Vanessa + Stephen’s Twin Waters Wedding

After meeting at a pub in Coffs Harbour in 2007, happy Brisbane couple and parents, Vanessa and Stephen, planned their modern vintage wedding on the Sunshine Coast. They found their ideal venue at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, where they said their vows on the Pandanus Lawn, and followed it up with their reception at restaurant Lily’s on the Lagoon. 

Images by Ale & Kim

“Special moments were seeing Stephen having tears of happiness rolling down his face as I walked down the aisle, and my little boy telling me I looked “beautiful mummy””

“I first met Sandi from Willow Bud and we connected instantly. Sandi then recommended all other vendors; credits to Sandi. She is a beautiful stylist, artist, mother and person. She is a very inspiring woman. It was wonderful to meet with all vendors and see such passion and creativity.”

“My father walked me down the aisle, my mother got ready with myself and bridesmaids, and my best friend walked our son Noah down the aisle.”

Wedding Secrets 

Bridal gown: $1,200 Babushka Ballerina

Accessories: BHLDN

Shoes: BHLDN $249

Bridesmaid dresses: Local Boutique

Bridesmaids’ accessories:  BHLDN

Groom’s suit and shoes: Roger David

Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Roger David

Rings: Stephen Gibbs (Brisbane local designer)

DIY: The bottles that flowers were displayed in were my Mother and Grandmother’s; polaroid guest book. 

Honeymoon: Twin Waters  and Melbourne

Number of guests: 86

Wedding budget: $18,000

Photography Ale + Kim | Venue + Catering Novotel Twin Waters Resort | Florals Willow Bud | Styling Beedazzled Events + Moments in Vintage | Cake Sunny Girl Cakes | Bombonieres Wedding Favours Australia + Etsy | Makeup Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist | Hair Hunt & Hair | Entertainment Moments in Vintage (games – oversized Connect Four, croquet + ring  toss) | Dance Instruction Dancing Lessons Brisbane | Transport Deluxe Kombi Service | Wedding night accommodation Novotel Twin Waters Resort | Celebrant Ali Dempster 

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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.