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Queensland weddings: 15 spots to tie the knot

After saying “Yes! I will marry you!” on Christmas Day two years ago, my future-husband and I haven’t lifted a wedding-planning finger.

It turns out ‘Happily Ever After’ requires military-precision planning. Everything needs to be perfect – invites, menu, music, photographers, entertainment, celebrants, the bridal party and a boot-camped, Pippa-esque booty that looks fabulous in the white dress I have been dreaming about since I was five. The list is endless and making a start on the planning is a bit daunting.

Right now, I want to dream big before I start locking everything in – and the best place to start is with the perfect Queensland wedding destination. Here are 15 inspiring locations that have caught my eye so far:

Boomerang Farm, Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast

Getting hitched in a tree house of love? Sounds like the anecdote to the usual grown-up affair to me. (Image source)

Rainbow Beach, Sunshine Coast

I love the blue skies and the dramatic coloured sand cliffs of Rainbow Beach – and why not use what Mother Nature gives for free? (Image source)

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm, Brisbane

The worn down walls at Brisbane Powerhouse are simple, sweet and have an industrial touch. I also love these balloons; they are a bit fun. (Image source)

Hayman Island, The Whitsundays

There’s no easier way to settle on a colour theme than to work with the natural backdrop of the location. Hayman’s tropical feel with blue skies and bright green grass is a winner in my eyes. (Image source)

Paronella Park, Tropical North Queensland

Rainforest? Tick. Soothing waterfalls and the ruins of a Spanish-style castle with a romantic backstory? Tick, tick, tick! (Image source)

Jimbour Station, Toowoomba

At night, keep it close and intimate. I love the cosiness of this country plane hangar. It has that ‘quick getaway’ feeling – just have a private plane on standby (we can all dream, right?). (Image source)

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Gold Coast Hinterland

At O’Reilly’s, you can say ‘I do’ on the edge of a cliff, by a bubbling creek or in a vineyard, surrounded by nature in every direction. (Image source)

Customs House, Brisbane

The red carpet at Customs House certainly makes for an elegant entrance. This architectural beauty shines the brightest at night when the lights of the Story Bridge and the city dance on the Brisbane River. (Image source)

Topiaries at Beaumont, Samford, Brisbane

The best thing about Topiaries? The gorgeous one tree landscape shots you can fill wedding album with. (Image source)

Kenilworth Homestead, Sunshine Coast

See what I mean about trees? (Image source)

House of Laurels, Maleny, Sunshine Coast

Classic vintage styling and the countryside surrounding House of Laurels in Maleny is a perfect combination. The heritage-inspired venue has a two-storey house for the bridal party to take over and there’s even a deck for sneaky glasses of champagne with the girls before the ceremony. (Image source)

Ricky’s Restaurant and Bar, Noosa, Sunshine Coast

As if the view wasn’t heaven enough, the menu at Ricky’s is just as gorgeous. The Queensland seafood inspired menu of chilli BBQ prawns, Hervey Bay scallops, smoked salmon entrees and Moreton Bay bug tails may just sway my decision. (Image source)

Whitsunday Rent a Yacht, Whitsunday Islands

I’m on a boat! I imagine getting married by a sailboat captain is the Queensland equivalent of an Elvis wedding in Vegas. (Image source)

Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays

If I’m going to choose a venue that holds a special place in our hearts, The Whitsundays will be a big contender. It was the first place we moved in together, which is a pretty big deal. (Image source)

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Wherever my wedding is held, one thing is for sure – It. Will. Be. Fun! (Image source)

Dreaming of a Queensland wedding, too? Where are you thinking of getting hitched?

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