“To us marriage is just about finding someone you want to spend the rest of your life with – and going on lots of adventures together!” For Bridgette and Joel one of those adventures was their gorgeous Tassie elopement.

With a lengthy three and a half year engagement, the pair were indeed keen to tie the knot, but chose to focus on some life goals before the big day. “We did a lot of travelling in that time and bought a house,” the bride adding that their plans of a wedding didn’t include the big fuss of a traditional shindig in any case. 

With an elopement in mind, Bridgette and Joel discovered The Container, an eco friendly shipping container turn architect’s dream. “The owners were an awesome couple who lived nearby so we had actually asked them to be our witnesses and they really made the morning special.”

Bridgette explains she’d long ago fallen in love with bridal wear label, Daughters Of Simone; though upon trying on several of the more traditional gowns, she explains it wasn’t until she discovered ‘The Hudson’ two piece, that she ‘found the one.’

When it came to the photos, the pair enlisted the help of Joshua Mikhaiel. “He truly gave meaning to ‘above and beyond’. He flew with us to Tassie, took 3 road trips with us, travelled to Cradle Mountain and climbed a ginormous mountain…and never once was there a single objection.” We can’t argue with that work ethic – and boy did it pay off!

Thinking of going ‘not-so-traditional’? Why not find some inspiration from these three gorgeous elopements here, here and here; and whilst you’re at it, why not check out Anteloping, a fantastic elopement service designed to do all the hard work for you!

CREDITS Photos Joshua Mikhaiel // Florist Eb and Flo // Ceremony venue The Container, TAS // Celebrant Kellie Maree Cutler Civil Celebrant // Rings Zoara and Waldemar Jewellers // Bridal gown Daughters Of Simone // Lingerie Bras and Things // Shoes Midas // Accessories Sportsgirl and Tree of Life // Groom’s Jacket Politix // Pants Topshop // Shoes Windsor Smith // Socks Roger David.