If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it ten times before: I LOVE a destination wedding. Whether the location is an hour drive or two planes and a train away, there is something so special, and so intimate about gathering your most favorite people in the world and saying “I Do” surrounded by their love.  And when the destination is Palm Cove Beach in Queensland and the entire celebration is captured by the talented Sass Studios? Well, it doesn’t get much better than that. See this entire oceanside stunner right here!

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From the Bride… Justin and I always loved the idea of a destination wedding in a warm tropical climate, and after a holiday to far north Queensland, we fell in love with the dramatic, forest-covered mountains that meet the beautiful turquoise ocean and the laid-back feel of the area. The thought of sharing our wedding day with our closest family and friends in beautiful Palm Cove seemed perfect to us, and so the planning for a destination wedding began. We wanted a elegant and romantic, yet relaxed wedding day that focused on our love for each other. 35 of our nearest and dearest traveled from our hometown in Adelaide to join our celebration. My father helped me find a vintage split window kombi for our wedding car, and this set the tone for our tropical relaxed feel. We sent our guests message in a bottle invitations and placed small glass bottles with mini thank you messages inside on each place setting at the reception. I incorporated one of my late mother’s favorite flowers into the bouquets and the centerpieces and attached a small locket to my bouquet with a photo of my mother. Our reception was held beside the pool at Peppers Beach Club, and after a beautiful dinner, we moved into an after-party function room adjacent to the pool for dancing. We were so happy with our day and so glad we made the decision to have a small, intimate destination wedding. The small number of guests allowed us to enjoy the day together and celebrate the love that we have for each other. The time we spent with our guests will be cherished forever.

Wedding Photography: Sass Studios / Ceremony: Palm Cove Beach, Queensland / Reception: Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove in Palm Cove, Queensland/ Floral Design: Blush Floral / Wedding Cake: Cairns Wedding Cakes by James Saunders / Wedding Invitations + Favors: All Bottled Up / Ceremony Set-Up: Eventcore / LOVE Letters: Occasional Letters / Reception Lighting: BlackBright AV / Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair + Makeup: Tropical Beauty