Before we get into one of the most adorable mini-weddings EVER, you need to hear one of the most adorably low-key and smile-inducing proposal stories EVER! Moving into their new home, on their 5 year anniversary, South Aussie couple Lorynn and Francis were head down, bum up getting unpacked and settled in. Just as they’re high-fiving each other after a big successful day of moving, Francis says: “Wait, there’s one more box we forgot about!” He was referring to a very tiny engagement ring box of course, and delighted Lorynn with a marriage proposal.
This couple were always going to elope, and made a last minute decision to get it done on a trip to Adelaide last year. How did they managed to pull it all together? I Do Drive Thru Weddings, the one stop shop for cool couples who want to get.it.done (stylishly, of course!) Elopement-loving celebrant Lauren took care of the ceremony and paperwork, the most smiley and talented of photographers, Dani was behind the lens, add in a homemade cake, a couple of snazzy outfits and some beautiful blooms and voila – instant (gorgeous!) mini-wedding. The streets of Adelaide were the perfect backdrop, and the couple dropped in at Gang (sadly now closed) for a few happy snaps. Lunch at the Gilbert Street hotel rounded out a fabulous day.
Individual touches like a handfasting ceremony made their day particularly memorable, and Lorynn and Francis have this advice for engaged couples who might be tossing up an elopement style wedding: “It doesn’t matter what kind of celebration you have; someone is always going to have something to say; so make sure you’re having a celebration that captures you and your partner and no one else.” We couldn’t agree more!
Photography – Dani Bartlett Photography
Celebrant – Lauren the Celebrant
Florals – Flower Brain Adelaide
Ceremony Venue – Percy St, Adelaide CBD
Catering – Gilbert Street Hotel
Lorynn’s Dress & Shoes – Unique Vintage
Francis’ Outfit – Calvin Klein
Head piece – Slavi Rose
Francis’ Shoes – RM Williams
Planner – I Do Drive Thru Weddings
Rings – Vintage and Michael Hill