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Wedding Venues Gold Coast – RIP Stephanie Scott

From all of the team at our Wedding Venues Gold Coast, An Island Hideaway, we want to send our condolences to Stephanie Scott’s partner and all of her family and friends. We were so saddened to hear what has happened to such a wonderful person like her.

The Wedding Venues Gold Coast industry that we are in is all about that special day for couples and making all of their dreams come true, so for something like this to happen so close to the day that they were meant to be married is completely shattering. We don’t know Stephanie Scott personally but we feel so much for everyone that is involved in the heart ache of what has happened. One can build up such a strong relationship with people through life and you can tell that is really what Stephanie had done from the tribute that took place for her.

Recently we took part in the Queensland Brides Wedding Expo in Brisbane which was held over the 10th, 11th and 12th of April. They paid tribute to Stephanie and her loved ones by carrying yellow flowers in remembrance of her and saying a few words about what that day meant which really touched our hearts and made us appreciate the wonderful things in life like the love that Stephanie and her partner had for each other.

Our Wedding Venues Gold Coast team know all too well what it is like to have highs and lows during your wedding planning stages but this is a low that no one should have to go through. We are sending all of our love and well wishes to everyone who has been involved in the loss of Stephanie and we hope that your pain is eased by remembering all of the good times and the love that she had for you all.

RIP Stephanie Scott <3

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Gold Coast Weddings – Jared & Jenna

Jenna and Jared who were married with us on the 10/02/2012 have recently been to our Gold Coast Weddings destination for Jake and Sarah’s wedding and we were so thrilled to have them back, but this time as guests… This is what they had to say;

“So we were just so excited to visit again for our friends, Jake & Sarah’s wedding. It was fantastic to celebrate with the beautiful couple and also to just reminisce. I loved taking a walk in the shoes of my guests as there were so many things I hadn’t noticed during my bridal buzz three years ago!

We started the celebrations with the ferry ride into the island. I was never sure how my guests felt about travelling in on the ferry, however, I found it so lovely to unwind on the water, connect with other guests & experience the excitement build as we journeyed with the groom to meet his gorgeous bride. The arrival at the island had the same effect it had on me three years ago where I immediately felt so relaxed amongst the tall trees & sunshine, worlds away from home. I noticed the details this time, the gorgeous wooden boardwalk, the outdoor lanterns, the rustic features of the bridal cottage & gorgeous colours created by the sun-shining through the stained glass windows in the open air chapel (which of course, Jared & I snuck off to revisit during the evening).

The reports were correct, the champagne & great eats amongst the tropical garden backdrop made for a wonderful intermission & lots of chatter with the rest of the wedding party & guests. The reception area was even more gorgeous than I’d remembered. The fairy lights, clean white decorative accents & gorgeous settings created a laid-back yet elegant feel. The buffet was delicious & the large wooden dance floor was just as inviting as I remembered. As a guest, the day felt as though it simply flowed effortlessly but went by so quickly! When we planned our day, I remember feeling concerned that guests couldn’t leave the island independently as the night went on. However, being a guest, I realised that none of us wanted to leave, even when we had to anyway.

Since the island Jared and I have simply fallen more in love with each other & doing life together is the best decision ever!”

Jared and Jenna are one of the many beautiful couples that we have had the privilege of working with at our Gold Coast Weddings destination and we couldn’t be happier for them and their beautiful life together now. See some of the pics below of their life since their wedding <3

Contact us here to find out more about having your special day at our Gold Coast Weddings destination.

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Gold Coast Beach Wedding – Rosa & Peter

WOW!! What an unbelievable Gold Coast Beach Wedding this was. Talk about love and romance… These two had it all. Rosa & Peter blew our socks off with their electricity and bought tears to our eyes when it came to their first dance!

Rosa & Peter were married at our Gold Coast Beach Wedding destination on the 6th of December 2014 in our beach side chapel. Rosa was dressed to definitely impress and made her way to An Island Hideaway via the luxury catamaran called Possmm. Rosa wasn’t the only one arriving in style however, Peter sped in on a  jet boat with his two groomsmen! I am sure that the guests were more than impressed, even before the ceremony began!

Rosa and Peter’s Gold Coast Beach Wedding reception room tables were decorated with bamboo runners, gorgeous white sand, shells, tea lights and fish bowls filled with goldfish as centrepieces. Their decorations looked unbelievable which made it a fantastic entrance for their guests to walk into.

Rosa and Peter had a wonderful group of our recommended suppliers looking after them for the day and helping to make their Gold Coast Beach Wedding as amazing as it was. Rosa had the lovely Kate Caddle doing her hair and makeup, Eufloria who provided the gorgeous bouquets and buttonholes, Leah from Follett Photography produced their amazing photos, NikNat Entertainment had the dance floor going the whole time and Geoff from Motion Art Cinematography produced a wonderful video of their perfect day! We can’t thank our recommended suppliers enough for the great work that they provided to Rosa and Peter!

These two gorgeous newlyweds had their first dance down on the jetty with ‘Thinking out Loud’ playing and fireworks creating the most spectacular view over the water. We couldn’t think of a better way to have their first dance as a married couple.

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Gold Coast Island Wedding – Jazz & Ben

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to get ready in a beautiful apartment with your best friends and family then make your way to a sea plane and board it on your way to your wedding venue?

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to soar through the clear blue sky above your future husband and the rest of your family and friends who are sailing through the waterways?

And have you ever wondered what it feels like to circle over your chosen wedding venue, look down and see all your guests waving their hands at you?

On the 6th of March 2015, that is exactly what happened to our lovely bride Jazz! She was marrying the man of her dreams, Ben and flying into our Gold Coast Island Wedding destination via a sea plane.

Jazz and Ben were such an amazing couple to work with! She looked beautiful in her princess style gown and you could just feel her happiness and love radiate off her! Ben was so cool, calm and collected and just as excited to get married as Jazz was. We think these two are definitely destined for each other…

Our Gold Coast Island Wedding destination was filled with splashes of the most vibrant purple colour that matched so well with the bridesmaids dresses. It was so beautiful and to top of their reception room they added in a lolly buffet which kept everyone very happy… after all ‘love is sweet so take a treat’!

Jazz and Ben stood on our beach landing under the arbour and said some really heart-warming vows about each other and the love that they shared… I am sure that there were a lot of watery eyes watching as the ceremony took place.

Congratulations to Jazz and Ben on your beautiful wedding day <3

Contact us for more information about your Gold Coast Island Wedding.

Celebrant; Gary Taylor

Photography; Naomi V Photography

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Gold Coast Wedding Reception Venue – Sam & Laura

Sam and Laura who both live in Spain definitely traveled a long way to spend their special day at our Gold Coast Wedding Reception Venue! After celebrating his 21st birthday on South Stradbroke Island a few years ago, Sam discovered our little slice of heaven and chose to be married at An Island Hideaway! Laura and Sam first met when she started working at his parents holiday park and the rest is history…They fell in love and Sam packed up and moved to Spain to be with his partner! These two are so lucky that they get the best of both worlds and are able to live in Spain and then come back to tie the knot on the shores of South Stradbroke Island on Saturday, 3rd January 2015.

We couldn’t have been happier to be able to host this celebration for this gorgeous couple! They were so happy, friendly and in love which makes our jobs so enjoyable.

Laura and Sam were all smiles on their day of love and had such a stunning bridal party which made it very easy for their friend Jess to capture all the special moments.

Gary Taylor was a major part of this day as he was chosen to join these two into a commitment for life and we also welcomed on board one of our amazing recommended suppliers that have a great new concept for wedding cakes which is called My Beautiful Cakes, thanks to Sam and Laura.

Before the sun had set at our Gold Coast Wedding Reception Venue, this radiating couple were swept off to the secluded beach side of the island for some intimate photos. You can really tell how happy and in awe of each other they were.

We are so thrilled they traveled 15,744 km celebrate their day with An Island Hideaway.

Contact us here for more information on using our Gold Coast Wedding Reception Venue!

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Gold Coast Function Venue – Diana Wakeham Photography

Our Gold Coast Function Venue has been home to one of our lovely recommended suppliers Diana Wakeham for such a long time now and we absolutely love working with her!

Diana has had a lifetime passion for photography and after moving out of the corporate world Diana trained and studied to be a professional photographer. She then went about photographing Wildlife in Africa, the landscapes of China, weddings in Indonesia and lots of weddings in Melbourne! This is when she really realised that weddings are what she loves photographing the most and specialises in!

Diana decided on a sea change and moved to the Gold Coast in 2005. Since then she has photographed hundreds of weddings and is loving it! The comments Diana receives the most from her clients is that she is warm and friendly, has a calm approach and makes their day a lot of fun.

This great testimonial was written by Natalia and Keith Nicolson who were married at our fantastic Gold Coast Function Venue on the 27th of March 2010…

“To Diana,
We can’t thank you enough for the amazing photos you took on our wedding day, and the album you designed for us was AMAZING!!! Thank you so much! I will defiantly recommend you to anyone getting married! You could honestly charge double for what you do and I’m sure you would still get a great deal of business. You’re exceptionally talented and so fun to work with and it was an absolute pleasure having you as our photographer. I wish you all the best in the future and God bless.”

Kind regards,
Natalia & Keith Nicolson
27th March 2010
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Diana has great talent and a high level of professionalism whilst also being able to make our couples feel comfortable and this is the reason that she has made our suppliers list and we are proud to recommend her at our Gold Coast Function Venue.

Contact us to find out more about the wedding vendors who make our company a family.

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Gold Coast Ceremony Venues – Heather & Craig

Here is a little flashback to the 27th of April 2013 when Heather and Craig were married at our Gold Coast Ceremony Venues destination!

Wow! What an amazing wedding this was. These two love birds are definitely an exciting couple… They had speedboats, sea planes and fire twirlers to top the night off! It was one thrilling wedding to be a part of that’s for sure.

Heather and her gorgeous bridesmaids were getting ready at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the morning of her wedding day and she had all the help that she needed by having these three gorgeous ladies by her side. They indulged in fruit platters, Veuve Cliequot and photos from our amazing recommended photography Naomi V whilst waiting for the exciting times ahead.

It wasn’t long before it was time for Heather to slip into her magically tailored white princess dress with lace and diamonds that finished it off perfectly… One last glass of champagne and they were off to the Cloud Nine Sea Plane to make her grand entrance into our Gold Coast Ceremony Venues destination. Heather wasn’t the only one with an exciting ride ahead… Craig was also about to enjoy his trip to An Island Hideaway on a speedboat! He zoomed through the Broadwater behind the main guest vessel Spirit of Gold Coast that was taking the rest of their guests and Heather was flying high in the sky above them!

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Well it didn’t end there! Once the formalities were over it was party time and let’s just say that Heather and Craig definitely know how to party! Heather changed into a simple but stunning white backless flowing dress and entered the party with her new husband by her side and the fantastic fire twirlers and dancers from the Heilani Polynesian Dance School & Entertainment. This was such a fantastic day and night!

Click here for more information on our amazing Gold Coast Ceremony Venues destination!

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Destination Wedding Gold Coast – Mark & Rebecca

An Island Hideaway – Your Destination Wedding Gold Coast!

On the 22nd of January 2015, Mark and Rebecca made their way to our Destination Wedding Gold Coast all the way from the UK and invited eight of their closest family and friends to witness their special day.

Mark waited very patiently for his gorgeous bride to arrive as she sailed through the Broadwater on the luxury catamaran called Possmm! Rebecca’s father had the privilege of walking her down the aisle to the man of her dreams. The fantastic marriage celebrant, Gary Taylor married these two love birds in our open air chapel, which overlooks the small waves gently washing onto the beach. With a cheer from their family and friends it was time to enjoy the one day of their lives where everyone is there to celebrate their love.

The gorgeous bridal party looked stunning as they were accessorised with frangipanis throughout their hair, bouquets and button holes! Although the weather was a bit overcast, the newlyweds did not let the rain dampen their wonderful day and they were able to still get all of the photos that they wanted to, starting off in our beautiful green gardens and then heading to the surf side. It helped that they chose one of our expert recommended suppliers, Diana Wakeham to capture their moments.

Our Destination Wedding Gold Coast is the perfect venue for any occasion no matter how big or small and for any weather no matter if it’s sunshine or rain and we think that Mark and Rebecca have really proven this! They could not wipe the smile off their faces, it was a beautiful day and we were so happy that we were a part of it.

Contact us for more information on our Destination Wedding Gold Coast.

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