Sunshine Coast locals, Renee and Dominic, recently moved to the area and decided they wanted to marry in a place that represented the life they were building together. Their Noosa beach wedding ceremony was held at Maison La Plage on Noosa Main Beach among 140 guests. They followed with a reception at Locale Noosa.
“Dom was not only my boyfriend, but over the five years of dating he became my best friend. He is the most supportive, loyal, funny, trustworthy and dedicated person. He Has helped me and supported me to achieve my goals in life. I could not imagine my life without him in it.”
“Alan Hughes – what an amazing guy Alan is. He captured the most amazing pictures for us which will be lasting memories. He just blended in with the day.
“Cloud nine – from the moment we decided to go with cloud nine they were so helpful with answering my many questions to creating and transforming our venues to an elegant and beautiful place for people to celebrate our special day.
“Locale – WOW! What a venue. The service they provided to all our guests was incredible. The food was incredible. The atmosphere was incredible. We Had many comments on how amazing this venue was.”
Images by Alan Hughes Photography
Walking down the aisle: Feels like home by Chantal Kreviazuk
Reception entrance: Happy Together by The Turtles
First dance: Dive by Ed Sheeran
Have a listen of the playlist I created with suggestions from real brides, and a few of my own suggestions, too.
The Most Emotional Moment
“We were able to share the news with our family and friends that come December we would be welcoming our first baby.”
“We were travelling through Europe and arrived in Santorini. We checked into our room which had a private balcony that overlooked the Caldera. There was a lovely bottle of wine and beautiful bunch of roses set up in our room. I walked out to the balcony to take in the breathtaking view and when I turned around Dom was standing behind me. He started to talk about how amazing our relationship was and how he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He dropped to one knee and asked me if I would marry him. Of course I could not say no!”
Biggest splurge: The reception – we wanted food that represented our heritage and could provide a great atmosphere for all of our guest.
Best money-saving decision: Not hiring a car to arrive to the wedding in. We opted for an Uber for all the girls and to my surprise a jaguar arrived to transport the girls to the ceremony location.
Bride’s dress: Wendy Makin Bridal Designs
Bride’s earrings: Swarovski
Bride’s shoes: Myer
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Sportsgirl
Bridesmaids’ shoes: Betts Shoes
Groom’s attire: Politix
DIY: Wedding ceremony booklets
Honeymoon: Spicers Tamarind Retreat
Number of guests: 140
Wedding budget: $45,000
Actual cost of wedding: $55,000
“Don’t let the planning and minor details get in the way of remembering what this day is really about – you marrying the person that you love. This day should represent you as a couple.”
Next Big Adventure
“Our next big adventure is welcoming the first of our children in December. What an amazing adventure this is going to be!”
Photographer: Alan Hughes Photography | Videographer: Zeal Visuals | Wedding planner: Cloud Nine Weddings | Flowers: Magnolia Grove | Cake: Chocolate2Chilli | Bombonnieres: Candy Addictions | Transport: Uber | Makeup: Annyse Makeup Artist | Hair: Rosemary Hipwood | Styling: Cloud Nine Weddings | Stationery: Vistaprint + Paperlust | Accommodation: Apartment #1 Hastings Park Noosa