A remote North Queensland cabin perched at the end of a steep, winding road was the setting for Dom and Justin’s intimate celebration, captured by SB Creative Co. The relaxed affair at Hidden Valley Cabins was the perfect celebration of this groom’s marriage to the girl next door.
“Justin was with living with his mates when I moved in next door with friends,” Dom explains. “One day Justin’s house mate “accidentally” kicked the footy into our yard, which of course meant they had to come knocking on our front door to retrieve it. After that Justin and I found ourselves spending more and more time together and the rest is history.” Justin eventually proposed to Dom while watching the sun set at the Golden Gate Bridge with a video he made of special moments they’d shared.
When it came to planning their big day, the couple’s aim was to create a relaxed, warm and intimate day and to avoid the stresses often associated with a big wedding.
The ceremony was held at McClennand’s Look Out in Paluma which offered a stunning view of the coast from the rainforest clearing. Dom wore a simple lace gown with a plunging back from Morilee and hairpiece from BHLDN, with hair and makeup by Bambi Blyth Concept Salon. She and her bridesmaids carried wildflower bouquets by Flourish Floristry, the bride’s punctuated by a giant king protea.
Dom and Justin found that organising the reception was something of a logistical challenge due to the remote location, but well worth it in the end. There was no phone signal, ensuring a celebration without distractions and Dream Scene decorated the venue with an abundance of foliage and fairy lights to complement its rustic charm.
The best moment of their day? “Sitting down at our table and just taking a moment to take it all in. There wasn’t a detail that we didn’t work on together, and having our closest friends and family there to share this amazing moment in our lives was just so heart-warming. Every moment of the entire day was a reflection of our relationship and lives together.”
Photography: SB Creative Co. | Bride’s dress: Morilee | Bride’s shoes: Betts | Hairpiece: BHLDN | Groom’s attire: Rodger David and Country Road | Bow tie: Dana Eckert | Rings: Laloma Jewellery | Hair & Makeup: Bambi Blyth Concept Salon | Celebrant: Weddings by CK | Venue: Hidden Valley Cabins | Styling and coordination: Dream Scene | Flowers: Flourish Floristry | Catering: Michel’s | Cake: Paper & String