Sophie and Dean // Coral Sea Marina Resort

Whitsunday Wedding Suppliers

Ceremony Venue: Coral Sea Marina Resort
Reception Venue: Coral Sea Marina Resort
Photographer: Brooke Miles Photography
Celebrant: I Do Whitsunday Weddings
Decorator: The Event Company
Florist: Flower Hut
Hair: Alice Biggins
Makeup: Joanne Dromgold Make-Up
Caterer: Coral Sea Marina Resort
Cake Maker: Kate Flynn
Accommodation: Coral Sea Marina Resort
Dress: Luv Bridal
Suits: Man About Menswear Mackay

The Proposal

We met through a mutual friend and clicked instantly. We got engaged 5 years later in Airlie Beach, so it only seemed fitting we would be married there as well.

Destination Wedding

We chose to have a destination wedding as a lot of our family and friends are spread out over Australia so thought it would be a nice way to get everyone together and for them to have a holiday as well. We both love Airlie Beach so it was a simple choice for us.

Wedding Week

We left for our honeymoon quite soon after our wedding but many of our guests spent extra time in the Whitsundays enjoying the local area including a day trip on Ocean Rafting to Whitehaven and beautiful Hideaway Bay as well as enjoying the local restaurants and bars.

Wedding Day Vision

We both just wanted a simple, timeless wedding. Our theme was classic with lots of fresh in season flowers & greenery and kept our decor simple. We mostly let our location do most of the talking as the Whitsundays are a stunning backdrop.

Cocktail or Sit Down

We had 60 guests which was the perfect number for us, it allowed us to spend time with our guests and really enjoy our day and night. We just wanted to have an intimate wedding where we could have fun celebrating with our closest friends and family.

Honeymoon Heaven

We had an amazing honeymoon sailing Croatia for a week and then to the Greek Islands.

Splurge Vs Save

We splurged more on our venue, flowers and photographer and saved on our decor including invitations, table numbers, welcome & seating signs which we made ourselves. We sourced as many local suppliers as possible.

Whitsunday Wedding Venues

We chose our ceremony and venue because we love Airlie Beach. Coral Sea Marina Resort is a stunning location and thought it suited us both for the style of wedding we wanted. It was also a really simple process organising the wedding with the help of Sharon, who is the wedding coordinator there.

Supplier Shout Out

We chose our wedding suppliers based on recommendations and also by researching local suppliers. We were very happy with the way everything turned out and with the service from all of our suppliers.


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