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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.

Amie and Brad's Wedding Album

Get a load of this divine couple. Amie and Brad's wedding was featured in Volume 7 of our free online wedding magazine. To see more of the pictures from the day and to read more of their wedding story, head over to Matt Rowe Photography's blog. You won't be sorry - there is almost too much photographic bliss to bear. 

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Weekly Round Up

Just in case you missed it... 

We told you how you can continue to be a bride beyond your wedding day

A gorgeous and fateful Noosa beach wedding.

Furry flowergirls and woolly guests for a Sunshine Coast farm wedding.  

7 ways to style navy bridesmaid dresses

My fave paper wedding DIY yet. 

 

New to The Bride's Tree 

Bel Viso Makeup Artistry 

Bridal makeup with a unique, friendly and personalised touch, using the finest products and equipment, the team creates the perfect look for you and your bridal team. 

 

Kathryn Ford - Wedding Celebrant

Kathryn loves everything about weddings, and has worked in the Sunshine Coast wedding industry for the past ten years. Kathryn is committed to making this part of your wedding stress-free. 

 

First Class Functions

Synonymous with elegant, stylish and contemporary weddings. 

 

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DIY: Crepe Paper Butterflies

September 19, 2014 | Filed in

You guys... you know how I lurve a paper DIY, right? Well this one has taken my heart and positively run away with it. 

Whether it's for your wedding cake toppers, your engagement party salad bowl decorations, or your hen's night drink swizzle stick adornment, crepe paper butterflies need to be in your life. And mine. 

If you try your hand at this DIY from Oh Happy Day! please make sure you send me a pic! 

For the full DIY instructions on these pretty little morsels, visit Oh Happy Day! 

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Trend: Navy Bridesmaid Dresses

September 18, 2014 | Filed in

Navy is the colour that suits everybody. No matter your hair colour or skin tone, it just somehow works. It is as elegant and flattering as black, yet has a softness about it. It's no wonder many brides are getting on the navy train. 

There are so many ways to style navy bridesmaid dresses for many different locations and themes. Just take a look. 

Classic black goes beautifully with elegant navy for a formal wedding in the hinterland. This photo and the one above are by Chesterton Smith Photography

Add some colourful blooms and a cocktail length navy bridesmaid dress works perfectly for a relaxed weddding. Photo by Emma Nayler Photographer

There's nothing stopping the fellas wearing navy, too. Photo by Emma Nayler Photographer

Navy and pink is always a winner. Mismatched styles to suit each bridesmaid's body type and personal style means everyone feels comfortable. Photo by Emma Nayler Photographer

And you can even keep the navy theme going with your bridesmaid robes! Photo by Emma Nayler Photographer

A navy theme can most certainly lend itself to a vintage feel. Team with an elegant chignon hair style, a baby's breath bouquet and a hint of lace and you have some super 1950's sweetness. Photo by Emma Nayler Photographer.

Navy and grey - oh, we adore you so! Photo by Emma Nayler Photographer

Navy looks amazing with sand! For a beach wedding, navy is beautiful. Photo by Glen and Fiona Photographers

I love navy bridesmaid dresses so much, I even wore one myself earlier this year for my wonderful friend, Talina's wedding to her beau, James. Talina added a pretty navy belt to her own dress with a bling brooch for an extra special touch. Photo by Emma Nayler Photographer

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Just married... On the farm!

There are a number of ways you could entertain the kidlets at your wedding... Their own table with colouring and puzzle activities, disposable cameras, lollies. Or you could have a whole animal farm for their amusement and yours! This one will be fun for the adults too, and it's easily organised when you hire yourself a private farm for your wedding day. 

Take a peek at these cute-as-a-button photos from vintage wedding photographer, Marion Jonkers Photography at Mango Hill Farm with animals from White Ridge Farm. 

Makeup by Boudoir Blush, Hair by Sass and Niki's Wedding Hair and Makeup

The Dream Team

Photography, Flowers and Styling: Marion Jonkers Photography
Venue: Mango Hill Farm
 Animals: White Ridge Farm
Makeup : Boudoir Blush
Hair: Sass and Niki's Wedding Hair and Makeup
Dresses and clothes: Models' own

 

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Real Wedding: Tenielle & Mick at Noosa Waterfront

September 16, 2014 | Filed in

Two and a half years ago, Tenielle attended a friend's wedding. Seated next to her was the bride's brother. At the end of the night, Tenielle caught the bouqet... And now she's married to her table buddy! 

Tenielle and Mick married on a typical Noosa day - perfect - at the always beautiful Hidden Grove. They followed up their wedding ceremony with beach photos nearby and a waterfont fine dining restaurant reception at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, which is fast becoming one of Noosa's most popular wedding venues.

Glen and Fiona Photographers were there to capture every magical moment.  

"The most important thing to us when planning our wedding was using high quality suppliers and creating a fun mini holiday style wedding ." 

"The best thing about our wedding day was feeling surrounded and overwhelmed by the love and support of my husband and all of our family and guests. It's very moving to have everyone there to celebrate your love."

"We met at a work friends wedding, Michael is her brother and she sat us together for the reception and at the end of the night I caught the bouquet."

"My sister Elise and my step daughter Lily were my bridesmaids, Michaels two closest friends Ricky and Owen were his groomsmen."

Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: The reception

Best bargain: My wedding dress

Bridal gown: Exquisite Bridal wear, with custom made sleeves and belt by a private dressmaker $550 for the dress and $200 for the alterations

Accessories: Flower crown from Twig and Blossom and Tiffany Bracelet (gift from parents on the day)

Shoes: Blue suede shoes from Rivers $20

Bridesmaid dresses: Yasmine dress in Navy from Sentani in Fortitiude Valley $320

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Pearl sandles from famous footwear

Groom’s and groomsmens' suit and shoes: Hired from Sugar and Spice Chermside $180 – Shoes Hush Puppy from DFO $80

Rings: Michael Hill Jewellers 

DIY: We made clay heart place cards which we hand stamped everyone's names into, they doubled as a gift for people to take home and use as chritsmas tree ornaments.

Number of guests: 80

Wedding budget: $23,000

A-List Vendors

Photographer: Glen and Fiona Photographers

Florist: Twig and Blossom

Venue & Catering: Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Cake: Mumma Bee  / Bombonnieres: Soupcan Stubby coolers / Makeup Artist: Terri Mason / Hair Stylist: Danielle from Studio 67  / Decorators: First Class Functions / Entertainment: The Treby Trio / Stationery Supplier: Vista Print and Minted / Celebrant: Claire Julicher / Wedding Night Accommodation: Tingirana 

See all the pretty pictures in Tenielle & Mick's full wedding album.

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