1950’s Vintage-style Sunshine Beach Wedding

Good day to you, lovely Sunshine Coast brides! It delights me to kick off this beautiful Monday morning with an absolutely gorgeous Sunshine Beach wedding. Hands-down, the star of this wedding is, as it should be, the bride, Kelly. She absolutely shines with her 1950’s-inspired hair and makeup with a contemporary twist. 


The other shining brilliance is the photography, so wonderfully captured by one of our all-time favourite Sunshine Coast wedding photographers,  Andrea Sproxton Photography. These are some of the most gorgeous photos we have ever featured on The Bride’s Tree; we are extremely excited to share them with you! 

After Kelly and Jordan’s ceremony at Lake Weyba Cottages, their 65 guests joined them at Coconut Grove Bar & Bistro for a sit-down reception dinner of delicious fine food. The bride and groom placed highest importance on the photography and reception venue, saving money elsewhere by doing lots of DIY. The clever bride played florist for the day, constructing the beautifully coloured bouquets. 

The couple’s friends and family came from Sydney, Melbourne, and Townsville to celebrate this wonderful union of two long-time locals, who met as primary school children. Their attendants were their close friends and the groom’s brother, who were treated to gifts from the couple – the groomsmen receiving beautiful Parker pens, and the bridesmaids receiving matching silk dressing gowns. Having family and friends close for their special day was of utmost importance and joy to the couple. 

Enjoy the magnificent photos below, after which you can find out who else played a part in making this Sunshine Beach wedding happen. 


Hand-picked Wedding Dream Team

Photographer: Andrea Sproxton Photography

Ceremony Location: Lake Weyba Cottages / Reception Venue: Coconut Grove Bar and Bistro / Cake: Ideas In Icing / Hair and Makeup: Silk Hair and Makeup / Entertainment: Sharon Brooks and  Star Trax

Our Wedding marked eight years together as a couple.”

The best thing about our special day was having everyone we love in the one room and declaring our commitment to one another.”

We were both laughing all day.”

We both have the same goals and work together to achieve them and we both have a good sense of humour which we think is important.” 


Wedding Secrets Revealed

Biggest Splurge: The photographer and reception venue, but both were well-priced and they say perfect for their day.

Best money-saver: A family friend lent the car to the couple for free.

Bridal gown: Bridal Boulevard online

Accessories: Garter from MADEIT.com.au

Shoes: Tony Bianco

Bridesmaid dresses: Forever New

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Diva

Groom and groomsmens’ suit and shoes: Roger David

DIY: A family friend lent the car to us for free and Kelly made the bouquets. The bride’s mother mother made all the desserts.

Number of guests: 65

Total Wedding Cost: $15,000, paid for by the couple


Some Sound Advice From The Bride

Keep looking at the big picture, don’t stress too much about the little things no one will notice.”

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.