This blog post will cover the best of the best (in my opinion!) in a guide to help you elope here in this beautiful place of Perth, WA.
Choosing WHERE to elope is kind of the main event of an elopement – picking a place in Perth can feel simple and overwhelming all at once, considering the many beautiful places and spaces to choose from. I have written two blog posts on venues and locations, so be sure to check them out!
Location: Lexia WA 6079, Australia
At first glance, you wouldn’t think there is much too to behold here at “the pines” but beyond the first glance is certainly much magic to see.
The Pines covers an area larger than central suburban Perth – North past Yanchep and East to Bullsbrook. There is so much peace in the midst of the trees, and it helps you to feel as though you have stepped into your own world, just for your special day. The smell of the pine trees and the colours all around you are certain to set the stage for your magnificent elopement.
Location: Orlov Trail, Cathedral Ave, Brigadoon WA 6069, Australia
“Located in Brigadoon, this picnic and bush walking spot at Bells Rapids is a prime viewing area to see competitors in the annual Avon Descent White Water Race battle the rapids.
Explore the streams and waterfalls as you wander along the nature walks beside the Avon River. The area is not recommended for swimming. Access to the rapids is via a gravel road which leads to a car parking area. Dogs are permitted but remember to keep them on a leash.
Bells Rapids is also the habitat of the beautiful grey kangaroo which can be seen at certain times of the year in abundance. You will enjoy scenic views of the countryside and coastal plains on this unique circuit walk trail.”
Location: 1198 Ocean Reef Rd, Woodvale WA 6026, Australia
“Perry’s Paddock is named after John (Jack) Perry who bred racehorses and held race meets on his property at the site. The ruins that are still visible are the remains of his old stables and homestead. Part of the Yellagonga Regional Park, there are many walking and cycle paths that are open all year round.”
Choosing when to elope, especially in Perth, is kind of a big deal. My professional recommendation?
September-November or February-April. And best time? Midweek. Less crowded and more privacy, especially at places like hiking trails or outdoor spaces.
MY TOP VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS
LET’S START WITH THE CELEBRANTS
Creating lighthearted, meaningful ceremonies for easygoing couples.
“Whether you just want to leave it all to me, or take a more hands-on approach to planning your ceremony, I want your wedding to be one of the best days of your lives. Most importantly, I want you to feel that the whole process is stress-free… and that’s something I’m an expert in.”
Obsessed with Love, a passionate story-teller and all about light-hearted, fun ceremonies
NEXT UP IS THE DRESS SHOPS
Of course I had to include the place where I bought my very own elopement dress, not to mention the same place where many of my brides have as well:
Location: 347a Oxford Street, Leederville Western Australia 6007
Tuscany Bridal: a personalised experience
“At Tuscany Bridal we ensure you receive a personalised experience along with astounding service from the moment you walk through the door and throughout your journey to find the perfect wedding gown. We understand that choosing the perfect wedding gown can be daunting and perhaps stressful but our experienced and friendly consultants will take their time and make you feel comfortable and relaxed, whilst making your decision. Our Spacious and luxurious store is located on Oxford St, near the corner of Brittania streets, in Leederville makes for the perfect day out.”
Gowns exclusive to Perth and Leederville
“Our modern range of wedding dresses, sourced from all corners of the globe, which are exclusive to Perth, are elegant and absolutely nothing is spared when it comes to quality and design as well as fantastic value for money. We ensure that Tuscany Bridal is at forefront of Bridal Fashion, constantly sourcing New designs and looks for the Individual Bride. We have a range of gowns to suit the needs, personality and essence of every bride to be, so you can be assured that we will help you find the perfect wedding gown.”
Open 7 Days a Week
“We are Open Monday through to Sunday, so book an appointment to enjoy the Ultimate Bridal Experience at Tuscany Bridal.”
Location: Handmade in Perth, Western Australia
Little Love Dresses for Unique Brides.
“Welcome to Elope Bridal! I’m Sonny and I design dresses for you, the relaxed, independent, fun and slightly less traditional bride. My dresses are all mini and perfect for a registry wedding, a vegas chapel elopement, micro wedding or even a backyard wedding. Getting married in a hurry or thinking about surprising your guests on the dance floor in a reception dress? These little love dresses are ready to wear and can be sent straight to you so bring on the FUN!“
FOOD TO EXPLORE
“Catering for your event is stress free when booking a graze with us!
Guests are not only greeted with feast of food, they can help themselves with as much or as little as they like with no one missing out. A great ice breaker at events, it brings people together creating conversations and flavour combinations!
Our tables cater for groups of 20 upwards.”
HAIR & MAKEUP
Huge shoutout to the human that did my elopement hair and makeup, Michaela is a Mobile Hair & Makeup Artist located Perth & South West WA and 🌈 Friendly
DON’T FORGET THE FLOWERS
“WE PLAN & DESIGN BLOOMS THAT CAPTURE THE IMAGINATION
Beautiful stylish blooms can help bring any event to life, whether it’s a few soft touches here and there, or large show stopping designs to WOW your guests. We are passionate about using flowers and foliage to create natural designs with unique character, which our clients love. What’s more, we make it easy by providing you options and assistance in making the right decision to meet your vision”
The Petal Shed
“I’m an enthusiastic wife & mum of 3, with a background in fashion & dressmaking.
Born in South Africa, I travelled and worked in London before settling down in Perth.
After working in fashion & creating gorgeous couture wedding gowns for 15 years, I was inspired to try another creative avenue, that would challenge me all over again.
This is when I made the move into floristry and established “The Petal Shed” in 2016.
I’m blown away by how much I love working in this space, using seasonal flowers and supporting local growers whenever possible.
At The Petal Shed studio we are always on the lookout for the most up to date blooms and arrangements, to ensure we are at the forefront of industry design and concepts. Most importantly, it’s all about the 1 to 1 service, making your experience memorable and individual like you.”
Flowers of Leeming
“Flowers of Leeming can provide stunning floral arrangements and bouquets for your next event, wedding, or special occasion. With same day delivery available, you can order flowers online and make someones day by sending them a customised bouquet, orchid plant, or one of our vintage jars.
Regardless of your style, budget or requirements, we can arrange flower bouquet, arrangements and vintage vases for delivery across Perth. Make someones day!”
I hope this blog post was helpful as you navigate planning your elopement in Perth, WA. If you need any advice, or someone who has been there to give you some guidance, get in touch! I’d love to help you make your dream day a reality.