Looking for the perfect wedding ceremony and reception venue? We think that the New South Wales South Coast is one of the best wedding locations in Australia. There are plenty of awesome venues within 2-3 hours from Canberra in the Southern Highlands, Kangaroo Valley, Jindabyne and Country NSW. The South Coast is special to us though, because that’s where we got married. When Charlotte and Kyle called us up to photograph and film their wedding at Potato Point on the South Coast, we jumped at the chance to be down there again.

Charlotte and Kyle held their wedding ceremony on the beach, and the reception just a few metres away under 2 giant tipis from Kata Lane. Charlotte is the Fashion Director at Grazia Australia, and she also works as a freelance stylist and creative director. With 14 years of experience behind her, we knew that their wedding would be pretty stylish! They also had help from Hoorah Events as their stylist and planner. Charlotte and Kyle hired Single Fin Gypsy to serve cocktails from their 1950’s style caravan built by Woody Caravans on the Gold Coast. Single Fin Gypsy is based in Broulee on the NSW South Coast, and can serve coffee, tea, alcohol, goodies and refreshments. They travel throughout the South Coast of NSW from Wollongong to Merimbula, and they make the perfect addition to any special occasion – engagements, weddings, parties, community and corporate events, markets and festivals. Dinner was catered by Sydney based food truck Cantina Movil, serving tacos, burritos and nachos from their van.

The advantage of having a destination wedding, is having a whole weekend to spend to spend with your guests rather than just 1 afternoon. We’d guess that an average wedding day lasts for around 8 hours, from the time you arrive at the ceremony until you’re kicked out of the reception. Once you minus the time that you spend getting married and saying your vows, being photographed, eating, listening to speeches, and dancing (which are all awesome and necessary activities), you’re probably left with around 2-3 hours that you actually spend talking to your guests. If you’ve got 100 people at your wedding, and you plan on saying hello to all of your guests, then you’re left with less than 2 minutes on average to talk to each person. When your guests are travelling from far and wide to celebrate with you, we’d recommend dragging out the celebrations for as long as possible, and maximising your time with them! Even if you’re not having a destination wedding, you can make the most of your time with your guests by having a breakfast the day after or a dinner the night before. Kyle’s family and friends flew from Canada to be at the wedding, so they certainly wanted to make the most of their time while they were here. All of Charlotte and Kyle’s guests camped out over a long weekend at Beachcomber Holiday Park at Potato Point.

Filmed in collaboration with Gus from Fallow Rose Wedding Co.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Beachcomber Holiday Park, Potato Point, NSW South Coast

Tipis: Kata Lane

Stylist and Planner: Hoorah Events, based in Culburra Beach

Cocktail caravan: Single Fin Gypsy

Catering: Cantina Movil

Celebrant: Cathy Smith