Grace loved the idea of the nearby location, and booked one of our favourite elopement photographers Still Wild Love to capture the occasion.

Grace and Cameron really enjoyed stepping away from tradition and got ready together, made their way to the ceremony, then arrived and walked down the aisle together. Grace says “It just felt real, simple and meaningful. Just very us.”

They opted for a short and simple elopement style ceremony and shared beautiful personalised heart felt vows with each other.


While Grace’s family in Melbourne were unable to attend, it was so special to have them there on live stream via Zoom to be a part of the ceremony and share in the celebrations from afar.

Grace says “I never imagined my wedding day to be so different from what was originally planned and I never imagined that I would just get 2 days after our wedding with my husband as the QLD border closed right after our wedding to all Victorians. It makes me value the memory of our day even more.” 


The couples location photos took place at the foot of the cliffs around Howard Smith Wharves where their big celebration will take place.

Brisbane City elopement

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Brisbane is known for it’s breathtaking sunsets particularly in the winter months and it certainly didn’t disappoint for this very special sunset elopement in Brisbane City with the Story bridge, the Brisbane river and and city adding to the gorgeous backdrop.

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Elopement Celebrant Jamie Eastgate of Jamie + Cara – Brisbane City Celebrants

Photography by Trang of Still Wild Love

Brides Makeup by Jim Jirarnuttaruj

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