We love us a surprise wedding here at Hello May HQ and that’s exactly what Elana, a photographer and Marty, a carpenter had recently in sunny Queensland. Their super talented photographer, Todd Hunter McGaw tells us “It began at dawn.. just the two of them first light on the first day of spring.. a quiet moment… it was perfect”.
Todd found Elana & Marty an amazing mountain top over looking the valley below and goes on to say “if you think organising a wedding is a lot of hard work, you’d be absolutely right.. but planning it all in secret so you can drop a super-wedding-bombshell on your guests while at your engagement party? well that’s quite a task, & I reckon some moments of quiet before game time’ is a pretty good idea”
Marty elaborates “we call it our Wengagement Day! Our guests arrived at what they thought was just a relaxed engagement party in the park until we dropped our wedding bombshell on them. Elana crept away to transform into a whimsical bride (in a gorgeous Grace Loves Lace gown and crown by Blossom and Twine ) and returned to the astonishment of the crowd.”
They tied the knot under a beautiful tree in Sherwood Forest Park and danced the night away under the stars. Now that’s our kind of wedding.
CREDITS Photos Todd Hunter McGaw // Bridal gown Grace Loves Lace // Flowers and floral crown Blossom and Twine // Shoes Payless // Grooms Jacket Jack London // Grooms shirt Ralph Lauren // Grooms pants Mr Simple // Grooms shoes Thomas Cook // Ceremony and reception Sherwood Forest Park, Sherwood // Catering Travelling Tea Cups // Hair Flourish Hair // Make up Tanielle Davies // Entertainment Teagen Keith // Celebrant Trevor Harris.