Taking the Plunge Down Under

With destination weddings now all the rage, one Austrian couple have recently upped the ante, by travelling halfway around the world to Cairns, Australia to say their “I dos”.

Deciding to take the plunge in more ways than one, Eva and Christoph Langer chose the Sunlover Moore Reef Marine Base at the outer Great Barrier Reef as their unique wedding venue – complete with a green sea turtle as photo bomber.

The internationally-recognised ceremony was an intimate affair officiated by Cairns wedding celebrant Eve Prince on the upper sundeck, with Sunlover Captain Chris Todd and Sunlover Tour Specialist Tan Barrie as witnesses.

After a seafood lunch and their first dance together as husband and wife, Eva and Christoph were given a tuxedo dive suit, flowers and veil before heading off on their first dive together as a married couple.

The couple have described their special day as an unforgettable experience. “We chose to get married on the Great Barrier Reef because we were looking for a really special location far from the crowds,” they said. “Everyone was really helpful and shared in our excitement so I would recommend others get married on the Great Barrier Reef, especially if they can celebrate with a turtle.”

Following their dream wedding day, the couple chose to extend their stay on the Marine Base, spending their wedding night under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef with Sunlover by Starlight. Here they had the opportunity to snorkel after the crowds had departed then relax with a drink and a delicious Aussie barbecue while later enjoying an epic reef sunset in one of the newly available deluxe two-person swags.

After waking up to an equally impressive tropical sunrise, the couple spent the day enjoying a private snorkelling and glass-bottom boat tour with marine experts to exclusive areas of Moore Reef, before the day guests arrived on Sunlover Reef Cruises.

For more information on how the professional team at Sunlover can help plan your unique wedding experience, contact us today.