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Miranda + Ashley’s Sunshine Beach Wedding

15th December 2015

You can't beat the beauty of the view from the Sunshine Beach headland for a beachside wedding.

Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_Three and a half years ago, Miranda and Ashley were introduced at a mutual friend’s 30th Birthday lunch in Auchenflower. Now the Brisbane couple are happily married, following a beachside wedding on the Sunshine Beach headland overlooking what could arguably be called one the most stunning views on all of the Sunshine Coast. 

Directly opposite their ceremony spot is The Surf Club Sunshine Beach, where they held their banquet-style reception with live music under a clear marquee with lights-a-twinklin’. 

Miranda and Ashley’s beautiful Sunshine Beach wedding was styled by Splash Events and photographed by Nick Evans

Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_1 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_2 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_4 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_5 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_6“Ash and I gave each other a hand-delivered letter to each other, via the groomsmen, on the morning of the wedding, it was so romantic and personal and we will have those letters forever.” Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_7 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_8“Ash gave the groomsmen handmade cufflinks as gifts and I gave the bridesmaids small gift boxes including head pieces, earrings and casual dresses to wear whilst we got ready for the wedding.” Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_9 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_10“My younger sister, Kaitlyn, sang Adele’s version of ‘Make you feel my love’ during the reception and it was breathtaking! ” Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_11 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_12 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_13“My sisters were my bridesmaids and they helped me with almost every decision, from my wedding dress right down to the seating plan.”Miranda & Ashley-SML-1170Miranda & Ashley-SML-1175Miranda & Ashley-SML-1182Miranda & Ashley-SML-1181

Miranda & Ashley-SML-1257 Miranda & Ashley-SML-1268 Miranda & Ashley-SML-1285 Miranda & Ashley-SML-1290Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_15 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_16“Our wedding-planning inspiration came from bridal magazines, a number of blogs and social media inspiration pages including The Bride’s Tree, The Lane and Pinterest.” Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_17 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_18 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_19Ash had his best friends as his groomsmen; my sisters were my bridesmaids.” Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_20 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_21Miranda & Ashley-SML-1195Miranda & Ashley-SML-1167“I sourced a number of different things from a variety of suppliers to ensure that the wedding was what we both wanted. It took a lot of time to find the right suppliers to deliver on our dream wedding within our budget.”  Miranda & Ashley-SML-1171Miranda & Ashley-SML-1176Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: Probably the styling! I kept wanting to add layers of embellishments when I would see options from the stylist! We also had a bit of a splurge on our bar tab as we both wanted to ensure that we provided premium wine and beer.

Best bargain: The flower bouquets. My original florist unfortunately closed down about six weeks before the wedding and I managed to find a floral stylist from the Gold Coast. 

Bridal gown: Karen Willis Holmes 

Jewellery: Ashley Douglas Jewellers (my husband!) made all of my beautiful jewellery. 

Shoes: Tony Bianco

Bridesmaid dresses: Zimmerman + Sheike 

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Earrings – Ashley Douglas Jewellers, head pieces from Nestina Accessories

Groom and groomsmen’s suits: MJ Bale

Groom and groomsmen’s shoes: Aquila

Jewellery: Ashley Douglas Jewellers (the groom!) 

Honeymoon: New York + Hawaii

Number of guests: 95

Wedding budget: $40,000

Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_22Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_26“We had banquet style mains with a combination of seafood (prawns, oyesters and moreton bay bugs), beef medallions, chicken with prosciutto and pesto rubbed lamb cutlets. It provided our guests with the ability to share all of the different tasting plates.”  

Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_25Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_24 Sunshine Beach wedding _ Sunshine Coast wedding _ Miranda and Ashley_23Photography Nick Evans | Flowers Pocket Full of Sunshine | Venue + Catering The Surf Club Sunshine Beach | Cake Studio Cakes | Makeup  Monique Seage Makeup Artist | Hair Beauty on the Move | Styling Splash Events | Entertainment Triple Shot Entertainment | Stationery Minted | Celebrant Butterfly Ceremonies | Wedding night accommodation Stayz (pet-friendly accommodation)