Jess loves Scott | Lake Wedding on the Sunshine Coast


Looking through local Sunshine Coast couple Jess and Scott’s wedding day images, I found myself brought to tears when I hit the ceremony images. The groom’s face full of tears and love as he sees his bride walking down the aisle… Oh no, it’s happening again! 

The Hinterland Location

“We wanted to be married outside amongst nature. We were so lucky to find Secrets on the Lake it truly is a magical setting, just breathtaking natural beauty. It really captures all that we could of dreamed of for our special day. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world; couldn’t have picked a better place. “

Scroll to learn about an upcoming Open Day at Secrets on the Lake and other Sunshine Coast Hinterland venues this coming weekend. 

Unforgettable Moments

“Seeing my future husband burst into tears when he saw me walk down the aisle. The moment I saw my grandpa sitting in the front row waiting for me to walk down the aisle. He had been very unwell and it was truly one of the highlights of my day seeing him smiling with pride.” 

No Regrets 

“I’m so glad I took a leap of faith and booked both a photographer and videographer. All the moments captured we will treasure forever. The Bride’s Tree Facebook Group was a huge help, along with Pinterest.

“Honestly I would not change a thing, we had the most wonderful day surrounded by all the special people in our lives.”

Images by Renee Towers Photography.

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Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: Photography and videography

Best money-saver: My sister made our cheese wheel cake

Bride’s dress: Grace Loves Lace 

Bride’s accessories: Farghaly Design Australia

Bride’s shoes: Betts Shoes

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Cooper St. Clothing

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Lovisa

Bridesmaids’ shoes: Betts Shoes

Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal

Honeymoon: Borneo

Number of guests: 74

Wedding budget: $25k

Actual cost of wedding: $20-25k 

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Photographer: Renee Towers Photography | Videography: Tawny Photography & Film. | Venue: Secrets on the Lake | Flowers: That Little Flower Shop and Jabula Roses | Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry | Hair: Evalyn Parsons | Entertainment: Haleigh Hing | Celebrant: Wish Ceremonies | Wedding night accommodation: Secrets on the Lake 

Hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase

This weekend, Secrets on the Lake and seven other venues in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland will be opening their doors for the Hinterland Wedding Summer Showcase. Come on up and experience what a Hinterland Wedding could look like for you. Tour through all the open venues, meet with amazing suppliers, be inspired and get excited!

This is a FREE event, and you do not need a ticket to attend. However you may purchase tickets into the draw for your chance to WIN $5,000 towards wedding services.

Open Venues:

  • Weddings at Tiffany’s
  • Beerwah Hideaway
  • Flaxton Gardens
  • Secrets on the Lake
  • The Old Dairy Maleny
  • Montville Country Cabins
  • Maleny Manor
  • Maleny Hotel

Date: 12 & 13 January, 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

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Thank you for supporting our A-List Vendors, who helped make Jess + Scott’s wedding day so brilliant… 


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.