“The best part about having a destination wedding was that we got to continue the celebrations with the people we love.”
Sydneysiders Sarah Beasley and Todd Hirsch were married at their Palm Cove wedding in Queensland with 60 of their nearest and dearest on July 25, 2015. “We absolutely knew Palm Cove was our place to get married as we just love the relaxed atmosphere and wanted to show our closest friends and family how beautiful it was,” says Sarah, 30 of her husband, 34.
The couple who met on a night out 10 years ago had a “delayed” wedding thanks to the arrival of their son six years ago. “It was so special to have our six-year-old boy, Chase, with us on the day and during the planning – he referred to it as ‘our wedding’,” smiles Sarah.
And although Sarah’s dad is no longer with them, he was especially recognised on the day. “My oldest brother, David, walked me down the aisle, as sadly, our dad passed away a few years back,” she explains. “We had photos of him there and our wedding favours were a donation to the Cancer Council in memory of him.”
Guests also wore Cancer Council pins in her dad’s honour.
“After a stunning dinner and some very emotional speeches we danced the night away out on the deck underneath the night sky,” recalls Sarah. They kicked off married life in Port Douglas before returning “home to reality.”
Photos courtesy of Blue Sky Photography.
Sarah wore a figure-hugging mermaid gown by Akina Couture.
“It was intimate, romantic, emotional and fun,” says Sarah.
Sarah’s show-stopping tear-drop bouquet was an orchid arrangement by Flowers n Lace.
“Our wedding was everything that we hoped for and we couldn’t be happier newlyweds,” says the bride.
Bomboniere: Cancer Council / Brides Accessories: House of Emmanuelle / Brides Gown: Akina Bridal Couture / Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Oroton / Bridesmaids Dresses: Revolve / Cake: Passion for Cakes / Celebrant: Deborah Godden / Ceremony Music: South Pacific Bridal / Ceremony Venue: Alamanda Chapel / Entertainment: Port Douglas Audio Visual / Flowergirl Dress: Bardot Junior / Flowers: Flowers n Lace / Grooms Attire: Politix / Grooms Shoes: Politix / Groomsmen Attire: Politix / Groomsmen Shoes: Politix / Hair: Tropical Beauty Hair and Makeup Artistry / Honeymoon: Niramaya / Invitations: DIY / Makeup: Tropical Beauty Hair and Makeup Artistry / Pageboy Attire: Bardot Junior / Photographer: Blue Sky Photography / Reception Venue: Nunu / Wedding Night Accommodation: Alamanda Resort