Leah3810 wrote:Hi Bronmelbourne,
I was originally going through a wedding coordinator, but decided I could do it myself and save the money. Im so glad I did decide to do it too, its been so much fun and I like knowing I have control of things and not relying on someone else.
We're getting married on the grassfront in Nelly Bay (directly opposite Pure Magnetic Villas). Reception will be poolside at Magnetic International Resort (Been taken over and is now All Seasons Resort). Their accommodation is pretty budget but their receptions are amazing!!!
Hair & Makeup by Epicure - Katrina (she also comes to Melbourne occasionally and I will be getting her to do trials down here which is handy!)
Cake - Marie Smith (from Townsville, will meet us at the Ferry Terminal with the cake) Fantastic lady with lots of ideas and advice!
Accommodation - unsure yet, either Beachside Apartments or Mantra Resort, although I will be spending the night before at Pure Magnetic Villas with my sister & my 3mth old. Mantra were really helpful and are actually helping me organise fishing trips for the boys and day spa stuff for the girls.
If you have any other questions, just ask
We stayed at Beachside Apartments when we were up there as well, we were so happy with them and good value too!!
By the sound of it, we're looking at the exact same ceremony spot, we had decided on Picnic Bay but then we went for a wander and decided opposite Pure Magnetic Villas was perfect, especially since I'm wanting to stay there the night before with my bridesmaids!
I was looking at Epicure too, haven't contacted them yet to work out who but one of the biggest things I was worried about was how I was going to get trials done! If she comes down here occasionally, that would work out absolutely perfectly! I wonder if she'll be happy to do a trial down here for me at some stage too?! Are you getting a trial for your bridesmaids as well or just you?
I've had a bit of a look for cakes but hadn't really come up with anything in particular yet, will have to do a google search for yours!
I've probably read it already but am being lazy and can't be bothered looking back through everything, when are you getting married?
bronmelbourne wrote:Leah, that's so funny! I can picture you guys doing exactly what we did ... just going for a nice walk in the sunshine, then, hang on ... here would be perfect! Anyway!! That's pretty much what we did!! I'm definitely planning on using Epicure, just haven't got myself organised to do anything about it yet!! That'd be great if you could let me know when she's coming down.
Have you got any pictures of Marie Smith's cakes? Or just looked at them when you were up there? I'm so unorganised but we're not getting married until April 2011 so we've still got a bit of time yet!!