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Real Wedding: Amanda and Nate in Maleny

14th October 2014

Amanda sent Nate a kiss online and one year later they had their first kiss as husband and wife. When love strikes, there’s no holding back. And by their own account, they were made for each other. 

60 of their family and friends joined them at Maleny Manor for their dream wedding, which they planned together  from top to bottom, relishing in every last detail, and getting their DIY on with projects, which included melting wax, manipulating chicken wire and sanding their little hearts out. 

Their special day came together gloriously, and Karen Buckle was there to capture each and every last beautiful moment and all the pretty little details, like the amazing flowers by Mondo Floral Designs

“The two most important things to us at the very start was making sure we had the perfect venue and photographer – which we most definitely ended up with!  With those sorted we started working through all the elements of the day, making sure that every element got just as much priority as the next.”

“Nate and I did most of the planning ourselves; we found it easier as it was us who needed to make decisions and it was easier to keep everything in line with our vision.”

“We had some photos on location at the Manor, followed by a sunset session on Mountain View Rd in a cow patty laden paddock (gumboots were a great choice!). But it was so worth it – the view with the Glasshouse Mountains in the background is priceless.”

“I really believe we were made for each other! We make such a great team – we are stronger together than apart. Everything just works out for us, just as it’s meant to be.”

Wedding Secrets

Bridal gown: ‘Sienna’ by Anna Campbell

Accessories: Hair clip and cuff by Anna Campbell, earrings by Samantha Wills

Shoes: A.P. Too

Bridesmaid dresses: When Freddy Met Lilly

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Shoes from Zu, earrings from Myer

Groom’s suit and shoes: Suit custom from When Freddy Met Lilly, Shoes by Florsheim

Groomsmens’ suits and shoes: Suits from When Freddy Met Lilly, Shoes by Florsheim

Rings: Stones Jewellers 

DIY: Soy wax candles for bombonnieres, hessian table runners, a timber entrance sign and a timber card letter box out of recycled timber, and a seating plan out of an old 8-pane window we found at a demolitions place. We removed the glass, gave it a distressed look by sanding it back, secured chicken wire to the back, and used little pegs to hang table plans in each pane. I loved doing our DIY projects! 

Wedding budget: $35,000


A-List Vendors

Photographer: Karen Buckle Photography

Florist: Mondo Floral Designs

Hair Stylist: Hair by Nicola

Entertainment: Cut a Rug DJ

Venue: Maleny Manor / Transport: Mystic Mountain Tours / Cake: Cake Designs / Makeup Artist: Pru Edwards / Photo Booth: When Elephant Met Zebra / Stationery Supplier: Urban Weddings / Celebrant: Jo from BIG Love Weddings & Celebrations

Click here to view Amanda and Nate’s complete wedding album