The wedding season is on and love is flowing ever so freely in the air around us. The wedding industry has been on a high since some time now. Fortunately, for everyone, this is only about to improve with time. With the governments around the world approving same-sex couples, the number of marriages held in the country has only increased. It’s wonderful how it is making the country a new haven for couples in love. There are already many reasons to love Australia, this being another feather in the cap.
A wedding is an extremely sentimental affair. Be it the case with a straight couple or a same-sex couple, marriages unite 2 souls together. Unlike the previous days when the family of the bride and groom used to take care of the whole event, things have changed for good now. Couples are hiring celebrants with expertise who are helping them customize their big day. Even with a celebrant in the picture, there are a million other things that the couple has to do for themselves. Be it deciding on the theme or settling down for a location that is perfect. It’s obvious for the couple to want everything to be perfect on their big day. After all, it’s the day they are celebrating themselves.
Australia makes for not only the most convenient but also the most picture perfect country for weddings. You had an extraordinary love story, so why settle for a location that’s any lesser.
Here is a list of 5 most picture perfect locations for a wedding in Australia.
This location is as green and as tropical as it could get in Australia. It has everything a nature lover could ask for, the greens and the blues. This term is goals when you have a destination wedding in mind. This luxurious 5-acre property in the far north of Queensland is like a dream come true for a couple in love. The lush greenery and the property overlooking the beautiful blue Coral Sea makes your wedding pictures look like calendar pictures. The property has palm trees lined on the side, a mosaic aisle and a deck with a complete view of the horizon. This certainly makes for one of the best locations in Australia where you can say your “I do’s”. The property has ample opportunity for people to experiment with different locations. The exotic Veranda has a capacity of 74 people and the famous Sea deck can sit around 100 guests.
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The grounds of Alexandria
The grounds of Alexandria is actually a location for coffee roastery, café’ and a sustainable garden. This urban sanctuary can, however, be transformed into a wedding location to be remembered when planned well. If you are a coffee lover (well, who isn’t), the smell of freshly ground coffee lingering during your big day will help calm your senses too. The ground is known to have an extremely talented Florist who can transform your big day with the right touch of flowers and fairy lights. Its further divided into 4 locations that are known to be equally attractive. The atrium is a Parisian inspired garden. The Patio is a cozy, green terrace garden. The Lock-in room, that makes for an extravagant dining experience for your guests. And lastly, the Garden, as the name suggests is a location with veggies, vines, herbs and other greens. You can also take help from their extremely experienced events team at the location.
Some people are more spiritually inclined than the others. If you are someone of the former kind, this should be your choice. Longitude 131 degree is located on a sand dune near the World Heritage Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. This is a luxurious desert camp which provides a panoramic view of the Red Centre. You can say your “I do’s” on top of sand dunes and then have an elaborate dinner at The Dune house. Imagine your dinner under the stars, can you? It has started providing wedding packages to choose from as per your convenience.
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The ruins at this park make time to halt for a while. This heritage site was built back in the 1930s as a tourist attraction. It’s just beside the Mena Creek Falls and makes for the perfect wedding destination. The location has a mysterious aura to it, that adds up to its ancient charm. Imagine yourself and your partner, creating your story with another in the background. The location is surrounded by lush tropical rainforests that add to its beauty. It also has two wedding coordinators that can help you run your day smoothly. Adding to the mystery of the location is the secret hideouts. These can be accessed when you pay a certain amount in advance. Rumors say, they make for the most fairy-like ever possible and are absolutely worth the money.
A wedding venue essentially needs 2 things, convenience and story. This location has both and a little mystery too. The convent is a lot like an analogue church. It has a chapel, a green garden and a fantastic combination of interiors. It’s said, that it is hard to find a wedding theme that can’t fit in into this location. It’s a 6-acre property with vast green gardens. Some say that the location is visited by sweet friendly spirits that bless the couple in love. Interestingly, it also has a great party place with the best interiors and ambience.
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You have probably already had the most perfect proposal and now the most perfect wedding. There is a lifetime of joys and adventures awaiting you both now.
Bronte Price is Australia’s First Certified Gay Wedding Celebrant. He stands strongly for marriage equality and takes immense pleasure in marrying any couples in love. He has also co-founded The Equality Network to help wedding suppliers create a better wedding experience for LGBTI couples. He is a regular volunteer newsreader at Joy 94.9, and a member of GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organization for Business and Enterprise). Beyond this you will find him either in his organic backyard vegetable garden or taking walks with his fiancée Clint and their four legged fur baby – Bingo.