Wallaringa Farm⁠ Elopement

Wallaringa Farm⁠ Elopement

We are excited to share the beautiful elopement of Hannah & Stephen, which took place at Wallaringa Farm and was beautifully photographed by Ell from Rouge Weddings.

Wallaringa Farm is a stunning sanctuary tucked away in the magnificent rolling hills of Dungog Shire. It has a luxury three-bedroom farmhouse and is situated on 750 acres of epic Australian countryside. And this was the backdrop for Hannah & Stephen’s beautiful elopement.

This is how Hannah & Stephen’s love story began…

“Stephen and I met back in 2015 when I was working as a checkout chick at
Coles, he would come do his shopping and wait to be served by me, we would
awkwardly smile at each other, he asked me out and I said no (cause I was
too shy) years of flirting over groceries and we finally started dating.”

“When Stephen and I discussed getting married I said to him “whatever you do
just don’t propose on a boat” (he loves boats but I get sea sick), one
sunny day he took me out into Brisbane water, put on some John Mayer, got
down on one knee and asked me to marry him, I was not expecting it (as we
were on a boat) but it was so so amazing, and that experience has actually
made me love going out on boats.”

Couples choose to elope for a whole variety of reasons. This is why they chose to elope….

“Stephen and I are both really chill, love minimal and hate a fuss, we also
viewed a wedding as something personal that we selfishly didn’t want to
share with anyone (sorry mum), other than that we couldn’t justify spending
an arm and a leg on a wedding especially when we don’t own our own him yet.”

If you have a secret elopement, telling family and friends can be tricky. This is how they told everyone…

“We waited a couple of weeks after eloping, had some photos and a bottle of
wine, and shared them with our nearest and dearest very casually, the
reaction was split, some people were overjoyed and some were a bit upset.”

This is how Hannah & Stephen described the rest of their elopement at Wallaringa in their own words…

“We actually had a traditional wedding booked in for early 2024 but our
hearts weren’t really in it… I randomly came across Wallaringa Farm on
Instagram one day and fell in love! Instantly I thought this is it! This is
where we need to get married. We wanted a chill, relaxed, beautiful
wedding, where we could feel comfortable and Wallaringa had all that and

“The ceremony was everything we could have imagined. The sun was shining, we
were surrounded by nature and had the best people surrounding us. The
ceremony was so intimate and relaxed, we felt like we could really put our
heart on our sleeves. I’d never seen Stephen speak from the heart like he
did, he actually cried, it was really beautiful.”

“What I loved most about our elopement was that it was perfectly imperfect,
the wind was blowing, knocked over out flowers and our baby Maya was in
the worst mood ever. Crying the whole time.”

“The morning of our wedding was the best, we got up early had a nice brekkie
in town, bought some vanilla essence so we could ice our home made wedding
cake and popped into a local boutique called chic and antique where the
lovely lady helped me out. I had forgotten to bring perfume along with me
so the lovely lady gifted me with 2 sample bottles for free to wear on my
wedding day!”

Here is some really valuable advice on why eloping is so good…

“We loved how easy it was, no anxiety leading up to the day and we were able to pour money into what we really wanted, like the beautiful venue/accommodation, delicious intimate catering, incredible photography and videography and absolutely stunning florals. If we hadn’t eloped we wouldn’t have been able to afford such high quality vendors.”

“100% recommend investing in quality vendors to capture your day so you can
eventually, share the beautiful day with your loved ones.”

Elopement vendors involved in this Wallaringa Farm⁠ Elopement:

Venue: Wallaringa Farm⁠

Photography: Rogue Weddings⁠

Celebrant: Julie Muir Celebrant⁠

Planning: @weekday_wedded_bliss

Flowers: @theflowershopdungog⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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