All • 25 Jan 2018

Real Wedding – Elise and Dane

Real Wedding of Elise and Dane

Married on 27th October 2017


Our Engagement Story : We were staying at Burleigh beach, where Dane often went on family holidays as a child, and we went for a walk around the headland. We stopped at a look out and Dane started reading out poems he had written me and messages from when we first dated. He then started playing our song, ’10,000 Emerald Pools’, on his phone, and pulled out a tiny book titled ‘Our Adventures’. Inside were photos of us together and at the back was the ring! I of course said yes and he pulled out a bottle of champagne to celebrate!


The Wedding Location : We got married at Audley Weir at the Royal National Park, with our reception at Audley Dance Hall. We chose to get married here as we love the outdoors, and the Royal National Park was particularly special to us as we have been on many adventures together throughout the park. We really connected with the venue, and its peaceful surroundings and down to earth feel.



The theme of our Wedding: The theme of our wedding was Rustic Australian, and inspired by the riverside bushland setting.

The Bride’s Gown: Madi Lane ‘Sharne‘ – The dress was a beautiful bohemian, white lace dress. It hugged my curves, but still gave me the freedom dance the night away.

Dane says “I told myself I wouldn’t cry but when I saw Elise looking like an angel, I really struggled to hold the tears back. The dress fitted perfectly and looked like everything I ever dreamed of.”



Wedding Songs: The groomsmen performed their own rendition of ‘Boom! Shake the Room’, which got everyone on their feet and laughing.

Our first dance was to ‘Ho Hey’ by Lumineers.

A Memorable Moment: Looking into each others eyes at the alter thinking about the rest of our lives together and after all of the planning and build up, we are able to relax now and enjoy our day.



Advice to others planning their Wedding : Make sure to take time to truly enjoy your wedding. You only get one, and it is the biggest celebration of your life! Don’t sweat the small stuff, and allow extra time in your run sheet for you both to mingle with all your guests and enjoy your special day with the family and friends who came to celebrate with you.

Vendors :

Wedding Venue – Audley Dance Hall

Photography – Samantha Heather Photography

Hair – Makeup Mode

Make up – Makeup Mode

Caterer – Audley Dance Hall

Florist – Petal and Fern

Cake – Bride’s sister

Invitations & Calligraphy – Designed by the bride, printed by the groom.

Jewellery – Wedding rings by Waldemar Jewellers


Music / Entertainment – Vibe Wedding Band

Celebrant / Officiate / Minister – Amy Watson

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