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contents real weddings

Real Weddings

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CASSIE + HAYDEN

Open Space Marquee Wedding

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KAHLIE + MATS

DIY on Little Cove

A Little Old Barn Wedding

HANNAH + DANIEL


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YOUNG LOVE IN THE COUNTRY

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LUXE TROPICAL WEDDING STYLE

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BRIDAL BEAUTY: A GARDEN OF ELEGANCE

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


editor’s note I am always pumped at the beginning of each year, as I know there’s a brand new year of wedding trends sprawling before us, new people to meet in our amazing, thriving local wedding industry and a new journey beginning for couples recently engaged. If you’re here for the first time, welcome! I’ll have you know it’s my mission to play a small part in making this year, as you plan your wedding, the most incredible year of your life. Picturing you trawling through magazine pages makes me smile so hard! It spurs me on to come up with pretty things, prettier than the last, to show you every day.

PUBLISHERS Sally Townsend & Jenny Cooper ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE Joelle Spinola 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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.

Our Summer magazine is a great start to our year together. I hope you find even one small thing in here that makes you exclaim, “I have to have that!” Please make sure if we help you find just the thing for your wedding that you get in contact to let us know. The Bride’s Tree team gets a true kick out of that! We love hearing from you, sharing in your wedding-planning adventures, answering questions you may have, and taking requests for what you would like to see on our blog and in our magazine. Congratulations on your engagement, gorgeous! We are pretty much going to be best friends for this next little while, I thought you should know.

Sally xo


Behind the scenes‌ At the bridal showcase

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Our pretty little stand was styled by Simply Style Co.

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Brides in the Bush

Bright and Beautiful Wedding

Fun Maleny Wedding


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When young lovers turn their summer romance into forever, it’s a beautiful thing, and most certainly calls for a festive countryside wedding on an exclusive private property, complete with daisy chains and a cosy tipi by an open fire. IMAGES BY WHEN ELEPHANT MET ZEBRA STYLING: L&L CO. EVENTS LOCATION: YABBALOUMBA RETREAT 


THE DREAMY YOUTHFUL BRIDE NEEDS LITTLE EMBELLISHMENT. Just a simple enhancement of features with soft eyes and a lick of shine on her perfect pout. Brooke’s long tresses feature an angelic double halo of braids.


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Jackson is debonair in his navy three-piece suit with cheeky bow tie, styled by Suits Direct.


THE SUNSHINE COAST’S LEADING SUIT RETAIL & HIRE SPECIALISTS Extensive range of menswear from classic cuts and vintage suits through to the latest European design. Shop 3, 137 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba (07) 5444 0204 | suits-direct@bigpond.com | www.suitsdirect.com.au


Brooke wears a cathedral length veil with “Coco�, a stunning romantic gown with beautiful lace detailed plunging neckline and delightful lace and silk layered mermaid skirt.

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CLICK TO PLAY Adorable 2-minute film by Jasper & Ruby Visions.


A RUSTIC SIMPLISTIC GARDEN CEREMONY Earthy, rustic terracotta urns and vessels for floral arrangements up the garden aisle.


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OUR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS were created using a unique gathering of yellows, greens and whites using marigolds, daisies, zinnias, variegated foliage, spider plants and olive leaves.


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TABLESCAPE SCATTERED WITH A FLOWERING OVERFLOW in rustic terracotta pots, offset by the shiny glassware, and bringing light and love – pillar candles. “Elianah” is an alluring bold design for classic bride with an edge. The delicate lace corseted bodice meets a waist banner before cascading into a frothy tulle gathered layered skirt.


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WAGON WHEEL CHANDELIER ADORNED WITH HANGING GREENERY and daisies giving a wildflower field feeling, bringing the outdoors in. Personalised jars of love to say merci, mes amis.


Our cake sports daisies handmade from sugar icing and copper detailing.


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Fresh and full of flavour – an Australian summer wedding wouldn’t be quite right without seafood delicacies.


Inside the barn, our young lovers celebrate with photo booth fun. Each corner brings weathered textures of impeccably flawed character.


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Tucked away in the Sunshine Coast countryside, Yabbaloumba Retreat offers a plethora of natural and undisturbed inspiration. Rolling hills with grazing cattle and serene dams add to the country charm. To enquire about this private property, contact L&L Co. Events.


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“Chanel” features a sequined drop waist bodice with scoop neckline and tiered tulle skirt for extra frivolous fun. All gowns from Her’s Bridal.


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THE DREAM TEAM Coordination / Joelle, The Bride’s Tree Photography / When Elephant Met Zebra Location / Private Property, contact L&L Co. Events Location / Yabbaloumba Retreat Flowers / Heavenly Blooms Planning & Stylist / L&L Co. Events Décor / Confetti Events Hair / Evalyn Parsons Hair Makeup / Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist Catering / L&L Co. Events Cake / Ideas in Icing Celebrant / Darienne Davis Dress / Her’s Bridal Groom’s attire / Suits Direct Bomboniere / Chef Favours Photo booth / The Photo Booth Collective Models / Brooke Styles + Jackson Law


Cassie + Hayden

Open Space Marquee Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Maleny Retreat Photographer: Milque Photography Guests: 27 Wedding Budget: $45,000


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“We did a first look before our ceremony and it was my absolute favourite part of the day. Hayden had never worn a suit before and he knew nothing about my dress, so it was really exciting for both of us. We knew it was going to be an emotional moment and wanted to have that just for us.� 45


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wedding secrets Bridal gown: Willow Hastings | Shoes: Windsor Smith | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Tania Olsen | Accessories: Samantha Wills | Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: Michael Innis | Bride’s rings: Tiffany & Co. | Groom’s ring: Michael Hill DIY: Seating chart, signs, and some decorations | Honeymoon: Fiji


“One of the great things about our venue is that all of the photos were done on site. The property is huge so there are a tonne of beautiful areas that we were able to get photos that were all really unique and different from one another.�

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“The weather ended up being perfect, there was not a single cloud in the sky and the temperature was amazing! We even ended up with the most beautiful blood moon that rose up from the mountains in front of our marquee into a full moon.�

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Hand-picked Team T h at M a d e I t A l l H a p p e n

Photography: Milque Photography and Films Wedding coordination: Pack a Perfect Party Flowers & Decorations: Pack a Perfect Party Cake: Chocolate2Chilli Makeup + Hair: Twidale Hair & Makeup Entertainment: Josh Lovegrove Stationery: Design Meets Paper, Senna Jean Designs Gift registry: Myer Rentals: Nomadic Tents, Equip4Hire Catering: Cream Catering Celebrant: Samantha Townsend Wedding night accommodation: Maleny Retreat

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INTIMATE AND DECADENT, INSPIRED BY A DISTANT ISLAND OASIS Images by Antony Merat International Photographer Styling by Style Le Aisle


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The outdoor ceremony setting is anchored by a stunning statement macramĂŠ arch, complemented by natural bentwood chairs and surrounded by lush emerald leaves.


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The reception setting continues the tropical theme, with Nautilus and Clam shells punctuating the selection of succulent greens, pineapples, bananas and coconuts atop a raw hardwood trestle table.

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A tablescape with all the right special touches; a gentle fragrance from scented candles and handmade soap bombonnieres, and low-hanging ferns enhance the intimacy of the dining setting.


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Customised organic wooden menus and place cards.

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Refreshments are served from apothecary jars brimming with fresh seasonal fruits, piled high copper wire baskets, and simple silver urns.


Planning & Stylist / Style Le Aisle Photography / Antony Merat International Photographer Venue & Makeup / Spicers Tamarind Retreat Flowers / Twig & Grace Dresses / Eve Boutique Hair / Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair Makeup / Spicers Tamarind Retreat Stationery / Stimuli Couture Design Necklaces / Salita Matthews Rings / Underwoods Fine Jewellers Bracelets / Pakaria Powell Models / Pakaria and Freya


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“When we chose to have our wedding on a Sunday, Mats said let's make it a casual affair like a Sunday Sesh. He said we could call it a Sunday Wesh. I loved that idea and that just stuck!�


Making your event uniquely yours

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“We make a good team and we both have similar goals and family values. Mats cooks, I clean. He loses things, I find them. He exercises, I cheer him on. We love hanging out together and supporting each other. Mats has helped me reach my goal of becoming a pilot, probably because he knew one day he could reap the benefits of staff travel!"

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“The band was our biggest cost aside from the venue. You've got to have a band if you have a barn! They created a very vibrant atmosphere, and with all the lighting and hay on the ground, it was a proper hoedown.�

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Showroom Unit 2 11B Venture Drive, Noosaville 4566 Postal PO Box 1603, Noosaville DC 4566 Phone 07 5474 0299 Fax 07 5474 0899 Email info@firstclassfunctions.com.au

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

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


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HANNAH + DANIEL DIY ON LITTLE COVE Ceremony: Little Cove, Noosa Reception: Sails Restaurant, Noosa Photographer: Matt Rowe Photography Guests: 75 Wedding Budget: $35,000


“Daniel and I have a lot of family and friends in Adelaide, so we wanted a wedding that would show them how beautiful the Sunshine Coast is, and share this beautiful part of Australia with them.�


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Bridal gown: Mira Mandic Accessories: Mimco bag Bridesmaid dresses: Review Bridesmaids’ accessories: Her own Groom’s and groomsmen’s suit and shoes: Ben Sherman Rings: Engagement ring: James Allen, Wedding ring: Secrets, Grooms ring: custom designed and hand made in Israel. DIY: Stationery, favours, and decorations.


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“The whole day went together perfectly. When I was standing next to Daniel getting married apparently I was jiggling around with happiness, and every one told us that we just looked so happy that it was infectious, love was certainly in the air!�


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“When we started planning, we decided the main thing people talk about after a wedding, is the food! So we knew we wanted to have our reception somewhere that has amazing food and service.�

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HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Photography: Matt Rowe Photography Decorators: Love Struck Weddings and Events Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs Makeup: Jessica Michelle Hair: Hair by Nicola Entertainment: Harii Bandhu Cake: Le Bon Delice Dance instruction: My Dance Obsession Celebrant: Louise Knight Wedding night accommodation: Saks on Hanstings (see Belle Property)


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A Garden of

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BRIDAL BEAUTY


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Sarah’s high set chignon upstyle draws the focus upwards from her gorgeous red lip to her softly defined eyes. Striking and timeless.

beauty team Rolling Scissors and KJ Artistry.


Kate sports an incredible voluminous loose braided mane and sultry warm-toned smokey eye makeup and a nude lip.

beauty team

Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing and Jenna Turner Makeup Artistry.

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Sarah’s makeup focuses on her beautiful eyes with smoked out grey-tones. Her hair is swept back into a textured low bun with a braided feature.


Kate's long locks are pulled into a voluminous loose style, intricately fishtail braided and curled with intent to sweep to one side; a creative contemporary bridal look with lashes for days and a moody smokey eye.


the dream team Photography Matt Rowe Photography Venue Eumundi Dairy Dresses, accessores + shoes Judy Copley Bridal Hair Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing and Rolling Scissors Makeup Jenna Turner Makeup Artistry and KJ Artistry Models Kate + Sarah


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