Blue Mountains Elopement Wedding – Mount Wilson is a heritage garden village in the Australian Blue Mountains. This is the location where Ben and Steph chose to have their wedding after getting engaged in September 2019. On the day of their engagement, Ben secretly planned his proposal to Steph and thought of a way to capture the moment so they could cherish it forever.
Steph said “We got engaged at Kangaroo Valley, after months of postponing the day trip there. At the end of the day, Ben set up a camera to record us walking through the river and when we got to the other side he proposed.”
As you can imagine Steph was over the moon with Ben’s wonderfully romantic proposal!…Especially after realising Ben had captured it all on film!
In the coming months, Ben and Steph set a date and arranged to have an outdoor wedding with friends and family present. Their favourite season is Autumn/Fall and after visiting the Yengo Sculpture Gardens, they knew it was the perfect place for their wedding day.
Steph said “Autumn is my favourite season because of the gorgeous colours it brings. Since we wanted to get married outside it felt like the perfect way to have a beautiful neutral natural colour scheme.
…We loved the quiet beauty of Yengo Sculpture Gardens. The age and story it carries with every plant, all readily told by the owner who has cared for it for 40+ years lends to the Australian history of the area. The garden carried strong hints of the bush, only with well kept grass and beautiful, interesting artworks. The couple who care for it are lovely and have a beautiful story themselves. I would highly recommend that you visit the gardens when you can. “
Unfortunately with the global outbreak of Covid-19, Ben and Steph’s wedding day could no longer take place in the way they’d planned. With not much time on their hands and limited options, they seized the moment before the restrictions came into force…
Steph said “We hadn’t originally planned it, but when the restrictions were announced we put together an unofficial ceremony with all of our wedding preparations we’d done before the restrictions were put in place. We got to spend a few hours celebrating with family and our close friends.
…Later, on what was supposed to be our big wedding day, we eloped in our chosen wedding venue with our photographer (the lovely and very talented Hayley Rafton) and my mother as our witnesses. It was such an intimate and special moment and, even though it wasn’t what we’d originally planned, we wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
Take a look at their beautiful elopement in the Yengo Sculpture Gardens captured by Hayley Rafton...
Photography Credit: Hayley Rafton Photography
Ben and Steph had an intimate outdoor ceremony with Steph’s Mother and photographer, Hayley Rafton, as witnesses.
Ben and Steph took time to explore the gardens, coming across little waterfalls, flower gardens and a 200+ year old tree.
They took a walk up to a lookout point next to a waterfall in the Blue Mountains for sunset…
Steph made her own wedding dress and she hiked in it too ! Isn’t that amazing !!
The wind blew the waterfall below upwards and gave them a sun shower whilst the sun went down.
Photographer Credit and Thank-You’s
Thank you to our Elopement Wedding Planner member Hayley Rafton for allowing us to showcase her amazing work from this stunning Blue Mountains Elopement.
Thank you kindly to Ben and Steph for sharing their special day with us and our readers. We wish you all the happiness in the world!
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