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The Bride’s Tree curated

BEST WEDDING VENUES ON THE SUNSHINE COAST A comprehensive guide with all the details you need to choose your dream venue.

IMAGE BY ARTOGRAPHY


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BEYOND THE HORIZON

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LUXE WEDDING AT THE CLUB


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real weddings Real Weddings

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CHLOE + OLIVER

High End Glamour in the Hinterland

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JESS + GABRIEL

Fairytale in Maleny

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Find Your Tribe Blog Highlights


editor’s note Gal pals, we have some exciting new developments at The Bride’s Tree HQ. Firstly we have developed not one, but two incredible brand new resources to assist you in your wedding planning on the Sunshine Coast. We have been working tirelessly on a fully comprehensive, nothing-left-unanswered venue guide in the form of a gorgeous ebook. Seriously, I was a super nosy parker and quizzed each and every venue we personally hand-picked to find out everything from minimum and maximum numbers to noise restrictions. You can enquire with each venue straight from the ebook from your computer or mobile device, or even link directly to Maps to navigate your way there.

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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.

We chose only local venues we absolutely adore and know provide fantastic service, so you can rest assured if they are in our venues ebook, they are completely TBT approved. Our other new resource is completely free and loads of fun – we’ve created a Facebook Group where Jenny and I personally answer your questions, and you can also interact with other Sunshine Coast brides. Make sure you come join our tribe if you haven’t already! With love,

Sally xo


Behind the scenes… Follow @thebridestree on Instagram to stay in touch with the team behind the scenes.

The glamorous side of photo shoots... soldiering on through the rain.

Since we shot atop Emu Mountain, Jenny and I haven’t been able to get enough of it! Jen’s kids and her daughter’s friends are completely taken with the breathtaking view!


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BEAUTY

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CAKES

CATERING

CELEBRANTS

CEREMONY VENUES

CHILD MINDING

DANCE INSTRUCTION

DECORATING & STYLING

EVENTS & EXPOS

FASHION - BRIDES

FASHION - GROOMS

www.thebridestree.com.au Where to Start Planning Your Sunshine Coast Wedding


FASHION - KIDS

FLOWERS

GIFT REGISTRY

HEALTH & FITNESS

HONEYMOON

INVITATIONS

JEWELLERY

MARQUEES

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT

PHOTO BOOTHS

PHOTOGRAPHERS

PRE-WEDDING CELEBRATIONS

RECEPTION VENUES

TRANSPORT

VIDEOGRAPHY

WEDDING ACCOMMODATION

WEDDING PLANNERS

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B E YO N D THE HOR IZON

I M AGE S BY E M M A NAY L E R PHO T OGR A PH E R L O C AT ION: E M U MOU N TA I N

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CR E AT I V E CR E W P H O T O G R A P H Y: E M M A N A Y L E R PHOTOGR A PHER C I N E M A T O G R A P H Y: J E N S E N & Y O U N G ST Y L ING: PR ET T Y L IT T L E L A NE F L O R A L S : H E AV E N LY B L O O M S DR E S S: J U DY C OPL E Y BR I DA L M A K EU P: J EN NA T U R N ER M A K EU P A RT IST RY H A IR : H A IR BY N ICOL A MODEL: A M BER T ER RY

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CHLOE & OLIVER

HIGH END GLAMOUR IN THE HINTERLAND Ceremony + Reception: Spicers Clovelly Estate Photographer: Prue Franzmann Photography Guests: 70


“We were amazed at the start of our relationship about how much we had in common and this ran deeper over time.�


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WEDDING SECRETS Bridal gown: White Lily Couture | Train: Karen Willis Holmes | Crown: Anna Marguerite on Etsy Bridesmaids’ dresses: Zimmermann | Bridesmaids’ shoes: Betts Shoes | Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits: Peter Jackson | Groom’s and Groomsmen’s shoes: Aquila | Rings: Diamonds International DIY: Guestbook | Honeymoon: Bali


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A EUROPEAN-INSPIRED HINTERLAND WEDDING

by Spicers

Set in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Spicers Clovelly Estate is an intimate, European-inspired estate ideal for weddings all year round. You’ll find fig, maple and jacaranda trees across 22 acres of rainforest and rolling hills, all exclusively yours. The romantic setting with 10 luxurious accommodation suites, a 3 bedroom French cottage, catered by the Award winning kitchen team at The Long Apron and expert staff will ensure your wedding experience is like no other. Spicers Clovelly Estate offers you tailor-made Food and Wine menu options, with no minimum numbers. We welcome you to the property for a coffee and a tour with a friendly staff member.

Phone: 07 5452 1111 Email: events.clovelly@spicersretreats.com 68 Balmoral Road, Montville, QLD www.spicersretreats.com


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“We wanted our menu to convey our love of good food and wine and I wanted lots of flowers to really set the scene.� 65


HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Photography: Prue Franzmann Photography Ceremony + reception venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate Flowers: Willow Bud Makeup: Tanielle Jai Hair: PS. I Love Hair Rentals: Adorn Event Hire Transport: Highland Connexion Entertainment: Dan McGahan Celebrant: Suzanne Riley Stationery: Lava Stationery Wedding night accommodation: Spicers Clovelly Estate Wedding website: Square Space

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They may just be YouTube’s cutest couple. Having an inter-continental relationship wasn’t easy for Australian Jess and American Gabriel, who travelled back and forth for a long time before marrying in Maleny. Now there are no more hard goodbyes, only happily ever afters. Fairytale in Maleny Ceremony + Reception: Weddings at Tiffany’s Photography: The Finches Guests: 100

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“We had both our ceremony and reception at the gorgeous Weddings at Tiffany’s in Maleny, Queensland. I’ve never seen a more stunning wedding venue! It was so perfect.”

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“When we were out taking pictures with the bridal party it was still lightly raining but it made the pictures so perfect, the background was so misty and dreamy!�

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Bridal gown: Wendy Makin Bridal | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Forever New Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits: Zara | DIY: Stationery and tree stump cake stand | Honeymoon: Byron Bay + Hawaii

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team that made it all happen

Photography: The Finches | Videography: Michael Kelly | Ceremony + reception venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s | Flowers: Tiffany’s Flowers | Makeup: Jaz Hand | Hair: Mikey Forster Transport: Deluxe Kombi Service | Entertainment: Josh Lovegrove | Celebrant: Jacob Bramos | Wedding night accommodation: Spicers Tamarind Retreat

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WEDDING AT THE CLUB IMAGES BY TERRI HANLON PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: TWIN WATERS GOLF CLUB Wide open spaces and pockets of woods-like scenery beyond the green across the lush grounds in a quiet, serene wedding venue central to the Sunshine Coast in sleepy Twin Waters.


The focal point of the ceremony is the fresh white board decorated with draping floral arrangements beyond the aisle created outdoors with rows of Hamptons chairs. The setting complete with the backdrop of native paper bark trees.

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Lewis wears “Ricky”, a slim fit wool blend suit of slate blue with black satin shawl lapel teamed with a crisp white shirt and classic black bow tie.


THE SUNSHINE COAST’S LEADING SUIT RETAIL & HIRE SPECIALISTS THE SUNSHINE COAST'S LEADING SUIT & RETAIL HIRE SPECIALISTS Extensive range of menswear from classic cuts and vintage suits Extensive range of menswear fromEuropean classic cuts and vintage suits through to the latest design. through to the latest European design.

Shop 3, 137 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba

172 Brisbane | 5444 0204 | suits-direct@bigpond.com | suitsdirect.com.au (07)Road, 5444 Mooloolaba 0204 | suits-direct@bigpond.com | www.suitsdirect.com.au

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Krystal wears “Peppa”, a delicate corded lace and tulle gown with sheer plunging neckline and back with silk button detail and a train. In high glamour fashion, Krystal’s blonde mane has been styled into sleek Old-Hollywood curls with bounce and movement. Her makeup is all about the lashes and that daring deep wine-red lip colour.

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Hair + Makeup In high glamour fashion, Krystal’s blonde mane has been styled into sleek OldHollywood curls with bounce and movement. Her makeup is all about the lashes and that daring deep wine-red lip colour.


Family style long tables in natural wood laden with lush greenery and rich deep wine flowers and gold details. At twilight the strung festoon lights frame the festivities.

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Plush floral arrangements throughout utilising blooms in deep hues of burgundy and wine-red with dahlias, chrysanthemums, and four different kinds of roses.

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An impressive three-tiered cake with burgundy icing rosettes fading into a crisp white top tier adorned with fresh flowers.

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creative CREW

Photography: Terri Hanlon Photography Venue: Twin Waters Golf Club Styling, décor + stationery: Cloud Nine Weddings Reception table: Simply Style Co. Flowers: Poppy Lane Flowers by Design Cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire Dress + jewellery: Erin Clare Couture Groom fashion: Suits Direct Cake: Chocolate 2 Chilli Hair: BySARAHJANE Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry Models: Krystal + Lewis


Creating Amazing Weddings Ceremony and reception styling Complete planning packages Floral and cake design

cloud9weddings@bigpond.com | 07 5443 6484 www.cloudnineweddings.com.au

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IDEAS & INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SUNSHINE COAST WEDDING

The next edition of The Bride’s Tree free online magazine will be out in Spring 2017. www.thebridestree.com.au

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