Jess and Abby received some serious love today from their couples ❤️ #thankful #lovemyjob #weddingplanner
The final look back at the suppliers who contributed to the Whitsundays' $50K marriage equality wedding giveaway is... us!
It's hard to describe just how much The Wedding Planners Whitsundays put into #thejoshuaswedding, because as our director Jess Lawrence says: "that's like asking how long a piece of string is!" "As a wedding planner, we do as much as we can to assist the couple during the planning process. We by no means plan the actual wedding for the couple, but we're right by their side throughout the entire planning process," she explains. "We lend an ear when things get stressful, assist with logistics, timeline management and supplier correspondence, keep track of invoicing and budget and really anything else the couple needs. So we did all of this for the wedding giveway winners Joshua Breakwell and Joshua Starr."
Being there at the incredible moment when the Josh's said "I Do" was the reward for Jess, The Wedding Planners Whitsundays, and all of the suppliers who gave their time, products and services to create a magic wedding and celebrate as a region that #loveislove. "I've heard the celebrants' monitum (the legal bit that includes, "marriage is between two people entered into for life") hundreds of times over in my life as a wedding planner, but it was incredibly moving to hear this at the Josh's wedding," Jess said. "It's been such a long time coming and something that I personally feel so strongly about, it was a bit surreal and actually caught me off guard as well. I'm pretty sure the photo they have of me ugly crying is during this bit!"
Far from focusing on "ugly crying" @joshhstarr said words couldn't describe how grateful the couple was to Jess. "She does everything so effortlessly. It was even silly things like how she would bring me my lip balm and make sure we had water to drink – her attention to detail was incredible," he said.
"I don’t know how anyone could get married without Jess and her team there to organise it. You definitely need a wedding planner," he said.
#lovewhitsundays #thisisqueensland #weddingheartofaustralia #weddingswhitsundays #weddingplanner #destinationweddings #marriageequality
There is no better way to pay tribute to amazing Whitsunday videographer Phill Gordon from @riptidecreative than to re-play his footage from #thejoshuaswedding day.
Riptide Creative supplied a cinematic wedding video for @breaksruns and @joshhstarr as part of the $50K wedding package gifted by the Whitsunday wedding industry in celebration of marriage equality.
As part of the contribution to the overall project, Riptide Creative also contributed time in video production before and after the big day to assist with media exposure.
Phill's footage appeared across many platforms on social media, on the websites of several wedding magazines, on 7 News Mackay and even in a short news advertisement on Sunrise. "We felt our part of the wedding day went really well," Phill said. "It was quite an extravagant wedding, with some amazing moments captured on video. The location of @paradisecovewhitsundays is really a videographers dream; with so many amazing places to shoot, everywhere you look is simply breathtaking. "Being able to capture the day for the Josh’s was an absolute privilege and we were so happy to see the boys get the wedding of their dreams with all their closest friends and family."
"It was great when the day finally come around, to see all of the hard work of so many people come together into a perfect day and perfect wedding. "The Josh’s couldn’t have been a more worthy couple, and they just clicked with all the suppliers and people involved in the event. "I think it was a worthwhile project for everyone involved and the outcome was exactly what we had hoped for. "We’d like to thank everyone involved who helped contribute towards this project. It really is a testament to the local Whitsunday wedding industry and community to create such an amazing project as the Josh’s wedding."
Joshua Breakwell said Phill's video brought the newlyweds to tears. "Phill has a vision and he puts it together effortlessly. You don’t even know he’s doing it. There was nothing specific he told us to do so everything was real and natural," he said.
So grab the tissues and enjoy these special moments all over again.
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