Riana and Adrian were the lucky winners of our wedding competition in 2016 and with their October wedding date fast approaching we caught up with our gorgeous bride at the Whitsunday Wedding Expo to see where she was at with all the planning.
Most of you will understand that planning a wedding can be an extensive and sometimes stressful situation, which is why Riana & Adrian are luckier than most as they won the amazing services of Jess and the team at The Wedding Planners Whitsundays, as part of their competition prize. The Wedding Planners provide a personalized wedding planning service and assist with all elements of the wedding in the lead up to and during the wedding day itself. Managing hundreds of weddings a year, means Jess and her team are perfectly placed to connect brides with a vast range of wedding suppliers and product options in the Whitsundays, plus they act as a one-stop-shop and take the stress away from the bride-to-be by handling each element of the wedding directly with the supplier on the brides behalf.
Riana & Adrian have chosen the services of Donna Fornaserio Wedding Celebrant to officiate their nuptuals. With many years experience as a wedding celebrant and a love and infinity for the ocean, just like our stunning winners, Donna is the perfect choice for Riana & Adrian. Donna personalizes each ceremony to exactly with the couple wish for and takes the time to get to know the couple-to-be, oh and she’s good friends with the happy couple so the ceremony will be that little bit more special!
For décor our happy couple will be liaising directly with Clare & Eddie from The Event Company. With over 20 years experience in the wedding industry and 10 years operating in the Whitsundays alone, The Event Company have décor ranges to accommodate every style or taste. No request is too crazy for the Event Co team and they spend a good deal of time with each client to ensure the décor supplied matches the overall wedding theme and is in keeping with the venue. Riana & Adrian are keeping their décor choices secret, but we are very excited to see how The Event Company work their magic at Lure on the big day.
A newcomer to the Whitsunday scene and based in Cairns, Boho Bridal create stunning wedding gowns which are perfectly placed in our tropical climate and relaxed waterfront venue. Riana has already said ‘yes to the dress’ and we simply cannot wait to see our stunning bride make her grand entrance.
Photography can be such an integral part of the wedding day. Pick the right photographer and you will barely know they are there, but they will capture every moment of love, affection and joy that a wedding day brings. Riana & Adrian have chosen the stunning Summer Rain Photography for their big day, and with a helicopter ride to Whitehaven beach booked with Airlie Beach Helipad and the award-winning marina is their reception backdrop, they will be promised captured memories to last a lifetime. The couple will return from Whitehaven beach by helicopter and land at our private helipads within the marina complex, then be transferred directly to the venue to make their grand entrance.
With their wedding plans falling into place, Riana and Adrian are counting down the days until they gather their family and friends in their tropical paradise to celebrate their commitment to each other. Having met and forged their love in Airlie Beach, there truly is no better place for them to day ‘I do’ in front of the people they love.