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.
Oh, hi you guys! Wow, what a whirlwind of a start to the year it has been. And here we are with the first quarter done and dusted already! We have been flat strap since the start of the year, so we decided the Easter break is as good a time as any to take a little blogging hiatus.
Don't worry, my pretty little brides-to-be, I would never leave you high and dry without your daily dose of wedding inspiration. I thought you might like to flick through all eight of our online magazines - they are all free for you to view and download. I will eat my hat if you run out of pretty things to look at in these babies!
However, because we all know that when it comes to wedding inspiration, more is more, keep a look out on our Facebook page for plenty of pretty. We will still be sharing our daily links for you, lovelies. You can also use this time to sift through all the best of the best Sunshine Coast wedding vendors, which we have conveniently categorised for you, and start gathering our free printable planning tools.
Remember, at the end of this month we will be releasing The Bride's Tree Magazine Volume 9! This upcoming edition is full of amazing seasonal wedding inspiration, with a focus on the spicing up of Autumn months as the weather cools, some unique styling at one of the Coast's newest and most popular restaurants, and of course lots of real weddings with all of their secrets revealed. We. Can. Not. Wait.
Till we return, enjoy our little rags, and your Easter weekend!
Your wedding bouquet is going to arrive from your Sunshine Coast florist on your wedding day morning, and you will fall in love with it. So exquisite in its prettiness and perfection. It will be your perfect adornment and constant companion throughout your wedding day.
If you are leaving for your honeymoon immediately, tossing it to one of your dear friends may not be worrisome to you at all. However if you plan to enjoy your bridal bouquet for the days to come while it lasts, you should be prepared with a back up for the traditional bouquet toss.
Here's a handy tip for you, lovely brides. Have your florist put something together for you that your single gal pals will be motivated to fight for, but also that you will be quite happy to part with.
Amanda and Trev were highschool sweethearts, who fell truly, madly, deeply and hopelessly in love over exchange of sweet childish love letters. Those same love letters are the ones Trev bundled together in a vintage jewellery box for Amanda to open on her wedding day morning. How she turned up to her wedding ceremony without puffy eyes, we will never know!
A surpise wedding, posing as a marquee engagement party at Maleny Retreat
Plenty of inspiration in 1920's bridal fashion and beauty
Blonde bombshell brides and their fabulous hair stylin'
Beeyootiful bridal boudoir shoot in the Sunshine Coast woods!
Early bird tickets for A Darling Affair's Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair are on sale now. Ensure you don't miss out and save yourself five bucks by getting in early!
Experience the magical feeling of being escorted to your wedding in a Princess horse & carriage! Princess Carriage Hire is offering a half price hire special for weddings within the Sunshine Coast region. Terms & conditions apply. Contact: email@example.com for more details.
Here are some pretty and pretty cool things I happened upon this week in the Sunshine Coast wedding world...
Lovebird Weddings have teamed up with Calli B Photography, and Mondo Floral Designs and a whole team of amazing wedding professionals to bring you a Great Gatsby-inspired shoot that most definitely inspired me for one!
Oh my sweet ninny, this cake is gah-gah gorgeous! It was lovingly created to perfection by Sunny Girl Cakes, and donned with fresh flowers by Willow Bud. Willow Bud share a little something from their weddings each weekend on Instagram - follow @willowbudflowersContinue reading...
You may remember a few months ago we held a competition to win a bridal boudoir photo shoot. For our lucky winner, Renee, the two most important things were to use her own bridal veil and to have the shoot take place outdoors. Renee decided on an ethereal feel to her shoot, and as you can see the results are just beautiful – classy, modest and sophisticated.
Children are so excited about any upcoming event, and a wedding to a small child is just about the biggest deal there is! Especially when it involves one or both of their parents. It feels like their day, too, which is just beautiful.
Of coure we all know you could have them in your wedding party and photos, but here are some other simple ways to honour your little people on your wedding day and make them feel included.
If you have a boy, send him off with the groom for their day of golf and chilling out with the blokes. He will love the man time, and feeling like he's one of the boys. And I bet a bit highlight of his day will be having his tie tied and his buotonniere fastened by the groom; whether he's dad or stepdad-to-be, this is an important bonding moment.
For the little girls, getting in the thick of the pampering is a dream come true, and something she will remember for life! Have her hair done by your professional hair stylist, give her a champagne glass with OJ in it, let her have her nails painted. And even if she only gets some clear lip gloss, let her sit in the makeup artist's chair and be fussed over! Often the makeup artist will happily do this free of charge.
Have a trusted family member or friend work with them to "surprise" you with a speech, a poem, a song, or an artistic creation to present to you at your wedding ceremony or reception. They will be so proud!
At the wedding reception, dedicate a special dance to have with your children! They can swap between mum and dad, and make sure it's a beautiful meaningful song (that's not too long.) Here are a couple of suggestions:
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Michael Buble - Everything
Pharrell Williams - Happy
The Beatles - I Will
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Sheryl Crow - Sweet Child o' Mine
Shrek Movie - I'm a Believer
Ray Charles - Ain't That Love
The Temptations - My Girl
James Taylor - You Can Close Your Eyes
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is
Michael Buble - Daddy's Little Girl
Nancy Sinatra - It's For My Dad
And my favourite, which I sing to my son... Ben Taylor - Nothing I Can Do. The son of legends, James Taylor and Carly Simon, Ben Taylor wrote this song for his mum! Aw!
Find a cute figurine, or have an icing cake topper made to their likeness. You can have them on top with the bride and groom, or on a lower cake tier.
There may only be this short window of time throughout the day for you to take a moment to rejoice and reflect privately as a family. Both prior to the ceremony, and on the way to your reception are two great opportunities to have a little heart to heart. Plus they will love the fancy wheels!
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