Amy loves Duncan | Timeless Wedding in the Hinterland

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Brisbane couple Amy and Duncan can’t fault their hinterland wedding at specialised venue, Flaxton Gardens. Their elegant wedding fashion and styling incorporated rich burgundy florals as a standout feature, bringing colour and romanticism into the mix, ideally suited to the lush winery location.

The bridesmaids wore chic navy gowns, while the bride and groom were dressed in classic sleek black and modestly embellished white for a timeless wedding style. 

The Location

“It is such a beautiful spot. And the Sunshine coast Hinterlands reminds us of where we grew up. Also a lot of our guests travelled from interstate so it is close to an airport, with lots of accommodation nearby. Mariana and the team at Flaxton Gardens were so great to work with.”

Dream Team 

“Everyone was amazing!  My florist Sandi from Willow Bud created the most beautiful flowers and was so fun to work with! Emma Nayler, our photographer, really worked her magic on the day and really made us feel so relaxed. And my dream team in the morning Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry and Evalyn Parsons did everything so perfectly and made my morning so easy and calm! All of these suppliers listened to what we wanted and really looked after us!” 

Wouldn’t change a thing… 

“For all the world I wouldn’t change doing everything we wanted, a wedding is a big expense but to us it was worth it. There is no feeling of, ‘oh I wish I did this.’ It’s such a special time in your life. We had the best day.”

Images by Emma Nayler Photographer 

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The Proposal

“I had organised a birthday party for Duncan with a friend of ours, and as Duncan nervously cut into his birthday cake, he pulled out a little black box with a ring inside, I was very surprised and of course said yes!”

I’ll never forget…

“Arriving at the ceremony and feeling a mix of both excitement and nerves. Then seeing Duncan and feeling so so happy to be marrying him in front of our family and friends, they all mean so much to us. The love you feel on the day is incredible. “

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Wedding Secrets

We splurged on: Having Emily Marguerite play at our Ceremony, she is such a talented musician and did such a great job.

Money-saving decision: Doing our own bombonnieres, but they ended up costing us more.

Bride’s dress: White Lily Couture

Bride’s accessories: Molten Store

Bride’s shoes: Shoes of Prey

Bridesmaids’ dresses: White Runway

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Colette by Colette Hayman, Lovisa

Bridesmaids’ shoes: Nine West

Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: Institchu 

Flowergirl’s attire: Ollie’s Place and Myer 

Honeymoon: England, Scotland and France

Number of guests: 72

Wedding budget: $30,000

Actual cost of wedding: Let’s just say it was more than $30,000… 

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What’s next for Amy and Duncan? 

“We’re just going to enjoy our newlywed life. We had such a good time on our honeymoon, so we would love to do more travel. We also love doing things around our home and spending time with our fur baby, Monty, who one day may have a baby brother or sister. ” Urquhart Previews_0058 URQUHART_0029 URQUHART_0817 URQUHART_0822

Photography: Emma Nayler Photographer | Venue: Flaxton Gardens | Flowers: Willow Bud | Makeup: Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry | Hair: Evalyn Parsons | Cake: Coast Wedding Creations | Entertainment: Emily Marguerite | Transport: Mystic Mountain Tours | Stationery: Paradise Invitations and The Sundae Creative | Celebrant: Merlin Coughlan | Master of ceremonies: Brendan Annikan | Wedding night accommodation: Flaxton Gable + Flaxton Gardens

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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.