Yolaine + Paul | Port Douglas, Elopement, Queensland

On the 4th of August 2019, I was invited to a property in the heart of the rainforest to document an Aussie bloke marry his french madame. The venue, Rainforest Estate, is 9 acres of lush tropical rainforest. It’s a playground for photographers with a small creek surrounded by palms, vibrant gardens and a bamboo forest that provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. The guest list was small and intimate. Most guests travelled from France and spent the week exploring the Daintree Rainforest and Port Douglas. I arrived to capture the ceremony, family photos and portrait session.

The ceremony location and couple vows were nothing short of epic! Yolaine surprised Paul by singing a song for her vows while Connor Reid played his acoustic guitar. It sent shivers down my spine and had the guests and vendors in tears. It was a truly touching moment for all. The bamboo forest was the perfect contrast against the greenery. Eventcore provided and styled the area with bamboo furniture and arbour that was perfectly decorated with Nine Booms florals.

~ Wedding Vendors ~
Dress: Grace Loves Lace
MUA + Hair: Rachael Gregory
Celebrant: Anna Soltwedel
Florist: Nine Blooms
Styling: Eventcore
Venue: Rainforest Estate
Catering: Magic Mouthfuls
Musician: Connor Reid