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Eloping in Perth while on holiday at a beach AirBnB

Eloping used to mean 'running away to get married' - so why not plan an elopement while you're on holiday?

Two brides are laughing with Celebrant Sally Bruce at their picnic elopement

This interstate couple were coming to WA on vacation and decided to elope in Perth. Here is their elopement story - in both their words and mine!


A private and meaningful elopement ceremony

They wanted a simple and heartfelt ceremony, with their gorgeous child very much part of it all.

Two brides in white dresses smile at their baby who is wearing a yellow bow tie and a white akubra
"We took our time looking at and researching different celebrants in Perth, and from the moment we had a first meeting with Sally we knew instantly she was the perfect fit for us."

A solid Plan B

A beach wedding was the dream! Plan A was to get hitched on the sand, but on the day a storm came in and it wasn't beach weather. This is where a great Plan B kicks in - in this case the courtyard of their beachside AirBnb where they were also staying. Boho picnic styling made it look amazing!


For more reasons why eloping at an AirBnB is a good idea, read this blog post

A bride is reading her vows to her bride as the female celebrant watches. There is a boho-style picnic setup and sunflowers

"We were travelling from a different state to elope and Sally provided perfect local recommendations for numerous things, nothing was ever too much trouble."

Live elopement music!

M organised an epic surprise for S - a live music acoustic duo to play the ceremony music. Hearing the special songs they’d chosen together performed live instead of through a speaker was a total vibe! You might think that live music is only for bigger weddings - but acoustic duo Lovesick added a beautiful energy to the intimate space.

A singer and a guitarist are performing at an elopement


Including their baby

They both spoke heartfelt vows, and as well as promising to love and care for each other, they promised to continue to share their love with their child and to support each other to be the best parents possible.

Two brides are holding each other's hands and their baby as Sally Bruce Celebrant marries them

As they didn't know anyone in Perth, I asked one of my friends to be both a legal witness and official baby-holder for the ceremony.


"Sally's generous spirit shines through as she was always more than happy to answer any questions we had, support and guide us to make sure our day was special and meaningful to us."

A special elopement ritual

They included a Wine Box ritual, where they wrote love letters to each other and sealed them in a box with a bottle of wine they had made together, to open and enjoy on their 10th wedding anniversary.

Two brides in white and Sally Bruce Celebrant are kneeling on a white rug looking at a Marriage Certificate on a low while table. A white teepee with a floral garland is behind them.

Beach photos

The weather cleared just enough after the ceremony for a trip to the beach with photographer Kat from Red Eclectic for sunset photos.

Two brides in long white lacy dresses kiss on the beach at sunset


Let the honeymoon begin - you're already on holiday!

By choosing a holiday elopement, and prioritising their travels over a huge wedding, this couple had the perfect hitching for them - and organised it all from inter-state by working with the right vendors to make it super-easy for two mums with baby!

A bride with dark hair is pouring Prosecco into a crystal glass, watched by her new wife also in white
"We were both very nervous on the day, but once we saw Sally we both relaxed and were able to enjoy and embrace the moment."
two sets of hands holding crystal wine glasses in front of white brides dresses. One has mint green nails and a green opal and gold ring, one has pale pink nail polish and a white opal and gold ring
"Sally was beyond perfect in helping us create the most magical day that was personalised to include everything we wanted to. We highly recommend Sally, she is second to none!!"

Perth Elopement Vendors

Celebrant: Sally Bruce

Photographer: Kat from Red Eclectic

Live Music: Lovesick

Picnic setup: Picnic Avenue Perth


Would you love to elope while on holiday in Perth? Check out The Elopement Package


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