On the 28th May 2011 Mick Whalen & Sue Lea, Managers at Nautilus Holiday Apartments Port Douglas were married at St Mary`s by the Sea Port Douglas. Read about our special day and contact us for local knowledge and great Port Douglas wedding packages.
It was a beautiful Port Douglas day, sunny, warm and just a slight breeze, perfect weather for a wedding.
80 guests including 55 family and friends from Victoria, NSW, New Zealand and Southern Qld attended the wedding and celebrations leading up to the big day. 53 Family and friends stayed at Nautilus Holiday Apartments with many extending their stay to enjoy the magnificent weather and make a real holiday of the event.
Celebrations started on the evening of Thursday 26th with “Cocktail`s by the Pool” at Nautilus for the ladies. The men were bused to Mossman for a game of Bare Foot Bowls and a BBQ, with a few drinks included.
We all relaxed on the Friday and prepared for the big day. We had an evening meal at Port O Call, just 2 minutes walk from Nautilus Holiday Apartments. The backpackers has a bar and bistro which offers great value for money meals in a child friendly atmosphere.
Saturday, the big day! The wedding was at 4pm at St Mary`s by the Sea a beautiful little non denominational church set on Murphy Street Port Douglas, the view of the ocean is spectacular which only added to a lovely day.
The day went off without a hitch, the bride was early, the groom was ready and the guests were all in for a great time.
Port Douglas Wedding Venue and Celebrant
Lesley Stephens (Local Marriage Celebrant) and friend conducted a beautiful ceremony which included readings from family and friends. We had a throwing of rose petals upon leaving the church and lots of photos were taken with family, friends and guests. After the ceremony we took all our guests on a surprise Sunset Cruise with Calypso Reef Charters. It was a fantastic way to while away a few hours between the ceremony and reception, champagne, beer and cheese platters were enjoyed by everyone and the beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere provided a great memory for all our guests.
Port Douglas Wedding Reception
Lure Restaurant on the Marina at Port Douglas was the venue for our reception. Wayne Stapleton and his team do a fantastic job, they are no fuss, always prepared to go the extra mile and have a wonderful spot on the marina which can cater for large or small weddings. We had champagne and Canapés on arrival at Lure on the Wharf, with a two course sit down meal for our 80 guests.
Speeches were made, lots of laughs were had and then the dancing started!
Port Douglas Wedding Services
It was a wonderful day enjoyed by us and all our guests. We did all the organizing ourselves and now feel very confident that we can refer any guests who are considering a Port Douglas wedding to some very professional, helpful operators.
Flowers were arranged by Floral Edge Port Douglas www.floraledge.com.au
Music by Tropica Entertainment www.tropicaent.com.au contact: Nick Gibson.
Photography by Visibility Photography & Video (Rob Cooke) www.visibilityvideo.com.au
Venue: Lure Restaurant, Meridian Marina Port Douglas www.lurerestaurant.com.au
Cake by Port Douglas Catering & Events www.portdouglascatering.com.au
Calypso Reef Charters – Tropical Journeys www.tropicaljourneys.com.au
Combine this fabulous Port Douglas wedding location supported by the professional local wedding services and Port Douglas Wedding Accommodation at Nautilus Apartments and you will have a celebration that will long be etched into not only your memory, but the memory of your guests.
Ring us today to discuss your special day…take advantage of our local knowledge and recent wedding experience.