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contents inspiration shoots 12
COME FLY WITH ME
SIDNEY + JAKE
Classic Wedding in Maleny
ZOE + BILLY
Modern Noosa Wedding
MELISSAH + BEN
Homestead Private Property Wedding
HEIDI + MAC
Noosa River Restaurant Wedding
also in this edition 8
STEP INTO THE BRIDAL BOUDOIR
FIND YOUR TRIBE
editor’s note Has anyone else formed a love/hate relationship with all that the Big C has brought to our lives? Politics aside, paring back to picnics, family dinners, and walks in nature over nights out, shopping, and big events, has been kind of… peaceful. I’m not so idealistic as to not recognise the impact on our economy and local businesses. The wedding industry has had its fair share of setbacks, though we have a promising 2022 and 2023 of exciting weddings to look forward to!
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Speaking of exciting weddings, one of my very best and most treasured friends has recently become engaged! Although I am positively surrounded by weddingy things, there is nothing quite like the anticipation of a wedding when you know and love the betrothed themselves. Congratulations Gemma and Dave! And to all of you lovely brides and grooms-to-be just joining us now, ready to embark on one of the most memorable times of your lives – the planning of the wedding. Someone once told me that the short period of time you get to call your partner, “fiancé” shouldn’t go to waste, so my first piece of advice to you is to use it frequently while you can.
Behind the Scenes on our Vineyard Shoot
Carissa doing what she does best Sal playing editor/shoot coordinator/ model chauffeur
Flying over the vineyard in the helicopter was ahmayzing!
It’s always a good day when you get to take home the bouquet
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P HOTO G RAP HY BY E L K & FIR
On trend and intricate, yet relaxed, Edie’s hair was styled with boho vibes to later accommodate her local custom-made hat. Evalyn Parsons styled both the bride and groom’s hair with Sam’s long hair being whipped into an “undone” low bun.
Arriving in style just went next level. Salt Air Aviation provide an unforgettable addition to the Big Day.
“ O N C E Y O U H AV E TA S T E D F L I G H T, Y O U W I L L F O R E V E R WA L K T H E E A RT H W I T H YOUR EYES TURNED S K Y WA R D , F O R T H E R E Y O U H AV E B E E N , A N D T H E R E Y O U W I L L A LWAY S L O N G T O RETURN.” LEONARDO DA VINCI.
Sam wears the Green Envy Slim Fit suit jacket and tapered pant, paired with brown loafers. Styled by Yd. Maroochydore.
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Summer hues incorporating both warm and cool tones were used throughout the reception table styling. Set amongst the Olive Grove of Dusty Hill Vineyard, romance was the key element to the styling by Sunshine Weddings and Ochre Floral Designs.
Edie wears the billowing feminine dream that is ‘Manolo’ by Essence of Australia from Brisbane bridal boutique, White Lily Couture. Her earrings are from The Bridal Shoppe.
Photography: Elk & Fir
Venue: Dusty Hill Vineyard
Helicopter: Salt Air Aviation Styling: Sunshine Weddings
Floristry: Ochre Floral Design Dress: White Lily Couture
Earrings: The Bridal Shoppe
Suit + Groom’s Accessories: Yd. Maroochydore Hair Styling: Evalyn Parsons
Makeup Artistry: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry
Groom’s Cut + Beard Styling: Cutbacks By Bexton Models: Edie + Sam
If you've been dreaming of a wedding on the shores of the Sunshine Coast, this e-book will help you discover the best venues, photographers, videographers, musicians, florists, celebrants and everything else you need.
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Sidney & Jake
Noosa North Shore Destination Wedding Ceremony + reception: Beach Road Holiday Homes Number of guests: 130 Wedding budget: $32,000
CLASSIC WEDDING IN MALENY
Ceremony + reception: Weddings at Tiffany’s Number of guests: 75 Wedding budget: $30,000
"“I will never forget how happy I was to finally be marrying Jake! And how much love I felt the entire day from all the special people there."
Bride’s dress + accessories: Rosa and Mary Bridal Groom’s attire: Peter Jackson Bridesmaids’ dresses: M2M Studio Bridesmaids’ shoes: Spendless Shoes Groomsmen’s attire: Peter Jackson DIY: Welcome signage
“"Weddings at Tiffany’s was a dream venue for me the moment I saw it when I was 18 from someone’s post on instagram! And it was everything I dreamed of.”"
Photographer: Mallory Sparkles Photography Venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s Florals: Tiffany’s Flowers Cake: Petit Crumb Makeup: Brooke Blacka Makeup Hair: Sarah Neil Hair Celebrant: Leora Kirk
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 2022 VENUE 114 - LAKE KAWANA
STEP IN TO T H E
Bride, Kirra, wanted to give her new hubby a unique and thrilling gift for their wedding. Here she shares her experience having a Bridal Boudoir photo shoot with photographer, Carissa Cross, from Elk & Fir.
Have you ever done anything like this
Now it's all done, are you glad you did it?
before? No I’ve never done anything like
I am extremely glad I have had the
this before and I had no idea what the
experience and even more grateful it
experience was going to be like. But I
was with Carissa. It lifted my confidence,
had the idea of what sort of gift I wanted
and I know that I will always be able to
to give my fiancé, and I wanted it to be
remember what I looked like and felt like
unique and lasting.
at that special time of my life.
Tell us about how you prepared yourself
What was your husband's reaction? Was
to take part in the shoot. Carissa was
it a surprise? It was a huge surprise! He
the best part of the experience. In our pre
had been trying to guess what his gift
meeting, she was able to show me props,
was for months before I got the photos
robes and clothing ideas, and options that
and the book back, and his reaction was
suited what I wanted. I left the face-to-
priceless. He had not ever received a gift
face meeting with a feeling of confidence
like it before and he was speechless! I am
in what the experience was going to be
really glad that it’ll be something that he
like, and I knew exactly what I needed to
will be able to enjoy over and over again
do to prepare. She gave me an abundance
for years to come.
of boudoir guidance, including her Elk and Fir Boudoir Prep Guide (magazine)
What would you say to other brides
with all the ‘need to know’.
considering doing a boudoir shoot? I would say that I highly recommend
What was the experience like on the
doing it. I think that it is a unique gift that
day? I remember feeling nervous as the
captures you in that part of your life and
day approached, but as soon as I was in
it can be enjoyed for years to come. It’s
the room, it was quite comfortable. From
something that you can share between
the hair and make up to the actual photo
the two of you that is special and intimate.
shoot, everything felt relaxed and, best of all, I really felt so beautiful! At no stage was I uncomfortable or rushed. I still can’t pick my favourite photos.
BOUDOIR S E S SIONS Session fee usually $399 SALE ON NOW! $290
+ Includes up to 2 hours of pampering! + Professional hair and makeup + 40/50 min photoshoot with Carissa + Private Studio / Loft + Private Online Gallery *conditions apply.
PS. I can not be held responsible for how hot you will look!
2022 Shoot Dates Available Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Brisbane.
g, in r e p pam ers + p m a ch er t h g u a l Great for a bachelorette party! Why not hold a boudoir marathon for you and your bridesmaids? A day of pampering, champers, laughter and beautiful imagery capturing all your beauty in stills to cherish for ever! Then head out for a night on the town - why not! Hair and makeup already complete!
Want the experience to last? Choose a longer package (if you know what I mean) for up to 4 hours of pampering that includes a Fine Art Luxe album with a matching Folio Box.
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"The amazing Something for Catering team are your favourite friend that you never want to leave the party." www.somethingforcatering.com
PHOTOGRAPHER: ESTELLA PHOTO CATERING: PENFOLDS CATERING LOCATION: PRIVATE PROPERTY, NOOSA DÉCOR HIRE: SPLASH EVENTS CAKE: ZOË CLARK CAKES FLORIST: BUD NAKED MAKEUP ARTIST: RENEE MONIQUE MAKEUP ARTIST HAIR STYLIST: ZIGGIES HAIR DRESS: ONE DAY BRIDAL (KYHA) CELEBRANT: BRENDAN ANNING
Bringing fun energy and life to weddings www.marrymeadam.com.au Preferred Celebrant for Weddings At Tiffany’s I Surfair I Beerwah Hideaway I Novotel Twin Waters I Twin Waters Golf Club I The Lakehouse I Elopements Noosa l Malumba Estate l Aquila Retreat I RACV Noosa I Spirit House I Tranquil Park and many more.
We’ve named The Rocks one of our must-see Sunshine Coast venues in our carefully curated Venue Guide.
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ME LISSAH & B E N Homestead Private Property Wedding
Ceremony + reception: Gunadoo Homestead Number of guests: 70 Wedding budget: $20,000
“I've had a pretty clear vision on what I wanted our wedding to look like for a very long time, however I did pull some inspiration and suppliers from The Bride’s Tree and various Instagram and Pinterest accounts.”
W E DDI NG SEC R E TS
Bride’s dress + accessories: Grace Loves Lace / Earrings: Sticks and Stones Millinery Veil: Sphere Bridal / Groom + groomsmen’s attire: Suits Direct / Shoes: Betts / Shoes: Rodd & Gunn / Bridesmaids dresses: Scorpio Gown by Tina Holly / Flowergirl dress: Little Lacey / Page boy attire: Suits Direct / DIY: Platters, paperless invitations,
lighting, table decorations.
WE GET WAY TOO MUCH HAPPINESS FROM GOOD FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE
FULL SERVICE CATERING DRINKS SERVICE EQUIPMENT HIRE www.vanteencatering.com
“We purchased our Hinterland dream property October 2019, and it just felt right to host it here as it signifies that we can overcome any obstacle as a team with a little
hard work we can achieve anything.”
DR E AM T E A M Photography: Emma Nayler Photographer / Videography: The Story Co. Florals: Willow Bud / Wedding coordinator: Maple Weddings & Events Catering: Amore Pizza Co. / Beverage catering: Wanderbar Australia Cake: Stormie D’s Cupcakery / Makeup artist: Erin Fedele Beauty / Hair stylist: Kate Macfarlane / Decor hire: L&M Events, Style le Aisle, Little Ceremonies, Heavenly Graze / Candles: Southern Lights Candle Co.
Entertainment: Shanon Watkins Band / Celebrant: Ceremonies by Bernadette
Photo: Jennifer Oliphant Photography
Waterfront wedding venue with a relaxed rustic charm in the Sunshine Coast countryside. therocksfunctions.com.au
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NOOSAWATERFRONTRESTAURANT.COM.AU 07 5474 4444 142 GYMPIE TERRACE, NOOSAVILLE
NO OSA RIVER RESTAURANT WEDDING CEREMONY: LAGUNA GROVE , NO OSA HEADS RECEPTION: NO OSA WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR NUMBER OF GUESTS: 70 WEDDING BUD GET: $30,000
“I splurged on my dress! It was a bit more than I was planning on spending, but I loved it so much so just went for it. Meeting the designer at one of his
Designer Days saved me 10%.”
“Our highest priority was ensuring that no matter what, all of our loved ones were able to watch it online. It was 1:00am for them, but we didn't want anybody special to us missing out on our big day!”
PHOTO GRAPHER: MEAD OW LANE VISUALS VENUE: NO OSA WATERFRONT RESTAURANT & BAR FLORIST: BUD NAKED HAIR + MAKEUP ARTIST: SUNSHINE BRIDES - VALENTINA PINTUS ST YLIST: FIR ST CLA SS FUNC TIONS MUSICIAN: JAKE HILL STATIONERY: LAURA ELIZABETH DESIGN GIFT REGISTRY: MYER GIFT REGISTRY CELEBRANT: CARLY BUBBER S
ACCOMMODATION: S OFITEL NO OSA PACIFIC RES ORT
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“We made our own candy guest favours instead of getting them made. We thought about other things but kept coming back to candy - this is something that guests will actually use rather than just store for a while and then throw out later.”
BRIDE’S DRESS: BRIDES OF BRISBANE - JACK SULLIVAN DESIGN VEIL: BRIDES OF BRISBANE CRYSTAL HAIR PINS: LITTLE WHITE COUTURE SHOES: WITTNER GRO OM’S SUIT: MJ BALE BELT: DAVID JONES SHOES: FLOR SHEIM BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: ESTHER & CO. GRO OMSMEN’S ATTIRE: MJ BALE DIY: CANDY WEDDING FAVOUR S HONEYMO ON: TA SMANIA
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