One kilometre of fairy lights and a whole lot of hard work brought to life the Whitsundays wedding of Stacey Alexander and Kevin Coats.
The Mackay couple, who met via the bride’s sister, married at Airlie Beach where Stacey spent a lot of time growing up. The ideal location was her parents’ house in a rainforest setting – but one minor detail, it wasn’t built yet!
The bride and groom, aged 24 and 29 respectively, worked hard to make their dream a reality. “So not only was planning a wedding, both studying and both working full-time not stressful enough, we also took on the responsibility of helping to get my parents’ house built before we said ‘I do’,” explains Stacey.
And despite still screwing in the deck three weeks before the big day, a fairy tale wedding was created just in time. “We strung a kilometre of fairy lights overhead and everything from the stationery to the dress was on theme,” smiles Stacey. “It took a lot of work and effort to get it to come together … but it turned out to be the most magical day.”
Photos courtesy of Sweet Studio Photography.
Stacey shyed away from tradition for her stunning princess-style gown in a romantic floral print.
The bouquet colours were matched perfectly to Stacey’s gown.
Kevin was dressed by Ed Harry Menswear.
The couple honeymooned at boutique retreat, The Havannah Vanuatu.
Video by Sweet Studio Photography.
Bomboniere: Coolaz Stubby Holders, Ikea / Brides Accessories: Samantha Wills / Brides Gown: Wendy Makin Bridal Studio / Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaid Shoes: Nine West / Bridesmaids Accessories: Samantha Wills / Bridesmaids Dresses: Forever New / Cake: Coopers Crazy Cakes, Metro Designer Cakes by Belinda / Caterer: Fish D'Vine / Celebrant: Pastor Craig Yeomans / Ceremony Music: Markus Meler, Jayde Tyczenko / Ceremony Venue: St. Martin's Church / Entertainment: Left of Centre, Shannon Rose / Flowers: Karen Hill Floral Design / Grooms Attire: Ed Harry / Grooms Shoes: Mathers / Groomsmen Attire: Ed Harry / Groomsmen Shoes: Mathers / Hair: Karlie Wallace Bourke / Honeymoon: The Havannah Vanuatu / Invitations: Deciduous Press / Lolly Buffet: My Rainbow Bakery / Makeup: Sam's Beauty Room / Photographer: Sweet Studio / Reception Venue: Private property / Rings: Xennox Diamonds, Greg Neil Jewellers / Transport: Alain's Photography, Whitsunday Transit / Venue Decor: The Event Company, Whitsunday Party Hire, I Do Events / Videographer: Sweet Studio / Wedding Night Accommodation: Mantra Boathouse / Wedding Planner: The Whitsunday Wedding Planners
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