The Bride's Tree Volume 13

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contents real weddings

Real Weddings



Eclectic Noosa Beach Wedding



Luxury Estate Wedding in the Hinterland



DIY Wedding on Granddad’s Farm



Yandina’s Lakeside Sweethearts



inspiration shoots 10


Woodlands-inspired theme in Noosa



Stargaze with sand in your toes

also in this edition 6 8 97 99

Editor’s Note + Behind the Scenes Recent Blog Highlights Facebook Faves Instagram Faves

editor’s note Life has been lousy with super pretty styled shoots this last little while, my friends. What a treat to call hanging out with incredible stylists, hair and makeup artists, and photographers “work”. Playing dress-ups with the most amazing dresses on our pretty models and gorgeous guys in spiffy suits is like having my own life-size dolls! The little girl in me very much enjoys this side of the gig.

PUBLISHERS Sally Townsend & Jenny Cooper ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Joelle Guillard GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jaye Create Copyright The Bride’s Tree 2015 All rights reserved. Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission. ADVERTISE Please email info@thebridestree. to request our media kit if you are interested in advertising in our magazine or on our blog. SUBMISSIONS Find out how to submit to our magazine and blog here.

In fairness, although it is quite obviously the best fun, it actually is an awful lot of hard work! From all the pre-planning to the very long hours on the day, the back-breaking work of setting up and packing down… Let’s just say, my hat goes off to the teams that do this every week. I never fail to be impressed by talent we are spoiled to have at our fingertips here on the Sunshine Coast. Our two shoots this edition are both coastal, but each unique with one taking place at a Noosa fine dining restaurant on the river, while the other at a resort – the only local location where you can have a marquee wedding right on the beach. A highly anticipated new offering we are excited to announce. Find these inspiration overloads on pages 10 and 54 respectively. Much love to you, beautiful brides!

Sally xo

Behind the scenes… Quiet on set! Creative director, Mr. Darcy, giving me some posing tips during my shoot in my home for my new editor’s pic. Photo by Terri Hanlon.

Jacinta + Scienta from Style Le Aisle are all kinds of cute in their matching aprons on set for our Noosa styled shoot. Photo by White Images.

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Behind the glam are a lot of laughs on our Novotel Twin Waters Resort shoot inside the gorgeous bridal suite and on location. Photos by Terri Hanlon.


clockwise from top left: Old World Romance


Behind the Scenes: Wedding Day Tasks with a Florist

Chapel Wedding as Cute as it is Classic


Poppy Bouquets for ANZAC Centenary Noosa Wedding with Fabulous Fashion


Secret Men’s Business: Groom Fashion /

Alice in Wonderland Engagement

The Dream Life of a Bridal Boutique Buyer


Noosa comes from the Aboriginal word, meaning “Shady Place”, so it’s quite fitting to spend a relaxing wedding day celebrating under a tree canopy, appreciating the beauty of the natural surrounds. Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar in all its prettiness is the perfect place to wed in Autumn. Photography by White Images.

Flowing auburn locks tamed into pretty curls pulled into a sleek, yet natural sideswept style. Warm taupe tones with a hint of the dramatic to feature the eyes and a bronze-nude lip; delicious on our Autumn bride.


Gina wears “Jocelyn� by Enzoani from White Lily Couture, a stunning sweetheart neckline strapless ivory mermaid gown of Chantilly Lace with crystal beading and gorgeous back detail.


As though plucked from the forest floor, the woodlands-inspired foliage of Umbrella Fern and Forest Lace was enhanced by the warm Autumn tones of Mocha Roses, Montbrethia Berry and Pineapple Lilly.


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Isaac donned a three-piece suit of grey with black detail, worn in a relaxed manner sans tie in a nod to the natural waterfront setting.

Crisp white bentwood chairs either side of a Persian rug aisle.

In a pretty waterfront setting on the Noosa River, there's nothing to do but let nature take the spotlight and complement her with the natural fibres of a macramĂŠ arbour adorned by florals. An antique wooden desk for a marriage certificate signing table provides a sweet rustic element.


A statement centerpiece is anchored by Raw Lichen Logs and Smokey Joe Proteas as the focal points, while our grey marble element was emphasized with Tetragona nuts, succulents, Dusty Miller, Budding Wattle, and the unique elements of Spanish moss and Peacock tail feathers.



Fresh local produce is used in Noosa Waterfront's creative contemporary dishes for a true fine dining experience. Contemporary two-tiered cake design with golf leaf and fresh florals, featuring feathers, foliage and small branches to tie in with the Autumn forest theme.


The Dream Team Photography: White Images Venue: Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar Styling + dÊcor: Style Le Aisle Florals: Naturelle Floral Design Cake: Sweet Creations Dress + accessories: White Lily Couture Groom’s attire: Suits Direct Hair: Hair by Nicola Makeup: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist Models: Gina and Isaac

NICKY + AJ ECLECTIC NOOSA BEACH WEDDING Ceremony: Maison La Plage Grove, Noosa Reception: Rickys River Bar + Restaurant, Noosa Photographer: Alan Hughes Photography Guests: 112



WEDDING SECRETS Bridal Gown: ‘Embrace’ by Monique Lhuillier / Accessories: BHDLN / Bride’s Shoes: Shoes of Prey / Bridesmaid Dresses: White Runway, Sydney / Bridesmaids Accessories: Their own earrings and shoes; necklace were a gift from New York Groom’s Suit and Shoes: Brooklyn Taylors and Cole Haan / Groomsmens’ Suits and Shoes: Aquila / Rings: Diamond District of NYC / DIY: Stationery via

“You spend so much money on the occasion that you want to remember it forever – having the right photographer to do that, and one that we were comfortable to be around all day, was important to us.”


“We briefed our stylists on a rustic, wholesome, vibrant theme. We discussed antique whites, vintage pink, coral, peach, lavender, natural foliage and timbers. We wanted things to look more natural and eclectic than clean cut and perfect.�


HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Photographer: Alan Hughes Photography / Florist: Mondo Floral Designs / Cake: Ideas in Icing / Transport: Malu O’s Eco Boat Makeup: TF Makeup / Hair: Hair by Nicola / Decorators: CL Weddings & Events / Entertainment: Speakeasy Band / Stationery: / Gift Registry: Peters of Kensington / Celebrant: Jacqueline Gray / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Sheraton, Noosa Honeymoon: Bali

Lucinda and Angus LUXURY ESTATE WEDDING IN THE HINTERLAND Ceremony + Reception: Spicers Clovelly Estate Photographer: Studio Impressions Guests: 90

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Bride’s dress: Vera Wang Bride’s shoes: Charlotte Olympia Bridesmaid dresses: J Crew Groom’s suit and shoes: Suit was his own; shoes from Crockett & Jones Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Their own Rings: Langfords Jewellers Honeymoon: Peregian Beach



by Spicers

Set in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Spicers Clovelly Estate is an intimate, Europeaninspired estate ideal for weddings. The 22 acre property is filled with grand fig trees and shady jacarandas, and best of all, the property is exclusively yours on your wedding day. The romantic setting with 10 luxurious accommodation suites, award winning catering and expert staff will ensure a wedding experience like no other.

P. 07 5452 1111 E. 68 Balmoral Road, Montville, QLD

“Spicers was perfect - we hired out the whole place for our families and the bridal party. We also wanted somewhere with great food and wine, and the Long Apron has some of the best food I have ever tasted!�


A.C.M.C., JP (Qual),. Dip Adv.C.W. (Aust)

Top Male Marriage Celebrant in Queensland & Australia ABIA Awards Winner 2008 – Finalist 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Top Australian ‘Designer of Dreams’ Male Celebrant Qld., 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 WEOA Awards – Number 1 Celebrant of the Year, Queensland

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“A lot of our special moments were during the location shoot with our photographer. It was amazing to be finally married and alone - just the two of us, a bottle of champagne and the Hinterland horizon.�


“We wanted our wedding to be glamorous and classic, but with a nod to the Australian countryside.�


the dream team Photographer: Studio Impressions Florist: Mondo Floral Designs Cake: Cake Designs Transport: Mystic Mountain Tours Makeup: Marnie Rappell Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair Decorators: Lovebird Weddings Entertainment: RUSH Entertainment Stationery: + Gee Brothers Celebrant: Merlin Coughlan Wedding Night Accommodation: Spicers Clovelly Estate

“We didn’t want to have too many formal proceedings on the day, however my cousin got his Marriage Celebrant license in the lead up to the wedding in order to marry us. It was an incredibly generous and amazing thing for him to do. It was so wonderful.”

Tipi on the Beach Love in the air, sand in your toes‌ celebrate the night away, stargazing from your beach tipi wedding reception. For the first time on the Sunshine Coast, a marquee wedding on the beach is entirely possible at Novotel Twin Waters Resort. IMAGES BY TERRI HANLON PHOTOGRAPHY


Hollywood starlet sleek bouncy curls make for a glam bridal hair style.

Warm tones complement Riley’s pretty blue eyes and the perfect pink pout is a fresh bridal makeup design.


Riley wears “Eloise” by Anna Campbell, a gown lousy with lace and romance, and in added delight, a soft shimmer of sequins.

Every time this bouquet is gazed upon it reveals another sweet little detail. White Advance and Spray Roses, accented with pops of colour from Citrine and Malaya Gem Roses, misty, lisianthus, Snapdragons and berries.

Tiffany-style ghost chairs allow the rustic florals to shine. Lots of foliage in the aisle floral arrangements is that perfect touch of something special in the greenery-rich location.

Serene ceremony setting on the waterfront Pandanus lawn at Novotel Twin Waters.


Jonny wears a slate gray suit with a silver-blue and white floral tie for a unique twist on this otherwise classic look. An autumn leaf anchors his white rose boutonniere, representative of the season.


In a Tipi Luxe marquee, wedding reception styling can be rustic or classic, or a harmonious fusion of both. Fairy lights are a must in any marquee. In another impressive lighting feat - a chandelier hung from a fresh floral woven horizontal suspended ladder.


Opulent wedding reception styling with gold cutlery and charger plates to offset the duck egg blue crockery and matching stationery.


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Giving the dessert table a new edge is the pie stand, full of absolutely gorgeous, delectable homemade-style creations. A gold and duck egg blue two-tiered cake with white flowers in keeping with our colour theme.



“Harper” from Anna Campbell’s Forever Entwined collection creates a sexy silhouette of delicate lace and features eye-catching silver beading and layered skirt evolving into a lavish train.


the dream team Photography: Terri Hanlon Photography / Venue: Novotel Twin Waters Resort Tipi Marquee: Tipi Luxe / Styling: Beedazzled Events / Florals: Styling Hue Floral Creative / Stationery: The Wondery / Hair: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair Makeup: Boudoir Blush / Dresses + accessories: Anna Campbell / Suit + shoes: Suits Direct / Pie Stand: Mickey’s Sweet Treats / Cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire / Models: Riley and Jonny

Lauren and Jack DIY WEDDING ON GRANDDAD’S FARM Ceremony + Reception: Private Farm Photographer: Andrea Sproxton Photography Guests: 75 Wedding budget: $13,000


“I have always dreamt of being married on a farm, surrounded by trees and nature. It was a lot of hard work to make it happen but it was all worth it in the end.�

wedding secrets Bride’s dress: Ferrari Formal Wear Bride’s accessories + shoes: Forever New Bridesmaids’ dresses + shoes: Forever New Bridesmaids’ accessories: Colette Groom’s and Groomsmens’ suit + shoes: Connor Rings: Michael Hill Jewellers DIY: All decorations, signs and cake stand. Honeymoon: Singapore + Malaysia



“My mum was involved with most of the DIY projects. My bridesmaids were always there to help with every little detail and the groomsmen were there to do the heavy lifting!�


the dream team Photographer: Andrea Sproxton Photography Florist: Flower Shack, Morayfield Caterer: Terry & Leah’s Camp Oven Cooking Cake: Meshelle’s Specialty Cakes Transport: Hertz Hire Car + a family friend’s Maserati Hair + Makeup: JPS Hair and Beauty Rentals: RR Hire Caboolture Entertainment: Jake Hill Music Pastor: Brendan Woods Wedding Night Accommodation: Narrows Escape, Montville

2009 & 2010 ABIA Finalist




Showroom Unit 2 11B Venture Drive, Noosaville 4566 Postal PO Box 1603, Noosaville DC 4566 Phone 07 5474 0299 Fax 07 5474 0899 Email

A charming wedding venue set in the beautiful Sunshine Coast countryside right on the bank of the Maroochy River. Contact us 07 5474 2120

Property Address By Appointment Only 1410 Yandina-Coolum Road, Yandina




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