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Jamie loves Daniel | Twin Waters Wedding

23rd October 2017

Brisbane couple, Jamie and Daniel, brought their family and friends from as far as London and Nepal for their Twin Waters Wedding!

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Jamie and Daniel spent 18 months planning their Twin Waters Wedding at Novotel Twin Waters Resort.

Being a destination wedding, they had family and friends travelling from all over, even as far as London and Nepal. The resort was the perfect location, as many of their 70 guests chose to stay for a fun group holiday.

The wedding itself kept the coastal vibes strong with a strong influence of girly romance. An ombre of large plush pink blooms and rose gold styling details are stand outs. 

Bride, Jamie, shares her special day with us and all the inside goss on her Twin Waters wedding… 

How they met

“We met through friends while both studying at University of the Sunshine Coast. Dan had moved to the Coast with his family from England, and I had relocated from Roma in south west Queensland to study.”

What makes them a great couple

We work really well as a team, and have the same goals and outlook on our lives and future together. Daniel and I both work long hours and lead busy lives, so we make the most of the time we do have together – making sure to schedule in date nights where we can and put aside time to chill out together on the weekends. We also really respect one another and try to talk things out instead of bottling things up or arguing unnecessarily.

Wedding priorities

“Budget and organisation was really key for me, as I didn’t want things to get out of hand or to get stressed through the planning stages. I started booking the key items (venue, photographer, etc.) straight away and then took my time from there locking away the other minor details.”

Images by Emma Nayler Photographer

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Twin Waters Novotel Wedding _ The Bride's Tree _ EmmaNayler Twin Waters Novotel Wedding _ The Bride's Tree _ EmmaNayler Twin Waters Novotel Wedding _ The Bride's Tree _ EmmaNayler “My friends, bridesmaids and family – particularly my Mum – were with me every step of the way through the planning process. From dress fittings, to picking out bridesmaids dresses and accessories, to helping calm me down during little stressful moments and assure me everything will be okay.

“While I did a lot of the planning and research myself, I always discussed my ideas with those around me (forever texting Pinterest photos!) and they all had great advice. We involved our parents in helping to choose all the details for the ceremony and reception, particularly menus.”

Twin Waters Novotel Wedding _ The Bride's Tree _ EmmaNayler Twin Waters Novotel Wedding _ The Bride's Tree _ EmmaNayler “I wanted to be able to relax and enjoy the time as much as possible, particularly as we had friends and family coming to spend time with us from overseas.”

Twin Waters Novotel Wedding _ The Bride's Tree _ EmmaNayler Twin Waters Novotel Wedding _ The Bride's Tree _ EmmaNayler Twin Waters Novotel Wedding _ The Bride's Tree _ EmmaNayler “Our families and many of our guests stayed at the resort for the week of the wedding, which was a really lovely experience in getting to spend time with our guests before and after the wedding.”

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Wedding Secrets

Best money-saver: I bought a lot of things online including invitations, personalised chocolates and signs. 

Bridal gown: Maricel by Pronovias (From White Lily Couture Brisbane)

Jewellery: Samantha Wills earrings and bangle

Accessories: Willow Bud (Hairpiece); Veil – White Lily Couture Brisbane

Shoes: Nude Footwear

Bridesmaid dresses: For Her and For Him 

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Lovisa 

Groom’s suit and shoes: Suits Direct

Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Suits Direct

Rings: Michael Hill wedding rings; Gold River Jewellers custom engagement ring. 

DIY: Framed signs for the ceremony and reception

Honeymoon: Bali

Number of guests: 70

Wedding budget: $30,000

Who paid: Our parents helped us with the reception, and we covered the rest.

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Twin Waters Novotel Wedding _ The Bride's Tree _ EmmaNayler “We offered a buffet of salads, entrees and mains; and then a selection of sweets. This allowed people to help themselves and to go back for seconds if they liked.”

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Photographer: Emma Nayler Photographer | Florist: Willow Bud | Venue + catering: Novotel Twin Waters Resort | Cake: Cake Designs | Bombonnieres: Chocablock Chocolates | Makeup Artist: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist | Hair Stylist: Evalyn Parsons Hair | Decorators: Novotel Twin Waters Resort | Entertainment: Nick Trovas | Stationery Supplier: minted.com | Celebrant: Michelle Collins | Master of Ceremonies: Kelsie Taylor from Hit 105 Brisbane | Wedding Night Accommodation: Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Thank you for supporting our A-list Vendors, who helped make this Twin Waters wedding so darn lovely… 

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Learn more about… Novotel Twin Waters Resort + Emma Nayler Photographer + Willow Bud + Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist + Evalyn Parsons Hair + White Lily Couture + Suits Direct