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DEPTHS OF WINTER
real weddings Real Weddings
KATE + LUKE
Luxe Noosa Beach Wedding
KAITY + WADE
Pops of Colour at Clovelly
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FIND YOUR TRIBE
HONEYMOON IN THE WHITSUNDAYS AIRLIE BEACH
editor’s note Wow. So. Much. Happening at The Bride's Tree HQ at the moment! These past few months have been a ton of fun. We took a few of our beloved A-list Vendors to a watercolour art workshop with Cass Deller Design, where we became instant incredible artists of all things botanical… Okay we became sort of average beginners, but we did learn a lot, and enjoyed some bubbles, nibbles and good company, so that’s the main thing.
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Our very first ebook hit the digital stands! So now every bride looking for their Sunshine Coast wedding venue will have the perfect starting point in our Best Sunshine Coast Wedding Venues Guide. We broke everything down, found out all the important details and made them into the prettiest little ebook you’ve ever seen, guaranteed. Stacks of info, loads of piccies – we got you, girl. I was also very lucky to take a trip with Tourism Whitsundays to Airlie Beach, which weathered a cyclone earlier this year, but I was so impressed to see how the locals have gotten back on their feet. The place is seriously as beautiful as ever. I ate some of the best food of my life in Airlie Beach and stayed in some of the most luxurious hotels, all of which boast incredible water views . In this edition I share some of my Airlie honeymoon tips. Love,
Behind the scenesâ€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!
Little Leo was Christie + Johnny's pre-wedding surprise
The excitement is real for Michelle + Jason
Kylie + Sean are getting married in Maleny
#ProposalGoals Jacey is one lucky lady
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DECORATING & STYLING
EVENTS & EXPOS
FASHION - BRIDES
FASHION - GROOMS
www.thebridestree.com.au Where to Start Planning Your Sunshine Coast Wedding
FASHION - KIDS
HEALTH & FITNESS
recent blog highlights Eumundi Private Property Wedding / Mooloolaba Beach Venue Review
Forgotten Forest Wedding Styling 5 Steps to Pampering Yourself
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Depths of Winter Images by Karen Buckle Photography Venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s Winter is here, but nobody is going cold. It’s warm as toast in the Weddings at Tiffany’s dining room.
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Monique wears the “Phoenix” gown from Erin Clare Couture’s latest collection. The gown features 3D embroidered feather lace, illusion neckline and tulle sleeves with a soft A-line skirt with a train. On trend and stunningly simple, Monique’s hair is swept into a curled pony tail paired with a soft smokey eye makeup design.
Keeping warm for the winter, Fletcher wears a double lapel charcoal suit with classic white on white.
The floral arrangements give the distinct impression of being foraged from the forest with blackberries and deep coloured blooms positioned among a dense array of wild foliage.
Beyond the threshold flanked with wild florals, the immaculate chapel owns boundless happily ever afters.
Dark as night linen tablecloth and crockery, kissed with blush napkins and enchanted with gold elements in the cutlery and calligraphy stationery. Crystal ware and black candles up the opulence of this fireside reception.
T H E OV E R H E A D H A N G I N G F E AT U R E WA S C R E AT E D U S I N G N AT U R A L E L E M E N T S O F D I S T R E S S E D A N D D R I E D O R G A N I C F O R AG E D F L O R A L S A N D S T R U C T U R E D T E X T U R E D L E AV E S .
Black sequin and gold brushed shimmer double-tiered topped with scarlet blooms and berries adding to the auxiliary of interest in the reception styling.
Taking in the view with a drink in hand makes for a stylish affair at the black paneled bar. The Tiffany’s Gazebo becomes the ultimate chill zone by bringing in a contemporary couch, embellished with cushions, wire geo table, cow hide and Persian rug. It’s the perfect union of contemporary and vintage décor elements.
Photography: Karen Buckle Photography Venue: Weddings at Tiffany’s Décor + furniture hire: Simply Style Co. Flowers: Tiffany’s Flowers Cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire Dress: Erin Clare Couture Jewellery: Cherrywood Designs Groom fashion: Suits Direct Cake: Chocolate 2 Chilli Stationery: Cass Deller Design Hair: Hair by Nicola Makeup: Louise Henzell Makeup Artist Models: Monique Manning + Fletcher Pukall, iModels Australia 34
THESUNSHINE SUNSHINECOAST'S COASTâ€™S LEADING LEADING SUIT SUIT & RETAIL & HIRE HIRE SPECIALISTS THE RETAIL SPECIALISTS Extensive range of menswear from classic cuts and vintage suits Extensive range of menswear from classic cuts and vintage suits through to the latest European design. through to the latest European design.
Shop 3, 137 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba (07) 5444 0204 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.suitsdirect.com.au
172 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba | 5444 0204 | email@example.com | suitsdirect.com.au
K AT E + LU K E
LUXE NOOSA BEACH WEDDING Ceremony: Little Cove Reception: Sails Restaurant Photographer: SimonJCoulson Guests: 115 Wedding budget: $60,000
â€œAs gesture of thanks to my lovely bridal party it was my pleasure to gift them a lovely dress and a dressing gown for the pre wedding preparations."
WEDDING SECRETS. Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes Shoes: Alana Hill Bridesmaids’ dresses: Forever New Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits: Bell & Barnett Groom’s and Groomsmen’s shoes: Windsor Smith Honeymoon: Langkawi, Malaysia
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"Once our destination and venue were selected, we always wanted to ensure that we utilised all the beautiful beaches, national parks and scenery that Noosa has to offer."
â€œWe wanted our menu to convey our love of good food and wine and I wanted lots of flowers to really set the scene.â€? 65
â€œI created a mood board and found this very helpful when talking to suppliers. As I am visual person it was easy to help explain the look and feel that we wanted for our special day."
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HAND-PICKED TEAM THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN Photography: Simon J Coulson Reception venue: Sails Restaurant, Noosa Cake: Deborah James Designs Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs Makeup: Kat Turner Makeup Hair: Hair by Nicola Decorators: Love Bird Weddings Transport: Noosa Woody Hire Entertainment: Dan McGahan (acoustic) + Trina Massey (DJ) Celebrant: Lily Hall Stationery: Minted.com Wedding night accommodation: 78 Noosa Parade, Luxury Waterfront Property
Weâ€™ve named Mooloolaba Beach Events one of our must-see Sunshine Coast venues in our carefully curated 2017 Venue Guide.
GET IN TOUCH WITH MOOLOOLABA BEACH EVENTS thesurfclub.com.au (07) 5452 3731 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaity & Wade P O P S O F COLOUR AT CLOV E LLY Ceremony + Reception: Spicers Clovelly Estate Photographer: Jennifer Oliphant Photography Guests: 70 Wedding budget: $48,000
â€œAlthough we have completely different personalities, we have always been on the same page in terms of our goals, values and opinions, and we are always playful, caring and supportive.â€?
â€œSeeing each other at the start of the ceremony was definitely a special moment. I think the day really built up to that point and the crazy amount of anticipation made it feel like such a surreal moment.â€?
wedding secrets Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes | Earrings + bracelet: Swarovski | Pouch purses: Mimco Shoes: The Bridal Room, Perth | Bridesmaids' dresses: Shona Joy | Bridesmaids’ earrings + bracelets: Lovisa | Groom’s jacket + tie: Ted Baker | Groom’s chinos: Asos | Boots: RM Williams | Belt: Ralph Lauren Cufflinks: Simon Carter | Groomsmen’s jackets: Country Road + own chinos, shoes + belts Groomsmen’s ties: Etsy | Rings: John Stone | DIY: Thongs for dancing, engraved wooden heart name tags, bird cage wishing well, polaroid guest book station, bathroom emergency kits, log cake stand. | Honeymoon: Moorea, French Polynesia
â€œMum, Dad and I went to Spicers Clovelly Estate together so I could show them the venue, meet the wedding coordinator and we had a beautiful fivecourse degustation with red wine on the terrace.â€?
hand-picked team T H A T M ADE IT ALL HAPPE N Photography: Jennifer Oliphant Photographer Ceremony + reception venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate Videography: Jason Pavey Films Hair: Cheveux Design and Espresso Transport: Quicksilver Limousines Entertainment: Daniel McGahan Celebrant: Natalie Skye: The Sunny Celebrant Stationery: Amora Designs + Fox and Fallow Gift registry: Thankful Registry Flowers: Willow Bud Makeup: Jodi Vit Cake: Tome
HONEYMOON in the whitsundays Hammock snuggles, boating, stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking, seeing the sights in a guided Tuk Tuk, along with some of the best weather in Australia. Laid-back adventure is exactly what youâ€™ll find in The Whitsundays mainland coastal town of Airlie Beach for a luxury honeymoon with a laid-back feel.
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You can’t help but wonder what it’s like to live in Airlie, especially when every local you meet is so darn cheerful. From here you can easily travel to any of the islands, however staying put in Airlie beach also offers plenty of luxury accommodation options if romance, amazing food and spectacular views are high on your priority list. Coral Sea Resort is built on and around the old town public pool, which now serves as the resort pool. Great for holiday laps for those wanting to keep the daily workouts in the mix. And for those with more relaxing pursuits in mind, by the pool overlooking the marina makes for a perfect cocktail hour location.
At sunset, mosey down to ANZAC Point with a cheeky champagne before following the locals on foot to a local fave, Fish D’Vine, where both the seafood cuisine and rum bar are famous. Peppers on Airlie is home to Tides Restaurant and Bar, which is renowned for its amazing food and incredible service and open air setting with views to the Coral Sea. The bar staff will helpfully point you in the direction of Tides’ signature chocolate dessert, so if you’re planning one night of decadence in Airlie, this is it.
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