Joeleen & Luke’s Wedding

“Appreciate the Day!”

Wedding Date: 7 September 2013
Written By: Joeleen Poggioli, Townsville, Queensland

Our Wedding Day

As any bride will attest, planning a wedding is a big job, and one that is full of many decisions! During the planning process I was constantly doubting that everything would come together. We were both so excited about the day and wanted it to be perfect.

After a year of planning, the day finally arrived and we could not have asked for a better day! It was the most amazing day of our lives, shared in an intimate setting with 50 of our closest family and friends who travelled from near and far to celebrate with us.

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Joeleen & Luke10My maids were two of my closest friends. They looked stunning in pale yellow Alfred Angelo dresses. The boys complemented them in grey suits and bright yellow ties. Elements from my Mori Lee organza gown over beaded Chantilly lace were used to inspire the finer details such a theme and decor.

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Both our ceremony and reception were held at the Whitfield House in Cairns. The venue is located in the botanical gardens and provided us with a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony, and allowed our guests to enjoy the day without needing to relocate. While we were out having photos taken, our guests enjoyed live music, canapés and drinks in the garden. That set the tone for the amazing evening ahead.

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The reception was full of many laughs, wonderful speeches, tears of joy, and of course dancing!

It will be a day that we will always remember.


If we could offer any advice, it would be enjoy every moment of planning, and on the day, take a moment to sit back and watch all the love that is be shared — and appreciate the day! Try not to stress, as the day will always be perfect because it’s your day!

Our Honeymoon

We had our honeymoon at the Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island.

I can’t even begin to describe the beauty of Fraser Island. We could not have asked for a better week away. The weather was fabulous and the Kingfisher Bay Resort was the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the company of each other. Waking up to a view of the ocean each morning was pure bliss!


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