Volkswagen Sunset Elopement

VW Boho Sunset Elopement in Byron Bay, Australia

David + Tilly’s styled shoot was inspired by all things wild + boho. I teamed up with amazing vendors from all around the Byron Bay area. Together we created this stunning bohemian VW-styled sunset elopement. I hope to inspire the free-spirited bride who wants to be a little wild and elope in Byron Bay.

Everything about this shoot was perfect, from the Volkswagen bus, to rowing over the still lake, to running around barefoot. The Graces Loves Lace wedding dress along with the succulent bouquet and hair piece were the perfect fit for the bridal style. The tan linen suit and floral tie with the succulent boutonniere created the perfect groom look. The golden sun setting over the fields brought the whole look together.

This elopement was a dream turned to reality and I couldn’t be happier with the end result. Thank you to everyone who helped me put this together. I hope this Australian elopement inspires you to be creative and not let traditions hold you back from the wedding of your dreams. I highly recommend ALL of these vendors to anyone looking to elope in Byron Bay.

Models: Tilly + David // Venue: Forget me not Weddings // Dress: Grace Loves Lace // Suit: Wallace and Co // Kombi: Forever Kombis // HMUA: Kaye Adam Hair + Makeup // Florist: Pikt Flowers + Stevie Stalls Co // Macrame: Urban Desert Decor

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I’m your elopement hype girl and a photographer for the goofball lovers + those who want to make their wedding day an adventure. I’m also the owner of a converted camper van and love exploring the outdoors. You’ll find my heart on this blog. Whether it’s documenting my real life couples or giving my brides + grooms the tips + tricks they need to plan their best elopement, I’ve poured my heart out for you here. 

I'm Liv Hettinga


VW Boho Sunset Elopement in Byron Bay, Australia

  1. Hey Liv! Great job with these elopement. I loved the Volkswagen van (who wouldn’t, right?) and the sunset in the meadow. Congratulations!!

  2. Nicole Alex says:

    Liv these are absolutely beautiful! Love the vintage van it is so cute!! The sunset to end the day was absolutely perfect.

  3. Oh my gosh, that little bus, sunset and canoe ride – this is SO dreamy! Incredible job!!

  4. Natalie says:

    Wow these are so dreamy and gorgeous! My friend just moved to Byron Bay and I can 100% see why!! Beautiful photos.

  5. Randi says:

    Oooh my gosh, I LOVE this! So dreamy and beautiful. I visited Byron Bay just before the crazy lockdowns started and I didn’t want to leave, such an incredible spot and it makes for a beautiful elopement location!

  6. Henry Tieu says:

    These are literally straight out of a dream 🙂 I love it friend. Also you make me want to sneak out of the U.S and fly to Australia witness this gorgeous view in real life 😍

  7. Heather says:

    Beautifully captured!!! Augh I would LOVE to see Australia one day!!! <3

  8. Laura Fisher says:

    Omg, everything about this elopement is perfect!! Makes me want to go to Australia!

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