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Richelle loves Brent | Novotel Twin Waters Wedding

21st April 2017

Sand between their toes, under a canopy of fairy lights and stars, they danced the night away.

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Before their ceremony on the Pandanus Lawn at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Richelle and Brent made their way to one another by Kombi for a First Look photo shoot. After their six-year engagement, once the celebrations began, they didn’t want a long delay between the ceremony and reception, having their family and friends waiting for their return. This was a choice they were supremely happy with, as it set the tone for a beautiful Novotel Twin Waters wedding day. 

The focus of the day was relaxed fun, and having enough opportunity to spend quality time with each of their guests, who consisted of an intimate gathering of 66 people – immediate family and their very closest friends. This, along with the decision to have a cocktail reception, allowed the close knit group to mingle well, enjoying the sand between their toes on the beach under a tipi complete with fairy lights. 

Images by Talitha Crawford Photography Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree “The first look was really special, we did it to have a moment that was just raw and private to take in all the rest properly. Also our guests loved walking from ceremony straight into reception with no waiting, we were only 40 mins behind them instead of 2-3 hours and we got to make the most of the reception too.”

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Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree “Our mothers weren’t aware till the moment that they were signing the wedding certificate when it was announced by the celebrant. It was a nice way to have the special women in our lives involved, they were so happy.”

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Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: Honeymoon

Best money-saver: Shopping for dress and shoes on sale

Bridal gown: Allure Romance gown from Ferrari Bridal, $1500

Accessories: Samantha Wills earrings, $99

Shoes: Jimmy Choo, $427.50 (half price!) 

Bridesmaid dress: Shona Joy, $280 

Suits: Kenneth Blake from Stuart Suits

Mens’ shoes: Aquila Shoes 

Rings: DM Jewellers 

Honeymoon: The Maldives 

Number of guests: 66

Wedding budget: $30,000 

Who paid: Bride and groom with contributions from parents Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree “Having the Kombis be able to come right up to the ceremony and reception was important to us, as Brent surprised me with one filled with our friends for a birthday one year to take us to dinner in Noosa and we just love them, they were always going to be our wedding cars, the rest came to theme around them pretty much!”Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's TreeNovotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree “Rain was expected all day, but it rained everywhere but Twin Waters! just the wind picked up a little but it made for some good wind captured pics and settled for the reception.”

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Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree “We planned a fun, casual, but stylish, party style as we love good music. We wanted to dance and laugh lots, to feel comfortable in a setting that would be something to remember – Kombis, a tipi, fairy lights, the open air and flowers everywhere! It turned into a barefoot wedding reception and that worked perfectly in with the rest.”

Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's Tree “Cocktails and canapés saves the stress of seating arrangements and is so much more social and easy to get around to everyone.”

Novotel Twin Waters Wedding _ The Bride's TreePhotographer: Talitha Crawford Photography | Florist: Adore Flowers | Venue + catering: Novotel Twin Waters Resort | Cake: Breezy’s Cakes | Transport: Deluxe Kombi Service | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Jess | Hair Stylist: Hunt and Hair | Rentals: Beedazzled EventsDecorators: Novotel Twin Waters ResortEntertainment: Unique DJs | Stationery Supplier: Little Poppy Supply Co. | Gifts: Wishing Well | Celebrant: Alison Dempster | Master of Ceremonies: Megan from Unique DJs | Wedding Night Accommodation: Novotel Twin Waters Resort

 

Thank you for supporting our A-list Vendors, who helped make this Novotel Twin Waters Wedding so darn glorious… 

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Learn more about… Beedazzled Events + Novotel Twin Waters Resort + Deluxe Kombi Service

 

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