Kirilee loves Mike | Noosa Wedding on a Sandbar

w160312_554What started as friendly texting turned into love after Kirilee met Mike and saved her number in his phone as “Mad Kid”. Six months of texting, five years of what Kirilee affectionately calls “hard work”, and a Granite Bay proposal later, the couple planned a beach wedding in Noosa. And Mike still has his wife saved in his phone as “Mad Kid”. 

In search of a more accessible, yet equally secluded-feeling, option than Granite Bay for their wedding ceremony, Kirilee and Mike happened upon a sandbar in Noosa. Their 75 guests made a short boat ride to join the couple for their memorable moment. 

Todd Hunter McGaw was also there the photograph the whole gorgeous affair.w160312_086 w160312_097 w160312_117 w160312_120 w160312_151 w160312_164“I would have to say being in Western Australia I had to trust reviews a lot as I couldn’t go and see suppliers so I actually used The Bride’s Tree for (finding) the majority of our suppliers.”

w160312_186 w160312_193 w160312_210 “The ceremony location was quite special to us, it was always going to be on a beach. Granite Bay is where we went for our first date and where Mike purposed. Granite Bay was a little too far for guests to walk, but we wanted the same feeling of a secluded beach and, well, what better place than your own sandbar.”

w160312_220 w160312_253 “For the wedding we had friends and family from everywhere, living in Karratha you meet a lot of people from around the world and we were so blessed that friends flew from WA, even some that had since left Karratha flew from North Queensland and New South Wales, and of course all our friends and family from all over Queensland were there too.”

w160312_258 w160312_273 w160312_290“I think because we both weren’t looking for a relationship when we met we were ourselves and honest – bluntly honest – which now in is our greatest strength.”

w160312_353 w160312_355 w160312_431 w160312_451 “‘Let the adventure being’ was on everything. It was always going to be a beach wedding rain, hail or shine.”

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Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: Custom wedding rings.

Best money-saver: DIY and purchasing my decorations not hiring them.

Bridal gown: White lily Conture – Petunia gown by Pronovias, $3,400 including alterations.

Accessories: Samantha Wills earrings,  fresh flower crowns by Mondo Floral Designs

Shoes: Forever Soles Anklets – For reception I place the anklets over a pair of Betts lace up flats. 

Bridesmaid dresses: Goddess by Nature in pearl blush.

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Collette Hayman earrings and foot jewellery.

Groom’s and groomsmens’ suit and shoes: Politix Suits and Mathers Shoes.

Jewellery: Wooden Anchor Cufflinks from Etsy and Custom ring with date in roman numerals by Jewels of the Kimberly 

DIY: Reception decorations, stationery, wooden seating chart, table runner, ring box and wine box used at the ceremony.

Number of guests: 75

w160312_565 w160312_573 w160312_579“The driftwood came from my grandma’s farm out west. My mum grew half of the succulents used in the centre pieces, my dad built all of the wooden signs – I designed them and Mike and I then painted them.”

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Photographer: Todd Hunter McGaw | Videographer: Creative Flow Studios | Florist: Mondo Floral Designs | Caterer: RACV Noosa Resort | Cake: Chocolate 2 Chilli | Bombonnieres: Coolaz Coolers | Transport: Deluxe Kombi Service | Makeup Artist: Kate Ellen Artistry | Hair stylist: Evalyn Parsons Hair | Rentals: Hinterland Coast Buses | Decorators: Splash Events | Entertainment: Moove It DJs | Celebrant: Lynette Maguire | Wedding Night Accommodation: RACV Noosa Resort | Photobooth: In the Booth

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Learn more about… Chocolate 2 Chilli + Deluxe Kombi Service + Mondo Floral Designs  + Splash Events  + Kate Ellen Artistry + Evalyn Parsons Hair +  In the Booth + Lynette Maguire

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.