Lauren and Eddie were almost high school sweethearts… except they met just after school, and were friends for four years before dating. Their relationship deepened over the next eight years before Eddie proposed. 14 months of remote planning from the UK lead to their dream wedding in Noosa.
It was a destination wedding, not only for the happy couple, but for 38 of their 120 guests, who travelled from London, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and other parts of the world to be there.
After a beachside ceremony at Hidden Grove, the couple headed for the hills of the Noosa hinterland with their photographer and videographer in tow to capture some incredible photos. The white sands and arid scenery made for some absolutely stunning shots, as you will see in these taken by Chloe from White Images.
“We had a bridal party of 10. My maid of honour was my sister and Ed’s best man, his best friend. We were exceptionally lucky to have three of Ed’s groomsmen travel from Amsterdam, Los Angles and London to be there.” “We wanted all our family members to be involved somehow, whether it was a reading or being a witness. Our brother-in-law was the MC and sang our first dance song, which was really special. He also organised a vest for Ed and scarf for me with herons birds on it for us to wear.”
“Ed and I were living in London at the time (while planning our wedding), so our priority was making it as easy as possible for ourselves, which ruled out a DIY style wedding. We also had a number of friends and family travelling from London and all over the world so ensuring our guests had a good time was front of mind. Instagram was really helpful as I followed The Bride’s Tree, Hello May Magazine and KWBridal to get ideas. I also got suppliers from The Bride’s Tree blog.”
Biggest splurge: We hired the M.V. Catalina Noosa boat for the guests between the ceremony and reception everyone loved it!
Best money-saver: A family friend of ours, Stems by di (Di Bayne), made our stunning bouquets.
Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes Leonie-Alexia gown
Accessories: My gorgeous work colleague made me rose gold, pearl, clip on earringsas I couldn’t find any that looked formal enough.
Shoes: Dune London
Bridesmaid dresses: Forever New
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Kate Spade NY
Groom and groomsmen’s attire: Roderick Charles
DIY: Mum made my veil for $30 – it was amazing!
Number of guests: 120
“We found a secluded spot in the hills of the Sunshine Coast that our videographer recommended. We wanted pictures in the hills rather than on the beach.”
Photographer: White Images | Videographer: Phoebe Galloway Films | Bouquets: Stems by di | Ceremony + reception flowers: First Class Weddings | Venue + catering: Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Cheese tower: Maleny Food Co. | Transport: M.V. Catalina Noosa | Makeup artist: Kate Johnston | Hair stylist: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair | Decorators: First Class Weddings | Entertainment: Radio Club Band | Stationery Designer: Laura Elizabeth Design | Celebrant: I Kidd, You Knot | Wedding night accommodation: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort