Testimonials

 

Shobha,

I just wanted to say a humungous, gigantic thank you for all of your help with planning the wedding. You were so lovely to work with and made everything so simple and stress free. You are amazing at your job, and I feel so lucky to have had your help!

Everything went absolutely perfectly, and all of the other businesses included in your package (Kristy, Shelley, Sarah etc) did a beautiful job - you run a brilliant business and only work with the best! Thank you again for all of your help!!!

Brigette & Thomas - 6/8/2016

 


 

Shobha,

Thank you Shobha!

I didn’t think it would be easy planning a destination wedding in Port Douglas, however…….I have to say Shobha you took the stress and hardship right out of it. The Vendors you recommended to us all did a fantastic job. The bouquets & buttonholes were exquisite. I was also blown away with the hair & make-up artist, she listened to what we wanted and made us look amazing and Rob from Port Douglas Wedding Photography was not only knowledgeable about the local area as we were guided by him as to where we would do our location shots but the photos he took, were beyond breathtaking.

I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to have a wedding in Port Douglas, the chapel itself is set in such a picturesque location looking out on to the water. The celebrant Rosina was up-most professional and took control of the ceremony and was an absolute pleasure to deal with also.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you all and look forward to coming back and visiting Port Douglas and you soon.

Thanks for everything!

Clayton & Anna O'Keefe - 16/4/2016

 


 

Shobha,

Port Douglas Weddings provided such a personalised service to us for our wedding on August 8th 2015, a special mention to Shobha in all her support and organisation in the lead up to the day. She really took the stress out of the planning and ensured everything ran smoothly on the day.

It was just a perfect venue and chapel and cannot recommend it enough for a destination wedding location! Thank you for making our wedding ceremony a truly magical and special day ! 

Scott & Rachel - 8/8/2015

 


 

Shobha,

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. It truly was an absolutely amazing wedding day.

From the ease of booking to the execution of the ceremony I knew we were in good hands. Your team does an amazing job and we couldn't be happier that we chose the chapel and Port Douglas as the scenery for our celebration. Please pass on our thanks to your wonderful vendors, they made planning a destination wedding a breeze.

We can't recommend your services enough, and our guests were pretty amazed by the chapel.

Thanks again.

Mr & Mrs Gibson - 1/5/2015

 


 

Hi Shobha,

A very quick thank you email before we depart on our honeymoon to the USA.

Saturday was absolutely perfect - we could not have wished for anything better. You are extremely talented in what you do and without all your help and advice along the way it would have been nothing close to what eventuated. Our guests have repeatedly said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to and you deserve all the credit for that. The professionalism of everyone we dealt with was terrific yet everyone was so very friendly and jovial that it created a beautiful atmosphere.

When you next speak to Rob can you please pass on our regards and thanks - he did a great job and we cannot wait to see the videos! That will be a keepsake that all of us will enjoy. Thank you so much for creating such an amazing day - we could not be happier.

Thanks Shobha.

With love from Claire & Ben - 23/08/2014

 


Hi Shobha,

I have been meaning to drop a note to you for ages and I cannot believe a month has passed us by!!

What a great day and how wonderful the chapel (and you guys) were.

Thanks so much for all your help to make the day so special! You were absolutely fantastic arranging everything and totally kept brizezilla at bay!

Thanks again for everything.

Chris & Maria - 22/08/2014

 


 

Hi Shobha,

Thank you so much for your email and thanks again for the congratulations. We truly had the most perfect day & have memories we'll cherish forever.

Ever since I first laid eyes on St. Mary's chapel as a backpacker about 13 years ago it has been my dream location & I cannot thank you enough for helping to make that dream possible.  From our first contact through to the day itself you have been amazing and I have recommended your services to anyone that will listen!

Thanks again,

Kelly & Bryan - 08/08/2014

 


Hi Shobha & Michelle,

We wanted to start by saying what a beautiful venue St Mary's by the Sea is. We had so many positive comments from our guests about the chapel and the beautiful location also. We could not have picked a more amazing location to get married!

A very big thank you to you Shobha, for helping us plan our ceremony right from the beginning - everything went exactly to plan! All of the businesses you recommend for photography, videography, hair, make-up and flowers were also all amazing - we were so impressed! A big thank you to you also Michelle, for ensuring the day ran smoothly - which is did!

Again, thank you both very, very much! Everything went perfectly and it was as a result of your assistance!

James & Sarah - 24/6/2013

 


 Hi Shobha,

Sorry for my delayed reply, I was so busy end of last week getting everything ready for our party. The party was such a success, everyone went absolutely NUTS when we showed the wedding DVD! It was such a fantastic night.

I can't tell you how THRILLED we were Jacky & Rob's photos and video. I adored the photos, they were more fabulous than I could ever imagine.The sun and the soft colours - we were really blown away! And the DVD was exactly what we'd pictured in our minds, only 100 times better! We loved it and have watched it so many times since it arrived. I have recommended you guys to about 25 people already and will continue to do so as you've been so fantastic to deal with. We have loved the whole experience and are still on a high!

Thanks again for everything Shobha

Alyssia & Matt - 2/7/13

 


 Hi Shobha,

Thank you so much for your warm wishes and for everything you did in organising our wedding. Everything was perfect and we loved every minute. We were also stress free thanks to your organisation.

Paul loved his surprise and will talk about the bagpiper for a very long time! The weather has been very kind to us, as has everyone in Port Douglas. We can't wait to get the photo's, Jacky was great as was Clive. The minister Barry was also great keeping us calm & focused!

In all we had a wonderful experience and we thank you sincerely.

Leanne & Paul - 12/3/2013

 


 Hi Shobha,

I wanted to say the most enormous thank you to you and all of your team for all of your hard work that went in to making our wedding day the most wonderful day of our lives. Everything was beautiful and perfect, and we couldn't have asked for a better day in any way. Shobha, you have been amazing from the very start, answering all of my questions and putting me in touch with the very best people to help me with my special day. The make up girls (Stacey and Holly) were so fantastic and friendly, our flowers were absolutely gorgeous and our guests have not stopped commenting on our delicious cake! Not to mention our lovely photographer Jacky and lovely videographer Rob who did an incredible job from start to finish and by the end felt just like part of the family. I can't wait to see the results of all of their hard work!
 
I really can't express enough gratitude for all of your help and hard work, but i hope you know how much we appreciate you helping to create our perfect wedding day and giving us a day that will always bring a smile to my face in all of the years to come. Thank you, thank you, thankyou!

Steph & Shannon - 4/11/2012

 


 

Dear Shobha,

We cannot thank you enough for all of your help and effort with the planning of our wedding on September 12, 2012. It made our experience and special day a lot easier, so thankyou. We look forward to re-visiting beautiful Port Douglas very soon.

Justin & Michelle - 12/9/2012

 


Dear Shobha,

We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our day on 12/1/12 so special and perfect in every way, we wouldn't have changed a thing and please could you pass on our thanks and best wishes to Rob & Kate, the photos and DVD are amazing and I don't think we have watched the DVD yet without crying.

Thanks once again Shobha and if you want to use any of our comments for your reviews feel free, we would recommend Port Douglas weddings to everyone.

Paula & Mark - 12/1/2012

 


 

Hi Shobha,

Duncan and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and Port Douglas weddings. From our perspective the day was absolutely perfect, and this is in no small way thanks to you. From the meeting earlier on last year, through to the post ceremony drinks everything ran incredibly smoothly. So once again thank you!

Duncan & Sujata - 21/1/2012

 


Dear Shobha & Jacky,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day so incredible and special! Your organisation, advice and helpfulness made the lead up to our wedding so easy and stress free (especially when living interstate!).

Your beautiful and easygoing personalities made you wonderful to deal with, both in the time before our wedding and on the day. We can honestly say that absolutely everything went 100% perfectly on the day and this was due to your fantastic planning and expertise. We could not have asked for better people to deal with and would recommend you to anyone who is thinking of planning a wedding in Port Douglas. Thank you again for making our wedding the most amazing and memorable day!

We cant wait to see the photos as Jacky's local knowledge of the amazing locations was brilliant!

 Lucy & Dave 1/10/11


Dear Shobha,

A special thanks for all the hard work you did in organising our wedding!

You made the whole process so easy and we couldn't fault anything, the day was perfect! The church looked beautiful, our hair & make-up lady was amazing, and the driver we had for our cars was great fun.

Jacky our photographer was fantastic, she made everyone feel at ease and the photo's are beautiful. Kate our videographer was lovely and we are so happy that she has captured our day so perfectly.

So thank you again for making our day so special. Could you please ensure that our thanks are passed on to everyone involved as we are very grateful for the hard work they put in.

Matt & Kym - 1/7/2011

 


 Hi Shobha,

Thank you for your email and yes, we are back to reality with a bump! We have only been home for 5 days but the wedding already feels like such a long time ago!

From both Adam and myself, we want to thank you for all of your assistance in coordinating our wedding at St Mary's. The wedding was even better than we could imagined, set in such a gorgeous venue and surrounds and was the relaxed, informal and stress-free wedding that we wanted ... our perfect day! You have been wonderful to work with - your help, incredibly quick responses to our many questions and patience was really appreciated. Organising a wedding from the other side of the country and by email / internet surely should not have run so smoothly, and this was all thanks to you!!

Could we also pass on our thanks to Jacky and Rob. We have been a part of so many weddings where the photographer seemed to dominate the day and really appreciated the relaxed and friendly approach to recording our special day, we hardly noticed them!! Kay was absolutely wonderful and all of the other people who assisted us on the day. 

We will be singing your praises to anyone who is looking for a tropical wedding - HUGE thanks again.

Best Wishes

Emma & Adam 29/12/10


Dear Shobha,

Doesn't time fly? We've been home in Melbourne for over a week now but it still feels like the wedding was just yesterday (oh so cliche / it really does!!). The day was a smashing success, with such a big blue sky all day and twinkling stars to dance the night away. We were so very happy with your service from our initial enquiry (over 18 months ago!!) right through to when we dropped in to collect our odds and ends on the Saturday. You were always the fastest at replying to our many emails and we knew all along that everything to do with the ceremony would be seamless thanks to you.


Your continued professionalism every step of the way is truly an asset to Port Douglas Weddings, they are very fortunate to have you!
 
We'll definitely be recommending your services to anyone who asks (and anyone who will listen) and we would be very happy to be referees for any of your prospective clients.
 
All the very best
 

Travis & Christie (18/6/10)


Hi Shobha, Jacky & Jeanine,

Sorry for the delay in reply! We wanted to say a very big thankyou for helping us out on our wedding day. You made what seemed like a daunting task, easy and stress free. From the lead up to the actual day, you calmed all our nerves and allowed us to enjoy every moment of the day.  Shobha was excellent in returning emails and answering questions, which made us feel reassured that we were in very good hands.  Jason and I had an amazing day and we can not thankyou you enough for the huge effort you put into our wedding.  


We would highly recommend your services to anyone thinking about getting married "Up North".
 
We would like to wish everyone at Port Douglas Weddings a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.
 
Thank you again, and take care
 

Samantha and Jason Shackleton (31/10/09)


Hi Shobha,

Where do I begin? Thank you for all of your efforts in making our wedding day so special. Every detail was looked after and nothing was ever too much trouble. 

All of our guests commented on your professionalism and they couldn't have been more correct - it has been such a pleasure dealing with Port Douglas Weddings. So many people would say to us - 'it must be so hard planning a wedding from far away', but that couldn't be further from the truth. You made our planning so easy and we truly appreciate it.

We cannot recommend Port Douglas Weddings highly enough, you are a fantastic team and have made our wedding day so special.

Kind Regards

Mathew & Courtney Williamson (3/4/2010)

 


Hi Shobha, Jacky and Rob
 
Thank you so much for the email and best wishes - we didn't get a chance to see you after the ceremony - it was a whirlwind!  We had the best day of our lives - the ceremony was by far the highlight.   Shobha - you were amazing.   Thank you soooooooo much for all that you did from fluffing the veil to the ringing of the church bells. And also putting the flowers on the boys suits!!!   A proper thank you will be in the mail when we get back from our honeymoon and we will be sure to send you some photos too.
 
Lots of love

Jane & Jonesy

 


I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all the poeple that helped make our wedding day so AMAZING'
everything looked absolutely amazing and everything ran so smoothly
You had done everything exactly how we had imagined. it was beautiful..
We couldnt have asked for a better day, a better ceremony or group of people to make it happen
 
thank you so much for making our day better thank we could have hoped
 
Thank you Thank you Thank you

From The Newest Mr and Mrs TAYLOR!!!

 


Hello Jacky and Shobha
 
I want to thank you both so very much for everyhting that you have done for us on our wedding day and the months up to it. All the little reminders that you have sent to me was great. The church looked beautiful and the day was too. It could'nt have worked out better. I have recieved our photos and they look amazing. I was so pleased with all the different spots that you took us to. Aj Hackett had a beautiful setting aswell and that too went smoothly. The whole day kinda went right before our eyes, everything happened so quickly so to have a photographer is a must. Thanks so much again. I love my photos. hehe
 
Cheers to you both for everything

From Mrs and Mr Jenner

 


Hi Shobha,
Thanks very much for you help in arranging our wedding, we had the most fantastic time! Neither of us could have dreamt of a better day, we are very great full for the professionalism in which the event was carried out - we could not recommend you highly enough.

Thanks again for your time and effort, Jacky & Rob included,

Heidi & Michael


I want to say a million thank yous to Jacky, Shobha and Rob for making our wedding day better than we could have dreamed of.

It was amazing and exciting and the staff we exceptionally organised and above all professional. They made our planning of the day a breeze and we wouldn't have had our day any other away ... 
 
Thanks again - you are the best and made our day.
 

Lorraine & Brett (15/4/2010)

 


Hi Shobha,

We really want to thank you all so much for all your support with our wedding last Saturday. The entire day was absolutely perfect and you all played vital parts in making our vision of it come true. The location, weather, guest size, chapel, ceremony, photographs, flute playing, wedding cake and reception were beyond excellent and we were thrilled with every element.

Shobha, your constant support and optimism meant alot to us during the build up to the wedding - thank you!
So an enormous thank you to you all. You all do such an amazing job and we so appreciate your special part in our very special day.  You all enabled us to have our dream wedding and more importantly to provide such fantastic memories for us and our family for many years to come.

Kind regards and hugs,

Janelle & Matt Jacobsen

 


Thanks Shobha,

Dealing with your company really was exceptional - your reputation in particular is quite prolific it would seem, and everyone we spoke to agreed that you're "a real professional".

Thankyou for making everything so easy - the chapel was a real delight, our guests loved it, and while I was quite hot and bothered at the alter (might have had something to do with the nerves and veil however!), all our guests said they remained very cool and comfortable.

We've had such a memorable, fun-filled week, and thankyou for your involvement.

Warm Regards,

Kristy Fraser-Kirk (nee Miller)

 


Hi Shobha, Jacky & Rob,

A massive thank you to all of you!  We received the photos and DVDs yesterday and I can only say that they are nothing short of brilliant!
 
Both Ben and I really appreciate everything you did for us and the photos and DVDs have certainly exceeded our expectations.  We watched it together last night and it was just like being there again.  I went to show my parents and they had a big cry watching it and looking at the photos.  I've shown everyone at work today and they're all massively impressed too.  So that's all I'll be doing now - no one's safe, I'll be showing anyone I come across!
 
The quality of the photos is brilliant and after being so impressed with all my friend's photos, I didn't expect such a difference but top notch job there Rob!  
 
And I love what you did with the music on the DVD, it is just perfectly done.  The helicopter pictures are great and one of my favourites is a picture of our hands holding in the helicopter, excellent detail there!
 
So again and again, thank you all soooo much for getting us through this - we're happier than ever!
 

Justine & Ben

 


Hi Shobha
 
I would like to say a massive thank you to you and Port Douglas Weddings for making our special day truly unforgetable.  You were amazing to work with and really made our wedding day everything and more, thanks so much, it was brilliant.
 
Thanks again Shobha for everything.

Thanks
 
Michelle (and Ben)


 
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