Kate loves Ricky | Noosa River Wedding


Kate says she married Ricky because, “He is the most genuine, caring person I have ever met and he makes me smile everyday.”

Of his bride, Ricky says, “Kate’s the smartest and most unselfish person I’ve ever met with a beautiful smile.”

Altogether now, “Awwww!” We can see the love is real in this Noosa River wedding, and bride Kate has shared some words about her day… 

Our biggest wedding wants

“Noosa is our favourite place in the world and we wanted our guests to experience everything it has to offer as well as make it fun and relaxing for us and our guests, so the entertainment was a huge priority.

“It is the most beautiful place in the world. We holiday here with our family each year and often eat at the Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar. Even being the busiest weekend in Noosa, It is a private and intimate location right on the waters edge. It is such a special location.”

Standout Vendors 

Willow Bud and Splash Events. Both were so accommodating and went over and above to make sure our setup was perfect. Of course Sally and Niki with the hair and makeup were incredible in the lead up to the wedding. They were heaps fun and so calming to have around!” 

Images by White Images

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Kate wore a couture bridal gown by Noosa designer, Erin Clare Couture KATE + RICKY -26 KATE + RICKY -88 KATE + RICKY -112 KATE + RICKY -110Kate and Ricky _ Noosa Waterfront Wedding2KATE + RICKY -146 KATE + RICKY -172 KATE + RICKY -198 KATE + RICKY -210 KATE + RICKY -211 KATE + RICKY -216 Kate and Ricky _ Noosa Waterfront Wedding 1KATE + RICKY -263 KATE + RICKY -312

The Proposal 

“Ricky convinced me to go for a walk along the triathlon course to loosen up before the race. After 3km of walking along the Warrnambool foreshore, Ricky decided it would be the perfect moment to propose. He stopped on the path, got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. Of course I said… yes!”

Unforgettable Memories 

“For me, the most emotional moment was walking over the bridge to marry the man of my dreams with my two biggest supports and the most influential people by my side, mum and dad.

“We will never forget how sore our cheeks and feet were were from smiling and dancing so much. It was just the best day of our lives.”


Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: The Catalina to entertain the guests between the ceremony and the reception, while the photos. Being a destination wedding we wanted to make sure our guests got to experience some of the best parts of Noosa and to us that was the Noosa river.

Best bargain: Our invitations. We used Canva to create out invited and printed them ourselves. We also created a website with more detailed information about Noosa that guests could access and RSVP to all digitally.

Bridal gown: Erin Clare Couture

Bride’s accessories: Pearls for Girls

Bride’s shoes: ALIAS MAE 

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Keepsake the Label

Bridesmaids’ shoes: ALIAS MAE 

Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: Country Road

DIY: Our invitations, signs, table decorations. 

Honeymoon: Byron Bay + Hawaii

Number of guests: 115

Wedding budget: $35,000

Actual cost of wedding: $39,000 

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The cake was an impressive five tiers, complete with cutting cake and delicious donuts by the dozens, created by Chocolate2ChilliKATE + RICKY -691Kate and Ricky _ Noosa Waterfront restaurant wedding

The Music 

Walking down the aisle – Feels like Home (Matt Johnson Version)

Introduced as Mr and Mrs – Best day of my life – American Authors

First dance – Ho Hey by the Lumineers.

Advice: Bride to Bride…

“Your day is what you make it, so soak up every second of the day! Don’t stress if your run sheet doesn’t go to plan because it all works out in the end. What will be, will be!”

Photography: White Images | Venue: Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar | Videography: Storyteller Films | Styling: Splash Events | Flowers: Willow Bud | Cake: Chocolate2Chilli | Makeup: Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry | Hair: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair | Transport: Our Family’s Barbie Boat and M.V. Catalina Noosa | Entertainment: The White Tree | Celebrant: Ann Edgar | Wedding night accommodation: The Sebel, Noosa 



Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.