Helen and Gordon – Headland Park and Coral Sea Resort


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Ceremony: Headland Park
Reception: Coral Sea Resort
Celebrant: Kieran McCarthy
Photography: Tropix Photography
Wedding Coordinator: The Wedding Planners Whitsundays
Decorator: The Event Company Whitsundays and I Do Events
Hair: Bridal Hair Artistry
Make-up: Loll Doll Makeup
Flowers: Flower Hut
Dress: Rafael Cuccina
Cake: Whitsunday Baked Creations
Accommodation: Coral Sea Resort
Transport: Shuttle Limousine Service
Videography: Blue Turtle Video Design

 

 

Why the Whitsundays…

We wanted a beautiful beach setting with some relatively predictable weather. We’re from Melbourne so having a wedding on a beach near us just seemed WAY too risky!! Melbourne in known for having 4 seasons in one day so it just seemed logical to escape to paradise!

We travelled to Airlie to check out wedding locations before we booked our wedding. I’m so glad we made the trip up there to choose our wedding location. It made all the difference for planning the day and selecting our suppliers.

 

Wedding Week…

We arrived in Airlie on the Thursday before our Sunday wedding. It was just enough time for us to have final appointments with the key suppliers to finalise the day and go through a rehearsal with our bridal party.

Quite a few of our family were staying in Airlie for a holiday after the wedding, so we made a swift escape on part 1 of our honeymoon to Hayman Island on the Tuesday after our wedding (the island is absolute Bliss!! and we were definitely glad to have some space away from our families to absorb what just happened).

 

Your Vision…

I didn’t intentionally have a specific theme. I just chose things that went together. I was pretty happy with the result. I must admit Pinterest was amazing for ideas.

 

Destination Wedding…

We really wanted a small intimate wedding where we would easily be able to spend time with all of our guests. Being further away from home definitely helped us achieve that. It was also a bonus to escape from the grey dull winter weather we have in Melbourne.

 

Splurge Vs Save…

I didn’t really cut corners anywhere in our wedding, we were lucky enough to have extremely generous parents who helped us make the day everything we dreamed of!

The only thing I did do to save some cash was limit our time in Hayman Island. The Island is beautiful but we only stayed 4 nights to limit the cost, to be honest I’m glad we did that because we would have got bored on the island and put on about 50kgs if we stayed any longer (the food is divine!!!).

 

Whitsunday Wedding Venue…

We originally wanted to have our ceremony on the sand of Boathaven Beach, but our plans were changed late in the piece due to a gigantic inflatable water playground being set up at the other end of the beach.

We moved the ceremony to Headland Park, and I’m really glad we did. It was absolutely perfect and the view is just amazing.

The reception on the grass at Coral Sea was a no brainer, the venue is absolutely stunning and probably has some of the best food in Airlie. All our guests raved about the food!

 

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