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Local wedding specialists, from celebrants and florists to resorts have joined forces and created a website for weddings.
Civil celebrant Natasha Kollosche is a member of www.weddingsportdouglas.com.au and said forming the website has helped spread the word about weddings in the Douglas region.
“The website gives them regional information and access to each of our members own websites,” Ms Kollosche said.
“For us, it is about networking within the industry and being able to publish our services, like in a wedding magazine, collectively as a group.”
The online campaign has a national and international focus, encouraging engaged couples to tie the knot in our region.
“I often say we keep the economy running, despite the global financial crisis, wedding numbers have held steady,” she said.
“Local weddings make up around 10 per cent of our weddings, which includes the whole Cairns region and so we focus on capital cities.
“With the website, it means it’s not that hard to organise your wedding from somewhere else.”
Perth couple Greg and Danielle Allen decided to tie the knot in Port Douglas and organised everything online.
The couple hopped off a cruise ship and was married at the Sheraton’s Crystal Wedding Chapel on August 10 with 50 close friends and family.
“I had to organise everything over the internet before I went on a cruise ship, I had to leave it and I couldn’t freak out because it was out of my hands,” Mrs Allen said.
“I didn’t know what the chapel and reception looked like until I went there and got married.
“It was terrific, exactly what we wanted, we wanted something a bit more relaxed and personal and Natasha personalised the whole ceremony.”
Online and on song: Danielle and Greg Allen’s with Celebrant Natasha Kollosche