Real Life Wedding: Amanda & Ian – the Whitsundays

Amanda and Ian opted for a dreamy, intimate wedding on Long Island in the Whitsundays, attended by their immediate families.

236What Made the Wedding Uniquely ‘Yours’?

Only immediate family attended, and as it was on the island they stayed for the whole weekend. It was lovely to catch up and enjoy everyone’s company without the stress of greeting tons of guests.775How did you meet?

We met while working together when I was 18 and Ian was 20. We remained friends while Ian was overseas in Europe and during his basketball scholarship in the USA. When he returned to Australia, we became a couple.182772Tell us about the proposal.

Ian took me away to the Gold Coast but I refused to go out (ruining his plans) because it was busy Schoolies week! He proposed on the balcony with rose petals on the floor, playing my favourite song.Amanda-Thompson-2605DIY details

Our invitations were DIY, along with our guest gifts – chocolates.714666

Special thanks

A big thank you goes to my bridesmaids – Shauna, Natasha and Kahyla, and the groomsmen – Damo, Garth and Shane. Also our parents for helping us out with everything.

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

When we first started dating we went to Thailand together. As we had such a lovely time we decided to go back there for our honeymoon.

760What’s your advice for brides-to-be?

Don’t stress about the small stuff. It will be a wonderful day regardless.Amanda-Thompson1

Wedding Gown

Brides Desire by Airs and Graces

Bridemaids’ Dresses

Rare Dare, Stones Corner

Groom’s Suit

Roger David

Groomsmens’ Suits

Roger David


Total Weddings


Floral Productions

Hair and makeup

Total Weddings

Bride’s wedding ring

Angus & Coote

Groom’s wedding ring

Tiffany & Co.

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