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CHIC NOOSA STYLE
HAPPILY EVER AFTER IN THE COUNTRY
JESSICA + DANIEL
Timeless Noosa River Nuptials
MONICA + LINDSAY
Glam Boho Country Retreat Wedding
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FIND YOUR TRIBE
LOVE IS LOVE
editor’s note We’ve hit the ground running in 2018 with so many plans afoot for The Bride’s Tree. The general consensus in our local wedding industry is this will be a BIG year for Sunshine Coast weddings. To those newly engaged couples: get ready for your wedding to go down in the history books as one of the infamously incredible 2018 weddings. Personally I’ve kicked off this year with a brand spankin’ new attitude. I’m making a point to reflect each day with a grateful journal, which punctuates my evenings beautifully, disallowing each day to slip by unnoticed. In 2017 I found many unremarkable days in a row… “I’ll not have it!” I said to myself. So I’m living intentionally, taking small moments of pleasure, and no longer glorifying “busy.” 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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.
Self-care is my new passion. So I implore you – take a bath, read a book, sit on a beach, or call a friend today. Clear that wedding-planning haze! If you’re feeling stressed or don’t know where to turn for wedding advice, come join our strictly brides only Facebook group! See you there! Love,
Behind the scenesâ&#x20AC;Ś We've been getting to know the gals in our Sunshine Coast Brides' Tribe Facebook Group - if you haven't already, come join us!
Shooting in Noosa with our model Riley. There are usually plenty of pauses for friendly passers by! Sass & Nikiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nicole gives Riley a quick hair touch up.
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Chic Noosa Style Images by Capture the Moment Photography Venue: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
Capture the Moment PHOTOGRAPHY
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Fresh, pretty pastels and soft summer brights of hydrangeas, peonies, David Austin Roses, garden roses, chincherinchee and dahlias make up the full, robust arrangements
Linen embossed-finish stationery suite with the perfect blend of peach and pink peony design to tie in with the fresh blooms
Riley is dressed in ‘Broome’ by Chosen, One Day Bridal.
Natural textiles and crisp white linen with classic Tiffanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chairs meet elegant pastel summer garden blooms in a riverside garden setting
Soft and sparkling in pink makeup tones with gently curled tresses
Complete with butler service, a chic poolside champagne celebration in The Cabanas Noosa
Elegantly draped in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Isabellaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Odylyne the Ceremony, a mermaid style for our model, Riley
Riley wears ‘Lottie’ by Karen Willis Holmes
Upping the drama with a smokey eye with nude lip, and tousled â&#x20AC;&#x153;undoneâ&#x20AC;? hair
CREATIVE CREW Photography: Capture the Moment Photography / Venue: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort / Reception Table Styling + Decor: Confetti Events / Flowers: The Orange Blossom Makeup: Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry / Hair: Sass & Nikiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wedding Hair / Stationery + trinket plates: The Frankie Collective / Dresses: The Sphere Collective Model: Riley Preston
Love is Love The Brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tree supports equality and wholeheartedly welcomes the exciting news Australia has (finally!) legalised same sex marriage.
More from these photo shoots can be found on our blog. VISIT SITE
JESSICA & DANIEL Timeless Noosa River Nuptials Ceremony: Chaplin Park
Reception: Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar Photographer: Trent & Jessie Photographers Number of guests: 100
“We didn’t really have a specific theme in mind when we first started planning the wedding. I tried to keep it as timeless as possible. All I knew I wanted was beautiful flowers and lots of them!”
WEDDING SECRETS Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes / Accessories: Fletcher and Grace Shoes: Jo Mercer / Bridesmaid dresses: Pia Gladys Perey from White Runway / Bridesmaids’ accessories: Paula Hall Jewellery / Groom’s suit & shoes: Jacket, trousers and shoes – Zara, Shirt - Myer / Groomsmens’ suits & shoes: Jacket, trousers and shoes – Zara, Shirt – Myer / DIY: Stationery & signage printing Honeymoon: Bali
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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just went across the bridge to the park beside the river for our photos. The setting sun provided the most beautiful lighting and the jetty on the river was an added touch.â&#x20AC;?
“The top five things, which were most important to me during planning, were the flowers, dress, hair and makeup, and the photographer. I was incredibly lucky to find the best in the business for all of these things – not only was what they provided perfect, but their service in the lead up, during and then afterwards was exceptional.”
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Florist: Willow Bud
Cake: Fran’s Been Baking
Transport: Oakcorp Limousines
Makeup Artist: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist Hair Stylist: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair Decorators: Splash Events DJ: Unique DJs
Celebrant: Big Love Weddings
Wedding Night Accommodation: Sofitel Noosa
HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN
Photographer: Trent & Jessie Photographers
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Waterfront wedding venue with a relaxed rustic charm in the Sunshine Coast countryside. therocksfunctions.com.au
happily ever after in the country. Images by Nicola Holland Photography Venue: The Rocks, Yandina
Stefanie wears â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ninaâ&#x20AC;? by Erin Clare Couture, a low back fitted shoestring strap gown with scalloped hem and train. Worn here with matching "Nina" ruffle.
Handcrafted stationery with intricately cut watercolour design.
Abundant with happy summer colours in full floral arrangments of dahlias, amaranth, various roses, clethra, Queen Ann lace and oak foliage with acorns for a sweet interest piece.
Soft waves nestled under a Trilby-style wool felt hat. A soft smokey-eye with a touch of rose gold and luscious lashes peep out and a bright pink lip to set off the fresh flower wreath.
Ben wears a modern two-tone look of sky blue tapered-fit jacket teamed with beige slim fit trousers and off-white shirt. The look is finished with a bow tie and tan accessories.
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creative crew. Photography: Nicola Holland Photography Venue, dĂŠcor + catering: The Rocks, Yandina Floral designer: Magnolia Grove Gold cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire Dress, jewellery + shoes: Erin Clare Couture Bridal hat: LilyM Hats Suit, bow tie, belt + shoes: Suits Direct Makeup + hair: Allure Bridal Stylists Stationery: Studio B Couture Celebrant: Coastal Weddings Horses: Your Mane Event Models: Stefanie + Ben
MONICA & LINDSAY Glam Boho Country Retreat Wedding Ceremony + Reception: Maleny Retreat Photographer: Luke Middlemiss Photography Number of guests: 70
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WEDDING SECRETS Bridal gown: Made with Love Bridal Accessories: Mimco Shoes: Siren Shoes Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy Bridesmaids’ accessories: Mimco Groom’s suit and shoes: MJ Bale Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: MJ Bale Honeymoon: Liku Liku Resort, Fiji
“I surprised Lindsay with a helicopter ride to the wedding. He's such an amazing human so I wanted to give him the entrance he deserved.”
“Maleny Retreat is on a 40 acre block, so we didn't need to leave. They drove us around on a golf buggy. Our photographer, Luke, was absolutely amazing and kept finding perfect spots with the light.”
“At the end of the day, people aren’t going to remember what font their name was written in on the seating chart. They will remember how they felt on your wedding day – and so will you.”
HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Photographer: Luke Middlemiss Photography Videographer: Luke Middlemiss Photography Wedding Planner: First Class Functions Florist: The Posy Co. Catering: First Class Functions Cake: Pure Indulgence Cakes Transport: Oceanview Helicopters Makeup Artist: Annyse Makeup Artist Hair Stylist: Jenna Elyse Bridal Hair Decorators: First Class Functions Celebrant: Paul Voge Wedding Night Accommodation: Maleny Retreat
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