Elle & Jai
Tell us your love story. How did you meet?
Jai “I grew up friends with Elle’s brother so I knew her and her family well. It wasn’t until a few years after finishing school that we got talking at the gym and went on a date to our work Christmas party (we worked at the same mine site at the time). From that night onwards we were a couple! The hardest part was telling my mate I was dating his sister!”
The Proposal – him or her? Was it a surprise?
Elle “It was a surprise trip to Melbourne! My best friend who was our bridesmaid on our big day said to me “he might propose this weekend” and I laughed it off as he didn’t know what ring I wanted (I didn’t even know what I wanted). Little did I know as soon as we hit Melbourne he proposed giving me 24 hours to choose what is now my dream ring!
Where did you spend your honeymoon?
We spent a month traveling to Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Singapore. We really went all out on our honeymoon (you only get to do it once! Why not!)
Why did you choose Earlando? Was there something that made it stand out from the other venues for you?
Earlando was a no brainer for us. The beach and bush with old fashion country service… it honestly couldn’t get better. The weekend we got engaged I showed Jai a picture and he was sold. On our first visit there we didn’t want to leave.
Did you have a theme to your wedding/wedding styling? What inspired this?
We were inspired by the beach and bush back drop so we did a cross of the both with a Hampton style wedding. With Earlando being as beautiful as it is, not a lot of styling is required! Simplicity is the key!
What was your favourite part of your wedding?
Our favourite part of the wedding was seeing each other for the first time when walking down the aisle. It brought us both to tears with the overwhelming feeling of love. It was also awesome to have all our friends and family in the same place at once!
Tell us a funny story about your wedding day/wedding planning!
We had such a good time dancing on the dance floor that I ripped my dress right down the middle and didn’t at all care as I was having such a great night!
Do you have any advice to future Earlando wedding couples?
Have full trust that Earlando will deliver you the most amazing day/night of your life! These guys know how to ensure your day runs smoothly, they think of EVERYTHING and are super accommodating to ensure that your day is perfect.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thankyou Earlando for making our day one that we will never forget!
WEDDING TEAM: Photographer: Vicky Miller Photography // Video: Hudson Films // Stylist: Borrow my Bits and Teepee Events // Transport: Whitsunday Transit and Shuttle Limousine Services and GSL Aviation // Entertainment: Lloyd Saunders // Caterer: D’Vine Catering // Celebrant: Annie Lloyd-Lewis