This beautiful and intimate Wildwood wedding in Kangaroo Valley, NSW. This story is of Sinead and Mitch, who decided to elope with just two of their closest friends and their daughter during the COVID pandemic. I guess you can call this a micro wedding or even better still, an elopement.
Wildwood Wedding, Kangaroo Valley
The venue chosen was Wildwood, Kangaroo Valley, situated towards the western end of the Valley, in the dense Aussie bushland.
If you like an Australian backdrop, may it be cliffs, bush and/or rock, this is the perfect place to get married. They even have a beautiful wedding ceremony spot overlooking the valley. It’s quite remarkable.
Sinead and Mitch’s Wildwood Wedding
Sinead and Mitch chose Wildwood for their elopement because as soon as they saw it, it just felt right. They looked at having a bigger wedding in popular venues in Sydney, but nothing felt right to them. Toni (the Wildwood owner) made everything feel so easy and stress free, the relaxed vibe helped them feel like Wildwood was the place for them.
On the wedding day they told me something quite funny. “We joked about running away and getting married within the first month of meeting each other. Wildwood, to us, felt like exactly what we had been looking for”, Sinead said.
COVID19 and Eloping
Eloping is a day solely about two people. It tied perfectly back to their comment about running away and getting married! With COVID and all of Sinead’s family living in Ireland it made sense for them to do it this way.
Mitch and I didn’t care about all the extra stuff that comes with a wedding.
Eloping meant that we had more stress-free time to actually spend with each other and after all isn’t that what you’re supposed to be celebrating!
We also saved on cost.
Planning A Wildwood Wedding
As there wasn’t too much planning, cost or guests involved it meant that our wedding could be a bit more flexible to suit us.
As Mitch is in The Navy, we have to be flexible with every aspect of our lives as things can change In a day, so with a larger wedding it would have been much more difficult/stressful to change things, if we needed to.
I’d love to shoot at Kangaroo Valley again, if you’re keen to see another Kangaroo Valley wedding, click here for Alex and Luke’s Melross Farm wedding.