This COVID Couple Won A Wedding Giveaway, And It Was Spectacular


Brisbane couple Annette and Nick were one of the many couples who had to cancel their wedding plans as a result of COVID-19. But, everything changed when these two lovebirds won a spectacular wedding giveaway… 

Twenty-six wonderful wedding suppliers joined together to give away a wedding, to spread joy and let everyone know that love cannot be cancelled.

Here’s how it went down…

The Wedding

“We had hoped to get married earlier this year in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, but when COVID-19 restrictions kicked in, and our plans went on the back burner. Early in June, we received a call by Alysia Bridger Events, to say that we had been nominated for a competition and we had won. Little did we know that our amazing friend Bambi had seen that Alysia and 26 other exceptional suppliers had a competition running for 1 very lucky couple and the prize was to win a dream wedding. Annette and I were speechless. We couldn’t believe that this was even possible during this pandemic we are all living in.

How could so many businesses during this economic crisis be able to pull off something so special when they had all been through to much? Our big day snuck up quickly and there were still so many surprises that we didn’t know about…”

Nick, Groom

The Most Unique Aspect

Annette is a big royal fan and she couldn’t believe that Alysia had organised for a very special message from Paul Burrell, the late Princess Dianas Butler, to us. Alysia shared the message with Annette up in her room, and there were certainly lots of tears of joy and disbelief that Mr Burrell would send a wedding message to us.”

Nick, Groom

A Piece Of Advice

“Any day of the week you choose to get married is special, so don’t wait only for a weekend. We got married on a Wednesday and it was a fairytale!”

Annette & Nick, Bride & Groom

Final Thoughts

“We can’t express enough our gratitude and appreciation for Alysia Bridger Events and all of her amazing suppliers for their generosity and expertise during this time. We didn’t think it was going to be possible to get married during this time of hardship, but they all managed to make the impossible into our fairytale wedding. We even had our own custom built outdoor wedding chapel – it was breathtaking . From the bottom of our hearts we’d like to thank them all once again. You are all proof that there are people who truly put others before themselves and have the biggest hearts – and they have all changed our life.”

Annette & Nick, Bride & Groom

Planning & Styling: Alysia Bridger Events, Reception Venue: Blackbird Events, Ceremony Venue: Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Vases: White Label Hire, Floral Centrepieces: John Emmanuel Floral Events, Crystal Luxe Candles: U Light Me Up Candles, Bouquet: Florabella Design, Celebrant: Moore Celebrations, Flatware & Vases: Ivy And Bleu Events, Photography: Soda Photography, Videography: Lunasity Media, Groom’s Suit: Black Jacket Suiting, Stationery: Joyce May Designs, Custom Chocolates: Cocoture Chocolates, Cake: The Sweet Society Co., Place Setting Custom Florals: The Perfect Party Co., Pre-Wedding Treats: Scrumdiddliumptious Catering, Pyrotechnics: Skylighter Fireworks, Wedding Car: Our Wedding Cars, Hairstylist: House Of Zion Salon, Make-Up Artist: Carly Stone MUA, Blossom Branches & Magnolia Tree: The Blossom Tree Company, Cakes in A Jar: The Mason Baker, Ceremony Chairs, Aisle & Linen: Beautiful Weddings Australia, Custom Chapel Build: Honeytub Wedding Hire, Music: Siena Larsson Music

Digital Content Coordinator: Zoe Kanlis

Featured Image: Soda Photography

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