It has been a few crazy weeks in Queensland in terms of the weather warnings. Everyone in QLD would be familiar with Cyclone Debbie that hit northern Queensland in April and then made it's way down the coast into Brisbane.
Stacie and Matt were due to get married on Day Dream Island and unfortunately Cyclone Debbie made this impossible by wiping out the island. However, The Hilton Hotel in Surfers Paradise came to the rescue and offered their hotel for the ceremony and reception so Stacie and Matt could still exchange their vows surrounded by their family and friends.
With Stacie's family coming from England, they had to organise things quickly before the family were due to leave the country. All their family, friends, and bridal party helped in everyway possible to organise a new florist, cake maker, make up artist and of course photographer and videographer. The selection of vendors were amazing and made the day happen so smoothly. Their celebrant flew down from Daydream Island to marry them in Surfers Paradise.
Their wedding day was amazing in every way possible. They both got ready at the Hilton Hotel, the ceremony was on the roof top overlooking the city and the reception was in the new restaurant 'Catch' that has only recently opened. We had the honour of meeting the general manager of the hotel and channel seven came along to the ceremony to show their support.
This is a short video of Matt's speech thanking the Hilton Hotel.
After the ceremony and a few congratulations and family photos, we did a photoshoot with the bride and groom and bridal party. The weather outside was a bit overcast and windy so we decided to make the most of the amazing locations around the hotel for photos. The Hilton Hotel is a photographers delight. There are so many creative spots for photos, I think we could have spent hours with these guys, we were just having way too much fun.
We will have all their photos and video ready really soon and looking forward to sharing these with you.
Just remember, your wedding day is about marrying your best friend and committing to share your life together. As we saw with Stacie and Matt, even a change of venue last minute wasn't going to effect the love they share.