Fiona and Stew’s Fitzroy Island Wedding

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Fiona and Stew

This marks a little announcement – we’re now going to be showcasing these amazing destination weddings on our specialty title Polka Dot Honeymoons. With much discussion with the lovely Ms Gingham, we figured our honeymoons blog is the perfect place – you go there to dream of your time away after the wedding and I must admit, probably during the wedding preparations, you dream of eloping to a tropical island! For a little bit of sunshine today, the wedding of Fiona and Stew who married on a little piece of paradise called Fitzroy Island.

Fiona and Stew met through a mutual friend –  “we clicked” Fiona recalls.

Today’s photographs are by Steven Elmer. Not only does Steven take spectacular photographs which envelope the atmosphere of the day but he’s the kind of guy you know would make a fantastic friend, which is something that is pretty important for a wedding photographer!

The newlyweds-to-be had an impromptu engagement shoot on the island the day before the wedding.

Fiona wore a strapless gown called ‘Chanel” by Ronald Joyce.

The bridesmaids wore coloured gowns from Works of Heart by Eleanor Jane while the groom and groomsmen wore shirts and pants from Ed HarryI Do Flowers Cairns styled the floral arrangements.

Fiona walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of Powderfinger’s ‘Burn Your Name.’

Fiona recalls “We got married on the coral beach in front of a lovely little beach shack with the Great Barrier Reef surrounding us then headed over to Foxy’s Bar to eat drink and dance the night away.”

Fiona says “All we wanted was to have a fun, relaxed and colourful wedding surrounded by people we love and we got exactly that, Steve captured all this in his beautiful photos.”

After their photographs, the newlyweds celebrated with their guests at Foxy’s Bar.

The colourful wedding cake was made by Lorraine Murray of Passion for Cakes. Music for the day was provided by Vikarious and Foxy’s Bar DJ.

Fiona says “Our first dance was to The Waifs ‘Beautiful Night’, very fun! Later, my new husband and I snuck off  down to the beach with a cocktail to watch the sunset and surprisingly all our guests followed us and we all sat there and watched the sunset together, it was really beautiful.”

Congratulations Fiona and Stew! Thank you for sharing your wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to by Steven Elmer for sharing today’s photographs!

Photos by Steven Elmer


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  • Steve Elmer says:
    August 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I can always count on you to display a wedding beautifully on your blog. Perfect couple, perfect layout and I’m super stoked 🙂

  • Fiona says:
    August 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    AWESOME BLOG!! Thanks so much for featuring us 😀

  • Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie says:
    August 11, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Loving all the bright colors! Such a fun wedding!


  • Australian Groom Style | Polka Dot Bride says:
    May 31, 2012 at 10:02 am

    […] Style – Stewby Polka Dot BrideWhen Stew and Fiona got married on tropical Fitzroy Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Stew and his groomsmen opted for a casual shirt and pants from Ed Harry. […]



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