About Us

Geelong elopement specialists

Back in 2018, mates Jake and Jessie caught up over a coffee (why it was not a cocktail we have no idea) because we had an idea! We wanted to nut out a way of providing relaxed, fun and stress free weddings to couples who weren’t looking for all the bells and whistles of a big wedding. We realised so many couples these days had already started a family, or building a house or saving for something big and the idea of spending an exorbitant amount of $$$ on one day was seeing them put plans on hold or running for the registry office.

So we wanted to swoop them up in our arms and say “come fly with us darlings, we’ll set you free”,  we just weren’t sure how yet.

So over the course of the next year we caught up on the reg, drank our lattes (Jessie Soy, Jake Almond, who even are we?), worked through our thoughts and feelings (now I know why we didn’t do it over cocktails…) and once we cleared our heads, we concentrated on creating the freshest, juiciest, first of it’s kind elopement experience Geelong has ever seen, and voila!

Big Love Elopements was born!

We kickstarted our biz with our classic 2 Hour package which is still our most favoured flavour to date, and from there we have built on that dream and expanded our empire to create elopement experiences to suit every couple. And because we need more brightness and positive energy in our lives, we’ve since doubled our team and we are pinching ourselves as to how we lucked out with Verity and Chloe. They are the bomb!

If you’re looking for a no fuss way to celebrate your Big Love, drop us a line below.

Please know that we are supportive of ALL love. LGBTQI+ community – you are SO welcome here.

 

Jessie, celebrant

Small in height but certainly makes up for it in voluminous hair, Jessie will bring all the good vibes and relaxed feels to your day. She has a knack of putting everyone at ease, make your love story sound like it came straight out of a Disney movie and do it all with a smile on her face and a laugh at the ready.

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Jake, photographer

Believer of love. Lover of celebrations. Photographer of good vibes. I think my style is best summarised by this comment from one of my past couples: “You know, Jake, for a tall bearded redhead, we really didn’t notice you running around snapping that much. Thanks for making things so comfortable and so easy.”

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Chloe, celebrant

Looking for a stress-free, personal & light-hearted wedding ceremony? You’re in the right place. I place importance on helping my couples feel relaxed and at ease through the ceremony planning process. I have over ten years of experience in event management, and a wealth of life experience I offer to my couples.

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Verity, photographer

Whilst being a photographer is one of the things that make me very happy in life, this is also me:

A wife to a hot husband, a mum to two littlies, a vintage caravan owner and lifelong camper, a creative at heart, a coffee drinker and tea drinker, equally, and of course, a lover of love.

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Who we work with

These are the peeps that we love, and use to help us create our epic elopements. You don’t HAVE to use these people, but they come with big recommendations from us! Feel free to message them directly, and tell them you’re planning a Big Love Elopement!

If you’re getting married out of Geelong, ask us directly so we can provide local recommendations as we looooove to support local. But this crew is our go-to!

HAIR/MUA

Cassandra de Bruin Hair & Makeup

Hilary Holmes Makeup

Otway Beauty Co

RINGS/JEWELLERY

Ernest & Joe

VIDEOGRAPHY

Contact us directly for a tailored recommendation! It’s super important that your videography has the same style/vibe as Jake, so we help you find the perfect videographer.

"Fun, and stress free"

We cannot recommend Big Love Elopements enough! Jessie and Jake created the perfect day and their laid back vibe was exactly what we wanted. They made the whole process very enjoyable, fun, and stress free, which are what elopements should be :)

- Holly and Glen

"As soon as we met Jessie and Jake it felt like we were old friends"

We love Jessie and Jake! We were planning a big wedding and it just didn’t feel right. As soon as we saw our fav celebrant and photographer come together in the this amazing venture we just knew that this is meant to be! The whole process was a dream and so straightforward. They made us feel so special and happy the whole day. It truly was the best day of our lives and it’s all because of these two amazing beautiful people!!!!! We cannot recommend them enough.

- Emma and Lachy

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