Melissa + Marc
November 15 2022
Melissa and Marc’s Elopement at Villa Botanica: A Day of Love, Laughter, and Romance
Melissa and Marc’s elopement at Villa Botanica was a beautiful, intimate celebration of their love. The couple, who describe themselves as fun-loving and always ready to make each other laugh, wanted their wedding day to be relaxing, stress-free, and filled with cherished memories.
The day began with a leisurely breakfast for the couple, followed by a pampering session for Melissa, who got her hair and makeup done, while Marc enjoyed a soothing massage. The couple then indulged in a delightful high-tea style lunch, savoring each other’s company and enjoying the stunning views of Airlie Beach.
As a wedding photographer, I had the privilege of capturing the magical moments of Melissa and Marc’s special day. I photographed them getting ready, capturing their excitement and joy as they prepared to exchange their vows. We then headed out to take some photos at all the beautiful locations Villa Botanica has to offer.
The ceremony took place on a stunning platform overlooking the sea. Melissa looked stunning in her gown, and Marc looked dapper in his sharp suit. As they exchanged their vows and rings, their love for each other was palpable, and their laughter and joy lit up the entire venue.
After the ceremony, we took some more photos, capturing the couple’s natural chemistry and playful personalities. Melissa and Marc were incredibly relaxed and natural in front of the camera, making my job a joy.
As the sun began to set, the couple enjoyed a romantic degustation dinner on the sea deck, surrounded by twinkling festoon lights. The atmosphere was romantic and magical, and the couple savored each other’s company as they watched the sun go down.
Throughout the day, Melissa and Marc’s love for each other shone through. They are a couple who are clearly meant to be together, and it was a joy to see them celebrate their love in such a beautiful way.
As Melissa and Marc themselves noted, they aren’t a couple who have many photos together, despite being together for six years. Their elopement at Villa Botanica was the perfect opportunity for them to capture some beautiful photos that they can cherish for years to come.
Melissa and Marc’s love story is a testament to the fact that true love is patient, natural, and filled with laughter and joy. I was honoured to be a part of their special day and to capture their love in photos that will last a lifetime.