Ashlee and Matthew – Whitehaven Beach and Peppers Airlie Beach


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Whitsunday Wedding Suppliers

Ceremony: Whitehaven Beach
Reception: Peppers Airlie Beach
Celebrant: Deanna Kent
Photography: Tropix Photography
Wedding Coordinator: The Wedding Planners Whitsundays
Hair: Amanda Fearn
Make-up: Airlie Beach Makeup and Beauty
Flowers: Flower Hut
Accommodation: Peppers Airlie Beach
Transport: Shuttle Limousine Services
Air Transport: Airlie Beach Helipad
Catering: Peach & Pear Events Catering

 

Why the Whitsundays…

We had visited the Whitsundays on a number of occasions before our wedding as it is only a short drive from where we live in Townsville. For us it is an amazing place for a quick and relaxing holiday. We had the luxury of choosing the worlds best beach, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, and only a couple of hours away from where we live! It was a perfect choice for the simple but stunning wedding we were after.

 

Destination Wedding…

Besides the incredibly beautiful location we loved the privacy and simplicity that the Whitsundays provided.

 

Wedding Week…

We stayed in the Whitsundays for 7 days. 3 days in Airlie Beach and another 4 on Hamilton Island. The best day of our honeymoon was on the first night when we went to Magnums to watch the NRL grand final and our team won!! Go Cowboys!! We also had so much fun on Hamilton Island: jet skiing tour, ATV tour, go karting!

 

Wedding Day Vision…

We didn’t really have any particular theme. Our style was to just “keep it simple”. It wasn’t exactly a traditional wedding but it suited us perfectly.

We wanted our wedding to be stress-free and easy. No people. No drama. No table settings. No shoes!

 

Splurge vs Save…

We splurged on location! We could have chosen anywhere around the Whitsundays but we really wanted to get married on Whitehaven Beach so we didn’t mind having to spend a little more to get us there. We also splurged on rings to make sure we both got exactly what we wanted. But mostly tried to save wherever else we could. We didn’t spend a lot of money on my dress or his suit. My dress was bought online!

Everything was included in a package which made the entire planning process so incredibly easy.

 

Whitsunday Wedding Venue…

Whitehaven Beach has been voted the best beach in Australia and one of the best beaches in the world!! We have also visited Whitehaven Beach previously so when we decided to elope it was the first place we thought of. And it was perfect.

 

 

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach Elopement in the Whitsundays

 

Read more real Whitsunday Wedding stories.

 

Sonja and Chris – Marine Club Whitsundays

It was great knowing that all our guests had made the effort to come all that way just for us and that each of them truly wanted to be there with us on our special day. The absolute best thing is having everyone in one place for a week, it is probably the only time you can make that happen and it is just really special.

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Jordan and Kayla – Hamilton Island Weddings

We planned 3 weddings before we finally decided to host an intimate wedding on Hamilton Island. We thought there is no better place with the great reputation that Hamilton Island Weddings has. We landed 2 days before the big day and fell in love straight away.

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Alyce and Lachlan – Peppers Airlie Beach

Alyce met Lachlan when she first moved to the Whitsundays. He was a friend of the families and there was an instant connection between the two. After five years of dating and enjoying the seaside lifestyle of Airlie Beach they decided to tie the knot and living in the wedding heart of Australia is made perfect sense for them to host their wedding in their own home town!

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  1. Lynda Ross said on October 28, 2016 8:28 pm:

    What a beautiful wedding and write up for this delightful couple who I know very personally.