Award Wining Online Wedding Planning Process

We understand planning a destination wedding can be overwhelming, we wanted to make the process effortless, fun and avoid any anxiety induced *Zilla* moments 😉

Sarah-Jane has a unique perspective with 14+ years experience in the wedding industry as an award winning wedding planner, photographer and ex hair and makeup artist. This means, unlike *others* she has genuine experience to draw from all aspects of a wedding day: pre-ceremony bridal party meltdowns, to ceremony mishaps through to drunken receptions!

SJ and her team has anticipated and problem solved BEFORE you have started your journey. We have fine tuned it an exclusive online wedding planning process you will LOVE!

We handle all of the boring stuff like legals, council permits and vendor coordination, so you can focus on the fun stuff like dress shopping and dreaming about your honeymoon! 

We broke up the process into 3 – stages so you don’t need to have all of the answers at the time of your booking. This relieves any stress. You can focus on locking in your preferred wedding date and the rest will flow with our team guiding you step by step. 

Stage 1 – BOOKING 

  • Book a phone consult with SJ via our contact page
  • Click on the gold button in your welcome email to open booking portal
  • Select package, complete booking questionnaire, electronic signature on contract and pay the retainer!
  • Retainers are a sliding scale per package, starting at $500 for Barefoot Collection 
  • Allow 10-14 x business days for us to process your booking with your team
  • You will receive a confirmation email with “What to Expect Next”, Planning Portal link with Guides and Checklists and a draft timeline to get you started 




  • Follow the prompts in your Planning Portal 
  • Celebrant will connect to lodge legals, write ceremony and help you with vows
  • Music will connect to guide you and allow time if they need to learn a new song 
  • You work on a Pinterest board with your wedding inspiration for our team (think flowers, hair, makeup, photography etc) 
  • Nothing left to do until we reconnect with your 12wks Questionnaire! 
  • We work behind the scenes with your team
  • We produce your beautiful WEDDING DAY TIMELINE PDF which ties the entire wedding together with lots of visuals with your moodboards, styling, your team, MAP/GPS for guests etc 




  • SJ will be in text communication with you to quickly guide you or make adjustments
  • We keep a close eye on the weather and update you if required 
  • We have a team group chat to effectively coordinate 
  • You will receive a sneak peek gallery of images within 24 HOURS (or up to 48hrs for Micro Weddings) – depending how late SJ gets home haha 

We have done the hard work for you and negotiated vendor discounted fees with no minimum spend, these are built into our packages! To put it into perspective, our packages on a Friday or Weekend would START at $8000 – crazy hey! You are getting award-winning and high-end vendors for a fraction of the price. But please don’t see us as a “cheap wedding”, we are a Luxury Elopement brand. 

Our packages have strict guest limitations. You can view our packages here


We are strictly only available on Monday – Thursdays. Public holidays incur a $500 surcharge and subject to availability. We book up to 12 months in advance for Elopements and 18mths for Micro Weddings. 



We require a non-refundable retainer to secure your wedding date with Luxe Elopements and begin work.

$500 @ Barefoot + Boheme Collection 
$1000 @ Signature Collection 
$1500 @ SUNRISE + LUXE Micro Wedding Collection 
$5000 @ LAVISH Micro Wedding Collection


Our ceremonies are performed 1.5hrs or 2 hours BEFORE sunset or 15mins before sunrise. This is Golden lighting and the most flattering time of day. It means you and your guests won’t be sweating, squinting or have unflattering shadows across your face. It will lead perfectly into sunset portraits for you as newlyweds. 

Please note we have daylight savings in Summer. The sunsets around 7-8pm NSW time and in Winter around 5-5.30pm. 


We service elopements in the Nothern Rivers (Byron region), Tweed Coast, Tweed Hinterlands and South Gold Coast (Coolangatta to Burleigh). You can choose between a council-approved beach, garden or headland or private property. You can choose one of our approved Airbnb or find one yourself. We must have written approval from the Airbnb or private property due to strict council regulations. We will lodge council permits on your behalf, they range in price $110 – $500. 

These are our favorite ceremony spots


The Australian Government requires an “Intent to Marry” legal documents lodged at least 1 month (30 days) BEFORE you can legally marry. This is your responsibility as per our contract. Your Celebrant will guide you through the process. 


You can book a free 30min phone or Zoom consultation with Sarah-Jane. Book on our contact page.


You can read our Covid Safety Plan with Terms and Conditions here