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BEST WEDDING VENUES ON THE SUNSHINE COAST A comprehensive guide with all the details you need to choose your dream venue.

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SUMMER ROOFTOP SOIREE

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PREPPY WEDDING IN FLAXTON

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WEDDING


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real weddings Real Weddings

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SAMANTHA + MITCHELL

Magically Classic Marquee Wedding

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Find Your Tribe Blog Highlights

Meet… Kate Ellen Makeup Artist


editor’s note I don’t know about you guys, but I want my 2017 to count. There seems to be an almost tangible swelling in the global community, and I think whether you’re riding the barrel, part of the crash and settling amongst that glorious foam, or sat stationary on the shore beneath, will matter. This year I’ll be making my own waves with causes close to my heart. I feel like I’ve spent a few years saying I’ll become more involved soon… well now is the time, and The Bride’s Tree will be a part of that. Watch this space!

PUBLISHERS Sally Townsend & Jenny Cooper GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jaye Create 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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.

Over Summer we have been busily putting together this, our 20th edition of our magazine. Another incredible milestone on this wild journey… To think five years ago we put out the very first edition, which felt like a dream come true at the time. Honestly, I’m still pinching myself now that I get to do this for a crust. As if the heavens remembered how we all mucked in with cyclonic weather for our very first photo shoot, we were… let’s say blessed… with another dismal day for our Flaxton shoot! You would hardly know from the images, but I’m sure you’ll spot some sprinkles on the cutlery and general dampness in our Preppy Wedding shoot. Such is life, and we have never shied away from a spot of rain before, so why start now? Happy wedding planning, pals!

Sally xo


Behind the scenes… Follow @thebridestree on Instagram to stay in touch with the team behind the scenes.

We met the brand new Kombi Photo Booth and fell head over heels

Model Kate’s locks getting a good taming by Evalyn Parsons.

Jenny sitting pretty at our Hinterland Showcase stand by Splash Events

Kylie Jane pretties up model, Maddison.


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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

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recent blog highlights Tablescapes + more tablescapes

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Alex Perry rooftop bridal fashion

Engagement shoot for save the date cards Fireworks at your wedding /

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Love + light: a Noosa River wedding

Classic elegant wedding in the hinterland


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Catering packages tailored to your wedding www.capellifoods.com.au


Summer

ROOF TOP SOIREE That Palm Springs vibe with Summer in the air. A rooftop party in the beach town of Mooloolaba with pastels of peach and mint, alongside laser cut geometric elements and the coolest dessert ever. Images by SimonJCoulson Styling by Made to Match Events Venue: The Beach Club, Mooloolaba

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Chris wears a slim fit charcoal “Shoreditch” suit with ivory paisley tie and tan shoes for a clean look. Chris dressed by Suits Direct.

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Geometric laser cut background laden with florals in tropical hues and a spray of fern leaves at Mooloolaba Beach.


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Summer is here! Our fun tablescape with peach tones layered with geometric laser cut place mats and a hint o’ mint in the napkins and stationery design. Finished off with fresh florals and oranges for a burst of colour.

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Continuing the geometric pattern with laser cut stationery with palm tree background for a contemporary design with retro elements.

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For a unique wedding dessert, a donut wall with decadently decorated donuts in pastels and metallics.

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ROOFTOP WEDDING VENUE & ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF MOOLOOLABA


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Brilliant blood orange lips offset shimmering bronzes on Kate’s eyes and cheeks, while her sunkissed locks are swept up high into a contemporary softly textured ‘do with braided feature coming up from the nape of the neck.

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Coral charm single peonies are the king of this arrangement, flanked with yellow snapdragons, orange pincushions, and littered with mini piccolo carnations, berzilla berry and umbrella fern.


Kate wears a Judy Copley Bridal design. 'Paris' with her pink champagne ruffles in chiffon features a beaded bodice with braided detail. Adding a little festive sparkle, a Swarovski crystal bracelet by Cherrywood Designs.

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Creative Crew Photography: SimonJCoulson Venue: Beach Club Mooloolaba Styling + decor: Made to Match Events White bamboo chairs: Simply Style Co. Flowers: The Orange Blossom Stationery, custom geometric ceremony backdrop + decor, + laser cut lettering: Stimuli Couture Design Dress: Judy Copley Couture Bracelet: Cherrywood Designs Groom fashion: Suits Direct Donuts: Chocolate 2 Chilli Catering: Capelli Foods Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair Makeup: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist Models: Kate Radin + Chris McGeary


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Samantha & Mitchell Magically Classic Marquee Wedding Ceremony + Reception: Maleny Retreat Photographer: White Images Guests: 120

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“We stuck to the classic colour scheme and incorporated greys, marble and copper elements to our decor and floral arrangements.�

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“We wanted to create a laid back atmosphere in a beautiful outdoor venue.”

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“We were able to provide accomodation for 50 of our guests at Maleny Retreat. They either stayed in the guest house or glamping tents on site the night of the reception.�

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Hand-picked Team That Made It All Happen Photography: White Images | Videography: Mears Productions Ceremony + reception venue: Maleny Retreat | Catering: The Van Fine Street Food | Catering: Something for Catering | Marquee: Equip 4 Hire Cake: Cake Designs Flowers: Twig & Grace | Makeup: Powder Room Hair: Am Hair | Transport: Hinter Coast Transport | Entertainment: Chris Sheehy | Stationery: Dreamday Invitations | Celebrant: Suzanne Riley Wedding night accommodation: Maleny Retreat

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We’ve named Weddings at Tiffany’s one of our must-see Sunshine Coast Venues in our soon-to-be released Online Venue Guide.

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IMAGE BY KAREN BUCKLE PHOTOGRAPHY


PREPPY WEDDING IN FLAXTON Preppy Wedding in Flaxton Images by Andrea Sproxton Photography Venue: Flaxton Gardens + Flaxton Grove

Evoking a Southern Plantation style wedding in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, we created a peach ombré colour theme with simple elegance.

Images by Andrea Sproxton Photography Venue: Flaxton Gardens + Flaxton Grove Evoking a Southern Plantation style wedding in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, we created a peach ombré colour theme with simple elegance.


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The bride’s low and whimsical chignon is littered with pretty peach blooms, complementing her classic soft bridal makeup with just the right level of definition.

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The formal poolside ceremony with Tiffany’s chairs and large statement garden-like floral arrangements sat atop two tall pillars, creating perfect symmetry.

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Simple decadence starts with the rose gold fully sequined tablecloth, and followed through with crystal glassware, gold-rimmed plates and gold cutlery. In a twist on a modern compote design, the floral centerpiece consists of all peach blooms in an ombrĂŠ effect.

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The informal bouquet contains local fragrant organic and low spray garden roses, berries, lisianthus, Star of Bethlehem, Arabian Star Flower, camellia leaves with plant-dyed peach silk ribbon trails.

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Tim wears a two-toned suit in true preppy style. His slim fit, lightweight navy jacket with beige vintage trouser is complemented by tan belt and shoes, along with matching floral print bow tie and pocket square.

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Once the deal is done, it’s time for talking shop by the cigar, whisky and bow tie bar, fashioned atop re-purposed wine barrels.

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Spectacularly constructed four-tiered cake with a pearl finish to offset the lace print and piping detail, finished off with a delicate ruffle ball on top.

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Maddison wears the Monroe gown by gown by Mori Lee & MGNY, a simplistic elegant satin ball gown.


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CR E ATI V E CR EW Photography: Andrea Sproxton Photography Venue: Flaxton Gardens + Flaxton Grove Styling: Cloud Nine Weddings Flowers: Woods & Bloom Stationery: Lulu Letterpress Cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire Dress, robe + jewellery: White Lily Couture Groom attire: Suits Direct Bow tie + pocket square: A Threaded Addiction Cake: SweetP Cakes and Cookies Celebrant: Bill Scurry Hair: Rolling Scissors Makeup: KJ Artistry Ribbon: Tinctifolia Models: Tim Evans + Maddison O'Donahoo


a midsummer

NIGHT’S WEDDING IMAGES BY MEGAN WILLIS PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: YABBALOUMBA RETREAT


Small hair vines are intertwined with Brooke’s blonde tresses, styled into an elegant loose and low textured chignon design. A pretty style contrasting against the dramatic grey smokey eye makeup with bold berry lip and flawless base. Brooke wears “Tyla”, a plunging mermaid silhouetted gown with delicate shoestring straps and gentle train.


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Combination of gold and smokey blue set the scene for a sunset feast. Crushed silk tablecloth and chair pads combined with mahogany timber chairs offer casual, yet sophisticated, dĂŠcor for a romantic creekside dinner.

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Two varieties of sea holly and white garden roses adorn the cake iced in gold.

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“Rachael�, a full lace gown with dramatic low back and bateau neckline, iconic trumpet sleeves and a train is a statement gown on model, Brooke.

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A bouquet of seasonal white garden roses with Arabian Starflower, Star of Bethlehem, astrantia, Blue Sea Holly and tweedia nestled amongst silvery olive leaf and Dusty Miller.

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creative CREW

PHOTOGRAPHY: MEGAN WILLIS PHOTOGRAPHY  VENUE: LL & CO EVENTS - YABBALOUMBA RETREAT FLOWERS: WOODS AND BLOOM STYLING: CONFETTI EVENTS CAKE: CHOCOLATE 2 CHILLI  DRESS: ERIN CLARE COUTURE HAIR: SASS & NIKI’S WEDDING HAIR MAKEUP: BOUDOIR BLUSH JEWELLERY: CHERRYWOOD DESIGNS SUIT + SHOES: SUITS DIRECT STATIONERY: LULU LETTERPRESS RIBBON: TINCTIFOLIA CUTLERY: GOLD WEDDING HIRE

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Meet Kate Ellen,

makeup artist

Our A-list Vendor, Kate Ellen, travelled to New York to further her skills by attending Kim Kardashian’s personal makeup artist’s masterclass. “Attending the Mario Masterclass has made me more confident in my makeup work. After hearing Mario's story and how far he has come, and how successful he is now, it just gives me confidence to keep growing and following my passion for makeup! You never know how far it will take you. I have a lot of new products that I have brought back from the USA, which means creating new makeup looks for my lovely brides and more attention to detail in my makeup application after learning so many new techniques from Mario Dedevinovic!”

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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 Autumn 2017. www.thebridestree.com.au

The Bride's Tree Volume 20  

All the best ideas for your Sunshine Coast wedding.

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