Amelia and Aaron – Luxury Yacht Wedding

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Ceremony Venue: Cid Harbour, Whitsunday Islands
Reception Venue: Phoenix One
Photographer: Brooke Miles Photography
Celebrant: Colleen Farry
Wedding Planner: The Wedding Planners Whitsundays
Hair Stylist: Figurehead Hair Salon
Makeup Artist: Rachel Brammer
Cake: Louise Corry
Flowers: Flower Hut
Styling: Creations by bride.
Entertainment: Tana Fatu, Above the Laundry.


Ameila and Aaron fell in love with the idea of a luxury yacht Whitsunday wedding amidst the sparkling aquamarine waterways when it was suggested to them in the initial planning stages with Jess from The Wedding Planners Whitsundays. Residing in Mackay, the couple had attended a number of friends weddings in the Whitsundays so it was important to them that their day was in some way unique and a little bit different to the weddings they had attended. With a firm budget an intimate wedding on board a luxury yacht was the perfect solution.

My wedding co-ordinator Jess from Whitsunday Wedding Planners was wonderful, the entire planning experience with Jess was a lot of fun.


Your Vision…

Amelia saved some serious funds by styling the boat herself, creating cute seaside theme centre pieces.

Boat and Beach, there were anchors, starfish, sand and no shoes!


The Wedding Week…

A luxury private holiday house only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Airlie Beach was the ideal home away from home for the bride and groom. The perfect base to launch from, the couple hosted a lunch at Sorrento’s Restaurant and Bar located on the northern point of Abell Point Marina the day before the wedding.


Whitsunday Wedding Venue…

The wedding party departed Abell Point Marina aboard luxury yacht Phoenix One for an afternoon cruise through the Whitsunday Islands. A brief photo tour aboard the immaculate vessel, set amongst the most magical and pristine of backdrops, the couple then treated their guests to fresh antipasto canapes and drinks.

Aaron carried me across to the beach from the tender so my dress wouldn’t get wet, sweet yes but then pretended to drop me! There was a loud gasp from myself and all of our guests watching.

An intimate barefoot beach ceremony at Cid Harbour started the official celebrations and allowed everyone some time ashore. Cid Harbor, located opposite Whitehaven Beach, offers a protected bay that is rarely frequented and boasts a beautiful golden sand beach and direct access to a tropical Whitsunday sunset. The location is a very welcome back up beach in the case of Northerly winds and in fact the couple later admitted that they were glad the weather led them to an alternate location.

If we went to Whitehaven Beach as originally planned we would have not had the sunset we were all treated to. The sunset in fact created some of the best images from our wedding album.

The couple and their guests were then tendered back to the awaiting luxury yacht where delicious canapes, cold refreshing beverages and live entertainment were awaiting them as they sailed back to the mainland under a blanket or stars.


Sit Down or Cocktail?…

Antipasto platters on the journey there and canapes on the cruise home.


Brides Wisdom…

When deciding what kind of wedding we would have, friends and family had all said to us “it’s your day, do whatever you want to do” we listened and are grateful we did, I wouldn’t have changed anything.



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  1. modest beach dress said on August 4, 2016 2:16 pm:

    Wow,what a lovely and sweet beach wedding!Love the wedding’s every detail and the bride is really beautiful!Congratulations and thanks for sharing the shoot!