Tristie-Alice + Peter’s Twin Waters Wedding


When Sydney couple, Tristie-Alice and Peter, planned to invite 70 guests to their wedding from all parts of the globe, they knew the location had to be a place everyone could be on holiday, kick up their heels and relax. Novotel Twin Waters Resort offered the perfect combination of coastal resort with beautiful location fit for their classic elegant wedding. 

Images by Life and Love Photography

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“I got my bridesmaids Swarovski crystal earrings for the day and Peter got his groomsmen engraved pocket knives.”

Twin Waters resort wedding_Life and Love Photography_LifeandloveBridesTreeSubTristie_0016 “The main thing for us was the perfect venue that made the whole day easy for our guest especially as we had so many come from overseas, having it at the Novotel meant everyone could stay in the one place all day and relax. “LifeandloveBridesTreeSubTristie_0025 LifeandloveBridesTreeSubTristie_0026“My cousin and my mother came with me on a trip to the coast about 6 weeks before the wedding to stay at the Novotel and have all my trials and meetings as well as having a fun girls weekend.”LifeandloveBridesTreeSubTristie_0027

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LifeandloveBridesTreeSubTristie_0065 “Having a photographer that loved her job and was so easy to work with made our day that much more enjoyable, Lee put everyone at ease and everyone had fun.”


Wedding Secrets

Bridal gown: Sugar and Spice Bridal Boutique $1800

Accessories: Swarovski Crystal Jewlry $300

Shoes: Panache bridal shoes $200

Bridesmaid dresses: Review $300

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Swarovski Earrings $120

Groom’s suit and shoes: Ferrari Formal $350

Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Ferrari formal $250

Rings: Michael Hill Bride: $1200 Groom $500

DIY: The baskets for the rose petals and polaroid photo set up

Honeymoon: New York and Boston

Number of guests: 70

Wedding budget: $25,000



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Photographer: Life and Love Photography | Venue + catering: Novotel Twin Waters Resort | Decorators: Beedazzled Events | Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair | Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry | Cake: Cake Designs | Entertainment: Nathan Seiler | Favours + Stationery: Beedazzled Events | Celebrant: Karen Faa | Wedding night accommodation: Novotel Twin Waters Resort

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.