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BEN AND LISA EVERINGHAM live a busy life on the Sunshine Coast – what with Ben’s own property business as a buyer’s agent and Lisa’s work as an interior designer, as well as two little girls, aged 3 and 1, to keep them on their toes. So when the couple decided to tie the knot after seven happy and eventful years together they knew they wanted their wedding to be a no-fuss event. “I just really didn’t want to be a bridezilla,” Lisa says of her number one priority for her wedding day, which they celebrated with 104 of their dearest friends and family in September. “And I didn’t want our family and friends to have chores on our wedding day. I wanted it to be a fun and relaxing day for everyone. And it was – it was just perfect.” When it came time to choose a wedding venue on the Sunshine Coast, Lisa instantly fell in love with The Lakehouse’s stylish interior fit-out and lakeside position at Mountain Creek, 10 minutes drive from Mooloolaba. Its aged timber flooring, stone fireplace and vintage antler chandeliers all suited Lisa’s favourite aesthetic. “I just love the Bohemian, beach-luxe feel of The Lakehouse,” she says. “It suited our vision for our wedding. We also loved having the option to get married in the gardens and then to move inside for a sit-down dinner in such a beautiful interior space. We loved everything about our wedding day.” With an afternoon ceremony outside in the majestic tropical gardens by the lake, the weather proved the only unpredictable aspect of the day. “The rain managed to hold off for the ceremony, but the wet weather actually worked in our favour – the photos that were taken in the gardens are so lush and green. I love them!” But Lisa says the highlight of their day was having their daughters, Summer, 3, and Harper, 1, involved in the ceremony as flower girls. Lisa’s two brothers escorted their gorgeous blonde-haired nieces down the aisle. Even a scraped knee didn’t stop Summer from doing her job. >
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