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VOLUME 18 / WINTER 2016


COVER PHOTO - EMMA NAYLER PHOTOGRAPHER

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contents real weddings

Real Weddings

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CHLOE + JAMES

A Fairytale Wedding in Maleny

60 TAHLIA + NICHOLAS Nuptials Under the Fig Tree


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inspiration shoots 12

LAVISH WINTER WEDDING

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ENCHANTING ENGLISH BEAUTIES

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Editor’s Note + Behind the Scenes Where to Start Your Planning Blog Highlights Pinterest Love Instagrammers We Love 05


editor’s note Winter was coming for such a long time this year. We seemed to skip Autumn entirely, and land in the middle of a beautifully mild cold season. For those joining us from other parts of the world, let me paint a picture of our Sunshine Coast winter… Our days are sunny and warm with blue skies. The hinterland provides a welcoming crisp air, enough to warrant “rugging up” in jeans, a cardigan and perhaps a scarf. These wonderful wintery days (with any luck spent wandering the wineries) make way for snuggle-worthy nights and enough of a drop in temperature to justify a wood fire. It is truly heavenly and awfully romantic.

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Down on the Coast, where I live, near the beach most days you would hardly suspect it was wintertime at all. Surfers and picnickers persist. Sunbaking is an uninterrupted pastime. I’m going to suggest something fairly controversial now, so get ready. I genuinely believe winter may just be the best time of year to marry here in our little piece of paradise. I know, huge call. Whether you’re with me on this or not, there is some winter wedding inspo to be found in this edition I’m confident you will love.

Sally xo


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Achingly beautiful Noosa wedding

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Lavish Winter Wedding

In cooler months, Noosa River is an ideal wedding location with its warm windless days, and perfectly calm serene water. Our winter wedding shoot pays homage to the naturally beautiful tropical location with a lavish navy and copper colour theme.

IMAGES BY JENNIFER OLIPHANT PHOTOGRAPHER STYLING: SPLASH EVENTS VENUE: RICKY’S RIVER BAR & RESTAURANT

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Winter on the beach means rich luxe styling with luscious greenery in the circular ceremony garland arbour, along with magnolia leaf to offset the metallic copper elements continued throughout the styling. Hamptons chairs in a natural finish bring in the lavish feel, while natural bench seats add a touch of rustic.

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Belladonna Lillies, Allium flowers and Blushing Bride complement and soften the use of Magnolia and Corokia sticks to anchor this bouquet and add a wintery richness. Lilac, white and green in the flowers enhance navy, one of the key colours used in the wedding theme.

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Krystal wears “Harper� by Erin Clare Couture, a lace and tulle mermaid gown featuring a plunging neckline and illusion back.

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It’s all about the eyes, defined with cool brown and champagne tones, and dripping with lashes. Krystal’s creamy blonde locks are loosely pulled back and carefully constructed into a relaxed, yet elegant low chignon.

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Drop earrings locally designed and made using genuine Swarovski crystals in a leaf design with necklace to match.


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Black tie with a twist in a navy tuxedo with black lapels and bow tie, Tristan is dashing and youthful.


Garlands of greens progressed to the reception tables dressed in the colour theme of twilight navy, copper, timber and stone. Tropical fruit and winter fruit decorative elements met in a nod to the location and season, which in Noosa is unseasonably warm.

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Deliciously dripping with copper icing over a blue base and topped with a white and grey stone-finish final tier, our cake was finished off with fresh flowers.

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the dream team Photographer: Jennifer Oliphant Photographer Venue: Ricky’s River Bar & Restaurant Flowers: Heavenly Blooms Styling + stationery: Splash Events Celebrant: Kath Tilly Cake: SweetP Cakes and Cookies

Hair: Hair by Nicola Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry Dress: Erin Clare Couture Jewellery: Cherrywood Designs Suit: Suits Direct Models: Krystal + Tristan

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Chloe + James A FA I RY TAL E WED D IN G IN M A L E N Y Ceremony + Reception: Weddings at Tiffany’s Photographer: Emma Nayler Photographer Guests: 87


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Bridal gown + veil: Marilyn Crystelle Bridal Earrings: Goldmark Jewellers Garter: Fletcher & Grace Shoes: Vince Camuto Bridesmaids’ dresses: White Runway Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits: Politix Groom’s and groomsmen’s shoes: Aquila Rings: Xennox Diamonds, Brisbane Honeymoon: New Zealand

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“Location was very important to us; we knew we wanted a very nice and elegant wedding. Maleny was where James proposed so it seemed like the perfect place to get married as well, and it was the middle place for a lot of people to travel to.�

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“We work well as a couple because we know each other well and understand each other's positive and negative aspects. With this we have learned the definition of patience, which also helps us to work well together.�


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“Just remember that your family and friends just want to be there to celebrate your love and happiness, a few minor hiccups is not going to 55


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"The food started with five selections of canapĂŠs. EntrĂŠe was the choice of pork belly or a pasta dish. Main was the choice of eye fillet beef with bug tail or chicken wrapped in prosciutto with haloumi. Dessert was the choice of sticky date pudding or chocolate tart."

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Hand-picked Team That Made It All Happen Photography: Emma Nayler Photographer Videographer: Lemon Tree Film House Reception venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s Cake: Cake Designs Flowers: Tiffany’s Flowers Favours: Tiffany’s Macaroons Transport: Chrysler Limos Guest transport: Mystic Mountain Tours Makeup: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist Hair: Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing Styling + Décor: Simply Style Co. Stationery: Min’s Magical Moments Celebrant: Cassandra Neilson Wedding night accommodation: Narrows Rainforest Retreat, Spicers Clovelly Estate, Kaalba Maleny, Magical Malindi

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Tahlia & Nicholas NUPTIALS UNDER THE FIG TREE

Ceremony + Reception: Eumundi Dairy Retreat Photographer: Life and Love Photography Guests: 50 Wedding budget: $30,000

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“I got Nick a pocket watch with a picture of his late grandfather who was very special to him. He got me a pair of diamond earrings and a book that he had made using the notes he had written me since we first started dating.�

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WEDDING SECRETS Bridal gown: ‘Miranda’ dress by Anna Campbell | Veil: Erin Clare Couture two-tiered veil Shoes: Novo | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Forever New | Earrings: Lovisa | Groom’s attire: Roger David suit, Windsor Smith shoes | Groomsmen’s attire: Roger David suits, Payless Shoes shoes Rings: Michael Hill Jewellers | Honeymoon: Three weeks in Europe - Paris, Venice, Sicily, Barcelona & Madrid.

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“We had a cocktail style reception. Some of our dishes were fresh oysters, tomato Arrancini balls, pork belly and apple Japanese spoons, salmon skewers, and prawn cocktails.�

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the hand-picked team

H A N D - P I C K E D T E A M T H AT M A D E I T A L L H A P P E N THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN

Photography: Life and Love Photography | Reception venue: Eumundi Dairy Retreat Reception Catering: First Class Functions | Breakfast Catering: Symmetry Concierge Caravan Bar: Gathering Events | Flowers: First Class Functions | Transport: Hinterland Tours + Noosa VIP Limousines | Makeup: Makeup4Brides Hair: Hair4Brides | Decorations: First Class Functions | Stationery: Minted Celebrant: Sarah Donoghue | Wedding night accommodation: Sofitel Noosa


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BEAUTY SHOOT

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This is the stuff fairytales are made of. Ashlee is bewitching in soft rose tones against her milky complexion. Her hair is swept into a chignon in the back with a bustle of fresh pink flowers in fluffy textures to complete the look.

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Dreamy classic beauty training the spotlight on Elise’s luscious lashes, and her beautiful full brows, complementing her heavenly peaches and cream skin. Elise’s up style is a picture of simple elegance with neat lowset intricacies in the back with a dazzling sparkle of jewels.


Dreamy classic beauty training the spotlight on Elise’s luscious lashes, and her beautiful full brows, complementing her heavenly peaches and cream skin. Elise’s up style is a picture of simple elegance with neat low-set intricacies in the back with a dazzling sparkle of jewels.

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Enchantingly elegant with a pretty softness, Ashlee’s hair is pulled back to make way for her darling features with shimmering rose on the eyes and an exquisite raspberry lip. Sweet tendrils frame her face and continue in the back, drawing the eye to the descending curls and florals.

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Amping up the glamour, reminiscent of that Old Hollywood glamour, which will never be out of style, Elise’s hair drapes elegantly at the front. In the back, her curls are pinned to perfection with perfect princess tiara placed to peek through the intricate twists.

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Elise's Beauty Team Emily Glasson Hair & Makeup Styling


THE DREAM TEAM Photography / Emma Nayler Photographer Flowers / Willow Bud Dresses / When Freddie Met Lilly Jewellery + hair pieces / Cherrywood Designs Location / Willow Bud Shop Hair / Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair and Emily Glasson Hair & Makeup Styling Makeup / Boudoir Blush Beauty & Makeup Artistry and Emily Glasson Hair & Makeup Styling Models / Ashlee + Elise

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