“Short notice wedding – no problem!”

- Brittany & Thomas Melling

While on our Sunday morning walk down the beach with our babies Samantha (Malamute) & Rosie (Cavoodle) Tom proposed to me with the use of the puppies! Tom placed post it notes on each of the dogs collars, He first called over Samantha who’s note said “Will you” & then he called over Rosie who’s note said “Marry Me” and i turned around and he was on one knee! The most perfect proposal to me!

We spent a year & half planning our wedding day – we had decided to have a destination wedding in Vanuatu a much loved holiday spot to us as Tom’s family were currently living there. We had planned the typical beach wedding through a popular resort in Vanuatu Le Lagon. Long story short – The night before our wedding day Tom, myself & our 75 wedding guests were stuck in Cyclone Pam (the biggest cyclone to hit the southern hemisphere). Fortunately none of our a guest were injured but unfortunately for Tom & I  we were unable to have our wedding day due to the devastation on the island. A few days later we were evacuated out by the Australian airforce on an Hercules plane & returned home safely.

After returning to Australia unmarried I was very determined to plan our wedding day as soon as possible! Tom & I went on the hunt to find our wedding destination for Wedding 2. From the day we walked onto the grounds of the Pelican Waters Golf Course we knew it was the place for us – We were greeted by the lovely bar staff & directed to speak to the Wedding planning staff. We met with Michelle who sat down with us & ran through all our options with us, After leaving the venue to make some final decisions we received a phone call from Michelle offering that Pelican Waters Golf Club wanted to cover our Ceremony fee to help us out after the cost of paying for a second wedding. We were both so grateful with the offer! With less than a month to the date we had picked, Michelle advised it was possible for her team & herself to help us re-create the day of our dreams!

Although the venue was very different to Vanuatu the team at Pelican Waters Golf Club created the day of our dreams with very short notice as promised by Michelle. Everything was nothing less than perfect. We still to this day are so very grateful for everything the venue did for us on such short notice.

Cloud Nine did an amazing job with all the decorations. Our theme was based around red with our red bridesmaids dresses, red sashes & beautiful red & white roses. We were once again very grateful that we were able to add our decorations & personalised gifts that we had already created for wedding 1. The Reception went off without a problem & the food was amazing. The bar staff were great & kept all our guests happy throughout the night. They were always checking to make sure Tom & myself were always looked after.

Although our first wedding day wasn’t smooth sailing our wedding 2.0 at Pelican Waters was everything we had
ever dreamt of! A massive thank-you to all our suppliers who helped us create the day of our dreams on such short notice! The highlight of our day was of course to finally be able to say “I Do” & be pronounced Husband & Wife at long last!

Venue:  Pelican Waters Golf Club
Photography:  Mills Photography
Video:  Sunshine Coast Videography
Decor:  Cloud Nine
Flowers:  Sun Coast Flowers
Dress:  Love Bridal Robina
Hair:  Altered Images
Make Up:  Ruby Jade Makeup Artistry
Music:  Sunshine Coast DJ Hire & Photobooth
Celebrant:  Darienne Davis

Thank-you all so much for helping us create our happily ever after.

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