3 Reasons to Include Family in Your Getting Ready Photos: Bek & Josh's Luxury Styled Elopement at The Coastal Cottage

When it comes to planning your big day, there's no shortage of decisions to make. But one choice that's often overlooked is whether to include your family in those precious getting ready moments. Bek and Josh, the stars of our story, showed us just how magical—and meaningful—that decision can be. Here's why you should follow suit:

  1. Moments to Treasure: As Bek and Josh demonstrated flawlessly by getting ready surrounded by their children and family at the beautiful Coastal Cottage, every laugh, every hug shared joke can became a memory to cherish. Including your loved ones in these intimate moments not only adds emotional depth to your photos but also creates an experience and atmosphere that adds to all of the feelings and memories you create on your wedding day.
  2. Strength in Numbers: Let's face it—weddings can be nerve-wracking! Having your family by your side during those final moments of preparation can provide a much-needed sense of calm and fun. Having your tribe available to rally around you, offer words of encouragement and plenty of laughs, and help tackle any last minute changes can turning what could be a stressful morning into a joyous celebration.
  3. Luxury in Intimacy: Who says elopements can't be luxurious? With a styled elopement, you can have a small guest list AND a celebration that feels sophisticated and romantic, thanks to thoughtful choices and personalized touches. From elegant decor and florals to an exquisite and intimate venue, all the way to a personal "I do" crew, every aspect of this styled elopement shoot was carefully curated to reflect their unique style and personalities. By focusing on quality over quantity, they created an experience that felt both grand and deeply personal.

So, future couples, take note: when it comes to your wedding day, don't underestimate the power of including your family in those getting ready preparations. Whether it's sharing a quiet moment with your parents, goofing around with your siblings, or simply basking in the love of your nearest and dearest, these are the moments that will make your wedding day truly unforgettable.


Photographer: @october_falls_photography

Venue: @the_coastal_cottage_brisbane

Florals: @lilith.and.co

Styling: @brisbaneweddingdecorators

Celebrant: @brisbanecitycelebrants

Wedding Dress: @lanewaybridal

Suit: @blackjacketsuiting

Bridesmaid dresses: @bridesmaidsonly

Social Media Content: @socialsinlove

Bridal PJ’s: @thebridalthread

Hair & Makeup: @beauty.by.corinne.au