Bre and Alex kept their 16-person bridal party a tight knit group of family and old school friends. With the people closest to them standing by their side, they celebrated their union in a garden wedding at Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding venue, Flaxton Gardens.
In a religious ceremony, led by another relative – the bride’s uncle and celebrant, Tom Heasley, they vowed to be together as one forever in front of their 200 guests. As one of the Sunshine Coast’s venues with the largest capacity, they were able to have a sit-down wedding reception in the winery venue’s famous Barrel Room.
Bre says she wanted to keep the theme of the day simple, focusing on the floral arrangements by Willow Bud as the focal point of the ceremony and reception.
Before they danced the night away, the pair joined their bridal party and photographer fromFigtree Wedding Photography on a short tour of the hinterland. Their wedding photos are to-die-for, and of course include the coveted money shot at our iconic One Tree Hill.
“The theme we had in mind was simple, classy and elegant. We wanted the styling to be centred around our floral arrangements.” “Christian values mean a lot to Alex and I and our faith in God is probably what makes us work together.” “My Bridesmaids were all involved in the planning, but especially my mum and sister who came to every dress fitting and wedding shopping. I was constantly sharing wedding ideas with the girls and they were always happy to help out.”
Biggest splurge: My dress
Best money-saver: My Aunty did our makeup
Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes Paddington, $4500
Accessories: Pandora earrings, Georgina Lux Bracelet $180
Shoes: Carvela Kurt Geiger – David Jones $120
Bridesmaid dresses: Babushka Ballerina (Two Birds Tulle Ball Gown) $400
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Lovisa $70
Rings: Michael Hill Jewellers
DIY: We made our own table numbers and decorated the menus with string and fresh rosemary as well as the children’s colouring books.
Number of guests: 200
Wedding budget: $35,000
“Flaxton Gardens did an amazing job with the catering, we had an alternate drop menu for our entree and main meal. Our wedding cake for dessert with ice-cream. Our main meals were lamb and chicken.”
Photographer: Figtree Wedding Photography | Videographer: Michael Kelly Films | Florist: Willow Bud | Venue + Catering: Flaxton Gardens | Cake: Tome Maroochydore | Bombonnieres: Nutella | Makeup Artist: Karyn Loughlin ( Bride’s Aunty) | Hair Stylist: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair | Rentals: Fairy Light Curtain | Stationery Supplier: Lulu Letterpress | Gift registry: Myer Gift Registry | Celebrant: Tom Heasley ( Bre’s Uncle) | Wedding Night Accommodation: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort