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CASUALLY ELEGANT IN THE COUNTRY

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THE BEDOUIN BRIDE

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SUNSHINE + HAPPINESS

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CATCHING DREAMS + FADING STARS


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real weddings Real Weddings

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AISLINN + TOM

Garden Wedding in the Hinterland

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Find Your Tribe Blog Highlights


editor’s note I’m going to admit it. I’m dreaming of a White Christmas. Having done exactly zero shivering on any of my 33 Christmases so far, I’m looking forward to the day I can don a Bridget Jonesstyle ugly jumper and rug up for my favourite day of the year. This Christmas, I’m afraid I’ll be sweating it out with the rest of the Queenslanders, foregoing turkey and hot roasted nuts in favour of cold cuts and fresh seafood. Instead of eggnog, we will be sipping on Pimms or iced tea. No sledding for us – we’ll be toting our SUP boards to the beach instead.

PUBLISHERS Sally Townsend & Jenny Cooper 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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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. com.au 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.

Of course it’s quite delightful to have Christmas in summer in Australia, particularly in Queensland, where the weather Gods have blessed us disproportionately. I simply must make the effort to get to see that White Christmas of my dreams someday, though, so I’m telling you all so you can hold me to my word. If I’m not at least planning a White Christmas holiday by this time next year, I want you to all call me ridiculous. Thanking you in advance and wishing you all the Happiest of Christmasses.

Sally xo


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Shelly Beach really turned it on for us, and the drone captured it in all its glory.

We were all rather enamoured by Tango, the horse.

Photos by When Elephant Met Zebra for our Bedouin Bride shoot.


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FASHION - KIDS

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HEALTH & FITNESS

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INVITATIONS

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PHOTO BOOTHS

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PRE-WEDDING CELEBRATIONS

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Springtime Wedding Cakes /

Secret garden in Caloundra

Engaged and Glam in the Woods


Casually Elegant IN THE COUNTRY Tucked away in a secluded spot just outside Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland,

a pretty little cottage sits amidst a garden, waiting for lovebirds to start their Happily Ever Afters.

IMAGES BY LINDY YEWEN PHOTOGRAPHY / STYLING BY SPLASH EVENTS PRIVATE PROPERTY SOURCED BY WILD HEART WEDDINGS


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hair + makeup

Dreamy and textured, this voluminous loose hairstyle is both relaxed and elegant. Marlene’s striking lip colour is perfectly matched to the crimson blooms in her hair and bouquet.


suit

Navy is the new black. Teamed with a

crisp white shirt and tie to compliment

the bride’s attire, it’s a classic look that is always a winner.

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dress

Marlene wears “Raquel”, a head-turning full lace gown by Judy Copley Bridal.


bouquet

Apricot Juliette David Austin Roses, White

Ranunculus, Flax Flower, Grande Jubilee Roses,

Astilbe, and mixed winter seasonal blooms make up the bride’s absolutely beautiful bouquet.


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ceremony

Statement floral arrangements of grandiose proportions take an idyllic setting to the next level. Natural finish Hamptons-style chairs are a comfortable and stylish

provision for guests. The happy couple framed by a floraladorned natural wood arbour with that spectacular view making a superb backdrop.


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recept ion

Crystal glassware with touches of gold in the tablescape

and dark grey linen create the basis for the intimate dinner

setting on the stone cottage deck. Luscious, full fresh flower centerpieces bring colour and life to the occasion.


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cakes

The understated hand-painted watercolour tiered

cakes in cool and warm neutrals, graduating to a crisp white are adorned with fresh flowers.


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food

Rich and satisfying: a grazing platter good for

sharing, full of the most satisfying of indulgences.


click to watch 2-minute film by BXCSMXTH


Creative Crew COORDINATION: WILD HEART WEDDINGS

VENUE: PRIVATE PROPERTY, MALENY (WILD HEART WEDDINGS) PHOTOGRAPHY: LINDY YEWEN PHOTOGRAPHY STYLING: SPLASH EVENTS

FLOWERS: WILLOW BUD WEDDING FLOWERS VIDEOGRAPHY: BXCSMXTH

CATERING: NOOSA CATERING

CAKE: SWEET P CAKES AND COOKIES STATIONERY: SPLASH EVENTS HAIR: EVALYN PARSONS HAIR

MAKE UP: NATALIE HUNTER MAKEUP ARTIST GOWN: JUDY COPLEY BRIDAL SUIT: SUITS DIRECT

MODELS: SAM DEAN AND MARLENE PAINE


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the bedouin bride Images by When Elephant Met Zebra L o c at i o n : S h e l ly B e a c h , C a l o u n d r a

Complete with decked-out tipi abode, our Bedouin bride’s b e ac h s a n c t u a ry h a s a l l t h e m a k i n g s o f a n i n t i m at e b o h e m i a n s e t t i n g w i t h a d i s t i n c t ly M e x i c a n e d g e .

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Bridal tipi retreat in the dunes, styled with boho blankets, macramĂŠ cushions, cane touches and succulents. A relaxed intimate setting for toasting a new marriage.


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Relaxed beachy waves and flawless makeup with a pop of coral on the lips.


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Sharri wears the Inca gown by Grace Loves Lace and a little something blue in the form of earrings by Salita Matthews.


Wild and free. Unruly drippings of leafy foliage with coral peonies positioned poignantly for some bright Spring colour.


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creative crew

Photography: When Elephant Met Zebra | Tipi + dÊcor: Wandering Abodes Props: Style Le Aisle | Flowers: Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio | Hair: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair | Makeup: Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry Dress: Grace Loves Lace | Jewellery: Salita Matthews | Model: Sharri Mace Horse: Tango


AISLINN + TOM GARDEN WEDDING IN THE HINTERLAND Ceremony + Reception: Half Moon Hideaway Photographer: Matt Rowe Photography Guests: 70 Wedding budget: $45,000


“In terms of the style of our wedding, we wanted our day to be relaxed and rustic whilst also being beautiful & elegant. For our colour palette we decided on white, ivory, deep burgundy and gold.�


wedding secrets

Bridal gown: Pronovias | Veil: Percy Handmade veil, The Bridal Room undergarments | Bride’s jewellery: Greg Neill Jewellers | Shoes: Georgie’s Bridal Shoes | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Forherandforhim | Bridesmaids’ shoes: Novo | Jewellery: Etsy | Groom’s attire: Roger David | Groomsmen’s attire: Roger David | Rings: Greg Neill Jewellers | DIY: Invitations, frames to hang polaroids, wedding favours | Honeymoon: Europe in March 2017

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“I felt so incredibly blessed and grateful on my wedding day, it is such an amazing feeling looking around at all of your loved ones who have joined together to celebrate your love!�


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Hand-picked Team That Made It All Happen Photography: Matt Rowe Photography Videography: BXCSMXTH Wedding Planning: Made to Match Events Reception venue: Half Moon Hideaway Styling: Made to Match Events Tables + chairs: Simply Style Co. Catering: Something for Catering Cake + desserts: Tome Flowers: Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio Makeup: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair Celebrant: Cassandra Neilson – Coastline Celebrant Wedding night accommodation: Half Moon Hideaway

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Sunshine +

QUINTESSENTIALLY SPRINGTIME WITH Y

Images by Jennifer Oliphant / Styling by Si


+ Happiness

YELLOW ROSES AND SWEET LITTLE DAISIES.

imply Style Co. / Venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s


RECEPTION Gold candlesticks and charger plates, bring opulence and grounding to the fresh yellow and white colour palette. FLOWERS Floral arrangements of Easter Daisy, Ranunculus, Blue Gum, Yellow Billy Buttons, Yellow Freesias, Yellow Roses, Andromeda, White Snap Dragons and Dusty Miller. HAIR + MAKEUP The bride dons a bohemian style, giving a daisychain-maker vibe with robust braids in her hair finished off with a dainty flower crown. Her makeup is young and radiant with lashes for days. CEREMONY A quaint chapel with a breathtaking view of the Glasshouse Mountains resides onsite at Weddings at Tiffany’s.

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The bride dons a bohemian style, giving a daisy-chain-maker vibe with robust braids in her hair finished off with a dainty flower crown. Her makeup is young and radiant with lashes for days.


Floral arrangements of Easter Daisy, Ranunculus, Blue Gum, Yellow Billy Buttons, Yellow Freesias, Yellow Roses, Andromeda, White Snap Dragons and Dusty Miller.


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A quaint chapel with a breathtaking view of the Glasshouse Mountains resides onsite at Weddings at Tiffany’s.


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Gold candlesticks and charger plates, bring opulence and grounding to the fresh yellow and white colour palette.


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creative crew

Photography: Jennifer Oliphant Photographer Venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s Flowers: Tiffany’s Flowers Styling: Simply Style Co. Cake: Cake Designs Favours: Chef Favours Hair: Dot & Birdie Makeup: Louise Henzell Makeup Artist Transport: Chauffeured Elegance Dress: Babushka Ballerina Suit: Suits Direct Fireworks: Skylighter Fireworks

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catching dreams & fading stars Images by Adriana Watson Photography Styling by Coast to Country Weddings and Events Location: Currimundi Lake


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A trio of dream catchers in blue to reflect the serene lake location reside alongside the lush florals on the ceremony arbour. Crimson flowers peek through a troupe of pink and mauve blooms.

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Stately and spilling over, the bouquet is romantic with deep pinks and red blooms of perfection.

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CLICK TO PLAY 2-minute film by BXCSMXTH


Three tiers of deep water and foam – an ocean-inspired delectable dessert. Finished with decadent gold leaf detail and fresh blooms in rich crimson and fuscia hues, elevated on a copper pedestal stand.

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The bride’s tangle of carefree tresses dance about her pretty face, which is home to an exquisite deep-toned matte-finish pout.


creative crew Photography: Adriana Watson Photography Videography: BXCSMXTH Flowers: Heavenly Blooms Styling: Coast to Country Weddings and Events Cake: Chocolate2Chilli Hair: Rolling Scissors Mobile Hairdressing Makeup: The Ballerina Bride Dress: Judy Copley Couture Suit: Suits Direct Dream catchers: Evie Boho Models: Monique Mears + Bronte Wootton


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