A Very Merry Christmas Wedding

Did you know The Bride's Tree was named after a beautiful Christmas tradition? It's no secret, we feel an affinity with the season of joy. We love everything about this time of year – the spirit of giving, the coming together of loved ones, the festivities and food, and in our part of the world – the heat. 

The Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, is an interesting place to be at Christmas time. While we spend our days in the summer sun finding any opportunity to dive into all and any body of water, we also completely subscribe to the concept of a winter Christmas when it comes to decorating. What can I say, we are complex people. 

If you're going to have a Christmas-themed wedding on the Sunshine Coast, The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast is the wedding venue to set the perfect scene with its rich elegant decor and waterfront positon. We convened a gifted group of local wedding industry vendors to spawn a wedding styled shoot with an elegant loved-up Christmas in mind.

The result is beyond beautiful, just take a look at these images by Lindy Photography. However bear in mind, lovely brides, this is only the first instalment of our Christmas gift to you. This shoot had so much exquisiteness, we will be bringing you more in the weeks to come. Happy first day of Christmas! 

Oh, Christmas Tree, how we adore thee with your fresh flower garland of roses and peonies of white and red, laced with greenery of rich hunter green. 

Chrome vases and candesticks shine in contrast with the natural pine cones and raised wooden table runner. 

Natural and gold pine cones say season's greetings in any language, however housing a name card they also politely say, "Sit here, my guest. Enjoy the festivities." 

The centrepiece to end all centrepieces: a Christmas tree! And surrounding the piece de resistance, many varying textures – crystal glass, chrome, gold, and linen, all beautifully styled by Styling Hue

Liane's double braided and loosely curled locks were expertly styled by Hair By Nicola

Tristan looks dashing in his black tuxedo from Suits Direct

The warmth in the room at The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast is palpable with antler chandeliers casting golden light all around. 

Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio put together the most exquisite red, white and green bouquet with just a touch of dusty rose, secured with red ribbon and white lace. 

Delicate and robust blooms of deep red, white and green meet to make magic in the form of a seriously stunning floral headpiece by Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio. The colouring perfectly offsets the bride's green eyes, enhanced by makeup design of a smokey emerald green by The Beauty Case

Liane wears a couture gown in ivory and silver lace with a full soft tulle skirt by Erin Clare Couture

What is Christmas without tinsel? 

Pretty little flowergirls with braided locks and lots of silver tulle, like two Christmas fairies! 

Present time!

The Dream Team

Venue: The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast

Photography: Lindy Photography

Styling/Décor: Styling Hue

Flowers: Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio

Videography: Sunshine Coast Videography

Dessert Table: Chocolate 2 Chilli

Makeup: The Beauty Case

Hair: Hair By Nicola

Bride’s Dress: Erin Clare Couture

Jewellery & Accessories: Erin Clare Couture

Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Suits Direct

Flower Girl Dresses: Little Chiyo

Cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire

Stationery: Hollybird Card Design & Illustration

Models: Tristan & Liane


Remember, lovely brides, we have more dazzling Christmas wedding details to share with you. Yet to come is a heartwarming film, the most delicious dessert table you have ever seen, and more of the divine venue. In fact, keep your eyes on the blog tomorrow, you may just find another little holiday surprise…! 

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.