2019 + 2020 Brochure

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Luxe Elopements

At Luxe Elopements we understand that it can be overwhelming planning a destination elopement. Our packages are designed to remove all the stress starting the planning journey, all the way through to the wedding day. Our 2-hour mid-week (Monday – Thursday) elopements include access to handpicked vendors, who celebrate YOUR love story, personalising your wedding day for you and up to 25 guests. Our Signature Collection is available for weddings for up to 40 Guests.

From the moment you book a Luxe Elopement we are with you, assisting in planning, styling, coordination on the day and after the wedding.

How does it work?

Booking

Our online booking and planning process is a breeze via your private client portal. Using the portal, we will send your personalised quote, with electronic signature option on our contract, deposit details and short booking questionnaire (to get to know you both). The entire process takes 2 minutes!

To book your elopement, all that is required is a single $500 non-refundable deposit for Barefoot Elopements or a $1,000 non-refundable deposit for our Signature Collections.

This one-off deposit payment will secure your team of award-winning vendors who will help make your luxury wedding day everything you dreamed it would be.

Co-ordination (Us)

Knowing our Luxe couples are searching for a luxury celebration at an affordable price tag – we include a wedding coordinator with all our collections, who will bring together all the final details of your celebration after you’ve had the  opportunity to liaise with our packaged vendors while planning any other elements to the day you wish to incorporate (like the perfect dress, rings and sparkling wine). To keep our packages affordable without substituting luxury we have a streamline process to booking, planning and executing your elopement or micro wedding. Our packages include the following: 

In the Lead up to your wedding day:
  • 1-hour phone or Face Time consultation. 
  • You’ll get to know your vendors as you get creative together and they’ll guide you through the process of their specific component to the day.
  • Our team will work together behind the scenes and lodge council permits, legal documents, mood boards etc.
6 – 12 weeks before your wedding day:
  • Final consultation by email .
  • Delivery of your wedding day timeline and run sheet.
  • Reconnect with your vendors to reconfirm all the details of your day.
  • Final guest numbers confirmed.
  • Vendor booking, contracts and payment coordination. 
 
On your wedding day
  • 3hrs x “On the day” wedding day coordinator 
  • Times may change during peak and off-peak times
Wedding Day Timeline

We reconnect with you 6-12 weeks before your wedding date with a final Questionnaire. By now you should have confirmed all the final details such as your accommodation; if you need any extra Hair and Makeup services for guests or budget for services like a Live Musician or Videographer. Once you have completed your final Questionnaire we will be able to put together your Wedding Day Timeline. This will be a detailed timeline of your wedding day ready for you, your guests and vendors. 

Ceremony Time

We recommend a ceremony time 1.5-2 hours before sunset. You can Google the ceremony suburb and wedding date to find out the sunset time. It is important to have your ceremony time close to sunset for flattering light and comfort for you and your guests. This leads nicely into Golden Light portraits as newly-weds. It’s all about chasing beautiful light! 

Hair + Makeup 

We will work backward from your ceremony time > travel to the ceremony > allow time for you to get dressed and delays. On average we require 1 hour for one bridal Hair and Makeup artist. You can add up to 6-8 x ladies for Hair and Makeup starting 3-4 hours before you need to leave for the ceremony. This is simply a guide. 

Planning (You – The Couple)   

While we have designed our Luxe Elopements to be easy and stress free, we want them to be true to your love story, so we can get to know you both. Aside from the date and time of your wedding we want to learn about your personal styling (Dress/Suit/Accessories), reception venue preferences (Local bars/Cafes/Restaurants), styling/theming vibes and any additional vendors outside of our team you might like to include in your elopement.

Styling

Rustic or Contemporary? Formal or Casual?  Styling is an important part of your wedding day. Styling is your wedding theme, colour palette or styling hire pieces for your ceremony and/or reception. As part of your elopement you will have access to our talented team of ladies who will guide your through your styling hire, floristry and hair and makeup choices. We don’t need your final decisions until 1 month before your elopement date, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the process!

Refer to our Styling Guide for some great ideas to get your started or send us a Pinterest board

Reception Options

From the beach to the hinterland, from Byron Bay to Burleigh, at Luxe Elopements we are able to make the process of selecting a venue for your reception a little easier. We have connections with venues from local restaurants, and bars to traditional wedding venues.

Or if your wedding dream is r something a little more private, maybe you’d like a Private Chef Team at @2cooksinakitchen who comes to your Airbnb!

Download our venue guide here (This link on your website didn’t open for me)

Here are some of our favourite micro wedding locations

Important Information

To get legally married in Australia, you must complete a Notice of Intended Marriage Form. Once you have selected your Marriage Celebrant from our list of vendors, they will assist you in completing the necessary paperwork in the required timeframe. It is important to note that under most circumstances, your notice of intended marriage form bust be lodged with your chosen celebrant at least one month prior to the wedding. You will also be required to provide your celebrant with original ID documents, in the form of Birth Certificates and Driver’s license OR passports and if you have been married before, proof of termination of any previous marriages.

If your wedding is going to take place on public land, like a beach or in a park, local councils may require a permit application and/or hire fee. Our team will take care of all of this on your behalf as part of your elopement package.

On the day

We send you a detailed timeline 6-12 weeks before your wedding, this is when we confirm all the details for your big day. Including guest numbers, accommodation, finalise your run sheet etc. So on the day of your wedding your love story goes as planned Sarah-Jane will personally be by your side all day! She is supported by a talented team who are not afraid to go above and beyond to make your wedding day everything that you dreamed it would be! Our approach is about “collaboration not competition”.

Typical Wedding Day Run Sheet

We will supply you with a details Wedding Day Timeline. We work the day “backwards” from sunset times. This ensures you have soft, flattering Golden light for your newly-wed portraits and your outdoor ceremony is comfortable for you and guests.

Delivery of Images

After your wedding you will receive a sneak peek collection of images via email gallery to share with loved ones within 24-48hours of your wedding day!

Our online galleries are password protected and cloud based. You can access it from any device from around the world. Easy to view, share and download images safely and immediately back them up to your Google Photos or Dropbox account!

Images are also available by USB upon request. They are fast becoming obsolete (Remember CDS?) and often get lost and are not a reliable method to access and store such precious memories.

Your final gallery of images will be delivered between 6-12 weeks. We can guide you through ordering albums, prints and wall art.

Payment Schedule

We have structured our payment schedule to be as pain free as possible. At the time of booking we require a single non-refundable deposit/retainer. Final payment is then due no later than 6 weeks before your wedding date.

Time to Wedding Day

Deposit

Package

1 – 6 Months

$500

Barefoot Collection

1 – 6 Months

$1,000

Signature Collection

6 – 12 Months

50%

25% 6 months out and the remaining balance 6 weeks out

Important Information

To get legally married in Australia, you must complete a Notice of Intended Marriage Form. Once you have selected your Marriage Celebrant from our list of vendors, they will assist you in completing the necessary paperwork in the required timeframe. It is important to note that under most circumstances, your notice of intended marriage form bust be lodged with your chosen celebrant at least one month prior to the wedding. You will also be required to provide your celebrant with original ID documents, in the form of Birth Certificates and Driver’s license OR passports and if you have been married before, proof of termination of any previous marriages.

If your wedding is going to take place on public land, like a beach or in a park, local councils may require a permit application and/or hire fee. Our team will take care of all of this on your behalf as part of your elopement package.