Four loved-up local couples tie the knot on the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day.

Love sure was in the air as the couples married in a Vegas-style elopement on the hour every hour of Valentines afternoon/evening with Geelong’s very best wedding vendors in the mix.

There’s no forgetting their anniversary now.

Annie Mullen-Walsh, aka Annie The Celebrant, has been in the wedding industry for more than six years and expressed that the wedding landscape has changed dramatically of late with a growing trend towards elopements and micro weddings.

“Elopements are great. Stress-free, fun and relaxed. They offer a more chilled, intimate way to say ‘I do’ without the stress or price tag often associated with wedding days.”

The Warehouse in Geelong provided the perfect industrial, cool setting for couples to take the elopement plunge on Valentine’s Day. “We had the perfect set up all ready to roll for them all with champagne flowing, good tunes pumping, Style Our Party on backdrop, Neon Hire Australia with the neon goodness and the sweet treat of Flourboy donuts.”

Hayley Brokling, who married her long-term partner Shaun in the elopement event, explains why they chose this non-traditional way of making it official.

“We were drawn to the ‘Be My Valentine’ elopements because once you have kids your priorities change. We still wanted to celebrate our love for one another but without the fuss or cost of a traditional big wedding.”

“Our favourite part of the day was having our children Daisy and Bodhi involved. I loved that they got to be part of our wedding. Daisy thought it was her wedding too and kept saying “we all got married.”

“It was the best day ever!”

Hayley and Shaun

‘Be My Valentine’ was so successful this Valentine’s Day the team are now planning their next event of this kind, continuing to offer a great alternative for couples with fuss-free – and legally binding – nuptials from Annie The Celebrant and professional photography by Nic Stephens.

“It has been so popular and so much fun we are already planning our next one,” explains Annie. “People can stay tuned to our socials for more info if they like the sound of it. Who needs Vegas when we have Geetroit?”

Ashleigh and Brent

Elly and Chad

CELEBRANT: @anniethecelebrant   |   PHOTOGRAPHER: @nicstephensphotography   |    VENUE: @thewarehousegeelong   |    HAIR: @blondeandblossom  |   MAKEUP:  @nakeetahmua  

Candice and Nick

Honourable mentions

CELEBRANT: @anniethecelebrant   |   PHOTOGRAPHER: @nicstephensphotography   |    VENUE: @thewarehousegeelong   |    STYLING: @styleourparty   |   SIGNAGE: @neonhireau   |   CATERING: @flourboy.geelong


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