We had a week-long celebration up in Airlie Beach for ours, meaning we spent a lot of quality time with family and friends and were truly able to relax as it didn’t feel rushed and everyone was able to enjoy a lot of great moments together as well as the main event.

The whole day was a dream from start to finish which has created such an incredible collection of memories that we’ll remember forever.  A highlight though, would have to be waiting to walk down the aisle with my son Archie and then turning the corner to see Chris standing there with that beautiful Coral Sea backdrop and our nearest and dearest all gathered together.

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I can’t even begin to sing Villa Botanica’s praises enough for making our wedding an absolute dream come true.  Having a centre point of contact and professional to coordinate your whole wedding through is a luxury that every couple should indulge in if they can as it just makes the whole thing so much more enjoyable and stress-free.

From our first phone conversations through to the subsequent phone planning sessions with Tanya and the day itself, nothing was too hard and we felt so supported and confident throughout the whole thing, even whilst managing it from afar.  They really have meticulously thought through every aspect of what makes a successful wedding and this I so evident from start to finish. For example, transporting our guests safely home at the end of the evening (after such a big day) and allowing us to retire to and relax in our suite at the venue was just magical as we were able to spend some quiet time together and just take everything in, including breakfast on the beautiful patio which was such a fab way to start our first day as Mr & Mrs!

The location, staff, service, attention to detail and food really are next level and the professionalism and smooth running of all the elements truly made for the most wonderful, stress-free experience. Not only for us but for our guests as well who were also blown away and have let us know many times since about what an incredible time they all had which is just awesome.

As well as the staff and services of Villa Botanica, I would also like to sing the praises of the following people/teams who helped to make our experience so wonderful:

  • Our fabulous celebrant Annie Lloyd-Lewis who managed to make our ceremony beautifully meaningful and fun without getting overly soppy. Thank you Annie for making the process so easy!
  • Our dream team made up of photographer Kayla Temple Photography and videographers Wrapped Up Media who were amazing from start to finish, turning our vision for the day into a reality whilst being super fun and relaxed to work with.  Thank you Kayla and Joel for creating such amazing memories for us to treasure forever!
  • Our fabulous friend and stylist extraordinaire Elle Lavon Stylist who helped us execute our fabulous groom, groomsmen and bridal party outfits, nailing our vision for our co-ordinated, un-coordinated colour combos and creating such brilliant looks for our photos.  Thank you my darling, you truly are the best at what you do!
  • The fabulous services of the florist, décor and hair and make-up teams that work with Villa Botanica and make the decision process so easy and the outcomes so stunning!

We could not have asked for anything more. It was a dream come true.  Now let’s do it all over again please!

Photographer: Kayla Temple Photography

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