VOLUME 31 / SPRING 2019
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Telephone: 07 5494 2825 â‹… 409 Mountain View Road Maleny, QLD Australia 4552
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contents real weddings
NICOLA + TYRON
Wed in Serenity at the Pier
BRENT + AIMEE
Backyard Family Affair
JADE + MEGAN
Mountain Views in Maleny
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SHADES OF WHITE
also in this edition 8
WIN A WEDDING RING MAKING WORKSHOP
FIND YOUR TRIBE
editor’s note We’re always asking brides to lay on us their biggest challenges faced while wedding planning. Typically we’re met with a lot of the same concerns - Has the careful selection of vendors been the right choice? Have we strayed too far from the budget? Have we taken everyone else’s preferences too much into consideration and lost sight of our original vision? I wanted to take this moment to say to you - yes, maybe, and perhaps? But don’t worry! Here’s the thing - unless you’re a professional event planner, you’ve never done something like this before! And if it just so happens that you are in fact an event planner, you’ve not planned your own biggest day of your life before, so it’s natural for emotions to run high this time. It’s all going to be alright. PUBLISHERS Sally Townsend & Jenny Cooper EDITOR Sally Townsend GRAPHIC DESIGNER Now or Never Design Copyright The Bride’s Tree 2018 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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.
Recently I wrote an article in which some of our beautiful bride friends were so kind as to lay bare their biggest wedding day fears. I feel this will be relieving and helpful to anyone who not only shares some of these same fears, but is frightened to say them out loud. What’s that old saying - a burden shared is a burden halved? You can do this, because you can do hard things, and the reward will be immense. Love,
Behind the Scenes WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR TRIBE Some of our Sunshine Coast Brides’ Tribe members share how the free Facebook group was helpful while wedding planning…
“This group was so incredibly valuable in helping us to navigate, select and feel extremely confident in our choice of vendors who we loved!” - Lauren
“I am so thankful for this insightful group of women sharing their ideas, hot tips and vendor experiences... a sisterhood of brides sharing their journeys to the altar.” - Juanita
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“This group was amazing for all of the little details you'd never even think of when you've never planned a wedding before!” - Allie Image by Bonnie Jenkins
"This platform introduced us to amazing vendors based on the Sunshine Coast for us to create the most amazing Tipi Love Fest EVER!” - Boo Image by Shae Estella Photo
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FL AWLESS, 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
“Keep it simple, choose professionals, and trust your wedding team. Be open to situations that will pop up and remember it’s a day to declare your love and celebrate.”
wedding secrets WEDDING SECRETS
Bride’s dress, veil + jumpsuit: Marilyn Crystelle Bridal Bride’s shoes: Novo Bride’s earrings: Ruby and Jade Groom’s attire hire: Suits Direct Flowergirl’s dress: Myer DIY: Piñata filling Honeymoon: Noosa Tablelands Escape eco glamping
“I’ll never forget how happy we were and just how perfect everything was. We had a quiet moment on the beach and the sound of the waves crashing stood out to me; the sunset was just beautiful.”
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THAT MADE HAPPEN that madeITit ALL all happen HAN D- P ICKED T EA M
Photographer: Emma Nayler Photographer Videographer: Forever Features / Venue + Catering: Pier 33 Mooloolaba / Florist: Lauren Jones / Grazing Station: Grazing Acres / Cake: Licious Cakes
Favours: Paper Tarts Piñatas / Makeup: Jenna Turner Makeup Artistry Hair: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair / Neon Sign: Neon Collective
Styling: Style Le Aisle + Brett’s Plants / Entertainment: Cut A Rug Dj
Stationery: Little J Designs / Celebrant: Cassandra Nielson Celebrant Wedding Night Accommodation: Vacay Co.
shades of white I MAGE S BY W YL DE F OL K S TU D IO
“There’s no way to know where you end and I begin”
Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry, The Ohana Group, Love + Water Photography,
Whimsical lace-like foliage and chiffon throughout the fourpost arbour, all of this creating a romantic yet welcoming framework over a lovers table
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â€œIf you were the ocean and I was the sun, I could just fade into youâ€? 38
CREATIVE CREW Concept, Styling, Florals, Prop Hire: Bonnie Blue Vintage Hire Photography: Wylde Folk Studio Film: Blue Vale Films Dress: Jordanna Regan Couture Makeup + Hair: Lacey Clark Makeup Artistry Coral styling props & Crystal Champagne Glasses: Alchemy Hire and Design Table Linens, Crockery + Cuttlery: Ivy and Bleu Events Stationery: Studio B Couture Cake: Magnolia Cake Boutique Silk Ribbons + Ring Box: Heirloom Bride Jewellery + Accessories: Little White Couture Models: Brooke Fenton + Benjamin Pringle
“I’d fall like a tear so your light could shine through”
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CON CEPT, S TYLI NG, F LO RALS, PR OP H IR E : B ON N IE B L U E VIN TAG E H IR E PHO TO GRAP H Y: W YL DE F OL K S TU D IO F I LM : B L U E VAL E F IL M S DRE S S : JO RD AN N A R E G AN C OU TU R E M AKE UP + HAI R: L AC E Y C L AR K M AKE U P AR TIS TR Y CORAL S TYLI NG P RO PS & C R YS TAL C H AM PAG N E G L AS S E S : AL C H E M Y HI R E AN D DE S IG N TA BLE LI NENS , CRO CK E R Y + C U TTL E R Y: IVY AN D B L E U E VE N TS S TATI O NER Y: S TU D IO B C OU TU R E CAKE : MAG N OL IA C AKE B OU TIQU E S I LK RI BBO NS + R IN G B OX : H E IR L OOM B R IDE JEWELLERY + ACCE S S OR IE S : L ITTL E W H ITE C OU TU R E M O DE LS : B RO O K E F E N TON + B E N JAM IN PR IN G L E
forged in love wedding ring workshop What better way to ensure your wedding rings hold special meaning than to hand craft them yourselves in a fabulous full-day or half-day workshop? Jewellery Collective offers four unique wedding ring workshops that use a range of traditional jewellery techniques â€“ you can even recycle your old gold! Under the expert guidance of a professional jeweller, you will learn to measure, cut, shape, and finish your wedding rings to perfection. You can incorporate a textured or hammered finish, a matte or brushed finish or polish your creations to a high shine. All workshops include a gourmet morning tea or lunch and a glass of French bubbles at the end to celebrate your success in crafting what will remain the symbol of your marital union till death do you part! To commemorate the experience of this sacred creation, youâ€™ll also leave with plenty of photos and videos of your special day together.
One lucky couple has the chance to score a wedding ring making workshop of their own, valued at $950! Your prize will include: - A full-day Wedding Ring Workshop for two - Expert tuition from a jeweller - Fab coffee and a gourmet lunch - Some great photos and videos of your day - A champagne at the end of the workshop ENTER HERE
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brent + aimee. Ceremony + reception: Own backyard Number of guests: 112
â€œThe most emotional moment was watching Aimee and our children walk down the aisle. Our daughter was our bridesmaid, and our son was our groomsman.â€?
intimate rainforest weddings AT SPICERS TAMARIND RETREAT
Set near Gardners Falls Maleny in the stunning rainforest of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Spicers Tamarind Retreatâ€™s picturesque 18-acre property offers an intimate and romantic location to make your day truly exceptional. Our forest-inspired, 14 villa hideaway is perfectly suited to private and intimate weddings, with a focus on providing a completely tranquil and memorable experience for you and your guests. In addition to Spicersâ€™ renowned service, we offer the perfect wedding environment - from serene indoor-outdoor spaces designed to make the most of our beautiful gardens, to award-winning cuisine and luxurious accommodation. With the entire retreat booked exclusively for you and your guests, you can truly make the experience your own. For more information email email@example.com or call 1300 311 429.
88 OBI LANE SOUTH, MALENY, SUNSHINE COAST HINTERLAND SPICERSTAMARINDRETREAT.COM
â€œOur highest priority was our guests. Even though the day is generally about the bride and groom, we wanted to make it about our guests. So entertainment, food and booze!â€?
A blend of modern minimalism and ethereal delicacy. In an urban setting, our betrothed is enveloped in a shroud of hanging euphorbia, conceiving a dreamy simplicity.
wedding secrets Groom’s attire: POLITIX Shoes: Aquilla Bride’s dress: Little Wildling Creative Veil: Heartfelt Collections DIY: We built a dance floor, bar and arbour. Honeymoon: Maleny - we stayed at Balmoral 575
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hand-picked team that made it all happen. Photographer: Emma Nayler Photographer Catering: Something For Catering Flowers: The Orange Blossom Makeup: Casey Hill Makeup Artist + Renae Michel Makeup Artistry Hair: Mooloolah Valley Hair Entertainment: Burger Joint (band) + Kurt Is (DJ) Marquee: Equip4Hire Celebrant: Helen Unkle Wedding night accommodation: Peninsular Beachfront Resort Mooloolaba
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Ceremony: Maleny Retreat Reception: Noosa Boathouse Number of guests: 44 Wedding budget: $35,000
â€œWe LOVE the Sunshine Coast. We love its relaxed, beachy vibe and beautiful scenery and we hope to live there one day. We love the hinterland and the coast just as equally, so for our wedding, we thought why not celebrate in the best of both worlds.â€?
W ED D I N G S E CR E TS Bride’s dress, veil + earrings: White Lily Couture, Rockhampton | Alterations: Professionally Fitted Alterations, Rockhampton | Shoes: Bellini | Bride’s and bridesmen’s suit jacket + pants: Mark Bunt Menswear | Shirt: Van Heusen | Belt: Ben Sherman | Bow tie + pocket square: The Brothers at OTAA | Boots: Betts | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Shona Joy | Shoes: Betts | Earrings: Collette by Collette Hayman | Denim jackets: Just Jeans with embroidery by Echidna Embroidery, Rockhampton | DIY: Welcome sign | Honeymoon: Hawaii
â€œWhenever I would envisage my future, I would think about where I would be living in ten years time, what career I would have, how many different countries I would have travelled to, if I would own my own home and how many children I would have. But one day, I realised that as long as I have Megan's hand in mine, all the rest doesn't matter.â€?
â€œOur biggest challenge was definitely the distance between our home and the wedding destination. Our home is a six-hour drive away from the Sunshine Coast, so we weren't able to easily meet face-to-face with our suppliers. Everything was mostly done over email. This just meant we had to instill a lot of trust in our suppliers to bring our vision to life.â€?
H AND-PI CKED TEAM THAT MADE IT A L L H A PPEN Photographer: Figtree Wedding Photography / Videographer: Down the Rabbit Hole Productions / Ceremony venue: Maleny Retreat / Reception venue + catering: Noosa Boathouse / Flowers: Willow Bud / Cake + donut wall: Chocolate2Chilli / Favours: Coolaz Stubby Coolers / Transport: Old Skool Kombis / Makeup: Erin Fedele Beauty & Makeup Artistry / Hair: Miss Nessi Stylist / Styling: Splash Events / Celebrant: Suzanne Riley - Marriage Celebrant / Wedding night accommodation: Private holiday house booked through Sunshine Beach Real Estate Holiday Rentals
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Weâ€™ve named Mooloolaba Beach Events 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.
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IDEAS & INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SUNSHINE COAST WEDDING The next edition of The Brideâ€™s Tree free online magazine will be out in Summer 2020. www.thebridestree.com.au
All the best ideas for your Sunshine Coast wedding.