Nestled between hills of deep green foliage and the serene waters of Cockle Cove, Lucinda and John gathered their loved ones to celebrate under towering palms. Captured by SB Creative, their laid-back beach wedding on stunning Magnetic Island had all bases covered for a lush beach party.
Playing out on a secluded family property, the couple said their vows under a driftwood arbour with a picture-perfect beach backdrop. Lucinda shares, “Our ceremony and reception were at the same venue and all meshed into one big party. We made sure the bar was open before the ceremony for all 78 guests, which included a rowboat named “Herbie” filled with beer and cider. We wanted to give the feel of one big party, rather than a ceremony versus reception.” As they were legally married a month before the day, their mates conducted a short and sweet pseudo-ceremony.
Lucinda’s best friend Dette Ede used to work as a wedding planner for her family’s business Ede Events, before a career change took her elsewhere. Lucky for this pair, Dette agreed to come out of retirement and wear the hats of stylist, florist, wedding planner, MC and celebrant! The styling was kept harmonious with the setting, with plenty of foliage and native flora, luxurious crystal glassware, linens and festoon lighting crisscrossing the sky.
As for advice for others planning their day, Lucinda has some sage words, “Be true to yourself. It is so easy to get sucked into the world of weddings and in turn get carried away with trends and must-haves. But in my opinion, it is your day, therefore you make your own rules.”
Images SB Creative Co. | Bride's Dress Brooke Tyson Ritual | Bride's Shoes Tony Bianco | Groom's Suit MJ Bale | Groom's Shoes RM Williams | Rings McKims Jewellery Design | Hair Podium Hair & Beauty | Makeup Kristin Martin | Flowers Dette Ede | Catering Ashlee Ede | Transport Magnetic Island Bus Tours | Venue Private Property | Lighting & Prop Hire Ede Events | Headpiece Jeanette Maree | Brownies I Heart Brownies |