Vanessa and Jay’s Villa Botanica Destination Wedding

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Vanessa and Jay

In the depths of winter (oh hello I need something hot to drink right now!) it’s time to unveil another beautiful destination wedding! This time we’re headed to one of my favourite destinations, the stunning Villa Botanica on Airlie Beach!

Vanessa says “We met through a mutual friend, became friends for 6months then we finally realised life would be sweeter together.”

And, let’s be honest, destination weddings are often in spectacular locations, so Sabra Creative shot today’s beauty in, well a beautiful way!

The day started off with a fun girly celebration. Vanessa explains “My bridesmaids made a beautiful vintage style garter with turquoise stones for something new and blue and I borrowed her mother of pearl pendant I bought for her 21st which I engraved a lovely message on the back and pinned it to my bouquet. We also had a birthday cup cake for my daughter who turned one 2 days before the wedding, she loved the attention and it was great to have everyone there to help celebrate it.”

Vanessa walked down the aisle to “Better Today by Coffey Anderson, a beautiful song I found by Youtube.”

Of their photographer, Vanessa says, ” Our photographer was the best, she was relaxed, fun and open to ideas, she helped make the day perfect and everyone loved her as well…. ”

For their first dance, Vanessa says “We actually hadn’t planned a first dance at all but it ended up being champagne showers by LMFAO. Not very romantic but very fun and was probably more us as it wasn’t planned and just happened by itself, we like to dance…”

Thank you Vanessa and Jay for sharing your wedding with us today. And thank you to Sabra Creative for the gorgeous images.

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  • Melissa says:
    July 4, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Such a gorgeous wedding! Just wondering where those fab bridesmaids shoes came from ??!

    • Polka Dot Bride says:
      July 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Hi Melissa,

      Unfortunately the bride didn’t say! Hopefully she reads this and can answer you!

  • promstreet says:
    July 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Look great! Best wishes!

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    July 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

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  • Ally says:
    July 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

    What a gorgeous wedding! What type of flowers are in their bouquets?

    • Vanessa says:
      July 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      Hi Ally, thank you…. The flowers were peonies, open roses, hyacinth n freesias 🙂

  • Shawn says:
    July 7, 2012 at 9:09 am

    The bride, groom, bridal party, venue, location and weather were all beautiful 🙂

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