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MODERN BOHO IN THE COUNTRY

real weddings

Real Weddings

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SARAH + BAPTISTE

Sweet Home Australia

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MAXINE + STUART

Vintage Touches in the Hinterland Hills

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BOO + DAVID

Luxe Tipi Wed Fest


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EDITOR’S NOTE

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BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

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FIND YOUR TRIBE

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TRENDING


editor’s note These past months I’ve been adventuring in Europe and the UK, and settling down in our new home town of Manchester (or Rainchester as the locals tell me!) All the while I’ve been continuing my work as the writer monkey for The Bride’s Tree blog, magazine and digital products. Being on the other side of the world looking in on the Sunshine Coast wedding community has given me a brand new perspective - quite literally! When we created The Bride’s Tree, it was with the image of the bride on the other side of the world planning her wedding in our region completely from her device.

PUBLISHERS Sally Townsend & Jenny Cooper EDITOR Sally Townsend GRAPHIC DESIGNER Now or Never Design Copyright The Bride’s Tree 2020 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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.

The beauty of WhatsApp and FaceTime these days means I’m still only a phone call away, but I’ve predominantly continued to do all my work from my laptop - often from a local Starbucks, like right now! It’s given me such a great opportunity to put myself in that faraway bride’s shoes, and I have to say, it’s never been easier to plan a wedding remotely. Especially when we’re faced with such stunning inspiration as can be found in this very volume of our humble rag. I hope you enjoy, and if you have any suggestions on how we can further help couples find all they need when planning their Sunshine Coast wedding remotely, let us know! Love,

Sal xo


Behind the Scenes IT’S BEEN A TIME FOR CELEBRATION OVER THE SILLY SEASON!

Our Christmas party aboard Whale One was the BEST way to celebrate with our A-list Vendors - great food, great company, perfect afternoon on the water in Mooloolaba.


recent blog highlights Celebration of the Girl Gang /

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Timeless, Yet Fun, Resort Wedding Earthy Artisan Yurt Styling

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Australiana Goes a Little Bit Gatsby

Domestic Bliss with a Fiery Passion


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BOHO LUXE

IN THE COUNTRY IMAGES: NICOLA HOLLAND PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: THE ROCKS


For the free-spirited bride, there’s nothing quite so apt than getting wed amidst distinctly bohemian vibes. Our team took to the Yandina countryside and styled a summer wedding under a yurt, that is the stuff of modern boho dreams.

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LAURA WEARS ‘Sophie’ by Erin Clare Bridal, an ivory a-line gown with layers of embroidered tulle over a nude underlay, and flattering v-neck.

TEXTURED WAVES were pulled back in a relaxed boho style, while her makeup was in keeping with the soft, summery colours used throughout the shoot.

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TIM WEARS a bone-coloured linen suit jacket, paired with black slacks and a bow tie, bringing the natural tones from the shoot into the groom’s fashion.

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GROUNDED WITH CRISP WHITES for a fresh summer colour palette, layered with neutral tones, soft blush and dusty rose, with mustard and burgundy accents.

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ROMANTIC WITH AN EDGY BOHO FEEL was the order of the day. The floral design stole the show combining earthy, dried elements with abundant fresh florals. Orchids and premium roses were complemented by burgundy and neutral-toned foliage for on-trend vibes.

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Photo credits: Nicola Holland Photography, All The Love In The World Photography.


Photo: Jennifer Oliphant Photography

Waterfront wedding venue with a relaxed rustic charm in the Sunshine Coast countryside. therocksfunctions.com.au


Triple the goodness with three delicious tiers finished in a rustic wafer paper leafy lace, adorned with handcrafted edible florals

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Bringing in some extra special wedding elements with a Hello Gelato cart, and Kombi Photo Booth


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All you need is love... and gelato

Delicious, authentic gelato served Riviera style from the hold of a vintage style gelato bike! WEDDINGS . ENGAGEMENTS . PROPOSALS www.hellogelato.com

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THERE’S MORE than one way to sparkle on your wedding day, like wearing a unique, eye-catching piece of jewellery.

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C O N C E P T & C O O R D I N AT I O N : T H E B R I D E ' S T R E E PHOTOGRAPHER: NICOLA HOLLAND PHOTOGRAPHY V I D E O G R A P H E R : G R A E M E PA S S M O R E P H O T O G R A P H Y & F I L M S V E N U E + C AT E R I N G : T H E R O C K S Y U R T: M O N T V I L L E Y U R T S S T Y L I S T: S U N S H I N E W E D D I N G S DECOR + FURNITURE HIRE: THE ROCKS, WHITE ELK EVENTS + SUNSHINE WEDDINGS G O L D C U T L E R Y: G O L D W E D D I N G H I R E FLORAL DESIGNER: GWEN FLORAL CO. H A I R S T Y L I S T: S U N S H I N E B R I D E S H A I R & M A K E U P B Y V A L E N T I N A P I N T U S M A K E U P A R T I S T: K J A R T I S T R Y PHOTO BOOTH: KOMBI PHOTO BOOTH G E L A T O C A R T: H E L L O G E L A T O M U S I C I A N S : T H E FA M O S CAKE: ZOË CLARK CAKES BRIDE'S DRESS: ERIN CLARE BRIDAL G R O O M ' S AT T I R E : S U I T S D I R E C T J E W E L L E R Y: U N I Q U E N E S S D E S I G N E R J E W E L L E R S TAT I O N E R Y & S I G N A G E : R E N E E W R A I T H D E S I G N MODELS: TIM + LAURA


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SARAH + BAPTISTE SWEET HOME AUSTRALIA

Ceremony + venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s Photography by Luke Middlemiss Photography Number of guests: 86 Wedding budget: $56,000


“Our highest priorities for our wedding were photography and videography so that we could capture our day as best as we could and have lifelong, visual memories to cherish forever.�

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“We wanted to find ethical options for as many aspects of the wedding as possible and without breaking the budget in doing so.�


WEDDING SECRETS

Bride’s dress: Grace Loves Lace Earrings: Elfy Jewellery Flower crown: Tiffany’s Flowers Shoes: Beyond Skin Groom’s + groomsmen’s suits: Politix Shirts + socks: Mr Simple Ties: Fabric from The Fabric Store - locally made dressmaker Hat: Akubra Belts: BLAQ Bridesmaids’ dresses: The Reformation Earrings + bracelets: Purpose Jewellery

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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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“We wanted to find ethical options for as many aspects of the wedding as possible and without breaking the budget in doing so.�

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HAND-PICKED TEAM T H AT M A D E T H E D AY

Photographer: Luke Middlemiss Photography Videographer: Creative Flow Studios Venue + catering: Weddings at Tiffany’s Florist: Tiffany’s Flowers Cake: Chocolate2Chilli Wedding favours: Charity donation tokens to three pre-selected charities: Seabin Foundation, Orange Sky Laundry + Where Pigs Fly Transport: Deluxe Kombi Service Hair + makeup artist: Dot & Birdie Styling: Weddings at Tiffany’s Entertainment: Millenium Band Stationery: Black Rainbow Printing + Sketch & Etch Creative Celebrant: Michelle Brant Accommodation: Magnolia House + Airbnb

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PHOTO GRAPHY BY ADRI ANA WATS ON PH OTOGR A PH Y CERE MONY + RE CE PTION: FLA X TON GA R D E N S NUMBE R OF GU E S TS : 8 8 WE DDI NG BUDGET: $ 3 5 , 0 0 0


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"Stuart makes me laugh, smile, he is hard-working and kind. He challenges me and helps me to reach my goals. We like the same things (travelling, eating and golden retrievers). He is everything a perfect husband should be!�

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“The reason we chose Flaxton Gardens was because not only was it stunning, it was easy! Marianna from Flaxton Gardens helped us to organise everything. She and her team were amazing!�

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eative CCrR EW HAND-PI CKE D TE A M TH AT M A D E TH E DAY PHOTOG RAPHE R: A D R I A NA WATS ON PH OTOGR A PH Y VIDE OGRAPH E R : M OUN TA I N TOP FI LM S VE NUE + CAT E R I N G: FLA X TON GA R D E N S FLORIS T: WE N DY ’ S FLOW E R S + E V E N T H I R E CAKE : C A K E YA R D CA FE MAKE UP ARTI S T: BAC KS TAGE B E AUTY HAI R S TYLIS T: ORGA N I C H A I R ON OC E A N E NTE RTAIN M E N T: BA S E LI N E S TUD I OS CE LE B R A N T: KA R E N FA A WE DDI NG NI GHT ACC OM M ODATI ON : FLA X TON GA R D E N S

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LUXE TIPI WED FEST C E R E M O N Y + R E C E P T I O N : M A L E N Y R E T R E AT I M AG E S B Y S H A E E S T E L L A P H O T O G R A P H Y GUESTS: 80 B U D G E T: $ 5 0,0 0 0

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“The biggest compliment you can give to your other half is to commit yourself to wanting to spend the rest of your life with them and sharing it with your family and friends.�

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WEDDING SECRETS B R I D E ’ S D R E S S : M A R I LY N C R Y S T E L L E B R I DA L S H O E S : N O V O / F LO W E R C R O W N : W I L LO W B U D / G R O O M ’ S AT T I R E : P E T E R J AC K S O N D O G S ’ F LO W E R G A R L A N D S : W I L LO W B U D J E W E L L E R Y: M I C H A E L H I L L , T H E J E W E L L E R S HONEYMOON: NEW ZEALAND


“We knew we never wanted to do a traditional sit down wedding and it had to be nothing but enjoyable. When we were introduced to the Tipi Wed Festival Style we never looked back.�

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H A N D - P I C K E D T E A M T H AT M A D E T H E DAY PHOTOGRAPHER: SHAE ESTELLA PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHER: B R U T U S P R O D U C T I O N / V E N U E : M A L E N Y R E T R E AT / W E D D I N G P L A N N E R : M A P L E W E D D I N G S / T I P I : T I P I L U X E / F LO R I S T: W I L LO W B U D / C AT E R E R + C A K E : G O O D F O O D F E L L A S / FAV O U R S : S O U P C A N S T U B BY H O L D E R S / M A K E U P A R T I S T: S A L LY T O W N S E N D M A K E U P A R T I S T R Y / H A I R S T Y L I S T: S A S S & N I K I ’ S W E D D I N G H A I R / S T Y L I S T: S I M P LY S T Y L E C O . / T R A N S P O R T: T R AV E L S A F E C OAC H H I R E / E N T E R TA I N M E N T: L LOY D S A U N D E R S / S TAT I O N E R Y: D E V E R E A U X C R E AT I V E / G I F T S : W I S H I N G W E L L / C E L E B R A N T: D E E H A M S O N / W E D D I N G N I G H T AC C O M M O DAT I O N : M A L E N Y R E T R E AT


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We’ve named Maleny Retreat one of our must-see Sunshine Coast venues in our carefully curated Venue Guide.

HINTER LAND

Mal eny Ret rea t

to life with the place to bring your dream wedding The hills are alive, and this is definitely access as your backdrop. You’re given exclusive unsurpassed views of the Glasshouse Mountains open fields and avenues of sprawling hills, rolling scenery, to 100 acres of dramatic mountain majestic trees.

ceremo ny Sunshine Looking out over the rolling hills of the Coast hinterland with the Glasshouse Mountains frame the on the horizon is the perfect way to through walk official part of the day. You can even betrothed the natural aisle of trees to meet your for a and your guests beyond. If you’re looking Chapel church wedding, the Little White Wedding in Maleny is a short 20-minute drive.

style Maleny Retreat rustic elegance or classic contemportary, Be it country chic, vintage, bohemian, You have which you can create your designer wedding. is quite simply a glorious canvas upon or even multiple marquees. The venue large, small, a with landscape the out the freedom to deck world to work with. Clear the in space the all having specialises in marquee and tipi weddings, tipi is perfect magical feel, while a nomadic tent or marquees under the stars provide a dreamy s for or “Westival”! There are truly endless possibilitie for a boho wedding. Think Wedding Festival, creativity in this blank canvas space.

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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