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Bathed in the kind of soft , dreamy light only country Queensland can deliver , this escape-to-the-country elopement shoot is brimming with beautiful ideas . You don ’ t have to be planning a runaway wedding to fall in love with this mood ! Photographer Tessa Cox says she was keen to take a fresh look at elopement style when designing the day . “ Generally , when people think of elopements , they visualise cheap small weddings or just getting married at the courthouse ,” she says . “ I wanted to create an elegant , modern elopement to show people you can still go all out .” Darling Downs landmark Jimbour House , a historic property about 1.5 hours from Toowoomba , set the scene in grand style . With its French doors , Tuscan columns , and gorgeous stonework , the main residence blends European grandeur with Australian county charm . “ For our styling I was thinking along the lines of classy / elegant vibes with a hint of country ( as that ’ s exactly how I would describe Jimbour House ),” says Tessa . Aced it ! Gorgeous gowns from Erin Clare Bridal and Shona Joy , garden-fresh florals and exquisite styling from Emily Beutel Weddings , and a bang-on-trend Champagne tower made for one glorious day . Dip in and lose yourself at one of our state ’ s country treasures .

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