One of the most iconic wedding & elopement locations on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, is ‘One Tree Hill’ at Maleny. It is located on the private property of a working farm and has some of the best views out over the Glass House Mountains. It has been the wedding photo location for hundreds of loved up couples over the years. And this was the amazing location for Isobel & Rhys’ intimate elopement, which was photographed by the equally amazing Naturally Jek Photography.
This is how the love story of Isobel and Rhys started…
“We met at the local pub where he so smoothly won me over by splitting his pants clean in two and asked/begged me to take him home so he could change. I was sober he definitely was not haha.”
Couples choose to elope for a variety of reasons. This is why these guys did a beautiful small elopement…
“Our priorities changed a lot when we had our son we didn’t see the need to spend thousands of dollars on an event for one day we wanted to focus on celebrating our love and the life we made with each other with our nearest and dearest friends and family.”
Telling family and friends you are having an elopement or small wedding can be tricky. Some families expect a big traditional wedding. And the idea of an elopement is a foreign concept to them…
“We were upfront and honest about it I don’t think everyone loved the idea at first but they came around we also had COVID to take into consideration and lockdown or not we were getting married that day even if it was just us two on a hill.”
The location for your elopement is a huge decision. The location will set up the whole look and feel of your elopement.
“I had heard about one tree hill from my sister in law and I asked my husband if we could go and look at it. It instantly reminded me of home with the rolling hills and green landscape it became our wedding venue then and there.”
“We had our ceremony just before sunset on one tree hill. We had an acoustic singer and our friends standing around with a handful of chairs for the people who couldn’t stand it was quick simple and perfect.
“The night before our wedding it hailed like torrential rain and hail we were petrified we’d have to get married inside the air bnb. My cake also fell over twice the morning of the wedding and required some quick reconstruction but somehow none of this mattered.”
The best thing about eloping at One Tree Hill Maleny was…
“It took the stress away from us we didn’t have to spend the whole night talking to hundreds of people we got to enjoy our wedding the food, the people, the music and each other.”
Advice for future couples thinking of eloping at One Tree Hill Maleny or anywhere else for that matter…
“If it’s something you want to do then do it you won’t regret it but you’ll probably regret not doing it.”
These are the One Tree Hill elopement vendors that were involved in this amazing day!!
Elopement Photographer – Naturally Jek Photography
Venue – One Tree Hill Maleny
Celebrant- Rinn Ilett
Makeup – Sian Howard
Music- Will Brighton (call me will)
Food – Parma street food
Furniture – L&M events
Dress – Cairns Bridal & Accessories
Suit – Myer / YD