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.
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.
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.
Find more useful printable wedding planning tools here.Continue reading...
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.Continue reading...
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.
"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."
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
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
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.Continue reading...
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."Continue reading...
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.
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.Continue reading...