Real wedding: Jessica + Evan in Noosa

Sydney couple, Jessica and Evan, spent eight months apart directly prior to their nuptials at Noosa Woods Grove, while Evan was on deployment in his position with the Royal Australian Navy. Their distance made their wedding and two-month long honeymoon all the sweeter. 

Jessica planned the most perfect day, and looked absolutely stunning. Her bridal look is insanely perfect from her to-die-for Johanna Johnson dress to her flawless makeup. I especially love her giant bun, later pulled down to reveal gorgeous bouncing curls. Well done, girl, you rocked that whole bride deal. 

James Day was there to capture Jessica and Evan’s big day from their ceremony in the woods to their waterfront restaurant reception at Noosa Boathouse. 

“My mum is a florist, so she did all the florals. My parents live on a farm in the country so we made our  little jam favours out of mandarins off the farm.

We used Noosa national park for photos. The photos around Noosa’s iconic rocks are unbelievable.

On the day, we had about 30 family members helping set up the reception! I wasn’t allowed to be there, but I’m sure it would have been a fun morning.”

Probably the most special part of the day was the fact that Evan had just spent eight months away on deployment and only returned a couple of weeks before the wedding. i feel like he really appreciated all the effort i had put in. it also meant our holiday together for two months for well deserved!

“We had a perfect (music) mix that catered for all our guests! Everyone was on the dance floor all night, when i saw that, i knew we had it right!”

View Jessica + Evan’s full wedding album

Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: The photographer

Best money-saver: Homemade jam favours

Bridal gown + accessories: Johanna Johnson

Shoes: Windsor Smith

Bridesmaid dresses: White Runway

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Windsor Smith

Groom’s and Groomsmens’ suit and shoes: Institchu and Windsor Smith 

Rings: Atlas Jewellers

DIY: Flowerws, timber boxes that the flowers sat in, menu stands, homemade jam as the favours. 

Honeymoon: America

Number of guests: 94

Wedding budget: $50,000


A-list Vendors

Photographer: James Day

Caterer: Noosa Boathouse

Cake: Sweerness Contained 

Florist: Kyogle Country Store

Makeup Artist: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist

Hair Stylist: Hunt and Hair 

Decorators: First Class Functions

Entertainment: Cut a Rug

Stationery Supplier: Wide Eyes Paper Co. 

Celebrant: Noosa Styles Ceremonies

Wedding Night Accommodation: Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa

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.