Sarah and Daniel were hectically busy working and studying during their wedding planning process, but they were cool, calm and collected about their big day. Sarah says their chosen wedding vendors were so excellent, they were able to leave everything in their capable hands after their initial meetings when they presented their vendors with their vision for their luxury Sunshine Coast wedding.
Bride, Sarah, tells us all about her dream come true wedding day, and how she and Daniel pulled it together.
“Daniel proposed one night as we were getting ready for bed by hiding the ring box under my pillow. It took me ages to work out why he kept asking me if I was comfortable and if I needed to move my pillow!”
“We love the Sunshine Coast, it’s been our home for the past 4 years. We fell in love with Spicers Clovelly Estate during our first visit there. The location, the scenery, the food, the accomodation, being able to have our ceremony and reception all at the same venue – it was perfect.”
Advice for Future Brides
“I was told repeatedly to take in every moment of your wedding day because it goes so quickly. It was great advice. Take time to practice mindfulness,take a mental picture, enjoy the moment – because before you know it the last song of the night has played and its all done!”
Images by Jennifer Oliphant Photographer
Most Emotional Moments
“It was the ceremony. We knew it was going to be emotional, but our celebrant Carly delivered the most beautiful ceremony that resulted in lots of tears – from both us and our guests.
“Seeing Daniel for the first time as I walked down the aisle. That was the moment that it really hit me “wow, I’m marrying the love of my life!” I was trying to hold back tears but I was also smiling so much at the same time.”
“I walked down the aisle to Heart’s on Fire by Passenger, reception entrance was to Love On Top by Beyonce, and our first dance was Come Away With Me by Norah Jones.”
Check out my Walk Down the Aisle Spotify playlist with recommendations from brides, and a few of my own suggestions.
Biggest splurge: The flowers and it was so worth it.
Bride’s dress: St Patrick Bridal from Luv Bridal
Bride’s shoes: Nine West
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Poseur bridesmaid wrap dress – Sentani boutique
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Earrings from Lovisa
Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: Tony Barlow, Brisbane
Number of guests: 27
Photographer: Jennifer Oliphant Photographer | Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate | Flowers: Willow Bud | Cake: Chocolate2Chilli | Transport: Berti the Bentley | Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry | Hair: Evalyn Parsons | Stylist: CL Weddings & Events | Entertainment: Cut a Rug | Stationery: Bluebird Invitations | Celebrant: Carly Slade Weddings | Master of Ceremonies: Cut a Rug | Wedding night accommodation: Spicers Clovelly Estate