Planning a Gold Coast wedding? You might like to check out some of my GC insights to help plan your special day!
I recently was asked by Queensland's Brides Magazine, my thoughts, and suggestions for Gold Coast Weddings. However, if you goddesses didn't manage to pick up a copy of the latest issue, I also have a copy of the article here for you to browse.
I hope you enjoy this read!
Love Kylie xo
What’s great about getting married on the Gold Coast? “The weather is beautiful, the atmosphere relaxed, the people are so friendly and it’s a great place for out-of-town guests to visit and explore. From the beautiful hinterland to the best beaches in the world, there’s something here for everyone. Plus, there are so many talented wedding vendors, so it’s easy to find suppliers that suit your style.”
What makes a wedding here different? “Because the coast is so popular and everyone enjoys celebrating here, many weddings often end up being a week-long event – a sort of friends-and-family reunion, with outings, social gatherings, breakfasts, dinners and loads of other get-togethers in the lead-up to the big day as well as afterwards."
What new GC wedding businesses excite you? “I couldn’t possibly name all of them as there are just so many! But I love the fact that almost every great restaurant on the Gold Coast has started to cater for weddings in a major way, offering amazing food and hospitality. The quality on the Coast is world-class, so it’s no wonder we continue to grow in popularity for weddings.”
What’s your favourite spot on the Coast for wedding photos? “Again, I can’t name just one! I’d go for ocean backdrops at Currumbin Beach and Valley, Tallebudgera Creek, Burleigh Heads, or the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, the hinterland and Mt Tamborine.”
What’s the most Instagrammable spot in the hinterland? “The Twin Falls in Springbrook.”
Your favourite GC beaches for a wedding by the water? “Definitely Burleigh Heads. Plus, there are so many amazing reception venues here, all within walking distance of the beach.”
How should brides de-stress before their big day? “A little quiet time is essential to recharge and refresh before the big day. In this beautiful part of the world, I recommend a long relaxing walk in nature, a dip in the ocean and maybe a massage.”
What’s a romantic pre-wedding dinner idea for the happy couple? “A picnic overlooking the ocean at Burleigh Point on a full moon, dinner at Oskars on Burleigh (oskars.com.au) or Rick Shores (rickshores.com.au), or a cosy meal at one of the beautiful wineries at Mount Tamborine.”
What’s a fun/bonkers thing you can do at a Gold Coast wedding? “For a pre-wedding treatment with a difference, try vino therapy at the Lost World Spa at O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat (oreillys.com. au) – a spa bath full of wine!”
What’s a good tip for out-of-town guests? “Jam in as much as you possibly can, especially the beach, the hinterland and a different restaurant for every meal!”
Are there any trends you’re expecting to hit the Gold Coast in 2018? “Romantic-but-sleek will be huge – think classic sophistication with a soft romantic edge. It will be popular in hair and makeup, but also in design and styling.”
What would surprise (and delight) brides about the Gold Coast? “It’s not exactly a surprise that the views from beachfront apartments on the Gold Coast are spectacular, but they’re also the most amazing places to get ready for a wedding. And if you can get all your guests and loved ones to stay there too, you’ve basically got an iconic Gold Coast event!”