Kelly and Stacey’s Whitsunday Wedding Team

Venue: Earlando 
Celebrant:  Jan Harvey
Photographer: Josh Geelan
Videographer: Lemon Tree Film House
Stylist: Azure Weddings and Events
Flowers: Flower Hut
Hair: Amanda Fearn
Makeup: Airlie Beach Makeup & Beauty
Cake: Sweet Ideas
Marquee: Whitsunday Party Hire
Caterer: Fish D’Vine Catering
Accommodation: Pinnacles Resort
Entertainment: Total Entertainment
Babysitting: Airlie Beach Babysitting by Danielle
Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell
Groom’s Attire: Gibson jacket and chinos, RM Williams boots
Wedding bands: Infinity Diamonds, Sydney

 

How did you both meet? 
Kelly, who was from Kadina in SA, and Stacey, from Queensland, both ended up in Big White, Canada for the winter season. Kelly, along with her friend Kate, was looking for a place to live and came across a Facebook post from Stacey, looking for 2 extra room-mates, so they organised to meet (with Kelly thinking she was going to meet a girl) and ran into each other at a house party. Stacey’s first thoughts about Kelly were “Wow, she has had a couple…and she’s a good sort…veerrrrry interesting…she talks a lot and is very straight to the point…perfect, and then she sobered up… and as for Kelly, after the initial shock that Stacey was a boy, she was instantly attracted to him and remembers thinking (yes she does remember, Stacey), that she would definitely like to get to know him better. Although she would never have told him this as his head is big enough as it is! They then moved on to a pub, Snowshoe Sam’s, for more drinks and food and whatever else, and Kelly, being a little worse for wear, had to somehow walk a significant distance home uphill in the snow. In Kelly’s defence, it was her first night on the mountain and it was dark. Anyhow, Stacey being the gentleman and lifesaver he is, suggested that as his place was downhill, it may be a much easier and safer alternative. After making it home following a 15 minute snow trek and slide of death 20m down an icy/muddy slope, Kelly (whose drunk alter-ego is Smear) was hit by the old helicopter head (or in other words, she was briefly unwell) and she ended up conveniently sleeping on the bathroom floor where it was nice and warm. The next day Stacey and the rest of the house who all knew each other well (many of whom came to the wedding) all decided that Kelly would be a very suitable housemate, and the rest, as they say, is history!

What did you do for your bucks night, Stacey? 
The bucks night lasted for 3 days (too long). We went Glamping to Grafton for a golf and waterski trip. 3 days attached to a bowling ball is not fun.

Tell us about the honeymoon. 
We simply enjoyed another 10 full days in the beautiful Whitsundays. 

Why did you choose your venue / location?
We love the Whitsundays! 

When we went to Earlando, we fell in love with the mix of Reef meeting Rural!

The best part was no phone coverage!! All the guests commented about how great that was!!! Everyone was in the moment..

What was your wedding budget?
Less than what we spent 😊 haha! We didn’t really have one.

Where did you splurge & where did you save?
We splurged on our accommodation at Pinnacles Resort. We also paid a bit extra for the meals to get exactly what we wanted.

What gifts did you give your guests?
Wedding welcome packs including Stubby coolers, mints, chocolates.

What was your key styling inspiration? 
Value for money. We didn’t want to spend a lot on this area so kept it simple but chose a few key items.

What is your most special memory from the day?
Archer (our infant daughter) randomly clapping at the end of our vows. Speeches were also a definite highlight. The entire day was perfect.

What advice would you give other brides to be?
Make sure you are sure because you don’t want to have to do it twice!!

Special Thanks to……
The Wedding Planners Whitsundays, especially Jess who was amazing. The entire team at Earlando were absolutely faultless. Ben, Hannah and the team were simply amazing and made our day so perfect.

Music File

Aisle Song: “First Day of My Life” – Bright Eyes
Recessional Song: “On Top of the World” – Imagine Dragons 
Reception Arrival Song: “Shut up and Dance” – Walk the Moon
Cake Cutting Song: “I Don’t Dance” – Lee Bride
First Dance Song: “Perfect” – Ed Sheeran
Final Song: “Closing Time” – Semisonic 

 

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