Emma loves Matty | Sunshine Beach Wedding

em&matty katjaanton-3“I’m not certain we’ve seen bigger smiles on a bride and groom than those that beamed from the happy faces of bride and groom, Emma and Matty. Their Sunshine Beach wedding at The Surf Club reflected Emma’s whimsical boho personal style. Lucky Emma was able to call upon her interior designer mother, Sally, to help with all of the styling and sourcing of decorations. 

Enjoy all the bohemian prettiness in these images byAKA Weddings by Katja Anton of the day when Matty married the girl next door. 

 em&matty katjaanton-39 em&matty katjaanton-40 em&matty katjaanton-42 em&matty katjaanton-47 “We were next door neighbours… I was the girl next door!”em&matty katjaanton-51 em&matty katjaanton-52 “It has taken us awhile, but we are slowly learning communication is the key! And making time each day to listen to each other’s highs and lows for the day.”

em&matty katjaanton-56 em&matty katjaanton-57 em&matty katjaanton-59 “As most of our friends have children, we were more than happy for them to be a part of the day. The most important things to us were fun, family and friendship.”em&matty katjaanton-67 “My two sisters Camilla and Arabella were the bridesmaids”em&matty katjaanton-8 em&matty katjaanton-10 em&matty katjaanton-4 em&matty katjaanton-14 “I am quite a beachy girl and have always been drawn to the boho, whimsical style, so I suppose that was the initial theme. The style and theme just sort of developed as we got closer to the wedding.”

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Sunshine Beach Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: The AMAZING beach house we stayed in with the wedding party for the wedding week. 

Best bargain: The venue was really inexpensive and you have uninterrupted ocean views, and my dress was only $750. I bought it online and it was absolutely perfect.

Bridal gown: Spell Bride, Byron Bay

Shoes: Baebee Block Heel Sandal, Nine West

Bridesmaids’ dresses:  Atlantis Maxi Dresses in Lilac and Pale Blue, Fame & Partners

Men’s attire: Uber Stone Suit, David Jones, Ben Sherman White Shirt, Windsor-Smith Princeton boots, Country Road belt

DIY: Mum did all the amazing flowers – the bouquets, lapels and arrangements and she sourced most of the decorations – jars and vases, candles, cushions, dreamcatchers etc. She had 60 cushion covers made to order for the couches!

Number of guests: 80

Honeymoon: Hunter Valley + Bali

Wedding budget: $30,000

Who paid: We paid with contributions from our parents

em&matty katjaanton-37 em&matty katjaanton-73 Photographer: AKA Weddings by Katja Anton | Venue + catering: The Surf Club Sunshine Beach | Cake: Le Bon Delice | Hair: Purple Daze | Entertainment: Radio Club Band | Dance instruction: Dance Corp Dance Studios | Wedding night accommodation: Peppers Noosa Resort & Villa 


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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.