Relaxed Beach side wedding

Arnie & Chloe

Guest Numbers


Length of engagement

4 months



On the day advice?

Your hard work bringing it all together is now done and it’s time for you to commit yourself to your husband/wife and celebrate with your most loved.

Notes from the lovers


How did you find the planning process?

We really enjoyed planning our wedding together as a couple. Advice for future couples planning now would be to keep it simple. I would also say to start with a big list of everything you need to consider/would like for your wedding day and do a budget for these things, ensuring that it fits within your budget. We were fairly strict with our budget and had what we would call these days a much cheaper wedding yet kept it beautiful and exactly what we wanted as a couple! Spend your money on the things that are most important to YOU as a couple and don’t get caught up seeing

what everyone else does/has done and thinking you need to do the same. Make it

your own UNIQUE wedding that you will remember forever! Remember you don’t

have to try and impress everyone because at the end of the day the marriage is

about you two and your commitment to one another, not the guests and what they


Photographer: Tay & Francis
Cinematographer: True North Films

Stylist: Ultimate Events

Florist: Flour and Bloom

Celebrant: pastor Doug Parker

Bride’s Accommodation: Airbnb Tahiti Palms

Groom’s Accommodation: airbnb - Kirra Waves

Ceremony venue: Len Wort Park

Reception venue: Friends house - Currumbin Valley

Catering: VGC catering

Cake: La Violette

Wedding favours: vista print - Go with the glow candles with personalised wedding stickers

Stationery: Invites (Vista print), place cards (Wooden

Letters Australia).

Entertainment: Michael Eotvos

Chair and table hire: Gold Coast Party Hire
gown & veil: Spell Bride

Shoes: Wittner

Earrings mother’s pearls
bracelet Mimco

Hair: Cat Arthold

Makeup: Tamika Hair & Makeup

Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy

Bridesmaid shoes: Novo
Suits: Politix

Cufflinks: Alexa Lane

Groom & Groomsmen's Shoes: BLAQ Melbourne

Ring box: Alexa Lane


Must haves for the day?

Arnie: ensure you have a good breakfast and/or lunch prior to your ceremony! The business of the day got ahead of me and I didn’t have more food planned at our Airbnb ready to eat. I was also extremely nervous at the ceremony and with both a lack of food and nerves, by the time the ceremony was finished I had a throbbing headache and felt like vomiting. Ensure you have food well prepared for your day prior to the ceremony and don’t go hungry!

Chloe: For Arnie and I, good music, good food, good photography/videography and good people

were our must haves for the day. We are both very simple, down to earth people and the

focus of our wedding day was for everyone to enjoy the atmosphere and to feel the love of

our wedding day! Having a group of our most loved family and friends who

we could all get around to and make memories with on our wedding day was what meant the

most to us.


Tell us about finding your venues!

Arnie and I are both beach lovers and have always wanted to get married close to the

beach. Arnie is from Palm Island and has always lived

close to the water so for him an island/beach/water wedding was always on the cards and

over the years together as a couple we have made some of our best memories at beaches! For our reception we probably never thought we would get married in our friend’s back yard, but it was by far the best decision we ever made! We recommend as many future couples where possible to have a backyard wedding, you can supply your own alcohol, relax in the comfort of someone’s home and

dance the night away in sneakers or barefoot!


And Finding your suppliers...

Ensure to shop around and find a photographer and videographer that you feel

suits you best and your style! We were very thankful to be friends with our videographer and

have him suggest a photographer who we were absolutely blown away with!!! Choosing

these two things was so important to us as we will cherish this day forever, we will reminisce

on our photos and video so wanted to ensure it was right for us!