Yelly Meulenbrook and Ben Attard

Whitehaven Beach - 30th May 2016

Coordinated & Photographed by Total Weddings

Yelly Meulenbrook and Ben Attard
Ceremony: Whitehaven Beach
Celebrant: Deanna Kent
Wedding Coordinator: Helen Hinschen – Total Weddings
Hair: Whitsunday Hair & Makeup
Make-up: Whitsunday Hair & Makeup
Flowers: The Flower Hut
Dress: Pozzoni Bridal – Brunswick, Victoria
Cake: Whitsunday Baked Creations
Accommodation: Portside Whitsundays
Transport: Whitsunday Shuttle Limousine Services & Air Whitsunday
Photography: Total Weddings
Videography: Emotive Media

Why did you choose the Whitsundays: We wanted to be married somewhere different. Somewhere that would be little fuss but still be beautiful and perfect. After seeing the pictures of Whitehaven, we never gave anywhere else a second thought.
Had you visited the Whitsundays before: No, never.

How long did you stay in the Whitsundays and did you do any pre or post activities whilst here: We arrived two days before and one week later. While we were there we took the ferry out to Day Dream and Hamilton Islands. We also hired a car and did a little sight-seeing which included Bredles Wildlife Farm and Cedar Creek Falls.

Did your wedding have a theme or a particular style? Please give details if possible: We didn’t have a theme. We just wanted something fun and easy. Once we had decided on Whitehaven Beach. We then decided to personalize our ceremony, by including a sand ceremony. Making it more unique for us.

What’s your best advice for other brides / grooms: If you are thinking about eloping. Stop. Don’t think about it, just do it. Eloping was the best thing we ever did. It gave us the opportunity to experience a hassle free day, in a location that was perfect for us. All we had to focus on was marrying each other (while Total Weddings took care of the rest)

What was the best thing about having a destination wedding: The best thing about having a destination wedding for me was, I was able to marry the man of my dreams in location that dreams are made of.

Did you have a honeymoon? If so where did you go: We have not been on our honeymoon yet. We are going in January 2017 on a cruise to the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

Anything else you’d like to say about your special day: We would like to say a huge thank you to all the people at Total Weddings, who helped us create the perfect wedding day. Without them I would have been a total mess. Nothing was too big or small a task and the attention to detail was second to none. One small example of this was, we decided to do a trash the wedding dress session and because we wanted to throw colour at each other there were rules and regulations we had to abide by (as the Whitsundays is environmentally protected) but with the help of Helen (our wedding planner) she made it all possible.
So thank you Total Weddings for helping give us a hassle, care free and perfect day. And the biggest thank you of all to our parent’s for giving us their blessing to elope and sharing our special day with us. We could not have done it without you!

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