Real Wedding: Cassie & Paul in Diamond Valley

Cassie and Paul were living in Western Australia in the lead up to their Sunshine Coast wedding, so they enlisted the help of wedding planner, Emma McGee, from Wild Heart Weddings to plan their beautiful marquee wedding from top to bottom. 

The couple had the benefit of the bride’s parents’ Diamond Valley property to utilise for their wedding day, with plenty of space to erect a marquee. I’m going to confess something. Until this wedding came into my hot little hands, I had never heard of Diamond Valley. A little investigating unturned that it is located out the back of Eudlo. So basically it’s about as close to “the country” as you can get on the Sunshine Coast. Seeing these amazing photos of the lush greenery by Emma Nayler, I think I may need to take a little drive! 


The bride gave Little Owl Events a clear direction for her wedding style: modern elegance. This was achieved beautifully with clean clear glass vases, chrome details, and a polaroid photo booth with a fun backdrop of pastel ribbon streamers.

The marquee itself looked absolutely incredible with fresh flower chandeliers and paper lanterns and lots of ceiling drapery, giving a look of grandeur and simplicity at the same time. The bride also did her part to uphold the modern elegant feel with her bridal fashion and hair styling, 

My brother Mitchell and Paul’s close friend, Daniel, were the witnesses on our marriage certificate. They were not on the bridal party so this was our way of making them feel involved.

“The bride’s mum handed the bride’s wedding ring to the groom. And the groom’s mum handed the groom’s wedding ring to the Bride.They felt very special.”

“Handwritten letters together with a luxe lipstick were given to the bridesmaids. Engraved flasks were given to the groomsmen.”

Bridal party photos were taken on and around the bride’s parents’ beautiful Sunshine Coast country property

“My nanna contributed towards my wedding dress.”

“We had a musician play the acoustic guitar while we were having photos done and the guests were eating canapés and drinks then a DJ after dinner.”

Polaroid photobooth guestbook!

White framed chrome for signage is an on trend modern touch

“Invest in a wedding planner if you can. Wild Heart Weddings were amazing, there was no stress and they planned my wedding from start to finish.”

Floral chandeliers make an impressive statement under the marquee

Long tables with symetrical and simplistic styling of florals in clear glass and tea light candles speaks to the elegant modern theme

Funky tattoo sketched three-tiered cake

Wedding Secrets Revealed

Biggest splurge: Flowers, and so worth every cent!

Best money saver: DJ and musician were personal friends

Bridal gown: Hobnob Bridal (WA) $2,200 (including alterations)

Accessories: my own earrings

Shoes: PINK (brand) $100

Bridesmaid dresses: Forever New $100

Groom and groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Cashmere suits made in Phuket $250 (three piece suit including tie and shirt)

Rings: RAND Diamonds (through Mazzuchellis) $12,000

DIY: Our wishing well (hat box) and table numbers. We were living interstate – Western Australia at the time so DIY was difficult.

Number of guests: 100

Wedding budget: $35,000


The Dream Team

Wedding Planner: Wild Heart Weddings

Photographer: Emma Nayler Photography

Florist: Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio

Decorators: Splash Events

Cake: Ideas In Icing

Marquee hire: Perry’s Sunshine Coast Event Hire / Rentals: Perry’s Sunshine Coast Event Hire (tables and chairs)Caterer: Village Bakers  / Bombonnieres: Yallingyup Candle Co / Makeup Artist: Jacqueline Foster Makeup / Hair Stylist: Rocaverde / Stationery Supplier: LaLa Design (WA) / Celebrant:  Big Love Weddings / Wedding Night Accommodation: ASPECT Caloundra / Extra rentals: Illuminated Rentals

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.