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VOLUME 25 / AUTUMN 2018


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AUTUMN ETHEREAL BEAUTY AT S PICERS CLOVELLY

real weddings

Real Weddings

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SIMONE + HAYDN

Natural Textures in Maleny

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SAMMI + JACK

A Boho Hideaway

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KELLY + HAYDEN

Private Property Wedding in Noosa


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also in this edition 08

EDITOR’S LETTER

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FIND YOUR TRIBE

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BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

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WHITE LILY COUTURE BOUTIQUE RE-OPENING

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MEET JULIA HAILS: GINGER LILY & ROSE

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editor’s note It’s the second-most wonderful time of the year! (After the jolly season, if you were wondering.) My friends, Autumn is when I get my glad rags on, quite literally. I love nothing more than this prime opportunity for layering. Here on the Sunshine Coast, that basically means bringing cardigans and light scarves back in rotation and maybe – maybe – considering trading the old Birkenstocks for, like, closed shoes of some kind. Happiness obviously derived from the state of not hot, not cold – it’s the Baby Bear porridge of weather climates. Just call me Goldilocks.

PUBLISHERS Sally Townsend & Jenny Cooper GRAPHIC DESIGNER Now or Never Design Studio Copyright The Bride’s Tree 2015 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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.

Sartorial satisfaction aside, Autumn wedding goodness has me shook. We shot at one of our long-time favourite venues of life, Spicers Clovelly Estate, this quarter. In just a few pages you’ll get to see what we achieved! If you fall in love with Spicers Clovelly – (by “if”, I of course mean when!) – you can find out everything from pricing to maximum numbers to menu in our Best Wedding Venues Guide (spoiler alert, I guess!) I hope you enjoy this edition! Love,

Sal xo


Behind the scenes‌ We've been getting to know the gals in our Sunshine Coast Brides' Tribe Facebook Group - if you haven't already, come join us!

Jenny found designer Erin Clare at the White Lily Couture opening.

Cameras are go at Spicers Clovelly

Sally went straight for the tiaras at White Lily

This is how you get that last shot when the light goes – tablecloths are so handy!


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FASHION - KIDS

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Ethereal natural beauty combined with earthy textures make for a romantic style for our inspiration shoot in Montville. Images by Jennifer Oliphant Photographer Venue: Spicers Clovelly Retreat

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On the Spicers Clovelly Estate lawn, under the canopy of the Jacaranda tree, an extension to the lush garden was created to frame the ceremony pulpit.

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Paired with a soft tulle veil embellished with an arrangement of fresh flowers is the ‘Alyssa’ gown by Anna Campbell.


Linen embossed-finish stationery suite with the perfect blend of peach and pink peony design to tie in with the fresh blooms

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Elegant stationery suite featuring a natural ivory card with mid-grey lettering.

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Soft and sparkling in pink makeup tones with gently curled tresses

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Dressed in natural oatmeal linen with oak Hampton chairs, our reception table on the deck outlooks to the lush greenery of the Estate. The overhanging white rattan pendants and whimsical floral installation are the focal points of the reception setting.

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Textured effect cake in our colour palette, abstractly painted foliage and decorated with sugar flowers.

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SALLY TOWNSEND

MAKEUP ARTISTRY

www.sallytownsend.com.au


Garden Roses, Quicksand Roses, white tulips and dephiniums with chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace were among the blooms used in this eye-catching oversized, full cascading bouquet.

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'Adele’ by Anna Campbell features a bodice of hand-beaded ivory and silver floral motif.

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A EUROPEAN-INSPIRED HINTERLAND WEDDING

by Spicers Clovelly Estate

Set in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Spicers Clovelly Estate is an intimate, European-inspired property ideal for weddings all year round. Taking advantage of the Hinterland’s beautiful seasonal changes, you’ll find fig, maple and jacaranda trees across 22 acres of rainforest and rolling hills, exclusively yours for your big day. This romantic reception and ceremony venue also has 10 luxurious accommodation suites, a three bedroom French cottage and is catered by the award-winning kitchen team at The Long Apron. Spicers Clovelly Estate offers you tailor-made food and wine menu options. The expert staff will ensure your wedding experience is like no other. We welcome you to the property for a tour of the grounds and to meet with our in-house wedding coordinator to discuss options for your wedding.

To book a tour phone our reception on 07 5452 1111 or email events.clovelly@spicersretreats.com 68 Balmoral Rd, Monville QLD spicersclovellyestate.com


‘Sydney’ fully sequined gown by Anna Campbell

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Earthy textures and a soft neutral palette create a calm and enchanting space with Francesca linen lounge, raw cotton tassel throw and a touch of elegance with a gold mirror side table set.

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CREATIVE CREW Photography: Jennifer Oliphant Photography | Cinematography: Coastal Love Collective | Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate | Décor hire: Simply Style Co. | Flowers: Willow Bud | Dresses: Anna Campbell | Cake: Zoe Clark’s Cakes | Stationery: Studio B Couture | Hair: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair Makeup: Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry | Ribbon: The Coterie, Etsy | Ceramics: Reed Ceramics | Table Linen: Feather & Oak Cutlery & Napkins: The Supper Club | Model: Amber Keith

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RELAUNCH:

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White Lily Couture has a brand new home for their Brisbane store. The team celebrated their reopening with an epic industry party to show off the new space and kick up their heels after all their hard work.


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www.whitelilycouture.com.au (07) 3367 8870 Red Hill , Brisbane (07) 4921 1857 Rockhampton

Y o ur dres s li ves h ere.

Ph otograph er - Heart an d Colour | Florist - Akirah Collective | Makeup - Julian a Cruz Hair - BK Hair | Model - Lauren Catalan o


CHECK OUT #PARTYATWHITELILY ON INSTAGRAM!

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Creative Director, Alera Kingham, said about the relaunch party, “I was literally pinching myself throughout the night when I realised that so many people took the time to celebrate with us!” Close to the city in Red Hill, the new store has two levels, featuring several separate spaces for brides and their shopping entourages to relish in the personalised experience. Alera said the new space is as pretty as it is functional, “The look for the boutique was designed to reflect a modern way of bridal shopping while still maintaining elegance. It’s my hope that the moment our brides walk through our pink front doors that they feel that they have entered somewhere very special. Somewhere that says Your Dress Lives Here. “I am so excited for what the new space represents and for the opportunities it will offer us as we continue to grow. "We are looking forward to hosting more events in the future as we launch new collections to offer more to our customers and stay connected with our ever-growing industry supporters.”

creative crew Photographer: Heart and Colour Photography / Florist: Akirah Collective  / Makeup: Juliana Cruz Makeup  / Hair: BK Hair  / Drinks: Fentimans Australia  / Hire: Avideas  / Music: Russ Walker  / Diamond Bar: Xennox Diamonds  / Balloon Arch: Twisted Mr  / Gelati Tricycle: Wheel & Spoon 


Simone + Haydn Natural Textures in Maleny Ceremony + Reception: Weddings at Tiffany’s Photographer: Figtree Pictures Guests: 80 Wedding budget: $48,000


“If your budget allows it, hire a videographer! It is the best decision Haydn and I made.�


“We wanted to involve family and friends as much as possible, whether it was MC’ing the wedding, a bible reading, being a witness or saying Grace before dinner.”

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wedding secrets Bridal gown + veil: Made with Love Bridal | Headpiece + garter: Tania Maras Earrings: Samantha Wills | Shoes: Mimco | Bride’s robe: Homebodii | Bridesmaids’ robes: Le Rose | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Shona Joy | Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Nine West Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits: Institchu | Groom’s and groomsmen’s shoes + belts: Roger David Groom’s bowtie: Molli and Bean (Etsy) | Engagement ring + bride’s wedding band: Michael Hill Jeweller | Groom’s wedding band: Stonebrook Jewelry (Etsy) | Honeymoon: Kata Beach and Koh Yao Noi, Thailand


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“Guests were able to choose their meals prior to the wedding. A menu was mailed along with the wedding invitations.�

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hand-picked team that made it all happen Photography: Figtree Wedding Photography | Videography: Roost Film Co. Ceremony + reception venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s | Cake: Cake Designs Favours: Tiffany’s Macaroons | Flowers: Tiffany’s Flowers | Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry | Hair: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair | Decorators: Splash Events | Entertainment: Daniel Stoneman Music | Stationery: Bluebelle Studio and Willow & Ink | Celebrant: David Webber | Wedding night accommodation: Altitude on Montville


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Julia Hails

MEET:

Founder of Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio

What drew you to this career? I started out studying Botany at UQ, but missed the people contact a laboratory life seemed to attract.  I was naturally drawn back to flowers and nature's beautiful textures and colours when I was after some mental stimulation while on maternity leave. It was such a natural process - one day it occurred to me that I might be able to make money from my passion! Do you have any weddings coming up, which you can't wait to sink your teeth into?  We have so many amazing weddings coming up this year - several of which have some amazing new ideas and techniques that we have pitched to our clients. Our favourite clients are the ones who trust our expertise and accept new techniques for on-trend design. In three words only, describe what your job means to you.  SOULFUL.  INTIMATE.  EXCITING! www.gingerlilyrose.com.au Read more from Julia’s interview here.


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


Sammi + Jack A B O H O H I D E AWAY

Ceremony + Reception: Half Moon Hideaway Photographer: Life and Love Photography Guests: 60


“The evening before the wedding I stayed in the little cottage located at Half Moon Hideaway accompanied by my beautiful bridesmaids and daughter, Daisy.�

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“From the first moment we met I knew we were going to spend the rest of our lives together.�

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Bridal gown: Lace top by Judy Copley Bridal, skirt made by my grandmother Accessories: Gemstone crown handmade by my mother Bridesmaids’ skirts: Made by Jack’s sister, Chanel Flowergirl’s skirt: Made by my grandmother Honeymoon: Spicers Tamarind Retreat DIY: Invitations


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“Half Moon Hideaway was the only venue we went and looked at and as soon as we took one look at its amazing setting and views we new it was perfect for us.�

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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: Life and Love Photography Ceremony + reception venue: Half Moon Hideaway Catering: Boho Sisters Cake: Sweet P Cakes and Cookies Flowers: Heavenly Blooms Makeup: RB Aesthetics Hair: Tessa Smith Decorators: Boho Sisters Wedding night accommodation: Spicers Tamarind Retreat


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


We’ve named Mooloolaba Beach Events one of our must-see Sunshine Coast venues in our carefully curated 2017-2018 Venue Guide.

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KELLY + HAYDEN Private Property Wedding in Noosa Ceremony: Noosa Park Reception: Private Property Photographer: Daisy & the Duke Photography


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WE D D I N G S E C R E T S / Bridal gown: Babushka Ballerina, Accessories: Grandmother’s earrings, Shoes: Ruby Shoes, Groom and groomsmen’s attire: Will Valor

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The bride spoke beautiful heartfelt words to the groom’s son, Coby, expressing her happiness to be in one another’s lives.

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Guests joined the couple for a reception at a private holiday home in Noosa

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H A N D - P I C K E D T E A M THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN / Photography: Daisy & the Duke Photography Catering: The Kitchen Shed Cake: Julie Whitehead Flowers: Blooms Collective Styling: The Kitchen Shed + Elle Thompson Stationery: Elly Hartley Creative Hair + Makeup: Silk Hair & Makeup Celebrant: Sarah May Alexander Wedding night accommodation: Private Property

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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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IDEAS & INSPIRATION FOR YOUR SUNSHINE COAST WEDDING

The next edition of The Bride’s Tree free online magazine will be out in Winter 2018 www.thebridestree.com.au

The Bride's Tree Magazine Autumn 2018  

All the best Autumn wedding ideas for your Sunshine Coast wedding.

The Bride's Tree Magazine Autumn 2018  

All the best Autumn wedding ideas for your Sunshine Coast wedding.