Mr & Mrs Pownall’s Whitsunday Wedding Team

Ceremony Venue: Shingley Beach
Reception Venue: Waterline on Shingley
Celebrant:  Annie Lloyd-Lewis
Photographer: Just One Moment
Videographer: Timeline Media
Stylist: I Do Events Whitsundays
Flowers: Flower Hut
Hair: Whitsundays Wedding Hair Lounge
Makeup: Lush Makeup and Hair
Cake: Whitsunday Baked Creations
Accommodation: Peninsula Airlie Beach
Entertainment: LA Entertainment
Photo Booth: In The Booth Whitsundays


Mr & Mrs Pownall met each other while working at the same place of work. She was super shy and Sean was just super rude really although if he was writing this it would be the other way around! They worked together fighting crime in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs for 2 years before going on their first date. After the first date, they never looked back!

Tell us about the proposal

Sean’s not the most romantic fellow, mind you, neither am I but he did a smashing job on the day he proposed. He drove me down to the Mornington Peninsula, took me horse riding on the surf beach which was fabulous. We then got pampered at the Peninsula Hot Springs I had a feeling that he might have proposed while we were there but when he didn’t I must admit, I was kinda disappointed. He then drove me to Rye Back Beach and proposed there while we watched a storm roll in. So in the end, it was quite romantic. Well done Sean!

Why did you choose Airlie Beach for your destination wedding?

We had our ceremony at the beautiful Headland Park, Boathaven Beach in Airlie Beach. It was absolutely stunning with beautiful lush green grass and a back drop to die for. We had perfect weather too, not a cloud in the sky. We felt very blessed. Our reception was at Waterline on Shingley in Airlie Beach which was beautiful. It had a stunning view over Abel Point Marina, perfect spot to watch the sun go down with a cocktail or two.

We had perfect weather too, not a cloud in the sky. We felt very blessed.

Key Styling Inspiration

I love corals, peaches, greys and whites so I incorporated all these colours in our styling. Jess made some great suggestions with styling for the reception and Flower Hut well, I didn’t even need to give them any suggestions, they were simply spectacular. My flowers, flower crown and table decorations were perfect!

What gifts did you give your guests?

We gave our guests personalised sugar cookies from the fabulous Alisha from Sweet Bakes in Melbourne.

What did you do for your honeymoon?

After spending a week or so with our family and friends in Airlie Beach for the wedding, Sean and I ventured over to Hamilton Island for 5 nights. It was fabulous. Beautiful beaches, good food and wine, relaxing massages and never ending activities. We did a walk up Passage Peak while we were there and boy, was that a highlight! Strenuous and tough but completely worth it. Absolutely incredible views. It was a highlight of our honeymoon.

What was the funniest moment from the day?

We had lots of funny moments throughout the day but it would have to be me and my clown feet tripping over my dress at least the sand was there for a soft landing. My stepdaughter thought it was the funniest thing ever. I’m glad I’m not the embarrassing step mum just yet!

What was the most special memory from the day?

Watching my husband and his daughter interact throughout the day they really do love each other unconditionally and it’s so heart-warming to see.
What advice would you give other couples to be?

Have fun with your day. Don’t stress over the little things and just enjoy marrying the person of your dreams!

Special Thanks to

A shout out to the fabulous Jess from The Wedding Planners Whitsundays. I have nothing but praise for this gorgeous chick. She made our day completely stress free. She was super quick with her emails/phone calls, nothing was ever too much trouble for her and she was just as excited for our special day as what we were which made for a really positive and happy environment. I couldn’t recommend Jess enough. If you want a stress-free, beautiful and personal wedding then get onto her. You won’t regret it.
A special thanks to our celebrant Annie Lloyd Lewis. Annie helped us to write our ceremony to reflect our own personalities and traits. We had lots of comments about how our ceremony was not only well presented by Annie but comical, heart-warming and was all about love. It wouldn’t be a wedding without love after all.
A very special thanks to Flower Hut for creating a beautiful bouquet for me, stunning and colourful flower crowns for my step daughter and myself and stunning centre pieces at the ceremony. They were beautiful. And the best part they designed them without any input from me.
Last but not least, a big shout out to Luisa from Whitsundays Wedding Hair Lounge and Jo from Joanne Drumgold Make-Up for making me look and feel gorgeous on my special day. Preparing for the afternoon ahead was super fun with Luisa and Jo. We shared lots of laughs and they really put me at ease before the ceremony. Thanks ladies!!
In love with Mr & Mrs Pownall’s wedding locations? 
Check out the Shingley Beach Ceremony Package HERE
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