DREAM DATE: Hannah and Jacob Weir pose on Pumpkin Island, where one lucky couple will win the wedding of their dreams and enjoy being exclusive weekend guests. It’s a far cry from the venue’s XXXX Island (inset) days.
DREAM DATE: Hannah and Jacob Weir pose on Pumpkin Island, where one lucky couple will win the wedding of their dreams and enjoy being exclusive weekend guests. It’s a far cry from the venue’s XXXX Island (inset) days. Contributed

Pumpkin Island’s big change from boys retreat to brides expo

IT'S going from being a bloke's paradise to a romantic heaven with a $40,000 wedding prize up for grabs.

Pumpkin Island, which has just finished its stint as XXXX Island, will be the venue for a $40,000 wedding prize competition which was unveiled at yesterday's CQ Bridal Expo in Rockhampton.

Spokesperson Laurie Smith said the initiative involved more than a dozen of the Capricorn Coast's most sought-after wedding suppliers combining their talents and services.

"Imagine, if you will, saying your 'I do's' while overlooking the crystal Barrier Reef waters, while 28 of your closest friends and family members sink their toes into the white sand and enjoy being exclusive weekend guests at Pumpkin Island, one of Australia's best-kept secrets," Laurie said.

The prize includes return airport transfers from Rockhampton Airport to Keppel Bay Marina, boat transfers to Pumpkin Island, a helicopter transfer for the bride and groom, professional photography and videography services, couture styling, catering, a professional wedding planner, a cake artist, wedding favours, matching his and her embroidered robes, reception entertainment, and a bridal bouquet.

For a full list of entry requirements and details, terms and conditions, as well as vendors and contact information, interested couples are asked to visit southerngreatbarrierreefwedding.com.



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