August 7, 2018 0

Meet Our Girl Karen… 

Have you ever thought about the people behind the scenes of your special day? 

Here at I Do Events we are a small team of experts who love what we do and love where we live. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some fun facts about our fabulous team. 

When did you move to the Whitsundays & why?

I relocated to the Whitsundays 6 years ago from Brisbane for my husbands work.  Since moving to the tropical north, we have had two beautiful children and were married on Hamilton Island.  After the experience of our wedding I really wanted to work in the wedding industry.

What do you enjoy the most about living in the Whitsundays?

Living in a small community is such a lovely change coming  from a big city. Everyone is really friendly and caring.  Everywhere you go are bound to see a familiar face. Raising a young family I feel at total peace knowing support and friends are near.

Having two sets of traffic lights is bliss! Everything you need is a short drive from A to B however you do get very complacent living here. It’s not until you visit another town you realise just how lucky we really are!

How long have you worked for I Do Events as a Wedding & Event stylist? 

I started working for I Do Events in 2014 and took some time in between to have my second child.

I love being a mother but I also love to work so I couldn’t wait to come back! I really enjoy styling events around the Whitsundays. Every wedding is different and I am always excited to see what styling our clients have chosen.

Can you tell us about your role and what are some of your responsibilities ?  

I maintain and manage the inventory and stock room. Everything we use for an event needs to be packed, cleaned, pressed etc. I also need to unpack everything to make sure everything is returned the way it was sent out.  I also style the Weddings prominently on Hamilton Island, which is why my role is so important. Working on island locations makes it a little stressful if an item is accidentally missed.

Image @Brookmilesphotography

What do you love most about working in Weddings?

Knowing the joy that our hard work brings to our clients! Seeing all the elements come together on the day is the most rewarding thing about what we do.

What’s the most popular wedding trend or style at the moment? 

Tower Cubes and Pillar candles! Nearly every wedding I pack at the moment is pillar candles and cylinder vases. This style works so well at most venues and with any floral or colour.

Gold and White Styling Collection

Any styling tips or advice you can share with us? 

Trust your stylist! Especially with a destination wedding as they know the venues better than you do. Give as much information about your vision as possible so you are both on the same page.




March 29, 2018 0

If you haven’t considered having an Easter Wedding before, you will now..

1. Your colour theme can be as vibrant and fun as you like.

2. Easter weddings mean for outdoor celebrations – queue gorgeous gardens and beautiful fields.

3. Your day can consist entirely of eating chocolate.

4. Eggs make for egg-cellent wedding favours.

5. It’s a long weekend meaning 4 whole day to celebrate!

6. Pastels. Pastels. Pastels.

7. The most memorable Easter themed table décor.

8. Of course, any excuse to have an Easter themed wedding cake!

9. The most beautiful springtime bouquets.

10. Finally, you can rest assured knowing you will have the cutest wedding photos going.

All photos sourced from Pinterest



March 4, 2018 0

Airlie Beach 

The boutique town of 30 000 people on the Queensland Coast and one of many departure points to The Great Barrier Reef.

Where?? It surprises me how many people have never heard of Airlie Beach.


Airlie Beach is a Tourist Town, some would argue it’s a drinking town with a sailing problem. Located 110km north of Mackay this beach side town attracts 1000’s of visitors every year. Known for its relaxed lifestyle and party like atmosphere this is the perfect location for your Destination Wedding.

Airlie Beach accommodates for the bare foot beach brides to the extravagant resort Weddings and every thing in-between. Sounds amazing? We like to think so, if we can offer any advise before you start booking flights, check out our tips on Whitsunday Destination Weddings.

Heart Reef

Research your destination & Climate 

This is one of the most critical decisions you will make- The Wedding Date! If you’re the type of person who can’t stand a bead of sweat on your face then the Whitsunday’s is probably not the location for you. Typically wedding season in the Whitsundays is September-December expect temperatures to be in the high 30’s and the humidity to start at 60%.

The best kept secret we can share with you is…. consider  getting  married in Winter! June-August would be our recommendation for the best time to get married in the Whitsundays. Mornings are fresh and Sunsets are amazing, rest assure your make up will stay put for the duration of your wedding.  It’s also amazing boating weather, imagine siting on the deck of a charter boat relaxing and sipping a glass of wine.  While your friends back home are freezing and dreaming about the tropics. You may even be lucky enough to see a whale, out on the water. The Whitsundays is a feeding and playing ground for the majestic humpback whales during their winter migration.

The water temperature might be a little nippy and take your breathe away at first, but it’s lovely once you’re in. For anyone from Melbourne the water temperature will not bother you in the slightest.

Hump Back Whale

Be happy with Plan B

With 80% of venue’s being out side we strongly suggest to have a Plan B for your Ceremony & Reception.

It’s one thing to have a Plan B but you need to love your Plan B as much as your Plan A. I know when you start planning your Whitehaven Beach Wedding that’s all you have dreamed about for 8 months. And when the big day is finally here and the weather gods have turned your perfectly planned day upside down you need to be prepared.

It’s your Wedding Day and it should be the happiest day of your life. Unfortunately no one can control the weather and it’s one of those things you just need to roll with.  Speak with your venue or wedding coordinator about the contingency plan and love it! This will not only be peace of mind, it will give your suppliers time to prepare for a last minute venue change. After all it’s about the  LOVE and the person you’re committing to that is the most important thing.

On a positive note- wet weather makes for some extremely impressive wedding photo opportunities. And don’t forget it’s GOOD LUCK if it rains on your wedding day.

Sweet Studio Photography


You want your Wedding Week to be enjoyable not only for your guests but also yourself. Now that you’re in Airlie Beach it’s time to relax!! All the planning is done and now it’s time to enjoy it. You can do as little or as much as you want during your wedding week.  Make the most of the destination and experience as much as you can while you are here.

What can you do?

There are so many things to do in Airlie Beach- Snorkeling, scuba Diving, scenic flights, island hopping, day tours, sailing, fine dining, day spa-ing, cocktail tasting,….. or you may prefer to laze around the pool and enjoy doing absolutely nothing.

Offtrail Boots Photography

Let someone else do it…

If you’re a super busy person and don’t have 150 hours up your sleeve to plan a wedding. Let someone else do it! We offer full planning, on -the day coordination and styling services.  We work closely with the all of the vendors and suppliers in the region and we take all the guess work out of the planning process.

We are your eyes and ears on the ground in Airlie Beach and we will ensure your day runs smoothly and effortlessly.  Every package we offer is tailored to suit your requirements, personal taste and budget. Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you further.


February 5, 2018 0

Expo Time! 

Yesterday we attended the 32nd Annual Bridal Fair in Mackay, in a collaborative booth with Weddings Whitsundays Vendors.

I Do Events Whitsundays Expo Space

This was an opportunity to show case the Whitsundays as a Wedding and Honeymoon destination. What does this mean for Brides? Meeting with various suppliers from the Whitsundays at the one stand, sounds amazing right! It can be an over load of the sensors at Expos with so much to look at and take in, not to mention confusing. The Weddings Whitsunday stand attracted a large crowd of people wanting to find out more information about our beautiful beach town.

Our Event Planner Tori Represented I Do Events Whitsundays and was over whelmed by the positive feed back from our Mackay Brides.

“This was an opportunity to meet with couples, who are considering a Whitsunday Wedding. 

The Expo was a success I meet so many lovely people and I look forward to planning their special day. ”  

Event Planner Tori

Thank- you for having us Mackay we look forward to attending next years Fair!

Wedding Fragrance 2
Bridal Boot Camp
Grand Entrance
Engagment shoot 4
Alternate Drop

January 1, 2018 0

Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum.