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Boathouse Wedding

30th April 2014

Jaimee and Matt were married at Casuarina Gardens after a 14-month long engagement. 78 of their family and friends were in attendence to witness their joining as a married couple by gorgeous celebrant, Shona Anderson. Then they hopped on a boat and sailed away to their dream wedding reception at The Noosa Boathouse Floating Restaurant, which hugs the Noosa River. 


Wedding stylists and decorators, Splash Events, were responsible for the pretty styling, adding a sweet and unique flair to the day. A real stand out for us in this wedding is the bride’s fashion, which includes a pair of the most gorgeous shoes we have ever seen!

This lovely couple enjoyed the fun and relaxed wedding day they dreamt of and it was all captured beautifully by Chesterton Smith Photography

Our family and bridal party were amazing, and would help out whenever asked, but the most important thing was having us together to pick the dresses, such a special, memorable day!

Matt had his brothers and I had my sister in the bridal party. We then asked Matt’s sister and my brother to do readings.”

Our mums signed the bridal register (but this was a secret until our celebrant asked them to come up). And another little special touch to the ceremony was that we acknowledged our parents and grandparents and their many happy years together as married couples which came to a total of 268 years.

We had photos with family and friends at Casuarina Gardens. We then walked down through the pathways into the beautiful trees for bridal party photos before going to Little Cove for our beach shots.

Matt’s parents paid for the bar tab and my parents were very kind enough to give us money which covered the Reception and the Event

” We wanted our wedding to be fun and relaxed and we just wanted to have a great time dancing the night away, so the music was very important to us and we were lucky enough to have our friends play at the ceremony and reception which was a big hit with all of our guests.”

We wanted our wedding to reflect who we were as a couple and although it didn’t have a particular theme, it was simple, classic with attention to detail and everyone would say very ‘Matt and Jaimee’

We had the following menu: Entree – House made gnocci with roasted pumpkin and mushroom pesto. Main – Eye Fillet on Potato Gratin with pancetta wrapped beans and red wine jus. Dessert: Wedding cake as dessert with berry compote.”

Wedding Secrets Revealed

Biggest Splurge: Wedding bands and the entertainment

Best Bargain: The stationery was designed by a friend, who is a graphic designer

Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes, Paddington $2500

Accessories: Karen Willis Holmes, Paddington $150 and Silver Shop, Toowoomba


Shoes: Mimco, Brisbane $250

Bridesmaid dresses: Bariano, Hoe Boutique Brisbane $330

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Forever New and Lovisa $35

Groom’s and groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Studio Suits and Windsor Smith $350

DIY: The name places, which took me a very very long time. I made every guests name out of wire and attached it to a wooden peg, which I spray painted the same champagne colour as thebridesmaid dresses and then attached a small star fish and diamonte. These were very appreciated by the guests as a keepsake of anamazing day.

Number of Guests: 78

Total Cost of Wedding: Almost $30,000


A-List Vendors

Photographer: Chesterton Smith Photography

Celebrant/Other Officiary: Shona Anderson

Decorators: Splash Events

Caterer: The Boathouse Floating Restaurant

Florist: Blooms of Noosa / Cake: Sugar Dream Cakes / Bombonieres: Factory21 / Transport: Gondolas of Noosa / Makeup Artist: SallyR Makeup / Hair Stylist: Aleesha Darke / Entertainment: Mick Lindsay and Jimboss