Elope Stradbroke was created when the success of Elope Brisbane, allowed founder, Romana, to combine her work baby (EB) with her love of her local island. The stunning landscapes, the island charm and joy that North Stradbroke brings to its visitors was something that needed to be shared… and photographed it seems lol! So, together with her local industry friends, special Straddie wedding packages were created.
Romana, a Redlands Coast local since '96, loves to break the rules… “Tradition? [Shrug] Why? Why not embrace something new, something different, something that’s more YOU!?” And that is entirely her motto! The creative and adventurous side of Romana makes her so perfect for the role of elopement photographer. Also, her Bachelor of Photography, multiple awards (including Australia's Best Wedding Photographer 2021 and Best Brisbane Wedding Photographer 2020, 2021 & 2022) plus 23 years in the wedding industry helps too!
Not only a celebrant for 20 years but taught 100's of celebrants! So Cheryl’s always in the know and up to date with the legal requirements for marriage here in Australia.
Cheryl and her hubby ELOPED!!! The two eloped back in the 90’s – what an adventurous pair! The Whitsundays was their perfect location to wed! Toes in the sand – so romantic! And it really was just the two of them – they celebrated with their families when they returned at their ‘reveal party’!
Cheryl is never leaving the Redlands Coast!
Known as quite the adventurer, Ketrina has trekked in the Himalaya’s, drove race cars on a Grand-Prix Race track, met her hubby in the South of France, married in Cyprus and has honeymoon photos with the Egyptian Pyramids as a backdrop. Ketrina just LOVES marrying! Here, there and anywhere! And, how ever you please! She won’t shy away from those ‘off-beat’ and unique ideas, having recently held ceremonies on a remote island in the Great Barrier Reef, on a mountain side while the sun was rising and 3000ft above the Gold Coast Hinterland in a hot-air balloon.
Steve is the proud owner and driver of Busta Rydes, his 1973 deluxe kombi transporter. Also known as Romana’s other half (possibly the better half), he is a chill, humble, guy who will go above and beyond to make you feel special on your day. Although fairly new to the industry himself, he has followed Romana’s wedding career for over 20 years, so we consider him a seasoned pro already! Steve loves to bust-a-tune, so tell him your fav jams and he’ll be sure to crank them up for you!
Simone is the hardest working chick on the (chocolate) block and despite how incredible her cakes, both to taste and to look at, the most humble (pie) lol!! Funny too! That’s why we thought we’d start her little intro with a few cheeky bakers puns (or should that be buns?). Having been in the Redlands wedding industry for nearly 20 years, Simone has seen it all! We love all her weird cake request stories!
Melissa (another local) loved planning and decorating her lavish wedding so much, that she HAD to have more of it!! Even if it was for other beautiful couples. She’s since landed her business in the top ten for Bride’s Choice Awards 2019 and is the preferred decorator for venues and planners. Melissa loves to create new and exciting looks for her couples, push the boundaries and work outside the box – she loves it when couples are adventurous enough to say – “Just make it beautiful for me! Surprise me!”
Suzie, a Redlands Coast local, started her career in dance and then moved her creativity to hair and makeup after her own wedding. If you’re after a fun, salsa dancing artist to add to your wedding prep – she’s your girl! Specialising in bridal makeup, Suzie can work with what’s best for your skin type. Did we mention that she also has a great selection of gowns for brides and bridesmaids? Not to mention bridal hair accessories.
Michelle, a bayside gal, has been a floral designer for over 30 incredible years! Throughout her years as a fully qualified florist and floristry teacher, her passion has always remained the same… to work with her clients to bring their vision to life! Michelle loves to see inspiration photos from her couples and designing bouquets to meet their every whim.