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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: Renai & Paul in Noosa

Exactly one year to the day after they became engaged, Renai and Paul married at Hidden Grove, and then 104 of their family and friends joined them for a reception at Noosa Boathouse Restaurant. The date they chose, also happened to be Renai's Nan and late Pop's 60th wedding anniversary. Aww! 

Renai and Paul's bridal fashion and styling is to die for. Alan Hughes Photography caught every special moment along the journey of their very special wedding day. 

Most Special Part

Being able to share our wedding day with my lovely Nan and late Pops 60th wedding anniversary.

Honeymoon

We are off to Thailand. We didn't go on a honeymoon straight away, firstly so I could extend the 'wedding process' as long as I could and to relax the week after with family and friends who were still here.

Family Helpers

My mum and sister helped with everything, we had weekends together dress shopping and planning which was so memorable and helpful! My sister Carly helped me out with all aspects, I could not have done it without her.

Group Holiday

We had family and friends stay up here with us on the coast for about two weeks... most amazing two weeks of our lives to have everyone we love with us for so long.

Bride's Best Advice

Get an amazing photographer, we love being able to look back at those memories. 

Wedding Secrets

Bridal gown: Maggie Sottero 'Lavina'

Accessories: My mums earrings, my birdcage fascintor by Ivie White Designs 

Shoes: Betts shoes

Bridesmaid dresses: Bridesmaids Only in Double Bay NSW

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Earrings from Lovisa and the girls wore their own rings.

Groom’s and groomsmens' suit and shoes: Hired from Johns Formalwear 

Rings: Grooms: Michael Hill, Bride: NY2K in Cotton Tree, designed to have my Nan's diamonds from her wedding band put in there. 

A-list Vendors

Photographer: Alan Hughes Photography

Venue: Noosa Boathouse Restaurant

Florist: First Class Functions / Cake: Faye Andrews from Gympie / Hair Stylist: Halo hair Mooloolaba / Decorators: First Class Functions / Entertainment: Radio Club Band / Celebrant: David Ayling

View Renai & Paul's full wedding album.

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Real Wedding: Elizabeth & David in Noosa

Local yoga instructor/hairdresser, Elizabeth, married her love of six years, Civil Engineer, David, on Noosa North Shore beach. They then followed up their nuptials with a catered marquee reception on Noosa Camping Grounds.

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Weekly Round Up

Just in case you missed it... 

One of the most stunning chapel weddings we've seen. 

A Noosa wedding where the wet weather backup plan came into play. 

An incredible wedding decoration DIY you will LOVE. 

[GIVEAWAY] Time to win yourself and five of your besties a night away in Noosa, complete with High Tea. 

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Giveaway: Sheraton Noosa High Tea + Night Away

We're bursting with excitement because we've teamed up with Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa to give away the ultimate Hen's Champagne High Tea & accommodation package valued at over $1000. The best part is, the lucky winner gets to share the prize with up to five of her besties! 

The winner and her five besties will enjoy an afternoon champagne high tea at Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa’s Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita with flowing sparkling wine, an impressive list of exotic teas, served with tiers of the quintessential high tea components including delicate finger sandwiches, sweet canapés and freshly baked pastries and one night accommodation at the Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa, located on Hastings Street, Noosa.

Total prize valued at over $1000.

The competition commences at 7.00am (EST) on Tuesday 21st July, 2014 and closes at 8.00pm (EST) Tuesday 5th August, 2014. For competition entry details, plus the full terms and conditions, visit The Bride's Tree Facebook Page

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DIY: Crepe paper wall hanging

If you've not yet noticed, I'm a bit of a fan of Oh Happy Day, an incredibly clever blog with party + special events (wedding!) planning ideas, and stacks of almost stupidly amazing decorative DIY projects. This one I'm sharing today may just be my fave ever. 

Crepe paper wall hanging! This is such a cool design, inspired by Indian floral torans; it's inexpensive, and so so versatile. You could do this with any colour under the sun, so it would blend with so many themes! How would you use it in a wedding? Three words. Head. Table. Backdrop. Boom! 

For the full DIY instructions, head on over to Oh Happy Day

PS. If anybody wants to make this for me for my bedroom wall, I wouldn't stop you. Just saying. 

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Real Wedding: Leah and Junior in Noosa

We have seen some of the most beautiful Noosa weddings on the planet lately. Well, on the Sunshine Coast. On the Noosa. Ahem. The point is, today's wedding is a prime example of a stunningly gorgeous wedding in Noosa. 

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