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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.

Real Wedding: Paula & Simon in Maleny

After ten blissful years together, best friends Paula and Simon wed in a classically beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding. It was their biggest priority to throw a memorable and enjoyable celebration to delight all of their 92 guest, many of whom had travelled from interstate and overseas. So they chose a seriously stunning wedding venue - Weddings at Tiffany's

Their ceremony took place in the venue's very own chapel with the most amazing views of the rolling green hills and iconic Glasshouse Mountains. Andrea Sproxton Photography was there to capture the day beautifully. 

"I wanted something elegant but simple, we chose our colours and then everything else flowed. I guess if anything we were thinking elegant but simple."

"All of my bridesmaids and most of our groomsmen live interstate or overseas so they were delegated jobs via email. Simon and I did a lot of the planning together."

"We wanted a venue that was magical and somewhere with the wow factor. It was really important to us that our guests had a great time."

"We have fun together, we are best friends."

"Our photographer Andrea knows the Maleny area really well so was able to take us to some great spots including a local farmers paddock - cows included!"

"We had a real mix of music at the reception, everything from the 80’s 90’s as well as current top 100. Our DJ Peter from Sunshine Coast DJs was able to put together exactly what we wanted, it was great working with him."

Wedding Secrets 

Bridal gown: White Lily Couture

Accessories: Mimco hair comb

Bridesmaid dresses: JJ's House

Bridesmaids’ accessories: A simple stud, and each received a single pearl necklace. Everything was purchased from Etsy. www.etsy.com.au

Groom’s and grooomsmens' suits:  Strictly Formal

Groom's shoes: Florsheim

Jewellery: Michael Hofmeyer (rings), bracelet and earrings from Argyle jewellers, the brooch on my flowers is a family heirloom.

DIY: The cake bags for guests to take home, we also put our own labels on water bottles at the end of the night. I put together tissue packs for the ceremony, there were a few tears.

Number of guests: 92

Wedding budget: $46,000

 

A-List Vendors

Photographer: Andrea Sproxton Photography

Florist: Tiffany's Flowers

Venue: Weddings at Tiffany's 

Makeup Artist: Tasleema Nigh Makeup Artist

Hair Stylist: Hair by Nicola

Celebrant: Bill Scurry Marriage Celebrant

Cake: Cake Designs / Bombonnieres: Eden Cakes and Cupcakes / Transport: Mystic Mountain Tours / Stationery Supplier: Etsy and Colony Printers / Dance instruction: Dance Corp Brisbane / Entertainment: Sunshine Coast DJ Hire & Photo Booth

 

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Real Wedding: Paula & Simon in Maleny

After ten blissful years together, best friends Paula and Simon wed in a classically beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland. It was their biggest priority to throw a memorable and enjoyable celebration to delight all of their 92 guest, many of whom had travelled from interstate and overseas. So they chose a seriously stunning wedding venue - Weddings at Tiffany's

Their ceremony took place in the venue's very own chapel with the most amazing views of the rolling green hills and iconic Glasshouse Mountains. Andrea Sproxton Photography was there to capture the day beautifully. 

"I wanted something elegant but simple, we chose our colours and then everything else flowed. I guess if anything we were thinking elegant but simple."

"All of my bridesmaids and most of our groomsmen live interstate or overseas so they were delegated jobs via email. Simon and I did a lot of the planning together."

"We wanted a venue that was magical and somewhere with the wow factor. It was really important to us that our guests had a great time."

"We have fun together, we are best friends."

"Our photographer Andrea knows the Maleny area really well so was able to take us to some great spots including a local farmers paddock - cows included!"

"We had a real mix of music at the reception, everything from the 80’s 90’s as well as current top 100. Our DJ Peter from Sunshine Coast DJs was able to put together exactly what we wanted, it was great working with him."

Wedding Secrets 

Bridal gown: White Lily Couture

Accessories: Mimco hair comb

Bridesmaid dresses: JJ's House

Bridesmaids’ accessories: A simple stud, and each received a single pearl necklace. Everything was purchased from Etsy. www.etsy.com.au

Groom’s and grooomsmens' suits:  Strictly Formal

Groom's shoes: Florsheim

Jewellery: Michael Hofmeyer (rings), bracelet and earrings from Argyle jewellers, the brooch on my flowers is a family heirloom.

 

A-List Vendors

Photographer: Andrea Sproxton Photography

Florist: Tiffany's Flowers

Venue: Weddings at Tiffany's 

Makeup Artist: Tasleema Nigh Makeup Artist

Hair Stylist: Hair by Nicola

Entertainment: Photo booth and DJ from Sunshine Coast DJs

Celebrant: Bill Scurry Marriage Celebrant

Cake: Cake Designs / Bombonnieres: Eden Cakes and Cupcakes / Transport: Mystic Mountain Tours / Stationery Supplier: Etsy and Colony Printers / Dance instruction: Dance Corp Brisbane

 

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DIY Paint-dipped Glass Jars

The Mason Jar has had its day in the sun. Now it's time for a more modest jar. A jar we all know, but seldom pay homage to. A jar that may appear too small in stature to warrant much attention at all. A jar with very few reuse prospects.

Usually fated to be a mere button or paperclip holder, this jar has far too long been underestimated and overlooked, yet its prominent presence in many a home across the nation - nay, across the world - is evident. It has brought inside it much-needed supply of emergency food in the event of either occasional (or in my case, slightly more frequent) laziness or lack of talent for creating own delicacies of this nature. And frankly, it deserves a little more respect, and the opportunity to dream big and follow its ambitions. 

I am talking, of course, about the baby food jar. Can I get a hallelujah from the ones with the small humans, please! Often my saviour in years gone by, so boy do I know how fast they pile up in the recycling bin. Anyone else either have or recall lines of these cute little guys on your counter top, just screaming out for a use, only to be cast aside come bin day? 

As luck would have it, we once again can rely on the amazing talents of the peops over at Oh Happy Day! We just love this paint-dipped baby food jar DIY for Sunshine Coast weddings! It's so simple, and really, what could be cuter than tiny, mini flower jars on your reception table as decoration! 

Find the full DIY instructions right about here and give a baby jar a future. 

PS. We didn't mean it, we still love you, Mason Jars

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Noosa Engagement Documented

There is a new photographer in town, lovely Sunshine Coast brides, and you are going to adore his unique documentary-style photography. Simon J Coulson is the photographer for those couples, who are more sold on real moments than deliberate poses. 

We are completely loving on this intimate engagement shoot, shot in beautiful Noosa.

Amazing news - we can also reveal Simon has a full day wedding coverage package to give away to one lucky bride. It's super easy to enter online. There are ten days left to get your entry in, so don't delay. 

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Cake Topper Inspiration

October 20, 2014 | Filed in

A cute cake topper can make your plain cake into something absolutely adorable. Or it can turn your amazingly impressive cake into something even more special with a sweet little pair that are in some way indicative of you and your new hubby as a couple. 

Today we've brought you eight ideas for your cake at your Sunshine Coast wedding reception, as this sweet treat should have something just as sweet on top as decoration. Today cake toppers don't even have to be figurines, they can be something simple, so long as they are celebratory. 

1.  From Lollipop Workshop

2.  Cake Pom Collection from Potter and Butler

3. Hand painted Love Birds with parasol from Red Light Studio

4.  Hand sculpted and painted owls from Red Light Studio

5. From Lollipop Workshop

6.  The Classic Wedding Cake Topper in party pink from Better off Wed

7.  “We Do” Rustic wedding cake topper from Made Merri Shop

8.  Custom cake banner from Ready Go

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Weekly Round Up

Just in case you missed it... 

Private chef for your hen's party anyone? 

6 ways to scale back the old guest list

GORGEOUS spring colours in this real wedding in Maleny

A peek inside one boutique wedding photography studio + home office

AnnaBella Chapel wedding film

 

New to The Bride's Tree

The Wedding Chapel Woombye

Beautiful 100-year-old chapel, perfectly positioned at the foot of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. 

 

Tout Mon Amour

Couture clothing for girls and boys from newborn to 12 years. Perfect for weddings or any other special occasion. 

 

The Rocks

A charming and secluded venue to host both your wedding ceremony and reception, overlooking the beautiful Maroochy River. 

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