Brisbane couple, Grace and Matthew, dove into a whirlwind romance after meeting at church, and eight months later decided to get married. Hey, when you know you know, right? Beautiful bride, Grace, says she was lucky enough to marry her best friend at their Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding at wedding venue, Flaxton Gardens.
Both their heartfelt ceremony, where the bride’s brother and groom’s brother-in-law both read a passage of scripture, and their reception were held at Flaxton Gardens. Having their wedding all in one place helped them to fulfil their one desire for the day – to have a relaxed Sunshine Coast wedding day.
The couple and their bridal party took a short tour to the iconic One Tree Hill in Maleny, a short 10-minute drive across The Range for a photo shoot with their photographer, Roy Byrne. Grace says Roy captured the emotion and joy of their Flaxton wedding day beautifully, bringing a real calm and professionalism to the day.
“Our biggest priority for our wedding day was making sure that we were going to create a relaxing environment at our wedding.” “Matthew gave his groomsmen each a comic book of their favourite superhero which matched their cufflinks on the wedding day.” “I gave the bridesmaids each a clutch purse and a pair of earrings to wear to the wedding.”
Biggest splurge: The wedding dress
Best bargain: The wedding cake
Bridal gown: Justin Alexander dress from Sugar and Spice
Bridesmaid dresses: Elite Bridal and Formal Wear
Groom’s and groomsmen’s suit and shoes: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal
Honeymoon: Cruise to Cairns
Number of guests: 80
Wedding budget: $20,000
Who paid? We saved up for most of the wedding costs on our own. Our parents helped to pay for other things closer to the wedding day.
Photographer: Roy Byrne | Wedding Planner: Flaxton Gardens | Florist: Wendy’s Flowers | Venue + catering: Flaxton Gardens | Cake: Tome | Hair + makeup: Hot Brushes | Decorators: Flaxton Gardens | Stationery Supplier: Little Peach Co. | Gift registry: Myer Gift Registry | Officiant: Pastor Jake Smith | Wedding Night Accommodation: Flaxton Grove
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