Tamara + Michael’s Sugar Wharf Wedding in Port Douglas – 14 June 2014

I don’t even know where to start with these two.  They are, hands down, the sweetest couple I have met.  You can actually feel the love the have for each other because it is so strong.  These local darlings both work very busy jobs in Cairns real estate and needed a guide to help them through their planning and big day and I can say I was more than thrilled to help!

This gorgeous couple who have been through so much together, made every single guest (and their wedding suppliers!) feel like they were one of the family.  Their day was full of love and laughter and their night was full of homemade desserts and dancing.  We wish them every happiness in the world.

Congratulations Tamara + Michael:

  • Ceremony Venue:  St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • Officiant:  Father Neil
  • Reception Venue:  Sugar Wharf
  • Catering:  Ochre Catering
  • Videography:  rawpix
  • Photography:  Peppermint Lane
  • Love Letters:  Letters 2 U
  • Decor:  Bride’s Own and Flowers + Lace
  • Bomboniere’s:  Bride made preserves and decorated by the bridal party
  • Vintage Touches:  Borrowed from Family
  • DJ:  DJ Postie
  • Lighting and Equipment Hire:  Ochre Catering
  • Bride and Groom Hotel:  Mantra Heritage
  • Flowers:  Flowers + Lace
  • Cake:  Nibble, Nibble, Nibble
  • Cars:  Provided from Friend
  • Wedding Coordination:  Cairns Wedding Planner

Video is courtesy of rawpix:

Below are some snippets from our after wedding survey:

What services did we provide that were the most helpful?

“Just being there to be a liaison point of contact for everything, plus the timeline was awesome!”


As a couple, what was your highlight at the ceremony?  The reception?

“Wow, I don’t think we had a highlight as the whole thing was just so ridiculously amazing.”


Were you happy with your vendors?

“We loved all our vendors of course Claudette but Stephie from Peppermint Lane and Alana and Rory from Rawpix were crazy good.”


“To the beautiful Claudette, thank you for absolutely everything you did for us in the lead up to and on our big day. It was funny as my partner questioned my need for a wedding planner when I first booked your services however he was the one who remarked on the day, thank goodness we got Claudette, she was the best money we spent on the whole day. I cannot sign Claudette praises high enough, I only utilised Claudette’s day-of-coordination services and I felt she went above and beyond on all accounts. I was slightly stressed leading up to the big day (hey, what bride isn’t) but on the big day I had nothing to worry about at all. It truely gave me the opportunity to just sit back and enjoy the day. Claudette is so crazy friendly, happy and super organised. If I was to do it all over again I wouldn’t hesitate to book Claudette. She didn’t miss a beat!” – Tamara Ortiz

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