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Kathleen and Ashtyn’s Maleny Wedding

26th November 2015

This happy couple had colour and fun in mind when planning their destination wedding day in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny.

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Moranbah couple, Kathleen and Austyn, relied on family and friends to help them plan their destination wedding in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

I particularly love all the sweet little DIY creative projects they banded together with Kathleen’s mother and sister and her partner to complete from desserts to pocket squares to stationery.

However it’s the super cute Mr. & Mrs Penguin cake toppers that Austyn whittled and hand-carved, then Kathleen painted and dressed the little guys! I absolutely love them, I know you will, too. See below for the ultimate cuteness in cake toppery, and the rest of this gorgeous Maleny wedding with images by Nicky Stone Photographer and some comments from the bride. 

maleny_wedding_photographer (1 of 1)-2“The men in my family all have Claddagh rings as their wedding band, and Austyn wanted to carry on the tradition too. So I bought a Claddagh ring from the original makers, Thomas Dillon, all the way from Ireland. The Ring symbolises two hands for friendship, a heart for love and a crown for loyalty.”    Nicky Stone Photographer 122Kathleen’s gorgeous glam look in her pink dress is set off with this gorgeous flowing auburn looks and fresh, pretty makeup design by Boudoir Blush.    Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 9.23.32 PMIncredible stand-out colourful florals created by Mondo Floral Designs.    

Nicky Stone Photographer 123“It really was the best day of our lives, we had such an amazing time and we were able to share it all with our family and friends. It went way to fast, so our advice is to take every little detail in, and absorb all the love around you…oh and dance the whole night away”  

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 9.25.38 PMSunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Nicki Stone1004 Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Nicki Stone1006   Nicky Stone Photographer 127“Our shared humour, love for travel, the support we give one another in our chosen professions every day, our love for family and friends and our shared goals and dreams for the future are what make us work together as a couple.” Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Nicki Stone1013 Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Nicki Stone1016 Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Nicki Stone1018 Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Nicki Stone1019 

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Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 9.27.21 PM 1 Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 9.27.37 PM“Living in Moranbah made deliveries, appointments and planning very difficult at times, however, with the support of my family and friends we were able to have our dream wedding.”

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Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 9.28.13 PMGah! The cuteness is undeniable. 

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Biggest splurge: Maleny Manor and the Fireworks

Best money-saver: My sister making all of the stationery

Bridal gown: Martina Liana from Heavenly Collections $5000

Accessories: Hair Flowers Mondo Floral Designs

Shoes: Modcloth $50 

Bridesmaid dresses: Blushing Dress in Ivory $275 from Love Honor 

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Own earrings, Shoes $140 from Kookai

Grooms suit and shoes: Myer $400 combined

Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Myer $800 combined

Jewellery: Bracelet and Grandma’s ring- borrowed from my Mum, my pink coloured stone earrings from Etsy 

Honeymoon: After the wedding we stayed for a week up the Sunshine Coast at Caloundra. Then in December we’re travelling to Hawaii and the West Coast of USA for a white Christmas. We’re traveling around in a caravan, which will be nice and cosy for our honeymoon.

DIY: Penguin wedding cake toppers, Wishing well post box, six desserts, pocket squares for the men in bridal party, statioinery

Number of guests: 50

Wedding budget: $30,000

Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Nicki Stone1024 Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer Nicki Stone1025  Photographer: Nicky Stone Photographer | Florist: Mondo Floral Designs  | Caterer: Maleny Manor | Cake: Dreamy Cakes | Bombonnieres: Candy Addictions | Transport: Mystic Mountains Tours  | Makeup Artist: Boudoir Blush | Hair Stylist: Bride did own hair, as well as the Bridemaids | Entertainment: DJs in your house  | Celebrant: Big Love Weddings | Wedding Night Accommodation: Maleny Manor | Fireworks: Mr Fireworks International