A gorgeous ceremony for Dave & Briony’s magical garden wedding at Lakelands golf club, one of the leading wedding venues Gold Coast. Although overcast and windy the day was perfect in everyway. Dave & Briony choose our four post bamboo archway with a touch of luxury, floral train & hanging chandelier. She had a white aisle runner & crystals & orchids to line her aisle as well as our white shepherd hooks with hanging bottles filled with fresh picked flowers. On the signing table there was a fresh bunch of flowers and love letters. Briony also chose our luxury silver tiffany chairs. We were so honoured to be apart of Dave & Briony’s special day at Lakelands Golf Club and work with some of the best in the business Tarnya Bennett (Celebrant) & Van Middelton (Photographer).
I am an avid supporter of wedding ceremonies and the reception being held in the same place for a number of reasons:
Its easy for the Bride and Groom: If you are having a civil ceremony outside the church it can be daunting and frustrating finding the right park, beach, location for the ceremony. Having your ceremony at the reception venue involves less planning and no having to deal with the council. Plus the day will seem much more enjoyable if you are not racing to get to the ceremony, moving off to the photography location and then back to the reception! You can maximize the time with your guests and enjoying the whole experience.
Its easy for the guests: It can be a long day for the guests too, so it is more convenient if they only have to go to one location. Also, that awkward 3 hour wait between ceremony and reception can mean that guests don’t know what to do with themselves. This can also deter people from coming to the ceremony and simply arriving to the reception (which is just bad etiquette in my book!).
Save costs and time: You will save costs on car hire and permits by having your ceremony at the reception venue. Most venues will provide a discounted package price if you have your ceremony with them too.
Drinks and Nibbles: The one thing people always comment on regarding weddings is the food and drink! And I agree, I think it is important to keep guests watered and fed – full guests are happy guests. Everyone loves a champers and canapé or three! You don’t want your guests having a sneaky Big Mac before the reception because they are starving. Plus this keeps the guests busy while you are having your photos done.
Things to take into consideration when choosing your Gold Coast Wedding venue for ceremony & reception:
Does the venue offer a ceremony location and does it suit your needs ie size and style
Does the venue offer a wet weather contingency for the ceremony?
Can the venue provide post ceremony Champagne and canapés?
Is there space on the grounds or near the venue to take your wedding photos?
Is there ample parking?
Can the venue provide you with the décor – if not you know who to call!
There is a great selection of Gold Coast Wedding Venue that can accommodate both ceremonies and receptions. Feel free to drop me a line if you need a recommendation!
When considering a Gold Coast Beach Wedding, you need to consider the following:
1. Beach Wedding Locations on the Gold Coast:
Does the beach location have a great outlook? You will know when you see the ceremony if this is the spot you want to get married it. Remember your wedding is a reflection of you.
Is there enough car parking? Talk to your wedding coordaintor about what your car parking options are.
Will I need a Beach Gold Coast Council Permit? In all public areas you do need a council permit. This can be organised by your wedding coordaintor so contact us today.
When should I obtain a beach wedding permit? Popular Locations book up so be sure to get your permit as soon as you can confirm the location and time.
How many people are you allowed on the Gold Coast Beaches for my wedding? Council allows up to 50 guest on the Gold Coast. If you have more then 50 guest you may consider a park looking over the beach.
How long is our Gold Coast Wedding permit for? The council allows 1 hour for set up, your beautiful wedding on the beach & photos. If you have any concerns call or email us & we’ll work around it.
Can guests get down to the Gold Coast beach wedding easily? Consider supplying a map or directions with the invitation if you believe your ceremony location may be hard to find our if you have interstate or international clients coming to your wedding. We can also supply signs to help your wedding planning.
Where will everything be set up? Make sure to visit the beach location with your wedding coordiantor prior to your wedding day to discuss where you would like everything to be set up and positioned.
Does the surrounding area have great backdrops for photos? Where do you want to have photos. Do you want beach photos or garden photos? Look around at the location when choosing to make sure you have the right backdrop for you.
Where is the sunlight? Will it be in your eyes? For Sunset Times contact us. We have all the sunset times for the year.
Looking for a photographer on the Gold Coast, we highly recommend Brenden from Mayhem Photography – www.mayhemphotography.com.au. He will be able to help you with all your wedding questions.
What time of day will the ceremony be? You should work this back from what time your reception is, how long you want location photos, and then how long the ceremony will be. We can help you!
What shade will there be for the guests? In the summer months it can get quite hot we have some great wedding styling ideas and favours you could do in these warmer months. Including a water station with personalised labels, hand fans and silk parasols. Enquire today for a quote.
How noisy will it be on the beach? Does my celebrant have a PA/ sound system?The one thing to ask when you meet with potential celebrants is do they have a PA system? Is it compatible with cd or MP3? Does it have a wind shock? Ask us today about celebrants we recommend.
4. Wet Weather
What happens if it rains? We always discuss with you prior to the day a wet weather plan. It usually is at the reception venue but we also have other options like marquee or hotel/resort venues. Talk to your wedding coordinator about what is the best option for you.
When is the decision made? Depending on set up and wet weather plan this can be between 1 to 3 hours before your ceremony.
How will my guest know where to go? Make sure you have someone who can send a quick msg to all your guest in the event it should rain.
Want the Beautiful Gold Coast Beach Wedding but not the sand in your shoes than contact one of our wedding coordinators for a list of wedding locations Gold Coast over looking the beach but on the grass.
Our latest Gold Coast Wedding Ceremony ideas showcasing the latest modern, chic fashion styling for wedding ceremonies around Australia. This picturesque Gold Coast wedding ceremony was pictured at at one of the most famous Gold Coast wedding locations Burleigh Headlands also known as John Laws Park. Jody & Brad’s wedding captured the essence of beauty on the Gold Coast as well as showcasing our brand new acrylic columns. The alter was styled with a luxury single white archway, hanging crystals & two clear columns with diamante band around them & orange calla lily arrangements inside as well as green calla lily arrangements on top of the divine pillars. The aisle styling included white Americana chairs, scattered white rose petals with clear cylinder vases & calla lily arrangements lining the aisle. To add that extra unique touch we placed meaningful words at the bases of the vases.
Burleigh Headland Wedding
Acrylic Columns with silk flowers – wedding venue gold coast
aisle styling – Glass vases with silk flowers
Burleigh Headland Wedding
Love our unique style & love for what we do? Contact us today for a complimentary consultation with our wedding coordinator at her local studio.
We recently styled Luke & Katrina’s beautiful garden wedding at one of the top Gold Coast Wedding Venues, ‘The Glades Golf Course in Robina’. It was a picturesque day with the gorgeous surroundings of trees, water & beautiful landscapes. Luke & Katrina choose our Secret Garden Gold Coast Wedding Package which included our luxury single white archway draped in white chiffon, crystals & hanging teardrops. They also had white columns with our signature crystal vases with orchids. The aisle was lined with silver tiffany chairs, white rose kissing balls & lined with a white carpet & white rose petals. The carpet was sectioned off with our handmade, ‘Here Comes the Bride’ sign. Luke & Katrina also choose our signature water stations for this hot autumn day and welcomed their guest with a rustic welcome easel. The day could of not been more perfect in anyway.
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Need help finding the perfect Gold Coast Wedding Venues, contact us today at email@example.com. We would be more then happy to help make your day perfect in every way.