Oh hey 2020, what a crazy ride you’ve been so far! Did you have a big, glorious wedding planned before Covid-19 came along with its unsanitised hands and screwed it all up for you? Well, Rona, you can go take a giant leap into the nearest trash can because Big Love Elopements has an alcohol based solution to all your dilemmas! 

CAN WE GET MARRIED DURING COVID-19?

Absolutely. There’s just a few rules to abide by at this stage. With the announcement of new restrictions coming into effect in Victoria as of June 1st 2020, the news got us pivoting for joy! In case you missed the memo, you can now have up to 20 guests PLUS the couple PLUS the celebrant (that’s 23 people in total) at your wedding. Holy moly that is great news because BIG LOVE ELOPEMENTS are back in business baby! 

So here is our proposal to you… ELOPE NOW, PARTY LATER! 

CAN WE ELOPE AND STILL HAVE A WEDDING?

You sure can have your cake and eat it too! Going ahead with a legal ceremony during lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with every man and his dog down the track. With so much uncertainty surrounding us at the moment, who knows when we will be allowed to cram ourselves onto a dance floor and party like it’s 2019. So why not take the pressure off yourselves and get married now, THEN plan one incredible party when you know you can hug every single one of your guests without fearing for your life. You can also just get straight to the party side of things without having to sit through all the legal stuff too.

WHY SHOULD WE ELOPE?

We know firsthand just how intimate and special it can be to marry the one you love in front of just a handful of your nearest and dearest. It means the ceremony can be focused purely on you as a couple and the love you have for one another, nothing else. With Jessie working hard to create and deliver the most wonderfully crafted personalised script, eloping will give you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the moment without having to worry about anything else on the day. Jake’s relaxed and cruisy nature will make you feel instantly comfortable in front of the camera and eloping means you can avoid those awkward family photos when all you want to do is get to the bar amiright… Just bring your esky, fill it with bubbly and a big slab of brie and you’re all set! And we are totally up for other guests Zooming in to watch. We can even arrange that side of things for you, we are pretty great. 

DO WE HAVE TO HAVE GUESTS AT OUR WEDDING?

To legally marry in Australia, you must have two adult witnesses present and one of those witnesses can be Jake while he captures the moment on camera. We can also help to arrange another witness too if you want to keep it on the down low. 

We’re not saying this concept is for everyone but it may be an option that you never thought of and may be perfect for you. And for all of those out there that haven’t ever wanted the bells and whistles or are dreading blowing $50 000 on one day, now is the perfect excuse to keep it chill. 

So if you’d like to hear more about eloping in Geelong, Great Ocean Road, Surf Coast or Bellarine then hit us up. We are so keen to get you hitched! 

Big Love,

Jessie and Jake

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