Unique, quirky and fun ways to get married in Margaret River

Ya know what? Sometimes all a couple wants is to do something crazy on the biggest day of their lives. They want more than an elopement — they want an experience.

A phenomenal experience that they’ll remember and smile about for the rest of their lives.

If this is you, I’ve put together a crazy collection of fun elopement ideas in the Margaret River region…

Have a Fairy Good Time in the Forest…

Boranup Forest is one of my all time favourite “natural wonder” places in the world. Imagine standing amongst the towering karri trees as you say your vows — how humbling, inspiring and calming!

Boranup Forest wedding Margaret River
Boranup Forest :: Photo by Jacquie Simons


 There are literally dozens of beautiful spots in this forest, accessible from a variety of entry points.


Climb a tree…

Once, I climbed the Gloucester Tree in Pemberton and married a pair of cyclists at the top. They wore their lycras, signed the certificate, then hopped on their bikes and kept on riding. It was exactly what they wanted, and I was thrilled to help them get the ceremony they wanted. There’s a little album of their treetop wedding here, and they even made the Pemberton news!

wedding at the top of the gloucester tree pemberton

A moooooovellous idea…

For a quirky elopement in Australia, getting married amongst the cow herd scattered along the Cowaramup main street would have to be the quirkiest you can get. How udderly crazy!

cow-town cows quirky elopement idea
In 2012, the Cowaramup Retailers Association installed 42 lifesize fibreglass cow sculptures around the town, as a tourist attraction. (Image via the ABC.)

Wanna Get Wet?

You’ll be after the surf-lovers’ dream: a “wet wedding” by Russell Ord.

wet wedding in surf beach

An Enlightened Service at the Lighthouse

When Amanda and Alex first approached me with a request to marry on top of the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, I couldn’t wait to say “YES!”

I was more than happy to climb the many, many stairs to the top with the couple and their son, along with the lighthouse keeper and the photographer. (Their puppy had to stay downstairs.)

With 360-degree views across the Southern and Indian Oceans, and a stunning sunset backdropping the couple’s nuptials, the climb was worth the effort.

married at the lighthouse augusta


UP, UP AND AWAY — Most Amazing Wedding Idea Everrrrr

And for wow-factor (we’ll-talk-about this-for-the-rest-of-our-lives) ceremony, there’s the mile-high wedding*.

We depart from the Margaret River Heartland, and land at the private airstrip at one of Margaret River’s most elite wineries in time for your first meal together as husband and wife.

You’ll take off single and land, married.

To see how this works, check out this video of Tim and Jasmine’s mile-high wedding. Cool huh?

The Countdown is on, at the Lunar Circus

A plane ride not exciting enough for you? How about climbing the rocket-ship at Lunar Circus in Karridale then?


circus wedding margaret river

ideas of your own?

Feel free to contact me with special requests… Currently I’m looking into:

  • an Elvis wedding,
  • a farm wedding, and
  • a horse-driven wedding on a vintage sulky.

Nothing is too hard to investigate! 

Shine on!


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