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IN THIS ISSUE

FEATURED BUSINESSES

59

FM FORMAL WEAR

59

FREY + WILDE DESIGN

27

BASSLINE STUDIOS BAND

64

GENENE DEAKIN - MARRY ME

2

BEAUTIFUL SMILES

64

KATHY H HAIR

39

BELESTE DANCE

64

LIAM GRIFFIN MUSIC

20

BILLY J BOUTIQUE

65

LILLICREEK FLORALS

18

FIONA K PHOTOGRAPHY

65

LISA BRERETON CELEBRANT

28

HEMINGWAY’S BREWERY

65

LITTLE EVENT BOUTIQUE

37

HIGH CHURCH

40

LE SANS SOUCI

39

MONTVILLE COUNTRY CABINS

127

MUD SHACK AT MUDJIMBA BEACH

8

SANDSTONE POINT HOTEL

17

STRADBROKE ISLAND HOLIDAYS

29

SUZANNE RILEY MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

10

TENNYSON’S GARDEN AT THE BRISBANE GOLF CLUB

7

THE CHAPEL MONTVILLE AND RECEPTION

30

THE GREEK CLUB

9

VILLA BOTANICA

19

VINTAGE ON TAP

6

WHEELS TO WEDDINGS

BUSINESS PROFILES 53

AMBER GILLAM CELEBRANT

53

BE BEAUTIFUL - MAKEUP, HAIR & BEAUTY

53

BESPOKE BROWS BRISBANE

54

BLACKBIRD PRIVATE DINING & EVENTS

54

BOOTH CHIC BRISBANE

54

CAKE ABOUT

55

CELEBRANT CHIC BRISBANE

55

CELEBRATED MOMENTS

55

CURVE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

56

DAN FORD CELEBRANT

56

DRAYHORSE SHIRES

56

DRIFTWOOD BLUE FLORAL EVENTS

57

ECO CONFETTI

57

EDWINA KATE PHOTOGRAPHY

57

ELOPEMENTS NOOSA

58

ERIN DELAHUNTY MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLIST

58

EVERNEW STUDIO

58

EXECUTIVE RETREATS

59

FIRST CLASS PET WEDDING ASSISTANTS

66 LOOBYLOU 66

LORRAINE WRIGHT - THE WRIGHT CELEBRANT

66

LUMIERE EVENTS + CULINARY STUDIO

67

MAGIC MOMENTS BY MICHELE

67

MAKEUP BY MIRANDA

67

MALENY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

68 MANSWAG 68

MARRY ME ADAM

68

MEMORABLE MEMORIES

69

MICHAEL JANZ CELEBRANT

69

MIDNIGHT GROOVE

69 MONTRACHET 70

NIQUE JEWELLERY

70

NOOSA WEDDING ORGANISATION

70

RAINBOW WEDDINGS QLD

74

RAW DESIGN MEDIA

74

RED SEVEN GROUP ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES

74

ROARING TWENTIES VINTAGE CAR HIRE

75

ROD NOENDENG PHOTOGRAPHY

75

RUTH VOYSEY MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

75

SAILS RESTAURANT NOOSA

76

SIMPLY DIVINE OCCASIONS

76

SO ROSIE PHOTOGRAPHY

76

SOMMER SAUNDER CELEBRANCY

77

SONS OF NAPOLI

77

STAMFORD PLAZA BRISBANE

77

STARFIRE DIAMOND JEWELLERY

78

STELLAR HIRE

78

SUGAR ROSE TEA PARTY HIRE

78

THE FLOWER FACTORY

79

THE PAVILIONS

79

THE PROP HOUSE

79

TWO LITTLE CUPCAKES

80

TWO WILD HEARTS PHOTOGRAPHY

80

WEDDING DANCE DIVA

80

WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY

81

ZIVA WEDDING DRESSES


IN THIS ISSUE

FEATURED COUPLES

FEATURES

11

MADELEINE & JESSE - FRONT COVER COUPLE

38

SAME SAME WEDDINGS EXPO - BRISBANE

KOOKABURRA SHOWBOAT CRUISES

NEVERLAND MOVEMENT

47

THE BEAUTY OF LOVE

DARB BRIDAL COUTURE

21

SARAH & JAKE

REDKI COUTURE JEWELLERY

BILLY J BOUTIQUE 60

QUEENSLAND CHARM

31

CHRISTINA & MICHAEL

AFON GLYN ESTATE

DJ BECKS

NIQUE JEWELLERY

SO ROSIE PHOTOGRAPHY

THE GREEK CLUB

71

WILD SPIRITS

MEMORABLE MEMORIES

41

LAURA & CHRIS

LE SANS SOUCI

81

STARLIGHT’S WEDDING FAVOURS

52

JORDAN & BRI

94

LA VIE EN ROSE

82

SCOTT & KEITH

110

HAZY DAYS

EVIE’S CELEBRANCY SERVICES

WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY

117

AUSTRALIAN WEDDING BLANKET

88

KATE & STEPH

124

SUMMER LAND BOHO ROMANCE

BENT FILM CO

KATE DAWES FLOWER DESIGN

126

PLANNING THE ULTIMATE HENS PARTY

MR A TAYLOR

WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY

97

DOMINIQUE & BEN

THE SECRET BRIDESMAID

THREE PEONIES PHOTOGRAPHY

103

ANNETTE & NICK

ALYSIA BRIDGER EVENTS

BLACKBIRD BAR & GRILL

HONEYTUB WEDDING HIRE

SIENA LARSSON

THE BLOSSOM TREE

112

NATASHA & MATHILDE

TWO WILD HEARTS

118

RACHEL & ZAC

SJ CELEBRATIONS

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Congratulations MADELEINE & JESSE 22 June 2019, Brisbane QLD

MADELEINE THORNTON AND JESSE STIRLING MET IN 2015. “I HAD TRAVELLED TO BUNDABERG FROM SYDNEY WITH FRIENDS FOR A CAMPING TRIP. JESSE WAS THERE WITH SOME MUTUAL FRIENDS AND I NOTICED HIM RIGHT AWAY. OUR FIRST DATE TOOK PLACE THAT WEEKEND, ON VALENTINE’S DAY NO LESS, AT A BEACH WHERE WE WATCHED BABY TURTLES HATCH AND CRAWL OUT TO SEA.”


“For the most part we had a long-distance relationship. I moved to the UK while Jesse moved to Japan. When we both returned to Australia, we lived in separate states. Throughout this time we wrote letters to each other. Jesse loves to write, and while we lived apart he was secretly working on a novel, an adventurous tale involving pirates, treasure, and two characters that strongly resembled each of us. On my 24th birthday, he gifted the novel to me, which I devoured in three days, and at the end of the book he had crafted the final sentence ‘Will you marry me?’ into the story. We were together as I read those final words, so then he pulled out a ring. It was unbelievable.”


“My amazing mum is an interior designer and channelled her creative passions into designing the most perfect wedding. Our reception was on the Kookaburra Showboat, an old paddle steamer with a vintage feel. It has beautiful interior wood panels which we decided to work with, taking

inspiration

f rom

the

extravagant galas of the 1920-1930’s, like what is depicted in the Great Gatsby and Downton Abbey. We were married in winter, so steered away from summer florals and opted for hardier blooms including beautiful brown

magnolia

leaves

which

complemented the interior tones. We added whimsical golds and light pinks in the table settings to offset the heavy colours. It was all so perfect!”


“The whole day was magical, but we loved the quiet moments of downtime where we could soak in what was happening. We had our ceremony in the morning, the reception in the evening and lunch with our immediate families at Gianni’s Kitchen at Newstead. Our waiter brought out a tablecloth for a makeshift apron to cover my dress and the pizza was great! Taking photos at New Farm Park was a highlight. It was a perfect Brisbane winter’s day, blue skies and 22 degrees. The park was bustling with families and as we walked along the water past them, they all started clapping and cheering. It was a ‘Mexican wave of congratulations’ and we felt like royalty. We loved having our reception on the showboat and our friends still tell us it was the best wedding they’ve been to. The food was delicious and ready as soon as our guests arrived, and since the boat travels up and down the Brisbane river, it was a perfect way for interstate visitors to experience the city.”


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to focus on where you’ll get most bang for your buck. Think about what you will remember when you look back at your photos. Other than that, don’t stress about getting everything perfect. Once I had locked in a venue and found a dress, the rest of the details fell into place. Friends and family can help with making desserts or doing your hair if you can’t afford all the extra costs. Ultimately, the most important thing is to enjoy the time with your fiancé, thinking about your future. Don’t get so swept up in the buzz of planning a wedding that you forget to plan your marriage.” “We went to Hamilton Island for our honeymoon. Neither of us had been there so it was a real treat. Our favourite part was driving the golf buggies up and down the island and enjoying the ultra dark chocolate gelato.”


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Stradbroke Is land AN AN IDYLLIC IDYLLIC SETTING SETTING TO SAY ‘I TO SAY ‘I DO’ DO’

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Imagine a wedding venue where you Imagine a wedding venue where you can choose from a backdrop of rugged can choose from a backdrop of rugged headlands, perfect white sandy beaches headlands, perfect white sandy beaches or stunning seascape views. North or stunning seascape views. North Stradbroke Island is located only 1 hour Stradbroke Island is located only 1 hour from the Gold Coast and 45 minutes from the Gold Coast and 45 minutes from Brisbane, and it offers a variety from Brisbane, and it offers a variety of different ceremony and reception of different ceremony and reception venues, not to mention a myriad of venues, not to mention a myriad of unique and stunning locations to have unique and stunning locations to have your photos taken! your photos taken! Straddie has something for everyone Straddie has something for everyone when it comes to planning your wedding. when it comes to planning your wedding. Whether you’d like an intimate ceremony Whether you’d like an intimate ceremony with a small group of friends and family with a small group of friends and family or a lavish wedding with the lot, Straddie or a lavish wedding with the lot, Straddie

has it covered – and the best part is has it covered – and the best part is that you can organise everything you that you can organise everything you need locally! need locally! From catering and decorating to From catering and decorating to celebrants and photographers, celebrants and photographers, everything is available on the island. everything is available on the island. There are some wonderfully creative and There are some wonderfully creative and talented local professionals who would talented local professionals who would be more than happy to help you with as be more than happy to help you with as much or as little of your wedding as you much or as little of your wedding as you would like. would like. The opportunity to be married at a The opportunity to be married at a beach location as stunning as Straddie beach location as stunning as Straddie will provide a unique and individual will provide a unique and individual experience for both the wedding party experience for both the wedding party and your guests. and your guests.

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Congratulations SARAH & JAKE 10 December 2019, Townsville QLD

SARAH GAGE AND JAKE MINCHIO MET WHILE THEY WERE IN SCHOOL. “WE WERE NEVER FRIENDS AS WE WERE IN DIFFERENT GRADES. IT WASN’T UNTIL WE WERE BOTH SERVING IN THE SAME CHURCH THAT WE REALLY BECAME CLOSE AND HE TOTALLY WON ME OVER WITH HIS HUMOUR.”


“The proposal was absolutely perfect. Jake surprised me after work. He picked me up and took me over to Magnetic Island. A yacht was waiting for us at the beach with wine, music and a platter all set up. After sitting down and talking for a while, Jake asked if we could take some photos at the front of the boat. He asked to do the ‘Titanic pose’ and I genuinely thought he was being so lame, but after we took the photo I turned around to see him on one knee and he proposed.”


“The wedding theme was Modern Boho. Jake’s best man delivered the greatest wedding speech I’ve ever heard. Having burgers and fries was the best idea for wedding food and we had literally all of our favourite people in the room. It was such a special night.”


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is don’t let anyone tell you to settle, change anything or invite people you don’t want to. It’s your day, so you get to make the decisions. Also go local! We had so many amazing businesses and friends who did so much for our wedding. We honeymooned in New Zealand”


SARAH & JAKE’S WEDDING CREW Bridesmaids Dresses

BILLY J BOUTIQUE https://billyj.com.au/collections/evening-dresses customerservice@billyj.com.au Accessories Pandora Attire Karen Willis Holmes - Dress Yd - Suits Made With Love - Veil Cake Cakes on Carthew Catering The Happy Kitchen Food Truck Ceremony Mercure Townsville Florals Bec Ross Hair Hollie Crane Hire and Styling ECE Events and Bec Ross Makeup Andrea Pascual MUA Marriage Celebrant Matthew Pappas Photography Through Their Eyes Photography Reception Riverside Gardens Community Centre Stationery and Invitations Paperless Post Videography Matthew Minchio


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Congratulations CHRISTINA & MICHAEL 25 July 2020, Brisbane QLD

CHRISTINA DAVELIS AND MICHAEL STEENSON MET ONLINE. “OUR WEDDING THEME WAS CLASSICAL ELEGANCE. OUR HIGHLIGHTS WERE WALKING DOWN THE AISLE AND SHARING OUR VOWS.”


“Michael attempted to propose on our babymoon - a little romantic getaway. He had arranged a walk up to the summit of Bunya Mountains where he had planned to propose. Unfortunately I ruined his plans as I was heavily pregnant and the only thing on my mind was a chocolate cake and an orange juice at the little cafe alongside the bush walk entry. A 2-hour hike was not on my list of things I wanted to do! Michael did not give up and attempted to find the right moment, but things were not working out for him. It wasn’t until we had packed and left the cottage driving home when Michael pulled over. He got me out of the car, got down on one knee and said, ‘Will you marry me?’. It was a complete surprise, with a beautiful scenic view and no one in sight. I said ‘Yes!’ and that was that!”


“Planning your own wedding is stressful at the best of times. Add COVID-19 into the mix and I think you’re ready to give up on the idea of getting married in 2020. However, I don’t think we could have achieved such a perfect day without Victoria our Wedding Coordinator, Chelsea our Celebrant and Rosie our amazing Photographer! Chelsea was so delightful and created the perfect personalised ceremony for us. Without Rosie, I don’t think I could have gotten through the day! She helped me keep my cool and knew to capture

every

moment.

Victoria

coordinated all the changes with my suppliers and handled the COVID-19 restriction changes daily while ensuring the venue was styled to perfection. All my services were reliable, on time and professional. I was very lucky to have chosen such a great team! Everything ran smoothly and was better than we could have ever imagined.” 


“Due to all the flight and border restrictions, we had to wait until after the wedding to book our honeymoon. We are looking forward to two luxurious weeks in Port Douglas at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort.”


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Have your dream ceremony and reception together in one perfect place - Brisbane’s most unique wedding venue. “We recently held our wedding at High Church and it was absolutely amazing. Not only is the venue stunning, the staff were so helpful leading up to the event, and they created the most beautiful floral arrangements for the day. They allowed us to have our fur baby Rufus on site, which made the day even more special for me and my husband. We’d definitely recommend High Church to anyone looking for an informally formal wedding space!” - Stephanie R.

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Congratulations LAURA & CHRIS 26 September 2019, Toowoomba QLD

LAURA HENDERSON AND CHRIS GRIFFITHS WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER. “WE WERE IN VERY DIFFERENT FRIEND CIRCLES. CHRIS WAS INTO FOOTBALL AND PARTYING AND I WAS INTO BAND AND STUDYING. AFTER A FEW YEARS, I MOVED BACK TO BRISBANE AFTER COMPLETING MY RURAL TEACHING SERVICE AND THEN CHRIS QUICKLY SENT ME A MESSAGE ASKING ME TO GO ON A DATE. I ACTUALLY FORGOT HE MESSAGED ME AND HE BRAVELY MESSAGED ME AGAIN! I EVENTUALLY AGREED AND THE REST IS HISTORY.


“The proposal happened on a family holiday in Banff, Canada. The day after Christmas, we went to Lake Louise for a day trip. To be honest, I knew it was going to happen the whole time, Chris sucks at surprises! In true Australian style, we hear the word ‘lake’ and think a picnic lunch would be perfect, but not in Canada in the middle of winter when it’s -16 degrees. So, I had a backpack with wine and cheese and we decided to go for a walk along the edge of the lake (in knee-deep snow). We couldn’t find a table and chairs so we cleared the snow off what we thought was a tree stump and decided to warm ourselves up with wine and cheese. The problem was, we’re used to cheap, twist-top wine, this happened to be a fancy bottle with a cork…, and we were fresh out of corkscrews. By this point, I was colder than freezing and disappointed about the lack of wine. Then Chris unexpectedly asked me for my Pandora bracelet and said he had some charms that he didn’t give me yesterday (for Christmas). When he turned around, he had my engagement ring on the bracelet and began to get down on one knee, except he sunk almost up to his neck in snow and almost rolled down a 3-meter embankment. After he regained composure, he asked me to marry him, I wiped my tears away (which felt weird in -16 degree temperate) and said ‘yes’ without a second thought. We then ran back to the Fairmont, lied about being guests to the concierge and defrosted over a hot chocolate – name a more perfect engagement!


“We didn’t really have a theme in mind. I was heavily influenced by the floristry and wanted the gorgeous arrangements by Nadja from Le Sans Souci to be the WOW factor. The florals were complemented by hues of dusty pink, forest green and pickups of gold. Mum did a beautiful job of our deconstructed 3 tier cake with edible flowers. The groomsmen arrived in my dad’s vintage Ford Cobra. Apart from getting to marry my best friend, other highlights were the fireworks, the food and having all of our favourite people in one place! I think the one piece of advice we would pass on is to make the wedding about you! It is your big day so don’t be afraid to put your foot down sometimes. We had a mini-moon in the Barossa Valley, it was so much fun!”  


LAURA & CHRIS’ WEDDING CREW Florals and Styling

LE SANS SOUCI

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The Beauty of Love

Love and laughter filled the air for this romantic styled shoot in the rustic rooms of the historic Fort Lytton. Created to showcase the contrast of vintage furniture and beautiful flowers, the joy of balloons and celebrating marriage equality in Australia. Love is Love. The Beauty of Love. Serena and Monika were the perfect couple and shared a fun-filled day with a beautiful connection with plenty of laughter throughout the day. The set and flowers were beautifully created and styled by our talented photographer and floral stylist, Natasha Simpson from Dawn Photography. The ladies looked absolutely stunning with their three different looks of hair and makeup created by the talented Makeup by Stace. The breathtaking gowns by Darb Bridal and Goddess by Nature provided many ‘ahhh’ moments. The elegant custom-made jewellery and hairpieces by Redki Couture Jewellery completed the looks perfectly.


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DARB BRIDAL COUTURE https://darbbridalcouture.com.au info@darbbridalcouture.com.au


A Memorable Proposal JORDAN & BRI Shorncliffe Pier QLD

“It was late afternoon when we arrived at Shorncliffe Pier. The sun began to set and I thought the day could not have been more perfect. With COVID-19 causing everything to close and being unsure of how bad things were going to get, it made me so much more certain of what I was about to do. We walked to the end of the pier and I could see the beautiful setting arranged by Memorable Memories. Bri was completely unaware of what was happening. She went to walk past and I had to stop her and pull her back. I said, ‘This is for us’ and she replied, ‘What?’. Confused and unaware, I began with: ‘I know there are a lot of things going on in the world that I am unsure about and what’s going to happen but what I do know is that I have never been more sure about spending the rest of my life with you’. Then I got down on one knee and asked the woman of my dreams to ‘Marry Me’. Bri, in shock at first, said ‘no way’ with a massive smile as she was in disbelief and I said, ‘Probably not the best time to say no way’ and laughed before receiving a relieving ‘OMG YES!’ Meanwhile, So Rosie Photography had captured our special moment and we went on to have wonderful photoshoot after enjoying some Rose and soaking in the moment together!” Jordan www.memorablememories.com.au manager.memorablememories@gmail.com www.sorosiephotography.com.au rosie@sorosiephotography.com.au


AMBER GILLAM CELEBRANT

Brisbane Region and Sunshine Coast QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT I am a wedding tragic and just love a good ceremony - one that makes you laugh, brings a tear to your eye or has you gripping the hand of the person next to you. Let’s work together to make sure your ceremony does all that and more! 0436 294 279 ambergillamcelebrant@outlook.com www.ambergillamcelebrant.com.au

photo: Dawn Photography

BE BEAUTIFUL - MAKEUP, HAIR & BEAUTY 07 55766387 South-East QLD and Northern NSW

MAKEUP, HAIR AND BEAUTY At Be Beautiful we have an amazing professional team who are friendly, reliable and love to pamper our clients. Whether it’s in our boutique salon or mobile to your chosen location, Be Beautiful are able to cater for all your makeup, hair and beauty needs. No par ty is too big or too small, we look after all. 0424 414 374 bronwyn@be-beautiful.com.au www.be-beautiful.com.au

BESPOKE BROWS BRISBANE Brisbane QLD

BROW ARTIST Ever y bride deser ves beautiful, bespoke brows for her wedding day! Owner and ar tist, Jem, takes great pride in designing brows that complement her client’s features and believes that perfectly propor tioned, natural-looking brows are timeless. With multiple cer tifications from renowned national and international academies, Jem specialises in cosmetic eyebrow tattoos, precision sculpts, brow lamination, and henna brows to get you brow-ready for your big day. 0412 302 772 hello@bespokebrowsbrisbane.com.au www.bespokebrowsbrisbane.com.au


BLACKBIRD PRIVATE DINING & EVENTS Brisbane QLD

EVENT SPACE 2021 will undoubtedly be the year of love and your special day will be wor th the wait at Blackbird. Truly WOW your guests with Blackbird’s signature feasting menu, including 2 courses, canapes on arrival, 5 hour beverage package plus so much more for only $110 per person during Summer. Dates are filling fast, enquire today to secure your preferred date. 0477 008 252 events@ghanemgroup.com.au www.blackbirdbrisbane.com.au/weddings

photo: Two Blushing Pilgrims

BOOTH CHIC BRISBANE 07 55766387 Brisbane QLD

PHOTO BOOTH HIRE Sleek, sassy and fresh, all with that classic vintage charm we know and love. Meet our gorgeous open air photo booth, ‘Byron’, who delivers studio-quality images and lighting with her oh-so-CHIC beauty dish. Add our funky attendant, hip props, personalised photo strips and professional ser vice, and you have yourself your dream Booth booking. It’s all about you. Drop us a line - we’re nice! 0438 769 295 hello@boothchicbrisbane.com.au www.boothchicbrisbane.com.au

CAKE ABOUT

Mt Gravatt, Brisbane QLD

CAKES At Cake About we pride ourselves on our unique and diverse range of custom cakes. We love creating cakes to match your special occasion, be it bold colours, crazy designs, or a touch of elegance. All cakes are tailored to your theme and are baked using quality ingredients. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. We will work with you to make your cake dreams come true. enquiries@cakeabout.com.au www.cakeabout.com.au


CELEBRANT 07 55766387 CHIC BRISBANE Brisbane QLD

REGISTERED MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Well Hi! I’m Rowena and first let me say a great big congratulations to you both - what an exciting time! I love creating unique, engaging, modern Ceremonies for couples who are looking for a youthful, breath-of-fresh-air Celebrant. I get that your Ceremony needs to be all about you, delivered with a stylish vibrancy that really brings it to life and I would love to do this for you. 0438 769 295 hello@celebrantchicbrisbane.com.au https://www.celebrantchicbrisbane.com.au

CELEBRATED MOMENTS Brisbane and Surrounds QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT I deliver stylish, modern and fun ceremonies that connect with your guests. The most common comment I hear after a wedding is: “That was the best ceremony I have ever been to!” Looking for a personalised ceremony that is unique, fun, relaxed and memorable? Contact me, Krista Webb, Marriage Celebrant. 0417 626 791 krista@celebratedmoments.com.au www.celebratedmoments.com.au

photo: Evoke Studios

CURVE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 07 55766387 Stones Corner, Brisbane QLD

PLUS SIZE BRIDAL & FORMAL BOUTIQUE Brisbane’s only dedicated Cur ve and Plus Size wedding dress destination. Cur ve Bridal Boutique offers the most impressive collection of wedding dresses and formal attire. Many of our dresses are made in Australia using locally sourced materials from Australian designs. Visit our boutique to star t your bridal journey with hand picked designer gowns from across the globe. Our whole purpose is to provide a home for the modern cur vaceous bride. 07 3706 4202 info@curvebridalboutique.com www.curvebridalboutique.com

photo: Harmony from Banjo Loves Dixie


DAN FORD CELEBRANT

Sunshine Coast and Brisbane QLD

CELEBRANCY AND MC SERVICES “Our experience was one in a million, absolutely thrilled and couldn’t be happier with our wedding ceremony! Dan created and delivered a beautiful, meaningful and fun ceremony that had our guests enter tained as well as taken along our journey. Dan’s professionalism and charisma is the perfect combination for the perfect ceremony, He’s ver y talented and was a pleasure to deal with from star t to finish. Thanks Dan!” Mr and Mrs Phill & Sally Rolland 2020.

photo: Luke Middlemiss Photography

0402 289 961 hello@danfordcelebrant.com https://danfordcelebrant.com

DRAYHORSE SHIRES Maroon QLD

WEDDING CARRIAGES AND COBB & CO COACH Drayhorse Shires have a stunning range of wedding carriages which seat from 2 to 12 people. Choose from traditional, countr y or fair y-tale themed carriages (including our Cinderella carriage), a Cobb & Co coach or a Brewer y Dray pulled by a pair or team of 4 Shire horses. For an unforgettable entrance, why not call us today! 0476 199 826 info@drayhorseshires.com www.drayhorseshires.com

DRIFTWOOD BLUE FLORAL EVENTS Brisbane QLD

STYLING & FLORALS Creating bespoke and customised floral designs and styling! With our flexible and mobile design consultancy and ongoing ser vices together with our full set up and pack down ser vices, you’ll feel completely looked after up to and including your Wedding Day! 0414 757 190 sharon@driftwoodbluefloralevents.com.au https://driftwoodbluefloralevents.com.au

photo: Tara Howard Photography


ECO CONFETTI 07 55766387 Australia-wide

CONFETTI AND PETALS Australian-based Eco Confetti stocks venue-friendly, 100% biodegradable confetti and petals that are perfect for celebrating stylishly and sustainably. Our quality confetti and petals are light and fluffy to ensure the perfect flutter complements your once-in-a-lifetime photographs. Available in bulk, DIY or pre-assemble kits with all biodegradable accessories, we hope Eco Confetti enhances your special day with family and friends. Your exclusive 5% discount code: BRISWEDMAG. hello@ecoconfetti.com.au www.ecoconfetti.com.au

EDWINA KATE PHOTOGRAPHY Brisbane QLD

PHOTOGRAPHY Our culture is grounded in people, who we are and what we believe in. As experienced photographers documenting your special day, we work with you transforming ever y celebration into ever-lasting memories. We’re extremely passionate and inspired about what we do, taking ever y detail into consideration and delivering quality you deser ve. 0414 918 417 hello@edwinakate.com www.edwinakate.com

ELOPEMENTS NOOSA 07 55766387 Sunshine Coast QLD

WEDDING PLANNER (ELOPEMENTS & INTIMATE MICRO WEDDINGS) Elopements Noosa are a hear tfelt local team of professionals that specialise in creating stylish, intimate elopements and elegant micro weddings in stunning Noosa Heads. Danni and her team can’t wait to hear your love stor y and turn it into something magical, their sole purpose is to ensure you’ll walk away from your dream day feeling totally blown away. 0413 619 984 danni@elopementsnoosa.com www.elopementsnoosa.com

PHOTOGRAPHER @jodiemodricphotography FLORIST @bloomsofnoosa CELEBRANT @mr_noosa_celebrant PLANNING & STYLING @elopementsnoosa LOCATION Noosa Hinterland


ERIN DELAHUNTY MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLIST Brisbane QLD

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLIST Erin Delahunty specialises in professional, flawless Makeup and Hair styling for weddings and special occasions. As an experienced, published makeup and hair ar tist, Erin is able to create any look you desire from a natural, clean look through to elegant, sophisticated or high end glamour. 0413 632 661 erindmakeupandhair@gmail.com www.erindelahuntymakeupandhair.com

photo: Sunlit Studios

EVERNEW STUDIO Brisbane QLD

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM Established in 2013, Evernew is one of Queensland’s most sought-after studios for couples who want meaningful and timeless wedding photography. As an award winning studio, Evernew is devoted to their couples. Their purpose is to tell your stor y truthfully and soulfully. 0403 166 383 info@evernewstudio.com www.evernewstudio.com

EXECUTIVE RETREATS Port Douglas QLD

LUXURY HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION & WEDDING VENUES Executive Retreats are the destination specialists for wedding venues, ceremonies, receptions, honeymoons and holidays. Choose between absolute beachfront homes along the Tropical Nor th Queensland coast, exclusive homes and villas in Por t Douglas and luxur y Lifestyle Proper ties with gardens located on private acreages. Executive Retreats has the perfect wedding destination for you. 07 4098 1418 info@executiveretreats.com.au https://www.executiveretreats.com.au

photo: @maple_and_june


FIRST CLASS PET WEDDING ASSISTANTS Australia Wide

FURBABIES DATES! @pet_wedding_assistants will ensure your wedding day is PAWFECT! They’re seriously the best when it comes to pets, going above and beyond to make sure your furbaby is happy, looking WOOFTASTIC, ever ywhere they need to be on time and of course take WAY TOO MANY photos from their point of view! 1800 PET SIT or 0420 264 216 info@firstclasspetservices.com.au https://petweddingservices.co/ photo: @beherebenowphotography Winston - Bianca & Tim 25.10.19

FM FORMAL WEAR

Newport, Moreton Bay Region QLD

FORMAL WEAR FOR MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN FM Formal Wear is an online Formal Wear store, with viewings by appointment. If you are looking for Vests, we cater for both Men’s Cut and Ladies Cut. We also have a great selection of Shir ts and Braces, and one of Australia’s best ranges of Ties and Cufflinks. New in is our beautiful range of Bridesmaid Dresses from Goddess Gowns and a small selection of Bridal Accessories. 0424 748 208 fmformalwear@outlook.com www.fmformalwear.com.au

FREY + WILDE DESIGN 07 55766387 Brisbane and Surrounds QLD

BOUTIQUE WEDDING EVENT STYLING Brisbane based styling business, born and unear thed with the purpose of providing high quality yet authentic and rustic design, Frey + Wilde specialises in bringing your vision to fruition. Leonie will bring into alignment all that you have ever wanted, through her exper tise in curation of design. She has teamed up with well renowned vendors to ensure a suite of high quality ser vices is made available to you for your special day. 0439 300 621 https://www.instagram.com/freyandwilde/ www.freyandwilde.com.au

photo: Angela Brushe Photography


Queensland Charm Afon Glyn Estate’s rolling hills and Queensland charm provided the perfect backdrop for this elopement shoot which brought together local vendors to showcase the venue in its true beauty. Incorporating modern country themes to create something unique using dried floral elements, modern boho gowns, bespoke handcrafted jewellery and on trend cake design. The real-life couple’s romance was enhanced by natural hair and makeup which complemented the location, all captured beautifully. Country vibes really do work with a modern vision!


Jewellery

NIQUE JEWELLERY www.niquejewellery.com

hello@niquejewellery.com Venue

AFON GLYN ESTATE https://afonglyn.com.au

enquiries@afonglyn.com.au Cake Confetti Cake Co Concept and Florals Blooms by Bridie Gowns Luna Willow Bridal Hair and Makeup Makeup by Lyne Jana Models - Bride, Laura Ember Groom, Lewis Braid Photography Aleisha Edwards Photography


GENENE 07 55766387DEAKIN - MARRY ME Brisbane QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT HELLO THERE, I’M GENENE! I get a thrill when meeting people and learning about their love stories. Whether you fancy celebrating your marriage with a cast of hundreds or a romantic elopement, my ceremonies are all about you. ALL LOVE IS WELCOME. Ever y letter of the alphabet and ever y colour of the rainbow is perfect with me. If you’re in love and ready to tell the world, let’s chat X 0431 083 306 marryme@genenedeakin.com.au https://brisbanemarriagecelebrant.com.au

KATHY H HAIR 07 55766387 Brisbane QLD

HAIR EXTRAORDINAIRE FROM BRIDES TO FASHION SHOOTS Kathy from kathyhhair is a Hairstylist who has had her magical hands busy for 15+ years. She’s a bride’s best friend, helping you bring your wedding day dream hair to life. And don’t fret, she is available for both local and destination weddings. kathyhhair@gmail.com www.instagram.com/kathyhhair https://www.facebook.com/Kathy-H-Hair-493152720883784/ photo: @evernewstudio

LIAM GRIFFIN MUSIC 07 55766387

Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast QLD

MUSICIAN AND DJ Liam Griffin provides music for weddings, from the ceremony to the reception. His laid-back acoustic music will set your hear ts on fire and is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and rustic locations. DJ sets include dance hits, tropical chilled, and modern jazz. Bookings include speaker system, par ty lights, microphone for speeches, and travel up to 140km from Brisbane. 0478 038 145 liamgriffinmusic@gmail.com www.liamgriffinmusic.com


LILLICREEK FLORALS Brisbane QLD

WEDDING AND EVENT FLORIST Lillicreek Florals creates visually stunning floral additions to your wedding day. They weave flowers into arbours and hanging installations which frame your vows and photographs. Bouquets of beautiful flowers, buttonholes and flower crowns. Ever ything you and your par tner can imagine – Lillicreek Florals can create. 0421 660 161 lillicreek@live.com.au www.lillicreekflorals.com.au

LISA BRERETON CELEBRANT 07 55766387 Sunshine Coast QLD

CELEBRANT SERVICES No two couples are the same, just like no two ceremonies are the same. I love getting to know all my couples so that I can write a ceremony that is personal to them, and one that tells their beautiful love stor y. I am relaxed, easy going and ready to create a fun, memorable and meaningful ceremony for you. 0409 624 401 lisa@lisabreretoncelebrant.com.au www.lisabreretoncelebrant.com.au

LITTLE EVENT BOUTIQUE Brisbane QLD

PERSONALISED CAKE TOPPERS, PLACE CARDS, INVITATIONS AND MORE Cake toppers, place cards, menus, signage and more, Little Event Boutique laser cuts your ideas to bring that personal touch to your special day. With our range of acr ylic and wood materials, and our passion for designing uniquely personalised pieces, we love creating those special touches that make a celebration. 0404 256 327 info@littleeventboutique.com.au www.littleeventboutique.com.au


LOOBYLOU 07 55766387

Manly Vale NSW

CANDLES AND HOME FRAGRANCE Loobylou is driven by a love of candles and inspired by the connection between emotion and fragrance. We believe in treading gently, celebrating the ar tistr y and originality of making quality products by hand. The act of lighting a candle, taking a moment to make your event a little more beautiful, is a ritual that ignites an intention. Let us work with you on a bespoke scent for your special day. 0424 604 603 candles@loobylou.com.au www.loobylou.com.au

LORRAINE WRIGHT - THE WRIGHT CELEBRANT Samford, Brisbane and South-East QLD

CIVIL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Lorraine’s style is relaxed and professional, with an uplifting dash of humour. She’ll take time to understand what’s impor tant to you both, and make your ceremony truly your own. Lorraine radiates calm and confidence, so you’ll feel completely suppor ted and free to enjoy the most incredible day of your life. 0432 681 057 lorraine@thewrightcelebrant.com.au https://thewrightcelebrant.com.au

LUMIERE EVENTS + CULINARY STUDIO Brisbane QLD

EVENTS BUSINESS Operating over four floors of Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct, with a Rooftop to open in 2021, Lumière is the perfect location for Weddings of all sizes. Lumière offers premium event spaces with floor-to-ceiling views of the Brisbane River, dedicated front of house team, event planners along with multi-award-winning chef Shannon Kellam’s menu designs. 07 3559 2652 events@lumierebrisbane.com.au https://www.lumierebrisbane.com.au

photo: Family Photography by Natarsha Marsh


MAGIC MOMENTS BY MICHELE Ipswich QLD

PHOTOGRAPHY Hi my name is Michele and I specialise in countr y and boho style wedding photography. Your love stor y is a precious journey in your life. As a professional wedding photographer, I’d love to capture your special day and give you memories you’ll want to showcase on the walls of your home. michelemc74@bigpond.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/magicmomentsbymichele Insta: https://www.instagram.com/magicmomentsbymichele https://magicmomentsbm.wixsite.com/photos

MAKEUP BY MIRANDA Gold Coast QLD

MAKEUP, HAIR STYLING AND SPRAY TANNING Miranda’s passion has always been making her clients feel like a better version of themselves by enhancing their natural beauty. Specialising in makeup, hairstyling and spray tans for weddings and special occasions, Miranda offers a mobile ser vice along the Gold Coast and is also available to travel interstate. 0423 413 763 bijouxbodies@yahoo.com.au www.makeupbymir.com

MALENY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Maleny QLD

PHOTOGRAPHY Another glorious sunset in the rural setting of Maleny where spectacular memories are created. 0455 500 007 clive@malenyweddingphotography.com.au www.malenyweddingphotography.com.au


MANSWAG Brisbane QLD

MEN’S FASHION ACCESSORIES MANSWAG helps the self-assured man find high quality, affordable fashion accessories. Whether it’s the 1930s sophistication of an Italian silk bow tie and pocket square, or the street cred of cuffs, MANSWAG gives guys the gear to make a statement on their special day, or on any day. hello@manswag.com.au www.manswag.com.au

MARRY ME ADAM Sunshine Coast QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Incredibly blessed to be a ‘Preferred Celebrant’ at the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic Wedding venues including Weddings At Tiffanys, Noosa Boathouse, Surfair, Sebel and many more. Master of Ceremonies and Hosting events for Beef Australia, Lady Quentin Br yce, Cur tis Stone and our own Prime Minister. I might just be the right one for you! 0435 874 346 adam@marrymeadam.com.au www.marrymeadam.com.au

MEMORABLE MEMORIES Gold Coast QLD

SEAMLESS PLANNING FOR WEDDINGS & EVENTS We want to help you create your most wonderful event today. From Weddings / Bucks & Hens Nights / Baby Showers / Bir thdays and more, we work and collaborate with amazing businesses to make your event successful. 0466 724 897 manager.memorablememories@gmail.com https://memorablememories.com.au


MICHAEL JANZ CELEBRANT Brisbane QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT With a knack for setting an unforgettable tone to a wedding day, Michael Janz is a professional, personable, and passionate Marriage Celebrant. Michael makes ever y ceremony unique. He is always excited to celebrate each couple’s love and ensure your ceremony is exactly what you want. 0411 420 918 Michael@michaeljanzcelebrant.com.au www.michaeljanzcelebrant.com.au

photo: @evoke_studios

MIDNIGHT 07 55766387 GROOVE

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Noosa QLD

QUEENSLAND’S BEST WEDDING BAND! Midnight Groove is one of Australia’s best musical acts and has been enter taining wedding audiences world-wide for over 10 years. Featuring Scott Browne and Lead Singer, Sarah Browne (from Channel 9’s ‘The Voice’), Midnight Groove can expand from a Duo to a 6 Piece Band and can cover all styles of music! Midnight Groove has the experience and exper tise to make your wedding simply perfect! Contact us today for a Free Quote! 0400 747 476 midnightgroove@hotmail.com www.midnightgroove.com

MONTRACHET Brisbane QLD

RESTAURANT Large windows enclose a lavishly furnished space, creating intimacy for a world of luxur y inside; white tablecloths, silver cutler y, rich timbers and a well-stocked bar are all redolent of a charming Parisian brasserie and perceptive waitstaff are attentive in fulfilling your Wedding desires at Montrachet. 07 3559 2652 events@lumierebrisbane.com.au https://montrachet.com.au


NIQUE JEWELLERY 07 55766387 Manly, Sydney NSW

JEWELLERY A personalised bespoke Jeweller y Brand with pieces that modern women appreciate not only for the stor y but the process. After a personal consultation, in person or video, we make your dream piece with our hands. We like to educate our customers throughout the manufacturing process of their Engagement rings, Wedding bands, Celebration Pieces, remodels and restorations. Facebook & Instagram @niquejewellery hello@niquejewellery.com www.niquejewellery.com

NOOSA WEDDING ORGANISATION Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast QLD

DESTINATION WEDDING DIRECTORY Noosa is the land of love and tranquillity, a playground for lovers to stroll the beautiful beaches and watch sunsets from the balcony of a beachfront apar tment over a glass of champagne. Enjoy the company of family and friends in the wonderful restaurants or BBQ on the shores of the Noosa River. A cruise, a gondola ride and gorgeous photography options... that’s why you should choose Noosa for your wonderful wedding. www.noosaweddings.org

photo: Lindy Photography

RAINBOW WEDDINGS QLD Sunshine Coast and Brisbane QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Julia is a culturally inclusive, LGBTIÂ friendly, contemporar y Celebrant who understands that your wedding day should be unique to you. Julia will work closely with you to ensure that your day reflects ever ything that is impor tant to you, and includes all the people and things impor tant in your life. 0418 774 858 rainbowweddingsqld@gmail.com www.rainbowweddingsqld.com.au


Wild Spirits

The team behind this beautifull styled shoot believe all pets, big and small, can share the spotlight on your special day. Cowboy boots and Australian native flowers add to the country theme of the romantic rural setting.


Planner, Stylist and Coordinator

MEMORABLE MEMORIES

www.memorablememories.com.au

manager.memorablememories@gmail.com Photography So Rosie Photography Hair and Makeup Uniquely You HHB Gown Millinity Couture Jewellery Love Lara Jewellery Models - Karina Monaghan and Jermaine Animals provided by Hayley


RAW DESIGN MEDIA 07 55766387 Brisbane QLD

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY There are some milestone days, like your wedding day, that you want to remember for a lifetime. Raw Design Media will encapsulate all the incredible memories in a collection of images which will help you to relive each special moment of the day you said, “I Do”. 0451 991 642 bex@rawdesignmedia.com.au www.rawdesignmedia.com.au

RED SEVEN GROUP ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES Brisbane & Gold Coast QLD

DJ & MASTER OF CEREMONIES Helen founded Red Seven Group Enter tainment Ser vices after noticing a lack of female DJs. Helen is a real people’s person. Her warm and consultative approach to each event ensures success and puts her clients at ease from the ver y first meeting to the ver y last song. 0488 439 029 helen.clancy@redsevengroup.com.au www.redsevengroup.com.au

ROARING 07 55766387 TWENTIES VINTAGE CAR HIRE Brisbane QLD

WEDDING TRANSPORT Roaring Twenties Vintage Car Hire offers journeys in Bonnie, their 1928 vintage car and Clyde, their 1937 Dodge Conver tible. Arrive in style and immerse yourself in the luxur y of the Roaring Twenties for your special day. Brisbane’s most romantic wedding cars. 0405 111 875 roaringtwenties@outlook.com.au www.roaringtwenties.net.au

photo: Everlast Studios


ROD NOENDENG PHOTOGRAPHY 07 55766387

Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast QLD

PHOTOGRAPHY A wonderful and professional wedding photography experience: “From the pre-planning to the last shot of our great day, Rod was amazing. He’s the consummate professional, ver y personable and was great with our guests. Rod took all of the photos we knew we wanted.” Jenny 0414 716 825 rod@noendeng.com www.rodnoendengphotography.com.au

RUTH VOYSEY MARRIAGE CELEBRANT 07 55766387 Kallangur, Brisbane QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Being involved in a couple’s wedding is one of the most rewarding experiences I could ever imagine. I don’t lose sight of the impor tance of this day and I consider myself par t of the experience. I am always honoured and excited to be par t of such an impor tant occasion. I would love to be by your side at the ceremony and during the entire lead up to that ver y special moment. 0417 742 249 ruthvoyseycelebrant@gmail.com www.ruthvoyseycelebrant.com.au

SAILS RESTAURANT NOOSA Main Beach QLD

WEDDING VENUE If you are looking for simply elegant or truly extravagant, Sails Restaurant is an industr y leader for Noosa weddings and events. Whether you would like to enjoy the view over a long lunch, or a more traditional evening, Sails offers more than just a reception venue for your wedding day. 075447 4235 extension 2 functions@sailsnoosa.com.au https://www.sailsnoosa.com.au/noosa-beach-weddings/

photo: @callib.photography


SIMPLY DIVINE OCCASIONS Brisbane QLD

BESPOKE CAKES AND SWEET TREATS Specialising in show-stopping bespoke buttercream cakes that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Natasha is a passionate cake ar tisan. Her stunning creations are consistenlty delicious and her menu boasts amazing flavours including options for vegan and gluten-free. Natasha works closely with her clients to create beautifully delicious cakes, biscuits and treats for any occasion. Facebook & Instagram @simplydivineoccasions enquiries@simplydivineoccasions.com.au www.simplydivineoccasions.com.au photo: A Little Life Photography

SO ROSIE PHOTOGRAPHY

Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast QLD

WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY Rosie and Angus are a fun, laid back husband and wife team. Their style is candid, gently posed with a luxe boho vibe. They always have fun at weddings and get just as excited with ever y single one. They will enjoy your wedding as much as you do. 0421 130 468 rosie@sorosiephotography.com.au www.sorosiephotography.com.au

SOMMER SAUNDER CELEBRANCY Sunshine Coast QLD

MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Do you both want your wedding ceremony to be fun and memorable? With my passion, creativity and care, your ceremony will leave your guests saying how ‘YOU’ it was, for years to come. I will have your backs through the planning process with suppor t and guidance and offer my calm professionalism on the day. Who knows, we may even become friends! 0424 195 158 hello@sommersaundercelebrancy.com.au http://sommersaundercelebrancy.com.au

photo: @visualbrandinggc


SONS OF NAPOLI 07 55766387 Brisbane QLD

WOODFIRED PIZZA TRUCK & BAR Ser ving authentic Italian style woodfired pizzas from our restored vintage 1947 Dodge Fargo farm truck, we guarantee you an event that is memorable, hassle free and tasty! We offer a range of catering options to suit all types of celebrations while working within your budget, tastes and dietar y requirements. Licensed bar available with beer taps and wine/champagne. We also offer grazing tables, hot canapes, pasta and desser t options. 0492 264 047 info@sonsofnapoli.com.au www.sonsofnapoli.com.au

STAMFORD PLAZA BRISBANE Brisbane QLD

5 STAR HOTEL A riverside venue to suit ever y taste, occasion and budget. Stamford’s beautiful indoor and outdoor event spaces are a canvas for you to create the wedding of your dreams. The romantic river backdrop, picturesque ceremonial gardens and impressive grand staircase are just some of the wonders of this stunning inner city wedding venue. 07 3221 1999 weddings@spb.stamford.com.au https://www.stamford.com.au/spb/weddings--occasions

STARFIRE DIAMOND JEWELLERY Bulimba, Brisbane QLD

DIAMOND SPECIALISTS AND JEWELLERS Starfire Diamond Jeweller y signifies the fier y brilliance of diamonds. Founded and created by Shweta, a leading industr y exper t on diamonds who not only has extensive experience in diamonds but is also a talented jeweller y designer. The team at Starfire are diamond specialists and can tailor make any engagement ring or wedding band. The advantage of having their own diamond wholesale business also means the Starfire team have an extensive range of diamonds which the client can hand pick from to suit their budget and style. 07 3399 1176 Enquiries@starfirejewellery.com www.starfirejewellery.com


STELLAR HIRE 07 55766387

Sunshine Coast QLD

TABLESCAPE HIRE REQUIREMENTS Here at Stellar Hire we have a large range of tableware items for hire. If you’re looking to style your own special occasion or if you are a stylist/planner looking to offer your client additional special touches for their event, we’re the team to call. Have something specific in mind? No problems at all. Give us a call. 0427 535 807 info@stellarhire.com.au www.stellarhire.com.au

SUGAR ROSE TEA PARTY HIRE Brisbane QLD

LUXE PICNIC STYLE EVENT HIRE We are a small family run and owned business catering to Luxe Picnic style events. Relaxed Boho, Countr y Rustic or Vintage styled Weddings are our specialty with hand picked props from all over the world. We can customise your wedding to suit your unique personality. 0412 598 640 slandesmann@me.com www.sugarroseteapartyhire.com

THE FLOWER FACTORY Gold Coast QLD

FREEZE DRY FLORAL SPECIALISTS The Flower Factor y specialises in BOUQUET PRESERVATION and CUSTOM FRAMING to preser ve your wedding memories for years to come. Scatter the love on your special day with environmentally-friendly FREEZE DRIED ROSE PETALS! Perfect for creating a wedding aisle, flower girl baskets, table decoration, and capturing that special photo for use as confetti. 1300 737 670 Australia Wide admin@theflowerfactory.com.au www.theflowerfactory.com.au


THE PAVILIONS 07 55766387 Albion QLD

WEDDING VENUE Located amongst the historic surroundings of Queensland Cricket, The Pavilions at Albion offers two beautifully appointed rooms and multiple ceremony areas overlooking the picturesque Allan Border Field, just 7 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. The rooms are both pillar-less and feature a private bar, quality AV facilities, private outdoor spaces for pre-dinner drinks and canapes and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lush green field. 07 3896 4533 events@qcclub.com.au https://www.qcclub.com.au/pavilions/

THE PROP HOUSE Brisbane QLD

EVENT STYLING & PROP HOUSE The Prop House has you covered, with their vast catalogue of luxe furniture, custom centrepieces and funky statement items for your event. Known for their love of trends and attention to detail with 25+ years of experience up their sleeves, their stylists will be by your side from concept to creation. 07 3555 8660 styling@theprophouse.com.au https://www.theprophouse.com.au/

TWO LITTLE CUPCAKES Gold Coast QLD

CUSTOM CAKES, CUPCAKES, COOKIES AND SWEET TREATS Two Little Cupcakes bakes custom sweet treats using quality fresh ingredients. They specialise in contemporar y, elegant, affordable designs to enhance your wedding decor while tasting delicious. Their goal is to provide 5 star ser vice and taste so that customers keep coming back for more. Deliver y available from Brisbane to Byron Bay. 0410 879 081 twolittlecupcakes@outlook.com www.twolittlecupcakes.com.au

photo: Pancake Digital


TWO WILD HEARTS PHOTOGRAPHY 07 55766387 Brisbane QLD

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY Wedding photography in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and surrounds. Love stories captured honestly and authentically. At Two Wild Hear ts we understand that ever y couple’s stor y is uniquely their own. We pride ourselves on being non-intrusive, capturing the big moments and all the inbetween moments too. We have 4 wedding photography packages to choose from which cater from the small intimate ceremony to the big, all-out par ties. 0402 835 021 info@twowildheartsphotography.com.au www.twowildheartsphotography.com.au

WEDDING DANCE DIVA Brisbane QLD

WEDDING DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY Wedding Dance Diva provides beautiful and fun First Dance Choreography for Brisbane couples. With new packages star ting at $450, in just 3 lessons you can be wowing your guests. Kallangur and Albion locations. Beginners welcome! Choose any song! 0402 625 567 kylie@weddingdancediva.com.au http://weddingdancediva.com.au

WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY Brisbane QLD and NSW

WEDDING DRESSES & SUITS, BRIDESMAID DRESSES AND FORMAL DRESSES Make a personalised appointment at our Brisbane studio to see our stunning bridal, bridesmaid, formal and suiting collection. Dresses and suits are made to order and can be fully customised to your liking. Our experienced stylists will guide you through the creative process to make the design become entirely your own. We offer a divine bespoke suiting ser vice for our brides, grooms and their groomsmen as well as our formal clients. We also have off-the-rack suiting options. 07 3368 3261 or 0408 079707 whenfreddiemetlilly@gmail.com www.whenfreddiemetlilly.com.au

photo: Camilla Kirk Photography


ZIVA WEDDING DRESSES Australia Wide

WEDDING DRESSES Ziva Wedding Dresses can create your dream wedding gown without breaking the budget. The team at this exclusive, online boutique will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind gown that reflects your personality and style with the perfect fit. Ziva Wedding Dresses use high-quality fabrics and experienced dressmakers to create a unique, yet affordable dress for your special day. ​ 03 8618 6811 customerservice@zivaweddingdresses.com.au www.zivaweddingdresses.com.au

photo: Ryan Barnes Photography

Starlight’s Wedding Favours STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

In Australia, 77% of couples have some form of bonbonniere or wedding favour for their guests. So, instead of the usual sugared almond or candle, celebrate your special day with a Starlight Wedding Favour, and thank your guests with a personalised donation to help bring fun and laughter to seriously ill children in hospital. Couples can also choose to add a silver (+$1) or gold (+$2) star pin to their design for an extra touch of sparkle! The pins make for a wonderful keepsake which will remind your loved ones of your big day for years to come, and the big difference your From just $4 per guest and with a range of designs to contribution has made. Your personalised suit your wedding theme, a Starlight Wedding Favour is donation will help give happiness to sick the perfect way to make a lasting impact on the lives of kids via Starlight’s vital hospital ser vices, seriously ill children. including Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Room which are available in ever y major children’s hospital around the countr y (including Queensland Children’s Hospital). Visit https://shop.starlight.org.au for a full list of style options and cross one more thing off your wedding to-do-list.


Congratulations SCOTT & KEITH 17 November 2018, Gold Coast Hinterland QLD

“WHILE WE WERE GETTING OUR PHOTOS TAKEN, WE WERE CAUGHT ON A HILL JUST BEFORE A MASSIVE THUNDERSTORM HIT. WE ENDED UP BEING STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM, GOING DOWN A HILL ON A QUAD BIKE AT 80 KPH. WE ARRIVED BACK AT THE VENUE BOTH ABSOLUTELY SATURATED BUT IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST FUN EXPERIENCES OF OUR LIVES AND THE BIGGEST HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY!”


Scott Palazzi met Keith Russell through mutual friends one night at The Beat in Fortitude Valley. “Our paths crossed again five years later when Keith contacted my flatmate to catch up with her, not knowing I lived there.  We’ve been inseparable  ever since. The proposal was probably not the most romantic  thing! We were talking about jewellery and Keith has a lovely gold and diamond ring that his father bought for him before he passed away. One day Keith suggested we should buy a ring for me, to which my reply was, ‘I’m only getting one if it’s an engagement ring’ and that was that!”


“Our wedding theme was Modern Country with white and gold accents. We made our own wedding favours which were 110 jars of mustard pickles (Keith’s specialty). Our advice to anyone planning a wedding is that it’s easier said than done, but try not to stress over the small stuff. It will all come together in the end, but whatever you do, don’t forget the table numbers! We reversed the usual and had our honeymoon the year before the wedding.  We went to England, Scotland, France and Spain and it was the best trip we’ve ever been on.” 


SCOTT & KEITH’S WEDDING CREW Attire

WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY www.whenfreddiemetlilly.com.au whenfreddiemetlilly@gmail.com Marriage Celebrant

EVIE’S CELEBRANCY SERVICES https://www.evieteasdale.com.au eviescs@gmail.com

Accommodation Peppers Broadbeach Cake Two Little Bakers Catering VGC Catering Ceremony and Reception Cowbell Creek, Austinville Florals Missy La’Belle Photography True North Photography


Congratulations KATE & STEPH 1 September 2019, Brisbane QLD


Kate Bonanno and Steph Charge met in 2013 through a mutual friend. “Steph had just turned 18 and was still figuring herself out. I had moved out of home two years before to find a more accepting place in the world and was still looking. When I met Steph, I knew I had met the girl that I wanted to marry but it took her a little bit longer to cotton on. For a little while we settled on being friends, or so she thought. On one of our early ‘friend dates’, I picked her up and we went to a theme park at night. I hated both heights and the dark, so this was my idea of hell, but I knew Steph wanted to go so badly. I put on a brave face and bought the tickets. She loved every second of it and I loved every second with her.” “SOMETHING CHANGED THAT NIGHT. AFTER WEEKS OF TELLING ME WE SHOULD JUST BE FRIENDS, ON THE WAY HOME, SHE KISSED ME.”


“After a few years of hounding Steph with the question, ‘Will you marry me?’, she finally said ‘yes’ one night... sort of! I had planned to take her up to a restaurant at the lookout that we loved and to propose on the grassy area where we had spent so many nights sitting and looking at the beautiful city that we live in together. When the moment finally came, I chickened out. I had asked her playfully at least 100 times, knowing that she wouldn’t think it meant anything. But this time it did. I had the ring in my pocket and had been checking on it all night to make sure it was still there. At this point she already knew my plan, and on the way home turned to me and asked, ‘So will you marry me?’.”


“Planning our wedding didn’t take much after we’d found the venue. Steph fell in love with Hillstone the second she walked in. Aside from the stunning views over the golf course, the classic feel of the place and the million fairy lights set up around the place, the team at Hillstone were relaxed, organised and down to earth. Our Celebrant, Paul Voge was recommended to us by our photographer. I called him my ‘human Valium’ throughout the planning process. The highlight of the day was the ceremony, Paul made sure it was super personalised and seamless.”


KATE & STEPH’S WEDDING CREW Attire - Dress

WHEN FREDDIE MET LILLY www.whenfreddiemetlilly.com.au whenfreddiemetlilly@gmail.com Attire - Suit

MR A TAYLOR www.mrataylor.com info@mrataylor.com Florals

KATE DAWES FLOWER DESIGN https://www.katedawesflowerdesign.com.au kate@katedawesflowerdesign.com.au Photography and Videography

BENT FILM CO

https://www.instagram.com/bentfilmco/ bentfilmco@gmail.com

Ceremony and Reception Hillstone St Lucia Hair Krystal Ann Hair Makeup Fernando Hervas Marriage Celebrant Paul Voge Photography Graham Murray


“Our advice to anyone planning a wedding is to take your time selecting a celebrant. They can make or break the day. Also, if you are getting anything custom made for your  wedding, make sure

you

give yourself

plenty

of

time, especially if you are prone to stressing out!” 


La Vie En Rose


“3rd May 2020 was our first wedding anniversary, ordinarily special but no big deal. What made it a bit more dramatic was that we had waited a year and spent many months planning our delayed honeymoon, anniversary and birthday trip to France and then COVID-19 brought our plans to a screeching halt! Inspired by the romance and history of Paris, the colours of Provence, the glamour of the Riviera and the charm of the cobblestone villages in the south of France, since we couldn’t go there, we decided to bring France to us.”

“Renee and Daniel at BERRY VINTAGE HIRE transformed our backyard into a fussy French vintage perfume advert, screaming of Provence-inspired colours, romance and elaborate femme decoration. Our La Vie En Rose dream came to life for my husband and I as we dined in our little chateau in the flower fields of France and danced under the stars in our gazebo until daylight.” NADIA


Congratulations DOMINIQUE & BEN 17 August 2019, Kalbar QLD

“OUR WEDDING DAY HIGHLIGHT WAS BEING ABLE TO REALLY ENJOY THE DAY AND SEE EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT TIME.”


Dominique Craig-Williams met Ben Dickens at a local pub one night. “I approached Ben as I liked what I saw and the rest is history! Ben proposed two nights before my 30th birthday. He took me out to a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try (Rib House) for dinner. Then we went for a drive to Mt Coot-tha where he proposed!”


“I never really had a wedding theme. We let our bridal party choose what they wanted to wear and decide on their own hair and makeup. We didn’t want any stress and wanted everyone to relax, be comfortable and enjoy the day. Everything ran smoothly. I even arrived early at the venue, much to everyone’s surprise!”


DOMINIQUE & BEN’S WEDDING CREW Photography

THREE PEONIES PHOTOGRAPHY https://threepeoniesphotography.mypixieset.com threepeoniesphoto@gmail.com Styling

THE SECRET BRIDESMAID www.secretbridesmaid.com.au

gabby@secretbridesmaid.com.au Accommodation Flinders Peak Winery Attire Luv Bridal and Yd Cakes Oh, Sandra Makes Cakes Ceremony White Chapel Kalbar Favours Fabulous Favours Florals Boho Posies Hair Underground Hair Culture Jewellery Swarovski Makeup Tyneale Hahn Makeup Artist Marriage Celebrant Peter Grant Reception Black Hall Kalbar Transport Brisbane Limousine Videography Sarah Lette Photography & Film


“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to remember it’s your day! Do what you want to do. Keep it simple and relaxed as it is only one day. It was important to us to remember the ‘moments’ not stress them away! And stick to a budget! We honeymooned in the USA and had a white Christmas in Colorado, a crazy New Year’s in Vegas and started the year in LA!”


Congratulations ANNETTE & NICK 29 July 2020, Brisbane QLD

A VERY SPECIAL WEDDING GIVEAWAY HAPPENED IN BRISBANE FOR A DESERVING AND GORGEOUS COUPLE. ANNETTE ARMSTRONG AND NICK CROSS HAD TO CANCEL THEIR WEDDING PLANS DUE TO COVID-19. SO 26 WONDERFUL WEDDING SUPPLIERS JOINED TOGETHER TO GIVE AWAY A WEDDING. THEY WANTED TO SPREAD LOVE AND JOY AND LET EVERYONE KNOW ‘YOU CAN’T CANCEL LOVE’. CONGRATULATIONS ANNETTE AND NICK AND THANK YOU TO ALL THESE AMAZING SUPPLIERS FOR THE LOVE YOU SHARE THROUGHOUT OUR WONDERFUL INDUSTRY.


“I met Annette at work in 2013 and was amazed how a beautiful, fun-loving lady like her hadn’t been snatched up and married already. In early 2014, I worked up the courage to ask her out. Many adventures later, I proposed to Annette on the cliffs at the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island during our yearly family Christmas trip. We had hoped to get married early 2020 at Rarotonga in the Cook Islands but sadly our plans were cancelled due to COVID19. We received a call in early June from Alysia Bridger Events that changed our lives. Alysia rang to say we had been nominated for a wedding giveaway competition and we had won! Little did we know our amazing friend, Bambi had seen Alysia and 26 other exceptional suppliers had a competition running for one lucky couple to win a dream wedding. We couldn’t believe this was even possible during a pandemic and were totally in shock. How could so many businesses during this economic crisis give so much and do something so incredibly kind and generous? After a few more conversations with Alysia, we realised our dreams were actually coming true. Alysia had appointments scheduled for me to get fitted for my awesome suit at Black Jacket Suiting. Ryan was a champion and made the whole process so easy. Then we met up with Jac from Moore Celebrations to go over the formalities. Jac is the best celebrant, so easy to get along with, funny and full of great ideas. She sent us a survey to fill out to get to know us, which was a great idea. Annette and I both had funny things to say about each other but little did we know Jac planned to share this information with everyone at the ceremony, which was hilarious. We then had our cake tasting session with The Sweet Society Co. Diane was so lovely and her cakes are to die for. Annette had her first appointment with Trevor at House of Zion. She couldn’t speak highly enough of him and he did a fantastic job. The day before the wedding, Annette checked into Stamford Plaza Hotel and was greeted by the General Manager before meeting with Liz and Emma from the team. The service was second to none and the room was sensational, with drinks and amazing masterpiece desserts created by the hotel’s pastry chefs. The room had the best views of Brisbane River, the city and Story Bridge.”


“Our big day snuck up quickly and while Annette was getting her make-up done by Carly Stone, our incredible photographer Liz from Soda Photography and our videographer, Luna Sity Media captured the highlights of her getting ready. Annette was also spoilt by Scrumdiddlyumptious with their amazing platters. Nerves started to rise as I stood at the end of the aisle with Jac in the stunning riverside open chapel which was custom built for us by HoneyTub Wedding Hire. It was set up perfectly with the end of the aisle pointing straight at the Story Bridge for a perfect backdrop. It looked incredible! Jennine, our florist from Flora Bella pinned my buttonhole on and told me Annette was looking amazing and was just about to come down. Sienna started strumming her guitar and everyone turned to see my soon to be beautiful wife walking up the steps with her son Malik who would walk her down the aisle. It was breathtaking. Jac cracked a few jokes about Annette and my bad habits to lighten the mood, then we said our vows and our I Do’s. Stamford Plaza served pre-reception drinks and canapes to our guests while we had photos taken. The food looked awesome and the jelly shots were a hit. Annette and I were then chauffeured to our reception venue, BlackBird Bar & Grill in a luxury car called Dianna from Our Wedding Cars. We really did feel like royalty driving around the city. Alysia and Penny from Blackbird escorted us into the reception room and we were speechless. The amount of work that was put into the room was unbelievable. So much detail from the name tags by Joyce May Designs, the flatware by Ivy and Bleu Events, the candles from U Light Me Up Candles through to the floral arrangements by John Emmanuel Floral Events. The table looked breathtaking and we felt we had just walked into a fairytale. We looked over the room while Siena played the guitar and sang ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’.”


You Can’t Cancel Love


“Our guests were then invited in to join us and watching their faces light up like ours did as they saw how great everything looked was priceless. It was the perfect setting, with the Story Bridge and Customs House lit up in the background. We then cut our gorgeous cake by The Sweet Society Co. So much attention to detail! As we were about to cut the cake, Alysia had another surprise for us. She counted down for the fireworks from Skylight Fireworks to light up behind us. It was spectacular. BlackBirds outdid themselves with the menu. Everyone agreed the food and service were 5-star. It meant a lot that we could have our wedding there as we had one of our first dates at Blackbirds.  Our guests were all given delicious parting gifts of cakes from The Mason Baker and little handmade chocolates from Co Couture. We can’t express enough our gratitude and appreciation for Alysia Bridger Events and all of her amazing suppliers for their generosity and expertise during this time. From the bottom of our hearts we’d like to thank them all once again. You are all proof that there are people who truly put others before themselves.” Nick and Annette Cross


Blossom Branches and Magnolia Tree

THE BLOSSOM TREE www.blossomtree.co

love@blossomtree.co Custom Chapel Build

HONEYTUB WEDDING HIRE www.instagram.com/honeytub_wedding_hire admin@honeytubweddinghire.com.au Music

SIENA LARSSON www.instagram.com/sienalarsson siena.l@bigpond.com Planner and Stylist

ALYSIA BRIDGER EVENTS www.alysiabridgerevents.com.au

alysia@alysiabridgerevents.com.au Reception Venue

BLACKBIRD BAR & GRILL https://www.blackbirdbrisbane.com.au/weddings events@blackbirdbrisbane.com.au

Bouquet @florabella_design Cake @thesweetsocietyco Cakes in a Jar @themasonbaker Celebrant @moorecelebrations Ceremony Chairs, Aisle and Linen @beautfulweddingsaustralia Ceremony Venue @stamfordplazabrisbane Crystal Luxe candles @ulightmeupcandles Custom Chocolates @cocoturechocolatesau Flatware and Vases @ivyandbleuevents Fireworks @skylighterfireworks Floral Centrepieces @johnemmanuelfloralevents Hair @houseofzionsalon Makeup @carlystonemua Nicks Suit @blackjacketsuiting Photography @sodaphotography_ Place setting custom florals @theperfectpartyco Pre wedding treats @scrumdiddliumptious_catering Stationery @joycemaydesigns Vases @whitelabelhire Videography @lunasitymedia Wedding Car @ourweddingcars


Hazy Days A picturesque private estate in Dayboro provided the perfect backdrop for our Boho bride, Emma.


12 Dress - Buckaroo Boutique 12 Hairpiece and Bouquet Florals - Redcliffe City Florist 12 Makeup and Earrings - Facial Beauty 12 Model - Emma Goffin 12 Photography - Sami Adams Photography 12 Ring - Buffalo Girl 12 Stylist, Planner and Florals - Everafter Weddings and Events


Congratulations NATASHA & MATHILDE 23 March 2020, Brisbane QLD

“WE FACED MANY CHALLENGES ON OUR WEDDING DAY DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. MATHILDE’S FAMILY COULD NOT TRAVEL FROM FRANCE FOR THE WEDDING. A FRIEND OF OURS ENDED UP ‘FACETIMING’ MATHILDE’S MUM DURING THE CEREMONY SO SHE COULD STILL BE A PART OF OUR DAY.”


Natasha Guymer met Mathilde Favier online. “Natasha proposed during our holiday at Bali. She organised the holiday as a surprise for my 30th birthday with my sister and brother-in-law. It was our last night in Bali, the 23rd of March 2018 and she had booked a romantic dinner in a private cave at the beach. It was the most beautiful, secluded and romantic place I have ever seen. While waiting for our dinner, Natasha asked me to go for a walk along the beach as a nice little break. As we were coming back to our table, she stopped me, told me how much she loved me and how she couldn’t live without me and then she asked me, ‘Will you marry me?’. The surprise wasn’t finished though… at the same time I answered, ‘Of course!’, fireworks lit up the sky. I will remember that moment forever.”


“The night before our wedding, it was announced that restaurants would be forcibly closed the next day due to COVID retrictions. Our amazing family and friends quickly organised a reception dinner at Mathilde’s sister and brother-in-law’s home. They decorated the space with roses and prepared the food, which was just amazing. The lead up to the wedding was very stressful as the COVID situation changed daily. Even though our wedding day was not what we had originally planned, it ended up being just perfect, celebrating our love with each other and our friends and family. We had to cancel our honeymoon to New Caledonia but luckily we were still able to travel locally so we spent a few days at Montville.”


“Our highlight was seeing how our friends and family organised our reception dinner at the last minute. What they were able to produce in such a short time was just amazing!�


NATASHA & MATHILDE’S WEDDING CREW Photography

TWO WILD HEARTS https://twowildheartsphotography.com.au info@twowildhearts.co

Accommodation Treetops Seaview Montville Attire Oxford Shop Ceremony Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Florals Flower Lovers Hair and Makeup Elizabeth Crossley Marriage Celebrant Brisbane City Celebrants

“Our advice for other couples planning their wedding is to just relax and enjoy the experience. Even if things don’t quite work out the way you planned, the day will still be amazing.”


The Australian WEDDING BLANKET... the new traditional gift Melbourne based artisan Linda Reeve of The Flying Lamb is excited to announce the start of a new tradition in Australian weddings with the release of the Australian Wedding Blanket. Each intricately hand-stitched throw takes over three full days to complete. These blankets are a real labour of love, a unique gift that celebrates the lives of two people, stitching their families together, weaving in unconditional love and happiness for their future. The Australian Wedding Blanket is more than a pretty homewares accessory. Good luck and warm best wishes are crafted into each unique blanket. The blankets are made from sustainably grown cotton, Australian Merino wool and over 3000 sequins! The traditional story of love and life are woven into each stitch and begins with Merino detailing the journey of two souls side by side, promising their love and devotion. The twists and turns of their life are captured in the sequins, celebrating and sharing the ups and embracing the love during the downs. Fun and happiness are captured in the moments that make up a life, memories made, friends shared, the little ‘bits’ that decorate the fabric of our world. The simple cross stitch conjures feelings of home and the anticipation of marking off the days until the next big event. The abundance of life is gathered in lush bundles of Merino wool, pure and simple, full and rich with life. “The Australian Wedding Blanket has been a dream of mine for years and I am thrilled to finally see it launched, and see so many families starting a new tradition. The concept of storytelling through stitches has been around for as long as humans have been clothing themselves. With the Australian Wedding Blanket, I have been able to capture the concepts and techniques used for millennia and develop a product that real couples can use every day.” In many cultures, gifting the new couple with a wedding blanket is a tradition passed down through centuries. Traditionally it was mothers, sisters and aunties stitching their warmth, care, and love into the future life of the newlyweds. Family and generational connections, old wives’ tales, charms for luck, ribbons and fine needlework are the hallmarks of a traditional wedding blanket. Linda fell in love with this concept and designed the Australian Wedding Blanket for a new generation of families who value tradition and meaning, and who are looking for items that are more relevant to their lifestyle which also care for our earth. Natural, simple and practical are all hallmarks of Linda’s design ethos. Instagram @the.flying.lamb @australianweddingblanket Facebook @theflyinglambau www.theflyinglamb.com


Congratulations RACHEL & ZAC 26 March 2020, Diddillibah QLD

RACHEL TUDMAN MET ZAC SHIELD IN JUNE 2016 AT TAPS IN MOOLOOLABA AFTER MATCHING ON TINDER. “OUR WEDDING WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO BE AT NOVOTEL TWIN WATERS, WITH THREE TIPIS FILLED WITH FAIRY LIGHTS, CANDLES, WHITE FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE, BUT OUR PLANS CHANGED.”


“The proposal happened on a Saturday afternoon at Zac’s parents’ home with our families present. Zac’s sister is a singer/songwriter and was performing a few new songs. She began playing our favourite song and that’s when Zac got on one knee and proposed.”


“Our highlight was knowing that we were married! It was a very stressful week leading up to that day, as we had just postponed our wedding to 2021 and were disappointed that it wasn’t going to be happening on the day. After speaking with family, friends, our celebrant and suppliers, we decided to make the day just about us and get married anyway! When we were sitting on the back of the ute having a beer after the photos, we both agreed that was the best moment because we were now married. Unfortunately we were unable to go anywhere for a honeymoon due to COVID-19 but we will definitely plan a fun trip away once everything has settled. Our advice for couples planning their wedding is don’t listen to anyone else and make the day all about the both of you and what will make you most happy. You’ll never please everyone!”


RACHEL & ZAC’S WEDDING CREW Marriage Celebrant

SJ CELEBRATIONS www.facebook.com/sjceremoniesAU sjceremoniesau@gmail.com Styling

SUNSHINE WEDDINGS www.sunshineweddings.com.au

ellie@sunshineweddings.com.au Attire Marilyn Crystelle Bridal Ringers Western Ceremony Friend’s Farm, Diddillibah Hair and Makeup Sunshine Brides Photography Jodie Modric Photography Reception Roast Dinner at Zac’s Parents’ Home


Photos courtesy Masterpieces Photography & Video

@samesameweddingsexpo

@samesameweddingsmagazine

Sunday 28 March 2021 BRISBANE POWERHOUSE 10am-2pm FREE ENTRY ALL COUPLES WELCOME

BRISBANE’S 5th SAME SAME WEDDINGS EXPO


Summer Land Boho Romance

Located in South-East Queensland’s Scenic Rim is the picturesque Summer Land Camel Farm which boasts endless fields, a countryside homestead and famous camel dairy. The mountain ranges created the perfect backdrop and the golden fields complemented the Boho vibe. Our stunning Model, Candice made the perfect Boho Bride wearing a Carolann Bridal gown complemented by Bejewelled accessories and jewellery. April perfected the makeup with a gorgeous natural earthy glow and followed the Boho vibe with braided hair adorned with floral jewels. Nathan completed the look in rolled up beige chinos and braces. Kristine’s rustic bouquet and arbour filled with a pale pink and white palette of dried and silk flowers set the scene for this light-filled summer shoot. Evie (Summer Land’s famous camel) stole the show with her perfect poses.


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Photography - Magic Moments by Michele Florals - A Rustic Affair Floral Designs Hair and Makeup - Beauty by April Gown - Carolann Bridal Wear Jewellery - Bejewelled Bridal Venue - Summer Land Camels Models - Candice Hernando and Nathan Nicholls


Expert Tips PLANNING THE ULTIMATE HENS PARTY! We sat down with the Bride Tribe Team at My Ultimate Hens and My Ultimate Bucks to find out their insider tips and advice for planning the perfect final fling before the ring.

Make it Unique Don’t get us wrong, we love a good bit of classic eye candy at a Hens and at this point we could probably organise a cocktail making class or limousine cruise in our sleep - but if there’s one theme we’ve seen from 2020 so far, it’s that people are searching for something totally unique! Our top picks for mixing things up are Mystic Tarot Readings, Terrarium Workshops, Grape Stomping/Wine Making, Cooking Classes, Jet Boating, Jewellery Making and Helitours. The Diamond Is In The Detail Being Maid of Honour is so much more than holding the bouquet. You’ve also got to be a logistics queen and a forward thinker to plan out the little things in advance that make a big difference on the day. No one is a fan of the panicked 7-Eleven dash, especially while trying to juggle the needs of an entire Hens party so if you’re incorporating BYO, think about bin bags and plastic champagne glasses. If you’re planning decorations, think about blu-tac to hang them without damaging walls. If you’ve organised entertainment for the day – they’re going to need to be able to contact you once they have arrived, so pack that portable charger girl! The Hucks If you are planning a Rainbow Hens for a same sex couple, many couples elect to do a ‘Hucks’, which is a combined celebration – the more the merrier right? But there are a couple of things to consider when dealing with larger groups! A popular option not only for experience, but for budget, is to arrange different activities for the Bride Tribe and their close friends during the day, and then have everyone come together at night for what can only be described as one hell of a party!


Too Many Cooks We understand that to some, planning a Hens might sound like you’ve landed the dream gig! Spending your free time talking about luxury transport, destinations and topless men… but in reality many organisers come to us because they are being pulled from all directions by other friends, family and guests who want to make changes, so we have one piece of advice to get you through! My Ultimate Hens is the go-to destination for Hens party ideas and inspiration, with their team of experienced and passionate event planners bringing Hens dreams to life all over Australia, every day. No dream is too big, or idea too extravagant, whether you’re a Rainbow Hen or even a Buck. Got a MOH or Bridesmaid in need? Share this article and let the planning be GIN! https://www.myultimatehens.com.au https://www.rainbowhens.com.au https://www.myultimatebucks.com.au


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