Emily Fuglsang – owner, planner and stylist at Elope – is a proud fourth-generation local of Byron Bay, Australia. After discovering an early love for the arts and studying Graphic & Interior Design, Emily’s passion for creating beautiful spaces ultimately led her to wedding planning and styling. Since then, she’s spent the better part of the last 10 years designing some of the most memorable events in the industry. Working week in and week out to produce intimate, thoughtfully styled celebrations, Emily lives and breathes her work. She becomes an adopted bridesmaid, confidante and friend to her couples, and is always humbled to be invited into their love stories. Emily prides herself on much of the success of her events stemming from the incredible team of local venues and suppliers she creates magic with. From celebrants to florists and photographers, she’s handpicked the best of the best to ensure your day is run as seamlessly and perfectly as you’ve envisioned. Her eye for detail and organisation combined with her bubbly personality and calming nature will instantly put you at ease, knowing you’re in the very best of hands to deliver your dream elopement and wedding.
- Regular correspondence via email and Google Meet to keep you on track for planning your wedding day
- Venue viewings and walkthroughs
- Sourcing ceremony and receptions locations
- Full concept and design of ceremony and tablescape
- Full concept and design implementation
- Sourcing and management of all vendors
- Liaising with vendors to ensure timelines are met
- Choosing and assistance with booking of all vendors
- Menu development
- Development and distribution of your full wedding day schedule
- Ongoing communication with vendors and service providers in the lead-up to your wedding day
- Communication and execution of all floral, decor and other design-based elements
- Communication and coordination with any rental or decor companies needed
- Complete bump in and out of all decor and design elements
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What is the difference between an elopement and a micro wedding?
Traditionally, an elopement is a ceremony with just the couple and no guests. A micro wedding is a small, intimate celebration with a handful of your nearest and dearest.
Why should we plan an elopement or micro wedding?
Your wedding day should be an authentic reflection of who you are as a couple. Planning an intimate wedding gives you the freedom to design your dream day on a smaller scale, without any of the fuss or distractions. If you’re envisioning an authentic celebration filled with romance, adventure and meaningful moments, an elopement or micro wedding is the perfect path for you. What better way to celebrate your love than sharing an unforgettable experience with your favourite people (or just the two of you!) in a breathtaking location?
What does your planning service cover?
We are a full-service wedding planning studio and manage all aspects of your wedding. We completely understand that planning a destination event can be overwhelming, and pride ourselves on delivering a professional, enjoyable and stress-free experience. From venue selection and event logistics to menu development, theming and coordination, we’ll take care of the finer details and execute your vision to perfection.
How much notice do you need to plan an elopement or micro wedding?
We are happy to work within any timeframe. It’s a personal choice, with our clients booking anywhere from 1 month to 18 months before their wedding date.
How do I find more information about your prices?
We offer a bespoke planning service, no packages here! Please email us directly so we can put together a tailored quote for you.
Can I book my own suppliers?
We prefer to work with local and trusted suppliers as we can guarantee a high quality of service and product. The talented artisans we work with are hand selected and know that they will work together effortlessly to create the magical atmospheres we are known for.
Do you allow children at your venues?
We love to have the little ones a part of the celebrations, so mostly yes. Though do please contact us directly as some venues we work at do not permit children onsite.
Do you travel to locations outside of Byron Bay, Tasmania and New Zealand?
We love to travel! There are so many amazing places to elope so please contact us if you have somewhere in mind.
What budget should we set for our micro wedding?
This is dependent on guest numbers and how you envision your day. We love nothing more than dreaming up beautiful spaces and experiences that are are tailored to your particular budget.
Do you assist with larger weddings that have above 40 people?
No we only specialise in traditional elopements of two people and small weddings up to 40 guests.
Do you do last minute weddings?
Legally the quickest you can get married here in Australia is 30 days as this is how long it takes to lodge your NOIM to marry. If you come to us with your Notice of Intent to Marry already lodged, we can arrange your wedding plans in a couple of weeks.
Can we get married on a weekend?
We do hold weekend weddings yes though please bare in mind that some venues and vendors will charge a premium for a weekend wedding and may have guest minimum.
We are are a same sex couple, would you still work with us?
Love is love so absolutely. We have been very lucky to work with a number of same sex couples so please get in touch and we can chat through your visions for your special day.