The Bride's Tree Volume 2

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publishers’ note Recently we were at a bridal expo, and we met one of the models from the fashion parade, who happened to be engaged. She was in awe of all of the beautiful elements the bridal industry here have to offer, but wistful with the long-accepted belief she could never have a wedding of her own, due to her lack of budget. When we told her about the real weddings in the last edition of The Bride’s Tree Magazine, and how two of them in particular were very low budget weddings, she was thrilled! We chose the weddings purely because they were beautiful, creative weddings, and it just so happened they were really affordable options. The whole point of The Bride’s Tree, from the blog to the planning tools, from the galleries to the magazine, is to inspire everybody to create the beautiful, amazing weddings we know you can have here on the Sunshine Coast with a little planning and the talents of our gorgeous industry professionals, who are hands-down some of the best in the world. We know Volume 2 of our pretty little rag holds a little something to delight each and every one of you. Lots of love and happy wedding planning! Sally and Jenny

62 how to use this magazine Click on the magazine to expand to full screen view. Click again to zoom in. Yet another click will zoom you back out again. find your suppliers By clicking anywhere on an advertisement, you will be taken directly to the vendor’s website. print and share See the icons at the bottom in the middle? Click on the envelope to share. Click on the printer to print. publishers/editors: Sally Townsend and Jenny Cooper


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Casual Beach Shabby Chic Wedding in Noosa Classic Modern Glam Wedding Inspiration Colourful Vintage-inspired Wedding in Montville Eco, Recycled Wedding in Connondale Bridal Boudoir – Lingerie Inspiration Elegant Hinterland Wedding in Maleny Wedding Supplier Directory

T T A M & A R A M TA CASUAL BEACH SHABBY CHIC WEDDING IN NOOSA Ceremony: Hidden Grove, Noosa Reception: Rickys River Bar + Restaurant Photographer: Karen Buckle Photography Guests: 33 Cost: $10,500

In June last year, Matt decided the timing was perfect for him to make his romantic proposal to Tamara. On a wintery Friday afternoon, Matt told Tamara to have a shower, which she did, and then put on her finest flannelettes. While she was still upstairs, Matt asked Tamara to call Jack, the older of their two much-loved furry Border Collie babies. Jack ran upstairs wearing a bow tie and a sign around his neck that read, “Will you marry my Daddy’?” Their other furry baby, Oscar, followed soon after with a sign that read, “So we can be a family.” Awwww! After quite a few tears, Tamara of course said yes. And so here we share the day that marks a very special moment in their continuing love story. 5

“WE ARE BOTH VERY SIMPLE PEOPLE WHO JUST LIVE FOR THE BEACH.” This beautiful couple first met when surf-lifesaving together, the beach always being a huge part of their lives. The wedding location was a no-brainer, it simply had to be a beautiful Noosa beach. The styling was all about the quintessential casual beach wedding with wicker pews, seashell decorations and stunning fresh floral arrangements of pink and peach for a pretty pop of colour. 6

WEDDING SECRETS REVEALED Biggest Splurge: Amazing photography, and worth every cent! Best money-saver: Pricing around and having the wedding dress made by a friend. Accessories: The Silver Shop Bride’s Shoes: Forever New Maid of Honour’s dress: Forever New Maid of Honour’s accessories: The Silver Shop Maid of Honour’s shoes: Nova Groom and Best man’s suit and shoes: Connor



The beach Wicker pews Beautiful fresh flowers

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THE HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Ceremony: Hidden Grove, Noosa Reception: Rickys River Bar + Restaurant Photographer: Karen Buckle Photography Florist: Flourish Design Caterer: Rickys River Bar + Restaurant Cake: Judith Bronson Cakes Bombonnieres: DIY! Cupcakes made by family friend. Makeup Artist: Pru Edwards Hair Stylist: Hair by Nicola Decorators: Lovebird Weddings Stationery Supplier: The Paper Mint Celebrant: Weddings with Kristy


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classic modern glam wedding inspiration

The stylish and glamorous folk of our time are all about symmetry without being too uniform or matchy, and incorporating classically romantic and feminine aspects amongst clean lines and classic colours. Modern glamour is lavish, but understated. It involves intricate detailing, but also appears effortless. Our classic modern glam wedding inspiration styled shoot took place at a private property on the Sunshine Coast, and features the work of the very best wedding industry professionals we have to offer.


Take care of your guests by providing some basic, not to mention pretty, comforts of parasols and pink lemonade. Inspired by the lavish Kim Kardashian wedding, Beedazzled Events have really outdone themselves with the creation of this wedding ceremony arbour, specially constructed for our shoot and now available to hire. Talk about making a statement to your wedding guests! The arbour is flanked with vases of Paper White Jonquils, White Hyacinth, Ornamental Kale, White Peonies and White Singapore Orchids. The lovely arrangements were by i-blossom, which provided a gorgeous aroma. The bright white of the arbour itself and the flowers makes an immediate impression of glamour, and the unique ghost chairs add an interesting element, without distracting from the other styling.


Sweets buffets are always a winner. Beedazzled catering suggest also including some beautifully displayed fruit and other dessert options great for your guests to help themselves to with an after dinner coffee. Alongside the lollies in gorgeous apothecary jars, there is something for everybody.

The long table, allowing all your guests to dine together, is a popular way to set up your reception these days and makes everybody feel involved and a part of the occasion.

Modern glamour is about creating a look that is on trend and personalised to your tastes, so including a bit of rustic charm in a unique tea light candle chandelier and some fairy lights amongst the trees is totally allowed, and in fact encouraged! Bringing stylish glamour to the outdoors with plenty of feminine touches, our reception table is set with white linen, silverware and crystal, allowing the pretty pink of the flowers by i-blossom and menu, place settings and table number stationery by Stand Tall Design to take centre stage. 24


The amazing gowns from eVisual Bridal Boutique are all separate bodices and skirts, allowing you a wider variety of options when selecting your perfect gown.

Our beautiful bride is looking ultra glam with her unstructured asymmetrical hair style, created by the talented Hair by Nicola. This is complimented by the beautiful makeup by KJ Artistry, which incorporates browns and pinks in a classic glam design that also retains that natural look we love for brides.

This round posy is made of white Peony Roses, pale pink Double Tulips, pale pink Cymbidium Orchids, and white roses. Joda Designs is a local Sunshine Coast jewellery designer, specialising in custom designs made from Swarovski crystals, pearls and precious gems set in silver, 14 carat gold or platinum gold.

Our groom is stylishly dressed in his suit and cuff links by Suits Direct, Mooloolaba, who provide both purchase and hire formal menswear.


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Location: Private property, enquire with Beedazzled Events Photographer: Lindy Photography Decor & Styling: Beedazzled Events Sweets buffet: Beedazzled Events Florist: i-blossom Hair stylist: Hair by Nicola Makeup artist: KJ Artistry Stationery: Stand Tall Design Bride’s dress: eVisual Bridal Boutique Bride’s jewellery: Joda Designs Groom’s suit and cuff links: Suits Direct, Mooloolaba Models: April and Daniel Kendall-Tory

colourful vintage-inspired wedding in montville Ceremony and Reception: The Spotted Chook Ferme Auberge Photographer: Shutter and Lace Guests: 35 Cost: $18,000

It was chef and waitress love developed at the French Bistro for Erinn and James. They bonded over a mutual love of good food, (in fact, James proposed over a meal of pasta and lamb!), and discovered they have similar goals in life. Together they work hard to achieve them. This and their beautiful baby girl, Sophia, make their relationship strong. Their colourful wedding at The Spotted Chook Ferme Auberge was a positively joyful sight with lots of colour and plenty of love. Not only the love between the couple, but it was evident in every embroidered tablecloth, and each bunch of fresh flowers placed throughout the ceremony and reception, as this wedding was truly a labour of love for Erinn. Having scoured all of Brisbane for her perfect pieces, she put together a very personal event. Expanding on the already colourful venue, Erinn included a lot of fresh flowers in vases and bottles at both their outdoor ceremony under the gazebo, and their indoor reception with a view. Erinn’s creative family all pitched in with the DIY. Her clever sister, Hannah, crafted the embroidered tablecloths and 30 metres of bunting made from various vintage fabric found online at Etsy. Hannah also hand drew all of the adorable birds on the bags of bird seed, provided for tossing over the happy couple! Erinn describes her gramdmother as the most skilful person she knows, and so her talents were put to good use in sewing the flowergirl dresses, making the wedding cake and the bridal party’s corsages. James even pitched in with prettying up old bottles with lace and creating hanging lanterns from old mason jars. 35




KEY ELEMENTS Handmade vintage-inspired decorations Colour – lots of it! Fresh flowers, lace and embroidery


“When I started planning I had no idea what I wanted, so I started looking at wedding blogs. The homemade vintage style weddings really stood out for me.�


WEDDING SECRETS REVEALED Biggest splurge: Weekend accommodation for close family and the food. Best money-saver: Buying flowers from the flower markets, and sourcing lots of the styling items from op shops. Bridal gown: Aires and Graces by Brides Desire Accessories: Pink pearl earrings from Girls Love Pearls, birdcage veil by Jessica Beattie, 1950’s diamante bracelet from The Paddington Antique Centre Shoes: Tony Bianco Bridesmaid dresses: Alannah Hill Groom’s suit and shoes: Country Road suit and shirt. Christian Dior vintage bowtie from Retro Metro, 1920’s Trilby hat from Bang Doll, shoes by Jeff Banks.


Our groom is stylishly dressed in his suit and cuff links by Suits Direct, Mooloolaba, who provide both purchase and hire formal menswear.


THE HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Photographer: Shutter and Lace Caterer: The Spotted Chook Ferme Auberge Decorator: DIY! Erinn scoured op shops, markets, and antique stores, as well as online sources, and made a lot of the decorations herself. Bombonieres: Kelly Beans Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Annette Caltabiano Stationery Supplier: Invitation House Celebrant: Merlin Coughlan 48

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REBEL + RICHARD Eco, Recycled Wedding in Connondale Ceremony and Reception: Couple’s Own Private Property in Connondale Photographer: Adori Studios Guests: 30




Bush setting, Vegan vintage picnic, Butterflies

It is their deep spiritual connection with nature that made Rebel and Richard choose their own beautiful country property in Connondale as their wedding venue. The stunning bush setting was really the main feature of the wedding. With such a large space, some careful thought was put into the styling by Lovebird Weddings, which gave a nod to the country setting, and added a vintage element. A new trend sweeping the world of weddings is the “first look.” This is where the betrothed couple have a private meeting prior to the wedding ceremony. Usually the excited groom eagerly awaits his bride’s arrival in a carefully chosen location. Nobody else is around, aside from the stealthy photographer, in this case Robeccer from Adori Studios, who captures the once-in-a-lifetime moment when the couple see each other for the first time on the day they will become husband and wife. This idea worked out splendidly for Rebel and Richard, who wished to walk their aisle together with the sound of bagpipes piercing the quiet of the bush. The ceremony included a very special butterfly release and American Indian readings. The reception was catered by Maleny vegan café, The Kind Living Café. 53



THE PROPOSAL “Rich proposed to me one night, while we were camping in the very same paddock we held our wedding ceremony. It was on that same night that we first sighted a pair of platypus in the Mary River that runs through our property. This prompted us to name the paddock, ‘Platypus Paddock’. Rich was quite nervous and forgot the ring the first time, and made a nervous dash back up to the house to get it. It was a beautiful starry night in the middle of the bush beside a warm campfire to make it all the more romantic.”

WEDDING SECRETS REVEALED Biggest splurge: Tailor-made Marianna Hardwick bridal gown Accessories: Divine handmade earrings, found in online store, Made It. Groom’s suit: RM Williams DIY: Stationery crafted by the couple’s lovely neighbour, Louise.

THE HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Photographer: Adori Studios Decorator/Wedding Coordinator: Lovebird Weddings Caterer: Kind Living Cafe Cake: Elisabeth’s Wedding Cakes Entertainment: Kennedy Bagpipes Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Allure Hair and Beauty Celebrant: Robyn Ramsay



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You are one beautiful bride, and on your wedding day morning as you prepare for the day you will become a wife to the man of your dreams, you will be radiant. In your sweet bridal lingerie, you will feel like a million dollars – and this is before you even dress in your dream bridal gown. At Maleny Manor there is a really special bridal boudoir for your exclusive use while you get ready for the most important day of your life. Our bridal boudoir photo shoot took place in this romantic setting up on the Sunshine Coast hinterland.



Romantic curls and sweet, fresh makeup have our super pretty young bride glowing! She was prettied up to the max by the talented wedding hair stylist from Velvet on Montville Hair & Wedding Boutique and the amazing makeup artist from Powder Me Makeup Studio.



Artography is run by a family of incredible professional photographers. As long-time hinterland dwellers, they know the range like the backs of their hands, yet always manage to find a creative new angle in every wedding shoot they do for hinterland brides.

Flower power meets rock chic handcrafted lingerie by Brisbane designer, Thousand Dancers. Mix and match pieces make it very easy to find a design to suit your body shape and dress.Â

Maleny florist Mondo Floral Design create lovely bridal bouquets for many a hinterland bride.


LOCATION: Maleny Manor



ARTIST: Powder Me Makeup Studio HAIR STYLIST: Velvet on Montville Hair & Wedding Boutique LINGERIE: Thousand Dancers FLORIST: Mondo Floral Design MODEL: Francesca Molina


ERIN AND MICHAEL Elegant Hinterland Wedding in Maleny Ceremony and Reception: Weddings at Tiffany’s Photographer: Luke Going Photography Guests: 70

KEY ELEMENTS: Amazing hinterland view Elegance-meets-rustic charm Pink bridesmaids dresses

It took Erin and Michael 12 long years to finally tie the knot. They were highschool sweethearts, and over the years have gone their separate ways a couple of times, but always gravitated back towards each other. When their wedding day came, they delighted in a day that was very suited to them. Their stylish, but relaxed, celebration with beautiful people and the exquisite setting at Weddings at Tiffany’s in Maleny. When planning their wedding, Erin and Michael were more than happy to put faith in some startup suppliers, who while they didn’t have a gazillion weddings under their belts, struck the pair as talented people worth taking a punt on. They also asked family and friends to recommend people they knew, who would be able to put their skills to good use, although they may not be seasoned professionals. This resourcefulness helped save a lot of money. One of the most important things to the pair was having their wedding ceremony and reception in the same place. They didn’t want a huge gap of time between the two, while photos were being taken, either. Their solution to this was to have a 4 o’clock wedding under the Weddings at Tiffany’s pergola, followed by a super quick photo shoot, then go straight inside for the reception to begin. Michael was never keen on the idea of posing for photos while his guests were left behind enjoying drinks and canapes. However, he admitted the photo shoot was a lot more enjoyable than he expected, thanks to the friendly, easygoing, and unobtrusive Luke Going, who undeniably took some uniquely beautiful photos of their wedding. 65

Nestled in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the AnnaBella Chapel is the idyllic intimate venue for your wedding ceremony. This tranquil, rural setting will create the perfect backdrop for your special day and offers many stunning photo opportunities.



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WEDDING SECRETS REVEALED Biggest Splurge: The flowers went a little over budget, however the centrepieces included the hiring of vases, so Erin felt this was great value for money. Best money-saver: Utilising the talents of nonprofessionals recommended by friends and family. Bridal gown: Helen K, Designs of Distinction Shoes: Fairytale in ivory, Betts Shoes Jewellery: Swarovski Crystals Bridesmaids’ gowns: Review (added Tule by Helen K) Bridesmaids’ shoes: Pressi in Ice Satin, Wittner Groom’s suit: Myer Groomsmen’s suit: Borrowed Men’s shoes: Op shop DIY: Invitations and other stationery



THE HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Photographer: Luke Going Photography Hair stylist: Taleah from Bianca’s Hair Studio, Caloundra Flowers: Wedding Flowers in Maleny Stationery: Made by Mother of the Bride with Christina Re Stationary Decorations: Weddings at Tiffanys & Wedding Flowers at Maleny Celebrant: Elaine Hick Reception Music: Live Duo (friends of the bride and groom) Wedding favors: Bookmarks Caterers: Weddings at Tiffanys Wedding Rings: K Smith and Sons Jewellers Caloundra 75

ARTOGRAPHY Artography have been established wedding and portrait photographers on the Sunshine Coast for 16 years. The team put all of their heart and enthusiasm into their work, which they say is not a hard task as their work happens to revolve around the happiest days in peoples lives! Artography offer a diverse range of coverage for your particular wedding day needs, starting from just three hours right up until full day coverage with unlimited hours to capture every special moment of your wedding day.

LINDY PHOTOGRAPHY Lindy Photography is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular wedding photographers. Lindy’s style is candid and unobtrusive, allowing your wedding day to be exactly as you planned, capturing images you will treasure for a lifetime. All images are yours to own and are supplied as high resolution on CD, ready to print. With packages available from elopements to full coverage, Lindy Photography has something to suit every Bride. Lindy was voted in the top 2% of Queensland Wedding Photographers in the ABIA 2009, 2010 and 2011 awards. 90

MATT ROWE PHOTOGRAPHY Matt Rowe Photography specialises in unique wedding photography for couples who desire photographs with a difference. Their aim is to bring you a dynamic of expertise, creative expression and personal attention on your wedding day. They are proud to offer Green Photography for those couples who want to share the love even more. Their gorgeous Fine Art Albums are carbon neutral and beautifully hand-crafted, and they offer carbon offsetting and a range of other sustainable initiatives.

BEEDAZZLED EVENTS Beedazzled Events is one of the Sunshine Coast’s leading decorating stylist, providing traditional, cutting edge and tastefully discerning wedding styling and decoration. Whether you have a wedding for 100 guests or an intimate reception for 20, from chair covers, sashes and flowers to fairy lights, stationery and marquees, they have all your decorating needs covered. With a large range of colours and themes to choose from on display in their showroom, the options are endless. Or if you are feeling creative, you need only share your vision with the stylists, who will tailor a package to your budget and requirements.

CHESTERTON SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY Established in 2001, Chesterton Smith Photography is a unique and successful boutique studio on the Sunshine Coast that is highly regarded for gorgeous photography, photographer personality and stunning album design. Their signature style is artistic, natural and romantic. Chesterton Smith offers a photography experience featuring stunning imagery, elegant design and exceptional client focus.

BLOOMS OF NOOSA Highly recognised as being one of the Sunshine Coast’s best Wedding Florists, this team of wedding style experts are always up-to-date with the latest trends & styles. Blooms of Noosa is an established high quality floral studio that prides itself on excellent service, uncompromising workmanship and high industry standards. They take the time to listen to you in order to create a unique, modern styled wedding. They never over commit, realising each individual wedding requires thought and dedication.

ADORI STUDIOS Robeccer McLean from Adori Studios is an international award-winning photographer, who specialises in building relationships with her clients so their wedding day is a beautiful experience with amazing natural and loving images. With many years of experience in the wedding industry, Robeccer knows having someone there who can keep family and vendors happy, a close connection between the bridal party and the bridal couple as well the experience to deal with lighting and location challenges, ensures amazing imagery.

I-BLOSSOM Setting the benchmark with distinctive floral designs, i-blossom is renowned as a quality Sunshine Coast floral boutique. They specialise in creating beautiful, quality wedding flowers for all Sunshine Coast destinations. They maintain a great reputation by offering a no-compromise approach to their wedding products and service, and absolute commitment to customer satisfaction. It is their wedding wish for you that their flowers and decorating will simply take your breath away.


SALLY TOWNSEND MAKEUP ARTISTRY If you want a highly professional, creative makeup artist with superb attention to detail, who has received the best training from industry leaders, you’re in the right place. Sally listens to her clients and interprets their ideas and vision for their overall look. For those experienced lasses, who love their makeup, Sally is the perfect makeup artist. And also for those who are not quite so comfortable in the makeup realm, she is fabulous at putting you at ease. Sally specialises in airbrush makeup application.

HAIR BY NICOLA Natural, elegant and romantic is Hair By Nicola’s signature style. As a 2012 ABIA winner, Nicola’s attention to detail will ensure your unique wedding hairstyle is created just for you and will achieve the perfect style for your wedding day. Nicola has over 10 years experience specializing in bridal styling, photographic work, fashion and catwalk styling. Her creativity towards each individual bride’s features and characteristics is outstanding.


KJ ARTISTRY KJ Artistry - 2011 WINNER of the ABIA Awards, 2009 and 2010 Bridal Awards Finalist and 2009 Young Business Woman of the Year Finalist, provides on-location and in-studio Bridal Makeup services within South East Queensland. KJ Artistry consists of a team of dedicated make-up artists who love and specialise in Bridal and Special Event Make-Up Artistry. Their makeup artists will work attentively to find the right products and colours for each person based on their individual desires, and excel in unique and original makeup design.

TARYN SMITH HAIR & MAKEUP Taryn has been hairdressing for the past 12 years, having lived and worked in top hair salons in London for two of those years. Have a consultation with Taryn and she will go through your desires for your wedding day hairstyle and ensure that together you make your dream wedding day hair a reality. Taryn is a double threat - she can take care of both your hair styling and makeup artistry to the highest quality and with a creative edge.

INK WEDDING INVITATIONS As our world of technology continues to flourish and we become more and more web based there is nothing finer than receiving a beautiful invitation in the snail mail which we can actually hold and put on display. A little something to cherish, as we, invited guests, plan what to wear, where to stay, what to buy as a gift. That invitation is our first glimpse into the wedding of our dearest friends. It speaks a thousand words those dear friends can not tell us because they are not here and sets the story that is about to unfold.

WAYNE WILTSHIRE ENTERTAINMENT ABIA Award-winning entertainer with over 30 years experience in the industry. With solo, duo & band options available, Wayne Wiltshire will customise a package to suit your day. Wayne is the ideal choice of entertainer for your special day; you are assured an evening of quality music for your guests. As a complete professional, Wayne delivers a quality performance in a range of versatile options. His extensive repertoire can be performed as a solo guitar vocalist, male duo guitar/vocals for smaller intimate venues, or in a larger band capacity for bigger venues and events. 94

STAND TALL DESIGN Your stationery is the first impression your guests will have of your event. Communicate your story through alluring design that reflects your colour palette, unique personality and captures the tone of your event perfectly. With a professional design background, you can rest assured your stationery will be delivered on-time and within budget. Stand Tall Design also offers a website service perfect for showcasing the plans for your big day, easy rsvp and messaging service, extra information like accommodation details and location maps.

KENNEDY BAGPIPES The sounds of the bagpipes can provide an entertaining and memorable addition to your special day. Wayne Kennedy is an accomplished bagpipe player with over 15 years experience. The bagpipes can add a beautiful touch to your Wedding day, with a class of elegance and music like no other instrument can. Have your favourite tune played or a classic traditional tune. Wayne’s extensive music selection is played on a fine sounding instrument which can be enjoyed by any audience.

TWIN WATERS GOLF CLUB Twin Waters Golf Club provides a superb backdrop for your wedding day and dedicated and experienced staff are available to assist in making your wedding day unique and memorable. Located close to pristine beaches and parklands, ideal for photo opportunities. With your own personal wedding co-ordinator you can be rest assured that every detail will be taken care of. Wedding packages are designed to cover all aspects of your wedding day and with many options available.

RICKYS RIVER BAR + RESTAURANT Absolute waterfront dining, Rickys is the quintessential Noosa wedding reception venue. Bringing elegance and style to relaxed coastal weddings, the restaurant is set on the waterfront of the Noosa River offering a mesmerising backdrop and is a truly fresh and inspiring wedding reception location. The A la carte menus are seasonal, using both local and imported premium ingredients sourced for their taste and uniqueness.These menus can be selected in either a three or four course option allowing for a true dining experience on your wedding day.

ANNABELLA THE WEDDING CHAPEL Nestled in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the AnnaBella Chapel is the idyllic intimate venue for your wedding ceremony. Only 15 minutes from beautiful beaches, this is the perfect venue to start your wedding celebration with the best of both worlds for your wedding day in mind. The modernmeets-vintage feel chapel is an easily accessible alternative to the church wedding. AnnaBella is stylishly designed and decorated and set on a sprawling country property with countless photo opportunities in the luscious gardens, paddock and alongside the charming dam.

MERLIN COUGHLAN A professional celebrant for all weddings in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Merlin specialises in personalised ceremonies especially composed for each couple. Merlin will listen to your story; take note of your ideas and aspirations; provide you with a wedding ceremony planning pack that is full of information and resources for you to draw upon, and then work closely with you so that together you can create a ceremony that truly reflects the glory of your love.


BILL SCURRY MARRIAGE CELEBRANT Bill can still remember the first wedding he officiated back in 1978, 32 years ago! Since then, each ceremony that he has had the honour and privilege to officiate has been an ongoing growth of passion fulfilling his total love and acceptance of all people. Bill’s beautiful and quality service is testified in his winning the A.B.I.A. Award for Number 1 Marriage Celebrant in Queensland for 2008, and Number 1 Male Marriage Celebrant in Queensland for 2008, 2009, 2010. He was also named Top Male Celebrant in Australia - Designer of Dreams 2011.

IT’S MY WEDDING All things bridal will be on show on Sunday, 26th August at the It’s My Wedding Expo. The Expo is a must for every bride planning her dream wedding. Brides-to-be will find attending the Expo an exciting and rewarding experience as they liaise with professionals in the wedding industry, view the beautiful gowns on the fashion parades and benefit from show specials. There are fantastic prizes on offer including wedding gowns, photographic shoots and makeovers.