Real Wedding: Cassie + Sam at Point Cartwright

Long-time locals, Sam and Cassie, felt a deep connection to Point Cartwright having grown up with so many memories tied to the place, so they could think of no better place to wed. 

Their wedding theme was a classic shabby chic beach affair with mint blue, whites, and neutrals with aged wood, baby’s breath and white wash furniture. Cassie says there was no debate over the theme, as both were on the same page, unable to picture their special day any other way. 

Janneke Storm captured each splendid moment. 

“I am so lucky to have had my Mum come to every dress fitting with me. Even though the multiple drives to Brisbane weren’t desirable, we always turned the trip into a girls’ day out by shopping and going on lunch dates.”

“Sam and I grew up on the Sunshine Coast and spent a lot of our childhood at Point Cartwright. Being able to say our vows in front of close family and friends at such a sentimental spot was an absolute dream come true.”


“During the ceremony, traditionally just the family give their blessing for our marriage, however we both agreed that both family and friends are equally important to us so all family and friends were requested to give their blessing.”

“For the reception, we wanted to ensure that the guests ate delicious food, drank quality beverages and danced all night long whilst having a night to remember. We believed that even though it was our special day, we wanted to make sure our guests enjoyed themselves too.”

Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: Photography… but so worth it!

Best bargain: The table seating display I made. I found the crate at a local grocer and only had to give a gold coin donation. 

Bridal gown: Wendy Makin 

Accessories: Lovisa earrings, Tiffany bracelet Sam gave to me on the day.

Shoes: Nude wedges from Betts 

Bridesmaid dresses: Zimmerman

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Lovisa

Flower Girl dresses: David Jones

Groom’s attire: Ben Sherman Suit, MJ Bale shirt, Pocket Square made at Wendy Makin from the same material as my dress, Shoes H-Wood from the Iconic 

Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Ben Sherman Suit, MJ Bale Shirt, Pocket Squares were made from the Bridesmaids dress offcuts, Shoes H-Wood from the Iconic.

Rings: NY2K 

DIY: Buntings, Table seating display, wedding signs, table runners.

Number of guests: 85

Wedding budget: $25,000


A-list Vendors

Photographer: Janneke Storm

Florist: Suncoast Flowers

Caterer: Fish on Parkyn 

Cake: Fish on Parkyn 

Bombonnieres: Lolly Bar from Suncoast Confectionary 

Makeup Artist: Jenna Turner Makeup Artistry

Hair Stylist: The JAYE 

Decorators: Weddings of Noosa

Entertainment: Musician, Brooke Revell + Spotify playlist

Stationery Supplier: Megan Battle (Menus and Name Cards), Piccolo Studios (Framed Decorations) and Vistaprint (Invitations) 

Celebrant: Sandy Smales

Wedding Night Accommodation: Oceans Mooloolaba 

View Cassie + Sam’s full wedding album… 

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.