These are two pretty darn impressive gals, people. A Registered Nurse (in intensive care, less) and a marine technician in the Navy… we weren’t kidding! And they had one darn impressive wedding, too. It’s bright and fun and throws tradition out the window. In actual fact it’s a reception party only (as they eloped a few days prior) and to top it off, it’s at the pub! With finishing touches by Forever Soles and Eternal Elegance on hair and makeup, as well as the talented Gui Jorge on pics, scroll down for all the good times captured…

THE VENUEWe had originally booked a venue in Marrickville prior to COVID, however, unfortunately, the venue ended up shutting down and we lost some money in the process. This put us off planning for a little while, which is when we came to the decision to elope. [But] we still wanted to celebrate and put on a party with all of our loved ones, so we picked one of favourite pubs in Newtown to help us celebrate, Coopers Hotel.”

THE INSPOWe just wanted to have a really colourful and fun vibe, the focus on the day was to be relaxed about enjoying everyone’s company.”

FAVE DETAILS “The staff at Coopers Hotel were absolutely amazing. They put so much energy and time into helping us have the best night. The Cake made by Lani’s Cakes was stunning and everyone raved about how delicious it was! And our backdrop by Bangin Hangins. It just added such fun vibe to the party and looks unreal in our photos! Overall, we were just really happy with how everything came together as we did most of the styling and decorations ourselves!”

MARRIAGE MEANS… “It feels so special and important because when we first started dating it still wasn’t even an option for us to be legally married. Watching the whole process play out of the postal vote was emotionally exhausting but to now be on the other side and celebrate our love is so special.” 

WE’RE GLAD WE… “Had a separate elopement on a different day. It helped us recharge our batteries and just take it all in a bit more!” 

STANDOUT VENDORSCoopers Hotel. The managers Sarah and Gigi – they both really went above and beyond to help us set up and enjoy our day. And our Photographer Gui Jorge. He took such amazing shots of the party as well as taking us around Newtown and just helping us feel super relaxed and in the moment.”

If you’re still looking for that sweet someone to create a gorgeous hair and makeup look on our big day, don’t be afraid to head to our Eternal Elegance Directory listing here. And while you’re at it, don’t miss another wedding from Gui’s Jorge here – he’s a magician behind the lens. But before you go anywhere, check out the rest of the pics below…

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Gui Jorge Florist DIY Dried Flowers Aim Go Floral Decor via Etsy (Small) & Essential Bloom Co Au via Etsy (Large) Vases Kmart Catering & Reception Coopers Hotel Cake Lani’s Rings Micheal Hill Hire Items Bangin Hangins (Back Drop), MyrtleBeech via Etsy (Cheese Cloth, Table Coverings), Glitzy Prints via Etsy (Card Box), Creating Monkies via Etsy & The Cozy Comfy Home via Etsy (Photo Guest Book) & Ikea (Tea Light Candles & Holders) Welcome Sign Peach Perfect Cards via Etsy THE BRIDE (Alisha) Bridal Gown Bec + Bridge Hair Ribbon Avra Things via Etsy Shoes Forever Soles Accessories Francesa (Earrings) Hair & Makeup Eternal Elegance Fragrance Calvin Klein THE BRIDE (Renee) Suit Shane Ave. Shoes Adidas Accessories The horse (Watch) Hair & Makeup Eternal Elegance Fragrance Dior