A three-day party on Queensland’s Fitzroy Island was a hit with Anna and Michael’s loved ones…
For Anna and Michael, escaping to a picture-perfect island with their closest loved ones was a dream they shared. “We wanted to go somewhere where we could have an elegant and formal wedding, and also have casual get-togethers with our guests after the big day,” says Anna. The two didn’t have to look far for their perfect island, choosing to marry on lush Fitzroy Island in Queensland’s north. “We invited everyone to stay for a couple of days so we could all catch up and spend some quality time together.” Sounds like our kind of wedding!
With guests all gathered in Fitzroy Island Resort’s beachside gardens, Anna and Michael became husband and wife, and shared a few touching moments. “I’ll never forget seeing Michael standing at the end of the aisle with tears in his eyes,” says Anna. “I thought the only thing that would ever make him cry would be the Brisbane Lions winning a premiership! It was a beautiful surprise.”
After wandering hand-in-hand through the resort’s exquisite grounds in a post-ceremony photo session, the newlyweds later enjoyed a fabulous reception with loved ones – including a few extra-cheeky guests. “We supplied some Instax mini polaroid camera for guests to use and our four little flower girls ran around all evening snapping everyone,” laughs Anna. “Some of the photos are hilarious! There’s ones of peoples’ shoes, just their ears and half of their faces! We put them all in a photo book and we still love looking at them.”
A celebration brimming with love, Anna and Michael’s wedding was one to remember. “We had a three-day party and everyone had an amazing time,” says Anna. “We didn’t want it to end! After all, why would you want to leave paradise?”
Wedding date: 17th November, 2017 // Number of guests: 110 // Wedding location: Fitzroy Island Resort, Queensland, Australia // Wedding planner: Fitzroy Island Resort // Photography: Blue Sky Photography Cairns // Dress: White Lily Couture // Honeymoon: Fitzroy Island, Australia