Myself and Killian were high school sweet hearts, we dated very young but then went our separate ways. Killian moved to Australia but we always kept in contact through the years. Ten years later I reached out to Killian my sister and I were planning to move to Australia. We met up and the rest is history. Three years later he proposed in a beautiful park over looking all of Sydney.
We always wanted a destination wedding as we wanted our family and friends to travel over from Ireland not only for our wedding but also for them to have an amazing holiday. The day we visited Villa Botanica we were blown away and knew we had picked the perfect wedding venue.
Killian had visited the Whitsundays before but I hadn’t so I really didn’t know what to expect but it was the most beautiful place.
We stayed in the Whitsundays for a week and so did most of our family and friends so our wedding was a week long celebration. We took day trips to Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island and some of our friends went to stay on Hamilton Island after the wedding.
We didn’t have a theme but wanted to keep in sync with the style of Villa Botanica so we decided to keep with the Balinese feel when choosing our flowers and decorations.
We had 40 guests and it was a sit down dinner. It’s tradition in Ireland to have a sit down meal for your wedding celebration so we wanted to stick to that.
We splurged on everything really! Like the full free flow bar at the reception and we upgraded most things. We also payed for our parents flights to Sydney from Ireland for the wedding so that was a big splurge but we included that into our wedding budget
We chose Villa Botanica as it was rated the top wedding venue in the ABIA awards and when I did my research on it and read the reviews I knew it was the venue I wanted and dreamed of.
Villa Botanica really is the most amazing place, from start to finish of my wedding planning they did a wonderful job. They took away all the stress of planning a wedding as they did everything for me. I cannot thank Botanica Weddings enough for my dream wedding.
Photography by Angelica Sotelo Sanchez