Image by Tropix Photography via Joshua and Joshua’s Whitsundays Beach Wedding

With 74 islands and a plethora of unforgettable experiences at your doorstep, The Whitsundays makes for a truly fantastic destination wedding location. But the question many brides and grooms have when it comes to wedding planning is… “how will we get everyone to our venue?”

Of course, general transport just won’t do. Boring! It’s your wedding day, let’s make it fun and exciting!

If this is something you’ve been pondering, just know that there’s a great deal of unique transport options to choose from in the Whitsundays area. Whether you want to fly high, sail the seas, or drive in style—we’ve got a recommendation for you.

  • The Stretch Limousine

Everybody loves a fancy limo—and nothing gets fancier than a sleek, stretch limousine. Spacious and luxurious, you can feel like a real VIP on your wedding day as you rock up to a gorgeous, tropical venue and step out in style.

Limousine transport can be organised by Shuttle Limousine Services — and they also do luxury cars, if limousines aren’t quite what you’re after.

Image by Nadine Kemp Photography

  • Vintage Wedding Cars

There’s a couple of options when it comes to hiring old fashioned vehicles in the Whitsundays, but we’re going to share two standout options.

The first one is for the bold bride and fun-loving husband—they’re edgy, they’re fun, and they’re a little wild. Best of all, they’re rocking up to their Whitsunday’s wedding in a bright red, open top mustang!

Or, if you’re a couple who wants something unique but not as bold, you might love the classic vintage car. It’s timeless, gorgeous, and would make the perfect vehicle for a classy wedding couple to journey through the Whitsundays in.

The best way to acquire a vintage ride for your wedding is to ask around in a local chat or contact a local wedding planner—many locals still hold onto their older vehicles for parades, and some have created fully licensed companies just to hire them out for various occasions.

Image by Tropix Photography

  • Yachts & Charters

There are plenty of yachts and charters around the area offering wedding transport services—everything from luxury cruises to island transfers!

Of course, these kinds of transfers are some of the more exciting ones, as it’s not something every wedding party gets to experience! There’s nothing quite like being out on a gorgeous, sunny day surrounded by the sparkling seas and tropical islands. Not to mention that there’s just so many options—so our recommendation is to ask around.

You’ll find speedy catamarans with go-to locations (such as beautiful Whitehaven Beach or Paradise Cove Resort), romantic sailing yachts that offer sunset cruises, and vessels designed to get you where you need to go quickly—while escorting many passengers at a time.

  • A Fairy-tale Wedding Carriage

If you’re having a wedding in a more countryside location of the Whitsundays—why not rent a wedding carriage? Channel your inner Meghan Markle and enjoy a fairy-tale entrance in the most romantic and dreamy transport option the Whitsundays has to offer. This is perfect for any bride planning a garden wedding, or a bride who wants to feel like a princess for a day. Carriage transport can be arranged by Whitsunday Wedding Carriages.

Image by Tropix Photography

  • Seaplanes & Helicopters

For a super fancy, once in a lifetime experience, hiring a seaplane or helicopter to take you over the stunning Whitsunday Islands and reef is an unmissable choice. Imagine a scenic flight, followed by touching down on the gorgeous, white sands of Whitehaven Beach?

Seaplanes and helicopters are available for hire from various local companies (and if you’re looking, Air Whitsunday is a good place to start)—but many local wedding planners and venues also include such bonuses in their custom packages, so keep your eyes peeled!

Image by Fancy Photo’s

  • The Good Ol’ Kombi Van

Finally, for a retro option that suits every bohemian wedding, the Kombi van is an awesome choice. They’re quirky, colourful, and perfect for a hint of retro beach glamour (which fits so perfectly with the fun and luxurious atmosphere of the Whitsundays). You can hire a Kombi van through Airlie Beach Kombis.

The wonderful thing about the small and beautiful Whitsundays community is that wedding transport can be utilised at just about every wedding venue there is to offer—even the most secluded of locations such as Paradise Cove Resort. So it’s not really a matter of what options are available to you, but rather, what you truly desire for your wedding day—there are no limitations!

Come to the Whitsundays, and we can make it happen.

Ms Zebra Says: What a fab way to arrive at your wedding – via a sea plane or yacht!!! Thanks for showing us all the incredible modes of transport to get you to the aisle on time in the Whitsundays!

Polka Dot Honeymoons Directory Mid Banner

Image via Timeout. Photographer: Jason Hill, Tourism and Events Queensland 

The Whitsundays have been a popular honeymoon destination for quite some time and there’s plenty of reasons why. If some of the most magical white sand beaches and clear blue water weren’t enough to draw you in and you want more than just a relaxing tropical honeymoon, then we are here to show you what it’s all about!

Grab your suitcases because after you read just how much there is to do in the Whitsundays you wont want to consider anywhere else.

A Sailing Adventure 

Whether the famous Whitehaven Beach tickles your fancy or the Great Barrier Reef, there’s a tonne of sailing experiences to choose from all varying in lengths. See if you can spot a turtle or sit back and sip a pina colada taking in the sunshine and sea breeze.

Image via Barrier Reef Australia 

Depending on which cruise you select, prices will set you back approximately $250, though some sailing trips will include snorkelling, a beach walk or even an overnight stay.

But what’s it like from above?

Maybe sea sickness is too much for you to stomach on a honeymoon so opt for the high flying alternative! Whilst it will generally be a little more expensive than sailing, your honeymoon is the perfect time to splurge and tick a few things off the bucket list.

Image via Air Whitsunday 

Take a seaplane or a helicopter and see the world like the birds do. Take a couple of Instagram worthy pics (let’s face it, any photo of that scenery is Instagram worthy!), you might even get to fly over Love Reef, famous for proposals and the romance it inspires.

If you’re feeling game there are sky diving tours available too.

For those who would rather stay on land

Not all the fun happens out at sea, whilst the sea is beautiful and alluring we cant forget about the beautiful lush rainforest that we are lucky to be able to explore. Test out your balancing skills and take a Segway tour spotting local wildlife along the way. Stop for a snack before getting back to it again. Don’t worry you don’t need to have ridden a Segway before, this experience caters to beginners.

Image via Whitsunday Segway Tours

While your feet are firmly on the ground and not at sea or in the sky, test your courage on a crocodile safari. This half day tour will take you through the Proserpine River where you will spot saltwater crocodiles. You will stop for a BBQ lunch and have the opportunity to taste some traditional bush tucker as well as some damper and tea.

So there you have it, there really is more to the Whitsundays than sunbaking and massages. I don’t know about you but my bags are packed and I’m ready to go!

Renee & Matt

When it comes to relaxed weddings, if there is anywhere that has just the right recipe to make it happen, it’s the Whitsundays! So today, we’re hot-footing it to Airlie Beach to join Renee and Matt as they tie the knot. This one is true destination wedding flavour – no stress, a small guest list, blue skies and no fuss. Couple that with wedding photos by Brooke Miles Photography and you have a story worth sharing!

After meeting on a blind date, where Matt wooed Renee with a day on his boat at Stradbroke Island,  it was in  New Zealand that Matt popped the big question! Renee starts the tale. “We had gone to New Zealand for a holiday and for Matt to see where I grew up and meet the rest of my family and childhood friends. One morning Matt woke me up ridiculously early and wanted to go for a drive, he took me up Mount Victoria to watch the sunrise over the water and proposed. I had a suspicion that he was up to something when I got dragged out of bed in the dark but it couldn’t have been more perfect.”

Renee and Matt made sure to include their daughter, Harper in their day – she even “walked” down the aisle!

Renee walked down the aisle with her father to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”.

Jan Harvey was chosen to perform the ceremony, Renee noting “We choose to have a small, intimate wedding with just our immediate family and a few good friends. We kept with the relaxed beach holiday vibes.”

Renee and Matt chose the Airlie Beach property Coral Sea Resort to stay and celebrate! Renee tells “I tried to keep it as simple and fun as possible. There was a lot of back and forth emails with our wedding planner from the resort but she just made it all so easy. I am not much of an organiser so needed this! My favourite part was actually picking where to get married. We knew that we did not want to have our wedding on the Gold Coast (our home) and after looking at a lot of options picked Airlie Beach. Coral Sea Resort was just fantastic. Made the whole planning process totally stress free and on the big day everything just flowed.”

Renee raves “Airlie Beach is just gorgeous and we couldn’t have had a better day weather-wise.”

The couple chose photographer Brooke Miles for their day, sharing “Brooke is just amazing! Professional and just the right amount of bossiness to organise a group of excited people who won’t stay put! She made us laugh and feel ourselves which shows on the photos. She captured our moment in time and the pictures we have couldn’t have been more perfect”

The bride found her gorgeous Grace Loves Lace gown, second hand. “I had the most gorgeous Grace Loves Lace dress. The Harriet. I actually brought it second hand as had my heart set on it but just couldn’t justify sending so much! We wanted to have a family holiday as well as a wedding and this was a way that I saved a lot! And I couldn’t have loved my dress more.”

The bride arranged the flowers herself, noting “I made my own bouquet and my maid of honour’s myself using artificial flowers. I knew the colours that I wanted and just slowly collected bits that I liked until I had enough. Putting them together was a lot harder than I had thought it would be! But totally worth the effort as now I have them in a vase on my dresser and get to look at them every day.”

Congratulations Renee and Matt! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! Thank you also to Brooke Miles Photography for sharing today’s Whitsundays wedding!

Photographer: Brooke Miles Photography / Bride's Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever New / Makeup Artist: Joanne Dromgold / Venue: Coral Sea Resort / Ceremony Officiant: Jan Harvey / Wedding Cake: Sweet Ideas, Airlie Beach