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Advertisers Directory via Location

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Choosing Your Gown Designer Profile Designer Favourites for the Bride What’s Your Style


38 Designer Favourites for the Groom


Mother of the Bride & Groom



I nspired Styled Shoot by a creative team of wedding professionals led by Helena Karkovic of Helena Couture Designs.


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Photography Trends Real Life Weddings Ben + Laura Alan + Chloe Gregory + Stephanie More Photography Trends Douglas + Samantha Grant + Megan


Planning Checklist


81 Plan Your Perfect Wedding Day


M  ore Real Life Weddings from Real Life Brides 86 Brad + Scott 90 Brett + Kirsty 92 Joel + Cheyenne 95 Paul + Rachel 98 Michael + Michelle 100 Samuel + Courtney 103 Ryan + Amanda


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108 Get the Look Soft romantic curls with braiding 110 Invisible Ink - How to be Temporarily Ink Free on Your Wedding Day 112 Get the Look - Vintage glamour waves 114 Get the Look - Beach bride


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116 Cake Designer Favourites - Rustic style 118 Cake Designer Favourites - Sugarcraft details



122 Your Ceremony Your Choice - the most important part of your wedding day, check out the many options available for your ceremony

126 CELEBRANTS 128 Wedding Insiders - Meet Our Celebrants


136 Real Styled Wedding 142 On Trend Styling with W Events Group - 2019 Trends


These special extras are what make your wedding unique


A part of every wedding

Mark Buckley Photography

148 ENTERTAINMENT The perfect ingredient to set the mood

150 TRANSPORT Arrive in style


There’s one thing guests always remember about a wedding - it’s the food!

156 RECEPTIONS Celebration time!

205 HONEYMOON & ACCOMMODATION Time to relax, recharge and enjoy an intimate getaway


Advertisers Index via Category

156 RECEPTIONS Studio SW19


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Unreal Wedding Cakes................................208


Carmen Dillon, Cloud Nine Ceremonies...132 Clair Kuyper Celebrant.............................. 131 Fusion Elements - Life Celebrations.........127 Margaret McCormack Celebrant.............. 131 Neal Foster Celebrant................................. 131


Broadway Chapel........................................123


A Bridal Affair ............................................ 211 BellaDonna Bridal......................................... 16


Black Jacket Suiting.................................... 36


The Wedding Sewer.................................... 211


John Boyle Entertainment........................ 149


Your Local Wedding Guide Expo................. 82


MacArthur Chambers Apartments..........206


Fox Fashions................................................. 40


LM Images Photography and Film........... 215 Nick Murray Photographer................ IFC & 1 Studio SW19.................................................. 54



Helena Couture Designs............................... 24 Pearl Bridal.................................................... 28


Naomi Terashima Harpist......................... 212


Your Local Wedding Guide Expo................. 82


Clear Smiles Orthodontics......................... 113 Collective Phoenix...................................... 111 Exceptional Dental..................................... 113 Rodan & Fields............................................ 109 Suzi Dent Hair and Makeup Artist........... 111


Globe Trotters Honeymoons.....................205


Leigh Warner Weddings............................... 62 Mark Buckley Photography........................ 71 Paul Skinner Creative................................ 215


Gold Coast/Brisbane Pop Up Weddings...... 79


Champagne Carriages................................153 Drayhorse Shires........................................154



Oceans Mooloolaba.....................................206


Flaxton Gardens.........................................180 Headland Golf Club..................................... 219 Mercure Kingfisher B y Resort................198 Maroochy River Golf Club..........................157 Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort.............. 172 Tides Waterfront Dining............................190 Twin Waters Golf Club................................204


First Class Functions................................. 141 Noosa Party Hire........................................139


Noosa VIP Limousines................................153 Angie je Collection...................................... 146


Abbolou Cakes............................................. 117 KBW Celebrant - Kerrie Barber-White.....130 Lavender Moments - Joy Byrne...............130 Margaret Murray Celebrant . ...................130


Oakey Cultural Centre................................ 210



City Golf Club................................................. 85 Toowoomba Wedding Expo.......................... 85



Tamborine Gardens Wedding and Function Resort.......................................... 218




Inside Hair................................................... 109 KJ Artistry.................................................. 107

Portable Powder Rooms............................. 145 Rapid Action Fireworks ............................223 Skylighter Fireworks................................. 145


Kaimi & Co................................................... 146



W Events Group..........................................134



Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase................ 84



Your Lucky Chimney Sweep...................... 147



A Special Occasion - Rolls Royce Hire...... 151 Surfside and Sunbus..................................152


The Chapel Montville & Reception........... 121

Bond University Events Centre................188 EcoStudio Fellini......................................... 174 Glass Dining & Lounge Bar........................ 166 Mercure Gold Coast.................................... 170 Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters.................182 Southport Sharks....................................... 178 Southport Yacht Club................................. 168 Surfers Paradise Marriott.........................204 The Collective Palm....................................192 Village Roadshow Theme Parks................202 Yamba Shores Tavern................................200

Brookwater Golf & Country Club..............184 McLeod Country Golf Club......................... 216 Summit Restaurant.................................... 216 The Landing at Dockside........................... 176 Complete Party & Marquee Hire..............138



Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel................. 164

Muzic 4 U..................................................... 148


Minx Contemporary Hair Boutique......... 107


Cherrabah Resort....................................... 160 City Golf Club...............................................194 Clifford ark Racecourse...........................186 Highfields Cultural Centr ......................... 162 Lockyer Valley Function Centre...............196



Monsoon Catering.......................................155




Impact Lighting Co.....................................223

Creative Cakes by Lisa............................... 119

Theresa Celebrant......................................132


Rotary Broadwater Chapel by the sea.....125

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Karen Faa Celebrant..................................127 Pamela Woodrow Celebrant.......................132 Toni Collett Celebrant................................ 210

Special Occasions Hire and Accessories.......................................... 140


For more details on each client check out our Advertisers index at back of magazine.


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WELCOME LETTER Congratulations on your upcoming wedding… this magazine is made for you! Our number one aim is to introduce you to a range of wedding professionals to help you plan your wedding and this guide is a great starting point. Use in conjunction with our website to find out a bit more about your selected professionals and before you know it - you’ll have your wedding all planned and organised! In this 2019 issue, we’ve included pages of stunning gowns, a gorgeous styled shoot organised by the talented Helena Karkovic of Helena Couture Designs, and lots of inspirational Real Life Weddings. One of the Real Life Weddings that we must mention, as we’re very pleased to have them featured, is that of Brad and Scott; the inspirational couple whose emotional image went viral in November 2017 on hearing the ‘Yes’ result for marriage equality. In fact, we’ve gone the extra mile with Real Life Weddings… why? To inspire, give you ideas, provide you with real advice from real couples and give you a glimpse of what’s to come! Our Advertisers Index at the rear of the magazine is a handy, go-to guide to find all of the suppliers via the service they provide. Also, we’ve added this magazine online at, so you can look us up anytime, and remember to connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for more inspo, tips


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Copyright: The price of $9.95 is a recommended price only. No part of this guide may be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the publisher. While every care is taken in the preparation and publication of advertisements and editorial, the publisher cannot be held responsible for errors and their subsequent effects. The contents of the advertisements in this publication are the responsibility of the advertisers. Your Local Wedding Guide retains the copyright on all advertising design and artwork produced by the publisher. The statements and opinions expressed by others in submitted text may not necessarily be those of the editor or publisher.

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CONGRATULATIONS! You are about to embark on one of the most important events of your life

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Every Bride wants to look stunning on her wedding day, and finding ‘The One’ - tha perfect gown that makes you feel just right, is an important step towards achieving this. When shopping for your gown, consider the style of your wedding and the season you’ll be married. Most of us have a general idea of what we would like in a wedding gown, but remember to keep an open mind. Designers agree that when it comes to bridal gowns, you need to try on a number of different styles as you ne er know what might make you look and feel amazing. With lots of gorgeous bridal fashion in this issue, we’re sure you’ll find something special Studio SW19


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This year is a big year for the Wendy Makin Bridal Designs, spending 25 years designing and creating dream wedding gowns for brides worldwide. The french collection by Wendy Makin are no exception to the quality of fabrics and design synonymous with the brand over this time. A Wendy Makin bride is sleek, classic and above all, effo tless in style. Our french collection by Wendy Makin is a fusion of vintage glamour and classic styling. Utilising exquisite laces and beautiful fl wing fabrics this collection is tailor made for the bohemian and vintage brides and perfect for the modern wedding. Renowned for being the ultimate destination wedding dress, these gowns and fabrics are easy to wear, making for a more relaxed bride without compromising on fit. eaturing ornate and delicate beading and vintage lace over nude tones paired with fl wing tulle and georgette skirts, long sleeves and heavenly back detailing, there is something to suit all brides!




With a collection of gowns that are handcrafted using only the very finest of abrics, the awardwinning team at Pearl Bridal will make sure you look and feel your best on your wedding day. A visit to Pearl Bridal often leaves people almost lost for words, with such a large range of wedding gowns, featuring designs from the likes of Justin Alexander and Lillian West. On a visit to Pearl Bridal, you can find e erything to make your wedding day perfect. Aside from wedding dresses, they provide a wonderful range of bridesmaid dresses, including Tania Olsen, formal dresses and those all important accessories and shoes. Owner Cathy Bryan and her team understand that no two brides are the same. This is why they endeavour to provide a broad range of exquisite fabrics, with lace, embroideries and beading tastefully decorating your new dress, ensuring it is beautifully unique. All of their dresses and gowns can be mixed and matched to allow you to choose the combination you want. “When shopping for your gown, come with an open mind. My advice is to try on a bit of everything. While long sleeves, lace and low backs are hot favourites right now, it’s important to remember we are all so individual, it’s not just about the trends”.

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HELENA COUTURE DESIGNS A multi-award winning bridal label specialising in one off made to-measure bridal gowns, Helena Couture Designs offers uni ue, individual and personalised excellence in every creation. A Couturier with an eye for detail, Helena will design and create the perfect gown for you to suit your figure shape, colour palette, price bracket and personality. All gowns are custom-made on the Gold Coast using luxurious fabrics, exquisite laces and stunning Swarovski Crystals to ensure you receive the highest quality gown and the most professional and personalised service, at an affordable price. Helena would love the opportunity to share in the excitement of creating your very own, unique bridal gown for your special day. Bring all of your ideas with you when you book your free initial consultation and Helena will design them into your dream gown!


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CLASSIC What are the outstanding features of this gown? Made from the most luxurious crepe,’Chloe’ features a boat neck and a heavenly cowl back that drops to the waist.

What are the outstanding features of this gown? Made from a Chantilly lace the gown has a boat neck and v back, ¾ sleeve and a split lace and tulle gathered skirt.

What style best describes this dress? The dress is traditionally a classic gown, but given a modern twist with accessories would suit boho and rustic weddings.

What style best describes this dress? Whilst she can be a princess dress, Aurora fits the boho style catego y. Which accessories would you suggest? Having lots of delicate beading, keep the accessories minimal. Smaller pieces for the ear and hair. Always a long veil!

Which accessories would you suggest? Being a plain gown it can be accessorised in so many different w ys! A great drop earring, crown, long veil – the list is endless! Any advice to the bride keen to wear this style? Consider your undergarments. Whilst it isn’t a clingy dress, nude seamless underwear is a must!

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LACE DETAILS What are the outstanding features of this gown? I love everything about it. My eye for detail is impeccable and it’s important for me that everything blends well together when finished. love texture, asymmetrical designs and something that is special and not seen every day, something that I have heard many people regard my work as - a piece of ‘Bridal Art’. What style best describes this dress? The silhouette along with the feathers definite y give it that modern look, but all the different materials re uired to complete the detail, allow the dress to be in many different styles of edding from a formal (not classical) wedding to bohemian or garden styled wedding.

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Which accessories would you suggest? Due to the style of the dress, the bride could want for nothing but earrings, although it does look great with a simple bracelet and hairpiece too, like in the image. Any advice to the bride keen to wear this style? This style will suit certain body shapes, but if they love the look of the dress/ detail, or part of, at Helena Couture Designs, we adapt aspects of this dress to suit you.


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MODERN PRINCESS Which accessories would you suggest? With such a statement dress keeping your accessories elegant and simplistic is best. Style with a pair of crystal encrusted pearl drop earrings with a modern shape, a matching fine bracelet to co plete the look. The fiorini pairs beautiful y with a 98” raw edge single tier tulle veil in ivory to lift the beautiful lace detailing of the rose appliqués.

What are the outstanding features of this gown? A weightless princess style A-silhouette gown. The hero in this piece being the translucent double mesh corset decorated with floral lace appli ué. The dress is dusted with scattered crystals that hint at a subtle sparkle, catching the light as the bride moves. The full princess skirt is multilayered from soft tulle completely covered with romantic floral appli ués with a heavenly train of 85cm to follow you down the aisle.

Any advice to the bride keen to wear this style? our advice to the beautiful brides wearing this impossibly romantic gown would be “Enjoy your princess moment, float d wn the isle with confidence and race as the sheer beauty of this romantic gown glides effo tlessly behind you. You are beautiful.”

What style best describes this dress? The Fiorini gown is a classic princess shape with a modern twist unique to Oksana Mukha.


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BOHO Stylish and hip, with an aura of relaxed glamour.



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TWO-PIECE Break from tradition with a contemporary, ultra modern top & skirt combo.


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The language of romance is captured so perfectly with elegant lace. HELENA COUTURE DESIGNS



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UNIQUE Unique, showstopping design… find your point of difference & run with it.





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AVAILABLE AT BELLADONNA BRIDAL 906 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba Phone: (07) 3391 0200 | Email:

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AVAILABLE AT BELLADONNA BRIDAL 906 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba Phone: (07) 3391 0200 Email:

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Photography Fontaine Photography Hair and Make up Bella Brides

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Helena Couture Designs multi award winning Australian bridal label 0412 239 026 Maudsland QLD Couture designer and manufacturer of unique bridal and evening dresses. Rezolution Photography | W Events Group | Amanda Higl Hair & Makeup | Black Jacket Suiting Sweet Art Creations Cakes | Royal Pines Resort | Maddyson & Tino.

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Helena Couture Designs multi award winning Australian bridal label 0412 239 026 Maudsland QLD Custom designed and made on the Gold Coast to your figu e shape at an affordable price. Rezolution Photography | W Events Group | Amanda Higl Hair & Makeup | Black Jacket Suiting Sweet Art Creations Cakes | Royal Pines Resort | Maddyson & Tino.

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Helena Couture Designs multi award winning Australian bridal label 0412 239 026 Maudsland QLD Couture designer and manufacturer of unique bridal and evening dresses. Rezolution Photography | W Events Group | Amanda Higl Hair & Makeup | Black Jacket Suiting Sweet Art Creations Cakes | Royal Pines Resort | Maddyson & Tino.

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Unique affordable gowns. Appointments please call 07 5527 7271 Shop 1/2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218 Email:

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Black Jacket Suiting is a multi-award winning men’s fashion boutique. With an extensive range of wedding accessories, Black Jacket Suiting is your one-stop-shop for all your needs. The experienced team go the extra mile for your wedding and offer a no mistakes guarantee on all their weddings. Working off a 4 3-2-1 month principal for quotes, fi tings, ordering and altering respectively ensures that there are no surprises on your wedding day and your grooms party look their best. Whether you want to hire, purchase or tailor-make, the professional team go above and beyond to ensure the fit, style and price is right for you.




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Which accessories would be the perfect match for this suit? Here we see a slightly casual outdoors setting, which still allows for the patent glass formal shoes, but divides with the more casual belt and soft accentual fl wer. Silver cuffli s complement nicely to finish the look


Your advice to the groom keen to wear this style of suit? Every man on his big day will look amazing in a tuxedo. However, it is important to remember to dress to your proportions. Have smaller shoulders? Go for a slimmer collar; have a belly you want to hide? Think about a double breasted jacket; or have large legs? Remember you can always slim down a larger size pants. Use your accessories to complement your bride and the location and remember to have fun with it.


What are the outstanding features of this suit? The suit is a modern slim shawl lapel, onebutton tuxedo. The one-button sits quite low to intentionally accentuate the chest and shoulders while providing that sought-after hour-glass shape. The cut allows for a slimming profile bu still gives sufficient room or movement, while the profile shapes with the body and na rows proportionately from shoulders to ankles. To what style of wedding would this outfi be suited? This tuxedo works with almost any wedding setting, from Boho, to classic formal, to rustic styling. The important distinction to make between the setting and the tuxedo is the complementing accessories. Put simply, the less formal the more casual the accessories.

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the bride & groom

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE & GROO The Mother of the Bride & Groom dress code is generally a little more formal and a little more outstanding than those of other female guests. The colour should complement the bridesmaids and be a colour that they are comfortable wearing. As with most very special occasions, it’s nice to buy a new outfit. our wedding will be one of the highlights of their life as well, so it’s important that they look and feel special too.

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Gorgeous Outfits with Great Style Mother of the Bride and Groom are the most important after the Bride & Groom party. We believe that your shopping experience should be exciting and the outfit should be perfectly suited to you Attention to detail and personalized service is an important aspect of our business with over 40 years of experience. We also carry evening bags, shoes and jewellery to complement your outfit Look forward to seeing you.

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Styled Shoot

INSPIRED “Trust that little voice in your head that says, ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; and then do it” Duane Michels

…And she did! A conversation had triggered a spark in Helena Karkovic’s imagination and her creative mind took over - working overtime… Not a new concept for Helena by any means, as she spends most of her time imagining and then creating stunning couture wedding gowns for her label, Helena Couture Designs, based on the Gold Coast. So Helena called on a select group of like-minded, creative wedding professionals to participate in a lavish styled shoot which was dancing around in her imagination, waiting to be let loose. The end product?…seriously, gorgeous images… We invite you to lose yourself in the following pages and in doing so, find the inspiration or your own unique and inspired wedding day.

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On the day of the shoot, Mother Nature pulled out all the stops and delivered a typical, beautiful Gold Coast day. Arriving at Royal Pines Resort, the team were eager to get the day underway. With a wide choice of ceremony sites, the team were pleased when they were offered six buggies to tr verse the vast grounds. A major part of any wedding is the food - and presentation can transform the simplest fare into a meal worth remembering. With the popularity of grazing platters, with their fresh seasonal ingredients who could resist! Presented this way, it encourages the mingling of guests and evokes a laid-back festival feel. Cindy, owner of W Events Group couldn’t resist adding an old Singer peddle sewing machine table to display the food - a unique addition to pay homage to Helena’s profession as a couture designer. Think about how you can individualise your wedding to make your day a reflectio of your personalities - guests will love the personal details and it will be a great conversation starter! With most weddings, there is no one theme usually adhered to, but rather a combination. Set amongst the tall pine trees, this shoot has a bit of a vintage, boho, rustic charm; but there are also vibes of an ethereal quality - not surprising, given the creative imaginations of those involved. When planning your own wedding, explore different options. our decorator/ stylist will be able to guide you here. It’s amazing how a few well placed items can transform the look. Deciding on an indoor or outdoor wedding will partly depend on the weather/season. If you decide to go with an outdoor wedding, it’s a good idea to always have an indoor option up your sleeve…just in case. After spending hours getting ready, you really don’t want to be caught out in the rain for your ceremony.


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creativeinspiration Flowers are also an important feature of your wedding. They not only add that gorgeous splash of colour, but can help to support the theme of your wedding. As well as being expert stylists, W Events Group also have a florist on board, so the team pu together a couple of differen bouquet options with matching boutonnieres for the groom as well.

A mixture of colours & textures with a little more structure.

Fresh, gathered from the garden looking bouquets are definite y in vogue, but there are so many variations within this look. Traditional fl wers, such as white roses, mixed with Australian natives, in hues of soft pinks and white give a soft, romantic, rustic style feel. The loose, wider shaped bouquet, with the addition of lots of greenery, stop it from looking too fussy. If you like a bit more depth in colour and a little more structure, another option; full of interesting textures with a mixture of colours and a bit more condensed in shape, this bouquet would be perfect for a vintage styled wedding. It also looks stunning on the lapel of a dark suit. Even though the fl wer boutonniere is dark, the light coloured grey-silver leaves add the perfect amount of contrast, and go with the similar coloured bow tie. The third choice of fl wers here is large, bold and rich in colour with lots of volume - the perfect boho styled bouquet that’s not afraid to be different - mu h like the unusual bowtie worn by real life Celebrant Shane Vincent, and available from Black Jacket Suiting.

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Large, bold & rich in colour.

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Models, Maddyson and Tino brought the shoot to life - Maddyson gorgeous in her stunning Aphrodite gown by Helena (Helena Couture Designs), and Tino, handsome in his modern yet classic suit from Black Jacket Suiting. Combined with different boutonnieres o bowties, this suit is incredibly versatile.

While there are many different locations vailable at RACV Royal Pines Resort, the photos of Maddyson and Tino in their peacock chairs set amongst the tall pine trees look decidedly special and ethereal.

Says Helena, “Improvisation usually happens at every shoot, and this one was no exception”, when on nearing completion of the shoot, a lady with her standard poodle walked by. Jenny, the owner of the poodle was only too happy to oblige when asked if her dog, “Chantilly Lace”, would participate in the shoot. Only having been to the doggy salon the previous day for a full pamper - including having her nails painted - Chantilly was the perfect addition, as so many weddings these days have “fur babies” at their wedding. Says Helena - “It was meant to be!”

Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort • Stylist & Flowers: W Events Group • Photography: Rezolution Photography • Dress & Jewellery: Helena Couture Designs Hair & Makeup: Amanda Higl Hair and Makeup • Menswear: Black Jacket Suiting • Cake: Sweetart Creations Cakes • Food: Conk & Co. Grazing Platters Candles: Malfoy and Rose • Celebrant: Shane Vincent Celebrant • Models: Maddyson & Tino • Poodle: Chantilly Lace


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Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding. Whoever you choose will be in charge of creating lasting memories of your special day, so take into account the style, special effects and uality of the photographs you would like. Your photography requirements are unique, so it is important to choose a photographer that reflects your personal style and meets your edding needs. The following Real Life Weddings will give you a glimpse of the photographers talents, styles and experience in capturing weddings‌Enjoy!

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Candid style shots are still popular with couples leaning towards a more authentic look to their photos - less formal, posed type shots and more natural, free form images. No deer in the headlights shots here thanks!

Around 2016 saw the introduction of ‘The First Look’, a trend where couples meet up before the ceremony to get shots with each other. The sense of anticipation and the chance to spend some special time together before the formality of their wedding begins makes for emotional, powerful and natural photos. Now a new form of a ‘first look’ has started to appear - that of the father-daughter ‘First Look’. If you share that special bond with your father, how special would it be to have photos of a special shared moment together as well.

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Taking advantage of the natural beauty surrounding them, photographers are creating some breathtaking photos for weddings. With these shots, the couple are the focal point, but are captured within a setting that shows them to be a small part of a much larger picture. Many couples are keen to follow this trend as it can produce powerfully emotive images. Moody shots at dusk or dawn, dark cloudy skies or vast starry nights are sought after for their dramatic and timeless quality.

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When it comes to social media, it’s good to let your guests know where you stand. Some couples really don’t want their wedding photos splashed all over social media, while other couples create a Hashtag and encourage their guests to take lots of candid shots to share online. If you’d like your photographer to capture your guests’ reactions at your ceremony, and not their latest iPhones covering their faces, then an Unplugged wedding may be the way to go. If you have strong views either way, make it clear to all of your guests before your ceremony (or your Celebrant can make an announcement for you).


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n 21st September 2018, Laura and Ben fi ally tied the knot after a courtship of almost eight and a half years, following their chance meeting in March of 2010 at The Beat nightclub. But time was not a factor as Laura and Ben led busy lives, supporting each other through study, then buying a house together in 2014 - and for Laura, performing and teaching Irish dancing four nights a week. So when Ben was busy planning his proposal, Laura had no idea. On a trip to Rockhampton for a friends engagement party one weekend, Laura and Ben had a spare day, so they headed to Great Keppel Island. At Ben’s suggestion, they hiked up to the top of the lookout. “He proposed at the top of the mountain by saying ‘lets take a selfie’, and on the selfie he wrote, ‘Marry Me’ “ recalls Laura, then “when he asked to take another (selfie), I saw the screen”. When Laura turned around, Ben was already on one knee with the most perfect rose gold ring he had designed for her!


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A very organised person, Laura started planning early and booked a lot of suppliers in quickly, taking care of most of the planning. Says Laura, “Ben only had one job, and that was to make sure he arrived on the day!” Laura was relieved when Ben liked everything she had planned. She need not have worried through as the venue and suppliers she chose were experienced wedding professionals. Recalls Laura, “I trusted the experts and asked for their opinions and it honestly worked,” she says, “I let the makeup and hair girls decide and do what they thought,” and she did the same with her photographer, celebrant and venue. So on a beautiful sunny day, Laura and Ben exchanged their personal vows, with Laura wearing a beautiful gown with a long trailing train, from White Lily Couture, with Ben in a dark blue suit and bow tie from Ferrari Formal Wear. photos Nick Murray Photographer mobile

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Guests were treated to a reception at Victoria Park with staff aking sure everyone was well looked after. “Everyone at Victoria Park was exceptional” says Laura, “from fi st arrival to the fi al farewell”. And Laura had a few additions of her own to add to their special day, with some of her students from her Irish dance classes, thrilled to be invited to perform. Then later into the night, after one too many champagnes, Laura and some fellow dancers treated everyone to a traditional Irish dance. “A lot of our guests came up to Ben and I and said they had been to many weddings but this one was their favourite!” She says. The highlight of the guests and Ben and Laura’s, were the vows, the Irish dancing and the photo slideshow which their photographer Nick Murray presented at the Reception. “Nick was great”, recalls Laura, “I heard about him from a colleague at work who had used Nick as their wedding photographer”.

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Normally wedding photos are not seen for a few weeks after the wedding, but a slideshow can tie the whole day together and guests love it. “It went for about fi e minutes” says Laura, “but everyone got to see pics from the day - from getting ready shots, to the ceremony, fi st kiss and around the beautiful golf course”. Laura tells of how Nick was professional and easy to work with from the fi st initial email to the end of the night. “He assisted us when we needed help with poses and which way to face”, she says and remarks that the photos are exceptional and better than what she expected. “Even the ones in the slideshow looked amazing, when he would have had barely any time to edit them!” From the tall elegant three-tier wedding cake, to the soft pink dresses worn by the bridesmaids… everything was beautiful and romantic. Following the reception, Laura and Ben spent their wedding night at Brisbane Sky Tower, before travelling to Thailand on a two week honeymoon. There they stayed in Koh Samui, Burasari Resort in Phuket and then The Shore at Katantani for the last two nights of pure relaxation. Laura’s best wedding advice “Do not sweat the small stuff, remember everyone is there because they love you and want the best for you. The day fl es, so take it all in and enjoy. At some point during the night, grab your groom and take fi e minutes away from everyone, have a deep breath and appreciate the wedding and night”.

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t 17 years of age, Chloe met Alan. It was shortly after her graduation when he walked into her life and she fell completely head over heels for this boy who, in another eight years time would become her husband…

Since she was a little girl, Chloe confesses that her inspirational Icon was Marilyn Monroe, and she loves Hollywood films uch as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the TV show Sex and the City, both of which celebrated the fi er and more lavish things in life. It was no wonder then, that the styling of her own wedding was a mixture of glitz, glam and a little bit of old world charm. “From my bridal gown and Victorian buttons, to the sparkling bridal party dresses, the colours of white and gold fl ckering around the room, the romantic colours in the floral arrangements and even right down to the ballroom chandeliers; I just wanted my guests to feel charmed by the romantic glamour of the evening!” explains Chloe.

Fast forward eight years, and Chloe and Alan’s relationship is stronger than ever, and the day they are to be wed has fi ally arrived. Says Chloe, “I remember refusing to have any stress on the day.” After so much time planning in the lead up to the wedding, she felt she had done all that she could in her power to ensure everything ran smoothly. She says, “There’s a sort of happy Adrenalin that just pulses through you on the day and refuses to break your spirit while all your bridesmaids are doing the stressing for you because secretly, they’ve never seen you so calm!”

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With a hint of nostalgia, Chloe woke on the morning of their wedding day to watch her last sunrise as Ms Stevenson, over a cup of tea and pastry. “Similar to when we were in Europe where Alan proposed” says Chloe. She then set up the gifts for her bridesmaids as a surprise when they awoke and before she knew it, the day was underway! With her hair and makeup completed, it was time to trade in their robes for their spectacular dresses. Chloe looked amazing and so elegant in her MillaNova Gown from Bella Victoria Bridal.

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Their Photographers, Paul and Brad from Studio SW19 had arrived by now and were taking photos of the Groom and Bridal Party getting ready. “It was in these moments I felt like I was actually waking up for the fi st time that day”, Chloe remembers, “I was no longer counting down months or days or even hours, but minutes until I say ‘I DO’”. This as the fi st hint of nervousness that Chloe felt, and she says that on the drive to the ceremony in their Vintage Rolls Royces, “I had to keep a solid grip on my emotions”. She knew that if she broke down, her mum, who was her Maid of Honour and best friend, would too!


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Meanwhile, their wedding Photographer, Paul was travelling in the fi st car with the Bridesmaids. Chloe recalls, “He did such a beautiful job at capturing our vehicle driving into the venue at Victoria Park Golf Complex. He had the ability to be present in the moment without you even noticing him, yet the pictures he and Brad captured on the day - you would swear that they had the best seats in the house!” After a beautiful ceremony, Chloe and Alan fi ally became Mr & Mrs Rowe. Shortly after they were whisked off in olf buggies, with a cheese platter and champagne in tow, to different scenic locations around the grounds for their photoshoot. When they arrived back at the reception marquee, both Alan and Chloe were amazed to see all of the months of planning, meetings, endless phone calls and emails come to life - and were so appreciative of all of the effort the suppliers put into that one room. “It was magical and everything I had hoped” recalls Chloe.


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Alan and Chloe then enjoyed an evening fil ed with food and drink, and plenty of socialising and dancing. Says Chloe, “To sit and hear the kind words that your closest family and friends have been putting together for months fi ally spoken out loud, and words that were especially written for us, was a humbling experience”. At the end of the night they even begged their DJ to keep the music going because they, along with their guests, were having the best time! Chloe’s best wedding advice “Remember to take a deep breath and take it all in. Calm head and calm soul is the best attitude to have”.

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he smile on Stephanie’s face says it all…love, happiness, excitement - expressed through her lovely broad smile! A teacher by trade, Stephanie admits, “I love organising, planning and making things, so I enjoyed the whole experience”. It was through teaching that Stephanie and Greg’s lives crossed paths. As fate would have it, Stephanie started teaching at the same school as Greg, and it was there, on a Professional Development day in the fi st term that they noticed each other and then started dating. In fact, the scene of their fi st date at North Burleigh Heads hill was soon to become an important part of their history once more, when only six months down the track, Greg again chose this same spot - unbeknown to Stephanie - to ask for her hand in marriage. In true romantic style, Greg had helium love heart balloons, champagne and red roses ready to woo the love of his

life. “It was funny, because I had no idea he was doing this” recalls Stephanie, “and all the photos that were taken of our engagement were by a random man with a bottle of beer and a bike, who watched the whole thing!” So after a whirlwind romance spanning six months, Stephanie and Greg now engaged, looked forward to planning their wedding with ninety-six of their special family and friends who were invited to celebrate with them. Sadly, due to ill health Stephanie’s much loved Nan was unable to attend the wedding which was held at the same church in which Stephanie was baptised. The South West Rocks Catholic Church was dressed up for the special occasion, with Ivy wrapped around the wooden posts on entry, leading into this old church with lovely high wooden ceilings. A Priest with a sense of humour added to the enjoyment of their ceremony and Stephanie’s cousin Face-Timed the whole ceremony with her Nan watching it from her bed. Says Stephanie, “The highlight of our wedding was that my Nana was able to see me in my wedding dress and watch our wedding via FaceTime”. photos Leigh Warner Weddings mobile


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For someone who has always loved the idea of getting married on a property with lots of fairy lights in a big marquee, their wedding would have been a dream come true for Stephanie. Held at Ashdon B&B, a property in South West Rocks, their reception was surrounded by lovely gardens and an abundance of gum trees, full of fairy lights, fun and laughter. And with her love of making things, Stephanie, with the help of family and friends decorated the reception to create the perfect intimate setting. Shades of pink, white and native greenery were used in the bouquets and floral arrangements made by Stephanie’s sister in law; gorgeous halter-neck, floor length gowns in dusty pink for the bridesmaids; dark navy blue suits for the groomsmen, with a hint of matching colour in their dusty pink ties. Greg looked handsome in a dark blue suit with a white tie to match Stephanie’s stunning white gown. Says Stephanie, “My bridal gown was so beautiful, it had an illusion neckline with an open back, and lace that went around the bodice. The bottom part of my dress was A line with a soft tulle making it fall to the ground - and my veil was my mother’s”. Greg and Stephanie’s wedding celebration continued on into the night, with hilarious speeches from Stephanie fi e brothers, a mixture of music ranging from the 1940’s soft jazz, Michael Buble, current dancing music and Stephanie’s brother, Joshua who performed as well.

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Their cake was a delicious two tiered Naked icing cake with fresh flowers made by Stefanie’s sister in law. “It was great to see all of our friends and family enjoying themselves, dancing the night away, and that we got to marry each other in front of the people that we love” recalls Stephanie. As captured in the amazing photos by Leigh Warner Weddings, their Rustic Wedding theme with a 1940’s Charm, was spot on. With a mixture of both candid and nostalgic photographs, Stephanie says, “Leigh Warner Weddings made the whole day and night of our wedding special by making us feel relaxed and carefree. Leigh and his team really incorporated the natural beauty that is South West Rocks and worked it into the photos and videos. They captured some amazing candid photographs that really show the emotions everyone was feeling. They did an unreal job”. Unfortunately, Stephanie and Greg’s Fiji honeymoon was cut short with the passing of Stephanie’s beloved Nana. The photos Leigh made sure Stefanie got with her Nan beforehand will always be special to her and her family. Stephanie’s best wedding advice “Brainstorm all your ideas on paper, starting with where you would like your wedding to take place, as that will kick off verything else”.

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DETAILS BRIDAL GOWN Rosa & Mary Bridal Shop

SUITS Edge Suit outlet

BRIDESMADS’ DRESSES Asos website RINGS Diamond Boulevard


FLOWERS Mon Petite Fleur

BAR August & Lucy

CAKE Jessica Needs


Rocks Catholic Church

CELEBRANT Father Paul Gooley

HAIR Mirror Mirror Hair Lounge MAKEUP Rocks Beauty Therapy BOMBONIERE Home made

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SERVICES (FOOD) Full Circle eatery HIRE Terry Entertainment VENUE Ashdon B&B

VIDEO PRODUCTION Leigh Warner Weddings PHOTOGRAPHER Leigh Warner Weddings

STATIONERY All Hand made by me ENTERTAINMENT Josh Needs


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Not just for videography, Drones are also being incorporated into wedding photography more often, creating unique wedding photos. With drones capable of taking photos from original angles that otherwise wouldn’t be able to be captured, a whole new perspective on weddings is now available and becoming more commonplace. Leigh Warner Weddings



Many couples are opting for black and white photos, adopting a vintage style look to record their day. Some couples are going a step further and employing the use of film to create so ter style shots in contrast to the sharp digital shots of modern day photos. The Filmic look is timeless and classical, with the use of black and white giving a photo journalistic feel to the images.

Another addition to wedding photography is the use of smoke bombs. These can be used to add that pop of colour (as well as keep your wedding party entertained), or add a touch of drama to your images.

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ORIGINAL IMAGES Originality in wedding photos is definitely in, with cookie cutter weddings out! With social media, we are all exposed to so much more and the last thing we want is to see other weddings looking exactly like our own. Originality is key.

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Next day teasers, where 10-20 edited wedding photos are available for the couple is a popular trend. It makes waiting for a wedding album which can take some time, much more bearable.


Some couples may prefer to have a Same Day Edit so they can have a slideshow at their reception to show their guests, but they need to check carefully with their photographer to ensure that by requesting this, their photographer doesn’t miss out on good photo opportunities on the day, due to being busy making the slideshow. If more than one photographer is shooting your wedding, then there may be no need for concern. It’s a great idea as long as the important stuff on the d y is still being captured.


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atching the perfect sunrise at North Burleigh Point Lookout, Samantha was surprised when she turned around to Doug. Kneeling on one knee, with a ring in his hand, Doug proposed to her. “This as one of the happiest moments for both of us”, remembers Sam. Sam and Doug’s love story began three years earlier, when they met and quickly became best friends. And now, excited to be getting married, they spared no time in organising their wedding. “We had over a year to plan for the wedding” says Sam, and they wanted to enjoy the whole process. “In this time we visited Your Local Wedding Guide Gold Coast Expo to get some help and ideas for the wedding” she said. They also visited a variety of wedding venues, until they found their perfect match. Sam recalls, “We decided to stop at one last stop - Palmers Colonial Golf Course. We both looked around and knew that this was the place we wanted to get married”. With visions of getting married down under the arch in front of the beautiful lake, Sam and Doug had found their perfect venue.

Then exactly one year before the wedding date, when Sam travelled to Brisbane in search of her wedding dress, and Doug went mountain bike riding with his brothers and friends - tragedy struck. “He had a bad accident and had to be helicoptered to Brisbane Hospital”, she says. With a broken back and thirteen other broken bones, he was lucky to be walking. Doug was out of action for some time, but he made it… When the day arrived, the boys woke up to a gorgeous day and were off o play a quick round of golf. “The girls had no time to play” says Sam, “there was lots of getting ready to do”. Soon enough the Limo arrived to pick up the bride and bridesmaids - and so did the rain! By the time they arrived at the horse and carriage that was waiting not far from the venue, Sam was relieved to see that the rain had by then become only a light drizzle.

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Stepping off he carriage, wearing a beautiful gown from Luv Bridal, Sam remembers she was nervous but didn’t want to put off he moment any longer. “We both couldn’t wait to see each other at the end of the alter, and we both shared tears of joy” she says. They were then married by their celebrant, Robert Moore, who Sam says was fantastic, calm, and made them feel comfortable in preparation and on the day. “Ben, the manager and organiser at Palmers Colonial was absolutely fantastic. He made sure everything ran smoothly and everyone was happy” says Sam, “And as you can see” she says, “the photos are amazing. Mark Buckley and his team of professional photographers were able to perfectly time with everything just falling into place, making our day extra special. Mark was punctual and easy to get along with which took the pressure off hen taking pictures”. She was in awe of his ability to get into uncomfortable positions to ensure he would deliver fantastic pictures and incredible memories of the day. “Guests and family spoke very highly of Mark and thought how outgoing, wonderful and hard working he was” she says.


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And to top off a erfect wedding, Sam and Doug jet-setted to Europe; to Italy, Greece, the Greek Islands, Croatia and Holland. “It was so magical!” She says, “And family and guests said that it was one of the most fun weddings they have been to”.


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e wanted the wedding to be a relaxed affair with just family and a few close friends,” says Megan of their wedding day, “…and despite the pressure that comes from organising everything beforehand, the day itself was wonderful”. Boomerang Farm at Mudgeeraba turned out to be the perfect venue for Megan and Grant’s relaxed, rustic styled wedding. Megan says she tried to approach the planning without any strict expectations and could not have been happier with how everything turned out. Having known each other from their teenage years where they were part of the same circle of friends, they drifted apart in their twenties, only to be re-united about ten years later at a friends birthday party. They were soon to became inseparable. photos Mark Buckley Photography mobile 0407 176 969


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It was the perfect time for Megan and Grant to get married. Their special day ran smoothly and they enjoyed every moment. Says Megan, “Even the downpour of rain that started as we drove to the venue stopped just before our arrival - allowing us to have our wedding ceremony outside in the gorgeous setting at Boomerang Farm”. Wearing a beautiful strapless gown from Heavenly Bridal, Megan looked radiant. Says Megan, “Mark, our photographer went above and beyond and captured the whole day producing the most beautiful photos and memories”. If you have your mind set on a relaxed, rustic themed wedding, Megan and Grant’s wedding images are full of inspiration; from the gorgeous setting of Boomerang Farm, to the flowers and amazing styling within - elegant, with a down to earth country feel.

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DETAILS BRIDAL GOWN Heavenly Bridal, Southport

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FLOWERS Michelle Holz from Missy la’belle Wedding and Event Boutique Florist. FOOD Stockman’s Spit Roast

HAIR Melissa from Hairicome

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WEDDING EXPOS Wedding Expos are an excellent way of gaining great new ideas for your wedding. You can save considerable time in planning your wedding by visiting as you can see a whole host of wedding related products and services gathered together in one place. The number of niche industries that are displaying their great new ideas and innovations at Wedding Expos are continually increasing and by selecting a piece of this and a piece of that, you can blend it all to make your wedding totally individual.

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PLAN YOUR PERFECT WEDDING DAY We want to help you to create a wedding that is perfect for you. Whether your idea of perfect is being surrounded by lots of family and friends or an intimate affair with on y your closest; Your Local Wedding Guide Expos can offer you ideas and put you in touch with wedding professionals who can help you to realise your vision of perfect. Established over 25 years ago, Your Local Wedding Guide Expos are one of the largest and most widespread bridal expo series in the country. By bringing together the best and most competitive wedding industry suppliers in your local area, our expos give you the opportunity to meet with a variety of leading wedding professionals to ensure you find the right team or your special day.

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Find your match When you visit our expos, take the opportunity to talk to as many wedding professionals as possible to find the perfect team for your wedding! Finding your match in a wedding supplier; someone who can see your vision, will make planning so much easier. And you’ll be glad on your wedding day as you’ll be able to relax and leave the practicalities to them while you enjoy the day that you’ve spent months planning.

Don’t have time? All of the wedding professionals will talk to you about their products and services in as much detail as you’d like. If you don’t have the time or aren’t comfortable to chat right then, set up an appointment to talk in more detail at a later date. Make sure you accept information from each booth so you can go through it later.

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Trusted opinion Your Local Wedding Guide Expos are large and definite y worthwhile taking the time to visit. We work hard to ensure we have a fantastic mix of wedding suppliers so you can book your whole wedding in one day! With so many decisions to be made, it’s a good idea to take your partner, mum or trusted friend along to help. Why not take your bridesmaids along and enjoy a fun and productive day of wedding planning together!

The fashion parades Be captivated by our elegant and professional fashion parades where designers will take you on a romantic journey showcasing gowns and suits from their latest collections. On trend bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride and fl wer girl outfits co plete the comprehensive wedding fashion showcase.


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Many wedding professionals will offer a promotion or competition at the expo, so come prepared to fill in a number of registration forms. Take advantage of expo specials and make sure you go in the draw to win our Major Prize Package. Details of prizes for each of our expos will be listed on our website and promoted through social media leading up to each event. Make sure you like us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date!

Save the date A large wedding expo is the best place to find new ideas and meet wedding professionals who can help you achieve your wedding day goals. Get a great start on your wedding planning by visiting Your Local Wedding Guide Expos. See the following page for our full year of 2019 expo dates for Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra or visit us on

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real life wedding inspo

BRAD + SCOTT The day was cloudy and threatening rain, but nothing was going to ruffle the eathers of this determined couple, Brad and Scott, who after two years together were ready to seal their love for each other in spectacular fashion at Broadway Chapel. Looking gorgeous, wearing the same feathers that they had worn in countless Gay Parade marches advocating for Marriage Equality, they captivated all 200 of their family and friends with a Grand entrance through the Chapel doors. Apart from looking stunning, the feathers were a significant pa t of their LGBTIQ history together, being symbolic of the change that Australians voted for in support of Marriage Equality.

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Brad and Scott’s wedding was full of special moments, from their heartfelt vows to each other in the intimate and inclusive atmosphere of Broadway Chapel, to their First Dance in the aisle after they were pronounced Mr & Mr Harker. Says Scott, “We had both ‘yes’ and ‘no’ voters present, however they showed their love and support despite their views on marriage equality.” He says, “I think that during and after the service people’s mindset shifted positively!” When asked what would they change about their wedding, the answer; “Nothing” - they loved everything! This positive and so in love couple are thankful that Australians voted ‘yes’, thus allowing them to marry each other.

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And their best advice to other couples getting married is - “You don’t need to get married on an extravagant budget. We were frugal but sensible about it. Broadway Chapel certainly offered us the best value option for our family and friends to take part in our special day.” Brad and Scott held the reception at their large Hawthorne home where they arrived to 200 guests forming a wedding arch to welcome them home. Flight Centre offered a gi t registry, which Brad and Scott’s guests utilised to gift them towards their honeymoon. A fantastic idea, Brad and Scott were able to honeymoon in Europe, taking in Austria, Germany and France. About the couple: You might recognise Brad and Scott, whose emotional photo went viral in November 2017 on hearing the “Yes” result for marriage equality. Earlier on, Brad used to be a Mormon missionary, and he says he would probably have voted No back then. Over the years though, he came to realise he was gay and he says, he opened up his mind about other people. “Thinking about other people is generally the reason most Australians voted Yes to Marriage Equality. Thank God Australians did vote Yes because they empowered the change necessary to allow Scott and I to lovingly marry each other on 8 September 2018” says Brad.

PHOTOGRAPHER Pat Wood of Tempus Media • RINGS Diamond Port • SUITS Feathers Hand Crafted by Couple • CEREMONY Broadway Chapel CELEBRANT Bev Stefanidakis of Coast to Coast Celebrants • RECEPTION Woolworths platters • NUMBER OF GUESTS 200 • THEME Feathers Gothic Glam MENU canapés • ENTERTAINMENT Josh Hatcher Jazz Band • FLOWERS/FLORIST STORKS AND Stems • CAKE/MADE BY Petals and Peach WEDDING SONG/DANCE “You are the Reason” by Callum Scott and Leona Lewis


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Brett and Kirsty met at a local bowls club in the little Queensland beachfront town of Woodgate. “It was trivia night at the club which happened to be almost entirely filled with retirees” Kirsty laughs. So they got to chatting and realised that they lived only ten minutes away from each other in Brisbane! “Our marriage proposal was something I honestly thought only dreams were made of!” Says Kirsty. Flying to England to meet Brett’s family, she says, “We decided on our journey home that we would make a quick stop in Venice, Italy for just a couple of days.” Kirsty admits Venice had been a dream of hers ever since she was a little girl. It was in Venice, after an already magical day, that Brett proposed to her. “Our dream was always to have a destination wedding” says Kirsty, “and if we could have got married anywhere in the world, we’d have wed at the beach in Maui, Hawaii.” But to make it more affordable or all of their family and friends to attend, Moreton Island was the next best thing. And they weren’t disappointed with this beautiful and tranquil location. “The amazing weather and sunset on the beach that day was just the icing on the cake for us” she remembers.

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While planning, Kirsty says she focused her attention on the pretty and decorative things - the dresses, fl wers, colours etc., while Brett’s main focus was making sure everyone had a good time, with delicious food and plenty to drink. While a year to plan their wedding sounded like enough at the time, a few things happened during that year, leaving them with a lot less time than planned - they had a baby, built their first home to ether and moved in, at the same time selling their previous home…Nonetheless, their wedding was perfect! Guests travelled from interstate, England and Spain, and they all enjoyed the destination wedding as much as Brett and Kirsty. “It was a celebration that was enjoyed for a number of days, not just one” she says. On the day, Kirsty looked stunning in her Allure Romance Collection gown from Ferrari Formalwear, and her bridesmaids looked amazing in their pastel, mismatched bridesmaids dresses. The reception was located in a beautiful white marquee at the Resort where they stepped straight out on to the beachfront. “It made it feel so very serene, secluded and intimate” Kirsty recalls. Brett and Kirsty’s guests had a little surprise for them also…As the bridal party made their entrance to the reception, the Star Wars theme song was played and every one of their guests stood up with Star Wars face masks and toy light sabres! That’s what happens when you get married on May the fourth. “It was quite amazing and memorable to say the least!” she laughs. Their honeymoon turned into a ‘familymoon’ as they then enjoyed a further fi e, fun-filled days with their children, family and friends. Kirsty’s best wedding advice Stick to a budget that best works for you and your fiancé

Approach your big day open minded, as sometimes not everything goes according to plan. Try not to get too caught up in scheduling every minute of your wedding, as we found that the unplanned and spontaneous moments were the very best parts of the day. Spending a little extra money on photography and videography is really important - as that is all we have left of our special day, other than our own memories.

PHOTOGRAPHER Robinson Creative • GOWN Allure Romance Collection, Ferrari Formals • RINGS Diamonds International • HAIR Bella Brides Hair & Make up MAKEUP Kate Fide• BRIDESMAID DRESSES JJs house • SUITS Tarocash • WEDDING STYLIST Beautiful Weddings • CEREMONY Tangalooma Island Resort Beach, Moreton Bay • CELEBRANT Steve Hill • RECEPTION Tangalooma Island Resort, Beach Marquee • MENU Beach BBQ meat & seafood, with roasted vegetables and salads. Dessert was assorted fruit cakes and slices • ENTERTAINMENT: G&M Djs • FLOWERS/FLORIST Flower Lovers (my bouquet, grooms buttonhole) Bridesmaids bouquets were made by myself and the bridesmaids, fl wers purchased from Brisbane fl wer market • CAKE/MADE BY Designer cakes by Roxy WEDDING SONG/DANCE ‘I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing’, Aerosmith


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High school sweethearts, Joel and Cheyenne had been discussing marriage for a while, as it was coming up to their nine year anniversary. Cheyenne was hoping he would pop the question on their weekend away for her 25th birthday, but when Joel broke his ankle playing basketball the week before, she quickly dismissed that idea… Joel however had other plans. He had been busy making sure everything was perfect. On their second night away, Joel organised a whole day of pampering for Cheyenne at the spa. She was greeted with champagne, followed by a massage, facial, sauna session, cheese platter and professional hair and makeup. “It was bliss!” She remembers. Then, when she final y got back to the hotel room, she says, “Joel had covered the room in pink roses, made hearts out of tea lights and printed all the photos of us together over the years, and wrote message on the back of each one”, she recalls, “It was a really beautiful moment for the both of us and he even managed to get down on one knee - with his moon boot!”

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Leading up to the wedding, Cheyenne says, “I was pretty relaxed and everything was organised down to a tee.” She put a lot of her effo t and attention towards planning the reception - a perfect menu, perfect decor, drinks fl wing and endless amounts of dessert were all important details to her. Cheyenne remembers, “I had planned everything pretty early on, so felt weird not having anything to do in the lead up to the wedding.” The day final y arrived. It had rained the whole week before, but on their wedding day they woke to a beautiful sunny day, with not a cloud in the sky. Cheyenne’s Mum had organised a champagne breakfast and then the bridal party got ready on site - in a glamour van at Victoria Park, their chosen venue. “Dad and I had been joking for months about how we wouldn’t be emotional on the day and everyone would think we’re weird, but the moment he came to get me for the ceremony we both crumbled into a puddle of emotion. Walking down the aisle was the most exhilarating, yet emotional thing I have ever done” she says, “it will always be a memorable moment for me.”


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reallifeweddinginspiration Guests travelled from as far afield as New Zealand to celebrate Joel and Cheyenne’s wedding. Cheyenne recalls, “The staff during the reception were amazing and none of our guest’s drinks were ever empty.” Their guests loved it too. Cheyenne remembers, “They raved about the food and beverage selection!” Joel and Cheyenne then spent their wedding night at Annex Apartments in the city - after a day that happened so fast. Says Cheyenne, “Before I knew it, we were leaving!” The day after their wedding, they flew to Queenst wn, New Zealand to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, horse riding, getting couple’s massages, skiing and to savour a few romantic winery lunches. Cheyenne’s best wedding advice

Spend time with your husband during your wedding - give yourselves a few minutes away from everyone to just take it all in.

PHOTOGRAPHER Dreamlife Photography • GOWN Luv Bridal • RINGS Hearts on Fire (bride) & Anthony’s Fine Jewellery (groom) • ACCESSORIES Swarovski (jewellery), Collette (clutch) & Novo (shoes) • HAIR Tegan Lewis (Tin Can Stylist) • MAKEUP Megan Williamson Makeup Artist • BRIDESMAID DRESSES After 5 Bridal & Formal • SUITS Ed Harry • WEDDING STYLIST WOW Weddings & Beautiful Weddings Australia • CEREMONY Victoria Park (Garden Marquee Deck) CELEBRANT Ceremonies by Eve • RECEPTION Victoria Park (Garden Marquee) • ENTERTAINMENT One Fun Band (live music) • FLOWERS/FLORIST Litter Flower Market • CAKE Cakes and Things • BOMBONERIE/FAVOURS Custom Iced Cookies (Saym Barnham from Velvetier) • UNIQUE EXTRAS Just Wedding Entertainment - Maori Dancers | Sara Dellit from Sugarize - Dessert Bar | Star Hire - 2 tier Chocolate Fountain | G&M Event Group - Custom Monogram Lighting • TRANSPORT First Class Fleet • WEDDING SONG/DANCE ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ - By Elton John (performed live by One Fun Band)

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“Ours is not a straightforward story”, reveals Rachel. Having met in their teens in the UK, she says “We sparked up a romance, but not long after, when we reached nineteen, Paul and his family moved to Queensland.” Separated by distance, Rachel and Paul lost contact with each other - that is, until four years later when Rachel headed off to erth on a working holiday visa. Fate stepped in at that point, and unbeknown to Rachel, Paul had moved from Queensland to Perth, the previous year. They met again the day after she landed and carried on where they had left off ears earlier. Paul proposed to Rachel on their fi e year anniversary, at the exact spot where they had shared their “second first kiss” - their first kiss was as teena ers in the UK. On one knee he proposed and as they shared a kiss, it started to rain lightly. Says Rachel “Poetic really, as the day we shared that ‘second first kiss’ in the ery same spot, it had also rained as our lips touched.” Two years later, and they are getting ready to be married in front of sixty of their dearest family and friends. “The most special aspect of our wedding was having all of our friends and family in one place” Rachel says. Family travelled from far afield - the UK, erth, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle and the Northern Territory.


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Wearing a glamorous gown from Essence of Australia, Rachel and Paul exchanged vows with their friends, family and their two beautiful dogs looking on. Braeside Chapel on the Gold Coast turned out to be the perfect setting for their elegant country style wedding. Says Rachel, “It was wonderful - on the day they were so incredibly accommodating and making sure everything ran smoothly.” A special part of their ceremony was the Unity candle lighting ceremony, which symbolised the two families coming together. To have their mothers witness the registry signing and their grandmothers, who had made the long journey from the UK to be present, meant a lot to them. “Paul’s grandmother did a reading too which was so lovely” recalls Rachel. Rachel and Paul’s wedding was two years in the making. And Rachel says it was a perfect amount of time. “I would highly recommend it to any bride” she says.

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Rachel’s best wedding advice Don’t worry about things that you can’t control.

Just enjoy your day as the day goes by way too fast - enjoy it with your bridesmaids and important women in your life on the morning. Stay focused on the bigger picture - that at the end of the day you will be married to the love of your life and best friend. Nothing else really matters.

Photographer Rezolution Photography and Videography • Wedding Gown Essence of Australia • Rings Bride - Angus and Cootes | Groom - Cavalry Accessories Bride - Arriat Cowboy boots + handmade replica Veil of Rachel’s mum’s veil • Makeup Amanda Higl Hair and Make Up • Bridesmaid Dresses Handmade by a friend in the UK • Suits Ferrari Formal Wear • Ceremony Braeside Chapel • Celebrant Reverend Charles Holmes • Reception Venue Marquee at Braeside Chapel • Menu Pizza Buffet by Roamin’ Pizza Catering • Entertainment Gold Coast DJs • Flowers Flower Lovers, Brisbane Flower Markets • Cake Two Little Bakers • Bomboniere Donations to Alzheimers Australia & Make a Wish Foundation • Pet Escort First Class Wedding Pet Chauffeurs • Transport A Special Occasion Rolls Royce Hire • Wedding Song/Dance Frankii Valli and the Four Seasons, “I love you baby”


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MICHAEL + MICHELLE Michelle and Michael were both born and raised in Brisbane - only a few streets away from each other in fact, but their paths never crossed in their day to day lives…They did eventually - online! When Mick proposed to Michelle, it was a little unique in that he didn’t present a ring initially, instead he organised a trip to Prouds straight after to have his bride-to-be approve the ring he had chosen - and she did! Says Michelle, “It was two carats, the biggest diamond they had.” Two years after they met, Michael and Michelle were getting married…the only problem for Michelle was actually getting to the Church on time! “ I was in the car to go to the ceremony” she remembers, “and I realised I had two different shoes with me”, then when she was halfw y there, she realised her bouquet had been left at the hotel, and final y it happened to be the day of the torch run for the games through Brisbane - all the roads were blocked for the run and every time they tried to bypass it, they got stuck! They sorted out each dilemma and eventually she made it, but ended up being over an hour late… She says, “The guests told me my husband was really funny - apparently he got a chair and placed it in the middle of the aisle and just kept looking at and tapping his watch asking them questions…and the guests just cracked up.”

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After a rocky start to the day though, they happily tied the knot, with their children and grandchildren all having roles in their ceremony which was held at High Church. Michelle’s daughter, Sheri was in the ceremony but also made sure her mum looked amazing for the photos, as her hair and makeup artist, plus their celebrant was actually Michelle’s Aunty. It really was a family orientated wedding with everyone getting involved, including Michelle’s niece who travelled from England and her son who arrived from Germany. Michael’s son and grandson were his best man and groomsman and his daughter also sang at their ceremony. Michelle, stunning in her Adore wedding gown will certainly have many lovely photos to remember of their special day together. “Our wedding was amazing” she says, “ I smile every time I think about it.” Michelle’s best wedding advice:

Don’t stress. If something goes wrong, it really doesn’t matter. Spend money on the hair and makeup and photography over anything else! As photos last forever.

Photographer Brea Sheather • Wedding Gown Adore • Rings Prouds • Accessories Etsy • Hair & Make Up Sheri Vegas for Luxe Artist Agency • Suits Ferrari Ceremony & Reception High Church • Celebrant Leonie Pringle Celebrant • Flowers Shane the Stylist • Bomboniere Almonds in little boxes • Unique Extras Surprise Whisky Bar for my husband - with a sign saying “Mick’s Whisky Bar” • Transport Provided by Sage Hotel • Wedding Song/Dance Celine Dion, “Because You Loved Me”


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Sam was ready to take their relationship to the next level… He had laid the groundwork, asking Courtney’s parents for their blessing - and Pippy’s collar had never looked so good, sparkling as it did with Courtney’s beautiful engagement ring attached. Sam’s proposal to Courtney, with their dog Pippy acting as ring bearer, came as a complete surprise to her. It must have been a closely guarded secret because everyone knew but Courtney! So with perfect weather, “Not too hot, not too cold, and not a cloud in the sky” remembers Courtney, they surrounded themselves with family and friends from Brisbane and Melbourne - and enjoyed their wedding, which was two years in the making. Says Courtney, “Our most memorable moment was the whole day - it was seriously the best day of our lives.”

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Getting ready in the company of her bridesmaids, her Mum and both grandparents was a lovely way to start a special day and she confides she had her great grandmothers handkerchief as her “something old”. She always spoke about the day I would get married, so it was special to have her in spirit”, she says. In the beautiful setting of St Stephens Cathedral, Sam final y got to see his bride walk down the aisle in her resplendent white Princess styled wedding gown from Keooula. After exchanging vows, Courtney and Sam and guests enjoyed an amazing reception at Rydges Southbank. It was a night filled with ood, wine and entertainment by Hamilton band. They both loved the atmosphere of having a live band and Courtney says, “…if I can give any future couples advice; consider a live band - it’s money well spent.” A highlight of the night was encountered at the cutting of their cake. As if on cue, firewor s erupted outside creating the perfect backdrop for some magical photos. Buddhas birthday celebrations along the riverfront had been very fortunate for them!


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Courtney’s best wedding advice

Stay calm and get organised early.

Pay everything off o er the course so you’re not left with a bulk sum at the end. Research good vendors and once you’ve made a decision on something move on to your next task. Relax and enjoy the day - soak it up as it truly is the best day ever.

Photographer Seven Silver Swans • Wedding Gown Keooula • Suits Peter Jackson • Bridesmaid dresses Sheike • Celebrant Fr Peter • Ceremony St Stephens Cathedral • Hair Stylist Kimberley Smith & Paul and Paul Salon • Makeup Aleasha Deanne • Cake Hansel and Gretel • Flowers Bouquet Boutique • Rings Diamond box • Accessories Tiffany & Co • Wedding Coordinator Chloe Mullins • Reception Venue Rydges Southbank • Menu 3 course • Entertainment Hamilton band Wedding Song/Dance Callum Scott and Leona Lewis, “You are the Reason”

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“ I just loved the planning” recalls Amanda. With twenty months to plan their wedding, she says “I was at an expo every six months - and I bought a lot of magazines! Anything with fl wers and gowns with very long trains, that was what I loved.” After saying ‘Yes’ to Ryan at the top of Larnach Castle in Dunedin, New Zealand, Amanda set to work to make their special day as beautiful as she could. Incorporating lots and lots of fl wers, a surprise firewor s display, a photo booth, a gorgeous 1967 Chevrolet Impala for transport, an amazing Bridal Gown and an extra long custommade veil - their wedding was the epitome of a luxe themed wedding she had imagined.


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The small details were just as important though. Amanda thoughtfully made a lapel pin for Ryan with a picture of his Grandpa around his age, and she says “we also had Ryan’s Mum and Grandma light a candle at our ceremony to remember him.” Guests travelled from Sydney, Canada and Virginia in the US to celebrate with Ryan and Amanda. One hundred and twenty six guests in total - even their two year old Labradoodle, Lexi was invited along for some photos, with the help of Pet Wedding Assistants. Like most brides, Amanda paid the most attention to her dress. “I believe the dress had no budget” she said, “it had to be perfect” - and it was…Amanda’s fitted gown by designer Eddy K was purchased from Ferrari Formalwear and Brides, but she went a step further and had a skirt custom-made to wrap around without being obvious, and designed to be ripped off by the room at the beginning of the reception and to the surprise of her guests! For the ceremony she wore a four metre Ceremony Veil, but also had a twelve metre Photo Veil custom-made for some amazing pictures she envisaged with her Bridal Car.

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Ryan and Amanda and their guests enjoyed canapés, entrees, mains and a wedding cake for dessert, while being entertained by Jason McGregor and the Smiths from McGee Entertainment. Everything was perfect. “All the staff ere so helpful and attentive” she says of Summergrove Estate. With Amanda’s careful planning, the one thing she didn’t expect was for Ryan to accidentally say ‘my awful wife’ instead of ‘my lawful wife’ - “It was the funniest moment!” she laughs. “In the end we both agreed there wasn’t anything we would have wanted to take out of the wedding”, says Amanda. After an amazing celebration, they spent their wedding night in the Honeymoon Suite at Summergrove Estate, before honeymooning in Las Vegas, Florida, then on a two week Princess cruise around the Caribbean, final y flying to Cali ornia and visiting Disneyland and San Diego. Amanda’s best wedding advice Don’t sweat the small stuff

Enjoy every moment of the day. No one can explain the feeling when you see your partner at the other end of the aisle - it’s amazing…

PHOTOGRAPHER Fig Tree Wedding Photography • GOWN Eddy K from Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal | Skirt custom-made by Kim Wykes • RINGS Bride - Angus & Coote - Groom - California • ACCESSORIES Brides Shoes - Marco Gianni, Diamond Comb - Windsor Bridal • from Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal, 4m Ceremony Veil - Online from Cocomelody, 12m Photo Veil - custom-made by Kim Wykes • HAIR Upstylers Unlimited - Cynthia • MAKEUP Juliana Cruz Makeup • BRIDESMAID DRESSES Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal • SUITS Suit Up Menswear • WEDDING STYLIST Jeslin from Blossom Tree Company • CEREMONY Chapel at Summergrove Estate • CELEBRANT Shane Vincent Celebrant • RECEPTION New Barn at Summergrove Estate • ENTERTAINMENT Jason McGregor and the Smyths from McGee Entertainment • BOUQUET FLOWERS Made by the Bride • RECEPTION FLOWERS Jeslin from the Blossom Tree Company • CAKE/MADE BY Emma by Emazing Cakes • BOMBONERIE/FAVOURS Candles made by Bride and her helpers Erin and Angelica • UNIQUE EXTRAS Mr Fireworks International, Get Photo Boothed, Pet Wedding Assistants • TRANSPORT The Brides 1967 Chevrolet Impala • WEDDING SONG/DANCE “All Of Me” - John Legend


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health&beauty Tattoos - You may still love them, or perhaps your love affair has ended. M ybe you still love them but just don’t want them visible on your wedding day...While some love to flaun them in their wedding gown/suit, that’s not the case with everyone. Wouldn’t it be great to have the option of covering your tattoos for your special day? After seeing an amazing disappearing act performed by Invisible Ink Temporary Tattoo cover by Suzi Dent - a ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ scenario involving a rather large back tattoo on a bride-to-be; we were keen to find out a bit more.

e caught up with Suzi, and here’s what she had to say...


ON YOUR WEDDING DAY How long does it take to cover a tattoo? It all depends on the size of the tattoo, necks take about 30 to 45 minutes, a full arm sleeve can take an hour and a full back tattoo will take 90 minutes to fully cover. The skin has to be prepared properly first and the entire area has to be shaved of all the tiny fine hairs. I use an airbrush to apply and this emits a very fine coat of specialised ma eup, specifical y designed to cover tattoos and scars. With the application process, the skill is in the colour matching. First the tattoo has to be hidden with a special colour. Some coloured tattoos have some very deep reds and navy blues and these take time to disguise. Then the skin has to be colour matched so that it is not obvious that there is a tattoo there at all. How long does it take to dry? It drys quickly and is a water based product, alcohol free so it is gentle on skin. It is also completely waterproof, can be showered in and will last for up to 5 days.

Does the concealor rub off easily? ill the makeup rub off onto my clothes? It doesn’t rub off on your clothes, so is sa e to wear with the most expensive wedding dress. It is sweat proof and rub proof and will only come off when you actual y remove it from your skin. This can be done very easily using shaving cream and a face washer. Can you wash the area after it has been covered? You can shower, wash with soap, swim in chlorinated pools, surf. It won’t come off until you remo e it. Treat it gently though so pat dry after showering. When is the best time to have my tattoos covered? Does it have to be my wedding day? The day before your wedding is the perfect time to have your tattoos covered. Because it is such a long lasting product, it is perfectly safe to do it beforehand. Why do you think your service is so popular? Because I’m providing an option to brides and grooms, a quick, painless and cost effecti e temporary solution to what can sometimes be a visual issue. Yes, you probably love your tattoos, however when you put that beautiful French lace gown on, your arm sleeve or back tattoo doesn’t always convey the visual elegance that you wish to portray on your wedding day. Some family members know and accept that they have tattoos, but some don’t. Some women don’t want to upset their elderly grandparents or parents. I love being able to provide this option for my brides and they are always thrilled with the results. Many night clubs and venues on the Gold Coast refuse entry to people with neck tattoos. Being able to have these covered so you can go out and party with your friends, without the embarrassment of being refused entry is a great solution.

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Do you have any advice to anyone interested in your services? Yes, All I need is a photo of their tattoos via email, text or messenger so I can give them a quote. My prices vary depending on the size and colours of the tattoo. It’s a perfect product for those with uneven skin colour or those with blemishes also, as it makes the skin completely fl wless. I even had a client who had dark discoloration under her arms and I covered the whole area which really lifted her self esteem as it was an area she was self conscious about. Do men want Invisible Ink, or is is mostly women who contact you? It is an even split between both! I have lots of brides which is great because as a special effects ma eup artist in film and television, I have been searching for years for the perfect product for my brides, that won’t come off on their dress or eil. My male clients are usually those who have neck ink and want to go out clubbing or to venues that don’t allow those with neck tattoos. I also have both male and female clients who are going to court. If you would like to contact Suzi, she has a mobile service and can come to you or you can see her in her studio in Elanora on the Gold Coast.


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Vintage glamour waves A lot of images that brides bring in and request generally are on a model/bride that has had extensions, hair pieces or clip-in hair extensions. Keep this in mind when picking that perfect style. Minx clip-in extensions were used to create volume, thickness and length to create the look for this short haired bride. To get the look: Wash and prepare hair with suitable products - see products used below Blow-dry with volume Curl with a hot tong Finish into place for vintage glamour waves. Notes about Extensions Extensions hold curl and the overall style much better than your own hair. They can add volume, length and thickness. Do your research! If you’re getting extensions, make sure the hair is great quality and the hairdresser applying them is licensed - and has experience with extensions. The same applies to clip-in extensions. Ensure you don’t waste money on inferior quality products. Be prepared to add into the wedding budget for extensions that give you the exact look you are after, especially with the down and out styles. We love extensions and they are beautiful when done correctly! Products used: All Loreal Professional products were used to create the look: Full Volume Extra Mouse, Super Dust, Air Fix hairspray and Crystal Gloss Shine Spray.

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Beach Bride  o achieve a beautiful, natural and T radiant look for our Beach Bride, we applied Jane Iredale PurePressed Mineral Foundation for it’s all-day wearing, natural and protective quality.

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 o finish, e applied Mary T Kay Lip Colour in First Blush to add a radiant dash of colour, fitting or a beautiful Beach Bride.


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CAKES Your wedding dress, your chosen venue, your stationery, your transport; all of these things combine to communicate the style of your wedding. The same goes for your wedding cake. A work of art, it proudly sits atop it’s pedestal revealing your unique wedding style to guests as they arrive at your reception. One appointment you won’t want to miss is that all important cake sampling date! As well as looking amazing, your wedding cake needs to taste exceptional…and you get to try out the different vours (and there’s a lot) to find that pe fect blend.

OUR TIP Allow your cake designer to organise the delivery of your wedding cake to ensure it gets to your reception intact.

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Cake designer favourites


“Choosing cake design was the best fit with my arty background”

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What fl vour is this cake? This cake included our most popular fl vours, Rich dark chocolate mudcake layered with a chocolate fudge cream, red velvet layered with vanilla buttercream & Maple Pecan cake layered with a beautiful maple buttercream. Iced all over with our signature White chocolate buttercream. What trends do you see in wedding cake designs at the moment? Most of our brides are moving toward the buttercream designs, either semi naked or complete iced in either a smooth or rustic finish. They ca es are complemented so well with either fresh florals or e en berries and season fruits. Where do you get your inspiration? I find inspiration from e erything in my life and from the couple themselves. Getting to know them, the venue they have chosen and even the dress, fl wers and invitations can help to design something extra special for the couple. Why is this one of your favourite cake designs? Toowoomba has always been a large country town and I love this design as it feels like home with the rustic style and the cheerful florals

Any advice to the couple when looking for their dream cake? My advice to a couple searching for the perfect cake would be, look at a decorator’s work, get quotes and choose someone that you trust.


Such a simple design but it showcases the types of requests we receive everyday. From the fresh fl wers supplied by the couple’s florist to the gold leaf detailing, this soft buttercream cake had everything that the couple wanted. An elegant, metallic design with a softness from the fresh fl wers. Incorporating the buttercream made for a great tasting dessert for their guests and a statement piece on their special day.

What made you go into cake designing? Coming from a family of bakers and pastry cooks it was inevitable that I would get into the family business, choosing cake design was the best fi with my arty background – Merging my two favourite things, just worked.


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“There is nothing more rewarding than to see the final design come together when I finish dressing the cakes”

Cake designer favourites

Why is this one of your favourite cake designs? This design is a special one for me as it brings together the old and new cake decorating in the sugarcraft detailed work on this cake design. I love creating sugar fl wers from a ball of paste. There is nothing more rewarding than to see the final design come to ether when I finish dressing the ca es.


What fl vour is this cake? Chocolate mud, Red Velvet with silky White Chocolate buttercream filling & Rum marinated ruit cake.

What trends do you see in the wedding cake designs at the moment? I have been creating quite a lot of Buttercream covered cakes; from a fully covered rustic design to the seminaked designs. Both are very popular finished off with fresh florals to m h the wedding party, with their dress colours and floral bou uets, and the semi-naked design most predominately feature a drip design as well, whether it is a Caramel, Gold or Chocolate drip. Where do you get your inspiration? This is a great question…Most of my Brides already have an idea of the perfect cake for them, and when they come for their free consultation we discuss fine tuning their design t create their own personal cake just for them. If my clients are not having any luck with inspiration prior to our meeting, at the consultation we discuss many factors that can have an impact on the cake - for instance, the design of their wedding gown. I have created quite a few cakes around the features and design of a wedding gown which makes my job so much fun, creating new designs that suit my clients personalities.

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cake decorating as I used to create my children’s birthday cakes but nothing as grand as I do now. I have taught myself everything I know and I am still learning. That is a great thing; there’s never a dull moment in cake decorating as long as I keep learning the new tricks of the trade which keep evolving over time. What trends do you predict for 2019 wedding cakes? In my personal opinion, with the wedding cakes I have booked in already for next year, the styles are very similar to this year with Brides loving the Rustic Buttercream, semi-naked with drips and fresh florals, some with th watercolour effect and then the ondant covered, crisp white, sharp edge, tall barrel designs with gold leaf and fl wers - either fresh or sugar… tall and grandeur - the WOW factor cake designs. Any advice to the couple when looking for their dream cake? My advice for couples is to enjoy the cake deciding process and not to get disheartened. I create all my cakes to each couple’s personal requirements

and any budget can be catered for. Once couples know how many guests they are having & whether they are serving the cake for dessert or coffee po tions, I can then work with them to create their dream cake, taking all the stress away so they get to relax and enjoy the final months be ore their big day.

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What made you go into cake decorating? I was a Chef by trade for 18 years, not particularly just pastry, but I was an allrounder. I completed my apprenticeship at Movie World on the Gold Coast working in the restaurants and banqueting as I cooked for people & companies like Kerry Packer & Coca Cola etc. I then qualified and ent to work for the Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort for the next 5 years. Working my way up to Sous Chef of Banquets and Garde Manager during this time. After Marrying my Husband in 1999, I decided to leave the hotel industry to work in a restaurant in Sanctuary Cove and became Head Chef in a short period of time. My first hild was born in 2003, then 4 years later my second child was born, and with having a second child I realised I could not continue with running kitchens anymore as my main responsibilities were to my children. My first hild was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 5, so this was another factor knowing he needed me close by to be his support person while he struggled daily with school life. My family and friends convinced me to follow my creativity with


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CEREMONY You’ve made the exciting decision to get married. Next comes the decision on where to tie the knot. Your vows are considered to be some of the most important words that you will ever say to each other, so where you choose to say these words needs to be carefully considered. Whether a church, chapel, beach, garden or elsewhere, choose a setting that reflects your style and has an ambience that feels special to you both.

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The Chapel Montville & Reception A picture perfect setting for your special day ....

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YOUR CEREMONY, YOUR CHOICE Your ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day. It’s the moment where you will both express your love and commitment to each other; where your partnership is made legal in the eyes of the law and in the company of your family and friends. You have many available options on where and how you would like to be wed. The traditional way to be married is in a church service, but nowadays chapel weddings and garden weddings are very popular, and registry weddings are also available for those who want to get married with the minimum of fuss.

Chapel Weddings

Chapel weddings are very popular as many cater for both religious and civil wedding ceremonies. Historical wedding chapels provide a timeless and elegant backdrop for the ceremony and over the last number of years Queensland has seen the careful renovation and restoration of several churches into wedding Chapels. As with church weddings, chapels eliminate the stress associated with outdoor weddings as weather and parking are no longer an issue to worry about.

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Many chapels also provide couples with the option of hosting cocktail drinks after the wedding ceremony. Cocktail drinks can provide an excellent interlude before the wedding reception where the couple can take their photos while ensuring their guests are looked after and enjoying themselves.


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ceremony Church Weddings

Most couples that get married in a church do so for religious reasons. At least one partner, but usually both are expected to follow the beliefs of the church. Most church leaders advise pre-marital counselling sessions and some will require you to complete a questionnaire. The main thing is to ensure you feel happy and comfortable with your church leader. They will have an important role in your wedding, so being able to communicate with them well is vital. A traditional church ceremony may be more structured than a civil ceremony, but there will usually be some options available to personalise your ceremony.

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Beach Weddings

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For many couples, marrying on a the beach is a natural choice as it reflects an i portant part of their lives together. A beach wedding, like all weddings is bound by restrictions and considerations. As well as the points relating to garden weddings, couples choosing to marry on the beach should consult their local council for permission. The tides, sand, wind and sun are all factors that you will have to take into consideration when planning a beach wedding.

Garden Weddings

The beauty of a natural environment appeals to many couples. The choice to have a garden wedding offers a less ormal environment for many couples looking for the peace and tranquility of a garden. If you choose a public park, you will need to advise the local council in advance to avoid conflicting enue arrangements and arrange for any permits which may be necessary. When choosing a garden some things to check for are: access to parking for guests, noise issues such as passing traffic, wer availability, rest room distance, shelter availability. It’s advisable to inspect the grounds so that you can ensure it’s suitable for your needs.

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ceremony Winery Weddings.

Many Wineries offer on-site acilities for an exclusive wedding ceremony, with the vineyard as a backdrop or a water feature as just some of the options available. They can provide privacy and create a sense of seclusion for guests to totally relax and enjoy fine wine, food and service. If you’ve dreamt of exchanging your vows in the countryside, a farmhouse wedding may be suitable, or for something a little different again; a yacht or cruise wedding.

Registry Weddings

For a no-fuss wedding ceremony you can be legally married at the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Brisbane or at a number of regional Magistrates Courts throughout Queensland. You will have to follow all the protocol expected of any marriage by completing and lodging the required forms and information within the required timeframe. The Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages offers two ele ant, contemporary and architecturally designed ceremony rooms with breathtaking panoramic views across the city to the mountains. Located in the Brisbane CBD at 180 Ann Street, the rooms were purpose built with acoustic design to maximise atmosphere and generous lounge areas where guests can gather before the ceremony. Also, there are private dressing rooms for you to change before your ceremony.

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You can choose to hold your wedding on a weekday or Saturday between 9:30am – 4:00pm. The Registry also offers premium e ening ceremonies from 5:30 – 8:00pm on a Friday and Saturday from 4:30 – 6:30pm. Prices and details on what you need are on the website - or you can call 1300 366 430.


The Chapel was well loved by families in it’s former home at the Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, and the Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport are proud to have saved it from demolition and given it a new lease of life. The Club has made the Chapel available for hire, providing a unique venue to celebrate Weddings and other life ceremonies. The proceeds of the Chapel hire will be allocated to Rotary supported projects, serving our community first and humanity as a whole.


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CELEBRANTS Your wedding Celebrant will be the person binding you and your partner in marriage. They will be there to support you on your special day and bring your family and friends together as they acknowledge and celebrate your love for each other.

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BEING A MARRIAGE CELEBRANT IS AN INCREDIBLE PRIVILEGE Thought, consideration and respect when designing a reective ceremony for your special day is extremely important. I represent the traditions, experience and happiness that are the motivation throughout a ceremony in which your marriage is the emphasis. The anticipation of bringing together two people, two separate families and creating an atmosphere that leads to celebration, love, laughter and tears is important and unique to every couple. It’s your story.

It’s always an exciting moment when you can witness the beginning of someone else’s forever. I am Felicity McShane, an Authorised Marriage Celebrant and I can’t wait to capture your story. I’d love to hear all about your special day. Get in touch to organise a consultation.


Felicity McShane CMC, JP(Qual). Authorised Marriage Celebrant Fusion Elements Brisbane and Surrounds

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WEDDING INSIDERS Your chosen Celebrant will play a big role in your wedding day, so make sure you take the time to find someone who resonate with you as a couple. You want to feel confident that they will be able to fulfil a your requirements and create a wedding ceremony that is both personal and stress free. We invite you to “Meet our Celebrants”, where each Celebrant has offered a little bi about themselves to give you some insight into their personalities, their background and their passion for their service.


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Karen Faa is a celebrant with 23 year’s experience, and has seen and dealt with all sorts of “drama” at weddings. Karen specialises in working with anxious and nervous brides and grooms and turns what they see as a difficult y into a wonderful memorable one. Email Karen for information and tips, and a quote for your special day: Karen Faa |



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“Uniquely You’re Way’ Recently I was asked ‘What is it like to be a Celebrant’? The answer is that it is a privilege and honour to be part of one of the most exciting days in a couple’s life. From our first meeting to creat a unique Ceremony, which reflects on their personalit , individuality and their beliefs. On the day, it is all about them, being aware of their nervousness and ensuring they are as relaxed as possible, even though we have worked for months on their Ceremony, they never remember anything, only gazing in each other eyes! I make a keep sake book for them in the years to come of remembering their special day. At rehearsal I give the Bride a Name changing book as a gift to help with the name changing process.Love is love. As the Budda quotes: ‘Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful – that is what it is like to be a Celebrant! Kerrie Barber-White



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These Vows are very special to me as they were written by my son in law when I have the absolute pleasure marrying my daughter a few years ago. “You are the treasure I have been searching for, You are the only one I will ever need, You have completed my journey and started another, I am always proud to stand next to you, I will always be by your side, I have always had a gap in my life, you filled i You have made me want to be a better person, You gave me a son, You made me a father, We share more love that we will ever need, We are a family and will always be”.


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Neal’s aim is to help you create a happy and memorable Wedding Day with a ceremony delivered in a professional, sincere and warm manner.

Marriage Celebrant

Margaret is a full time professional celebrant happy to go anywhere around South East Queensland.



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“Love can ebb and fl w, just like the tides. But the love I’ve found in you comforts, supports and guides. Keeping love isn’t always an easy feat. But this love is so right. You make my heart skip a beat. Love is the antidote to walking alone. There’s no better feeling now my heart’s found its home”. Cloud Nine Ceremonies

“My darling I choose you and as I stand here before you I hav e never been more certain of anything in my life. I promise to devote myself to you in a household filled with laughter, patien ce, understanding and love. I promise not onl y to grow old with you but to grow with you, to share with you the good times and car ry you through the bad. I am thrilled to be spending the rest of my life with you by my side, cherishing you and loving you for ever more”. Theresa Davidson www.theresacelebrant


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Turning Dreams Into Reality

I am dedicated to making your wedding day and marriage ceremony everything that you could wish for. I will present your ceremony with style and grace and the full importance it deserves.

As your Gold Coast based Authorized Celebrant my goal is to provide a valuable service that generates love and joy. I aim to play a positive role in helping to turn your dreams into reality, creating cherished memories. This is my privilege. My background has always been working with people within the helping industries such as aged care, child care, disability support and counselling. To me, being a celebrant is another wonderful opportunity to help guide and support people using my natural intuition and nurturing˜ through those all important pivotal moments in their journey.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland and North Brisbane

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Theresa Celebrant


Sweetwater 1620 Maleny Stanley River Road Booroobin Qld 4552

My philosophy is to meet each couple where they are at in life and work in partnership with respect, dignity, grace and appreciation for each unique entity.


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When it comes to wedding styling, we often put weddings into categories such as rustic, bohemian, vintage to name a few. In reality though, every wedding is unique and these categories are not meant to be rigid, but more a framework to work with and take from it what appeals to you. Professional wedding stylists can decorate your ceremony right through to your reception in a way that reflects who you are as a couple. They can help you narrow down your wedding ‘look’ and supply you with beautiful decor to suit your style.

Mark Buckley Photography


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W Events Group is stepping up the style and redefining event design in South-East Queensland.

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With a WOW reputation, formidable partnerships and a specialty in tourism and hospitality, Team W will bring your corporate event, wedding, floral design or visual merchandise to life.

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Awakening the Senses and Emotions

Wow experience of sight and sound, designing temporary environments, creating fresh experiences and awakening the senses and emotions, we turn what you imagine in your mind into a physical experience you can see, touch, smell and sometimes even taste.

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What was the wedding theme? When Abbey and Jarum started planning their wedding they knew they wanted a full DIY wedding, but admit “ We hadn’t really thought much into what style or what the actual wedding would look like!” So when they met with the W Events Group team, they were very excited to start their planning process. And they weren’t let down, with Cindy and Tayla full of ideas and as passionate about their wedding as the couple themselves! With some Pinterest photos and venue photos in tow, Abbey and Jarum’s ultimate ‘Wedding Weekend’ started taking shape. In keeping true to the venue and surroundings, native florals paired with soft colours were decided upon - resulting in a beautiful and timeless country charm theme. Says Abbey, “ At the end of our fi st meeting, I walked away and said to Jarum…We are actually going to have one of those weddings that is a full blown awesome decked out festival wedding! “


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What was the key to achieving the desired look? There were many little details that needed to come together to ensure this theme was perfect. Jarum’s Mother was creating beautiful lace table runners and they were collecting eclectic side plates from all around Australia. From these two items, W Events Group chose a soft vintage palette, with native florals in beautiful tones of blush, cream and Burgundy to set the tone of the event. Next, gold cutlery was employed to add the essence of charm to the night, and the venue was softened through blush coloured table cloths and napkins. And it wouldn’t be complete without that ‘Wow’ factor created by W Events Group. Upon walking into the room, they decided to hang ladders from the ceiling, weave them with Edison lights and finish t off ith beautiful floral arrangements! Timber risers were placed where the food was to be set, and these were then fil ed with crystal vases (from Abbey), single Edison light bulbs and gold tea lights. By adding the ambient lighting to the table and the hanging lights overhead, a very romantic vibe was created upon walking into the room. What role did the venue play when styling the wedding? “We got married at Midginbil Hill Eco Resort near Uki in northern NSW” says Abbey. “We chose this location fi stly because it was 100% DIY meaning we could customise the entire weekend and secondly we could turn one night (the wedding) into a weekend-long event where all our guests stayed on-site with us! The ultimate ‘Wedding Weekend’ with 120 of our closest friends and family!!” Cindy and Tayla agree that the venue was great, as it let them customise Abbey and Jarum’s wedding the way they imagined. Upon arriving, they both looked at the blank canvas and were excited on how they were going to transform it. With their team, they hung the ladders from the ceiling, set up lawn games under Edison lights for their pre-dinner drinks, set the tables, styled the venue and set up the ceremony located on a beautiful hill - a short drive from the reception. W Events Group certainly succeeded in making it the ultimate “Wedding Weekend” for Abbey and Jarum. “The planning process was such an exciting part of the wedding preparation” recalls Abbey. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would have a wedding so beautiful as we did, and I 100% believe it was the incredible styling that made it!” What special touches refl cted the couples style? The customised lace runners, the eclectic Australian made side plates, and the beautiful crystal vases - Abbey and Jarum really made their wedding special by adding these unique and personal touches.


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Complete Party & Marquee Hire have the equipment to make hosting your wedding easy.


Transform any area into a stunning reception venue and create the wedding atmosphere of your dreams in the relaxed surroundings of home.

 Specialising in wedding hire, we supply all your requirements from the ceremony to a reception held at home.

Quality Service‌ At an Affordable Price.

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The creative staff have over 25 years experience and will help you plan your perfect day. With all your ceremony and reception needs under the one roof.

Shop & Depot at 40 High Street, Kippa-Ring Qld 4021

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A beautiful backdrop for your special day.

Helping Noosa party for over 30 years.

Call: 07 5447 1444 Email: 39 Rene Street, Noosaville Qld 4566

Imagine a beautiful backdrop on your day with one of our spectacular MARQUEES installed at your private dream location.

Feel like a princess under our silk lined marquee with chandeliers and add sparkle with the addition of our marquee fairy lights; the vision as your guests arrive will be enchanting. Enjoy spectacular views even more so with our new ‘clear’ marquee. We can also supply all the additional under-hire goods to assist in making your event hassle free. Visit our website to view our wedding packages and gallery.


You’ll love the romance Noosa Party Hire can bring to your special day.

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From Garden ceremonies to Receptions,

chairs and tables to table linen and decor,

Creating Happily ever afters... everyday.

everything to create the wedding of your dreams from DIY to full styling from 2 to 200 guests.



Special Occasions Hire and Accessories 515 Alderley Street, Toowoomba Phone 46350966

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Creating beautiful weddings on the Sunshine Coast for more than 25 years: • Ceremonies • Receptions • Catering • Bridal bouquets • Floral arrangements


Alan Hughes Photography

Showroom Phone Email

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ON TREND STYLING WITH W EVENTS GROUP W Events Group is continually stepping up the style and redefin ng Event Design in South East Queensland. ‘Wow’ doesn’t just happen, Cindy and her team at W Events Group work hard to ensure your event is styled to perfection, going above and beyond to make your day extra special. Having the opportunity to create the most amazing weddings and events at some of the best venues in Queensland, keeps them in touch with changing trends and more importantly, what today’s couples want. With this in mind, we caught up with Cindy and her team and asked the question: What wedding trends do you think will take centre stage for 2019?


Being comfy Big festival type events are in vogue. Weekend type events, where friends and families can enjoy not just a short afternoon or evening, but a full weekend of fun! We’ve noticed a big increase in brides wanting to be comfortable so they can really enjoy a festival style wedding. Many of our brides are rocking flat snea er type shoes to give them comfort and style, enabling them to let their hair down and enjoy a night of dancing and tramping around at outdoor venues without worrying about their heels sinking into the ground.

Jackets Mr and Mrs Jackets are also becoming more popular. In the past, many brides used to change out of their wedding dresses and into a going away outfit - but n w, brides are wanting to wear their dress as long as possible. If they’re enjoying an outdoor event, having a ‘Pink Lady’ style jacket with ‘Mrs’ emblazoned on the back is starting to make an appearance at festival weddings.

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Communal tables We’ve had many couples requesting long tables for their guests. Rather than try to fit friends and amily into neat groups of 8 or 10, long tables give guests the communal feel.

Feasting or grazing tables Feasting or grazing tables are on trend for 2019. Feasting tables are replacing canapés, adding to the communal style event. Sharing traditional recipes as part the bomboniere is also a way to bring in something ‘old’ into your wedding celebration. Packages of Grandma’s favourite fudge or shortbread with the secret recipe are being wrapped and added with place cards at individual seats, or added to dessert tables.

Naked cakes Naked cakes have been around for a while and are showing no signs of being replaced. Naked icing and fl wer details to match the bouquets are taking centre stage at the reception.

Wearable florals Rather than carrying a bouquet, brides are starting to wear florals, atta hed to their arms, or added to their backs to mimic straps.


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healthandbeauty uniqueextras

UNIQUE EXTRAS Those special extras are what make your wedding unique. There are so many different options vailable in today’s market that spending a little time finding what is perfect for your wedding is time well spent.

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If you’re looking for a magical quality to your wedding, lighting may be your answer, with different lighting effects capable of creating a wonderful fairytale atmosphere and brightening up any space. Whether sparklers, flame thr wers or firewor s, adding these unique extras will create a wonderful party atmosphere and take your reception party to a whole new level. Flame throwers have a bit of a festival feel, while firewor s add a romantic atmosphere to your reception. Both are great ways to entertain your guests.


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Unique Extras encompass a broad range of products and services to help create the perfect atmosphere on your special day. Photobooths, customised dress hangers, lolly bars, donut walls, fin erprint trees, giant letters, pets, pet minding services and even aerobatic displays featuring aircraft drawing smoke hearts in the sky are regarded as unique extras! If you can think of it, it’s probably available for your wedding!

Nick Murray Photographer

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Luxury Toilets Whether you are celebrating a wedding, engagement, birthday or holding a corporate or luxury event, our

Portable Powder Rooms are designed for your guests ultimate comfort and convenience.

Servicing South-East Queensland & Northern NSW Regions.

• Male/Female ˜ ushing porcelain toilets • Elegant vanities with large mirrors • Modern decor • Fully Self Contained • No utility connections required • Delivery, setup & pickup all included • 24/7 emergency helpline We also o˜ er, for an additional charge, a professional attendant service for your event to o˜ er quests luxury fragrances, cosmetic products & keep the Powder Rooms spotless. For a quote or to discuss with us how we can add an extra touch of elegance to your event please contact us via: | 0499 888 792 38367 Instagram: @portablepowderrooms Facebook: portablepowderrooms/

At Skylighter Fireworks we know that a Wedding is the most important day of your life, so it is imperative that your wedding day is a day to remember. Just like finding the perfect venue, photographer and flower arrangements, it is important to also find the perfect wedding fireworks supplier. Skylighter Fireworks understand how important your Wedding day is, it’s that magical fairy-tale that you have dreamed about all your life so it’s our priority to make it spectacular for you. Let Skylighter add the perfect final touch to a day you and your guests will never forget. 1300 133 108 or 07 5547 0510 38300


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Handcrafted Wedding Signs AFrames & Easels


Create your unique pre-wedding look!

Let us help you spoil you & your wedding party with a selection from our luxurious bridal robe collection‌ Let’s take the next steps together to create your pre-wedding look!

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traditions&customs Traditions, customs, conventions and superstitions, whether you realise it or not, are probably a part of your wedding.

The eternal bond

This never-ending circle, complete union without end, is symbolised today by wedding rings.

Carried over the threshold

A romantic custom nowadays, but it is believed to have come from the time when tribal man hit his chosen wife over the head and carried her away so her kin couldn’t find them!

Throwing rice

Or confetti, bubbles, rose petals or pot pouri. Rice throwing originated in Asia and was considered a symbol of fertility.

Something old, something new…

The tradition of wearing ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ is still recognised by many brides today; often in the form of a garter or ribbon (something blue), jewellery (something old), gown (something new) or handkerchief (something borrowed).

The luck of the chimney sweep

Originating in England, it was considered good luck to invite an authentic chimney sweep to your wedding to ensure the marriage was a happy and prosperous one.

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ENTERTAINMENT Entertainment is the perfect ingredient to complete your wedding day and there are so many different options vailable. The right entertainment will set the mood, highlight the day’s proceedings and create a special harmony to share with all those lucky enough to be celebrating with you. Whatever form of entertainment you choose, employ experienced personnel who understand your specific needs.

Photographer: Rezolution Photography Dress: Helena Couture Designs Hair & Makeup: Amanda Higl Hair and Makeup Suit: Black Jacket Suiting Styling: W Events Group Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort Dancers: Nikita & Alex

All Packages include FREE Bridal Dance Lessons 37 Years Entertainment Experience Services South East Queensland providing: • Ceremony music • Canape music • Reception music • Professional MC Services • Lighting • Dance lessons • Speech Coaching


Contact Peter today on 0428 972 188 to book an appointment.

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MASTER OF CEREMONIES A professional MC looks after the timing of a Wedding Reception ensuring everything happens as planned; John Boyle provides a personally tailored presentation prepared and ready with the focus on good entertainment.

DISC JOCKEYS A professional DJ offers selection and timing – the right song at the right time. A personal meeting before ensures that we are prepared for the day with the important songs and the playlist you have requested.

ENTERTAINMENT Yes! We can help with Sound + Lighting hire for the Ceremony and the Reception. Great for the DIY event. We will suit your needs and fit your budget.



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Transport can be as simple as decorating the best cars you, your friends and family have to offe , or as unique and charming as a horse drawn carriage, fleet of vinta e cars, BMW convertibles, Chrysler 300C’s or a stretch limousine. But it doesn’t end there; buses, motorbikes and even helicopters have been used to create an awe inspiring entrance.

Arrangements to and from the wedding ceremony usually only differ in that afterwards the bride and groom will travel together. Organising wedding transport is usually a task that the groom, best man or groomsmen organise. With a number of different styles of vehicles available, you should have no trouble choosing one that reflects your o erall wedding theme, however book as early as possible as they are popular and you don’t want to be disappointed.

Nick Murray Photographer

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Wedding Days made Magical. For those setting off on a fairytale union, A Special Occasion - Rolls Royce Hire can make your special day the ultimate romantic experience. Imagine being chauffeured to the church or ceremony in a vehicle that chauffeurs royalt . Experience that VIP or celebrity feeling in one of our fleet of high end immaculate and classic wedding cars. Our prestigious fleet of the world s most luxurious vehicles, are meticulously maintained and detailed to ensure the most important ride of your life is smooth, stress free and spectacularly impressive, to ensure we make your day as magical as it can be. We provide an immaculate chauffeu , red carpet, beautifully decorated vehicle with white ribbons, sparkling champagne and bottled water, and silver platter served sweets. Wedding photographs will never look as beautiful with you stepping out of an elegant Rolls Royce. The professional chauffeur will happily assist with moment defining photo opportunities from picking you u , driving to the ceremony then through to the reception. We will go above and beyond to ensure your special day not only involves a dream ride, but also allows you moments to capture it.


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The easy & affordable transport solution

We are the perfect choice for your wedding We provide reliable guest transportation for weddings across Queensland covering the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Cairns.

With over 25 years experience providing transport solutions across the state, we have the knowledge, the fleet selection and flexibility to offer unparalleled charter services.

We know our backyard With locations across Queensland and a long history of operating in these areas for years, our qualified team is full of local knowledge. This means invaluable advice and the most efficient service possible.

We Are Reliable With a safe and reliable fleet paired with experienced drivers, we have the resources to guarantee a worry-free service.

We Are Flexible Our bus fleet features a range of different sizes and types. This means we can tailor a charter solution for your needs, resulting in the ideal match for your style and budget.

Quote ‘weddingguide’ and save 10% on your wedding transport needs. Contact us today! 07 5552 2740

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Champagne Carriages P: 07 3805 1819

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Drayhorse Shires Drayhorse Shires is a family run business that prides itself on supplying stunning shire horses and carriages for weddings.

email tel 0476 199826 or 0447 804344

 Drayhorse shires


Drayhorse Shires is a highly experienced multi award winning carriage company who have supplied horses and carriages for many films, adverts and the Olympic opening ceremony in London 2012. What better way to arrive relaxed at your ceremony than in a romantic traditional style horse and carriage.  You can choose from our stunning cinderella carriage or our traditional white Vis A Vis. All carriages can be with a pair or team of 4 shire horses. Viewing of our horses and carriages are always welcome.

Work out your schedule. Spend some time considering how your day will unfold and the logistics of your schedule. Generally, wedding transport companies will have a minimum duration for your booking, followed by a per hour charge thereafter. Your schedule will determine the duration for which you require your wedding transport. Take into consideration: • The day of the week and how this may impact traffic w. • Public and sporting events which may cause congestion or route changes. • The travel time required from your ceremony to the location of your photoshoot. • Time required by your Photographer at each location. If needed, ask your supplier to assist you in planning a schedule involving transport.

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CATERING There’s one thing guests always remember about a wedding - the food! Caterers are very versatile and can work just about anywhere you want them to. They can offer a buffet or sm gasbord style presentation to full silver service. Their service usually includes the preparation and serving of food, the provision of cutlery and crockery and the cleaning up afterwards, yay!

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It can often prove difficult to meet all the needs of your guests wadays with the prevalence of food allergies and intolerances; gluten-free, lactose-free, meat-free, dairy-free, are just some of the common requests which need to be respected. So it’s more important than ever to choose a caterer you are confident with, all wing you and your guests to relax and enjoy the party!

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RECEPTIONS You’ve said your ‘I do’s’, now it’s time to celebrate! There are limitless possibilities when it comes to selecting your wedding reception venue. Regardless of whether you choose to have a traditional or modern wedding, pick a reception venue that will suit the formality, theme and ambience of your wedding.

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Maroochy River Golf Club You deserve to be spoilt on your Wedding Day



Your guests will be spoilt with the views and service at the privately owned Maroochy River Golf Club. The club operates the Cane Cutters Functions internally with highly trained team members headed by our Executive Chef.


ith luxurious views of Mount Coolum to the North, rising from the horizon of the classic Links Golf Course, you and your guests will have their breaths taken away by the view. We offer a fully trained team headed by the Functions supervisor who work hand in hand with you along the way with a set schedule including one on one meetings with the Bar Manager and Executive Chef to allow your special day to run smoothly. With a choice of 2 amazing menu packages and the option of a bar tab or drinks package, all your options are covered. With the choice of a traditional Mount Coolum Room or a Wedding under the stars on the Terrace Lawn with your own Marquee or Tipi’s the choices are endless to create your dream wedding.


Pumpkin flowers stuffed with ricotta & sweetcorn (V)


Hervey Bay Scallops with bacon dust, julienned apple salad & cherry tomato fondue (GF)


Maroochy River Golf Club 374 – 514 David Low Way, Bli Bli Sunshine Coast QLD 4560 P 07 5373 1000 E

MSA Eye Fillet Medallion with celeriac puree, roasted vine tomatoes, olive tapenade & shiraz jus (GF)


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Maroochy River Golf Club operates the Cane Cutters Bar & Bistro. The large reception room aptly named the “Mount Coolum� Room, which is attached to its own Private Terrace and Private Bar, has a spectacular outlook. Add in your complimentary bridal party room in the Horton Boardroom, and all your wedding needs are met. The Mount Coolum Room can seat up to 120 guests, but should you require a larger wedding of up to 400 people, a marquee or tent can be set up on the grass terrace overlooking the golf course and the impressive Mount Coolum on the horizon.

Included in every wedding booking is a dedicated coordinator for your event who will liaise with you from start to finish, meaning very detail will be covered and every request fulfilled with eas .


The club can arrange for private access to the function for setup and our staff and head chef will be deligh ed to craft a reception to match the outstanding wedding

menus, and also look after your dietary requirements on the day. Located within 7 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport and the centre of Maroochydore, your accommodation is at your fingertips, as is transportation. Post Wedding Breakfasts are also available for bookings on the terrace the following day.

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Contact Functions on 07 5373 1000 or email

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It’s your wedding - let us help make it a day to remember. Our aim is to make your day as memorable and enjoyable as possible.


herrabah Resort offers

personalised services from our wedding coordinator who has many years experience in the industry and the imagination to match. There has been no theme that has not been accommodated for at Cherrabah Resort. With the many spectacular wedding sites to choose from it is a photographer’s paradise. Take the tractor train from the homestead to one of our unique wedding sites and back again. We offer many different modes of transport for the bride to make that grand entrance to her ceremony. It is no wonder more brides are utilising the services offered for their big day. We offer packages to suit all budgets that have been designed to leave the bride stress free to focus on her wedding day. Our major focus is to provide the perfect wedding day that will be remembered for years to come. Here at Cherrabah Resort we also have Transport Coordinator, Wedding Coordinator, decorator and Musician.

GRAZING TABLE Baked Glazed Ham Selection of cold meats served with Fresh Crusty Rolls Antipasto Selection Cheese platers

We are your one stop wedding destination.

Gourmet Beef Sliders Gourmet Chicken Sliders Char Grilled Pork Skewers

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“Hidden amongst the Australian Bush� Cherrabah Resort Country Weddings are Truly committed to f uture Brides and Grooms. Here are Cherrabah Resort we offer your one stop Country Wedding venue along with high level country hospitality. We look forward to creating your dream day by delivering the best possible experience to you and your guests. Cherrabah Resort sprawls across 5086 acres of a very peaceful mountain perched almost 3000 feet above sea level, over-looking the picturesque Elbow Valley and the Great Dividing Range. 1 KEOGHS ROAD, ELBOW VALLEY VIA WARWICK QLD 4370 P 07 4667 9177 E


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Highfi lds Cultural Centre Complimentary themed lighting to create a magical atmosphere



Making your wedding dreams a reality, with a perfect garden setting for your ceremony and a spacious reception room.


ur peaceful garden setting

surrounded by stately trees provides the perfect backdrop for your intimate exchange of vows. Afterwards, your family and friends can relax and indulge in pre-dinner canapés and a glass of champagne, whilst your wedding photos are being captured. Our spacious reception room is versatile offering a range of reception styles including sit-down, cocktail or high tea. Our aim is to provide a personalised service of the highest quality. We are here to make your special day happen your way and we pride ourselves on making the whole process relaxed and enjoyable. Call us today to discuss your needs.

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DREAM MENU On arrival

Chef’s selection of gourmet canapes


250g aged Darling Downs beef fil et served with creamy mashed potato, seasonal garden vegetables and a béarnaise sauce


Cappuccino crème brulee with almond and pistachio biscotti and seasonal berries

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Your perfect wedding, your special day

Highfields Cultural Centre The Highfields Cultural Centre in O’Brien Road, Highfields is a short 10-minute drive from Toowoomba. Motel accommodation and transport nearby. Call us today to inspect our wonderful venue.

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With exclusive use, our team will grant your every wish, from the perfect garden ceremony to an unforgettable wedding reception for you and your guests.


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Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel Everyone’s dream wedding in one stunning location



Have you always imagined white sandy beaches and sparkling crystal blue surf as the back drop to your wedding day?


he Stradbroke Hotel is a one of

a kind venue, offering access to three different beautiful beaches, all within walking distance from our reception room which boasts panoramic views of the coral sea. The beautifully appointed reception area can seat up to 100 guests and is perfect for your special day. From the moment that you choose the Stradbroke Hotel as your wedding reception venue, your personal wedding co-ordinator will attend to every detail; from food and beverages, to the layout of the reception and every detail in between making your big day truly memorable. Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel East Coast Road, Point Lookout QLD 4183 P 07 3409 8188 E

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Glass Dining & Lounge Bar Lovers of Elegance | Stylish & sophisticated waterfront dining | Menu inspired by rich cultures & culinary experiences



A Panoramic million-dollar view of the Marina & Broadwater.


s well as Perfecting the art of

intimate dining and awardwinning fare, this stunning venue has world class views to complete the ultimate dining experience. The unique space incorporates a private dining room, a cozy lounge area, as well as indoor and outdoor dining areas. We are a house of Moet & Chandon and hold the 2017 Bronze National award for Restaurant & Catering - fi e dining. Fresh seasonal produce, fi est meats and fresh local seafood. We really have something for everyone.


We offer a stylish and sophisticated setting for intimate or large weddings, with our event planner to help assist with all your wedding dreams.


Slow cooked, char-grilled octopus, roasted pepper romesco, olives, tomatoes, lemon herb

Accessible by car, boat or even a helicopter. Glass can be as relaxed or as formal as you wish.


Grass fed sirloin steak, mushroom croquettes, foie gras butter & rocket salad

Glass Dining & Lounge 27/74 Seaworld Drive Main Beach QLD 4217 P 07 5527 1009 E

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Traditional French crepe Suzette, sautéed strawberries, flambéed in orange liqueur, Chantilly cream


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For Lover s o f E l eg an c e

Contact Our Events Manager 07 5527 1009 • 27/74 SEAWORLD DRIVE

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PH. 07 5527 1009

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Southport Yacht Club Views of the broadwater with private beach; Your wedding tailored to suit you 160


Our function rooms capture the stunning views of the Club’s private 300 yacht marina, the tranquil Gold Coast Broadwater, and if you’re lucky a few wild dolphins might also put on a show!


he Compass Room, located on level one, accommodates for larger wedding receptions, whilst our unique sun drenched Western Deck and grassed Eastern Lawn caters for smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions.

SYC recently included a new edition to the Club with the world’s fi st Waterscape Pontoon, perfect for ceremonies and cocktail parties. Our team is qualified in all aspects of event management and can assist you in tailoring a package suitable to your every need. Southport Yacht Club is the perfect location for your wedding with amazing photographic opportunities on our private beach or Super Yacht Marina and just minutes from world famous Beaches.


Avocado tian bound with yoghurt and topped with roasted macadamia nuts

Those seeking to fi d a perfect location for their Wedding are welcome to view our function rooms by simply making an appointment with our function team.


Roast rack of lamb with potato gratin, grilled Mediterranean vegetables and rosemary jus


Southport Yacht Club 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach QLD 4217 P 07 5591 3500 E functions@

White chocolate and baileys charlotte, a silken white chocolate cream envelope a rich baileys and coffee crème brûlée centre atop a sweet sponge

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Mercure Gold Coast Resort Pre-wedding soirees, stylish accommodation, alfresco ceremonies and receptions



Nestled among lush surrounds, Mercure Gold Coast Resort has your wedding day looked after.


hare your special day with

family and friends as you enjoy sweeping views of the Gold Coast hinterland, creating the perfect ambience. Our creative wedding professionals can design a cosy indoor soiree or a night under the stars, with the option of a traditional plated menu, an indulgent banquet feast or a relaxed reception with cocktails and canapes. After dancing the night away, escape to your private room and wake up to an indulgent breakfast delivered to your door. You won’t forget your wedding day with amazing photo opportunities throughout the gardens and on our grand staircase.


Seared pepper beef, roasted onion and cream cheese with truffle oil


Baked prawns and scallops with preserved lemon dressing, fennel, radish and dill


Wattle seed rubbed lamb rump with kumara mash, broccolini and jus

Mercure Gold Coast Resort 64 Palm Meadows Drive Carrara Qld 4211 P 07 5555 7714 E

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Coconut panna cotta with wild ginger and lemon sorbet


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all in one venue

Beside the picturesque Palm Meadows Golf Course, Mercure Gold Coast Resort has your wedding day looked after... from the proposal to the after party

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Noosa Springs Perfect weddings are our speciality



It’s the biggest occasion in a couple’s life, so why leave it to chance? Noosa Springs’ experienced event managers take the worry out of planning a wedding and ensure everything runs smoothly and without fuss.


f course, it makes it easier

when everything’s on hand. Noosa Springs is a true wedding ‘one stop shop’, providing delightful locations for the ceremony - overlooking a pristine golf course, for example; or a secluded plateau surrounded by lush tropical woodland – and ending with a superbly-catered reception you’ll remember for a lifetime. Even before the big day, Noosa Springs, with its world-class spa and superb accommodation and dining, is an ideal venue for pre-wedding hens’ parties and for golf-loving bucks’ bashes.


Aged prosciutto, roast baby beetroot, goat curd, endive, balsamic glaze & house made grissini

And, come to think of it, Noosa Springs is pretty hard to beat for a honeymoon, too. It’s often the little extras that make a wedding special, and at Noosa Springs the ‘extras’ are standard.


Eye fil et, potato gratin, green beans, garlic parsley field mushrooms & shiraz glaze


Noosa Springs Links Drive, Noosa Heads Qld 4567 P 07 5440 3333 E

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Ultimate Destination


WEDDINGS I HENS I BUCKS Ceremony I Reception I Accommodation I Golf I Spa

For more information: 07 5440 3333


Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort - Links Drive, Noosa Heads, QLD

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Ecostudio Fellini Complete wedding venue from accommodation to ceremony, drinks & canapés on lawn then reception for sit down dinner



A wedding with a touch of mother nature, at Ecostudio Fellini we proudly reinforce the balance of charm, luxury and impeccable service.


icture your wedding day under a beautiful open-air chapel surrounded by lush green forest, manicured lawns and a picturesque lily pond, while soaking up the serenity of nature. Nestled at the base of the Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park, Ecostudio Fellini is quickly becoming the choice de jour for elegant weddings set in the majestic Gold Coast hinterland.


The magnificent and breathtaking surroundings make for the perfect environment for you and your guests to enjoy our sumptuous Italian inspired cuisine.


Ravioli di spinaci e ricotta Homemade ravioli fil ed with fresh ricotta and spinach, cooked in a sauce of tomato and basil topped with parmesan cheese (v)


Let Ecostudio Fellini set the scene whilst you say ‘I do’ in the style and opulence you deserve.

Petto di pollo alla griglia Char grilled chicken breast with zuchinni ribbons, sweet potato, zucchini sauce and fresh basil


EcoStudio Fellini Cnr Springbrook & Boomerang Rds, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213 P 07 5528 2558 E

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Bigne al cioccolato Baked profiteroles fil ed with pastry cream and smothered in a rich dark chocolate sauce


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A stunning example


Serving the finest in Italian cuisine and nestled at the base of the Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park – there’s no wonder Ecostudio Fellini is the Gold Coast hinterland’s best kept secret. Ecostudio Fellini is a passion project of the Fellini team inspired by the nature-loving patriarch of the Percuoco family, Ecostudio Fellini is a stunning example of how we can live in an environmentally friendly way without reducing our level of comfort or quality of life.

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We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the weekend. Everyone we spoke to hasn’t been able to stop talking about you guys and how lovely the venue is. Everyone had such a lovely time. I personally wanted to thank you for just being so helpful, organised and relaxed. Everything was absolutely perfect. It was so much more then we could have ever hoped for. And honestly I don’t feel like thank you is enough. HELENA & NATHAN


Cnr Springbrook & Boomerang Roads Mudgeeraba QLD 4213 P 07 5528 2558 E 38376

At Ecostudio Fellini we offer a wide range of wedding packages to suit everyone’s needs and budgets. We have 5 options for a sit down menu which are priced accordingly. All of these come with below extras to help make your day that little bit easier: • Five hour use of reception centre • Fairy lights • Decorated cake table, cake knife tea light candles • White table linen and serviettes • White tiffany chairs with white chair pads • Table plan easel • Table numbers • Microphone • Complimentary use of outdoor furniture including giant chess set  • Our packages differ in price due to the menu selection offered in each package. All weddings are a customised day for each couple, starting from timelines, food and beverage menus and styling. Here at Ecostudio Fellini we plan your perfect wedding day together and are more than happy to make your dreams come together.

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The Landing at Dockside Riverside ceremonies & receptions



As Queensland’s Award Winning Wedding and Function Centre with magnificent views of the Brisbane River and Dockside Marina, The Landing is the perfect setting for your special day.


hether you are wanting a cocktail style or formal dining reception, The Landing offers a variety of all-inclusive packages that have been designed to suit all styles and budgets. Catering for 30 to 1500 guests, the three unique private reception spaces allows you to add your own personal style and special touch, making each wedding unique and unforgettable. With our stunning Riverfront ceremony garden, you can enjoy the convenience of hosting your wedding in the one location.

Char-grill roasted lamb tenderloin, wattle seed shallot, smoked eggplant, leek & Newstead ginger beer reduction

The Landing at Dockside’s premium fi e star food, service and outstanding views will ensure your wedding dreams become a reality.

Crispy skinned barramundi, oven roasted kipfler potatoes tossed in native mint, harissa dusted puff pastry, champagne muscatel salsa verde (df)




The anding at Dockside 44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169 P 07 3217 3646 E

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Browned butter mille feuille with vanilla bean mascarpone and fi e smoked pineapple


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44 Ferry Street Kangaroo Point Q 4169  07 3217 3646 

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Sharks Events Centre Intimate outdoor wedding on the Village Green in a Garden Gazebo



Our tailored packages include an event planner to assist create your memorable wedding day.


beautifully landscaped Village Green and Garden Gazebo are wonderful spaces available to create an outdoor wedding. Picture a carpeted aisle, lined with Americana white chairs and set to a backdrop of natural surroundings. Your reception can be held in a clear roof marquee lined with fairy lights for something magical, an elegant cocktail-style reception, or ballroom setting in our President’s Room.

Image by Raconteur Photography


Crab & Coriander Tian w’ Amaranth, Avocado Mousse & Sauce Gazpacho (gf)

With on-site hotel accommodation available, tailor your wedding with Sharks Weddings’ friendly and dedicated team, who can cater for an event any size, or style to ensure your day is full of wonderful memories.


Pan Roasted Lamb Rump, Buttered Kale, Quinoa, Fricassee of Speck, Minted Peas & a Beetroot Infused Stock Reduction (gf)

Mantra at Sharks & Events Centre Cnr Olsen & Musgrave Avenues Southport QLD 4215 P 07 5532 1155 E

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Pan Roasted Lamb Rump, Buttered Kale, Quinoa, Fricassee of Speck, Minted Peas & a Beetroot Infused Stock Reduction (gf)


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(07) 5532 1155 | |

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Flaxton Gardens Flaxton Gardens is perfectly positioned with coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island Winery



Barrel Room

210 Restaurant



350 At Flaxton Gardens we promise you a warm welcome and all that you would expect from an awardwinning establishment that is perfectly positioned with coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island.


laxton Gardens’ style has been described as tranquil elegance and appeals to most brides, whether they’re embracing an elegant, rustic or vintage style. With its perfectly manicured gardens, Flaxton Gardens offers a variety of ceremony options with the escarpment, under the Arbour-festoon lights with views of the vineyard and windmill or in the Barrel Room with the elegant winery doors as a backdrop. Owner, Alan Thompson with his professional and friendly team are committed to work with you to see that all your wedding plans are fulfil ed from the initial consultation to the day itself. The team at Flaxton Gardens are experts at bringing beautiful weddings to life and they wholeheartedly believe that beyond the venue, amazing food is the key to a successful reception. Flaxton Gardens’ wedding packages can be tailored to suit your specific needs and the professional wedding team is dedicated to offering a stressfree and enjoyable experience.


Warm Thai beef salad with lychee and coriander dressing


Confit duck with sweet corn puree, rosti potato and pancetta


Flaxton Gardens 313 – 327 Flaxton Drive Flaxton QLD 4560 P 07 5445 7450 E

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Citrus tart with lemon sorbet


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Located in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Flaxton Gardens is an iconic wedding and reception venue where your wedding dreams become reality.

313 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton, QLD 4560 | P: 07 5445 7450 FLAXTONGARDENS.COM.AU

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Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters Surround yourself with family & friends on your special day in one of our intimate spaces



Located in the heart of Mermaid Waters, just minutes away from the surfing eaches & shopping precinct of Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters has created an enviable reputation as a versatile wedding ceremony and reception venue.


ith three wedding reception

areas available, Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters has stylish rooms to accommodate your specialty needs, whether your special day is a large or small occasion. From the spacious multi-tiered Oriana room seating 30-210 guests and complete with a dance floor, or to the Markeri room with its unique ambience for romance; our specialist staff ill ensure you have a truly memorable day.



Salt and Pepper Squid on Mango and Melon Salsa


We look forward to hosting your wedding in the near future.

Char Grilled Lamb Rump Served with Butternut Pumpkin, Fetta Mash and Steamed Greens with Minted Tzatziki

Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters Corner of Makeri Street & Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218 P 07 5572 2500 E mermaidwatersresortfunctions@

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Baby Pavlova with Fruit Salad Salsa, Cream & Passionfruit Syrup


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Special Memories at Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters

Committed to the Success of your Special Day We offer a range of catering options from canapĂŠs, lavish banquets to the more intimate table service with the option of a private bar. Our friendly and professional team will help you to create a function to suit your style with a range of packages available to meet your budget.

Corner of Makeri Street & Sunshine Boulevard, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218 38324

Ph 07 5572 2500 Email

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Brookwater Golf & Country Club receptions

Floor to ceiling glass encapsulate views of the 18th green, natural bushland and Ceremony Lawn



Brookwater – naturally inviting...


our perfect day starts and

ends here as you make your commitment to each other surrounded by those you love, within our private amphitheatre surrounded by lush, manicured gardens, evergreen shrubs and mature trees which create the perfect intimate space. With lush bushland, timber bridge crossings and natural waterways providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography, the naturally inviting landscape surrounding Brookwater is perfect for capturing those special memories of your day.

Becky Van Straalen Photography


As you celebrate the start of your new life together, enjoy a fabulous evening with your family and friends in a beautiful setting, with floor to ceiling glass and creating a wonderful atmosphere, along with beautiful modern cuisine and our experienced event staff n hand to ensure your special day is magical.


Twice cooked pork belly, celeriac remoulade with apple and cinnamon compote


Beef fil et with seeded mustard and chive potato cake, beanettes and wild mushroom jus

Brookwater Golf & Country Club 1 Tournament Drive Brookwater QLD 4300 P +61 7 3814 5500 E

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YOUR PERFECT DAY STARTS & ENDS HERE. With its architectural elegance of natural sandstone, Australian

Start planning your perfect day and book a private

timber and modern finishes, Brookwater Golf & Country Club

viewing of Brookwater Golf & Country Club located

offers a truly unforgettable wedding venue. Floor to ceiling

just 30 minutes drive from the Brisbane CBD.

glass provides you and your guests with stunning panoramic

Phone our Events Team today on 3814 5500

views of perfectly manicured gardens and natural bushland.

or email

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Cliff rd Park Seating up to 300 and with stunning views venue wide



Experience the excitement and decadence of the region’s foremost entertainment and wedding precinct..


Our newest and brightest

jewel in the crown, the Clive Berghofer Grande Atrium is the largest function space here at Clifford Park, situated right next to the home straight. Carpeted and airconditioned throughout, the Atrium boasts a private bar, state of the art built-in audio and visual equipment, Tote facilities and access to our stunning outdoor Audi Centre terraces. The function space with stunning scenery is a great canvas to be styled to suit any theme. This asterpiece is the perfect venue for your special day.


Mandarin lamb cutlet w/- parmesan polenta chips, rocket & pear salad with a roasted bell pepper sauce


Char sui pork cutlet w/- beurre bosc pear basket of camembert & gypsy ham, a spec mash & creamed rose champagne jus


Clifford Park Racecourse Hursley Road, Newtown QLD 4350 P 07 4634 6066 E

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Classic semi-freddo on a shortbread biscuit w/- honeycomb rocks & caramel sauce


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Stunning views, beautiful facilities and decadent dining, Toowoomba’s most unique wedding destination.

07 4634 6066

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Bond University Events Centre Your wedding at Bond University will be an intimate and memorable occasion

University Club



Princeton Room



The striking Bond University campus – complete with its sandstone arches, lakeside setting and landscaped grounds – makes for a unique and unforgettable wedding venue.


ond University is the ideal

setting for your wedding reception. Our venue boasts unique ceremony areas, manicured gardens, a rustic Pine Forest and two stylish reception facilities; the Cecil and Ida Green University Club or the Princeton room, both with sweeping views of Lake Orr. Our iconic sandstone architecture provides the perfect backdrop for wedding photos whilst our Ornamental lawns is the ideal space for a marquee wedding.


Our facilities can cater for small intimate groups to larger lavish weddings. Our team of professional wedding planners provide couples with a world of options with tailored wedding and catering packages to suit your needs.

Chicken macadamia and bacon mignon with pesto mayonnaise


Creamy asparagus, leek and dill tartlet with red coral lettuce and white balsamic dressing


Slow cooked braised beef cheek with horseradish mash potato, honey glazed carrots and port wine jus

Bond University Events Centre 14 University Drive, Robina QLD 4229 P 07 5595 4124 E @bondeventscentre

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CELEBRATING LOVE IN STYLE With beautiful sandstone arches, enticing lakeside settings and manicured gardens, celebrate love in style with an unforgettable wedding destination at Bond University. Boasting several unique ceremony areas and two stylish reception facilities with sweeping views of Lake Orr and iconic sandstone architecture, let our space be your space. From intimate groups to larger weddings, our team of professional wedding planners will provide you with a world of options with tailored wedding and catering packages for your beautifully personal day.

+61 7 5595 4124 @bondeventscentre

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Tides Waterfront Dining Quintessentially Queensland – unpretentious & fun, light & airy. The perfect waterfront setting for your wedding



Tides Waterfront is ideally located directly opposite the beautiful Pumicestone Passage, with views around to sunsets behind the gorgeous Glass House Mountains.


ffering guests a relaxed

fi e dining service, Tides Waterfront can deliver contemporary or traditional dinner receptions, or more relaxed wedding luncheons matched with the perfect romantic atmosphere. Tides Waterfront location is matched only by its offerings in food and service and has been awarded numerous times by Industry organisations, including Best Contemporary Restaurant in QLD for 2018 by the Restaurant & Catering association and 1 Chefs hat Award by the Australian Good Food Guide. Flexible menus and packages allow you to completely customise your special day.


Tuna ceviche, avocado, puffed rice cracker

Our highly experienced team at Tides Waterfront will tailor a package to exceed your expectations… after all you deserve to be spoiled on your special day!


Seared scallops, green pea, radish, chorizo crumble


Seared 250g Wagyu rump,herb potato’s, broccolini, red wine jus

Tides Waterfront Dining Level 1 Cnr Minchinton Street & Esplanade, Caloundra QLD 4551 P 07 54382304 E

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Dark chocolate mousse, salted caramel ice cream, popcorn


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The Collective Catering Imagine having our amazing restaurants cater your wedding for a lovely formal sit down or casual street food soiree



Creating a world of choice we offer our 5 amazing restaurants to collectively cater your wedding.


he Collective has established

its self as one of the leading events venues on the Gold Coast known for hosting amazing parties…now we can bring The Collective to you!


Our unique ability to access menus from 5 of the Gold Coasts favourite restaurants enables us to design your bespoke menu, including vegan and gluten free options.

Canape Entree

Hawaiian Tuna Poke Fresh sashimi grade tuna and avocado, sesame & soy sauce on home toasted garlic croutes

Be it sit down, stand up, casual or a formal soiree our food, bar and theming packages make for truly a memorable day.


Mushroom and Truffle occhi Sautéed mushrooms, cream, parmesan, fresh parsley, truffle oil, cracked pepper


We pride ourselves on working closely with you to provide a world of choice.

Pan Roasted Duck Breast Sautéed mushrooms, pearl couscous with burnt sage butter, finis ed with balsamic berry coulis Dessert

Your wedding, Your way.


The ollective Catering P 07 5534 6707 E

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We are known for putting on the BEST parties and love creating amazing memories in our venue. Now we can create everlasting memories in your venue. Bringing the variety of the Collective’s amazing 5 restaurants with 5 different cuisines to suit the tastes of all your guests for your next cocktail party, wedding celebration or corporate event.


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City Golf Club Plan your reception from room set-up to dream menu



The City Golf Club is located fi e minutes from the city centre, but a world away from city life.


et in the foreground of the

picturesque 18 hole lush green golf course it offers you the perfect setting for your wedding reception. After your ceremony let us take care of your guests in our club lounge looking out onto the fairways and putting green, whilst you enjoy those fi st precious hours of being husband and wife. Our new $9.5 million complex offers up to 300 sealed car parks for your convenience, a motorised buggy to pick up guests from their cars and fully licensed, air conditioned facilities to relax in. Our experienced function staff a e on hand to cater to your every whim, from the fi st tentative plans to the sumptuous meal at the reception you’ve dreamt about. We will help you choose the perfect menu and to plan your reception from room setup to your function conclusion.


Coconut crusted prawns on Asian salad, lemon grass & chilli dressing

ABIA Queensland Winner Club Reception: 2012, 2011, 2009 & 2008. Designer of Dreams: 2012.


Oven roasted chicken breast with mushroom & thyme sauce


City Golf Club 254 South Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350 Events & Catering Manager P 07 4636 9060 E

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Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce


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Where your Story begins…

Weddings at CITY GOLF CLUB PHONE 07 4636 9060

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Lockyer Valley Function Centre All-in-one venue with exciting options. Scenic lake location and locally sourced fresh produce



A stunning lakeside venue offering an all-in-one destination for ceremony, photos and reception.


The Lockyer Valley Function

Centre is the perfect venue for an intimate and unforgettable wedding. Nestled between lush parklands and the beautiful Lake Apex, our venue is the perfect choice for your special day. With endless possibilities for your ceremony, photography and reception, we can assist you in styling our venues to suit your vision for the day.


Chef’s seasonal soup, served with garlic croute tomato, red onion, goats cheese & basil bruschetta, balsamic drizzle

Under the direction of our executive chef, menus have been designed to offer a memorable dining experience showcasing the array of fresh local ingredients.


Beef sirloin, Lockyer Valley seasonal vegetables, red wine jus


Lockyer Valley Function Centre 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton QLD 4343 P 07 5466 3424 E

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Individual pavlova, fresh berries, passionfruit glaze and cream


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LOVE TH E P OSSI B I LITI E S The perfect all in one location for small intimate weddings through to a large celebration for 250 guests. With endless possibilities for your ceremony, photography and reception, our team can assist in styling the venues to suit your vision for the day. Once you and your guests have arrived they can simply relax and enjoy the day.




34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton QLD 4343 | Phone: 07 5466 3424 Email: Lockyer-Valley-Function-Centre

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Kingfi her Bay Resort Couples can tie the knot beside a beautiful mirror lake, or overlooking the Great Sandy Strait 200


With its white sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes and pristine rainforest World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is a destination like no other.


estled amongst incredible natural surroundings, Kingfis er Bay Resort offers the perfect mix of style and sophistication with breathtaking natural backdrops and a relaxed island feel. With an array of idyllic locations to choose from, there’s something to suit every couple; from a ceremony on the sand of your own private beach, to a romantic bushland setting. A variety of indoor and outdoor reception spaces, casual or elegant dining options and stunning nature backdrops create endless choices for designing a magical Fraser Island wedding. We also offer a range of accommodation options from resort rooms, to self-contained villas and houses at special discounted rates for wedding guests. Our experienced team of coordinators pride themselves on their ability to take the stress out of wedding planning and ensure every detail of your special day is tailored to reflect your personal style - it’s one of the reasons we’ve been named “Best Resort Reception Venue Queensland” at the annual Australian Bridal Industry Academy Awards for 4 years in a row.


Lamb loin salad with crumbled feta, tomato and fi e greens


Sage and black pepper baked Salmon fil et, roasted sweet potato and zucchini with island herbs


Kingfi her Bay Resort Fraser Island QLD 4655 P 1800 828 997 E weddings_sales@kingfis

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Fraser Island’s pristine surrounds and Kingfisher Bay Resort’s wedding know-how combine to provide a postcard-perfect location for beach, bush, island and resort weddings. Start your life as newlyweds with a romantic island adventure that you’ll cherish forever!


1800 828 997

Photography by Lyndal Carmichael

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or email

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Yamba Shores Tavern Yamba’s premier wedding reception venue situated on the stunning Clarence River




Boardroom & Bar



Yamba is fast becoming THE location for destination weddings and Yamba Shores Tavern is THE premier location in Yamba, the only venue on the water.


ou have the option of hosting

your dream wedding on the Clarence deck overlooking the beautiful Clarence river with the ability to seat 150 guests, bar facilities and still plenty of space for a Dj or Band and dancefloor. The deck is also a perfect wet weather back up location for your ceremony. You may prefer the more intimate setting of the beautifully styled Boardroom & Bar. It boasts its own private bar, bathroom facilities and outdoor area. Whether you prefer a cocktail style occasion, casual BBQ option or formal sit down bespoke menu, Function Manager Kirsty Muir and our professional team of chefs will make your special day one to remember.


Kataifi rapped wild caught Yamba king prawns with aubergine relish, preserved lemon dressing and micro greens


Private selection Eye fil et served with crispy potato gallette, French beans, roasted cherry tomato truss and Cabernet reduction

Yamba Shores Tavern 64 The Mainbrace, Yamba NSW 2464 P 02 6646 1888 – Function Manager, Kirsty Muir E

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Wedding cake served with crème chantilly and fresh berries


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Village Roadshow Theme Parks Unique venues, exhilarating rides, exciting shows, amazing animals, spectacular theming

From 50 - 3000 Experience unmistakable charm, elegance and sophistication with a selection of 5 exquisite venues on offer at Village Roadshow Theme Parks.


i th an endless choice

of fabulous and unique wedding venues, Village Roadshow Theme Parks has the perfect back drop for your wedding ceremony. From Dinner with the Dolphins at Sea World to a storybook countryside charm at Paradise country; from stunning water views setting at Sea World Resort to glamorous Hollywood starlight dinner at Movie World; whichever style you have in mind, you will fi d your dream venue at Village Roadshow Theme Parks.


Asian crab cakes w chilli, coriander & lemongrass served w jasmine rice & green Thai curry sauce


Char grilled peppered beef fil et on sweet potato rosti w spinach & rich cabernet jus


Apple frangipani tart w honey crème Anglaise

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WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE Experience unmistakable charm, elegance and sophistication with a selection of exquisite venues on offer at Village Roadshow Theme Parks and ensure your wedding day is the fairytale you’ve always dreamed of. Call 07 5591 0020 or email or visit Please visit us at Your Local Wedding Guide Gold Coast Bridal Expo


AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK SPECTACULAR © 2018 Village Roadshow Theme Parks. SEA WORLD © 2018 & TM Sea World Property Trust. WARNER BROS. MOVIE WORLD and logo and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Paradise Whether you dream of hosting a grand formal evening or a small intimate dinner, choosing the award winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa means you can indulge in deluxe 5-star hospitality in a warm and relaxed atmosphere the perfect backdrop to an elegant day surrounded by family and friends.

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Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, 4217 07 5592 9800

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Creating the perfect wedding is about choice...






The team at Twin Waters Golf Club understands that every Wedding and every Bride is unique, we have created special options to cater to all tastes and desires when it comes to your special day. Choose from the Rotunda, the Gardens, the Woods or the Beach. You owe it to yourself to call our specialist wedding coordinator today to experience the Twin Waters Golf

Work with our team to create highly personalized, tantalizing menus within a spectacular surrounding. We have a wide variety of reception options, from cocktail functions to more formal sit-down dinners.

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Twin Waters Golf Club 151 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters 5457 2444


Contact our dedicated Wedding Coordinator to discuss your plans.


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honeymoon&accommodation A honeymoon has traditionally been the time when newly married couples relax and recuperate after their wedding. Often taken in exotic or romantic locations it allows the newly married couple to enjoy an intimate holiday together before returning to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Some couples with busy schedules or budget constraints may choose to just have a ‘mini moon’ which is a short trip taken to a destination relatively nearby, leaving the honeymoon to a later date when they have the time and budget. Whether a honeymoon or mini moon, reservations should be made as soon as you start planning your wedding, particularly if the destination will be experiencing it’s peak season at the time of your getaway. Before you embark on your honeymoon, it’s a good idea to choose somewhere special to stay on your wedding night; preferably close to your reception as you may not feel like travelling too far. While that gorgeous little cottage in the woods may seem like the ideal ‘ first night’ spot; a ter a two- hour drive, you will probably just want to go to sleep! Flowers, chocolates, champagne and a spa bath can make your first night to ether as a married couple extra special, and many accommodation venues provide these as part of their special honeymoon packages.



Studio SW19


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The perfect location.

Spacious well appointed apartments. Perfectly located in Brisbane City Centre. On-site car parking. Modern conveniences in a unique heritage building.






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INDEX Please refer to our Advertisers Index to search up Wedding Professionals via Category.

Nick Murray Photographer

Hello, my name is Kim Hannaford and after decorating beautiful cakes for my family & working for other people over the past 15 years.° I decided to take a leap of faith in starting my own business. Coming up with a name for my business was easy with my inspiration coming from the nicknames of my three beautiful daughters: Abigail - Ab Brianna - Bo Liljana - Lou Lou

Abbolou Cakes

Hello, my name is Lisa and I have been baking and decorating cakes through my business for the past ten years. I have worked my way up through one of the best ÿ ve star hotels on the Gold Coast to become Head Chef in Sanctuary Cove, remaining there for four years. I loved my career, but unfortunately the lifestyle of being a chef and a new mother of two, was unsuitable for our family. I decided to take a leap of faith and establish my home business, Creative Cakes by Lisa.

Creative Cakes by Lisa

Stunning, hand-crafted wedding cakes. What makes us di˜ erent to other cake°creators is not only the high standard of cakes we o˜ er, ease of making the right choice, but the opportunity°for you to have your dream cake at a price that will leave you money to spend on other things.°

Unreal Wedding Cakes



M 0407 036 469 E W



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Brisbane QLD P 0406 974 240 E W


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Felicity McShane of Fusion Elements is an Authorised Marriage Celebrant based in Brisbane Qld.

Fusion Elements – Life Celebrations

Creating powerful, respectful and unique ceremonies is her specialty, with tailored packages to suit your life celebrations: Weddings, Vow Renewals and Naming Days.

Karen Faa

Are you seeking a marriage celebrant who has a sense of fun, down to earth, practical, professional, problem solving and someone who thinks outside the square? Someone who’s completely natural?

Kerrie Barber-White

Residing in Beerwah, servicing the Sunshine Coast/ Hinterland to Kilcoy areas.

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Brisbane and Surrounds QLD P 0413 192 848 E W

Getting Married? Congratulations! Your wedding ceremony is the beginning of your new life. It will set the tone for the rest of the day. Do you want to enjoy your wedding, with a personalised meaningful ceremony, performed in a passionate and genuine way? Check my availability on my website, or call me for an appointment.

˜ en you have found that person!

Brisbane QLD M 0414 697 358 E W

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Caloundra QLD 4551 Midweek Wedding Specialist M 0412 242 454 E W

M 0448 925 286 E W


Claire Kuyper


I am a Civil Marriage Celebrant and have extensive experience over many years in presenting personalised ceremonies. I am based in Brisbane and am prepared to travel to the Sunshine and Gold Coast if required.

M 0409 290 984 E W


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Carmen Dillon, Cloud Nine Ceremonies


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I am a civil marriage celebrant specialising in bespoke ceremonies. Available for wedding bookings in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions. I look forward to working with you to create a ceremony as individual as you, that celebrates your unique love journey for your wedding day.

3/11 Pinter Drive, Southport QLD 4215 M 0451 951 351 P 07 5532 8982 E W

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Monsoon Catering

130 celebrants

It’s through sharing food that we create lifelong friendships, and because of this, Monsoon Catering understands the importance of this element to your special event.


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Hello, I’m Joy Byrne, an Authorised Celebrant totally committed to helping you create the ceremony of your dreams. My goal is simply to guide you through “Your Day Your Way” as this is surely one of the most breathtaking days of your life, a celebration of love, a celebration of life.

Lavender Moments

From the ocean to the bush - the country to the city you select the venue and I will perform your ceremony.

Margaret Anne McCormack

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celebrants Margaret Murray (Com.Dec)

A° ordable Male Brisbane Marriage Celebrant Neal Foster, ˛ e Marriage Celebrant is a full time celebrant. Government authorised since 2007 with 10 years experience and is a member of the Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc. Neal is a highly experienced marriage celebrant.

Neal Foster

I am dedicated to making your wedding day and marriage ceremony everything that you could wish for. I will present your ceremony with style and grace and the full importance it deserves.

Pamela Woodrow

I am a fun loving, passionate and committed marriage celebrant, based in the Brisbane area. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than celebrating the love of two people as they commit to their love and a life together before their family and friends. I am the proud mother of a beautiful lesbian daughter and have always been a strong advocate for the LGTBQI community and their right to marry whom ever the love.

Rhonda van Kempen Celebrant


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2 Burraway Court, Middle Ridge Toowoomba QLD 4350 P 07 4636 3463 M 0448 363 464 E W

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Brisbane QLD M 0408 977 966 Brisbane | Gold Coast | Tamborine W

Sunshine Coast Hinterland and North Brisbane M 0418 384 352 P 07 5435 2110 E

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I love being a Marriage Celebrant! helping couples to make their ceremony unique, personal and so special. I welcome the challenge of new ideas, rituals and symbolism. Travelling all over the Toowoomba region and beyond is no problem. Call me for an obligation free meeting to discuss your plans.



Brisbane QLD P 07 3252 4800 M 0408 988 672 E W

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A ceremony that re˜ ects your wishes and feelings and your own unique relationship with your partner.


M 0419 794 906 E W

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Are you looking for an awesome Celebrant who is fun, modern, a˜ ordable, highly rated and who will re° ect your unique story, will help you plan, coordinate your day & of course Marry You. And be your MC too Your Go To for the whole day…Guaranteed! Let’s Chat Soon

Toni Collett Professional Celebrant, Planner, MC

Looking for an intimate and memorable setting to celebrate your love? You’ll ÿ nd it here at Broadway Chapel. Exquisitely renovated | Heritage listed | Nondenominational | Private | A˜ ordable | Unique | Gorgeous photo opportunities | Air-conditioned | Event Manager | Contact us for a private viewing…and fall in love all over again.

Broadway Chapel

˝ e Chapel was well loved by families in it’s former home at the Gold Coast Hospital, Southport and the Rotary Club of Broadwater Southport are proud to have saved it from demolition and given it a new lease of life. ˝ e Club has made the Chapel available for hire, providing a unique venue to celebrate Weddings and other life ceremonies.

Rotary Broadwater Chapel by the sea


˝ e day starts with your ceremony in our stunning Stone Chapel enjoying views over the magniÿ cent Paciÿ c Ocean & Sunshine Coast. Your Guests then wander across to Cupids for post ceremony tea & co˜ ee while photos are being taken. As the sun starts to set you and your guests enjoy Pre-dinner canapés and drinks in our beautiful lawned canapé area at Cupids where they can mingle listening to beautiful music while taking in the breathtaking views of the chapel & coast.

˜ e Chapel Montville & Reception


˝ e Oakey Cultural Centre has the capacity to accommodate from 50 to 500 people, making it a perfect wedding venue.

Oakey Cultural Centre I I I Facebook: The Chapel I Cupids Coffee I Coolabine Ridge

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Broadwater Parklands, 95 Gold Coast Highway Southport QLD 4215 M 0458 179 560 E W


161-167 Main Street, Montville QLD 4560 E W



47 Broadway St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102 E W


54 Windermere Way, Sippy Downs QLD 4556 M 0417 223 313 E W

Corner of McDonald and Campbell Streets Oakey QLD 4401 M 0434 069 000 E W

country weddings

The Chapel & Poets Gallery

6/5021 Emerald Is Dr, Carrara QLD 4211 M 0405 182 245 E W


˜ eresa Celebrant

Areas and rooms available for hire include the auditorium, gallery space, lounge, stage, dressing rooms, courtyard, commercial A picture perfect setting for your special day ... kitchen and bar. 167 Main Street, Montville, QLD 4560 Email: Ph: 0409 279 467


Whatever your dreams may be for your special day, together we can make it happen.


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Multi award winning avant-garde couture designer and manufacturer of unique bridal and evening dresses, custom designed and made in Australia to your ÿ gure shape at an a˛ ordable price. Now open at our new relaxing studio in Maudsland, on the Gold Coast.

Maudsland | By appointment only P 07 5529 4203 M 0412 239 026 E W

A visit to Pearl Bridal often leaves people almost lost for words, Such is the beauty of our wedding gowns. Our wedding shop specialises in providing everything you need to make your wedding day perfect.

Pearl Bridal

Hire, Purchase or Tailor-Make the team at Black Jacket Suiting go above and beyond to attain the right ÿ t, style and price for every client and subsequently pride themselves on combining the highest level of customer service with product diversity and a˛ ordable prices. Prices range from $99 to $2000 to suit every budget.

Black Jacket Suiting

Carmen has honed her craft in patternmaking, design, and sewing for over 40 years. Clients say that she weaves her magic when creating your dream gown or when altering a purchased garment. Your wedding gown can be made to your speciÿ cations from only $1000. Call for your free consultation now.

° e Wedding Sewer


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Helena Couture Designs

Shop 1 - 2460 Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach QLD 4218 P 07 5527 7271 E W

Shop 17, 77 Oxford Street, Bulimba QLD 4171 P 07 3399 7618 M 0432 282 708 E W

30 Aster Court, Cornubia QLD 4130 M 0432 649 576 E W

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˜ e collection is soft, light and easy to wear combining exquisite French Laces, soft, ° owing fabrics and unstructured elegance, perfect for the modern hip bride.

906 Stanley Street East Woolloongabba QLD 4102 P 07 3391 0200 E W

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BellaDonna Bridal

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Wendy Makin’s french collection is exactly what today’s brides are looking for.

Shop 11A / 72 Basnett Street Chermside West QLD 4032 P 07 3172 1725 E info@abridala˜ W www.abridala˜

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A Bridal A˜ air

Dressmaking/ Alterations

After 11 years we have outgrown our store in Alderley. We have retained A Formal A˛ air with a focus on formal wear and relocated all of our wedding gowns to our new store ‘A Bridal A˛ air’ located at Chermside West. We welcome your enquiries or visit our store by appointment to try on gowns where you can beneÿ t from our expertise.

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Muzic 4 U

If you don’t want to settle for second best, you must insist on using a local DJ for your very special celebration, contact us now.


1300 766 252 0428 972 188

Let the lush melodic echoes of the harp add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your special day, creating a romantic atmosphere for you and your guests. Whether is be a quaint garden elopement or a black tie soiree the soft sounds of the harp will complement any a˜ air.

Naomi Terashima Harpist

° e City Golf Club Toowoomba is the perfect wedding venue, so don’t miss the 2019 Wedding Expo with over 60 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, giving brides to be, their grooms and their bridal parties the chance to get inspiration for their big day.

City Golf Club Wedding Expo

° e Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase is in January & June each year and held by Cloud Nine Weddings. It is the largest expo on the Sunshine Coast featuring over 100 exhibitors, the Festival Waterfront Lawn Area, live entertainment, two fashion shows, over $18,000 worth of prizes and much more!

Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase

° e Toowoomba Wedding Expo is proudly brought toSUNDAY you by Event Illusions wedding, corporate and event decorators. th June 24exhibitors 2018 Over 65 displaying their wares, 9am - 2pm showcasing everything weddings to our future brides and grooms. All the latest trends will be on show, as well as all things traditional. ° e place to be to start planning HIGHFIELDS CULTURAL CENTRE your wedding is the premier event in our O’Brien Road Highfields (5mins north of Toowoomba) region, ° e Toowoomba Wedding Expo.

Toowoomba Wedding Expo

Gold Coast M 0412 029 001 E W




254 South Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350 P 07 4636 9060 E W

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We cater for all types of functions including - Weddings, School functions, Conference Audio, MC duties and community events.

PO Box 548, Albany Creek Qld 4035 P 07 3264 4418 M 0411 381 226 E W


John Boyle Entertainment


Time is taken to fully understand what your objectives are and how you want them achieved. You will have a comprehensive interview with John Boyle to ensure that everything you want for your Wedding Reception is understood. From the start when your guests are seated to the farewell at the end; your Wedding Reception is an event with many things happening during the night. Consideration of timing and order will make certain everything goes well.





Highÿ elds Cultural Centre O’Brien Road, Highÿ elds QLD 4352 P 07 4633 3222 E W

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Venue 114, Lake Kawana QLD 4575 P 07 5443 6484 E W

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What to do to say ‘I do’.

Picture Smile for fect Day!

e from “yes” to “I do”

valued over $


Clear Smiles’ Orthodontist is the Gold Coasts most experienced Invisalign provider. Straighten your teeth without anyone knowing with virtually invisible clear aligners, with the option to reduce treatment time by up to 40%. Contact us today to book your free specialist consultation, valued at $320, to ensure your picture perfect photos for your perfect day!

Clear Smiles Orthodontics

YES! You Can Lose Weight, Transform, Slim & Tone. Improve metabolic rate, lose 2-3 kilos a week! Reduce appetite, sugar craving, cellulite & block fat cell growth! Transform into extra fabulousity with Collective Phoenix’s -SUPER powerful ABSOLUTE SLIM dietary supplement. Experience Beautiful Skin and Body! • Reduce weight & Reverse back the hands of time • Slow down ageing • Achieve hydrated, silky smooth skin • Lose unwanted kilos.

Collective Phoenix

Conveniently located in Brisbane and Gold Coast, we are dedicated to put your interests and needs as our priority to ensure you receive the highest quality of care in all areas of General and Cosmetic dentistry, Orthodontics and Implants using our latest dental technology and knowledge to give you conÿ dence when you smile.

Exceptional Dental


Inside Hair o° ers professional exclusive wedding hair packages. Principal stylist Kelly Crew says “I have over 17 years experience; working in top end salons across Australia and overseas”. Kelly Crew was the head stylist specialising in weddings at Carl Hillwood in London and came third in the IHS competition in the upstyle category on the Sunshine Coast.

Inside Hair


Australia’s Award Winning Makeup Artist, providing on-location and in-studio Bridal Makeup services within South East Queensland. KJ Artistry consists of a team who love and specialise in Bridal and Special Event Make-Up Artistry. We would love to enhance your natural beauty while creating a ˛ awless, radiant look that will last throughout your next special event.

KJ Artistry

07 3367 2788 0419 021 245 | 0422 235 159




Suite 1 (Ground Floor) 2 Investigator Dr, Robina QLD 4226 P 07 5593 3733 E W

health & beauty



Your Local Wedding Guide

health & beauty


Your Local Wedding Guide Expos, held in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra feature a large and diverse group of quality wedding professionals showcasing their talents, along with fashion parades, prizes and all the inspiration you’ll need! Whether you’re newly engaged or about to say ‘I do’, our expos have all you need to plan your wedding.


Ph: 07 55 933 733

Suite 1 (Ground Floor), 2 Investigator Dr, Robina QLD 4226 | ABN 28 866 868 307


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Gold Coast Suite 3, Level 1, 3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 P 07 5504 7002 | E Brisbane 16A, 107 Miles Platting Rd, Eight Miles Plains QLD 4113 P 07 3118 5306 | E

38 Erbacher Road, Nambour QLD 4560 M 0400 971 191 E W


health & beauty

he Aisle

PO Box 322, Bli Bli QLD 4560 M 0413 699 280 E W

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Introducing Minx Contemporary Hair Boutique Bridal Suite - Toowoomba’s most luxurious new bridal experience. Exquisite hair & makeup, decadent private catering, complimentary champagne, all in your own exclusive lavish bridal suite. Toowoomba’s premier salon, o° ering exclusive service by award winning stylists. Specializing in beautiful blondes. We believe consultation is the key to a successful salon visit and each client is given the time and attention they deserve. Minx now o° ers Premium Mobile Services.

Minx Contemporary Hair Boutique

We are independent executive consultants and leaders here in Australia with Rodan + Fields. Rodan + Fields is the #1 skincare brand in the USA and Canada and lucky for Australians, the company has just launched here as well. ˜ e products are produced by two world renowned dermatologists and backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Rodan + Fields

Suzi Dent hair & makeup artist provides a service for those special occasions where you want to temporarily remove your tattoos. Invisible Ink Temporary Tattoo cover lasts for days, is waterproof and won’t rub o° on your clothes. Perfect for your wedding day! Suzi can travel to you or you can book in a visit to her Elanora studio.

Suzi Dent Hair and Makeup Artist

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456 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350 P 07 4632 3055 E W



health & beauty

Gold Coast QLD 4221 M 0412 607 691 E W

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Independent Executive Consultants Suzanne Annett | M 0432966921 E W Sarah Napier | M 0407113312 W

Oceans Mooloolaba is the ultimate ÿ ve star oceanfront boutique resort located directly across from Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Ideal for couples, Oceans Mooloolaba is the perfect sanctuary to relax and rejuvenate in style and luxury by the ocean with 46 exquisite suites and penthouses.

Oceans Mooloolaba

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201 Edward Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000 P 07 3221 9229 E W

101-105 Mooloolaba Esplanade Mooloolaba QLD 4557 P 07 5444 5777 E W

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MacArthur Chambers Apartments


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Escape from the bustling streets of brisbane CBD to a spacious apartment in our heritage building that o° ers our guests a home away from home fusing traditional charm with modern comforts. With our central location we o° er the perfect position for your trip to Brisbane City, whether you are travelling to conduct business, attend a conference, see a stage show or exhibition, attend a wedding or simply want to have a relaxed weekend shopping trip we have something for you.

P 07 3905 5710 E W

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Globe Trotters Honeymoons


Besides being a one-of-a-kind romantic getaway, honeymoons provide a post-wedding unwind and encourage you to enjoy the ÿ rst days of being Mr and Mrs Newlywed. We are the experts of every type of honeymoon from round the world trips to romantic beach locations both close to home and abroad. Let us take care of all the details and you can concentrate on the wedding day. Our honeymoon experts have been in the business for over 10 years and we can’t wait to help you plan yours.


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Fox Fashions

Leigh Warner has a professional yet friendly and creative approach to photographing your wedding throughout your wedding journey. Leigh creates a fun yet relaxed atmosphere to your wedding day with his happy nature and the love for his work. We guarantee you will enjoy every part of being photographed by Leigh on your special day.

Leigh Warner Weddings

Dramatic, dreamy, and distinctively gorgeous, the work of LM IMAGES speaks with a voice all it’s own. As a ÿ ne art photojournalist, LM Images teams are experts at unobtrusively capturing life through their lens and creating stand alone images of truly authentic moments and deeply felt emotions.

LM Images Photography and Film

Mark Buckley Photography Professional Wedding/ Portrait Photographer & Video business covering the Gold Coast and wider area including Brisbane, Byron Bay, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, and destination weddings and events. We know how important your special day is to you. We know that photographs are more than just captured images of a moment in time. We, at Mark Buckley Photography, know that we are capturing your unique, very special cherished moments, “your memories to be treasured for life”.

Mark Buckley Photography

Nick has been specialising in wedding photography for over 10 years. He prefers to shoot a candid, photo-documentary style. He is happy to travel, having done weddings in Paris, Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand and all around Australia.

Nick Murray Photographer

Paul Skinner Creative has been providing couples with amazing modern wedding images for over 8 years now. Paul has an easy going attitude and a candid documentary style. He will make your bridal photo shoot look natural, intimate and relaxed while always putting your comfort ÿ rst. His packages are very competitive within the professional industry, o° ering great service and value.

Paul Skinner Creative


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Mother of the Bride and Groom are the most important after the Bride & groom party. We believe that your shopping experience should be exciting and the outÿ t should be perfectly suited to you. Attention to detail and personalized service is an important aspect of our business with over 40 years of experience. We also carry evening bags, shoes and jewellery to complement your outÿ t.

mother of the bride

Corner Logan Road & Harris Road Underwood QLD 4119 P 07 3841 1712 or 07 3841 1173 E W


Manly QLD 4179 M 0431 737 960 E W

Tugun QLD 4224 M 0431 097 782 E W

photography photography


IFC 1 photography

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Whiteside QLD 4503 P 1300 794 108 E W


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McLeod Country Golf Club o˜ ers a stunning wedding venue in Brisbane for your special day. A wedding at McLeod is set among the picturesque gum trees and rolling grassed foothills of Mount Ommaney in Brisbane’s west. We o˜ er a wedding ceremony and reception which make the most of our natural backdrop. Our gardens are the perfect location to say ‘I do’ in an outdoor ceremony and the Westlake Room o˜ ers superb views of the golf course and lakes for your wedding reception.

McLeod Country Golf Club

Boasting dazzling panoramic views by day and sparkling city lights at night, the Summit o˜ ers the most romantic of wedding back drops. Coupled with sensational service, and exquisite food, the award winning wedding coordintors will ensure your wedding is tailored to suit your unique love story. Summit’s style and elegance is ‘high’ above the rest. Your dream wedding begins here…

Summit Restaurant

˛ e Landing at Dockside o˜ ers a stunning riverfront setting with multi award winning food, ÿ ne wines and service that goes above and beyond to create the perfect Wedding Ceremony and Reception. Catering for 30 to 1500 guests, ˛ e Landing provides the perfect foundations for a celebration that will never be forgotten.˙

˜ e Landing at Dockside

1 Tournament Drive, Brookwater QLD 4300 P 07 3814 5500 | 07 3470 9412 M 0458 415 811 E W

61 Gertrude McLeod Crescent Mount Ommaney QLD 4074 P 07 3376 3666 M 0413 729 698 E W

1012 Sir Samuel Gri˜ th Drive Mount Coot-tha QLD 4066 P 07 3369 9922 E W

44 Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169 P 07 3217 3646 E W


Brookwater Golf & Country Club


Brookwater Golf and Country Club is located overlooking the 18th green of Queensland’s #1 public access golf course. Floor to ceiling glass captures natural light and panoramic views of native bushland and amazing wildlife. Just a short drive from the Brisbane CBD, Gold Coast and Ipswich, Brookwater is the perfect place to create a wedding to remember.

Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 M 0411 474 057 E W


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Gold Coast/Brisbane Pop Up Weddings


Brisbane receptions

A˜ ordable wedding, elopement, vow renewal and commitment packages from just $2650. Choose from a range of readymade packages or build your own. We take care of the venue, styling, celebrant, legals, music, professional photo shoot, cake, ° oral and much more. Add-on a reception, transport or accommodation with complete planning and coordination. What’s not to love?

68 Brighton Terrace, Sandgate QLD 4017 P 07 3269 1938 M 0400 274 325 E W

Brisbane receptions

Studio SW19

176 Brisbane receptions

At Studio SW19 we want you to “have it your way”. In our considerable experience as photographers we’ve discovered that the best photographs come from those moments when you least expect it. ˛ at’s why at Studio SW19 we pride ourselves on photography that is relaxed, natural, elegant and all importantly tells the story of your special day.


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EcoStudio Fellini is set in the picturesque foothills of Springbrook National Park, capturing an intimate atmosphere to create the perfect setting for weddings on the Gold Coast. Picture your wedding day parading under a beautiful open-air chapel surrounded by lush green forest, manicured lawns and a picturesque lily pond, while soaking up the serenity of nature.

EcoStudio Fellini

Winning Best Contemporary Australian Restaurant in QLD and NT in 2017, and awarded Bronze at the National Awards; Glass is the perfect restaurant for weddings, corporate functions, hen’s parties or any special celebration.

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar

Share your special day with family and friends among the lush surroundings of the resort with sweeping views of the Gold Coast hinterland, creating the perfect ambience. Our creative wedding professionals can design a cosy indoor soiree or a night under the stars, with the option of a traditional plated menu, an indulgent banquet feast or maybe a relaxed reception with cocktails and canapes.

Mercure Gold Coast

With three Wedding Reception areas available, our team is here to help create the atmosphere you desire for your special day. ˛ e hotel can also provide on-site accommodation suitable for all of your wedding guests, including 104 Studio, Superior & Family rooms. ˛ ese rooms are well appointed and spacious, featuring air conditioning and many looking over the pool or tropical gardens.

Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters

Tailor your wedding with Sharks Events Centres’ friendly and dedicated team, who can cater for an event any size or style to ensure the perfect package for your special day. Our professional event organisers will ensure your day is full of wonderful memories, simply let us know your vision and we will bring it to life.

Southport Sharks


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188 Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions

14 University Drive, Robina QLD 4229 P 07 5595 4124 E W

174 Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions

Cnr Springbrook & Boomerang Rds Mudgeeraba QLD 4213 P 07 5528 2558 E W

166 Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions

27/74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach QLD 4217 P 07 5527 1009 E W

170 Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions

64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara QLD 4211 P 07 5555 7714 E W

Cnr Markeri & Sunshine Blvd Mermaid Waters QLD 4218 P 07 5572 2500 E W

Corner Olsen & Musgrave Avenues Southport QLD 4215 P 07 5532 1155 E W

182 Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions

Bond University Events Centre

178 Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions


Within the idyllic surroundings of Bond University, let us create a lifelong memory of your special day. Our venue o˜ ers unique ceremony spaces including our Pine Forest, stylish reception facilities and manicured gardens, which provide the perfect backdrop for magniÿ cent wedding photos. Celebrate your love in style.

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Surfers Paradise Marriott

° e Collective has established its self as one of the leading events venues on the gold coast known for hosting amazing parties… now we can bring ° e Collective to you! Our unique ability to access menus from 5 of the Gold Coasts favourite restaurants enables us to design your bespoke menu.

˜ e Collective

Experience unmistakable charm, elegance and sophistication with a selection of exquisite venues on o˛ er at Village Roadshow ° eme Parks and ensure your wedding is the fairytale you’ve always dreamed of.

Village Roadshow ˜ eme Parks

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Yamba Shores Tavern as the venue for your special day. We specialise in wedding receptions, WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE o˛ ering a wide range of innovative menus and packages all customised to suit your Experience unmistakable charm, elegance and sophistication with a selection of exquisite venues on offer at Village Roadshow Theme Parks and ensure your wedding day is the fairytale you’ve always dreamed of. individual requirements.

158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 P 07 5592 9800 E W

P 07 5534 6707 E W

P 07 5591 0020 E W

Yamba Shores Tavern 64 ˜ e Mainbrace, Yamba NSW 2464 M 02 6646 1888 E W

Call 07 5591 0020 or email or visit

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Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions




Tamborine Gardens is an award winning garden estate designed as an exclusive wedding venue for your ceremony, reception and accommodation. Our aim is to provide you with a quality venue and superior service in a magical atmosphere. Experienced sta˛ will assist you designing your dream wedding, ensuring a perfect day.


Tamborine Gardens Wedding and Function Resort 104 Beacon Road, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272 P 07 5545 2544 E W

Mt. Tamborine receptions


204 Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions

Whether you dream of hosting a grand formal evening or a small intimate gathering, choosing the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa means you can indulge in ÿ ve-star hospitality with the perfect backdrop to an elegant day surrounded by family and friends. Our expert wedding planners will seamlessly bring your special day to life.


Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions

1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach QLD 4217 P 07 5591 3500 E W

Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions

Our function rooms capture the stunning views of the Club’s private 300 yacht Marina and the tranquil Gold Coast Broadwater.

Southport Yacht Club

Gold Coast & Northern Rivers receptions

Southport Yacht Club has it all with a newly refurbished Clubhouse complete with Waterfront Restaurant, bars and two major function rooms.


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Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel

Located in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland with sweeping coastal views, Flaxton Gardens is an iconic wedding venue where your wedding dreams can become reality.

Flaxton Gardens

Voted #1 Golf Club Wedding Venue in Brides Choice Sunshine Coast Awards 2018. Centrally located in the hills of Buderim on the magniÿ cent Sunshine Coast, Headland Golf Club is the ideal venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. With stunning views of the golf course and Sunshine Coast coastline, Headland exudes understated elegance, and o° ers the perfect backdrop to make your celebration truly unique.

Headland Golf Club

World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the perfect destination, for a wedding in paradise. Say ‘I Do’ amongst the nature surrounds, and celebrate with your loved ones, for an unforgettable island retreat. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been named “Best Resort Reception Venue Queensland” at the annual Australian Bridal Industry Academy Awards for 4 years in a row.

Kingÿ sher Bay Resort

Cane Cutters Bar & Bistro located and operated within the Maroochy River Golf Club o° ers stunning views and food to match from the Mount Coolum Room and private terrace bar, or if an outdoor setting is your dream, specially designed tents or tipi’s can be set up on the lawn terrace.

Maroochy River Golf Club

Romantic location, breathtaking ceremony sites, elegant reception rooms, manicured golf greens – Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort hits all the right notes on your wedding day.

Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort


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˛ e Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel | Spa Resort is nestled on the headland overlooking the beautiful Paciÿ c Ocean. ˛ e perfect blend of ocean views and romantic beachside bliss, every bride and groom is mesmerised by the sheer beauty of a wedding hosted at the Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel | Spa Resort. It’s the small touches that really make the di° erence.

Stradbroke Island receptions

East Coast Road, Point Lookout QLD 4183 P 07 3409 8188 ext 3 E W

180 Sunshine Coast & Hinterland receptions

313 – 327 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton QLD 4560 P 07 5445 7450 E info@˜ W www.˜

Sunshine Coast & Hinterland receptions

Golf Links Road, Buderim QLD 4556 P 07 5444 5800 E W

198 Sunshine Coast & Hinterland receptions

PMB 1 Urangan, Hervey Bay QLD 4655 P 1800 828 997 M 0427 797 344 E weddings_sales@kingÿ W

Links Drive, Noosa Heads QLD 4567 P 07 5440 3333 E W

Sunshine Coast & Hinterland receptions


172 Sunshine Coast & Hinterland receptions

374-514 David Low Way, Bli Bli QLD 4558 P 07 5373 1000 E ˛ W

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07 4633 1256

° e City Golf Club Toowoomba is the perfect wedding venue, regardless of your budget. For more personalised wedding packages and rates, please contact our Function & Events Manager, to discuss how we can create your dream day within your speciÿ c budget and requirements. With our multi-award winning function rooms and friendly and professional sta˝ , your wedding is guaranteed to create life long memories, with very little stress.

City Golf Club

At Cli˝ ord Park Racecourse, we can provide the ideal wedding venue for both your ceremony and reception. Whether you dream of hosting a grand formal evening event or a small intimate gathering, Cli˝ ord Park’s wedding packages can be tailored to meet your every need. So, book the date and let your imagination take over at Cli˝ ord Park, Toowoomba’s most unique wedding venue.

Cli˜ ord Park Racecourse

Weddings are our specialty at the Highÿ elds Cultural Centre.

Highÿ elds Cultural Centre

1 Keoghs Road, Elbow Valley via Warwick QLD 4370 P 07 4667 9177 E W

254 South Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350 P 07 4636 9060 E W

Hursley Road, Newtown, QLD 4350 P 07 4634 6066 E functions@cli˜ W www.cli˜

Sunshine Coast & Hinterland receptions

Cherrabah Resort

204 Sunshine Coast & Hinterland receptions

Cherrabah Resort sprawls across 5086 acres of a very peaceful mountain perched almost 3000 feet above sea level, overlooking the picturesque Elbow Valley and the Great Dividing Range. Leave stress and distractions behind: We want you to focus on your day and enjoy the natural wonders, country hospitality, mouth watering food and wines of Queensland’s Southern Downs.

151 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters QLD 4564 P 07 5457 2444 E W

160 Toowoomba & Rural Queensland receptions

Twin Waters Golf Club


194 Toowoomba & Rural Queensland receptions

Located on Queensland’s breathtaking Sunshine Coast we can create the perfect ambience for your special day. We provide personalized attention, tantalizing menus and spectacular surroundings. Our venue has the ˜ exibility to suit any style of decoration and has a terrace and rotunda overlooking the gardens and manicured lawns of the Golf Club.

Level 1 Cnr Minchinton Street & Esplanade Caloundra QLD 4551 Service Area - Sunshine Coast P 07 54382304 E W


Whether you’re planning an intimate a˝ air or an extravagant celebration, our experienced sta˝ will work with you to ensure your special day is everything you dreamed of.

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O’Brien Road, Highÿ elds QLD 4352 P 07 4699 6500 E highÿ W

162 Toowoomba & Rural Queensland receptions

07 4634 6066

Tides Waterfront Dining

Toowoomba & Rural Queensland receptions

Stunning views, beautiful facilities and decadent dining, Toowoomba’s most unique wedding destination.

Tides Waterfront Dining is a romantic wedding and reception venue that is quintessentially Queensland – unpretentious and fun, light and airy – simply the perfect waterfront setting for your wedding reception. Tides can deliver contemporary or traditional dinner receptions, or more relaxed wedding luncheons matched with the perfect romantic atmosphere.


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Would you like a stylish wedding with an atmosphere you’ve always dreamed of? Complete Party & Marquee Hire can provide you with the ÿ nishing touches such as chair covers, table skirting, balloon and ˜ oral decoration to suit your style.

Complete Party & Marquee Hire

First Class Functions specialise in the Co-ordination, Decore and ˜ oral Styling of sensational weddings and events.

First Class Functions

40 High Street, Kippa Ring Redcli° e QLD 4020 P 07 3283 3388 E W

44 Rene Street, Noosaville QLD 4566 P 07 5474 0299 E info@ÿ W www.ÿ

Our multi award winning catering, wait and bar service team will ensure your o° site event is one to be remembered.




Noosa Party Hire

O° ering the highest quality and latest trends in Weddings, Our range includes linens, centrepieces, furniture, and more. We strive to provide the best service for all by o° ering a full styled setup, hire service including delivery and collection or a simple pick up DIY. Doesn’t matter what your budget or style is.

Special Occasions Hire and Accessories


W Events Group create experiences of sight and sound, design temporary environments and fresh experiences that awaken the senses. With a WOW reputation, formidable partnerships and a specialty in tourism and hospitality, Team W will bring your corporate event, wedding or visual merchandise to life. Forget carbon copies, our individualised approach to each client and every event will ensure the spotlight is on you.

W Events Group



07 5572 4714 0423 947 437

styling & hire

515 Alderley Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350 P 07 4635 0966 E W

styling & hire

39 Rene Street, Noosaville QLD 4566 P 07 5447 1444 M 0407 510 011 E W

styling & hire

Noosa Party hire make every e° ort on your behalf to build your wedding, function or event wherever or whenever you like. We can install a Marquee on your property, one of the beautiful bespoke accommodation or council approved sites and will, where physically possible, accommodate your wants and needs to the best of our ability.


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styling & hire

We o° er exclusive co-ordination and management for o° -site and marquee events.

34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton QLD P 07 5462 0337 E W

Toowoomba & Rural Queensland receptions

Lockyer Valley Function Centre

styling & hire

˝ e Lockyer Valley Function Centre is the perfect venue for an intimate and unique wedding you’ll never forget. With capacity for up to 300 people nestled in between lush parklands and the beautiful Lake Apex, our venue is the perfect choice for your special day. With endless possibilities and state of the art facilities, we can assist you in transforming our venue to suit your style and vision for the day.

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At a Special Occasion - Rolls Royce Hire we specialise in providing the most prestigious and professional chau˜ eur driven luxury cars in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. We have a range of Rolls-Royce’s, Bentley and Daimler to add a touch of class to your wedding or other special occasion.

A Special Occasion - Rolls Royce Hire

Champagne Wedding Carriages are Brisbane’s largest Carriage Company servicing all areas. Merv & Margaret have been involved in the Wedding industry for 30 years. Experience the nostalgia of a bygone-era in one of our Elegant Cinderella, Smart Victoria, or Landau Carriages, available in Black, Burgundy or White.

Champagne Carriages

Drayhorse Shires is a family run business that prides itself on supplying stunning shire horses and carriages for weddings. Drayhorse Shires is a highly experienced multi award winning carriage company who have supplied horses and carriages for many ÿ lms, adverts and the Olympic opening ceremony in London 2012. What better way to arrive relaxed at your ceremony than in a romantic traditional style horse and carriage. Viewing of our horses and carriages are always welcome.

Drayhorse Shires

Australia’s top Wedding Limousine Transport where you are guaranteed service, reliability and attention to detail. Airport transfers Brisbane and Maroochydore. Add a touch of Class to your special Day. We can supply immaculately groomed chau˜ eurs and luxury cars to transport you safely to your destination in South East Queensland.

Noosa VIP Limousines

˜ e Easy & A° ordable Charter Solution. We provide reliable guest transportation for weddings across Queensland covering the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Cairns. With over 25 years experience providing transport solutions across the state, we have the knowledge, the ˛ eet selection and ˛ exibility to o˜ er unparalleled charter services.

Surfside and Sunbus

21 Demand Avenue, Arundel QLD 4214 M 0497 131 311 P 07 5563 2475 E W

8 Arline Street, Waterford QLD 4133 P 07 3805 1819 M 0408 150 982 E W



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Maroon QLD 4310 P 0476 199826 or 0447 804344 E W

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Brisbane QLD P 07 3348 8925 M 0411 512 399 W your-lucky-chimney-sweep


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Noosa QLD P 07 5442 4065 E W

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Angie je Collection

We have the perfect combination of solutions to create the ultimate wedding. Choose from our range of Love Letters, Mr & Mrs or Initials in our Light Up Letters. Our range of LED Trees in White Maple of Cherry Blossom will certainly impress. Or our Mirror Booth & Indoor Spark & Ice combination will be the highlight of the night. Plus ask us about our range of Neon Signs.

Impact Lighting Co.

˜ ese handcrafted vintage-style blackboards are perfect to welcome guests to your wedding reception with a modern yet classic look.

Kaimi & Co

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Picture a curtain of bright silver sparks behind the bride & groom when they ÿ rst kiss, or rows of beautiful silver fountains following the car as you depart the reception or painting the night sky with a spectacular ÿ reworks ÿ nale! Fireworks are more a° ordable than ever and Rapid Action Fireworks can design a display to suit your budget. Our expert pyro-technicians have travelled and performed extensively throughout Queensland and New South Wales providing quality, value for money displays.

Rapid Action Fireworks

Your Wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so it’s imperative that it’s a day to remember. And just like ÿ nding the perfect venue, photographer and ˝ ower arrangements, it’s important to also ÿ nd the perfect wedding ÿ reworks supplier. At Skylighter, we understand how important your day is, it’s that magical fairy-tale that you have dreamed about all your life, so it’s our priority to make it spectacular for you.

Skylighter Fireworks

M 0413 335 054 E W

M 0418 875 227 E W

P 07 5547 0510 E W

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Portable Powder Rooms


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M 0403 339 587 E W

At Portable Powder Rooms we pride ourselves on providing a ÿ rst-class, highservice product designed to cater to your occasion. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, engagement, birthday or holding a corporate or luxury event, our toilets are designed for your guests’ comfort and convenience. We service South-East Queensland, Northern NSW, Hunter Valley, Sydney & NSW Central Coast areas.



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Display directions to the wedding ceremony, the time & location of the reception, the guest seating arrangements or the drink & menu options on these beautiful wedding chalkboards that are light and easy to move around.

M 0497 167 741 E W

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What a fabulous way for any bride to start their special day, with a focus on spoiling you & your bridesmaids! Let us spoil you by starting your special day o° draped in luxurious satin & lace, whilst sipping a glass of bubbly, and being pampered! Sigh.... Sounds like heaven right! So contact us and let our professional team inspire you to select & create your own unique design, colour palette & look from our stunning bridal collection, to start your special wedding day o° with pure bliss!

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we wish you the best of luck, happiness and fortune in your marriage and whatever happens don’t forget to

enjoy yourself

Photographer: Rezolution Photography Dress: Helena Couture Designs Hair & Makeup: Amanda Higl Hair and Makeup Suit: Black Jacket Suiting Styling: W Events Group Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort Dancers: Nikita & Alex

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