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contents inspiration shoot 14

INTO THE HINTERLAND

real weddings 36

ERIN + CHRISTIAN

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KATHERINE + RYAN

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NICOLE + JAMES


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also in this edition 6

EDITOR’S NOTE

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FIND YOUR TRIBE

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BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

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THE STYLE SESSIONS

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MEET THE A-LIST

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editor’s note Don’t you just love it when things work out swimmingly? Take our Sunshine Coast’s Best Venues Guide for example. As I write this, I’m still on a high from meeting a gorgeous brideto-be at an event last night, who raved that ours is - and I quote, “the BEST wedding venue guide ANYWHERE!” Squee! I can’t tell you how much it thrills The Bride’s Tree team when our efforts help make your wedding planning easier.

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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.

In coming months we will roll out some more digital products, designed to provide useful, actionable tips and inspo. Just like our venues guide, they will be targeted and thoughtful with our Sunshine Coast region and the couples who marry here at the forefront. Our local wedding industry is so unique, we know specialised information is what is most helpful. Feel free to slide into our DMs, or join our Brides-only Facebook Group and start a discussion to let us know what you would love to see us create for you! Pals, this edition we are announcing an EPIC event that will help Sunshine Coast brides find their perfect style. RSVP quick to this fun free event, as only 40 couples will score tickets. The Bride’s Tree team will be the event MCs, so come and share a champers with us! Love,

Sal xo


Sharing the Love We absolutely LOVE it when our pals in our Brides’ Tribe Facebook share their special moments with us, like these beauties…

EMILY + ADRIAN Married at Maleny Retreat

GRACE + ROBYN Engaged in Santa Monica, California

ALEXIS + PETER Married at Surfair Marcoola

BRONWYN + TOM Married at Novotel Twin Waters

Images by Ash + Stone, Jacqueline Whyte Photographer, Joanne Leung Photography , Renee Towers Photography


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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 Whitney + Robyn’s Epic Wedding Film Unique Cotton Tree Wedding Earthy Autumn Bridal Style

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Hamptons Inspiration

Montville Chapel Wedding Rustic Vintage Wedding


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INTO THE HINTERLAND

IMAGES BY JENNIFER OLIPHANT PHOTOGRAPHER STYLING + VENUE: WEDDINGS AT TIFFANY’S

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MAKEUP + HAIR + DRESS Angelic from head to toe, Chelsea’s halo braids and pretty pink pout are heaven sent. Chelsea wears “Josie” by Erin Clare Couture, a 3D lace gown with high neck and low back with sheer straps and puddle train.

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SUIT Tim wears a two-piece slim fit suit teamed with a tailored white shirt and burgundy silk fern leaf tie and pocket square from Suits Direct.

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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


FLOWERS There’s a little something blue in these floral designs with hydrangeas featuring alongside some romantic blood red dahlias.

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Exclusively yours on your wedding day

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

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RECEPTION The Autumn colour palette is continued on to the reception styling with hanging floral installation and abundant floral table centrepieces. The tableware brings in rich Autumnal hues with depth and touches of gold, lifted by the crisp white linens. Bespoke hand-drawn stationery features a watercolour likeness of the Tiffany’s chapel and garden swing.

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MENU Char grilled Mooloolaba Prawns, Seasonal Salad and Mango Dressing Hervey Bay Scallops with Preserved Lemon Salad and Lim Nut Butter Braised Free Range Pork Belly & Crackling with Tomato Emulsion & Roasted Red Cabbage Puree Bitter Sweet Chocolate Tart with Fresh Strawberry Salad

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DESSERT TABLE Laden with toothsome treats, the dessert table is a showpiece of the wedding reception, complete with the cake topped with fresh flowers.

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C R E AT I V E C R E W PHOTOGRAPHY: JENNIFER OLIPHANT PHOTOGRAPHER VENUE + CATERING: WEDDINGS AT TIFFANY’S FLORAL DESIGN: TIFFANY’S FLOWERS STYLING + DECOR: WEDDINGS AT TIFFANY’S HAIR: EVALYN PARSONS MAKEUP: LOUISE HENZELL MAKEUP ARTIST BRIDE’S DRESS: ERIN CLARE COUTURE GROOM’S ATTIRE: SUITS DIRECT TRANSPORT: DELUXE KOMBI HIRE + TOPP ADVENTURES CAKE + DESSERT TABLE: WEDDINGS AT TIFFANY’S STATIONERY: BERRY & PEG CUTLERY: GOLD WEDDING HIRE MODELS: CHELSEA + TIM, IMODEL MANAGEMENT

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FREE Brisbane event for just 40 couples RSVP today! Mix and mingle with the Sunshine Coast's finest wedding vendors in an evening of fashion and fun. The Bride’s Tree is partnering with White Lily Couture to gather all the inspiration you need for your 2020 wedding in a one-time event to showcase the latest in bridal fashion trends. Get all the insider tips on how to nail your bridal style through each element of your big day. From the dress to hair and makeup, venue and your florals. Champagne will be flowing as the White Lily Couture crew style a series of wedding looks and a select cohort of experts share exactly how you can achieve your own unique wedding vision. Hands-on experiences on the night will see you testing your calligraphy skills and take home your keepsake creation with a pop-up workshop with stationery goddess, Louise of Floralovely Calligraphy. There will be incredible offers and giveaways on the night too including $2000 towards your dream White Lily Couture gown. This is an exclusive, intimate event with just 40 tickets available. Each bride who RSVP's is invited to bring along one guest.

THE DETAILS Date: June 26, 2019 Where: White Lily Couture boutique, Brisbane Tickets: RSVP to this FREE event via Eventbrite. Limited tickets available. BOOK A TICKET


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ERIN + CHRISTIAN

PH OTOGRAPH ER: BXCSMXTH CER EM ONY + RECEPTION VEN U E: MALEN Y RETREAT N U MBER OF GU ESTS: 120

WE D D I N G B U D GE T: $ 60 , 0 0 0


“W E H AVE BEEN TO G E TH E R FOR N E A RLY T E N Y E A RS H E I S M Y BEST FR I EN D A N D T H E ON E P E RS ON I WOULD WA N T TO H A N G OUT WITH A N D LAUG H WITH A LL DAY.”


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WEDDIN G SEC RETS BR IDE’S DRESS: O N E DAY BRIDA L AC C ESSO RIES: FLA IR J EW ELLERY SHO ES: BILLIN I SH O ES BR IDESMAIDS’ DRESSES + SH O ES: T H EIR O W N GR OOM’S AND GR OOM SMEN ’ S AT T IRE: FERRA RI SU IT H IRE DIY: L EATHER JAC K ETS W IT H BRIDESMA IDS’ N A MES + BO U Q U ETS H O N EYMO O N : BA LI


BXCSMXTH PHOTOS & F I L M www.bxcsmxth.com


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“TOWA R D S T H E EN D (O F TH E WE DDIN G P LA N N IN G P ROCE S S ) I T WA S M OR E A BOU T FA MILY, G UE S TS A N D MA K IN G S URE EVER YT H I N G WA S T H O UG H T OF WITH TRA N S P ORT E N OUG H FOOD, D R I N K S A N D E VE RYON E BE IN G COMFORTA BLE .”


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Unit 4, 32 Technology Drive Warana Qld Tel: 07 5443 6484 Email: cloud9weddings@bigpond.com


“OUR FU R BA BI E S A RE S UCH A BIG PA RT OF OUR L I VES A N D I ’ M S O G LA D T H E Y WE RE WIT H US A N D W E CA N LOOK BA CK ON TH AT.”


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EVENTS

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H A N D-P I CK E D TEA M T H AT M A DE I T A LL H A P P EN

P H OTO G R A P H Y + V I DEO GRA P H Y: BXC SM XT H V E N U E: M A LEN Y RET REAT CATE R I N G : SO M ET H I N G FO R C AT ERI N G F LOR A L I N S TA L L AT I O N : T H E O RA N GE B LO SSO M W E DDI N G P L A NN ER: W I LD H EA RT W EDDI N GS CA K E : TH E DESSERT A RC H I T EC TS M A K E U P A RT I ST: P RU EDWA RDS H A I R S TYL I S T: H A I R BY SA M EDWA RDS + H A I R LO V E BY B EC S TYL I N G + TA B LE FLO W ERS: ST Y LE LE A I SLE E N TE RTA I N M E N T: O LI V I A RU T H EN T ERTA I N M EN T TE N T: SP ERRY T EN TS R E N TA LS: EQ U I P 4 H I RE CE L E BR A N T: B RI T TA N Y EVA N S C ELEB RA N T W E DDI N G N I G H T A C C O M M O DAT I O N : M A LEN Y RET REAT


We’ve named Mooloolaba Beach Events one of our must-see Sunshine Coast venues in our carefully curated 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.

SHOP NOW


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K AT H E R I N E + R YA N C E R E M O N Y : T H E M A N T R A , M O O LO O L A B A R EC E PT I O N : M O O LO O L A B A B E AC H E V E N TS NUMBER OF GUESTS: 90 WEDDING BUDGET: $25,000


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“ R YA N I S M Y B E S T F R I E N D , W E L O V E D O I N G L I F E T O G E T H E R . HE'S ONE OF THE MOST GENEROUS PEOPLE I KNOW - NOT O N LY T O M E , B U T M Y F A M I LY . ”

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3367 8870 RED HILL , BRISBANE | 4921 1857 ROCKHAMPTON

WWW.WHITELILYCOUTURE.COM. AU

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WEDDING SECRETS BRIDE’S DRESS: CASAR ELEGANCE W H I T E L I LY C O U T U R E

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BRIDE’S SHOES: SHOES OF PREY

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B R I D E S M A I D S ’ E A R R I N G S : D AV I D J O N E S

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D I Y : S TAT I O N E R Y, L O V E S T O R Y B O A R D , W I S H I N G W E L L

H O N E Y M O O N : WA I H E K E I S L A N D , N E W Z E A L A N D A N D T H E C O O K I S L A N D S

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“ W E K N E W T H AT W E WA N T E D T O I N C O R P O R AT E T H I N G S T H AT W E E N J O Y E D AT O T H E R W E D D I N G S I N T O O U R O W N . W E E N J O Y W E D D I N G S W H E R E T H E R E H AV E B E E N D R I N K S P U T O N F O R G U E S T S TO E N J OY TO H E L P PA S S T H E T I M E B E T W E E N T H E C E R E M O N Y A N D R E C E P T I O N , A S W E L L A S N O T H AV I N G A B I G D I S TA N C E T O T R AV E L T O G E T F R O M T H E C E R E M O N Y L O C AT I O N T O T H E R E C E P T I O N . ”

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“ W E M E T O N T H E S U N S H I N E C O A S T. I T ' S W H E R E O U R S T O R Y A L L B E G A N . W E H A D O U R F I R S T D AY AT M O O LO O L A B A B E AC H E V E N TS, W H I C H I S W H Y W E PICKED THERE FOR OUR RECEPTION.”

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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: shutter and lace beach events

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ceremony styling: beautiful weddings

reception styling: blush weddings and events e n t e r ta i n m e n t : j e z e l l e b a n d + u n i q u e d j s coolaz stubby coolers

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Meet the A-List We’ve profiled some of our most fascinating A-List Vendors on our blog. They told us their stories and how their lives have lead them to their roles and impressive success in the wedding industry.

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1 / Beth Stevenson is a celebrant of 10 years. She speaks fluent Japanese and practices daily yoga.

2 / Graeme Passmore has walked the entire country of Spain from top to bottom and looked after Hugh Hefner’s kids.

3 / Under the Willow is a musical husband and wife duo. The pair are also music teachers and parents of two.

4 / Zoë Clark once designed a cake for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London.


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Nicole + James C ER EM ON Y + R EC EPTION : THE L A K EHOU S E S U N S HIN E C OA S T N U M B ER OF G U ES TS : 10 0 W ED D IN G B U D G ET: $ 38 , 0 00

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​​“The day was absolutely perfect everyone who was involved in my wedding were perfect I could not fault them.”

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Wedding Secrets BRIDE ’S DRE S S : GL ADS T O N E B RI D A L BRIDE ’S SHO E S : P AY L E S S S H O E S BRIDE SM AI DS ’ DRE S S E S : GL ADS T ON E B R ID A L BRIDE SM AI DS ’ S H O E S : P AY L E S S S HOES BRIDE SM AI DS ’ AC C E S S O RI E S : L O V IS A GROOM’S AT T I RE : Y D. GROOMSM E N ’ S AT T I RE : T ARO C ASH H ONE Y M OO N : RO Y AL C ARI B B E AN C R U IS E TO N EW Z EA L A N D

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Creative Crew CEREMONY + RECEPTION: THE LAKEHOUSE SUNSHINE COAST PHOTOGRAPHY: LUKE MIDDLEMISS PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEOGRAPHY: LUKE BICKLEY VIDEOGRAPHY FLOWERS + STYLING: GINGER SAYS TRANSPORT: SUNSHINE COAST LIMOUSINES MAKEUP + HAIR: HOUSE OF MARAH ENTERTAINMENT: DJ LEE BEVINGTON CELEBRANT: SUZANNE RILEY WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: MANTRA SIROCCO


Must-do on Your Whitsundays Honeymoon There is so much to see and do in the Whitsundays, and some of the best food you’ll ever eat. Here are our picks for your must-do and see honeymoon experiences.

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HELICOPTER FLIGHT Flying along the coastline with GSL Aviation is the experience of a lifetime. Seeing the turquoise blue water, fringing coral reef, secluded beaches and national parks and manta rays from a birds eye view is unparalleled.

PICNIC ON A SECLUDED BEACH Romantic picnics on secluded beaches is just part of every day life in the Whitsundays. Sample your weight in delights from Peach and Pear Events Catering. Delicious goodies, champagne, cutlery, glassware and a picnic rug are all delivered to your chosen location and set up as a surprise. HEART REEF This is the heart-shaped coral reef you’ve seen in all the holiday brochures. Due to protection laws, snorkelling and diving is prohibited, however a scenic helicopter or seaplane flight can fly you right over the top for a birds eye view.

THUNDERCAT BOAT DAY TRIP Sure you could spend a week sailing around the Whitsundays, but why would you when you can see a bunch of the Whitsunday Islands all in just one day? Swimming and snorkelling is a must on this trip and I guarantee you will be surprised by the abundance of marine life. The Red Cat Adventures Thundercat is designed for stability and speed, so there’s no need to be concerned about sea sickness. WHITEHAVEN BEACH With 7km of white sand and sparkling turquoise water, Whitehaven Beach lives up to its best beach in Australia and the 5th best beach in the world status. The sand is 98% silica, so even on a hot day you can walk barefoot without burning your feet. The best way to visit Whitehaven Beach is by boat tour or scenic flight, and some of these trips also combine a visit to Heart Reef in the same day.

PROGRESSIVE LUNCH TUK TUK TOUR Devour the best eateries in Airlie Beach – the ones not everyone knows about! Your driver will give you all the local knowledge and entertaining stories you’ll never forget! The Just Tuk’n Around tour takes three hours and includes plenty of food and cocktails. Grab Your Ultimate Guide To Honeymooning in the Whitsundays GET YOUR GUIDE

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