Sonya and Matts’ Wedding Team
Ceremony Venue: Whisper Bay Park
Hair: Hair by Georgia
Makeup: Joanne Dromgold Makeup
Photographer: Nadine Kemp Photography
Videographer: Nathan Vallis Videography
Celebrant: Deanna Kent
Décor: I Do Events
Ceremony Snacks: Peach and Pear Catering
Wedding Cake: Airlie Cake Artistry
Accommodation: Whisper Bay Apartments
Honeymoon Accommodation: Hamilton Island – Shoreline
Nails: Nailz by Design
Matt took me down to Injidup Point WA and it was quite an ordinary day. I got out of the car (much to Matts surprise) and we walked all the way out to the rocks. I complained the whole way and how tired I was getting. We got out to the rocks and I said to Matt, “Well what are we doing now”. He turned to me and said “OMG is that a shark?”. As i turned my head to see the shark (that wasn’t there) he got the ring out and proposed.
We went to Hamilton Island for 4 nights and it was the most magical end to our wedding and start our new life. We are big kids at heart so we went to the wildlife park, played mini golf, swam in our infinity pool at our apartment and just enjoyed being together.
What did you do for your bucks nights’?
I had a very floral and over the top bridal shower with all my closest family and girlfriends. With Matt working FIFO it was hard to find a time that suited everyone to do a bucks party so he took himself surfing for a weekend.
Where did you splurge & where did you save?
I splurged on my dress and we saved on styling items, chairs and having a very minimalistic reception of just drinks and nibbles.
Why did you choose your venue/location?
Ever since day dot Matt and I always said we would get married in the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach was our number one pick.
What was your key styling inspiration?
Modern and minimal. Tones of peach and baby blue.
My sister got her dress altered back home in WA and when she put it on the morning of the wedding, her strap came off, so my best friend sewed it back up only for us to come back from our ceremony and the other strap came off as well. We both just laughed it off.
Seeing each other at the aisle and saying our personal vows to each other.
Biggest thanks goes to our awesome photographer Nadine Kemp, our beautiful celebrant Deanna Kent and our wedding planner superstar Roxanne. Our pre-wedding meeting wasn’t at all what I gathered they had planned but they helped us make our day our own and nothing was ever too much stress.
Advice for other couples currently planning their wedding:
Plan YOUR wedding YOUR way. After all the day is about you and your partner becoming one. Don’t stress about the small things, hire a wedding planner and make sure you take a few minutes away with your new wife/husband to take in the day.
Aisle Song: “Wherever You Are” – Angus & Julia Stone
Signing Songs: “Build Bridges Where the Rivers Are” – Christian Patey & “Weather” – Novo Amor
Celebratory Song: “Could You be Loves” – Bob Marley
Bridal Party Arrival: “Together” – Animal Island
Cake Cutting: “You’ve Got the Love” – Florence and the Machine
First Dance: “XO” – John Mayer
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