It was their local football/netball club that brought them together. This eventually lead to a fateful weekend away in Kingscliff, where Sam proposed.
Although Covid was the biggest wedding planning challenge they faced, with guests flying in from out of state, they managed to get 85 of their loved ones together to celebrate their union.
Sara-Jane and Sam were married in the chapel at Tiffany’s Maleny, then their guests stayed on for a reception on site in the dining room. Our friends at Raconteur Photography were there to capture all the precious moments from the first morning champagne pop to the first dance.
Sara-Jane has shared her wedding day story, and some of the planning process below.
Photographer / RACONTEUR PHOTOGRAPHY
Venue + catering / TIFFANY’S MALENY
Florals / TIFFANY’S FLOWERS
Cake / ZO N’ CO.
Transport / ON TIME PRIVATE TRANSFERS
Makeup / KATE ELLEN MAKEUP ARTIST
Hair / EVALYN PARSONS
Entertainment / OLLIE MURK
Celebrant / SANDY SMALES
Wedding night accommodation / HOT TEA COTTAGE
Wedding Planning Priorities
The setting and the feel had to be right for us. A place with a beautiful setting to remember our special day and that our guests could enjoy as well.
We got married here because Sunshine Coast has so much to offer. A holiday destination for our guests. Beach, and not far away is beautiful hinterland. Tiffany’s Maleny had a perfect setting over looking the glass house mountains.
Photography destination only two mins away from venue and everything was planned and taken care of at the venue – ceremony, canapés and reception.
Everything was taken care of by professional staff. Made planning the day stress free.
Raconteur Photography. They captured every moment and stayed longer than we had expected him too. Great photographer and easy going. We had a lot of fun during the photo shoots.
Biggest splurge: My dress.
Bride’s dress: Sphere Collective
Earrings: Chosen by Kyha
Shoes: Easy Steps
Groom’s attire: Yd.
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Shona Joy
Bridesmaids’ shoes: Novo
Groomsmen’s attire: Connor
Honeymoon: Palm Cove
Number of guests: 85
Wedding budget: $25,000
Actual cost of wedding: $32,000
Everyone singing Truly, Madly, Deeply during our first dance.
One Thing I’d Change
I would wear my hair out otherwise, nothing!
Our Wedding Songs
Aisle procession – Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Aisle recession – Higher Love, Kygo
Reception entrance – This Girl, Kungs vs. Cooking on 3 Burners,
First dance – Truly, Madly, Deeply, Savage Garden
Our Next Adventure
Starting a family.