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Whitsundays Weddings: Peppers Airlie Beach

by | Destinations, Honeymoons

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On a recent familiarisation trip to the Whitsundays, we had the pleasure of visiting the hub of all activity, Airlie Beach. This gateway to the Great Barrier Reef is not only a hotspot for tourists but also has a tight-knit community of locals, lucky to call Airlie home. It completed a large-scale upgrade to its Main Street late in 2013, and between the swaying palm trees, iconic lagoon, and multiple marinas, Airlie Beach truly is a playground for all.

As we were taken to Abell Point Marina, and invited onboard Papillon Luxury Yachts, I thought to myself that this would be the perfect pre-wedding bridal party activity. Imagine popping champagne, setting sail, and kicking back with your besties as you watch the gorgeous sunset and feel the wind in your hair – bliss! Papillon offers luxury day, honeymoon, sunset, and overnight experiences. And, if you’re thinking of eloping or having an intimate wedding, then Papillon would be more than happy to discuss their wedding packages with you.

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After our relaxing sail with Papillon, we were transported to the nearby Peppers Airlie Beach for a poolside dinner in their Tides Pavilion. Again, my mind started racing with the opportunities that this venue alone could offer. Think a bridal shower high-tea with the ladies, or a laid-back rehearsal dinner before your wedding. Not only does Tides Pavilion have a sweet setting right next to the wet edge pool, but it has stunning panoramic views making the need for decorations minimal. Easy peasy.

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Of course there are multiple ceremony spots to choose from at Peppers Airlie Beach – Tides Pavilion can host sixty, as can both Tides Deck and Ocean’s Edge Villa. Forty people can be accommodated in the Conservatory and Terrace.

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Tides Pavilion

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Ocean’s Edge Villa

As for the reception, there are a few different options depending on your preference – a cocktail party for 120 can be set up within Ocean’s Edge Villa, you can have a sit-down reception for 70 in the Lohrey Room (hosts 120 cocktail style), or if you’re after an informal affair then Tides Deck can be set up for 40 people with non-exclusive hire.

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Lohrey Room

Post-wedding, you can sneak away to your own one, two, or three bedroom spa apartment. Having everything onsite at the one venue makes it super convenient for out of town guests as well as the bridal couple themselves.

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Endota Spa is also onsite and they have treatments such as Girls Day Out (perfect for some bridesmaid bonding), Scrub & Glow (who wouldn’t want this before their big day?), and Bloke Got Back (yes, this one’s all for him), just to name a few.

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And, if I haven’t already convinced you that Peppers Airlie Beach really does have it all, then here is your exclusive invitation to enjoy a pre-wedding appointment and site inspection for just $190/night including:

  • Accommodation in a top floor Spa Apartment
  • Personalised site inspection of the wedding venues
  • Hot breakfast for two
  • Endota spa gift
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and gourmet cheese plate on arrival

 Simply contact Peppers Airlie Beach on 07 4962 5100 or email airliebeach@peppers.com.au

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Whitsundays Weddings: Hamilton Island Weddings

by | Destinations, Honeymoons, Location Australia

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Having spent the night underneath the star-filled inky sky of the Whitsundays, we were flown by chopper over the iconic heart reef to none other than Hamilton Island. With more than 10 stunning ceremony locations and 15 amazing reception venues, Hamilton Island really has so much to offer prospective bride and grooms.

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Ceremony Options

Looking forward to sinking your toes into the sand with a barefoot ceremony? Perhaps you want some of the best tropical views as far as the eye can see? Maybe you just want to keep it traditional with a cute chapel? Whatever your inclination, there’s plenty of aisle choices and here are a few of my favourites:

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All Saints Chapel

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Hamilton Island Golf Club

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Catseye Beach

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Qualia’s Pebble Beach

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One Tree Hill

Reception Options

If you think you’re spoilt for choice for ceremony locations, then just wait till you see what reception venues Hamilton Island boasts! They seem to have it all from lush green settings of the golf club, to beautiful beaches, and a magical marina. As the sun goes down, your guests truly will feel as though they have been transported to a tropical wonderland:

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Denison Star Motor Yacht

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Main Pool

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Catseye Beach

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Hamilton Island Yacht Club

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Outrigger Marquee

Honeymoon Options

Hamilton Island is home to the exclusive Qualia. Voted the best resort in the world (eeeks!), the likes of Oprah and Daniel Craig have stayed there, and Leonardo DiCaprio has partied there. If you were ever going to treat yourselves, then honeymooning at Qualia is the time to do it. Simply divine!

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However, if Qualia is a little out of your reach, then never fear as Hamilton Island has a host of other accommodation options including the beautiful villas of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club:

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For more information on any of these venues, contact the friendly team at Hamilton Island Weddings. They would love to help you as much or as little as you like in planning your dream island wedding.

Images provided by Hamilton Island Weddings

Luxury Honeymoons At The Mulia Resort Bali

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Ms Gingham
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Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited on a press famil at the Mulia Resort Bali. I had visited the Mulia once before for dinner on a trip to Bali with my family and so had an idea of what to expect. We all were so impressed with the resort on that occasion and were planning to go back so needless to say I was very excited and jumped at the opportunity!

The Mulia is a massive facility. It is made up of three separate styles of accomodation within the one.

First there is the Mulia Resort, a large resort catering to families, honeymooners and holiday makers alike. This is the section that I stayed in.

Next to the resort a few hundred meters down the beach is The Mulia.This section is quieter and more private but close enough to the resort to access facilities such as the gym and restaurants. The rooms are serviced by your own 24 hour butler service and you have access to the Mulia’s own private dining facilites, away from the crowds at the neighbouring resort.

The third section are the Mulia Villas. Here, you get to indulge in your own private villa with hydrotherapy pool, a 24 hour butler service and exclusive access to the Mulia Villas private dining facility the “Living Room”, which provides a la minute breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and canapés. As with The Mulia, the villas are but a complimentary buggy ride away from the main resort where you can access all the restaurants, bars, gym and other facilities. The best of both worlds!

But back to the resort! The trip to the resort from Denpasar airport is about 30-40 minutes depending on the traffic. Upon arrival, the sheer scale of the resort and the attention to detail is unmissable. Boasting 526 rooms this resort was built in 2012 and has since earned many awards and accolades including the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award and the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List USA (2013) Best New Hotels in the World. Not bad.

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I was escorted to my Royal Ocean View Suite and was immediately overwhelmed by the luxury and beauty of the accomodation. The decor is modern with an art deco twist. The bed is absolute luxury (in fact you can buy the bedding to take home with you) and the view over the Indian Ocean is such bliss you can feel yourself unwinding instantly.

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The bathroom is huge and absolutely immaculate. The shower is fitted out with body jets and the toilet is one of the Japanese TOTO fully automated affairs. Believe me, you haven’t lived until you’ve answered nature’s call on one of these!

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Of course, being a 5 star resort, you have access to facilites such as the gym, kids club and restaurants. The restaurants are so diverse ranging from buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner at the impressive The Cafe, Modern Chinese at the resort’s newest restaurant Table8, Japanese at Edogin to Pan Asian, all day beachside dining at Soleil. If you feel like a little treat at any time of the day, The Deli offers a wide selection of world class sweets including signature macarons, cakes, ice cream and pastries. Or for something even better, indulge in a scrumptious high tea with a choice of European or Indonesian bite sized delights. Think tiny parcels of sticky rice and traditional Balinese desserts the Indonesian high tea in my opinion is worth a try.

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If after all the indulging you’re feeling a little rotund, there’s a huge variety of activities to choose from such as morning yoga, a workout at the state of the art gym, upright paddle boarding on the Indian Ocean, aquaerobics or a beautiful stroll on the beach. Or if you’re up for a spot of shopping to burn off those calories, you can organize with the resort concierge to have a driver take you to nearby Seminyak (around 45 minutes drive) or even book the driver for the day to experience Ubud or Uluwatu.

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I had such an enjoyable stay at the Mulia Resort and was absolutely spoilt. This is a stunning facility which will satisfy the most discerning of travellers and would make for an unforgettable honeymoon experience. Contact the Mulia Resort for rates and packages here.

Images by Ms Gingham

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