While Aussie billionaire James Packer only popped the question to his diva fiancée Mariah Carey last week, there are reports that she’s ALREADY planning her wedding… and it could be held at a luxury Australian resort!

According to The Daily Mail, the two are planning on a destination wedding at a private retreat on Hayman Island near the Great Barrier Reef.

The publication quotes a source as saying: “‘It’s an absolutely stunning spot and they plan on using one of James’ private planes to shuttle their guests in,’ says a source. ‘It will be an amazing party.”

The One&Only Resort on Hayman Island is the closest resort in the Whitsundays to the outer barrier reef – including the famous heart shaped reef.

It’s a popular spot for destination weddings in Australia, and if the Carey/Packer nuptials go ahead there, it will be one of the biggest wedding bashes of the year down under.

Check out these pictures of the resort:


Image credit: Flickr/Bevis Chin


Image credit: Flickr/Bevis Chin


Image credit: Flickr/Bevis Chin

Meanwhile, it’s also being reported that Mariah has been planning this wedding for MONTHS – long before James proposed!

A source has also claimed the singer has had at least four designers working on gowns for her since contacting them four months ago.

One of the gowns is reportedly being designed by a 17-year-old fashion student named Sabrina DeSage, who has designed a couture gown featuring butterflies – one of Mariah’s fashion symbols.

“Sabrina is an incredibly talented designer despite her age,” an insider told The Daily Mail. “She comes from a very well to-do family and her mother Debra knows James Packer socially… Sabrina’s design has hundreds of gold butterflies, all sewn with 14-karat gold thread, flowing down the back of the silk gown and through the train. It’s going to be absolutely stunning.”


Whether or not the gown ends up being Mariah’s remains to be seen, but at the very least it’s a sweet, sweet fantasy!

Top Image credit: “MariahGMA” by SKS2K6 – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons