REAL WEDDING – Renee and Chris

Palm Cove Wedding

6th of June, 2015

Renee and Chris are from Townsville but wanted a destination wedding that was not too far and Palm Cove was the perfect choice.

Here is what Renee and Chris had to say ….

We wanted a terrace style reception location and Sunset Terrace at Sararyi was the perfect spot.

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Ceremony :  Alamanda Chapel, Palm Cove by South Pacific Bridal

Celebrant : Wayne Rees

Reception :  Sarayi Boutique Hotel – Sunset Terrace, Palm Cove

Dress:  Bella Donna, Nth Queensland

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Photographer : Posh Photography

Makeup :  Rachael Gregory

Hair : Rachael Gregory

Cake :  NuNu


Transport : Cairns Luxury Limousines

How did he propose?

Christopher proposed on Christmas Eve. As we were both sitting under the Christmas tree enjoying a glass of red listening to a CD of ‘our songs’ that he had made he asked me to marry him. His parents always hold a special Christmas Eve dinner so he organised for my family to come over after dinner and we celebrated the news together.

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Where was your ceremony?

Renee and Chris were married in the gorgeous Alamanda Chapel by the beach at Palm Cove.

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Where was your Wedding Reception,

Our reception was held on Sunset Terrace at the Sarayi Boutique Hotel. Our reception was catered by Nu Nu. Our guests enjoyed canapés on arrival, pink sangria and a three course meal (which they could select what they wanted from a selection of three dishes in each course) and wedding cake. The food was just exquisite and we received so many compliments from our guests about the quality of the food.

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What was your favourite photo?

My favourite photo was definitely the one with us at the old saw mill. It just sums us up as a couple completely.

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What is one of your fondest memories of your special day?

The food!  After our ceremony we joined our guests for canapés and drinks under the palm trees on the Palm Cove beach. The post-ceremony soiree was catered by NuNu and the food was exquisite. It was so wonderful to spend time with our guests that had traveled to celebrate with us immediately following our ceremony.

Also, Christopher’s speech. My favourite part of the evening was Christopher’s speech. He delivered a beautiful speech and brought a lot of people to tears. At the conclusion of his speech he looked at me and said “And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you”. It was just perfect.

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Best piece of advice for a destination wedding.

Don’t let your family or guests give you their opinions about holding a wedding out of town. Do what you want as a couple. I would also like to add that I didn’t want a traditional bridal table so we sat a two-seater table with a beautiful gold cloth. It was so romantic sitting together and enjoying our meal as husband and wife.

Did you honeymoon in the same location?

We spent a few nights following the celebration in Palm Cove then went further north to Port Douglas where we stayed at the Couples Penthouse at the Sea Temple. We enjoyed dining at Harrisons and Salsa at Port Douglas which we highly recommend.

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