Brisbane couple, Anthony and Tracey, met at a festival in their home city. Five loving years later, they were engaged and in 12 months they planned their own wedding with finesse. A Sunshine Coast wedding with style by the water was the order of the day.
Keeping things elegant and simple was their plan from the outset. They achieved this by having a guest list on the shorter side, with just 66 close friends and family members attending. This allowed the newlyweds to spend more time with each guest on the day. Simplicity was also achieved by having their ceremony and reception in one place – Ebb Waterfront Restaurant. No travel, no fuss. And what’s more, their wedding night accommodation was just upstairs at the Duporth Riverside Apartments, which boast amazing views of the Maroochy River.
Take a peek at Anthony and Tracey’s lovely coastal wedding in these stunning images by Sunshine Coast wedding photographer, Terri Hanlon Photography.
Tracey and Anthony’s Hand-picked Team That Made It All Happen
Cake and bombonnieres: Marché du Macaron
Makeup Artist: Mary Munns
Hair Stylist: Lush Cuts and Beauty
Entertainment: 16 Strings String Quartet
Celebrant: Elaine Brosnan
Wedding Night Accommodation: The Duporth Riverside
“We are able to be honest with each other, we respect each others opinions and we enjoy each others company.”
“The wedding day will go extremely quickly, so make sure you make time to stop and take it all in.”
Wedding Secrets Revealed
Biggest splurge: String quartet for the ceremony
Best money-saver: Planning everything ourselves
Bridal gown: Maggie Sottero dress from Brides of Brisbane
Accessories: Swarovski jewellery from Swarovski
Shoes: Jo Mercer shoes from Jo Mercer
Groom’s suit and shoes: Tailored suit and RM Williams boots from RM Williams
Rings: Michael Hill Jeweller
DIY: Homemade Italian biscotti, and decorations
Number of guests: 66
“We wanted a reception location that was modern and offered beautiful views, as well as an outdoor area for the ceremony. We also wanted to have a smallish number of guests so we could spend time with everyone on the night.“