Sydney couple, Laurinda and Joseph, wanted their most intimate family and friends to not only join in the celebration of their marital union, but also to join them for a few days of sunny relaxation. Noosa here on the Sunshine Coast is nothing if not a perfect place for a chilled holiday in the sun with friends and family.
The pair planned their Noosa wedding to kick off with a ceremony at Casuarina Gardens with their 35 guests looking on as they stood by their wedding party of six close friends and committed their vows to one another in the prettiest of natural settings. After the official part of the proceedings, the whole clan made their way toNoosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar for a fine dining reception.
Laurinda and Joe’s special day was beautifully captured by Swirltography
Flowers by Willow Bud “I was heading overseas for four months shortly after we got engaged and I knew I wanted to get married early 2016 so we were on a tight schedule for the big ticket items: location, venue, celebrant and photographer. I actually thought the dress could wait until i returned but soon learnt, that needed to be purchased early too!” “My bridesmaids were fantastic; although bridesmaids dress shopping was probably one of the most stressful parts of the planning! Between managing budget, changing of minds and a pregnancy, it was a tricky task. We got there in the end though and they all looked gorgeous.” “We knew we wanted a small, destination feel wedding. An event were we could celebrate over several days with our closest family and friends.” “I thoroughly enjoyed wedding planning, it was so much fun but be prepared for it to dominate, so it is a little sad when it’s all over! I’d recommend having a little something else to plan and look forward to in the weeks or months following your wedding. We had a trip to Scotland four months post wedding so planning that kept me busy!”
Biggest splurge:I feel we splurged on the Flowers and a Videographer but i wouldn’t change that for the world. Our flowers were devine and the videos are a fabulous keepsake to share and watch for years to come.
Best money-saver: Probably the groomsmen attire. The boys provided their own suits!
Bridal gown: Stella York, Fashions by Farina in Sydney
Shoes: Shoes of Prey
Bridesmaid dresses: Asos
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Lovisa
Rings: Blue Nile
DIY: Stationery, photo collage, dinosaur cake toppers, guest book + cake table.
Number of guests: 35
Wedding budget: $25,000
Who paid: We did with support from my mum and dad “Our master of ceremonies was a friend, Lee. He was awesome and just took charge of making sure everything ran smoothly on the day. There were others that had little jobs, lots of people played a part in making the day a success and no stress on us.”
Photographer: Swirltography | Videographer: Sunshine Coast Videography | Florist: Willow Bud | Caterer: Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Cake: Sweetness Contained | Transport: Simply Retro and Noosa Ferry | Hair + Makeup: Primp Hair and Makeup | Ceremony decorators: Confetti Events | Entertainment: Angharad Drake | Celebrant: Patricia Quinn | Wedding Night Accommodation: Noosa Entrance Resort
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