An Awesome Beach Wedding at Noosa
It’s been a while since I made the trek to Noosa for a beach wedding. And I don’t mind. The drive is fabulous, I can rock out my awesome 80s playlist, sing loud, proud and bad (but not bad enough to crack my windscreen). IT’S A STONE CHIP! And Noosa is one of my favourite, all-time bestest locations for weddings.
Last Minute Weddings
Admittedly, Amy and Cameron were a last minute booking. But, as the past 18 months have unfolded, I’ve become accustomed to last minute cancellations, last minute bookings, the culling of guests lists and the ‘I’ve had a GUTFULL of COVID we’re eloping’, type bookings.
Yep, COVID has throw a ginormous spanner in the works for, well, just about everyone.
So I’ve learned to roll with the restrictions and just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
Anyone else got Dory in their head?
Now, where was I?
Right, Noosa beach weddings.
If you’ve never been to Noosa, you’re missing out on an epic part of Queensland.
And here’s why.
What’s so great about Noosa?
First of all, Noosa is just a short drive from Brisbane. In just under 2 hours you can be sitting beachside, sipping cocktails and exploring the boutique stores along Noosa’s famous Hastings Street. What better way to spend a weekend or your honeymoon?
Then there’s Noosa National Park just a short stroll from Hastings Street. The scenery along the 15 kilometres of walking track is AMAZING. In fact the scenery is so breathtaking it makes the park a popular destination for hikers, tourists and visitors.
The walk takes you through rainforests and along clifftops where, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot dolphins or the occasional migrating whale.
And the coastal views from the top of the cliffs make it a popualr photography spot for wedding couples too.
Wedding Photos at Noosa Beach
But if you don’t fancy trekking through the national park in all your wedding day finery, you can’t go wrong with photos along Noosa beach.
And that’s exactly what Amy and Cameron requested for their wedding day photos.
Amy grew up in Noosa so she knows the area well. They chose Ravenwood Park, a cute little park overlooking the river on Noosa Parade, for their ceremony.
After the ceremony and family photos were done, we jumped in my car and headed down to Main Beach Breakwater. I’d photographed a wedding there years ago and knew it was an amazing location to capture stunning wedding photos at sunset.
And as the day was overcast, we were hopeful of a spectacular sunset.
We were not disappointed.
Keep on scrolling to view Amy and Cameron’s awesome sunset photos at Noosa beach and read about their real life love story.
Thank you both for choosing me to capture your fabulous wedding.
How did you meet?
Cam and I met out clubbing in the Gold Coast. I was there for a girlfriend’s birthday, and he was living in the Gold Coast.
Ha ha, I couldn’t tell which club we met at though!
Where did you get engaged?
We got engaged in Noosa. We were in Noosa for my birthday and Cameron proposed the day before.
How long have you been together?
We’ve been together for six years.
Why did you choose Alison Cooke Photography for your awesome Noosa beach wedding?
We chose Alison Cooke Photography because she has a great reputation and is a professional.
What was the one thing you had to have for your Noosa beach wedding?
I just wanted to make sure all my favorite people were there and enjoying themselves.
What things about your wedding made it so amazing?
We loved how there was no drama or issues, and everything ran smoothly.
How did you go about planning your wedding and did you have any help?
We were meant to get married last year so it was semi-planned.
But we had to postpone because of COVID.
I’m so thankful for my mum. She did so much of the wedding planning for us. She was basically our wedding planner.
What tips or ideas would you pass onto future couples?
Just to enjoy your day. Take it all in, because you blink, and the day is gone.
How did you go about choosing your wedding venues and vendors?
Because I grew up in Noosa, I already had an idea of where I wanted to get married. I’d pictured it since I was little. And although I had a few options, Cam help decide at the end.
What was something unique about your wedding?
Our Noosa beach wedding was so chilled!
We didn’t want a huge wedding; we just wanted a small intimate wedding with the feel of catching-up with mates and family.
And of course, to have a good time.
Do you have any useful advice for future wedding guests?
Have loads of fun!
Oh, and don’t drink too much and embarrass yourself.
Where was the honeymoon?
We went to Yamba on the north coast of New South Wales for a week.
Review your Noosa beach wedding vendors
We can’t fault anything about our reception or ceremony set up.
Our reception was at The Reef Hotel Noosa Heads and the service was great!
And the food was amazing.
In fact, all our guests said the food was delicious.
Noosa Beach Wedding Vendors
Photographer: Alison Cooke Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ceremony – Ravenwood park
Reception- The Reef Hotel
Cake: Noosa Pie shop
Flowers: Noosa house of flowers
Décor: Mum- Janet Flett
Wedding Planner: Mum -Janet Flett
Minister: Chris Millard (Cams Uncle)
Ceremony set up: Mobile Marquee Hire
Alison Cooke Photography
If you’re looking for an awesome, fun-loving Noosa Beach wedding photographer for your wedding, drop me a line here. I’ve photographed over 800 weddings during my 25 years as a wedding photographer, so I know my stuff. Do you like what you see? Well, head on over and check out the wedding gallery here.