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WESTIVAL ON THE NORTH SHORE
VANESSA + MARK
Intimate Noosa Beach Wedding
CASEY + NATHAN
Luxe Minimalist Noosa Wedding
XANTHE + BEN
Vegan Boho Wedding
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FIND YOUR TRIBE
editor’s note Of late, I have found myself mentally fistbumping every last couple whose wedding crosses my inbox, and saying a great big, “Yasssss!” to all the brides we host in our private Facebook group. You gosh-darn geniuses have been breaking it down, coming back to what weddings are really about. Family. Making memories. Good times and great food. Tying the knot with your best friend.
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When it comes to your wedding, if all these things are present, you’ve got yourself one perfect celebration of love. You guys are planning your big days around the feelings and emotions you want to experience on the day, and the memories you want to look back on. I, for one, think that’s brilliant. As in all things in life, when you’re truly genuine, and approaching your wedding planning with love in your heart, you can’t go wrong. Here’s to you gorgeous people, and another great edition with all the pretty things that are the icing on the cake of your dream day. I hope you adore this creative collation as much I adored putting it together for you! Love,
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VANESSA + MARK. Inti m ate Noos a Beac h Wed d i ng Cerem ony: Beac h Ac c es s 1 4 , Noos a Bea ch Rec epti on: Ru m ba Wi ne Ba r , Sai ls Res tau r a nt Photographer: BX CSMX T H Nu m ber of gu es ts: 2 2 Wed d i ng bu d get: $15, 0 0 0
WE DD I N G S E CR E T S Bride's dress: J'adore Groom's attire: Gisbon Earrings: Samantha Wills Shoes: The Iconic Honeymoon: Bali
â€œI wanted a bouqet with lots of soft, warm colours to be the stand out as there wasn't a lot of colour in the wedding.â€?
BXCSMXTH PHOTO S & F I L M www.bxcsmxth.com
â€œFor me, the most emotional part was walking down the aisle. The enormity of what the day meant to me hit me at that moment. Luckily I had my dad there to back me up.
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â€œWe feel so blessed to have found each other that it deserved a celebration. Any excuse to party!â€?
â€œWe didn't have a bridal party, cake or a first dance, and it made no difference.â€?
HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Photography: BXCSMXTH Videography: Big Smiles Florist: Kate Dawes Flower Design Makeup artist: Amelia Livingstone Hair stylist: Hair by Jaimi Rentals: Sunshine Hire Wedding night accommodation: Noosa Blue Resort
ON THE NORTH SHORE Images by Luke Middlemiss Photography Venue: Beach Road Holiday Homes
In a lush tipi setting designed for comfort and style, our clean contemporary-meets-bohemian bridal inspiration shoot has a distinctly humble elegance and down-to-earth, relaxed-yet-glam vibes.
FL AWL ESS, WEDDING MA KEU P. SUNSHI NE COAST , HI NT ERL AND & BRI SBANE. WWW.BOUDOIRBLUSH.COM.AU J O I N U S O N I N S TA G R A M
Off the beaten track, a short ferry ride from Noosaville, is Noosa North Shore. Beach Road Holiday Homes is a sanctuary surrounded by bush, where 49 architecturally-designed homes are nestled close to secluded pristine beaches. The ideal location for a getaway weekend wedding for you and all your guests.
For contemporary boho vibes, a shimmery smokey eye with nude lip, and soft curls in a relaxed side chignon up style.
A fresh white ceremony set up on the sprawling grassed area onsite at Beach Road Holiday Homes
Under the tipi, beachy flavours were used to create an earthy setting with ultimate comfort and natural elements in mind. Macrame and tassels were in the details, along with bamboo, natural wood furniture and lots of textures.
From their handsome van, the chef from Vanteen Catering created some fresh delectable dishes.
White rattan lanterns and an abundance of throw cushions were scattered amongst the oversized ottomans, bean bags, and sofas for plenty of nooks for chill out areas.
White chocolate and raspberry mud cake with ivory buttercream, iced in champagne and blush confetti icing and topped with fresh flowers.
The Kombi Photo Booth provides equal parts fun and style.
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GOURMET FOODS FROM OUR CUSTOM FOOD VAN
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An array of white blooms with lush foliage makes up all the stunning floral arrangements using peonies, anthuriums, Queen Anneâ€™s Lace, lisanthus, snapdragons, Phaelenopsis Orchids and the sweetest little bunny tails.
Deminique wears ‘Mimi’, a whimsical sheath gown of tulle and ornate lace from White Lily Couture.
Tim wears â€˜Christianâ€™, a dark navy slim fit suit with white French cuff shirt and cufflinks, teamed with a modern slim navy polka dot tie and pocket square. Offering a trendy twist with tan belt and shoes.
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Photography: Luke Middlemiss Photography Venue: Beach Road Holiday Homes Tipi: Tipi Luxe Styling, stationery + decor: Splash Events Florist: Flax Flower Makeup: Boudoir Blush Beauty & Makeup Hair: Evalyn Parsons Photo booth: Kombi Photo Booth Catering: Vanteen Catering Celebrant: Kath Tilly Wedding Celebrant Cake: Chocolate2Chilli Dress + accessories: White Lily Couture Groomâ€™s attire: Suits Direct Models: Deminique + Tim, iModel Management
Weâ€™ve named Spicers Clovelly one of our must-see Sunshine Coast venues in our carefully curated 2017-2018 Venue Guide.
To help you with your wedding venue short list, weâ€™ve compiled a comprehensive break down of everything from price range to curfew, accommodation options, and details on style, food - everything you need to know.
We asked some of our beloved Brides Tribe to share their fave engagement shoot photo with us, so we could give you some inspiration on outfits and locations for your own.
SIMONE + COREY Noosa Main Beach Mallory Sparkles Photography
SHELBY + BEN Shelly Beach, Caloundra Nevermist Photography
BRITTANY + TERRY Moffat Beach headland Chloe Jordan Photography
MIKAELA + NICK Sunshine Coast hinterland Mallory Sparkles Photography
J O I N O U R F A CE B O O K G RO UP - Join our private brides only Facebook group, Sunshine Coast Brides Tribe, to connect with other brides and ask our Brideâ€™s Tree team for expert advice on your wedding.
KIMBERLEY + STEVEN Point Cartwright Emma Nayler Photographer
ROBERTA + ALEX Emu Mountain Nicola Holland Photography
ALI + KLADE Mudjimba Beach Ash & Stone Photography
AMY + DB Downtown Caloundra Brian Rogers Photographics
Luxe Minimalist Noosa Wedding Ceremony: Chaplin Park, Noosaville Reception: Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar Photographer: White Images Number of guests: 72 Wedding budget: $34,000
"Seeing each other for the first time on the day was so emotional. I wish I could bottle up the memory of that feeling, but I wont be forgetting it anytime soon."
SittingSitting right right on the Noosa River withuninterrupted uninterrupted on the Noosa Riverand and with waterwater views,views, offering a private and romantic location forfor Noosa weddings. offering a private and romantic location Noosa weddings. www.noosawaterfrontrestaurant.com.au
W E D D ING S ECRETS Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes / Earrings: Samantha Wills / Veil: Any New Bridal / Bouquet ribbon: Illume Silks / Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaid dresses: Esther Boutique Luxe Collection Bridesmaids’ shoes: Novo / Bridesmaids’ accessories: Lovisa earrings, Novo beaded clutches, and bracelets from Etsy store, ThePitAPat / Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits and shoes: Peter Jackson jacket and shirt, Blazer chinos and Blaq shoes. Bow tie and pocket square from Etsy store PinkandDink / Page boy’s bow tie and suspenders: Etsy store RaphaelJr / DIY: Menus, save-the-date cards, and table numbers, signage and seating plan. Arbour was made with some Pinterest inspiration / Honeymoon: The Maldives
"We decided on Noosa Waterfront Restaurant because it just felt right. We have fond memories of spending mini getaways in Noosa and we wanted to be a step away from Brisbane so we could really feel and embrace the excitement away from normal life distractions."
"From day one, Nathan has made me feel completely and utterly content in myself and the love we have for each other."
H A ND -P ICKED TEAM TH AT MA D E I T A L L HA PPE N
Photographer: White Images / Videographer: Down the Rabbit Hole Productions / Florist: Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio / Cake: Tome / Transport: Chauffeured Elegance / Makeup Artist: Mimosa Beauty / Hair Stylist: Evalyn Parsons / Decorators: Splash Events / Invitations: Lauren Dillon Designs / Pink smoke: Coloured Smoke / Celebrant: Kirsty Spencer Celebrant / Wedding Night Accommodation: Peppers Resort and Spa, Noosa
B E S P O K E | E N C H A N T I N G | U N F O R G E T TA B L E Tipi Luxe, Peregian Beach QLD M 0439 046 888 E email@example.com
www.tipiluxe.com.au Photographer Talitha Crawford | Venue Maleny Manor | Stylist Love Bird Weddings | Florist Mondo Floral Designs
Xanthe X A N T H &Ben E + BEN Vegan Boho Wedding Ceremony + reception: Maleny Retreat Photographer: Janneke Storm Number of guests: 80 Wedding budget: $38,000
"Our biggest challenge was trying to fit everything into our budget. Things were so much more costly than we expected and there was a lot of things we didnâ€™t think about in the original planning process.â€?
“I’ll never forget the magical feeling. It was like we were in a fairytale and everything was perfect.”
Unit 4, 32 Technology Drive Warana Qld Tel: 07 5443 6484 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“We couldn’t go past the stunning location and views from Maleny Retreat. We both live on the Sunshine Coast and wanted to keep the wedding local.”
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H A N D - P I C K E D T E A M T H AT M A D E IT ALL HAPPEN Photography: Janneke Storm Flowers: Campbell and Bradley Flowers Styling + decor: Cloud Nine Weddings Tipi: Tipi Luxe Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry Hair: Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing Catering: Green Street Catering Caravan bar: Head Over Wheels Cake: Soul Foods DJ: Brandon Smith Celebrant + MC: Suzanne Riley
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