Real Wedding | Stacey and Jared

16th of December 2016

Tell us about your proposal?
Jared proposed the night before he was due to travel overseas for a 3 month training exercise with the Australian Army. We had dinner at our favourite restaurant, followed by a walk along the beach. We were overlooking the water when Jared asked me, proposing with not one ring, but two – a beautiful eternity ring that my dad had given my mum before he passed away, and another ring that had been designed as its match.

As a Destination wedding what would you recommend?
If you are having a destination wedding in the Whitsundays, make it a week-long event! We organized a range of activities before the wedding – a fishing charter boat, a morning hike to honey eater lookout, a pub crawl, and a ‘welcome’ dinner at the Anchor Bar. The actual day goes by so fast; looking back you will really appreciate the extra time you were able to spend with family and friends.

Most Memorable Moment?
The speeches. They were all incredibly heartwarming and hilarious – there were plenty of tears and laughter! We were also fortunate to have two beautiful poems created – one about our love story, and the other from my four best friends.

Do you have any tips for guest logistics?
We created a wedding website using It was a great resource as we were able to list a range of information – accommodation recommendations, our favourite cafes and restaurants, things to do and see in the Whitsundays, and a detailed schedule of our wedding week activities!

Where did you honeymoon!?
We had a week long ‘mini-moon’ on Hamilton Island, and are planning an overseas trip mid-year.

Who helped make this wedding happen?

Reception Venue: Lure, Abell Point Marina
Ceremony Venue: Coral Sea Resort
Photographer: Lane Photography
Videographer: Nathan Vallis Videography
Hair Stylist: Luisa, Whitsunday Wedding Hair Lounge
Makeup Artist: Daniella Brooks “Get Glamorous with Ella”
Cake: Whitsunday Baked Creations
Flowers: Flower Hut & Elegant Designs by Nadene
Décor: The Event Company Whitsundays
Dress: Jadore
Suits: Roger David and Myer
Transport: Airlie Beach Transfers and Tours
Entertainment: LA Entertainment
Celebrant: Paul Skinner

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