Real Life Wedding: Asha & Ben – Daydream Island

Asha Stubbs & Ben West said their vows in the stunning Endeavour Chapel on Daydream Island on 24 April 2015, followed by an intimate family reception at Lover's Cove.

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Why did you choose a destination wedding?

We have always dreamed of a small intimate wedding without all the stress. We both have rather large families and since we both love to travel, getting married away from home seemed like the perfect solution.

Why did you select the venue?

As soon as we saw the image of the chapel at Daydream Island we fell in love with it. We’ve always wanted to get married by the water but not on the beach, so the chapel provided us with the perfect combination and was even more stunning in real life.

How did your guests react to a destination wedding?

We had seven of our immediate family members attend, which kept it small and intimate. The wedding was a surprise for most of our guests. Our fathers knew of our plans and were in charge of getting our mothers and siblings to Daydream Island. There was a mixture of reactions from shock and surprise to tears and excitement when it was all revealed. The rest of our family and friends back in Tasmania received a special delivery informing them of our news as we were saying “I do”. I was worried about upsetting some people by eloping, but everyone was so happy for us and had suspected it might have been something we would do one day.

What theme or style did you base your wedding decorations on?

Simple and elegant with burlap for some texture, beautiful white flowers, and candles and lanterns with fairy lights. Lover’s Cove speaks for itself so I wanted to keep it simple to highlight the beauty of the location.

What is your favourite memory of the day?

Walking down the aisle and realising that it was all finally happening – exactly how we’d always dreamed it would.

How did your coordinator help you?

Jade ensured our day run seamlessly. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and she managed to take the stress out of wedding planning. Usually organising is my forte so I found it quite difficult to put all my faith in someone whom I’d never even met, but Jade planned everything perfectly.

Accommodation
Daydream Island Resort & Spa

Bridal gown
Sugar & Spice

Wedding coordinator
Jade Lonergan

Photographer
Robert Kellet (Total Weddings)

To learn more about a Daydream Isalnd wedding, check out http://www.daydreamisland.com/weddings/.

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