Your day. Your way.

Elope-on-a-Boat with Jay Flood !!!

I’ll pick you up on the Noosa River in a beautiful pontoon boat – can carry up to 8 of your guests. A platter of fresh fruits and nuts with champagne, wine and drinks to ensure a super relaxing amazing small wedding on the picturesque Noosa River.

We cruise the Noosa river waterways and find the best spot to have your wedding ceremony. The Elope-on-a-Boat cruise will run for 3 hours. Includes up to 2 hours of photography plus all post production, your own online gallery and your choice of the best 60 digital photos plus a bonus slideshow which you can share on social media with friends and family.

I’ll drop you off at a restaurant on the Noosa River for you to continue your celebrations as Noosa newest married couple!!! An amazing experience – intimate & all Noosa Style!

An elopement wedding can be a spontaneous, exciting and adventurous alternative to planning a wedding for many months and can be a memorable moment for a couple looking to ‘just do it!’

Best of all, it’s your day, your way.

Elopements or ‘secret weddings’ can be a very romantic, intimate affair between you and your partner on your special day. This makes the organisation of the event simple, swift and stress-free.

Elopements are often called ‘secret weddings’ due to the secretive, spontaneous nature of jumping on an aeroplane and running away to enjoy an intimate ceremony.

Despite this, many couples choose an elopement not to hide their love, but to celebrate it intimately with those who mean the world to them, saving time and money in the process.

In fact, the main reason many couples say they want to elope is to save money, and it’s a compelling factor when choosing whether or not to take the plunge.

For most weddings, the main cost comes from the number of people attending, as venues, caterers and celebrants often charge on a per head basis. For a successful elopement, you simply need your celebrant, two witnesses over the age of 18, and yourselves.

I find that many elopements can be extremely romantic to the bride and groom due to the seclusion of the ceremony and the intimacy of the process.

If you feel as though a romantic elopement is right for you, let’s chat about how I can help make the process simple, fun and affordable.

 

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Elopements vs. Traditional Weddings

There are a range of compelling factors that make eloping more appealing than a traditional wedding. Here are some top factors to be aware of when considering whether you should elope or not.

Eloping creates romantic intimacy

No need to worry about talking to your partner’s chatterbox great aunt, an elopement gives you the freedom to spend the day with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, and no one else!

Eloping helps you save money

Rather than spending a considerable sum of money on a venue and your hungry (and thirsty) guests, why not save your dollars for a more intimate affair like a destination elopement and a honeymoon rolled into one?

Eloping minimises stress

Weddings are meant to be an easy, fun event. Unfortunately, most of the day is spent trying to make sure everyone is happy, dealing with table-seating arrangements and more. An elopement removes this stress. It’s all about what you want, and what you deserve for your special day.

Elopements are all about location, location, location

There’s no limit on where you can get married when it’s just a party of two. From under the droplets of a rich rainforest canopy to the top of a gorgeous Hinterland mountain – Australia’s elopement destinations are limitless. Escape the crowds on a private beach, a secluded winery, wherever the two of you want to start your life’s journey together.

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What do I need to elope?

Even though elopements are considerably easier than a large wedding, there are some bits and pieces that need to be ticked off before you say “I do”.

For your marriage to be legally binding in Australia, you must:

  • Be of 18 years of age at the time of the wedding.
  • Have both partners sign a witnessed Notice of Intended Marriage form (NOIM) one calendar month prior to the wedding. I can guide you through this and submit these on your behalf.
  • Have a registered celebrant carry out your wedding. This is particularly important as a celebrant registered under the Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc. also needs to submit all legal paperwork on your behalf.
  • Have two witnesses over the age of 18 at your wedding.
  • Have an original copy of your birth certificate, if you were born in Australia, or if you were born outside of Australia, you must have your original birth certificate or passport from your country of birth.

Don’t stress if this sounds like a lot. I can guide you through this process and ensure that every item is ticked off along the way so you can enjoy the ceremony and forget about the paperwork.

Remember, this is your day, your way!

Why Choose Me?

Your wedding is exactly that – yours!

I understand that not every couple wants a traditional wedding. I work with your preferences for length of the ceremony, script, destination and more.

The flexibility I provide is all about ensuring your elopement is exactly how you pictured it.

Some unique services I provide as an elopement specialist include:

Quick and easy process

I provide complete guidance through the legality of marriage to my clients. I ensure the process is as efficient as possible so we can get to the ‘I do’s’ earlier.

Affordable prices

I make sure that my prices are fair, mid-range and competitive compared to many other celebrants in Queensland and NSW. I pride myself on providing the best value to my clients with a memorable, authentic ceremony that you won’t forget. Each cost is broken down for clients during our first complimentary meeting to ensure you know exactly where your money is being spent.

Adaptable & judgement-free

Want to wear a pink dress? Want to have a ceremony that’s got no rings, tradition or religion? Want to bring your dog along as a ring bearer? Let’s do it! I provide my clients with a judgement-free zone to allow them to feel as comfortable as they wish during the most special day of their lives.

Types of Elopements

Your elopement can be as extravagant or as simple as you like.

In my experience, elopements vary drastically from couple to couple – especially in the destinations each couple chooses for their special day.

If you are considering eloping in Noosa, you’ll need a local Noosa resident who knows how to make you feel truly at home on the beautiful beaches and stunning scenery that we have on the east coast of Australia.

While I am based in Noosa, I can also travel to other areas throughout the east cost to make your wedding dreams come true.

Your elopement ideas are very welcome and I’d love to hear how I can help.

Some incredibly romantic elope marriages I’ve been privileged to officiate include:

  • A secluded forest elopement
  • An intimate, private beach
  • A rustic, barn elopement
  • A local courthouse elopement
  • And many more

Got an idea on your own intimate elopement ceremony? I’d love to hear it!

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Legal Papers and Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM)

While opting for an elopement removes a lot of the extra decision making compared to a traditional wedding, your NOIM still needs to be completed no earlier than 18 months and no later than a month prior to your wedding.

As your celebrant, I am happy to guide you through this process and submit paperwork on your behalf.

Taking away a stress and replacing it with a smile has always been part of my service!

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Note: Your form must be signed in my presence.

Elopement locations

Wedding celebrants don’t just service their hometown; a good wedding celebrant will travel to you!

Primarily located in Noosa, I’m available to travel to where you want to hold your ceremony within a reasonable distance.

This includes:

  • Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Noosa
  • Caloundra
  • Maleny
  • And beyond

There are some gorgeous locations along the east coast of Australia and in Queensland that are perfect for elopements that I am happy to recommend in our first meeting.

Don’t commit to a thing. Let’s just chat about how I might be able to help

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Frequently Asked Questions

Celebrants typically charge less for elopements than for large weddings. My prices are competitive, fair and mid-range, so you can worry less about costs and focus on enjoying this huge milestone in your life instead.Get in touch today to organise your first complimentary meeting with me to talk through each individual cost associated with eloping. I can provide a more accurate quote for your elopement after meeting you and hearing your ideas for the special day.
Of course! Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world (although I might be biased!) and often sees visitors from overseas joining us for the celebration of their wedding. As long as you have lodged your NOIM and other required documents with your celebrant a calendar month prior to the wedding, your wedding is legally binding.
As long as you ensure all legal elements of an Australian wedding are included, your marriage will be legally binding both in Australia and outside Australia. I will lodge your certified copy of the marriage certificate with Registry Office of Births, Death and Marriages in the state you were married after the ceremony. This is a legal document that will be sent to you via mail approximately 8 weeks after the wedding.
Australia is a beautiful country to get married in all year round. However, if I had to choose, the Australian summer is iconic around the globe as the best time to visit this beautiful country, so between December – February is the ideal time to get married in Australia if you want a stunning beach wedding. But we are lucky in Queensland to have more than 300 days of sunshine every year, so there’s never a bad time to tie the knot.

Let’s make your ceremony unforgettable, no matter how many champagnes you have.

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