Leigh and Richard’s intimate elopement, with just their parents along for the ride, was the stuff week-long holiday dreams are made of. Read on for all the juicy details, with photos by Brendan Back.

THE VENUE ” We visited the venue [Nutting Hills Villa] with Emily our wedding planner, and fell in love instantly! We wanted a space to stay for a week with our parents and it ticked all the boxes, [plus] it had a homey feel.”

THE INSPOWe wanted something intimate and special! Both sets of parents played a huge part in the ceremony and planning, we just wanted chill vibes! We hadn’t seen our parents for over three years so it was just about connecting.”

THE DRESSI’m not a dress girl, so I always knew I wouldn’t be in a gown, a suit felt right for me so it was just about finding the perfect one! Once I saw the Rachel Gilbert Scout Blazer and Shorts I had my heart set on it”.

WE’RE GLAD WE…We talk about this and honestly we wouldn’t change a thing, it went so smoothly! I guess that helps only having four guests, but we were just so comfortable! One thing that we LOVED doing was getting the parents involved, the mums came up to bless the rings which was just perfect and the dads were our witnesses.”

STANDOUT VENDORSDan who was on team Elope was fantastic, I handed him Polaroid cameras at the beginning of the day and asked him to be an unofficial photographer he also had my phone for BTS footage! He was fantastic!”

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