Great Barrier Reef Wedding
Kelly and Ryan were wed at Alamanda Chapel at the Great Barrier Reef, with a tropical themed reception in Palm Cove.
Bride’s Name: Kelly
Groom/Partner’s Name: Ryan
Venues: Ceremony at Alamanda Chapel | Reception at The Reef House
Wedding Date: July 21, 2016
Bridal Gown Designer: Martina Liana
Florist: Michael Tesselaar Flowers
Photographer: Matthew Evans Photography
Videographer: Threadless Films
Cake: Orangerie Patisserie
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Shona Joy
Stationery: Giant Invitations
Honeymoon: The Great Barrier Reef
Ryan and I both adore the water, and our proposal actually took place under a canopy surrounded by candles on the beach, it was thus perfectly fitting to be married by the seaside!
We went back to my hometown at Palm Cove for a tropical celebration. We kept our theme and décor quite minimal as we didn’t want to take away from the gorgeous surroundings. I did, however, plan our day down to the smallest detail, but that still couldn’t stop dark storm clouds from rolling in! Luckily, this made for some unbelievable shots.
What were your favorite or most memorable aspects of your wedding day?
Having my little brother sing as I walked down the aisle was a highlight for me. We’re both so close so it was beautiful to have him serenade the ceremony.
Is there anything you would have done differently?
Nothing at all! The day turned out perfectly. Honestly, we could have chosen another month that was a little less wet—but we wouldn’t have gotten such gorgeous shots. There’s a silver lining to everything.
Do you have any advice for future brides?
Create a wedding that reflects you and your partner’s personality and don’t get caught up in others’ opinions. After all, it’s your big day.
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