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Waterfront wedding venue with a relaxed rustic charm in the Sunshine Coast countryside. therocksfunctions.com.au


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ROCKY MOUNTAINS BRIDE

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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

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BOHO IN BROOYA FORREST

real weddings

Real Weddings

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HANNAH + TAYLOR

Lush Private Property Wedding


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EDITOR’S NOTE

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BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

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FIND YOUR TRIBE

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STEP INTO THE BRIDAL BOUDOIR

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BRIDAL BEAUTY SPECIALISTS

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editor’s note Well. This took a turn, didn’t it? In 2019, all of us in the wedding industry would saying, “2020 is going to be huge!” We all meant that weddings would be thriving as we entered a new era of ’20s. As we all now know, 2020 would be memorable for very different reasons! It’s my feeling that this year was about things bigger than our selves. The world was crying out for a shift in focus. I feel it’s our obligation to look around at the world we’ve been wading through, open our eyes wide enough to see even what’s in our blind spots.

PUBLISHERS Sally Townsend & Jenny Cooper EDITOR Sally Townsend GRAPHIC DESIGNER Now or Never Design Copyright The Bride’s Tree 2020 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 Please do not publish articles without seeking written permission.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.

To those of you who were forced to change your wedding plans, I’m so sorry for your disappointment. Our industry has suffered on all sides with vendors losing months of income and looking at a very difficult year. The many conversations I’ve had with both vendors and couples have been both heartbreaking and heartwarming, as the vast majority of people have approached the situation with an abundance of compassion. To all the wonderful people in this industry we call wedding, you are an inspiration. We know we are among the most resilient out there, and when we are put in hot water we steep into some strong tea. Keep going, my friends, we’ve got this. Love,

Sal xo


locked down and in love… Social distancing didn’t stop these couples celebrating their would-have-been wedding days!

Ashlee and Chris took advantage of their football club being empty and took some cute couple photos

Instead of getting married, Rubie and Jackson found out they’re having a baby girl in November!

Cherisse and Mathew paid a visit to their wedding venue, Flaxton Gardens, with their ring bearer, Oso.

Luxe Soirées set up a divine beach picnic for lovebirds, Mollie and Louis.


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R O C K Y M O U N TA I N B R I D E She met him on a mountain top, where love abounds. Artisan styling details reflect their journey as two lovers embarking on the ultimate adventure. PHOTOGRAPHER: ELK & FIR

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"The amazing Something for Catering team are your favourite "The amazing Something for Catering team are your friend that you never want to leave the party." favourite friend that you never want to leave the party." www.somethingforcatering.com www.somethingforcatering.com


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CREATIVE CREW Photographer: Elk & Fir Florist: Shannon Hawkes Artisan Florals Stylist: Hello Joy Events + All About House Hair stylist: Wink For Hair Makeup artist: Envy Beauty Therapy Dress: Judy Copley Bridal Suit: Swarv Menswear Stationery: The Sundae Creative Models: Ally + Trent

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EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

All of society admired the beautiful young couple and their wedding of the year with all the trimmings. We’re now in a brand new 20’s era, harping back to decadent classic styling with abundant florals, twinkling crystal, and luxe fabrics. IMAGES BY ALAN HUGHES PHOTOGRAPHY

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C R E AT I V E C R E W Photographer: Alan Hughes Photography Videographer: Tawny Photography & Film Stylist: Splash Events Florist: Flax Flower Dress + veil: Judy Copley Bridal Groom + celebrant’s attire: Suits Direct Cake: ZoÍ Clark Cakes Venue: Flaxton Gardens Hair stylist: Evalyn Parsons Makeup artist: Makeup Artistry by Lauren Stationery: Peach Perfect Transport: Wheels to Weddings Celebrant: Steven Murray Marriage Celebrant Models: Jessica + Michael

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We’ve named The Rocks one of our must-see Sunshine Coast venues in our carefully curated Venue Guide.

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BUY THE GUIDE

To help you with your wedding venue short list, we’ve compiled a comprehensive break down of everything from price range to curfew, accommodation options, and details on style, food - everything you need to know.


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Lush Private Property Wedding Ceremony + reception: Private Estate, Noosa Hinterlands. Booking inquiries via Simply Style Co Number of guests: 90 Wedding budget: $65,000


"We knew we had the person we wanted to be with through thick and thin, through joy and in sorrow, for life’s big moments, or in the easy times. We both knew there was only one person that it mattered most to share with, and that was each other."

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W E D DI N G S EC R ETS Bridal gown + veil: Jane Hill Bridal / Bride’s shoes: Alias Mae Groom’s attire: JoS. A. Bank / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Esther Luxe Bridal / Bridesmaids’ shoes: Novo Shoes / Flowergirl’s dress: Tutu Du Monde / DIY: Bridesmaids’ robes / Honeymoon: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

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"The wedding was at a Private Estate in the Noosa Hinterlands. We saw the property though Facetime and photos, and knew it was the one. We knew we were travelling far, and everyone else would have to also, but once we saw the property we knew there was nothing else that could compare."

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DR EAM TEAM Photographer + videographer: Graeme Passmore Photography & Films / Venue, wedding planning, Decor + Stylist: Simply Style Co. / Florist: Heavenly Blooms Catering: Vanteen Catering / Cake: Chocolate2Chillli / Transport: Coolum Coaches Makeup artists: Michelle Wright & Megan Williams / Hair stylist: Evalyn Parsons Entertainment: The Famos / Stationery: Peach Perfect / Gift registry: USA Registry at Target, Bed bath and beyond & Williams Sonoma William / Celebrant + master of ceremonies: Sommer Saunder Celebrancy / Wedding night accommodation: Private Estate, Noosa Hinterlands. Booking inquiries via Simply Style Co.

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Bridal Boudoir

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Bride, Kirra, wanted to give her new hubby a unique and thrilling gift for their wedding. Here she shares her experience having a Bridal Boudoir photo shoot with photographer, Carissa Cross, from Elk & Fir.

Have you ever done anything like this

Now it's all done, are you glad you did it?

before? No I’ve never done anything like

I am extremely glad I have had the

this before and I had no idea what the

experience and even more grateful it

experience was going to be like. But I

was with Carissa. It lifted my confidence,

had the idea of what sort of gift I wanted

and I know that I will always be able to

to give my fiancé, and I wanted it to be

remember what I looked like and felt like

unique and lasting.

at that special time of my life.

Tell us about how you prepared yourself

What was your husband's reaction? Was

to take part in the shoot. Carissa was

it a surprise? It was a huge surprise! He

the best part of the experience. In our pre

had been trying to guess what his gift

meeting, she was able to show me props,

was for months before I got the photos

robes and clothing ideas, and options that

and the book back, and his reaction was

suited what I wanted. I left the face-to-

priceless. He had not ever received a gift

face meeting with a feeling of confidence

like it before and he was speechless! I am

in what the experience was going to be

really glad that it’ll be something that he

like, and I knew exactly what I needed to

will be able to enjoy over and over again

do to prepare. She gave me an abundance

for years to come.

of boudoir guidance, including her Elk and Fir Boudoir Prep Guide (magazine)

What would you say to other brides

with all the ‘need to know’.

considering doing a boudoir shoot? I would say that I highly recommend

What was the experience like on the

doing it. I think that it is a unique gift that

day? I remember feeling nervous as the

captures you in that part of your life and

day approached, but as soon as I was in

it can be enjoyed for years to come. It’s

the room, it was quite comfortable. From

something that you can share between

the hair and make up to the actual photo

the two of you that is special and intimate.

shoot, everything felt relaxed and, best of all, I really felt so beautiful! At no stage was I uncomfortable or rushed. I still can’t pick my favourite photos.

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BOUDOIR S E S SIONS Boudoir Marathon sessions held every month, starting at $175*

+ 1.5 hours of pampering! + Professional hair and makeup + 30 to 40min photoshoot with Carissa in a Private Hotel Suite + Private Online Gallery *conditions apply.

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g, in r e p pam ers + p m a ch er t h g u a l Great for a bachelorette party! Why not hold a boudoir marathon for you and your bridesmaids? A day of pampering, champers, laughter and beautiful imagery capturing all your beauty in stills to cherish for ever! Then head out for a night on the town - why not! Hair and makeup already complete!

Want the experience to last? Choose a longer package (if you know what I mean) for up to 4-hours of pampering that includes a Fine Art Luxe album with a matching Folio Box.

ENQUIRE HERE

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KJ Artistry Bridal beauty specialists Finding the right style of makeup to suit you and your bridal style is a specialty for the team from KJ Artistry. Your makeup artist will work attentively with you to choose the best colours and products to enhance your natural beauty. The friendly award-winning team from KJ Artistry are all about creating makeup looks for you and your wedding party that are completely personalised to your preferences. Combining their knowledge of makeup application with an understanding of clinical skin care and product knowledge, KJ Artistry has the perfect blend of experience and training to help you achieve your desired look. Contact KJ Artistry today to secure your 2020 or 2021 bridal makeup team.

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Wrapped up in their love for one another, their wedding was inspired by their bohemian sensibilities. Dreamy and daring, without a care in the world.

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