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bright & bold wedding fair for cool, creative couples

17 NOVEMBER 2018 - BRISBANE RACING CLUB INFO AND TICKETS AT ADARLINGAFFAIR.COM


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contents inspiration shoot 14

MINIMALISM MEETS SPECTACULAR

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FUN, FLIRTY & FRESH

real weddings

Real Weddings

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CAITLIN + BRENTON

Garden Wedding Under the Stars

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NANDA + BEN

Celebration in the Cellar


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EDITOR’S NOTE

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FIND YOUR TRIBE

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BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

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AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER TRENDING...


editor’s note For want of a less cliche` term, Spring appears to have finally sprung! Wedding season has kicked off in a big way. Just ask any wedding vendor - actually don’t, they’re too busy right now! These springtime months are historically the most popular for Sunshine Coast weddings as it’s the sweet spot between the cool months of winter and the stifling heat of our humid summers. It’s definitely beach weather without having to expose yourself as distinctly uncool as you hop across the blistering hot sand. As I sit in my home office, the feels of beach barbecues, walks at twilight and reading under a pandanus tree call to me. Living in a veritable paradise sure has its drawbacks when in fact you’re not on a perpetual holiday as the weather strongly suggests one should be! PUBLISHERS Sally Townsend & Jenny Cooper EDITOR Sally Townsend GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jaye Create 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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.

In this edition, we have some unique inspiration for a springtime wedding. We worked with some talented Sunshine Coast vendors to create a styled shoot unlike anything I’ve ever seen done here. That’s first up in our articles, and swiftly followed by some surprisingly stunning weddings achieved on very modest budgets, and one for the girly girls with a quintessentially pretty Maleny styled shoot. Happy wedding planning! Love,

Sal xo


Behind the Scenes The Bride’s Tree team were in serious awe of the fashion events we were privileged to attend recently. Judy Copley’s Ethereal Romance runway show took us to another world, and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week still has Sally picking her jaw up off the floor.


find your tribe

BEAUTY

BOMBONIERE

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

HAIR


recent blog highlights Contemporary Country Style /

Fairytale in the Hinterland

Judy Copley Ethereal Romance

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Modern Harvest

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Chic Noosa River Wedding

Young Lovers Retreat Wedding


EVENTS

WEDDINGS

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M IN IM A L I S M M EET S SP EC TA C U L A R Relax ed , c o a s ta l s tyl e w i th da z z ling flo ra l in s t almen ts i n a tra n q u i l m o de rn rive rs ide s et t in g . I mag es by E m m a N a yl e r Ph o to g ra ph e r V en u e: No o s a B o a th o u s e


Georgia wea rs ruti l a t ed q ua rtz s tud ea rri n g s , a n d two f ine ch a ins of 9 ca ra t g ol d . E n g a g em en t ri n g of freef orm w h ite topa z, a n d 9 ca ra t d oub l e b a n d ri n g .

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Her man wea rs a cl as s ic bla ck suit with r ed b rown bel t an d sh oes fo r a s u r prising co n te mp o ra ry tw ist o n this timeless, tie -l e s s l ook.


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M odern, coa sta l vib e w i t h n eut ra l ton es a n d a p un ch of colour. Strong sha p es a n d d el i ca t e t ext ures formed th e insta lla tion w it h ful l b od i ed b l oom s p rovi d i n g a soft rom a n ti c a p p ea l .

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ERIN CLARE BRIDAL

info@erinclare.com.au erinclare.com.au +61 4222 41909


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C h ic minima l sty l e w i t h coa s ta l vi b es a n d a distinct spla sh of l uxury i n t he l oun g e a rea . Soft dra ping t ext i l es a n d fur m eet b ea chy pieces of gia nt cl a m s hel l , w oven n a t ura l fib res a nd s hel l l i g hti n g fi xt ure.

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Impress your guests with stunning water views, our unique Noosa location, great food & wine. www.noosaboathouse.com.au (07) 5474 2754 @noosaboathouseweddings


Vibran t s carlet ‘nina ’ r o s e s , Q u ick sa nd roses, P laya Bl an c a roses, Q u ee n A n n e’s la ce, g i l de d ran u nculus, m ocha p hal aenopsis, p a l m l eav es , gilded t r op ic al l e aves a nd s e a s o n al fo l ia ge.

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Na tura l wood trestle t a b l e w i th cros s - b a cked Ha mp t on s ch a irs were set w i t h a few s p eci a l l i t t l e d et a i l s . Rose gold cutlery a nd w hi t e ma rb l e tra y w i th cera m i c centrepieces w ith sof t, ruffl ed b l oom s w i t h a n t i q ue, mocha ph a la enopsis orch ids . R a w l i n en - w ra p p ed g ues t fa vours , pilla r ca ndles a nd sta ti on ery w i t h g ol d l etteri n g a n d h a nd-torn ed g es top off t he t a b l es ca p e.

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Rose gold foi l ed cri s p w hi te ca rd w i t h contra sting delic a te l et t eri n g w i t h b ol d ty p e, h a nd torn f or a ra w el eg a n ce a n d m a d e from 100% recy cl ed cotton ra g .

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Shae Estella Photography

Bespoke Wedding Cakes & Cookies


Creators of divine wedding blooms and botanical installations www.gingerlilyrose.com.au


Wh ite a nd mi ni mal with a s ub lte s ty lis h a do r nment o f ro s e g o ld ed gi ng a nd fre s h o rchi d s.

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

Shop 3, 137 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba (07) 5444 0204 | suits-direct@bigpond.com | www.suitsdirect.com.au

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


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G e o rg i a w e a rs “S h a y na � b y E rin Cla re , a fo rm -fi tti n g go wn with g e o me tric de s ig n a n d j u s t th e r i gh t a mo un t o f s pa rkle a nd a da rin g s plit.

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T H E CR E W Ph ot og r ap h e r : E m m a N a yl e r Ph o to g ra ph e r Ven u e: Noos a B o a th o u s e St y lis t : S ac re d Wi l d e Flower s : Ging e r L i l y & R o s e F l ora l S tudio St at ion er y : T h e F r a n k i e C o l l e c t ive Ca k e + cook i e s : S w e e t P C a k e s & Co o kie s Hair : Roll in g S c i s s o r s M ak eu p : Nat a l i e H u n te r M a k e u p Artis t Dr es s : Er in C l a r e B ri d a l Su it : S u it s D i r e c t Ce l ebr an t : I H e a rt C e re m o n i e s Jewell er y : M a r k N e i l J e w e l l e rs Sof a + chair s : A b i d e I n te ri o rs Ce r amics : S a ra h S h e p p a r d C e ra m i c Artis try M odels : Geor g i a + H e rm a n , i M o d el M a na g e me nt


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An Affair to Remember On November 17th, A Darling Affair will host its highly anticipated 2018 Brisbane Wedding Fair at The Brisbane Racing Club. Not your typical doily-drenched wedding expo, A Darling Affair showcases exclusively handpicked on-trend vendors in an unrivalled festival style setting. Sunshine Coast and Brisbane brides are invited to kick off their spring wedding planning with a Pimms on arrival, and follow it up with fashion parades, entertainment, food and drink, and prizes. Festival director, Khesanh Brock says, “A Darling Affair has always been the place to come and find wedding vendors who suit your style if you’re a modern, cool and creative couple.”

65+ wedding vendors will dazzle on the night with stylish stalls, so get your tickets at www. adarlingaffair.com

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GARDEN WEDDING U N D E R T H E S TA R S Ceremony + reception: Maleny Botanic Gardens Photographer: Daisy & The Duke Number of guests: 100 Wedding budget: $15,500

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“It was time-consuming, but spending the time to research vendors, I was able to find the best vendors within our budget.�

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"We wanted an outdoor ceremony and reception under the stars, and Maleny Botanic Gardens was perfect!"

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WEDDING SECRETS Bridal gown: Made with Love Bridal Groom’s attire: Roger David Groomsmen’s attire: Roger David Honeymoon: Santai Retreat Casuarina Beach

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www.jenna t ur n er. c om . a u


“I want to spend the rest of my life with Brenton and grow old with the man I love. Brenton is trustworthy, loyal to his family and friends and a great cook!�

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“I was so lucky to have wonderful, friendly vendors and suppliers for our special day. They were all absolutely amazing and helped create what felt like a magical day.�

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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: Daisy & the Duke | Venue: Maleny Botanic Gardens Dress: Made with Love Bridal | Hair and makeup: Roxy Diversi Florist: Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio | Grooms suit: Roger David Venue styling/furniture: Blush Weddings & Events | Celebrant: Lorna Gibb | Videography: We Film Weddings | Caterer: Good Food Fellas Cake: Wild Child Cakes | Band: Ned Walker


We’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, we’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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fun, flirty, fresh Greenery laced with deep plush pink blooms, topped off with decadent golden details for a fresh outlook in a dreamy setting. Images: Jennifer Oliphant Photographer Venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s

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Exclusively yours on your wedding day

Telephone: 07 5494 2825 â‹… 409 Mountain View Road Maleny, QLD Australia 4552

WEDDINGSATTIFFANYS.COM.AU

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On the horizon the Glass House Mountains are a picture perfect wedding backdrop

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Decadent desserts as pretty as they are delectable chocolate mousse cups, macarons, mini cheesecakes, oh my!

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Wildly romantic blooms bringing the outside in with a floral chandelier that makes for a show-stopping centrepiece to the dining hall at Tiffany’s

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dream team Photographer: Jennifer Oliphant Photographer Venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s Flowers: Tiffany’s Flowers Cake: Elizabeth & May Sweets table: Weddings at Tiffany’s Stationery: Berry & Peg Hair & Makeup: Dot and Birdie Venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s Styling & Décor: Weddings at Tiffany’s Dresses: Marilyn Crystelle Bridal Models: Natalie + Janetta Newton

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Celebration in the Cellar


CELEBRATION IN THE CELLAR PH OTOG RAPH ER: Nicola Holland Photography Ce re mony + re ce ption: Sandstone Point Hotel Numbe r of gue sts: 50 We dding budge t: $22,000


“ Our big g est wed din g - p la n n in g c ha llen g e was t o k eep our b udg et low a n d s t ill have an unfo r g et t a b le weddin g . �


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“The most emo t ion a l m om en t wa s def in it ely walk ing d o wn th e a is le. It wa s a ma zin g t o see all my beaut iful f r ien ds a n d my g or g eous groo m wait ing f or me a t t h e en d of t h e a is le. �


Beautiful, authentic and creative wedding films. www.jensenandyoung.com.au

PR E SS PL AY TO W ATC H


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We dd in g Se c r e ts Bride’s dress: Casar Elegance / Bride’s shoes: Novo / Bride’s and bridesmaids’ accessories: Lovisa / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Lulu’s / Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: MJ Bale + Aquila / DIY: Bouquets + table decorations / Honeymoon: Bali

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C re at ive Crew Photography: Nicola Holland Photography Videography: Castle and Crown Greenery: Ruby Lane Venue + catering: Sandstone Point Hotel Cake: Nodo Transport: Kool Kombi Makeup + hair: Backstage Beauty Stationery: Little J Designs Celebrant: Kirsty Spencer Wedding night accommodation: Airbnb


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URBAN CHIC

Elegant, Stylish & Classy with an Urban Twist Boutique Hotel & Wedding Venue; ideally positioned on the winding waterways of Lake Kawana, Birtinya the community’s dynamic urban heart‌from Ceremony to Reception! www.lakekawanahotel.com.au


IDEAS & INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SUNSHINE COAST WEDDING

The next edition of The Bride’s Tree free online magazine will be out in Summer 2019. www.thebridestree.com.au

The Bride's Tree Spring 2018 | Volume 27  

Sunshine Coast bridal magazine, showcasing the unique talents of local wedding vendors. Real weddings, styled shoots and much more wedding i...

The Bride's Tree Spring 2018 | Volume 27  

Sunshine Coast bridal magazine, showcasing the unique talents of local wedding vendors. Real weddings, styled shoots and much more wedding i...