Cara had lots of fun with Debb of Beauty on the Move and the couple really enjoyed their time in the Noosa VIP Limousines limo. Ronnie of anoosa.com Photography starred behind the lens as did Wayne of Noosa Video Productions who sent the newlyweds home with 30 minutes’ spontaneous action coverage of their ceremony to show their family and friends.
Noosa Wedding Ring‘s award winning wedding planner Glenda McCallum helped Cassie and Andrew plan the wedding services they needed to elope to Noosa and marry on Little Cove Beach.
Be Vital Massage destressed the bride and groom so they were ready to relax and really enjoy their Noosa wedding. On the day, Noosa icon Julie Carrington of Carrington’s Wedding Indulgence worked her magic with the hair and makeup while the Ultimate Florist was responsible for Cassie’s posy of beautiful white roses. As usual, Noosa VIP Limousines delivered Cassie and Andrew in style.
Popular Noosa Celebrant Jacqueline Gray CMC officiated at the ceremony while Ronnie of anoosa.com Photography did the honours behind the lens capturing Andrew and Cassie’s Noosa beach wedding memories to be shared with family and friends on their return home.
Noosa Wedding Ring are Noosa’s premier wedding planners so it’s not surprising that their value for money wedding packages are so popular. Mel and Jacob decided to use a Noosa Wedding Ring package as the template for their wedding and said afterwards they were very glad they did.
‘As we’re not Noosa residents, we didn’t know the best possibilities and nor did we know how to put the wedding together. We had large numbers of guests coming from West Australia and New Zealand and wanted our wedding to be one they’d never forget. Noosa Wedding Ring’s wedding packages had been highly recommended to us and we now know why. Their boutique wedding planning service was just what we were looking for – Affordable yet highly professional and attentive to our wishes and needs. No wonder the wedding planner Glenda wins those awards; she is just so helpful, so friendly, so creative and so well-organised. And she let us add to and subtract from our Sandy Toes wedding package as we wished.‘
As well as the Sand Between Your Toes wedding package where couples marry on Sandy Island near the mouth of the Noosa River, Noosa Wedding Ring offers two other packages which centre on both Noosa Main Beach and the Noosa River in addition to an Elopement package designed to pamper the bride and groom, a Gondola Elopement package and an Intimate Noosa Wedding package for weddings with up to 15 guests.
‘Noosa BeachWedding packages save you the hassles involved in trying to reinvent the wheel and, in addition, make it so very much easier to calculate what your wedding is going to cost.
‘It’s very satisfying as a wedding planner to help turn people’s wedding dreams into reality. In the early years, I was surprised by how many people chose to elope to Noosa or alternatively have a very intimate destination wedding here. But I’ve come to really enjoy these weddings which are so personal and so meaningful to the bride and groom who need only to think of each other and the vows they want to make rather than having to worry about large numbers of guests.
Some clients choose to elope because they want to come back to a place they’ve loved on a previous visit to make their vows and their family and friends aren’t in a position to travel sometimes to the other side of the world. Others start to plan a conventional wedding but become frustrated by the process of trying to find agreement with the families on guest lists, costs etc. Yet others tell stories of being put off by a sibling’s wedding which was spoiled by awkwardness and even bickering between recently separated and repartnered parents. So they elope and this way they know that they can marry the way they want without fear of unwelcome side issues.
From the parents’ viewpoint, it’s sad that they’re not going to be there on their offspring’s wedding day so we recommend that the ceremony is videographed and of course lots of photos are taken by a good professional photographer to record forever the bride and groom’s happiness on their wedding day. On their return home, the bride and groom organise a party for their families and friends to congratulate them and view the ceremony video and photos.
One very clever couple I met some years ago had gone into one of those photo booths in Melbourne armed with three signs – WE – HAVE – ELOPED – so they could take three photos of themselves with the individual words. They then arranged the photos one above the other to be printed in a bookmark type format with the photos on the front and the party invitation details on the back. A trusted friend and workmate was then left with the bundle of stamped addressed envelopes to put in the mail on the Monday after the wedding.
‘Trusted’ is the operative word here. It’s really best to tell absolutely no-one of your elopement plans, human nature being what it is. Most people are not very good at keeping secrets and you just never know what well meaning person might tell the very person you’ve decided to elope in order to escape having your wedding hijacked by. I’ve actually seen what was supposed to be an elopement wedding taken over by parentzillas in hot pursuit. So sad!‘