Ashton loves Josh | Open Air Wedding Reception


It was important to Ashton and Joshua, who met through a friend, that their dream of having an open air wedding reception on the Sunshine Coast was realised. Even though Covid-19 has presented additional challenges, with a little – well actually, a lot – of help from their vendors, they were able to pull it off. They even say they wouldn’t change a thing. 

After their ceremony at Point Perry, they and their 60 guests went to Sunshine Coast wedding venue, Twin Waters Golf Club, for an evening under the stars.  

Bride, Ashton, shares her experience planning and executing her Sunshine Coast wedding during the Covid-19 crisis… 

The Venue

We chose to have our wedding at Twin Waters Golf Club as they were able to cater to what we want. Our wedding was under the stars out in the open night.

Stand-out Vendors

Definitely our venue and Cloud Nine Weddings. With everything going on with COVID both of them checked on us daily to make sure we were ok. Taking a lot of our stress away and reassuring us that everything would be ok.

Images + film by Tawny Photography + Film

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Why He’s The One

I never believed in soul mates until I met Josh. He is my absolute world and the best dad to our son Jaxon. I wouldn’t want to do life with anyone else.

Memorable Moments

Seeing each other for the first time when I arrived to the ceremony was the most emotional moment of the day. I’ll never forget the moment they declared us husband and wife. Looking back, I’d change nothing at all. The day went the way it was supposed to.

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The Proposal 

We were on a short family holiday in Melbourne and Josh asked me if I would like to go up to the highest tower in the southern hesmisphere, The Eureka Skydeck. Knowing I’m not great with heights, I was a bit hesitant, but agreed. He proposed to me while overlooking Melbourne and our year old son was with us. Very special moment.

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Wedding Secrets 

Biggest splurge: Personalised honey jars for our guests, and of course my dress. 

Best money-saver: Getting our cake dressed by a friend. 

Planning resources: PinterestCloud Nine Weddings

Wedding dress: Marilyn Crystelle Bridal 

Groom’s suit: Tarocash

Groom’s shoes: Suits Direct

Page boy’s outfit: H&M 

Honeymoon: Unfortunately due to the COVID lockdown our honeymoon was cancelled three times. Thailand, Tasmania and oreilleys rainforest retreat were on the cards. 

Wedding budget: $20,000

Actual cost of wedding: $28,000 

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Photographer + videographer: Tawny Photography + Film | Venue + catering: Twin Waters Golf Club | Wedding planner: Cloud Nine Weddings | Flowers: Jabula Roses + The Flower Collective | Cake: Cake Yard | Favours: Meant To Bee Honey Favours Makeup: Erin Fedele | Hair: Hair Love Unite | Decorating + styling: Cloud Nine Weddings | Entertainment: Paul Collier DJ | Celebrant: Suzanne Riley Marriage Celebrant | Wedding night accommodation: Novotel Twin Waters Resort 


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.