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Welcome to The Bride's Tree, the ultimate guide to planning your Sunshine Coast Wedding. Whether you are planning your wedding in Noosa, Maleny, Coolum, Caloundra or anywhere in between, The Bride's Tree is full of ideas and inspiration.

Volume 11 is out today!

In the creation of this latest magazine, we became wanderers. Gypsy folk in search of love, laughter, music, friendship and an awfully big adventure. We put together a styled shoot for the ones with a heart for travelling through a life less ordinary. 

In this edition we also have four absolutely gorgeous weddings from Noosa to the Sunshine Coast hinterland. One big party on a private property, one a traditional Jewish wedding in the heart of Noosa, and two others that can only be described as pretty as a picture! 

We cannot wait for you to explore this new pretty little rag of ours. So get flipping, my fine friends! Your free copy resides right about here

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Engaged: Sharayah & Sam at The Lakehouse

Gorgeous couple Sharayah and Sam are getting married, and to celebrate this wonderful time in their lives, and their love, they had a photo shoot with the wonderful Tara Lee Photography

At Sunshine Coast wedding venue, The Lakehouse, the pair had a picnic in a row boat, did a little fishing and reading and just all round loved up the joint. I think we can most definitely call this little blue vessel "The Love Boat." 

Flawless natural makeup with a bronze hue by Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry.

Stunning florals by Sunshine Coast florist, Styling Hue

The Dream Team

Photography: Tara Lee Photography

Venue: The Lakehouse

Florals: Styling Hue

Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry

Picnic food: Love My Food

Blankets & pillows: Remember When Vintage Prop Hire

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Important Jobs for Trusted People

On your wedding day, you will be so consumed with beautifying, calming the nerves, having gazillions of photos taken, greeting guests, generally being fabulous… Oh, and, you know, getting hitched and stuff. Before you start extracting precious childhood memories from your mind in an effort to make more room for the little things you need to organise and remember, (No? Just me who does that?), start designating.

There are a few important things you simply will not be able to do yourself on your Sunshine Coast wedding day, so it’s time to hand over the reigns on this one and let someone else take stock of what you need done. Here are a few jobs you may not have made arrangements for. Your job this week is to choose the person/people to take care of these and make sure you inform them with clear instructions.
 
 

Carry your touch-up supplies

You’re going to be flat out carrying your bouquet and holding your husband’s (eek!*) hand, you
won’t have a spare hand for a clutch. Ask a trusted friend to carry all your supplies for you. These
include, but are not limited to touch up lipstick and powder, tissues, paracetamol/similar, bandaids/
plasters, and even a small emergency sewing kit.
 
It’s a good idea to choose someone who will be able to be close to you throughout the day and
night. Your trusted bridesmaid or maid of honour is ideal. Your mother might be a good alternative,
however bear in mind that she might be difficult to pin down, as family and friends will be just as
keen to congratulate her on her beautiful daughter’s marriage.
 
 

Bring your overnight bag

Following your reception, you and your new hubby will want to sneak off to your own private paradise, even if it's just for the night before your honeymoon. You will need to have somebody either bring along your overnight bag and stash it somewhere safe till it's time to go, or deliver it to your wedding night accommodation prior to the day's celebration. This goes for your new Mister's bag, too, so be sure to have his gear organised, as well. 
 
 

Look after the loot

Whether it be a table full of presents or your wishing well, you will need to have somebody  take care of all of your gifts. Nominate a trusted person to take these to their car to take home for you, and not too late in the night. It's best to pick a time that's after the official stuff, but before the party really gets going to get the goods out of the way. 
 
 

Set up your decorations

If for some reason your venue/decorator will not be doing this already, you will need to nominate somebody to do it for you. It's important that you pick someone who can follow your directions to the letter, and be sure you go over the set up with them just how you want it several times. You don't want to walk into your own wedding reception and feel like running about to each table setting and switching things around! You may even wish to supply them with a photo of how and where you want each item to be placed, so there's no confusion. 
 
A word to the wise - don't pick somebody who is in your bridal party. They will need to be with you for emotional support, and to have their pampering done as well. You don't want your busy hair and makeup artists to be waiting around for your bridesmaid to return, or miss them out altogether because they are still at the venue putting out place cards. This could be a job for your groom, who with only a suit to throw on probably has nothing better to do, anyway!
 
 

Pick up cake and flowers 

Again, don't choose a person already in your bridal party to do this. This is a great job for brothers, fathers, uncles and cousins, who would revel at the chance to make themselves useful. If they are not usually local to the area, send them with a GPS or detailed map and instructions. Be sure they know whose name the order was placed under, and give them a detailed list of what is to be collected so they can check it off as they go. Supply this trusted person with a phone number of the supplier as well, so if anything goes amis, they can contact them first to see if they can sort it out themselves before calling you directly to stress you out. 
 
Have you allocated your wedding day important jobs yet? Share below in the comments. 
 
Photo by Alex Ball 
 

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Noosa Wedding Venue Inpsiration

Ah... what a spectacular view of the Noosa River! This is from the deck of the one and only Rickys River Bar & Restaurant, which is one of Noosa's most popular restaurant wedding venues. 

We have a whole album full of wedding pics from this venue to delight and inspire. Enjoy! 

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Weekly Round Up

Just in case you missed it... 

8 of the world's cutest wedding cake toppers

A gorgeous Noosa engagement shoot, and your chance to win a wedding photography package.

DIY: Paint-dipped flower jars

A classic, elegant Maleny wedding

5 of the most beautiful Sunshine Coast ceremony spots

 

Win a Wedding Photography Package! 

Full day coverage with world-class documentary-style wedding photographer, Simon J Coulson! Simon is new to the Sunshine Coast, having ventured all the way from the UK to make our little paradise his home. We are honoured to have him joining the local wedding industry, and can't wait to see him put his talents to use here.

There are undoubtedly many beautiful weddings in his future, and one lucky bride and groom can win him for the day to photograph their wedding! You have only one week left to enter, which you can do via his Facebook page

 

New to The Bride's Tree

Graceful Weddings 

Australia's premier supplier of high-quality wedding decorations and supplies. 

 

Weddings at Tiffany's

A prime location wedding venue in Maleny with unsurpassed views of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. 

 

Simon J Coulson Photographer

Documentary wedding photographer capturing real smiles and emotions.

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5 Of The Best Sunshine Coast Ceremony Locations

When it comes to Sunshine Coast wedding planning, the first thing one usually locks in (aside from the date) is the location. We truly are blessed to be spoiled for choice when it comes to Sunshine Coast wedding ceremony locations, as we have the best of all worlds. From the gorgeous hinterland to botanical gardens and of course, who could overlook our stunning beaches? Nobody, that's who. The only thing being overlooked here is stunning white sand and beautiful blue water! Do you see what I did there? Yep, pretty awesome, I know. 

As you may or may not know, we have been scouring the Sunshine Coast for ceremony locations and taking photographs of all the popular ones so you can review them right here on The Bride's Tree. Now, we are still adding to our gallery collection, however we have here today five of the best we've come across so far. 

1. Dewer Street Lookout: Dewer Street, Point Arkwright

2. Chambers Island: Bradman Ave, Maroochydore. Photography by Julian Beattie Photography

3. Laguna Lookout: Viewland Drive, Noosa Heads

4. Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens: Palm Creek Road, Tanawha

5. Point Arkwright Reserve: Jubilee Esplanade, Point Arkwright

Find more information on Sunshine Coast wedding ceremony locations and how to obtain the necessary permits here

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