Whitsunday Wedding Suppliers
Ceremony Venue: Whitehaven Beach
Reception Venue: Coral Sea Resort
Celebrant: Annie Lloyd Lewis
Photographer: Brooke Miles
Wedding Planner: The Wedding Planner Whitsundays
Hair Stylist: Whitsundays Wedding Hair Lounge
Makeup Artist: Joanne Dromgold Make up
Cake: Whitsunday Baked Celebrations
Flowers: Flower Hut Whitsundays
Décor: I Do Events Whitsundays
Air Transport: Heli Taxi
Road Transport: Shuttle Limousine Service
Accommodation: Pinnacles Resort and Spa
Kay and Steve opted for an elopement to Whitehaven Beach and their day was filled with wonderful surprises that only added to the unique experience that Kay had created.
Steve’s parent were holidaying from the UK to celebrate their son’s 30th birthday and didn’t know about the wedding plans until the night before the wedding! Kay had invited them to the Whitsundays to be a part of their day and to step in as the official witness’. In fact Steve only found out about the wedding plans 6 weeks before the big day.
I decided to re-propose to him on New Year’s Eve, on the third anniversary of our engagement and it was then that I told him what I had planned! The wedding was full of surprises, it was so much fun. We are so happy to have planned our wedding our way. Intimate, unique, fun and very personal.
Kay and Steve created a simple wedding elopement that was certainly not short of style. Kay was the perfect epitome of a beach side wedding babe. A knee length tulle skirt and matching light lace cropped top combined with jewel footwear ensured that she was not only comfortable in the tropical climate but created the perfect silhouette for her photos on Whitehaven Beach. Combined with an oversized bouquet of roses and deep green foliage and a matching floral crown was the only accessory required and kept the look simple and unique. Steve opted for a suit in the lightest shade of grey and crisp white shirt with open collar.
We have to say that one of the most stand out features of Kay’s look was her heavily jeweled, sapphire blue stilettos that were reserved for the photo tour and private dinner once back on dry land.
Being based in Sydney, we really needed help planning our big day. We had Jess from the Wedding Planner Whitsundays recommend to us. Jess and her team were amazing and made everything so easy. Jess was able to provide us with a list of top class suppliers who ensured our big day was seamless.
The Wedding Week…
The couple stayed for an extra week after their wedding day, choosing a luxury suite at Pinnacles Resort and Spa.
It was the perfect way to celebrate and the views from our suite were fabulous.
Whitsunday Wedding Venue…
An elopement on Whitehaven Beach followed by a private dining experience at Coral Sea Resort.
If I was to choose the most special part, it would have to be the fact that we took a scenic helicopter flight over the Whitsunday Islands and landed on Whitehaven Beach. The scenery was breathtaking and it made the whole day even more spectacular. It was amazing that we were able to share the experience with the Steve’s parents. They are memories that will last a lifetime.
Sit Down or Cocktail?…
The super cute couple opted for a private dinner in one of the Whitsundays most romantic settings, the private Gazebo on the Coral Sea Resort lawn. This gazebo is set back from the main restaurant and pool and is nestled in its own garden setting, perched right on the waters edge. The Coral Sea Resort team then attend to you in a personal and professional manner ensuring the very best service is provided, yet retaining a respectable distance when they are not required to ensure the wedding couple feel as though they are all alone. Tres romantique!
Kay was full of sound advice for other brides planning a destination wedding and they were all too valuable to not share, so we decided to list all three…
Make sure you think about your outfits carefully to match the climate. We had to consider the tropical conditions in the Whitsundays. So as a bride I decide to have a skirt and top combination specifically made to fit the setting rather than wear a full gown and Steve went for a light colour way when choosing his suit.
Speak to the locals who supply or live in your chosen destination. They know their stuff and we found that they rarely pointed us in the wrong direction! For us using a local wedding planner was a real blessing, they are well connected and can usually find you the best deals on products and services.
Don’t try and please other people. Your wedding should be about you and your partner. Too often you end up adapting your wedding plans to accommodate other people’s needs. Do what you both want. If that’s a big wedding go for it, if it’s something more small and intimate, do it. It should be about your love for each other, not about other people. We kept our wedding top secret, none of our friends and family knew, but it wasn’t an issue at all, we found that everyone was elated for us when we announced our marriage!