Two weddings in a day? Yes we can!

Wow, this weekend proved to be a busy one!  We have had exceptionally poor unseasonal weather up here at the moment which has saturated the region.  Never thought I would have to try and track down gum boots in June (Big W for anyone on the hunt)!

Anyway, the Gods listened and the sun shone on Saturday for Mr and Mrs Ortiz’s wedding at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Sugar Wharf and Mr. Hellmuth’s and Mrs. Walsh’s wedding at Little Cove and the Sheraton Mirage, both in Port Douglas.

I had the absolute privilege of getting to work with local couple, the Ortiz’s on their big day.  Both busy working in the real estate industry, they still found the time to make (yes, make) three different kinds of preserves for their guests!  Check out their handy work below:

Sugar Wharf Wedding Port Douglas

Image from the super gorg Peppermint Lane Photography

These two were surrounded by so much love.  The bride’s aunt, a vintage fanatic, lent her some amazing items for their decor, and their bridal party made their entire dessert buffet.  The dessert’s were amazing and I think the guests agreed…I have never seen one get smashed so quickly!

All in all, it was an absolutely wonderful day – I think the bride and groom agreed because they sent the most lovely text message:

Thanks so much for everything, you were definitely the best money we spent on yesterday.  You were and angel, thank you so much for everything xxx

It still gives me warm fuzzies thinking about it!


We also had another wedding on for a lovely busy Brisbane couple.  The bride and groom and their 30 guests arrived from all over the country (one even flew in from Switzerland) to celebrate these two.

A lot of planning went on to bring her European dream alive but the couple could not have been happier.  We brought in amazing lanterns from the States and decorated the tables with fresh bougainvillea’s to give her a Mediterranean feel.  Their reception venue at Il Pescatore in the Sheraton Mirage was a perfect fit for their theme.  Kirsty took the reigns of the coordination and they were thrilled with her styling and calm presence.

For a big thank you to all of their guests, they treated everyone to a big surprise of fireworks!  They were magical and I can’t wait to see the photos!


Now that a mammoth wedding weekend is done and our couples are happily off on their honeymoon, this girl is getting a pedicure 🙂


Happy Planning!


About Claudette Good

I am a creative-type wedding junkie and organizational freak who brought those love affairs together to create Cairns Wedding Planner. I am a lover of gold glitter, polka dots, online shopping, and DIY projects. When I am not dreaming up new projects (much to my husbands distaste) after scouring Pinterest or working at my happy yellow desk, I am running around the house chasing a happy and very active toddler with his baby brother on my hip.

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