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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.

Engaged: Andrea & Dwayne at Currimundi Lake

Active Sunshine Coast couple, Andrea and Dwayne, wanted their love story captured in a way that would speak to the true essence of them as a couple. A bike ride, a spot of fishing and a frolick on the beach at Currimundi Lake was just the ticket for their engagement shoot with Tara Lee Photography

It's all very sweet, but what strikes me most is how happily in love this gorgeous pair evidently are. 

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Weekly Round Up

Just in case you missed it... 

We kicked off the week with a gorgeous chapel wedding. 

We have all the details on The Lakehouse Wedding Soiree. 

9 ways to wear a floral crown on your wedding day. 

A pinboard full of sunshine. 

 

Wedding Soiree on Today


 

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Caloundra Wedding Collective Open Day - February 1

This exciting event gives brides and grooms considering a wedding in coastal Caloundra the opportunity to attend not one, but six wedding venue open days. There will also be wedding professionals of all kinds from celebrants to makeup artists to photographers at each venue, ready to meet you and as locals themselves, give you great wedding tips.

 

Save the Date 

Maleny Retreat Open Weekend - February 7-8 

Hinterland wedding venue with all the possibilities in the world. If you're looking for a venue where you get to be as creative as you like, then you will love the expansive blank canvas that is Maleny Retreat. You are only limited by your imagination! So head on out there and let your imagination run wild. 

 

A-list Vendor of the Week 

Allure Bridal Stylists

This team of professionals have you covered with everything from hair and makeup to beauty and nails. Conveniently located in the heart of the hinterland in the township of Maleny, plus they offer a mobile service for weddings throughout the entire Sunshine Coast region. 

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A Pin Board full of Sunshine

Let's finish off the week with a little ray of sunshine! I wanted to share wiht you a whole pin board full of sunshine in fact. Take a look through these images from one of our fave Sunshine Coast reception venues, Sunshine Beach Surf Club

Have a fabulous weekend if we don't see you at The Lakehouse Wedding Soiree

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One day till the Wedding Soiree!

 

The time is almost here for the wedding event of the season. The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast is putting on a Wedding Soiree, which is the first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast. 

A collection of our region's most luxe wedding suppliers have come together to create something truly special. Trust me, I have the inside goss, and it's going to be a whole venue full of stunning wedding styling, hair, makeup, flowers, and more. 

The Bride's Tree is proud to be a major sponsor of this exciting event. 

Please come along and share in this experience with us on Friday, January 23 5:00pm - 8:00pm. You will have the chance to have a sneak peek of the amazing sets, which come straight from all of your favourite styled shoots from our past magazines. The chosen four to be recreated for you in person are among our most elaborate shoots to date. 

If you can't make Friday night (although I think you should really try to make it, because just quietly, there will be champagne!), you simply must get there on Saturday between 10:00am to 3:00pm. That's when you will be able to see two fashion shows, have your makeup touched up by the pros, meet the suppliers and most importantly - enter for your chance to WIN a wedding package, valued at over $15,000. 

We can't wait to see you there lovely brides! 

Saturday January 24 Soiree Schedule

10:00am Doors Open - entry is FREE 

12:00 noon Fashion Show

2:00pm Fashion Show - Winners Drawn

3:00pm Doors Close 

 

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9 Ways to Wear a Floral Wreath for your Wedding

You know, I'm quite fond of the floral-wreath-sporting bride. It's a pretty alternative to the more traditional hair adornments, such as a veil or other hair piece that's just swell. 

There is something romantic about the fact that it will live and die with your wedding day. There will never be another piece like it. It's unique to you and your special day. 

The other thing I love about the floral wreath is how versatile it is. For example, here are nine very different ways to wear a floral wreath. All of these delicate beauties were lovingly created by the talented Natalie from Heavenly Blooms

The wreath above is a classic circular wreath worn high at the front with robust deep red blooms, and lower at the back.

Another classic circular wreath, this time worn square atop the crown of the head, so the powder pink roses and billy buttons run across the forehead. This is a very bohemian style. 

A very fresh young take on the floral wreath, worn like a headband with ribbons to fasten around the base of the neck. Off to the side, this works perfectly with the relaxed or messy asymmetrical bun hair style. 

This one I LOVE for a funky beach wedding - dainty blooms fastened in the back with ribbon and twine. 

A mix of colours and textures with berries, tight perfect roses, and just a few wisps of foliage = divine. 

Who doesn't love a flowergirl with a few blooms and sprigs prettying up her curls? 

Dressing your bridesmaids in a similar to your own gown calls for something special to help you stand out. A floral wreath will surely do the trick. I love how this one matches with the bouquets. 

Can. Not. Stop looking at that one perfect bloom on the side, and the way the petals blend down. Dreamy! 

Lots of colour! Can't go past it. 

 

Confession: I have a long history with floral wreaths. When I was a little girl of nine I wore one when my sister and I were flowergirls at our cousin's wedding. All that baby's breath and those ribbons - I really felt like a princess! 

PS. I'm the blond with the somewhat full dark forehead caterpillars. Thank God I discovered brow shaping just a few years later! 

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You're Invited to a Luxe Wedding Soiree

 

Have you ever looked through the pages of our magazine and wanted to walk through the screen pages, straight onto our sets to pick up and play with the trinkets, smell the flowers, touch the dresses, and run your hands over the gorgeous furniture?

Well, here is your chance to live that fantasy. This weekend, four of our favourite wedding styled shoots from the past three years will be recreated for you to come and visit in person at The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast

The Lakehouse Wedding Soiree is a luxe wedding event like no other we have seen on the Sunshine Coast. We have hand-picked four teams of our A-list vendors to be part of this very special event, which we are proud to sponsor. All of our A-listers have been working tirelessly to put together some insanely beautiful displays. So just a warning - you will probably overdose on inspiration. I'm pretty sure there will be some medics on hand, though, so don't worry. 

The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast have put together a very generous prize - a luxe wedding, valued at over $15,000! The grand prize will be given away on Saturday, January 24, to one very lucky couple. There will also be a fashion show, where you can see the work of our incredible local couture designers, and talented hair and makeup artists. 

I bet you're trying to figure out which shoots we are recreating at the soiree, right? Guess no further, friends, as I shall now reveal the four very different, but equally creative and elegant wedding inspiration shoots we can't wait for you to come and experience

Hamptons at The Lakehouse 

 

Hide Away With Me 

 

Alternative Brides

 

Contemporary Country

Come and see all this pretty in person on Friday January 23, 5:00pm to 8:00pm or Saturday January 24, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Entry is free. See you soon, at The Lakehouse Wedding Soiree

 

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