Grace loves Matthew | A Relaxed Flaxton Wedding

120-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne Brisbane couple, Grace and Matthew, dove into a whirlwind romance after meeting at church, and eight months later decided to get married. Hey, when you know you know, right? Beautiful bride, Grace, says she was lucky enough to marry her best friend at their Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding at wedding venue, Flaxton Gardens

Both their heartfelt ceremony, where the bride’s brother and groom’s brother-in-law both read a passage of scripture, and their reception were held at Flaxton Gardens. Having their wedding all in one place helped them to fulfil their one desire for the day – to have a relaxed Sunshine Coast wedding day. 

The couple and their bridal party took a short tour to the iconic One Tree Hill in Maleny, a short 10-minute drive across The Range for a photo shoot with their photographer, Roy Byrne. Grace says Roy captured the emotion and joy of their Flaxton wedding day beautifully, bringing a real calm and professionalism to the day. 

1-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne 3-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne8-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne  “Our biggest priority for our wedding day was making sure that we were going to create a relaxing environment at our wedding.”9-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne12-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne 19-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrneflaxton-gardens-wedding-_-roy-byrne-photographer “Matthew gave his groomsmen each a comic book of their favourite superhero which matched their cufflinks on the wedding day.”25-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne 26-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne41-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne27-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne29-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne32-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne35-sunshine-coast-wedding-photographer-roy-byrne “I gave the bridesmaids each a clutch purse and a pair of earrings to wear to the wedding.”

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Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: The wedding dress

Best bargain: The wedding cake

Bridal gown: Justin Alexander dress from Sugar and Spice

Bridesmaid dresses: Elite Bridal and Formal Wear 

Groom’s and groomsmen’s suit and shoes: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal

Rings: Sheils and Michael Hill

Honeymoon: Cruise to Cairns

Number of guests: 80

Wedding budget: $20,000

Who paid? We saved up for most of the wedding costs on our own. Our parents helped to pay for other things closer to the wedding day.


Photographer: Roy Byrne | Wedding Planner: Flaxton Gardens | Florist: Wendy’s Flowers | Venue + catering: Flaxton Gardens  | Cake: Tome | Hair + makeup: Hot Brushes | Decorators: Flaxton Gardens | Stationery Supplier: Little Peach Co. | Gift registry: Myer Gift Registry | Officiant: Pastor Jake Smith | Wedding Night Accommodation: Flaxton Grove


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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.