Britta & Benjamin’s Gold Coast Beach Wedding at An Island Hideaway
Many couples dream about the perfect spring Gold Coast Beach Wedding venue, with the most beautiful blooms in their bouquets and the entire world seeming to bud and awaken from the long winter.
There’s something special about spring weddings—the abundance of flowers, the pastel colours, the garden-inspired details. Not to mention the very season is a time of welcome change and warmer weather in a Gold Coast Weddings. Basically, what is there not to love about spring—and a spring wedding at that? The season translates perfectly to the world of a wedding day at a Gold Coast Ceremony Venues.
We are very honoured to get a chance reconnecting with our brides and grooms. We often wonder what happens to our couples years after marriage and we are so grateful that Britta & Benjamin shared their story to allow us to show you all how they have experienced their spring Gold Coast Weddings at An Island Hideaway.
Britta was originally from Germany and came to Australia for a few months of internship. During that time, she rented a room from Ben’s sister Chole, who later on became her good friend. At Chloe’s birthday party, she met Ben for the first time. She right away felt that there was a connection between them and agreed to one of his invitation to visit some places. From that time on, we started dating, but I was not sure if it would last once I return to Germany to finish off medical school. It turned out it did! They had two years of a long-distance relationship, with endless hours on skype and few visits back and forth.
Britta decided to move to Australia and it is then her happily ever after began with Ben. Ben proposed to Britta completely out of the blue. That time they were at their home in Tassie snuggling in front of the fireplace when Ben asked her to get up for a moment and went down on his knee in front of her pulling the ring out of his pocket to ask her to marry him. Could there be anything more surprising than that?? Ben proposed with a very special ring with his grandmother’s ring. It’s a gold band with a blue sapphire and little diamonds on each side. Britta felt so special that Ben’s Mum entrusted her a piece with high value to the family.
The wedding plans followed. The couple hired Michele to be their wedding consultant. They chose to have An Island Hideaway as their wedding venue because Britta dreamed of having a beach wedding and also because most of Ben’s family and friends were living around the Gold Coast/Brisbane area.
The couple had a beach themed wedding. Sand colours and lots of shells decoration. To match up the wedding theme, the three bridesmaids had an aqua colour dress. Britta had her best friend, her sister and Ben’s sister, Chloe as her bridesmaids. The grooms look dashing in their dark blue suits.
The best part of the wedding that the couple loved about was the ceremony. It happened afternoon of October 6, 2013, at the beach landing of An Island Hideaway celebrated by a fun, easy-going, relaxed and so kind celebrant, Benjamin Carlyle. Britta, walking on the aisle, loving the feel of the sand on her feet, wore a custom made a wedding dress from an Aire Barcelona inspiration with a white mermaid cut in lace and birdcage veil design from a danish designer, Jannie Baltzer. She walked on the aisle wearing a pair of Peter Kaiser shoes from Germany that her Mum bought. Her look was completed with a piece of pearl jewellery she borrowed from a friend and with her favourite bouquet with soft colours and orchids from B Sweet Flowers.
In the ceremony, the couple wrote their own vows that made everyone in tears with them. They lighted a wedding candle which they still have and light whenever they go through a particularly tough time in their marriage or when celebrating a very special moment.
The wedding celebration was filled with merriment and fun in their reception. They entered from a garden area with afternoon candles to a beach-themed reception with sand and gold tones along with shells and candle centrepieces across the tables that were matched with their personalized place cards. They had a deluxe buffet dinner. The cake in the reception was a highlight made into a beach theme in two tiers made of chocolate and caramel mud. The reception was even made special when the couple had their first dance swaying on the song of Nickleback – Never Gonna Be Alone.
Life has been treating well for Britta and Ben. They have moved to Sunshine Coast with a 4-year-old son and expecting for their second baby girl this coming September.