Luxury travel blogger, Emma Pryor, has quite literally been and seen it all from European adventures to tropical island getaways. When it came to her wedding, the only place in the world that made sense was Noosa River. Emma and her now husband, Matt, planned a Hamptons-style wedding in a place that feels like home to the Brisbane couple.
After a beachfront ceremony on Noosa Main Beach with the calm blue waters and surfers for their backdrop beyond their stunning floral arbour, the lovers travelled to their reception at Noosa Boathouse in style with a ferry cruise.
Emma has shared some of the highlights of her day, and how she planned the perfect Hamptons style Noosa wedding…
That Beach Life
“Including the beach was important to us as we spend so much time there. We also wanted guests to enjoy the Noosa River at sunset, as we often come up to Noosa North Shore and take out our tinnie on the river and up into Noosa Sound.
“We spend so much time at the Sunshine Coast with the majority of our family and several friends up there, but we also spend a lot of time going on adventures and dates with just the two of us as well. Once we saw wedding pics from Noosa Boathouse’s function level and did a site visit we were sold.”
Special Wedding Songs
“Walking down the aisle was our most important song which we chose Elvis ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, as my partner grew up watching old Elvis movies and that was one of the first songs I learnt to play on piano. It was perfect! We had our first dance to Van Morrison ‘Moondance’ which we attended lessons for to put on a choreographed dance for guests. We were both so nervous but very excited when we nailed it!”
Images by Alan Hughes Photography
Emma’s Advice for Future Brides
“There’s so much stress in the lead up, but my biggest advise is to try and chill out as much as possible when you are getting ready and just take it all in throughout the day. You’ve done all the hard planning and what will be will be. Enjoy your special day!”
“Pinterest really does seem to become a good source of inspiration when planning the overall wedding theme. The wedding magazines are pretty, however working in digital I prefer blogs! I loved looking at The Bride’s Tree for some serious inspo and supplier information.”
The Biggest Challenge
“Finding a well-priced waterfront reception venue and deciding what to do in the event of inclement weather (we got very luck had had mainly sunshine and mild temperatures).”
Biggest splurge: The photography and dress- both worth it!
Best money-saver: Getting our flowers from Eumundi Roses, which is a beautiful rose farm and our cake from Richie’s Bakery.
Bride’s shoes: Michael Kors
Bridesmaids’ dresses: ASOS
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Lovisa
Bridesmaids’ shoes: Their own
DIY: I made the invitations and planned the event.
Number of guests: 100
Wedding budget: $35,000
Actual cost of wedding: $40,000
As you can probably now tell, Emma is one gal who treats luxe like a lifestyle. Her travel blog, Luxury Heist, is just where you should go to find out how to travel in luxury. Did someone say honeymoon?
Photographer: Alan Hughes Photography | Venue: Noosa Boathouse | Styling + decorations: Splash Events | Flowers: Eumundi Roses | Cake: Richie’s Bakery | Transport: Noosa Ferry | Hair + makeup: Sugar Mobile Makeup | Entertainment: Luize Music | Stationery: Etsy | Celebrant: Jacqueline Gray | Wedding night accommodation: The Islander Noosa Resort