In September of 2016, Jill and I got married at the beautiful Elandra Resort in Mission beach. It was an amazing weekend, surrounded by our closest friends and family, lazing in the sun and swimming in the pool over three days.
Before we arrived at Elandra we spent a night at Castaways Resort in Mission beach, perfectly situated right next to the tropical water, under the palm trees and looking out to Dunk Island.
Arriving at Elandra took our breath away. The bright blue skies and sparkling sun bounced off the white deck and glistened off the pool. A welcome cocktail and we were on our way. We then got to enjoy the expressions on the faces of our friends as they arrived one by one. We spent a day and a half hanging out with our friends, drinking and eating by the pool before finally having our ceremony on Sunday afternoon. The staff at Elandra were awesome, making sure we were all completely relaxed and liquored up.
As you can probably understand, I didn't take any photographs after our wedding ceremony started. I was tempted... setting up some cameras on remotes... but I didn't think that would get our blissfully wedded life off to a good start. Thankfully, David from The Robertsons did an amazing job covering our special day. Shout out to my amazingly talented cousin Ain, who also took some shots on our big day. He's a name to watch and coming up in the photography world. I'm sure he'd love to shoot for you too!
We were lucky enough to be visited by a whole host of wildlife (guests excluded) over our weekend. We spotted a few monitor lizards, including this guy by the pool. We were told we might see Cassowary's too... and they delivered in spades. This dad cassowary was frequently spotted wandering around the pool deck with three little baby cassowary's in toe. Sadly (for me), he didn't walk down the aisle mid ceremony.
After the main party was over a small group of us went back to Castaways Resort for one more night by the beach. As you can see, my nephew Hugo loved the warm waters and soft sand.