Meet our design team

Vanessa Bye is the creative director of I Do Events Whitsundays. Originally a photographer and wedding co-ordinator on Hamilton Island, Vanessa started I Do Events when she saw an opportunity to create a new decoration and co-ordination service for couples who were getting married in Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. From humble beginnings in her garage at home with her dog Mishka, to a thriving office with extravagant showroom and half a dozen staff, Vanessa loves what she does, and loves making every individual couples’ wedding day, just perfect. And Mishka sometimes visits the office too.


Meet the I Do Events Whitsundays team

Clockwise from left: Jess, Nikki, Joyce, Belinda, Christina, Katrina, Vanessa (centre).

Jess is the Wedding Co-Ordinator specialising in Déjà vu and eloping wedding co-ordination. Jess is likely to be your first point of contact and is the one to talk to regarding the styling of your day. From America, Jess fell in love with a Kiwi sailor while working on the Great Barrier Reef (a typical Airlie Beach story) and has taken to the wedding co-ordination role like a duck to water. While you won’t ever see Jess stressed, you can’t miss her 1000 watt smile.


Belinda takes on roles of both office manager and stylist. Belinda is the busy bee who ensures your decorations get to where they need to be, that staff are trained in all aspects of your set-up, and who controls the banking at the end of the week (we are all VERY nice to Belinda).


Katrina and Joyce look after the decoration warehouse and set up weddings on location. Katrina loves pink and is getting married soon herself, so keep an eye out for some hot pink wedding heels for her! Joyce is our sweet Dutch girl who loves animals. When she’s not setting up weddings in all corners of the Whitsundays (something she never would have believed she was doing if you’d asked her 2 years ago!) she’s at home in Bowen with her menagerie of animals.


Nikki and Christina are location decorators, slightly obsessive compulsive, and with a keen eye for detail. Nikki was a bride of I Do Events Whitsundays and loved it so much that she became the unofficial wedding planner for her entire circle of family and friends until she realised she’d better start doing it for a living. Christina sometimes posts on our Facebook page and spends a lot of time poring over our website and blog posts and drooling over all the dreamy wedding photos on there.


We look forward to meeting you!


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