Mutual friends and fate are what brought Aundrea and Dan together. After meeting a few times, their connection really sparked while watching a game of American football at a bar with friends. Fast forward to just over a year and a half later they were celebrating their Whitsundays wedding with friends and family.
Aundrea and Dan share an interest in the outdoors, a love of travel, music and dancing. These were things that influenced their choices for the wedding. Having friends and family from all over the world meant that the choosing the destination for their wedding was going to be a difficult choice. Aundrea, being from Hawaii, had always wanted to get married there, but after moving to Australia shortly after their engagement, they decided to embrace their love of travel and embrace a Whitsundays wedding.
A view of the ocean and lush tropical gardens combined with a desire to explore the Great Barrier Reef took Aundrea on a search to find the ultimate Whitsundays wedding venue. Through a casual search online for ‘ocean view wedding venues’, Aundrea found Villa Botanica and immediately loved what this Whitsundays wedding venue had to offer.
Aundrea and Dan’s Whitsunday wedding was just as adventurous as their engagement. Dan had proposed to Aundrea on a mountaintop with 360-degree views whilst hiking. Similarly, during their stay in the Whitsundays, they toured the area, adventuring and exploring the grandeur of the islands with their closest friends and family.
For the wedding, Aundrea wore a trumpet style dress that she chose while shopping with her mum and sister. The bridesmaids wore crimson chiffon and the groomsmen looked handsome in charcoal grey suits which matched Dan’s.
It was a day to remember; a Whitsundays wedding they were able to share with loved ones, listening to the special songs they chose, and especially the moment when they saw each other as Aundrea walked down the aisle.
Congratulations Aundrea and Dan!
Married 4 September 2016
Wedding Planner: Botanica Weddings
Venue: Villa Botanica
Photographer: Luke Middlemiss Photography
Celebrant: Kieran McCarthy Whitsunday Celebrant
Florist: Flower Hut Whitsundays
Decorator: The Event Company Whitsundays
Hair and Makeup: Amanda Fearn
Jeweller: T. Anthony Jewellers (USA)