Brisbane couple Brigitte and Will were working in the same shopping centre when they caught one another’s attention across the foodcourt. When Brigitte told her best friend she thought he was cute, she cheekily slipped him Brigitte’s number! Obviously this was a ballsy, yet fateful move, as the pair were married in a gorgeous Noosa River wedding four years later.
When planning their wedding, Brigitte’s first priority was getting the perfect dress, and she had her eye on one particular dress by Australian designer, Anna Campbell. After flying to Melbourne to get her hands on the coveted designer’s gown, all the other wedding planning fell into place. Scouring Pinterest, The Bride’s Tree (of course!) and paying close attention to the portfolios of her chosen Sunshine Coast wedding suppliers, Brigitte was swift to lock in her favourites for her October wedding in Noosa.
The official part of the day kicked off with a ceremony at Maison La Plage, one of Noosa’s most popular outdoor wedding ceremony locations. This space makes perfect sense when natural finish wooden decor is used to blend in with the superb natural surroundings. Knowing this,Cloud Nine Weddings brought their experience to the occasion with their styling, and providing a drinks station for the comfort of the couple’s 53 guests. The natural wooden ceremony arbour was accented with a pretty pastel floral arrangement by Magnolia Grove Flowers.
The day flew by in a whirlwind, so the moment the newlyweds sat down to devour their delicious meals at their Noosa River reception venue, Noosa Boathouse, was a big highlight as it was time to finally relax and enjoy the moment, and finally being married!
One of our all-time fave Sunshine Coast wedding photographers, Karen Buckle, was there to capture every special moment. “The day before the wedding, my bridesmaids and myself had a failed tan, the best man had a motorbike prang and the bride broke out in a head to torso rash. Luckily, the wedding day was absolutely perfect.” “Our celebrant, Suzanne Riley, really made our ceremony special. We knew that October was a busy month for weddings, so as soon as we found a supplier we loved, we immediately booked them and it all worked out really well. “ “Our bridal party photo shoot took place at Maison la Plage Grove, the boardwalk at Noosa Heads, the rocks on the beach leading out to the ocean and in front of Boathouse, our reception.” “I bought Will a watch to wear on the day and Will bought me a diamond bracelet to wear. I bought my bridesmaids their own perfume for the day, plus a bridal survival kit. Will bought his groomsmen engraved cutthroat shavers and an overnight bag.” “We have so much respect for each other and our goals, we always try to see the lighter side of things and make each other laugh every day.”
Biggest splurge: Wedding dress and videographer
Best money-saver: DIY wedding favours
Bridal gown: Anna Campbell
Bridesmaid dresses: Sheike
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Wore their own bracelets
Rings: Michael Hill Jewellers
DIY: We made our own wedding favours – a lucky bamboo in a milk bottle.
Honeymoon: Due to the stage of Will’s career and my university schedule, we have postponed our honeymoon until next year. We did have a few days at Noosa after the wedding though.
Number of guests: 53
Wedding budget: $30,000
“We had the most amazing food, our guests still rave about it. We had chef-selected canapés, then our guests could order their choice of entrée (pork belly with crab salad, Morton Bay bug with Mooloolaba prawns or thai beef salad) and main (braised beef with potato, macadamia crusted barramundi or roast chicken) and our wedding cake was dessert.”
Photographer: Karen Buckle Photography | Videographer: Wrapped Up Media | Wedding Planner: Cloud Nine Weddings | Florist: Magnolia Grove Flowers | Caterer: Noosa Boathouse | Cake: Cloud Nine Weddings | Transport: Noosa Woody | Makeup Artist: Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry | Hair Stylist: Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing | Entertainment: RockinUWild | Stationery Supplier: The Paper Empire | Celebrant: Suzanne Riley Marriage Celebrant | Wedding Night Accommodation: Seahaven Noosa Resort
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