"A WHITSUNDAY WEDDING." Top 5 Page for this destination Whitsunday Islands by Steve-H

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Taking the plunge...

On the 24th March 2003 we were married on Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island. A simple ceremony in perfect surroundings. Our good friend Amanda acted as best man, bridesmaid, ringbearer etc and the ceremoney was performed by Ivan Conway the Whitsundays Celebrant (unlike England where a licensed venue is required, in Australia a Celebrant can marry you wherever you please) take a peek at his site, Whitsunday Weddings. If you are looking to get married in the sun and fancy something different then i can highly recommend the Whitsundays as the perfect place to do it.
Whitehaven Beach is 99% silica and is cool even under the hot tropical sun, it is one of only 7 beaches of this type in the world.
The photos we took look amazing and they certainly impressed the folks back in dreary London but the best part was the price, with the average cost of a UK wedding now hovering around £20,000 we struggled to spend £1000 and that included the wedding and accommodation for the whole holiday. Since then the pound has taken a severe battering but it still remains a viable option for those seeking a holiday and a wedding ceremony in one trip.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Paradise, perfect beaches, blue seas.
  • Cons:The sun can be fierce, take a good waterproof sunscreen.
  • In a nutshell:Remember it`s a reserve so there are few facilities.
  • Last visit to Whitsunday Islands: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated Dec 2, 2010
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  • Paris92's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Beautiful pages! Congrats on your Barney nomination!

  • Jun 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    love love love your wedding- abd al the picture. What month was it?

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2005 at 1:26 AM

    G'day Steve. Arn't the whitsundays gorgeous!! :o) I just love that wedding shot!! What a fabulous thing to do!!! Hey,.. you've just given me an idea!! Perhaps we can have our 30th on Whitehaven beach!! Yeh, thanx for your great tips!! Cheers, Ann :o)

  • travelgirl3's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2004 at 8:27 AM

    Happy Birthday to you! I wish you lots of cake & beer. Enjoyed the photos of your wedding on the beach - looks beautiful!

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2004 at 10:34 AM

    Wow what a perfect destination for a wedding, this is the place that dreams are made of. All the best ***CLIFF***

  • Sonador3's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2004 at 9:00 AM

    Hello Steve...thanks for sharing your special day and the wonderful Whitsunday Islands with us. Though I don't think I'd list Amanda as a tourist trap!! :-) Great photos and tips!

  • FOotFetish's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2004 at 9:11 AM

    it is always lovely to see couples getting married. Beach wedding is an excellent idea and...*sign* .....

  • Jan 12, 2004 at 2:36 PM

    What a great page with stunning photos...this truly looks like heaven!

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2003 at 5:08 PM

    I just got back from my trip up there...what an amazing place to get married...it is so beautiful up there!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2003 at 4:14 PM

    You are right: it's a paradise, hmm... I am not sure if they have bars in real paradise, they didn't mention anything about it. Never mind - good luck for you both :-)))



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