Katie loves Clint | A Marquee Wedding at Maleny Retreat


Katie and Clint decided to do their wedding right. The ceremony was kicked off with the groom and his groomsmen arriving via helicopter, while the bride and her maids spent the morning being pampered good and proper. 

108 of their guests descended on the expansive Maleny Retreat to leave the world before and celebrate in the happy couple’s love, as they said their I Dos overlooking the breathtaking Glass House Mountains. 

After the official proceedings, the couple and their bridal party of eight joined their photographer from Moments by Frankie for wander around the pretty grounds of Maleny Retreat for a short photo shoot. Fortunately this hinterland venue provides many pretty spots for photo ops, so they were able to quickly rejoin their guests for the party. Under the twinkling starlight and fairy lights adorning the clear marquee ceiling, Katie, Clint and their closest family and friends danced the night away to their 7-piece jazz band and devoured delicious delicacies by Sunshine Coast caterers, First Class Functions.

In-between all the dancing and visits to the dessert table and cigar bar, some tear-jerking speeches ensued. There was an awful lot of love in the room – well, marquee! Be sure to get your tissues at the ready when you watch the film down a little further. It’s super sweet and well worth a watch to see more of Katie and Clint’s amazing Maleny marquee wedding. 

Katie_Clint_Wedding-46 “I bought Clint a TAG Heuer watch and Clint bought me a bracelet from Tiffany & Co. Clint bought the groomsmen their custom made suits and I bought my bridesmaids their dresses and accessories.”

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Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: The boys’ helicopter arrival.

Best money-saver: Supplying our own alcohol. 

Bridal gown: Stella York

Accessories: Tiffany & Co. + Swarovski

Shoes: Tony Bianco

Bridesmaid dresses: Zimmermann

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Forever New

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s suits and shoes: John Harris Gentleman’s Outfitter

Rings: Gold Leaf Enterprises

DIY: Beverages

Honeymoon: Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island, we didn’t want a long flight.

Number of guests: 108

Wedding budget: $100,000

MomentsbyFrankie-28Katie_Clint_Wedding-393 Katie_Clint_Wedding-395 Katie_Clint_Wedding-396 “We just wanted something lavish where our guests could really enjoy themselves without too many restrictions.”Katie_Clint_Wedding-397 Katie_Clint_Wedding-402 “We had delicious food, including a dessert table.” Katie_Clint_Wedding-408 Katie_Clint_Wedding-446 Katie_Clint_Wedding-451  “Clint says enjoying a cigar with all of his mates at the cigar bar was fantastic.” Katie_Clint_Wedding-566 Katie_Clint_Wedding-580 “My best tip to future brides is to engage a wedding planner.”Katie_Clint_Wedding-589 Katie_Clint_Wedding-662

katie + clint / maleny retreat from Matt Barwick Films on Vimeo.

Venue: Maleny Retreat | Photographer: Moments by Frankie | Videographer: Matt Barwick Films | Wedding Planner + Florist: Pink & Purple Petals | Caterer: First Class Functions | Cake + Favours: Kokopod | Transport: Highland Connexion + Executive Helicopters| Hair + Makeup: Powder Room | Rentals: Hamptons Event Hire | Decorators: Pink & Purple Petals, Equip 4 Hire | Entertainment: Capitol Groove | Celebrant: Sandra Hill


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