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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.

Choosing your wedding DJ

Your wedding venue is important, sure. Your choice of wedding dress is extremely important, of course. The photographer in charge of capturing all of your everlasting memories absolutely must be chosen with the utmost care. However... it gets to the point in the night where all that matter is the music. 

Making your choice of musical entertainment is important, because ultimately the fun that everyone has in the evening when they're kicking up their heels will be one of the most memorable parts of the whole wedding. 

So we have a handy little printable planning tool to help you choose your DJ

And because it's Friday, let's get you in the mood for letting your hair down with some of the beat stylings of Cut a Rug DJ.

pete & kristy vid 1.0 from Aaron Duncan on Vimeo.

Find more useful printable wedding planning tools here

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Behind the Scenes: Magazine shoot at The Rocks Yandina

Our styled shoots for our online magazine take a large talented team and a lot of hours to put together. Simon J Coulson was the photographer on our most recent shoot, which had an Australian Bush theme and was set at the very secluded and gorgeous The Rocks at Yandina. 

Simon has shared some of the images we couldn't fit in the magazine, as well as some never before seen shots  to give you a little taste of what goes on behind the scenes at one of our epic styled wedding inspiration photo shoots. 

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Real Wedding: Maddie + Sam at Flaxton Gardens

Brisbane couple, Madeleine and Sam, carefully chose Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding venue, Flaxton Gardens, for the spot to say their vows and celebrate their holy matrimony with 80 of their closest family and friends. 

A huge part of the appeal of have a destination wedding - albeit a fairly close destination wedding - was to revel in the planning process with weekend wedding planning mini-breaks in the 12 months leading up to the big day. Looking at venues and meeting suppliers was shuffled in-between soaking up the sun and cafe hangs at Cotton Tree. I can't say I blame them, Cotton Tree is one of my fave local spots, too. 

Their wedding turned out absolutely beautifully. You can certainly tell all the little details were planned with love. Matt Rowe Photography was there to capture all the special moments. 

"Once we had our theme, the next most important thing was our florist, bridal gown, hair and makeup."

"Being positive in all things you do really helped for stress free organising, and a stress free day!"

"We added the special touch of a vase of sunflowers to represent Sam’s Pa, who loved to grow sunflowers – it was very special for him and his family."

"People say the wedding day itself fly’s by – that is definitely true! We found ourselves just standing back for a few moments throughout the day, to reflect on everything around us, and enjoy every second! It is definitely an amazing chapter in people’s lives, one we will never forget!"

"The planning stage brought so much joy and excitement. Travelling up to the Sunshine Coast, meeting with suppliers, and gathering ideas – we would camp at Cotton Tree and make a weekend of it!"

"After booking at Flaxton Gardens, we fell in love with a simple rustic theme."

"Photography was the first priority after booking our venue. Flaxton Gardens served tempura prawns and gnocchi for entrée, chicken and beef for main, and wedding cake for dessert."

Wedding Secrets 

Biggest splurge: "More like who was the most spoilt? The Bridesmaids had three different pairs of shoes! Rain, Hail or Shine basically!"

Best bargain: "The Groomsmen’s belts - $5 from Kmart!"

Bridal gown: Judy Copley Bridal

Accessories: Judy Copley Bridal veil; hair clip, The Silver Shop

Shoes: Myer & Bett’s For Her

Bridesmaid dresses: When Freddie Met Lilly

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Toowoomba Pearl’s

Groom’s and groomsmens' suit and shoes: When Freddie Met Lilly & YD

Rings: Michael Hill

Number of guests: 80


A-List Vendors

Photographer: Matt Rowe Photography

Florist: Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio

Caterer: Flaxton Gardens

Makeup Artist: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist

Hair Stylist: Evalyn Parsons Hair

Entertainment: Cut a Rug DJ

Wedding Night Accommodation: Flaxton Gardens

Videographer: Luke Bickley / Cake: Bespoke Cake’s by Anna / Bombonieres: Personalised Favours / Transport: Oakcorp Limousines / Stationery Supplier: Sarah Alison Boutique Stationary / Gift registry: Myer / Officiary: Pastor Peter Millican 

Do yourself a favour, lovely Sunshine Coast brides, and take a peek at the rest of Maddie and Sam's wedding album.

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Engaged: Elise + Jared

How freakin' adorable are these two! Elise and Jared commissioned Kirk and Treens Wedding Photography to shoot their engagement shoot at their Mooloolah Valley property for a sweet intimate feel that is very personal. 

Now we don't all have a serene, idyllic 2.5 acre property to have our engagement shoot held at, but we genuinely have so many gorgeous spots on the Sunshine Coast where you can have this same intimate feel. Maleny Botanic Gardens, I'm looking at you

You definitely want to see the rest of this shoot with these cutie pahtooties, and so luckily it's all in this link

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Wedding Film: Sarah & Brett in Maleny

February 23, 2015 | Filed in

Sarah & Brett's wedding movie {Cinematic filmed by Jayden, assisted by Ash} from sunshinecoastvideo on Vimeo.

Get your oggle on, brides, because this wedding film is a beauty! Set in breathtaking Maleny at the amazing Weddings at Tiffany's, and sporting some bridal fashion we are lusting after in a big bad lustful manner. Here is what cinematographer, Jayden of Sunshine Coast Videography had to say about the wedding he witnessed with a birds eye view and captured exquisitely. 

"Nothing was going to put a dampener on Sarah and Brett's wedding day. And why would it - Bride Sarah looked stunning in her wedding dress by Maggie Sottero, and wearing a trademark Sarah smile, holding nothing back. Brett didn't let Sarah steal all the show; looking suave and sporting his own toothy smile. Brett couldn't choose an official best man, leaving some to mention that Brett was in fact himself the best man of the day." 

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Weekly Round Up

Just in case you missed it... 

An easy-to-watch Maleny wedding film with gorgeous styling and lots of emotion. 

Amazing wedding dresses that are absolutely to die for. 

Romantic, whimsical Noosa wedding inspiration

A whole bunch of pin boards full of incredible wedding photography

A Noosa Waterfront wedding with some of the most gorgeous lilac flowers we've ever seen


A-List Vendor of the Week 

Tipi Luxe 

I, for one, cannot wait to see more weddings held in the giant Nordic tipis Tipi Luxe specialise in. This is a fabulous new addition to the Sunshine Coast and Queensland.  

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