our beautiful elopement giveaway – take 1, 2, 3 & 4

our elopement giveaway 2022

and we give gratitude for our 2020 ‘love is not cancelled’ elopement giveaway

Wowee!!! We are so excited to launch our second ‘Elopement Giveaway’. We married our gorgeous Stephy and Ben from our first Elopement Giveaway on 7th November 2020. This day was so beautiful and all the vendors that made this happen – they are just the most amazing women and men who are so incredibly passionate about their own Gippsland Wedding Businesses. I stand in gratitude and respect to these incredible Vendors who made our amazing day with Stephy and Ben so so so beautiful!!

elopement giveaway 2021

Gippsland is so blessed to have such incredible Wedding Vendors. This amazing group of people and businesses have come together to be part of this beautiful Elopement Giveaway. These vendors truly, are something special. You will love love love these beautiful businesses helping you create your own stunning wedding day! AN ELOPEMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR PARTNER + 4 WITNESSES VALUED AT $10,999. You just turn up and say ‘I do’.

Everything will be beautifully styled and created for your amazing Wedding Day.

As part of this amazing giveaway, your stunning wedding will be featured in the next gorgeous Issue # 5 of I do I do Gippsland which will be launched in July 2021 and will grace 7 pages within our magazine.

23 incredible Gippsland Vendors have come together to create the wedding of your dreams with so much love. We are so excited to ‘pay it forward’ to one amazing couple.

our 2021 elopement winners – Lauren & Josh

To Begin…We are so happy to announce that our Second Elopement Giveaway (February 2021) went to a gorgeous couple – Lauren and Josh! In 2020, our first year of COVID, and our First Elopement Giveaway was won by Stephy and Ben. To see so much love and commitment between these two couples is truly inspiring, and we congratulate both couples on their marriages and celebrate their ‘love stories.’And while the packages were stunningly amazing, neither of them would have been possible if it were not for the 24 superbly talented Gippsland vendors who are featured throughout these pages.As we put the pages together for our stunning Issue # 6, we stand in gratitude and love for the opportunity to make a contribution to the life and ‘love story’ of Lauren and Josh. We know these memories will last a life time.

the proposal

When it’s meant to be, then nothing, it seems, can get in the way. And that’s just what it was like for Lauren and Josh.As soon as they met in 2013, there was a deep and instant connection. The incredible bond of love, trust, and heart felt devotion just continued to grow. They were the best of friendsand knew they could never be apart.Josh chose a clear, beautiful solitaire diamond that was setin rose gold, as Lauren’s engagement ring. They went with their three children to their favourite beach and then walked to Cape Liptrap Lighthouse. The day was sunny, the scene magnificent, and the love between them and their be loved children abounded.Josh asked Lauren to marry him. With joy, happy laughter, and boundless love, they enjoyed family time together and then celebrated in the evening with family and friends. The day was perfect!

the gown

Grace from Twelve South Bridal created a beautiful, calming, safe and supportive experience for Lauren. Lauren felt drawn to the Kellylin Couture range and fell in love with the stunning Chanel gown.‘It’s true!You know when you see the one.’

The square neckline, the elegant straps, and captivating design gives the illusion of a two-piece. ‘It’s hugging, but it flows with a sparkly finish and beautiful train. I just love it!’ Lauren shared.

the wedding

With the whirlwind of 2020/21, Lauren and Josh hadn’t considered making plans to marry. But timing, circumstances, and events just rolled into the most amazing opportunity. Lauren’s best friend Caz, urged Lauren to enter the second I do I do Gippsland Elopement Giveaway, and Lauren and Josh were the winners.

On May the 26th 2022, Lauren and Josh’s wedding day finally happened. After four wedding dates, a pandemic, a country in turmoil, and quiet determination, their love story eclipsed all else. It was intimate, amazing, and so beautiful.

Lauren and Josh shared their day with their children Trè, Mia, Luca, family and friends, which was just the most stunning celebration. Love really does win in the end.

The many Gippsland wedding vendors created the perfect day for Lauren and Josh.The day was a sacred reflection of what can happen when a bunch of great people get together for one amazing purpose – LOVE!

lauren and josh’s amazing wedding vendors

We loved working with the many incredible talented wedding vendors of Gippsland, you will love them too!!!

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island Accommodation at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island, a 3 Bedroom Villa valued at $279.
De Boss Beauty Cowes – Wedding Beauty Prep from De Boss Beauty Cowes Phillip Island valued at $150.
Island Bay Ranch – Ceremony + Accommodation Ceremony Space provided by Island Bay Ranch in Open Air Chapel as well as your Wedding night accommodation in their gorgeous Airstream Caravan valued at $1500.
Dettie’s Unique Cake Designs Wedding Cake supplied by Dettie’s Unique Cake Designs valued at $550.
Brent Sinclair Catering – Catering for 6 people supplied by Brent Sinclair Catering valued at $300.
Country Care Dry Cleaners – Dry Cleaning – Have your wedding gown professionally dry cleaned at Country Care Dry Cleaners at a quoted cost and they will dry clean the Groom’s Suit, Shirt & Tie complementary for you. This is valued at $45.
The Pantry Phillip Island Grazing Platter for our gorgeous couple supplied by The Pantry Phillip Island valued at $120.
Maureen Miles Celebrant – Celebrant – An Elopement Package provided by Maureen Miles Celebrant valued at $650. Elopements are perfectly created for couples who want to have a stress-free experience and a simple, authentic and intimate ceremony, without the fanfare and fuss. It is also having the freedom to be yourselves when you get married. It takes just the two of you, two witnesses (over 18 years) and me. Maureen will help you personalise your ceremony and take care of all the legal requirements.
Island Cookie Box – Elopement Cookies – Tailored made ‘Celebration’ Cookies’ beautifully created by Island Cookie Box valued at $50.
Flowers of Phillip Island – Flowers & Styling – Ceremony Flowers, Wedding Bouquet & Buttonhole supplied by Flowers of Phillip Island valued at $8000.
Panthers MenswearGrooms Attire – $300 Voucher towards the Grooms Suit supplied by Panthers Menswear.
Twelve South Bridal Wedding Gown – 30% off the cost of a stunning Wedding Gown Supplied by Twelve South Bridal.
Makeup by EbonieWedding Makeup created by the amazing Ebonie – $495
Hair by Lauren – Wedding Hair created by the beautiful bride Lauren.
Over the Top Events  – Furniture Hire – Ceremony Furniture supplied by Over the Top Events and valued at $1002.
Myrtle Beech – Event Table Linen – Hand dyed table linen and napkins by Myrtle Beech valued at $90
Fitted by Sara – Lingerie – A gorgeous Lingerie Voucher for your Wedding Lingerie from Fitted by Sara valued at $150.
Gippsland Personalised Gifts Extra Signage & Stationery – cake / grazing signs / name tags / poetry cards valued at $350
Fields of White Beautiful Music at your wedding day valued at $645
Claire Davie – Photography – 3 Hour Elopement Package, including the following: 3 hours of continuous photography. All images editing and delivered via a professional online gallery. Images provided on a personalised USB and sent to your door supplied by Claire Davie valued at $1,500.
I do I do Gippsland – Eco Confetti Kit – 10 Confetti Cones + Eco Confetti supplied by I do I do Gippsland valued at $35.
I do I do Gippsland – Velvet Ring Box – A stunning Velvet Ring Box supplied by I do I do Gippsland valued at $55.
Try Angles Fashion – Wedding Shoes – Voucher towards your Wedding Shoes supplied by Try Angles Fashion valued at $120.
Sea + Paper Creative Studio – Stationery – Signage & We Eloped Cards (80) created by Sea + Paper Creative Studio valued at $600.
Morgan Lee Photography Videography – A handcrafted 3 Minute Film created to 1 song in our signature style made with love by Cooper & Morgan from Morgan Lee Photography valued at $1599. Extra – Full Ceremony will be provided at an additional purchase price of $500.
Phillip Island Winery – Wine – 2 Gorgeous Bottles of Wine + 2 Gorgeous Bottles of Bubbles supplied Phillip Island Winery valued at $156.

our grand elopement giveaway

Originally our prize was $10,999 and because of TAKE ONE, TWO, THREE and FOUR – our gorgeous Elopement Prize manifested into an incredible amount of $20,465. So much gratitude and love for all our vendors and I do I do Gippsland.

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