We were involved in a wedding give-away where one lucky couple won a wedding.
Yes, You heard correctly and no you don’t need to reread the opener, it is true, we, along with several other generous and talented small businesses on our beautiful island gave their services away as a prize.
A whole wedding – gosh, we have some amazing and hardworking businesses on this island. I just love our small by mighty wedding industry here on North Stradbroke Island
The competition was organised by none other then the amazing Donna, Tara and their team from Stradbroke Island Events. The contestants were asked for a video presenting why they should win… So of course the guy in the bee suit who throws his lovely wife-to-be in the pool won.
Stacey and Cameron are such a beautiful couple, we all loved that it was them who were the recipients and that we were going to hang out with them for the day. On our first time meet Stace presented me with a bunch of daffodils and we were delighted.
The day couldn’t have been any more perfect (Let’s not even mention that only 48 hours before Stu and I had been stuck on the tarmac at the Dubai airport, after a couple of months in Europe, for a whole watching of the Avengers – Endgame, nope – not at all stressful, thanks for the additional grey hairs Emirates)
The winter weather pulled out all the stops, the ocean was amazing, the guests were super fun, everyone looked gorgeous and of course Stace and Cam were bloody brilliant. And get this, Cam wrote and sang a song for their first dance (which we also used it in their highlights video, you can see that here) they were fun and happy and lovely and we were so stoked to have them as our first wedding back on the island (and also learnt a lesson about leaving our flights back to the last minute, our only excuse is… Isle of Wight Festival, we couldn’t resist you)
We also made a highlights video, which includes Cam’s very own pretty damn great song
These were the vendors who were involved in this amazing giveaway
beach ceremony/styled reception venue/full wedding co-ordination Stradbroke Island Events
bridal flowers Flowers by Serena
wedding cake Shell’s Cakes on Straddie
catering Whales Way
seven nights accommodation Discover Stradbroke
photography (that was us) Stradbroke Island Photography
and video (also us) Stradbroke Island Photography
live entertainment Mark Fulcher
hair Roxy from Stranded On Straddie
makeup – Emma from Stradbroke Island Makeup
celebrant – Fiona Surawski