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MORETON BAY REGION

Wedding Guide


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MORETON BAY REGION

Wedding Guide 4. HINTERLAND WEDDINGS 6. BEACH WEDDINGS 8. PARKS & HALLS 9. VENUES 29. SUPPLIERS 43. HONEYMOONS

Moreton Bay Region Wedding Guide is published annually by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT). PO Box 3056, Clontarf DC Qld 4019 Phone: 07 3897 4999 Fax: 07 3897 4990. Online Magazine: visitmoretonbayregion.com.au Corporate Facebook: facebook. com/MoretonBayRegionIndustryandTourism Tourism Facebook: facebook.com/visitmoretonbayregion Instagram: @visitmoretonbayregion. Publications Editor: Suzi O'Shea, suzi.oshea@mbrit.com.au | Graphic Designer: Paige Delacour | Photographer: Dominika Lis | General Enquiries: sales@mbrit.com.au. The contents of this publication are not for reproduction, re-distribution or reuse by any means whatsoever or in any form without express permission of the publisher. Advertising: all advertisements in Moreton Bay Region Wedding Guide are the responsibility of the advertisers. Responsibility is not accepted by MBRIT for statements made or the failure of any product or service to give satisfaction. MBRIT, their related companies, and officers hereby disclaim, to the full extent permitted by the law, all liability, damages, costs and expenses whatsoever arising from or in connection with copy information or other material in this magazine, any negligence of MBRIT, or any person’s actions in reliance thereon. The publication of any material or editorial does not necessarily constitute endorsement of views or opinions expressed. Views expressed by contributors are personal views and they are not necessarily endorsed by MBRIT. While every effort is made to avoid errors, some information contained in this publication may be superceded. Front cover: Mt Mee Lookout, Mount Mee

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Hinterland nuptials Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and suburban life and retreat to the Moreton Bay Region Hinterland for your perfect day. With dense bushland, dreamy landscapes, panoramic views and cosy venues; it’s the ideal spot for a beautiful, rustic setting. Covering the areas of Mount Mee, Woodford, Ocean View, Dayboro, Samford Valley and Wamuran; these beautiful countryside precincts have everything from hilltop lookouts to quaint halls and rustic wineries. There’s nothing quite like a wedding in the Moreton Bay Region Hinterland.

Woodford Memorial Hall 109 Archer St, Woodford | 250 guests

Samsonvale Community Hall Winn Rd Mount Samson | 150 guests

Mt Mee Lookout Mount Mee Road, Mount Mee | 50 guests

From its manicured gardens offering the perfect backdrop for wedding photography or an outdoor ceremony, to its quaint vintage Queenslander-style hall ideal for a homely reception, Samsonvale Community Hall ticks all the boxes for the ultimate wedding venue.

Situated on the rolling hills of Mount Mee, this scenic location is complete with its own gazebo and stunning panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains, east coast, and Brisbane CBD.

Mount Pleasant Community Hall 352 Mt Pleasant Rd, Mount Pleasant

Bellthorpe Community Hall 1 Keir Rd Bellthorpe | 80 guests

Situated on the rolling hills of Mt Mee, this picturesque location has magnificent views of the Glasshouse Mountains and coastline. The permanent gazebo is ideal for small weddings, providing shelter for your wedding party.

Nestled in the picturesque Bellthorpe area near Woodford, this charming country hall is perfect for the most intimate of wedding receptions.

Conveniently located in the heart of this quaint rural town’s city centre, Woodford Memorial Hall offers the ideal location for a DIY wedding filled with history and old-school charm.

For further information on booking a hall for your wedding visit moretonbay.qld.gov.au/halls 4


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Samsonvale Community Hall

Mount Mee

Old Petrie Town

5 Samsonvale Community Hall


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Jetty Square Park, Woody point

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Scarborough Foreshore

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Scarborough Beach Park

Suttons Beach Pavilion


Beachfront bliss Tie the knot on a beautiful beachfront in picturesque Moreton Bay Region. Inclusive of Bribie Island, Redcliffe and bayside, the Moreton Bay Region is home to a plethora of divine beach settings for your wedding day. With calm, blue waters and soft, white sand teamed with an array of stunning venues; it’s the perfect spot for relaxed beachfront vows.

Sunset Park, Banksia Beach

Jetty Square Park Oxley Avenue, Woody Point | 100+ guests

Edwin Schrag Park Boyd Street, Woorim | 100+ guests

With a large, well-kept grassed area situated in front of the iconic Woody Point Jetty, this location offers spectacular sunset views of Moreton Bay, Bramble Bay and Brisbane City. It’s the perfect beach-front wedding venue, and breathtaking spot for post-ceremony photos.

Located on the southern end of the Woorim foreshore, this large park has multiple beach access points and features open grassed areas with stunning water views overlooking Woorim Beach and Moreton Bay.

Sunset Park 1 Marina Boulevard, Banksia Beach | 50 guests With a small gazebo and beautifully manicured gardens, Sunset Park offers the perfect backdrop for intimate weddings. Its unique location even provides the opportunity for the wedding party to make a special entrance by boat. Tingira Park 2 Second Avenue, Scarborough | 50 guests Offering views spanning to Moreton Island, this quiet park offers large shady trees and is perfect for small weddings by the water.

Jamieson Park 8 Reef Point Esplanade, Scarborough | 50 guests Offering northern views of Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains, this quiet park boasts shady areas with well-maintained grassed areas overlooking the Scarborough esplanade. Endeavour Park 2 Endeavour Esplanade, Newport | 100+ guests Boasting uninterrupted views of Moreton Bay, this large park offers several shady trees and a viewing platform along the water’s edge. It’s the perfect location for large waterfront wedding.

For further information on booking a park for your wedding visit moretonbay.qld.gov.au/parks 7


Parks and halls

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Adding to the beauty and versatility of the region, the area is home to a large variety of beautiful parks, gardens, public halls and community centres that can be hired for the purpose of your wedding. Perfect for a DIY approach, you can make the most of the idyllic bush settings, leafy parklands or a community hall.

Mount Pleasant Community Hall

Mount Pleasant Community Hall 352 Mt Pleasant Rd, Mount Pleasant | 120 guests

Vietnam Veterans Park 94 Toorbul Street, Bongaree | 50-100 guests

Located in close proximity to a private chapel, this intimate venue has an undeniable rustic charm, complemented by exposed wooden beams, timber floorboards, and a quiet rural location.

This peaceful and open grassed area is surrounded by lush gardens and wellmaintained hedges, making it perfect for a peaceful, low-key wedding.

Centenary Lakes Morayfield Road, Caboolture | 100+ guests

Caboolture Community Hall 61 King Street, Caboolture | 60-250 guests

With spectacular backdrops spanning lakes, rainforest, waterfalls and quaint bridges over streams, Centenary Lakes is perfect for weddings of all shapes and sizes.

Boasting one of the region’s largest main halls with floor to ceiling windows, polished timber floors, and a well-equipped commercial kitchen, this venue is the perfect blank canvas for large weddings or receptions.

Redcliffe Botanic Gardens 20 Henzell Street, Redcliffe | 50-100 guests

North Lakes Community Centrel 10 The Corso, North Lakes | 250 guests

Tranquil rainforest, gardens and grassed areas provide a perfect location for your special moment, and capturing post-ceremony memories.

Conveniently located in the heart of North Lakes, this modern venue boasts exceptional facilities and ready-to-use dining equipment, making it the ideal space for large receptions.

Donnybrook Community Hall 26 Edith Street, Donnybrook | 100 guests Located in a quiet parkland setting, this modern venue is ideal for weddings and offers an abundance of natural scenery perfect for capturing those intimate moments, as well as an undercover deck suitable for canapĂŠs and drinks.

George Willmore Park 52 Ferny Way, Ferny Hills | 50 guests This intimate ceremony area includes a round gazebo, lush hedged gardens and views of the park making it an ideal backdrop for capturing picture-perfect moments.

For further information on booking a hall for your wedding visit moretonbay.qld.gov.au/halls For further information on booking a park for your wedding visit moretonbay.qld.gov.au/parks 8


VENUES

Ocean View Estates


"The service was phenomenal, the food was absolute perfection and we couldn’t ever have asked for more.� Aangie & Josh, October 2017 10


The Golden Ox Elegance in the heart of Moreton Bay Ceremony: 300 guests | Sit-down: 220 guests | Cocktail: 300 guests

Make your wedding day truly memorable and exchange vows in a private oasis on the Redcliffe Peninsula. The Golden Ox has established itself as one of the most iconic wedding venues north of Brisbane. Personal Touch

Food, Service, Passion

A family-run business led by Nick, Virginia and the team, The Golden Ox will treat you like family and look after you on your wedding day. The team of dedicated wedding specialists will go to great lengths to ensure your every need is met. Your personal wedding coordinator is there to help you every step of the way with endless consultations to offer you peace of mind.

The Golden Ox is renowned for its offering of great food. All wedding packages include exquisite meals, made with love and local ingredients, prepared by award-winning chef Peter Tzimas and the team. Whether you opt for the popular fresh seafood buffet or the plated menu featuring succulent aged beef, your guests will forever remember their dining experience. Each menu is paired with hand-picked wines from the country's most popular vineyards. With a passion for food and exceptional service, The Golden Ox will leave nothing to chance on your wedding day.

Romantic Gardens Make your grand entrance down the aisle, into a magical garden with cascading waterfalls, tropical plants and Monet’s bridge. An enchanted space to hold your ceremony or cocktail reception, the secluded garden provides a private oasis abundant with photo opportunities. Modern Reception Rooms The Golden Ox offers a choice of three elegant rooms to suit any wedding. The Regency room is perfect for an intimate affair, comfortably seating up to 75 guests. For a larger wedding, the Grande Room caters to a guest list of 110, with an option of combining both rooms to easily accommodate up to 220 guests. Boasting stunning marble features, elegant lighting and an elevated bridal table, the modern rooms at The Golden Ox can be dressed to suit any style or theme.

All-Inclusive Packages The Golden Ox caters to every budget with a range of all-inclusive packages that can be tailored to suit your individual requirements. From the very first meeting with your wedding coordinating team right through to your last dance, everything is taken care of and included in your package with no hidden costs. The Golden Ox offers a choice of five elegant styling and table dĂŠcor packages as their gift to every couple for a seamless and stress-free experience. Crowned 2017 Queensland Restaurant Caterer of the Year, when you say 'I do' at The Golden Ox you know you are in great hands and your guests will be talking about the experience for years to come.

thegoldenox.com.au | 07 3283 1833 | info@thegoldenox.com.au 11


Sensational seafood at Moreton Bay Boat Club Sit-down: 100 guests | Cocktail: 160 guests

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If you love cool ocean breezes, marina outlooks and perfect sunsets, then the idea of serving seafood at your wedding has probably crossed your mind. Nestled right in the Scarborough Boat Harbour, Moreton Bay Boat Club offers waterfront dining and fresh local seafood like no other for your special day.

The outdoor deck, restaurant and purpose-built function space at Moreton Bay Boat Club provides breathtaking panoramic views over the harbour and Glass House Mountains accommodating small intimate affairs through to larger weddings of up to 160 guests. Their experienced staff and professional functions coordinator are on hand to ensure your wedding is delivered without a catch, from start to finish.

three course alternate drop set menus are also available. Both menu and room packages can be tailored to your requirements and there are a range of extras, such as ceremonies on the deck, dance floor, red carpet and linen, to help make your wedding planning a breeze. For your dream waterfront wedding, contact the Moreton Bay Boat Club.

Moreton Bay Boat Club’s abundant menus feature a selection of seafood right from their back door, including prawns, mussels, crabs and Moreton Bay Bugs straight from the trawler. Produce from above the sea includes homegrown herbs, premium Tasmanian cheeses and only the best quality meat sourced locally from South East Queensland. You can even add a prawn and oyster station to your package for an impressive feature your guests will love.

A TASTE OF THE POPULAR SEAFOOD BUFFET MENU…

Cocktail style events offer a sophisticated alternative to the traditional sit-down affair, letting guests mingle freely while grazing from a farmer’s market table spread or sampling delicately-prepared canapés served by staff. BBQ, buffet and two or

Prawns, oysters, mussels and crabs served fresh on ice, Moreton Bay bugs, oyster mornay, steamed mussels, seafood bisque, seafood risotto and Thai green curry prawns.

mbbc.org.au | 07 3203 5188 | functions@mbbc.org.au 12


Mon Komo Hotel Sit-down: 250 guests | Cocktail: 350 guests

Sabrina, Mon Komo Hotel's personal wedding coordinator, brings a wealth of experience from venues around Australia. She loves to offer her couples peace of mind to be fully present and enjoy their special day.

Why is having a wedding coordinator a benefit to the wedding couple?

What are your tips for future couples?

There is peace of mind knowing that you have someone you trust to look after the finer details leading up to the day. Having your wedding coordinator present on the day can also be a reassuring presence and helps the day run smoothly and to plan.

It is important to remember that while your wedding day is a special and unforgettable moment that you will both always cherish, keep in mind that you have the rest of your lives together for adventures, travel and experiences. Make sure you plan your big day based on what the two of you want, without breaking your budget.

What makes Mon Komo Hotel a great venue? Mon Komo Hotel is a spectacular all in one venue! It ticks all the boxes, beautiful ocean view, contemporary events space, delicious food, and accommodation on site! We also have a great team here at Mon Komo. Each team member wants to make the day special and exceed the customers' expectations every time.

What is your favourite part of your job? The best part of being a wedding and events coordinator is watching the big day unfold and having the opportunity to watch the happy couple have their first dance. There is something magical about seeing two people join their lives together and sharing that moment with their family and friends.

monkomohotel.com.au | 07 3202 5029 13


Intimate weddings at Reid's Place Ceremony: 50 guests | Reception: 50 guests | Accommodation: 4 guests

If you are looking for a boutique, private, garden chapel ceremony venue, close to the bay on Redcliffe Peninsula, full of vintage charm and good old fashion service, then Reid’s Place is for you.

Say “I Do”

Everything in One Location

Surround yourself with your handpicked special friends and family, and celebrate your love in the garden wedding chapel. A lush, fragrant, colourful and intimate chapel venue awaits you and your guests. Reid’s Place offers four affordable wedding packages starting from $1,900. All packages can be tailored to suit any budget.

A hidden gem in Scarborough on Redcliffe Peninsula. Create your special occasion surrounded by vintage charm and beautiful gardens.

High Tea Parties Choose from High Tea and Canapé menu selections for up to 50 guests (including BYO option). Why not choose a speciality cake made lovingly at Reid’s Place to complete your celebrations? A cupcake tower or sponge sandwich tower? High Tea Parties are also a memorable treat for Engagement Party’s and Bridal Showers. Reid’s Place will add the little extra touches to make sure your dream day is one to remember.

Enjoy the finer things in life. Lovingly hand-made delights served on three-tiered fine china. Reid’s Place boasts three venues. The Garden Wedding Chapel, The Fountain Courtyard and the colonial Homestead Verandah. A special complimentary chauffeur service is available for our wedding couples exchanging vows at Reid’s Place. Enjoy travelling in our vintage wedding car around local destinations – arrive and depart in style on Redcliffe Peninsula. Camellia Cottage offers luxury B&B accommodation complete with spa bath for the couple's wedding night. Your Love Matters Reid’s Place has been creating wedding day memories for couples for over 20 years. In 2017 Reid’s Place was the Winner of the Visitor Experience Excellence Award for their dedication to providing excellent service, so you know you're in good hands.

reidsplace.com.au | 07 3203 5686 | beth@reidsplace.com.au 14


Nadia and Fabio AUGUST 2017 Nadia and Fabio surprised their beloved family and friends with an intimate cocktail event at The Belvedere Hotel. Guests arrived at The Belvedere Hotel expecting a casual engagement party but instead witnessed the beautiful love this couple have for each other in a surprise wedding ceremony overlooking the gorgeous Bramble Bay, just 40 minutes north of the Brisbane CBD. After their surprise nuptials, guests were then escorted to the Belvedere’s function room and were served canapes and sparkling wine while dancing the night away.

the Seaspray Room’s private balcony overlooking the waters of Moreton Bay. “We loved the wealth of knowledge the venue had to offer – the venue had so many options that we could tailor to our style and budget. There were no hidden extras which made the entire planning stage stress-free and the staff on the night were exceptionally helpful. We love coming back to the Bel!”

The reception ran smoothly with bountiful space for a dancefloor, DJ and photobooth. Nadia and Fabio shared their first sunset as husband and wife from

Photographer: Everlast Studios Flowers: Redcliffe City Florist Gown: Nancy Khau Boutique Ceremony Stylist: Town To Country Events

belvederehotel.com.au | 07 3284 2245 | lauren@belvederehotel.com.au 15


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The team behind your dream wedding Redcliffe Leagues Club have a team of event managers, hospitality gurus and master chefs to help coordinate the wedding you have always dreamed of. We chat to the team and get some tips on how to seamlessly achieve your wedding goals.

Work to a budget

Choose a wedding style

Often times when planning a wedding, it’s easy to get carried away with excitement and be left with a colossal bill. Be realistic about the budget you have available and communicate that with your venue (and all suppliers). Redcliffe Leagues Club has a number of packages available to suit all budgets. The great team can put together a range of affordable options, without compromising on quality. The all-inclusive packages are set up front so you’re not left with any surprise expenses.

The team at Redcliffe Leagues Club excel at styling. Have a chat with your wedding coordinator about your style, your theme and what makes you distinctively unique. From this, your incredible coordinator will create a magical space that tells your story. From room styling to table centrepieces, the team will carefully select pieces to curate the theme that suits you.

Finalise your guest list Once you have an idea of your budget, start working on your guest list. Make an initial list of all the friends and family you would like to attend, then narrow it down to a final list. Whether you choose to have an intimate affair or a full-blown soiree, Redcliffe Leagues Club can cater for your guest list. With three rooms available for weddings, you can have a large sit-down banquet catering to 200 guests or a low-key cocktail celebration for a smaller gathering.

Explore menu options Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or have simple taste, the team at Redcliffe Leagues Club offer you a selection of options to appease your guests while fitting with your style. Rest assured, your coordinator and their experienced chefs will work closely with you to create a menu that is both delicious and versatile. Redcliffe Leagues Club offers you a tasting session where you can eat your way through delicious options and decide for yourself what to serve your guests.

redcliffeleagues.com.au | 07 3203 7333 | functions@redcliffeleagues.com.au 17


Suttons Beach Pavilion Sit-down: 190 guests | Cocktail: 250 guests

For a venue that's both unique and timeless, set your sights for Suttons Beach Pavilion. Positioned right on Redcliffe's Sutton Beach, this beautiful venue is a converted Art Deco bathing pavilion, dating back to 1937. The only venue of its kind in the Brisbane area with direct access to the beach, it's perfect for couples looking for a standout place to celebrate their special day. Party the night away in one of the venue's many fantastic function rooms. Choose from one of the venues many fantastic function rooms which suit an array of celebration styles and offer picture perfect views of Moreton Bay. Mirroring the laid-back feel of the venue's setting, Suttons Beach Pavilion's professional functions team takes the stress out of your day, while the chefs will help plan a menu filled with tantalising dishes that showcase local seasonal produce. The venue and extensive facilities can accommodate you and your guests all in one location for your ceremony and reception. For a venue with a relaxed vibe, discover the charming Suttons Beach Pavilion. suttonsbeachpavilion.com.au | 07 3284 3320 | events@suttonsbeachpavilion.com.au

The Surf Club Bribie Island Sit-down: 120 guests | Cocktail: 200 guests

With the ultimate ocean backdrop, your summer beach wedding couldn’t get much easier at The Surf Club Bribie Island. Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean overlooking Moreton Island, their function facilities offer unmatched coastal views with unique open air or inside areas to celebrate your nuptials. Tie the knot atop rolling sand dunes, by the seashore or in the beachfront parklands before dancing the night away in one of three function spaces – all conveniently in the same location! The Kel Chew Room, with its own private bar is ideal for smaller, intimate weddings and steps straight onto the beachfront. While the upstairs inside dining area and outside deck offer sweeping ocean views and can be hired as individual function spaces or combined areas. Your dedicated event coordinator can create tailored packages; everything from buffet, canapé or three course plated menu options, matching wines, décor and theming, entertainment and even ceremony set up. For a truly memorable island wedding look no further than The Surf Club Bribie Island. thesurfclubbribie.com.au | 07 3408 2141 | functions@thesurfclubbribie.com.au

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North Lakes Hotel Sit-down: 180 guests | Cocktail: 300 guests

Exchange your vows overlooking beautiful Lake Eden in the heart of North Lakes.

A gorgeous venue for both your ceremony and reception, North Lakes Hotel is the perfect location with a choice of seven exquisite reception spaces with magical views and boutique accommodation. The different rooms available provide the perfect venue for a relaxed cocktail affair to a formal sit-down wedding and everything in between.

Best Western Plus North Lakes Hotel welcomes you and your guests to stay and enjoy the celebrations from pre-wedding drinks all the way through to next morning breakfast at the Boardwalk Restaurant. Perfect for long distance guests, why not turn a one-day event into a week-long adventure.

Located beside Lake Eden, the hotel is surrounded by natural beauty, perfect for your wedding photos.

Your wedding package can include the stunning bridal suite, a beautiful space for you and your bridal party to get ready, then spend your first night as husband and wife.

The Executive Chef has designed stunning menus and the friendly staff will assist with planning the day from start to finish to ensure all your wedding day dreams come true.

Your wedding day will become our priority and North Lakes Hotel have packages to suit all themes and budgets.

northlakeshotel.com.au | 07 3180 2888 | barbara@northlakeshotel.com.au 19


Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club Sit-down: 100 guests | Cocktail: 160 guests

Whether you’re planning a traditional wedding, pop up "I do", or a commitment ceremony, experience the award-winning Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club for your upcoming celebration. Their extensive range of wedding packages will suit the size and style of any wedding, while the dedicated events team will ensure your wedding is truly the best day of your life.

Surrounded by pristine beaches, the tranquil waters of Pumicestone Passage and superb views of the Glasshouse Mountains, Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club boasts modern, beautifully appointed facilities and an impressive 18-hole Championship Golf Course – perfect for those stunning newly-wed photos. Located on beautiful Bribie Island, just 45 minutes from the magnificent Sunshine Coast, your dream island wedding will be an unforgettable occasion, full of wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

pacificharbourgolf.com.au | 07 3410 4009 | events@phgcc.com.au 20


Bribie Island RSL Club Sit-down: 140 guests | Cocktail: 200 guests

Elegant, unique and timeless. Led by the fabulous Samantha, the Events team at Bribie Island RSL Club are committed to excellence. From the ceremony to the reception, your wedding will be exceptionally styled, seamlessly coordinated and elegantly catered for.

intimate affair at the stunning Botanic Terrace, offering a more relaxed atmosphere to celebrate with family and friends amongst the fairy-lit trees.

The uniqueness of Bribie Island allows for a beachside or garden ceremony, followed by a myriad of options for pre-dinner drinks and canapes.

Choose from a selection of all-inclusive wedding packages to make your day perfect or have Samantha tailor an individualised package that suits your specific needs.

The venue is able to offer a variety of different event spaces from the sophisticated auditorium accommodating for a larger wedding, to a more

Get in touch with the team to find out how you can turn your dream wedding into a reality.

bribiersl.com.au | 07 3400 1335 | sam@bribiersl.com.au 21


Sandstone Point Hotel Sit-down: 200 guests | Cocktail: 300 guests

Image credit: Tim Harris Photography

Sitting on 300m of unobstructed waterfrontage is Sandstone Point Hotel; a truly unique venue for your special day. The architecturally designed space and captivating views of Pumicestone Passage will mesmerise your guests from the moment they arrive. With three stunning ceremony locations and three beautiful reception spaces, Sandstone Point Hotel can create your dream wedding no matter what your budget or style.

Food

Ceremony

Sandstone Point Hotel offer a menu to excite any taste, from a relaxed cocktail evening through to an elaborate sit-down affair. Herb crusted beef, charred baby calamari, confit pork medallion and cappuccino crème brule are just a small sample of their enticing menu that features a mix of home-grown harvest and locally sourced produce. Create a bar tab for guests to enjoy or choose from a selection of standard and premium drinks to make a tailored beverage package for your event.

Whether you opt for a more traditional style or something unique to you, Sandstone Point Hotel has three magical spaces to suit any ceremony. The custom designed vintage wedding chapel will exceed all expectations with its organic backdrop and inspiring ocean view setting. Or say your vows under the beautiful blue skies set beside the water’s edge. For something a little different, the jetty location has its own sandy beach and is a popular choice for intimate mid-week ceremonies.

Venue

Location, location, location!

With its upstairs deck and magnificent ocean views, The Pumicestone Room is ideal for larger weddings. Downstairs, The Cellar offers a uniquely captivating space — the exposed brickwork, polished concrete floor and rustic styling all ooze character. For a more relaxed or casual affair, the Lounge Deck situated underneath the large Poinciana tree lets guests sit back and relax with canapés and drinks as they celebrate your special day. For brides wanting to leave a lasting impression on their guests, Sandstone Point Hotel’s Premium Packages include helicopter or boat arrivals and fireworks displays.

There’s no other setting in Queensland where you can overlook the beautiful Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island. The charming jetty, surrounding bushland and spectacular views make for an unforgettable wedding location and stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. Having won Australia’s Best Hotel Award in 2016, Sandstone Point Hotel offers an exceptional venue with infinite choice to make your wedding uniquely yours. Contact their team of dedicated wedding coordinators and let Sandstone Point Hotel bring your dream wedding to life.

sandstonepointhotel.com.au | 07 3475 3001 | weddings@sandstonepointhotel.com.au 22


Centenary Lakes

Sports Club & Function Centre Reception: 240 guests Centenary Lakes Sports Club & Function Centre can help make your special day one to remember with everything you need in one place. Their rooms can be adapted to provide an intimate setting for 50 – 90 guests right up to 240 people. They have a wide range of wedding packages available to cater for your special day to suit every budget. Centenary Lakes Sports Club & Function Centre is located within Centenary Lakes Park which boasts spectacular backdrops for photo opportunities abundant with wildlife. Take your pick of lakes, rainforest, waterfalls and bridges over streams and enjoy your big day in a natural setting. There are a variety of catering packages including a buffet style package to a three course sit down meal. centenarylakes.com.au | 07 5498 9112 | info@centenarylakes.com.au

Wantima Country Club Ceremony: 220 guests | Sit-down: 120 guests | Cocktail: 220 guests For a beautiful ceremony, The Wantima Country Club’s manicured front garden lawns offer a wonderful outdoor atmosphere. The function room overlooks the spectacular fairways with panoramic views of the 18-hole golf course. Immersed in luscious greenery, the function room is fully air conditioned and has the versatility to cater for weddings of up to 120 guests, comfortably seated at “conversation-friendly” tables. The wide choice of delicious menu options is carefully prepared with your guests in mind to suit individual tastes. The talented catering team go to great lengths to ensure each meal is presented in a way to suit your style of wedding. The friendly staff at Wantima are always on hand to care for every need and look after you on your special day. They can provide you with information for local suppliers or arrange all the details at your request such as styling, photography, car hire and music, making your day as seamless as possible. wantimacountryclub.com.au | 07 3264 1633 | wantimafunctions@gmail.com

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Vintage Charm Ceremony: 300 guests | Sit-down: 120 guests | Cocktail: 150 guests

For the ultimate vintage affair, say I do in a historic wedding chapel and bask in the golden tones of sunlight streaming through stained-glass windows. Caboolture Historical Village is set on 12 acres of beautiful natural bushland, perfect for timeless wedding photos.

Unique Venues

Catering

One of the picturesque venue options at the Caboolutre Historical Village is Stanmore Hall, offering country charm and accommodating up to 150 guests. For a wedding of up to 100 guests, the Pioneer Hut is a gorgeous blank canvas to be decorated to suit a rustic glam theme or an elegant soirĂŠe.

Caboolture Historical Village allows you the freedom to take control of your big day. You can choose your own caterers, have a bevy of food trucks or get the family to cook up a feast!

For a more intimate, truly unique experience, Caboolture Historical Village has its very own 1950s refurbished train carriage on site.

You are also welcome to bring and serve your own alcohol as well as free reign to decorate whichever venue you choose to suit your theme and create a truly personalised wedding.

Photographer: Cookoo photography Gowns: Exquisite Gowns by Yvonne Hair & makeup: Gypsy Jo

historicalvillage.com.au | 07 5495 4581 | info@historicalvillage.com.au 24


Romance in the vineyards Sit-down: 150 guests | Cocktail: 300 guests | Accommodation: 18 guests

Be surrounded by the vineyards and rolling hills at this stunning destination. Create memories to be cherished forever with beautiful views over the lake, exquisite local produce and estate wines and craft beers. Just 45km north of Brisbane’s CBD, Ocean View Estates is the perfect hinterland location for your special day.

Say "I do"

A Vineyard Photoshoot

Ocean View Estates’ charming lakeside gazebo is the perfect setting to exchange vows in front of your most loved family and friends. Or have your pick from one of the many other romantic locations on the property. Couple's wanting the ultimate entrance can arrive in style by helicopter, or add a little extra sparkle at end the night with a bang of fireworks.

Not only is the scenery spectacular, but there’s no long drives or hopping in and out of cars with all your wedding photo locations in one spot. Top photo settings include wandering through the vineyards, dancing by the lake, embraced under the brush box trees or atop rolling hills with the picturesque estate below.

Fine-Dining

Packages for All

Using fresh, local produce the chefs at Ocean View Estates will deliver elegant food that takes your guests on a culinary journey matched with exquisite wines. Their generous menu boasts seven spiced calamari, roasted duck salad with lychee and mint, slow cooked beef cheek, roasted chicken with truffled potatoes and deconstructed lemon merengue tart just to name a few. There’s also a selection of Asian-French fusion dishes that are sure to impress even the most discerning guests. Choose from a three-course alternate drop, an extravagant five-course indulgence or a sophisticated cocktail party experience and drinks packages to match.

Ocean View Estates offers a range of packages from great value mid-week options for those on a budget to extravagant all-night events. All packages include room hire, dining selection, tea and coffee, table set up, linen and cleaning costs. For a no-fuss wedding option, fully decorated reception packages including table runners, centrepieces, flowers, candles and table numbers are a popular choice. Add to that onsite accommodation and spectacular ceremony and photo locations and you’ve got the ultimate venue for your dream wedding day.

oceanviewestates.com.au | 07 3425 3900 | info@oceanviewestates.com.au 25


Photos in the region Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and suburban life and retreat to the Moreton Bay Region Hinterland for your perfect day.

Woody Point Jetty

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Woody Point Jetty

Mt Mee Lookout

Let the beauty of a golden strewn dusk over the water unfold as the backdrop to your wedding day and get some amazing photos at Woody Point Jetty.

A truly breathtaking view, Mt Mee Lookout boasts an expansive view of the rolling hills with its own gazebo and a stunning panorama of the Glasshouse Mountains.

Tingira Park

Elimbah Pine Forest

Tingira Park is situated on the edge of the Redcliffe Peninsula at Scarborough. Capture the sparkling beauty of the bay and uninterrupted views of Moreton Island under the shade of large trees. A truly magical place for a magical moment.

Enjoy the lush background of the exotic pine plantations at the base of the Glass House Mountains. Surround yourself in dense bushland and be taken away by the magic of it all.

Suttons Beach Amphitheatre

Sunset Park

Channel your inner goddess and be photographed in Grecian style at the amphitheatre overlooking Suttons beach. Add another element to your wedding day and create photos that transport you to another time with the classic lines of the amphitheatre overlooking the ocean.

With a small gazebo and beautifully manicured gardens, Sunset Park offers the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Right on the water, the aptly named park provides stunning photos at dusk.


Image Credit: Leoni Bolt Photography, Florals by Redcliffe City Florist

Mount Mee

Old Petrie Town, Petrie

Image Credit: Liz Wilson Photography

Image Credit: Everlast Studios

Suttons Beach Amphitheatre

Mt Mee Lookout, Mount Mee

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Brockhurst Farm Ceremony: 80 guests | Reception: 80 guests | Acommodation: 20 guests

If your dream is to be married in a beautiful country wedding venue, Brockhurst Farm is the perfect place for you. They offer DIY self-catered weddings, all in one place from ceremony to reception for up to 80 people in total. There are three cosy cabins where the bride and groom, family and guests can stay, accommodating up to 20 people.

the atmosphere of a farm wedding without having to travel too far. A wealth of information on package prices and availability can be found on their website. Contact the team at Brockhurst Farm to book in for a viewing and organise a tour to discuss your wedding requirements. The friendly staff at Brockhurst Farm are happy to help.

Only an hours drive northwest from the Brisbane CBD, you can enjoy the city lights twinkling in the distance from your reception. Your guests can enjoy all

brockhurstfarm.com.au | 07 3425 3314 | stay@brockhurstfarm.com.au 28


SUPPLIERS

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Platinum Event Hire Weddings are fast becoming less conventional, giving engaged couples an opportunity to inject their own personalities by having a personalised, unique event. A backyard, a field, farmland or any other venue, can be magically transformed to a wedding wonderland for you and your guests to enjoy. Platinum Event Hire is your one stop shop for all of your wedding needs. Here is just a small taste of what they can help you with:

ITEMS INCLUDE Marquees • Tables • Cutlery • AV equipment • Cold rooms • Decorations • Centrepieces • Fairy floss machine • Portaloos and even jumping castles

The friendly staff have been working with engaged couples for many years. With a huge range of stock available, Platinum Event Hire is sure to help you with whatever style wedding you want and accommodate the needs of all your guests.

platinumeventhire.com | 5495 2388 | 8 Henzell Rd, Caboolture

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Wedding rituals & traditions with

Ann Ricketts Your wedding ceremony can be as unique as your relationship by incorporating a unity or other ritual. Ann Ricketts loves to explore wedding rituals from around the world, rich with history and tradition, she seamlessly includes them into ceremonies for brides and grooms.

Handfasting

Unity Candle

Steeped in Pagan tradition, this ritual is making a comeback and has become quite popular for modern weddings. Dating back to the time of the ancient Celts, this tradition was originally performed to symbolise an engagement between a couple, which was believed to last a year and a day. The handfasting tradition in modern weddings is done in the same way by gently binding the couple's opposite hands together using several cords to symbolise strength in unity.

For the unity candle ritual, two candles are lit at the start of the ceremony then, later, the couple use tapers lit from these flames to light a wedding candle. The ritual symbolises the coming together of two souls or two families. Friends or family members can be involved by lighting the tapers or original candles.

Sand Ritual While it’s unclear where this tradition originated, the sand ritual is fast becoming a favourite for couples, adding a symbolic and visually poignant element to the wedding. The sand ritual involves the blending of different coloured sands poured by the couple into an ornamental glass jar, a beautiful keepsake for the newlyweds. Family and/or friends and/or guests can also be involved in the ritual.

Love Letter Box A wonderful ritual that can be enjoyed for years to come is the love letter box or wine box ritual. Separately, the couple write heartfelt letters to one another encapsulating how they feel, then seal the letters in a box with wine or another drink that will stand the test of time. The box is opened on an anniversary or a meaningful occasion and, while enjoying your beverage of choice, the love letters are read either together, as a couple, or separately.

annricketts-celebrant.com.au | 0459 739 450 | ann@annricketts-celebrant.com.au 31


Heavenly hair

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CHIGNON BUN

FLOWER-CROWN

A feminine, windswept chignon bun (essentially a fancy low bun) pairs perfectly with halter or bateau necklines.

Coming in all shapes and sizes, the flower-crown can be delicate petals cascading into a traditional long wedding veil or a statement-making, bold coloured wreath for an ethereal vibe.

HALF-UP-HALF-DOWN

LOOSE-BRAID

Gorgeous loose, half-up locks will bring a romantic look to shoulder-bearing, strapless silhouettes.

Loose braids swept over the shoulder are perfect for a relaxed bohemian beach wedding. Weaving through a string of dainty flowers will turn a simple loose braid into a dreamy bridal hairstyle.

SHORT-HAIR

UPDO

Short hair welcomes statement necklines, jewelled earrings, bold lips and beautiful headpieces.

Whether sleek and sophisticated for a dramatic look or framed with a soft braid; the updo goes with just about any dress style.


Expert tips for wedding ready hair You’ve set the date, you’ve got your dress, the next big thing is your hair and make-up to complete the look. Healthy, glossy hair is a must for every bride to achieve your gorgeous wedding day locks. We sit down with award winning hairdresser Samantha Jones to find out what you need to do to get wedding-ready hair. 12 months pre-wedding

6 months pre-wedding

Now is the time to decide what style you are going for. Collect images of all the colours you absolutely love, book an appointment with your stylist for a complimentary consultation. I usually recommend getting a treatment and blow wave together to leave you time to hit your stylist up with all your concerns. This way you can set the perfect treatment plan that suits your budget and schedule your appointments in advance.

At this stage you should be heading towards the colour you are trying to achieve. Review your plans to make sure nothing has changed and finalise your appointments. Book eight weekly appointments and make sure your last is at least a week before the big day to allow for any tweaks that may be required.

Book in for six weekly trims and treatments to ensure your hair is at it healthiest. If you are changing from dark to blonde this can take a long time, so start the process now.

Have an intensive treatment along with your last colour service. The team at Samantha Jones Hair & Co offer a revitalising hair ritual including a hot towel service and invigorating scalp massage. This treatment will leave you and your hair feeling and looking amazing. The perfect indulgence before your big day!

1-2 weeks pre-wedding

samanthajoneshairco.com.au | 07 3880 6808 | info@samanthajoneshairco.com.au | 3/27 Discovery Drive, North Lakes 33


Queensland Harp The harp is an elegant instrument and the perfect soundtrack to your big day. Janita Billingham plays as the guests are arriving and as they wait for the couple, so they are relaxed and comfortable. She brings a little bit of magic to the ceremony with a huge range of music, mostly classical, with a dash of pop thrown in. Janita works with the couple and helps with song choices to ensure a professional, flawless performance tailored for the special day. Such a magnificent instrument provides wonderful photo opportunities creating memories to last a lifetime. One of Queensland’s most in-demand harpists, Janita Billingham has distinguished herself as a soloist and chamber musician. Janita has performed frequently with a number of orchestras including the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony, Queensland Youth Orchestra, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonic, among others, making her an experienced and distinguished addition to your wedding day. Janita's extensive repertoire encompasses great classics and innovative new works that she plays to a wedding of any size at a variety of venues. She can happily play any music to suit your style and wedding theme. queenslandharp.com.au | 0410 285 527 | janita@billingham.com.au

Big Love Weddings

Mountain Wine Tours

Qualified celebrant Jo Lincolne brings dedication and passion to delivering the perfect wedding ceremony for your big day – encouraging couples to celebrate their love and personalities in a unique way.

Say goodbye to singledom with your besties on an indulgent wine tour through the Moreton Bay Hinterland with Mountain Wine Tours. You don’t need to travel far for exceptional wine culture, with beautiful vineyards and breweries right on Brisbane’s doorstep. Half day tours visit the region’s award-winning winery, Ocean View Estates, for a personalised cellar door experience highlighting local tastes with matching wines and hand-crafted beers.

With Big Love Weddings & Celebrations, Jo promises a collaborative, fun and interesting experience every time, which translates to an engaging wedding ceremony (no ‘cookie-cutters’ here).

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Don’t know where to start? Jo will help guide clients in a flexible, open and nonjudgmental way as she helps create a ceremony that is the highlight of the day!

Tours aren’t just for happy hens either, they can be tailored to stag nights for a modern take on the traditional pub crawl. Contact Mountain Wine Tours for a fun-filled, easy hens party with the girls (or guys!).

bigloveweddings.com.au | 0412 619 085 | jo@bigloveweddings.com.au

mountainwinetours.com.au | 0411 550 040 | info@mountainwinetours.com.au


2018 floral trends with

Redcliffe City Florist White is back! Classic, crisp and fresh will be all the rage for 2018 couples. Include greens and creams for that soft style or gorgeous textures and throw together groove for the boho chic. A corsage is a playful option for either the bride or bridesmaids for a creative twist on convention. The groom's buttonhole is another opportunity for your individual style to flourish with a single flower and a personalized element added to be unique (such as a lego man or charm).

Natural textures such as foliage, berries and nuts can be introduced to add a rustic or eclectic style to your wedding theme. Tracy at Redcliffe City Florist can help you achieve your vision with a consultation to discuss all your floral needs.

redcliffecityfloristweddings.com | 07 3883 3000 | hello@redcliffecityfloristweddings.com | 261 Victoria Avenue, Redcliffe 35


Pop up wedding in Bribie Island Boasting unspoiled sandy beaches and beautiful waterfront sunsets, Bribie Island is a wedding destination brides only dream of. Except now the dream can be a reality, with help from Bribie Island Weddings, the organisation experts.

There’s the venue, photographer, hair, makeup, music, flowers, cake, catering… we know, the endless wedding checklist can be quite daunting — especially when you’re trying to stick to a budget. But with the rise in popularity of pop up celebrations and thanks to Bribie Island Weddings, you can have a beautiful beach ceremony without the stress and without the cost!

Deluxe Pop Up Wedding Package

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Stunning waterfront or beach ceremony location

How? Bribie Island Weddings organise a pop up wedding ceremony on your behalf, utilising an amazing group of local suppliers who know the island and the industry inside out. Leaving no stone unturned, they create your magical day without the fuss and without the price tag.

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Full coordination of your event from start to finish

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Highly regarded official marriage celebrant

The Bribie Island Wedding team have both Deluxe and Piccolo Pop Up packages, to suit your preferred style and budget.

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THE WEDDING PROFESSIONALS Custom packages of the non-pop up variety are also available from Bribie Island Weddings, helping couples plan their ideal wedding within the Moreton Bay Region, no matter what their budget is.

1.5 hour package including: ––

Bridal hair and makeup

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Bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole

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Ceremony music

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Up to 24 Americana or Tiffany chairs

Photographer for ceremony and a mini shoot, including minimum of 50 edited images

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Stunning handmade archway with florals and décor of choice

Canapé package for up to 20 guests

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Champagne for toasting

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Choice of deluxe aisle runner

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Registry table, with matching chairs and décor

Let the team help you create your perfect day, email Ellen at ellen@bribieislandweddings.com.au or visit bribieislandweddings.com.au 36


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Style me pretty A quick and easy guide to the essential wedding gown silhouettes.

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EMPIRE

MERMAID

With a waist line falling just below the bust, the empire gown elongates the body. This style of wedding gown is popular amongst brides with an apple shaped figure.

Accentuating a bride’s beautiful curves, the mermaid gown is perfect for those who aren’t afraid to flaunt it! The slim shape hugs the figure and elegantly flares at the knee.

A-LINE

JUMPSUIT

The popular A-line dress is a chic and classic gown, widely known as one of the most flattering bridal looks. The shape cinches the waist and balances the shoulders and hips.

Make a statement down the aisle and opt for a unique and modern bridal look. Pants or jumpsuits are a gorgeous outfit choice for brides looking for a fun yet equally elegant gown alternative.

SHEATH

PRINCESS

Fitting for brides with a petite frame, a sheath gown elongates the figure. Hugging the bride’s frame, it creates a flattering and sleek bridal look.

Every bride wants to feel like a princess on their special day. The princess gown provides heavenly curves and defines the waist. Perfect for brides hoping to balance their figure and create that wow-factor down the aisle.

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What to consider before hiring an audio supplier When planning your wedding, audio is often something overlooked or not given enough thought. We chat to Mike Cox from Ceremony Sound and get a better understanding of what you need to discuss with your audio supplier to ensure a seamless wedding.

Microphones

Location

Let your audio supplier know if you have a celebrant or an officiant and what kind of microphone they require. Ceremony Sound have a range of microphones including handsfree sets for celebrants needing to be hands on for rituals. Be sure to let them know what is involved in the ceremony, will there be readings, speeches, vows and so on? This information gives a better understanding of how many microphones are required.

It is becoming increasingly popular to move away from convention and get married in an exotic, outdoor location. When choosing a technician it is imperative to know if they have a sound system capable of working outdoors that delivers clear audio, especially if you’re on the beach with rolling waves and wind. This is also something to consider if there will be guests who can’t access the top of a mountain or a sandy beach side but still want to hear what is happening. Ceremony Sound can organise speakers to include all guests, no matter what their vantage point.

Music By letting your technician know about your choice of music prior to your wedding, they are given a chance to familiarise themselves with the songs. Once they know how long a track goes for, they can time it with your arrival, the walk down the aisle and other poignant moments to avoid any awkward silences during the ceremony. This also gives the technician a chance to download the music to their own devices so you don’t have to worry about taking a laptop or ipod on the day. All you have to do is get married. Guest List If you have a guest list of over 200 people, your sound technician needs to know so they can bring more speakers to ensure every guest at the ceremony, including those all the way at the back, can hear the vows being exchanged, or the best man’s speech at the reception.

Instruments and Musicians Whether you’re hiring a classical string quartet, an uncle is playing a flute or the groom is busting out a guitar solo, ask your technician if they have the ability to accommodate live music and when you want them to play during your ceremony or reception. The team at Ceremony Sound have all the equipment and expertise needed to put a package together for any wedding at any location at a reasonable price. Get in touch with Ceremony Sound and find out how they can provide all your auditory needs for your big day.

ceremonysound.com.au | 07 3325 2433 | 0417 638 155 | info@ceremonysound.com.au 40


Three Birds Photobooth Entertain your guests and capture memories to last a lifetime with a photo booth from Three Birds Photo Booth. There is no limit to the fun as your guests will have unlimited photos as well an option to leave you a video message. Your guests will have so much fun using the props and signing your Wedding Photo Album. Everyone will be delighted with a take home souvenir photo of your special day. At the end of it all you will be provided with a USB of every photo taken on the night to relive the whole experience at no extra charge. The photobooth has incredible features like a green screen, unlimited double-print strips, your choice of colour or filters and face recognition (like snapchat) to name a few. Your wedding package includes set-up and pack-down, a customised strip design and an attendant to look after the booth and your guests, so you don't have to worry about a thing. threebirdsphotobooth.com.au | 0422 466 567 | smile@threebirdsphotobooth.com.au

Dominika Lis Photography Dom has been capturing moments at weddings and immortalising memories for ten years. With a wealth of experience, Dom has an attentive and unimposing style of photography, capturing candid moments of unadulterated emotion. Her warm and gentle nature goes a long way to making couples feel comfortable, especially those who aren’t too keen on being in front of a camera. Dom goes to great lengths to deliver the look and feel that best suits the couple. For Dom, creativity and photography run in the family and her passion is evident in the photos she creates. dominika.photography | 0414 98 23 98 | dom@dominika.photography

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Let the "I do" crew look after you Pop up weddings allow couples to experience the best parts of a wedding at a fraction of the cost. Sunshine Coast Pop Up Weddings offer stress-free, affordable and stylish high-end wedding packages and are now hosting pop up weddings in stunning locations across Moreton Bay. From intimate elopements, small weddings to large celebrations, Sunshine Coast Pop Up Weddings have taken care of everything so all you need to worry about is saying “I do”. A pop up wedding is ideal for couples who are time poor or cringe at the thought of planning an event. Each pop up wedding is pre-designed with a set date, gorgeous Moreton Bay location, allocated time slot and the region’s best vendors. Sunshine Coast Pop Up Weddings gives couples exclusive access to high-end wedding packages without the stressful planning or high costs. Their packages include all the big-ticket wedding items such as celebrant, legal proceedings, photography, ceremony styling, location hire, music, Bride’s bouquet, Groom’s buttonhole, mini cakes, event coordination and much more, delivered and set up so you can continue the celebration with an epic after party or reception. Sunshine Coast Pop Up Weddings pride themselves on detail and customer service excellence, they only have a limited number of dates available each year to ensure that the quality of each wedding is not compromised. If you’re not a fan of the traditional planning process than this is a smarter way to stretch your wedding budget and access the Sunshine Coast Pop Up Weddings high-end “I Do” crew. Visit the website for locations, dates and package inclusions.

sunshinecoastpopupweddings.com.au | 0437 220 018 married@sunshinecoastpopupweddings.com.au

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HONEYMOONS

Moreton Island

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Mini Moon A mini-moon is a short getaway to unwind, regroup and connect with your beloved for some post-wedding one-on-one time. Mini-moon your way in the Moreton Bay Region.

Mt Jolly's Lookout, Samford

A mini-moon is the new honeymoon. Many couples don’t have the time to go away for a big break after the wedding or maybe they are just exhausted after planning a wedding and all the celebrations. From the ocean to the rainforest, the Moreton Bay Region is abundant with beautiful locations that are perfect for a mini post-wedding getaway.

Bribie Island

Hinterland Escape

Camping Adventure

Escape to a number of quaint bed and breakfasts or cosy rainforest retreats dotted along the hinterland and get lost amongst the trees. Breathe in the fresh country air and escape the noise amidst the exquisite hinterland greenery.

Pack the car; get some tunes cranking and hit the road with a tent. Moreton Bay Region is full of incredible camping grounds by lakes, trees, bush or the ocean. Sleep under the stars and enjoy the serenity of nature sounds. Switch off from the world and enjoy a tech-free trip as newlyweds.

Redcliffe Peninsula

Wake up to the sound of the waves and the smell of the salt air in one of the many resorts on Bribie Island. Enjoy beach walks, boating, fishing, ocean swims and a bevy of restaurants and cafes for an inexpensive island getaway.

Moreton Island

The peninsula offers shopping, food, bars, culture and sea salt air. Staying at ocean front luxury hotels, you can enjoy an activity filled getaway exploring hidden boutique stores in alleyways. Or you can walk lazily along the foreshore and do a whole lot of nothing.

For a truly romantic island getaway, make your way from Redcliffe or Brisbane and land in Moreton Island in under an hour. You can snorkel, swim, go on a tour around the island or get cosy in a hammock and be intoxicated by spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

For more ideas on mini-moons in the Moreton Bay Region go to visitmoretonbayregion.com.au

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Honeymoon Registry Steer away from convention and set up a honey moon register with Redcliffe Cruise & Travel.

Florence, Italy

There was once a time when the humble three-speed bread maker was a great gift idea for newlyweds. As more and more couples cohabitate before marriage, most of the domestic household items are accounted for. Enter the honeymoon registry. Make it easy for your guests to contribute to an adventure of a lifetime as an alternative to a traditional gift registry.

Set up a honeymoon registry with Redcliffe Cruise & Travel to give your guests an opportunity to contribute towards a particular experience including; flight upgrades, accommodation, champagne dinners, suite upgrades, day tours or champagne breakfasts. Make your choice of items to enjoy on your honeymoon and let your guests contribute to a wedding gift you’ll really enjoy.

Redcliffe Cruise & Travel can help coordinate the ultimate postnuptial journey to start creating memories as you begin a new chapter in life. They can look after all the small details, set up an in depth itinerary, planning every step of your journey, or you can take the gypsy route and let the journey lead you.

Guests can contribute towards a specific item on your list or provide a cash contribution to your overall honeymoon costs. If there are insufficient funds to cover the honeymoon you can simply pay the difference.

With over 100 years of experience, their friendly team of travel experts have ideas to inspire you no matter your honeymoon budget or style. The experienced staff at Redcliffe Cruise & Travel can help every couple from steadfast holiday maker to wanderlust adventurer and everything in between. No trip is too big and no stone is left unturned.

A honeymoon registry is a simple yet effective way to organise your honeymoon and gift registry. After your big day, Redcliffe Cruise & Travel will provide you with a list of who contributed what so you can thank your guests with personalised notes and stories of your adventures. Safe travels!

redcliffetravel.com.au | 07 3284 5192 | travel@redcliffetravel.com.au | 93 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe

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