Emma and Tom’s epic full-day wedding kicked off with all their guests being picked up in a bus, and transported to their morning ceremony at a private property.
Following their ceremony, the wedding party spent some time on site having photos together, and then met all their 80 guests at Rickys River Bar & Restaurant in the heart of Noosa. Tom’s family have been holidaying in Noosa for many years, so it’s the happy place they chose for their wedding destination.
After their lunchtime reception, everyone boarded the MV Catalina Noosa to cruise the Noosa River at sunset.
Photographer / EMMA NAYLER PHOTOGRAPHER
Videographer / LUNCHBOX AGENCY
Reception venue / RICKYS RIVER BAR & RESTAURANT
Florist / HEAVENLY BLOOMS
Transport / WHEELS TO WEDDINGS
After party / MV CATALINA NOOSA
Makeup artist / MAKEUP BY TIHANNA
Hair stylist / PAULA MAREE HAIR
Celebrant / HEART 2 HEART CEREMONIES
Sustainable Wedding Choices
We made our wedding as sustainable as possible. So rather than throw aways we designed beautiful animated illustrations and emailed our guests the wedding itinerary and table number before the event.
Why did you marry Tom?
Oh gosh. Many reasons. We balance each other beautifully and are each other’s best friend. We would do anything for one another.
Highest Wedding Planning Priorities
Good food for the reception – Rickys offered three options for each guests’ entree and main, and the guest got to pick. Tom wanted to be near water and I wanted to be among trees, so we split the ceremony and reception to carer to both
How long the little DIY bits take to make.
Stand out Vendors
Advice for Future Brides
Biggest splurge: My dresses.
Best money-saving decisions: Leaving out things we didn’t need or just for photos, that wouldn’t add to our memories, like the cake and a name board.
Bride’s shoes: Wandler
Groom’s + groomsmen’s suits: Oscar Hunt
Groom’s shoes: Gucci
Bridesmaids’ dresses: All uniquely sourced – I had a colour palette, and they picked something that worked best for their individual style and body.
Bridesmaids’ shoes: Senso
DIY: Menus, wedding favours (essential oil blends), digital invitations, styling.
Number of guests: 80
Wedding budget: $60k
Actual cost of wedding: $80k