Real Wedding QandA With Mira and Matt

A huge shout out to Mira and Matt for taking the time to share their wedding story, you guys are gold!

Tell us about the proposal…where was it, how did it happen, did it all go as planned?

Matt: We had just relocated interstate for work and had spent the day doing unromantic but necessary errands (e.g. buying a vacuum cleaner). Then I surprised Mira by taking her to a fancy dinner. Amongst all the moving boxes, I set up some flowers and candles, and proposed in our new place where we’d be for this new and exciting stage in our lives. Mira was completely unaware of my plans to propose and was completely taken by surprise when I asked her that night, so I was really happy I managed to surprise her.

Mira: We had been together since we were teenagers, so even though we had talked about getting married for quite a long time, I was still completely floored when Matt proposed, so much so that my brain didn’t quite compute what was happening. I had to ask him to do it again because I wasn’t quite sure that it had actually happened. I was so happy and excited that I literally couldn’t sleep at all that night.

How did you choose the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove as the venue for your wedding? What was important to you?

At first, we were unsure about where we wanted to get married. We had recently relocated interstate and spent quite some time deliberating which city to have our wedding in. However, we knew the kind of feel we wanted for our wedding – somewhere that felt classic, elegant but also fairly relaxed. It was also very important to us to have the wedding ceremony location close to the reception venue and accommodation for our guests.

The Intercontinental Hotel at Sanctuary Cove was the first venue we looked at. We fell in love with the chapel immediately – the interior of the chapel was really spectacular but the chapel was also quite intimate. As soon as we saw the reception venue (The Grange), we were sold. We both remember feeling like the place was “right” for us and exactly what we had pictured without even having seen it before, as cliche as it sounds. The wedding coordinators were also lovely and incredibly helpful.

Having the ceremony, reception, and accommodation where all in the one location made everything quite easy on the day. It gave us more time during the day to get ready, take photos and allow everyone to have a chance to relax, have fun and take in the moment without feeling rushed or stressed. It also meant we could save costs on transportation, which was a bonus.


We like to share the details of the wedding suppliers our couples have chose for their wedding. Mira and Matt chose these wedding professionals for their wedding day:

Venue function co-ordinator: The Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove

Celebrant: Father Nik Zlatunic, Brisbane

Hair and makeup: 

(hair) –  Champions Sanctuary Cove

(makeup) – The Powder Room

Bridal gown: The Bridal Centre, Brisbane (now closed); Veil- Brides of Brisbane

Bridesmaids dresses: Forever New

Mens suits: Hugo Boss; Myer

Jewellery: Stones

Engagement ring: Stones

Wedding bands: Stones

Shoes: Miu Miu; Hugo Boss

Reception styling: 

Flowers: Lotus Bud Ashmore

Fairy Lights: Elyssium Lighting

Calligraphy: Louise at Floralovely

Photo Booth: In the Booth Gold Coast

Band: Radio Club Band

Cake: Wedding cake Deliberately Delicious

Extra cakes/macarons: The Little Cupcake Shop

Wedding Photography: John Reyment, Reyment Photographics