Gold Coast couple, Jess and Jonathan’s elegant Noosa Beach wedding ceremony was held at the ever-popular idyllic Maison La Plage Grove, shaded prettily and with the sound of the waves just beyond the trees. Their wedding colour palette was both formal with a classic feel and fresh and contemporary. The navy bridesmaid dresses and the groom’s navy suit were stunning against the white bouquets with greenery peeking through.
If anyone has ever told you white bouquets are boring, they haven’t seen a Willow Bud creation with all its perfectly placed blooms constructed with care and precision, and a whole lot of talent. This Noosa wedding florist has an eye for the distinctly beautiful, making their creations second to none.
The touching ceremony was followed by frolicking at Little Cove on Noosa’s Main Beach for bridal party photos with photographer, Karena Nuttall. Then they joined their guests at Bistro C for a celebration of their new marriage, great food and a dining room elegantly decorated by First Class Functions. 90 of their closest family and friends came along to dance the night away with the happy couple.
“My advice to other brides is to have a timetable for the day with realistic times, it makes for a stress free morning getting ready, plus only have people around that you want there.” Noosa wedding florist Willow Bud made a distinctly gorgeous bouquet for bride, Jess. “My grandparents read a poem at the ceremony and our brothers witnessed us signing the marriage certificate.”
“Jonathon wrote me a beautiful letter and gave me a Tiffany and Co pearl bracelet. What made it even more special was my mother wore a pearl bracelet on her wedding day. I gave Jonathon a Melbourne Watch Company watch and wrote a very long letter. I gave my girls Mimco pouches and earrings. Jonathon gave Timothy a wooden box with socks, cuff links and bow tie.”
Biggest splurge: My Karen Willis Holmes gown.
Best money-saver: I won a full stationery package from Lovestruck Invitations at a wedding expo and a friend of ours donated his time as our celebrant.
Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes Lucinda Bespoke Gown with French Chantilly Lace sleeves, $3600
Accessories: Handmade robe made by my mum from lace and material from all the special ladies in my life, which I wore on the wedding morning. Antique Earrings from Isabelle’s Fine and Antique Jewellery in Hastings Street, $690, and a Pearl Tiffany and Co bracelet – a gift from Jonathon.
Shoes: Designed myself through Shoes of Prey $250
Bridesmaid dresses: Bariano Navy full length lace Lucinda dress $270 purchased through a wholesaler
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Mimco earrings, their own nude heels
Groom’s suit and shoes: Country Road and MJ Bale $850
Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Country Road and MJ Bale $850
Rings: Jonathon has a Palladium domed wedding band and I have a Platinum diamond band made by Peter Anderson from Andersons Treasure store.
DIY: We had our Parents and Grandparents Wedding Photos printed and framed to display at the reception.
Number of guests: 90
Honeymoon: We had a pre-honeymoon in Italy in May then stayed in Noosa for a week after our wedding.
Wedding budget: $42,000
“For our bonbonnieres we made donations to two charities, being Red Kite in memory of my friend Kate and Beyond Blue in memory of Jonathon’s friend Luke. Following this we printed thank you cards and attached pins from each charity for our guests to wear on the night. It was amazing looking around the room seeing people wear them in honour of two friends.” “One special moment was our first dance – we hadn’t practised at all but just lived in the moment and we had the best three and a half minutes together.”
“The very best part of the day – apart from saying our vows that we had personally written to each other – it would have to be walking home together at 1.30am going over our memories from the amazing day.”
Photography: Karena Nuttall | Florist: Willow Bud | Venue + catering: Bistro C | Bombonieres: Donations to BeyondBlue and RedKite |Transport: Hinter-Coast Transport | Makeup Artist: Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist | Hair Stylist: Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing | Rentals: First Class Functions | Decorators: First Class Functions | Stationery Supplier: Lovestruck Invitations | Wedding Night Accommodation: RW Noosa Holidays | Spray Tan: Noosa Beauty to You
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Meet Natalie Hunter and the woman behind Willow Bud at this year’s A Village Wedding Expo on Sunday, June 19.