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Sarah loves Guy | A Flaxton Gardens Wedding

15th March 2017

One wise bride shares all her sage advice for keeping cool and enjoying your wedding. Plus her ah-may-zing images.

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When beautiful bride Sarah married her love of 10 years, guy in a picture perfect Flaxton Gardens Wedding, she not only had the good sense to don a seriously stunning Anna Campbell bridal gown, she also had great philosophies about the big day. 

Here are some of Sarah’s nuggets of wisdom about wedding planning for a Sunshine Coast wedding… 

On staying cool… 

The main thing is to be flexible and calm. Have a backup plan in case something on the day doesn’t turn out as you planned and be mindful that it is likely something will play out unexpected.

Having the best wedding creative crew… 

We chose suppliers who would take care of the setting up – it made our day much less stress free knowing that the suppliers would handle it all. I didn’t have to worry about anything on the day and neither did our family or friends.

Making the most of the day… 

The wedding passes by and you wonder where the time went. We had a rehearsal dinner with family the night before the wedding and had a post wedding brunch. It is hard to spend time with all the guests on the wedding day and having a couple of other events either side of the wedding allowed us and everyone else to spend some quality time together.

On what matters most… 

Being surround by family and close friends to celebrate the most important day of our lives. We will forever cherish sharing our most precious moments in the presence of loved ones.

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Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown  Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown“Guy spoiled me with a bottle of Chanel No.5 which I received on the wedding morning.” LifeandLove_Sarah_and_Guy (15) Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown“We had my brother and sister-in-law in the bridal party, and our nephew as ring bearer. However, our nephew is going through the terrible twos and didn’t end up carrying the rings – it was miracle he wore his jacket!” Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown “The church was most important to us. It was always where we wished to get married and we were so fortunate to have secured the Little White Wedding church.”Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown “Guy proposed Halloween 2015 and it was the same weekend a year later we married.”Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gownFlowers byWillow BudLifeandLove_Sarah_and_Guy (23) LifeandLove_Sarah_and_Guy (24) LifeandLove_Sarah_and_Guy (25) LifeandLove_Sarah_and_Guy (26) “I had 3 bridesmaids. My maid of honour and best friend who I studied with at university, my beloved sister-in-law and my wonderful friend who I have known through horse riding.”Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown “Guy had three groomsmen and included his best friends and my wonderful brother.”Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown“It is very easy to be with Guy and we rarely disagree on things. We also love to be in each other’s company and spending quality time together experiencing new things. We have common interests, which I believe is the foundation of our relationship.” Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown“We met at a mutual friend’s party 10 years ago and connected instantly. Our love of fitness and Surf Life Saving along with our background with horses created a great friendship. It was 2 years later we started seeing each other.” Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown

Sarah’s Flaxton Gardens Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: Flowers and transport – I regret nothing!

Best bargain: DIY stationery and favours. 

Bridal gown: Anna Campbell

Accessories: Anna Campbell veil, wrist cuff and hair comb, Adorne earrings

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaid dresses: Asos

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Asos shoes, Etsy jewellery

Groom’s suit and shoes: Airflex shoes, suit from Brisbane Suit Hire

Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: groomsmens’ own shoes, suits from Brisbane Suit Hire

Rings: Rivers Jewellers

DIY: We made our own menus, place cards and put together our own chocolate boxes to save on unnecessary costs.

Gifts: Wishing well 

Honeymoon: We didn’t have a chance to plan to have the honeymoon soon after the wedding. We are excited to be heading to San Francisco in April for exploring and well earned down time.

Number of guests: 50

Wedding budget: $25,000

Who paid: We did with the help of our parents.

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Sarah and Guy along with their 50 guests celebrated with a reception at Flaxton GardensFlaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gownFlaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gownDIY place cards and favoursFlaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown Flaxton Gardens wedding _ real wedding Sunshine Coast hinterland _ Anna Campbell wedding gown

Photographer: Life and Love Photography | Florist: Willow Bud Reception venue: Flaxton Gardens | Ceremony venue: The Little White Wedding ChapelCake: Eden Cakes and Cupcakes | Bombonnieres: DIY chocolate boxes | Transport: Limoso | Makeup Artist: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry | Hair Stylist: Louise Uzelac, private hairdresser | Rentals: Fairy light wall | Decorators: Table flowers and decoration by Willow Bud and Simply Style Co. | Entertainment: Alley Mobile DJ | Gift registry: wishing well | Officiant: Fr Harry Reuss, Maleny Anglican Parish | Wedding Night Accommodation: Flaxton Gardens apartment

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Learn more about… Life & Love Photography + Flaxton Gardens + Kate Ellen Makeup Artist + Willow Bud + Simply Style Co. 

 

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