When Stars Align: Silvery Celestial + Rustic Elopement Inspiration in Australia’s Only Monastic Town

Australian Celestial Inspiration

When stars align… sometimes you just have those magical days (or nights), and you meet the one. You know? So, it’s kind of fun to pay homage to that night with a celestial-inspired theme, no?

Photographer, Alannah Liddell, shares a bit more about this dreamy elopement inspiration: The idea behind this styled shoot was stripping down a full wedding day too its bare bones, two lovers leaving the rat race behind to the beautiful town of New Norcia in Western Australia. New Norcia is only monastic town in Australia, and it set such a cool + quaint backdrop for the day.

Let’s head to the land Down Under for this moody elopement inspiration:

calligraphy invitation

How darling is this hand-illustrated map meets invitation that Chi Borrello crafted?

The Details

silver bouquet

star head piece

In honor of the night their stars crossed, Kezani Jewellery contributed this stunning celestial-inspired hairpiece.

Australian Celestial Inspiration

Australian Celestial Inspiration

The Ceremony Space

silver painted florals

Complementing the rustic backdrop, while still keeping with the celestial theme, Sir Botanical created a silvery bohemian backdrop!

Australian Celestial Inspiration

Australian Celestial Inspiration

confetti exit

LIKE MAGIC. Oh, and that gorgeous dress with the flared bell sleeves + star detailing? It’s by Rue de Seine, from the boutique Through the White Door.

Australian Celestial Inspiration

Intimate Dinner for the Newlyweds

Australian Celestial Inspiration

I chose a celestial theme because I personally have a massive fascination with outer space, I think both love and the cosmos have a lot in common, they are both wild, unpredictable and we really don’t know much about them at all and I think that, in and of itself, is a beautiful thing.

blue celestial cake

Twinkle lights, pampas grass, a stunning cake by The Cake and I that resembles the night sky, and midnight blue accents… how dreamy is this tablescape?!

Australian Celestial Inspiration

Australian Celestial Inspiration

Did you notice the bride’s many changes throughout the day? We pulled a few similar looks below:

Australian Celestial Inspiration

My aim is to convince more brides in Australia to elope… and you can find hidden beauties within the country to do so! The only two people who matter on a wedding day are you and your partner, so why not make it just that? Just them, confessing their love in a unique place that will always have special meaning to them.

Australian Celestial Inspiration

Australian Celestial Inspiration

A moody + romantic evening in the tent, with mood lighting and one cozy bed. Soooo, so pretty!

We’d love to hear what places in Australia (and around the world, for that matter) would make for epic elopement locations. Share your thoughts below:

photography: Alannah Liddell // florals: Sir Botanical // wedding dress: Rue de Seine // wedding dress boutique: Through the White Door // hairpiece: Kezani Jewellery // calligraphy: Chi Borrello // cake: The Cake and I // furniture rentals: Lace Petal and Hearts // models: Sunny Gibbs and Antone` Brecevic // tent: Under the Little Top // morrocan wedding rug: Rustic White and Wood

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