Located in the Hunter region between Sydney and Newcastle, you will find Lake Macquarie, the largest saltwater lake in Australia. Twice the size of Sydney harbour, you will find countless secluded bays with stunning golden sand beaches to the east. Adding to this, you have the lush Watagan mountains to the west, with gorgeous bush, waterfalls and scenic lookouts.
With access to the Hunter Valley’s gourmet food and wine, it’s easy to see why Lake Macquarie is a destination wedding location. With a variety of accommodation, restaurants and reception venues dotted around the lake there is definitely something here for every budget.
For the more relaxed couple, nothing beats a beach wedding. Declaring your love to the world, with sand between your toes and the sun shimmering over the water makes an unbeatable memory.
The logistics of a beach wedding put many people off. You are at the mercy of Mother Nature, so a backup plan is imperative. Setting up your ceremony, so it looks gorgeous and ensuring your guests are comfortable can also be a challenge.
The key to a great beach wedding is to keep everything as simple and relaxed as possible. There is no need for everybody to get really dressed up. Stick with smart casual, and encourage your guests to wear flat shoes or even thongs to make walking in the sand easy.
Try to find a beach location that has easy access, there is nothing worse than trudging through the sand for miles and arriving at the ceremony all hot and sweaty. Keep the decorations to a minimum – the focus should be on the bride and groom.
Seating for your guests is challenging for two reasons. The seats need to be transported to the ceremony and the sand can make seating a bit unstable. Surprisingly, the outdoor beanbags make the perfect seating solution. They are light, and easy to transport (when you squish the air out), comfortable, durable and stable.
Outdoor Beanbag Hire offer adaptable beanbags which convert into a “chair bag” so your guests will be sitting up straight, in comfort. Of course, for those who want to stretch out they can adjust their bag into the traditional lounge position.
Their bags are available in ten different colours, so you will be able to tie them into your wedding colour scheme. Their durability gives you the option of also using them for extra seating at the reception. Made from vinyl, they recover from spilt bubbles or muddy footprints with a quick wipe down.
Get in touch with Outdoor Beanbag Hire so your guests can enjoy your ceremony in comfort.