Ben and Miranda’s dreamy Canadian elopement

  • By gctipi
  • 14 August 2016

We believe your wedding day should be a reflection of your love and life, and we adore couples that remain true to themselves to create authentic, one-of-a-kind celebrations.

For Ben and Miranda this meant embarking on an adventure halfway around the world, then back to Australia to celebrate with their closest family and friends.

They eloped to the snow capped mountains of Canada, planning to return to Australia the day before their celebration. However, plans changed and they only arrived back in the country just in time for their reception. Luckily, they had plenty of family and friends on-hand to help out on the day, bringing even more meaning to this already unforgettable occasion.

Ben and Miranda chose a Kata Tipi over the standard large marquee, honouring their dreams of having something a little different to the norm. The Kata Tipi definitely delivered this and more, decorated with fairy lights and a cosy fireplace, it was a truly unique celebration for this happily newly wed couple.

What made you choose tipis for your wedding? Ben and I knew that we always wanted a very relaxed and fun wedding. I’ve always had a love for something a bit different and when my sister Ainsley sent me through photos of the tipis not long after we were engaged, I knew straight away that the tipis were exactly what I wanted. Luckily for me, Ben was just as excited about them! I love that you don’t have to do a lot to the teepees, as they are their own amazing decoration!

What advice to you have for people who are planning a tipi wedding? Do it!! The tipis created the exact vibe that we were chasing. Fun, relaxed and whimsical.

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Which styling tips are a must for our tipis? Less is more. Because the tipis are such a wonderful structure in themselves, you really don’t need to go overboard with decorating. However, a must have is the fireplace inside! It made it feel like such a cosy and inviting space for our guests to mingle and enjoy themselves.

Please describe your overall experience with having your reception beneath a tipi? I would not have done it any other way. Hannah and the team were such a pleasure to deal with the whole way through the planning and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful end result. The tipi is something that we will remember forever, it created its own magical atmosphere. Plus the photos look amazing!

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Venue: Ceremony – Marvel Pass Canada, Reception – Sister and Brother In-laws Property (Mount Samson) Tipis: Gold Coast Tipis Furnishings: Brandition Photography: Cassandra Ladru Catering: Pizzantica (Pizza Kombi) Wedding planner: Miranda (bride) Florist: Bouquets made bride’s mother and bridesmaids Styling: Miranda (bride) and her mother (arbour hand made by my father) Dress: Spell & The Gypsy Collective Hair: Aleesha Darke Make-up: Annabel Brooks Suits: Country Road Pants Toilets: Samford Hire