Tim and Josie Elope at the Kimpton Margot

Tim and Josie Elope at the Kimpton Margot

Tim and I recently decided to break tradition and host an intimate Sydney elopement for our own wedding. This time, we were the bride and groom, joined by our nearest and dearest, including our unborn son.

Mix and Match personalised glassware set

Tim and I met during a music audition orchestrated by our friend Matt, leading to the birth of our band, Duke. Tim surprised me with a heartfelt proposal during a “babymoon”, making our engagement extra special.

Groom and best man both drinking whisky on a wedding day

Choosing the perfect venue was a challenge for us, given our extensive experience in the wedding industry. We settled on the Kimpton Margot, a dog-friendly, Art Deco hotel where Duke had previously performed. Our decision was based on its unique style, excellent food, and convenience, as well as being easily accessible for our guests.

Tim and Josie at their wedding ceremony

For our wedding, Tim and I aimed for a modern, sophisticated, and luxurious yet relaxed vibe. We made a few personal touches to our celebration, such as an intimate first dance and heartfelt vows that brought tears to our eyes. 

We also brought personalised glassware for all of our beloved guests, as well as a personalised glencairn whisky glass for Tim, and a personalised champagne coup for me (with non-alcoholic bubbles of course!). 

Bride and Groom cheers on their wedding day

We credit our standout vendors, including hair and makeup artist Maria from 
Mia Loves Pretty, floral designer Elise Polito, celebrant Lisa Parker, and photographers Fiona & Bobby, for their exceptional contributions to the day. In A Maze captured the event beautifully in their videography.

Wedding cake featuring toy labrador

We were delighted to have our elopement featured by our amazing friends over at Wedshed. To read more about our special day, click here.


Video In A Maze // Venue The Kimpton Margot Hotel // Photos Fiona & Bobbi // Celebrant Lisa Parker // Florist Elise Polito // Personalised Glassware Nouvelle Glass // Robe Honey Birdette // Cake Procrastibakings // Bridal gown Bumpsuit // Groom’s suit Gibson // Hair and makeup Mia Loves Pretty // Wedding coordination Upside Down Events // Cake topper Entropy.