Secret wedding in the sand dunes

Renee Sharp and Michel McGrath were married on 1 September 2019 in the sand dunes at Anna Bay.

“We chose to elope in our home town in the sand dunes because it’s a place that is close to our hearts. We spent many of our childhood years growing up on the beach and dunes,” says Renee. Renee and Michel kept the wedding from everyone but Renee’s mum. They wanted the day to be intimate, without all the planning that can take away from what’s really important. A day that was just about them. But Renee did want her mum to see her in her wedding dress. “I just had to tell her but I swore her to secrecy, even my brothers or aunties didn’t know.”

Venue: Anna Bay sand dunes;
Marriage celebrant: Anouk Pavy;
Wedding dress: Newcastle Bridal House;
Hair & makeup: Bonnie Lee;
Flowers: Salamander Village Florist;
Photography: Muse Photography