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Photo of the Week

6th January 2012

Wow. I think when taking this shot, Beth Carter looked around at what she had to work with – stunning bride, bit of brick wall with graffiti, concrete, super long veil, funky bouquet – and then threw in some holy amazing sunlight while she was at it. Voila! Dazzlingly gorgeous photograph. Simply make-you-sick-at-the-beauty of-it kind of stuff. Positively toothsome.  Beth Carter is one talented lady, and we're lucky to have her here on the Sunshine Coast. At just 23 years of age, Beth has finely honed skills, and an eye for the creative. Her wedding photography work is absolutely amazing, as…

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Vintage Glam Inspiration

5th January 2012

Today's Inspiration Board really speaks for itself. It's vintage. It's glam. It's absolutely stunning pieces to give you all the inspiration you need for  the uber glamourous Sunshine Coast wedding you've been dreaming of. The use of lace, feathers and bling is to die for in hair pieces, dress embellishments, wedding invitations, even bouttonieres. We particularly love the silver sequin embellishment on the cake! Sequins on a cake! Who thinks of these things? Very clever people, that's who. And it's lucky they do, so we can share them with you. (Completely aware of the rhyme, and quite happy to leave…

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Wedding Ceremony Location – Lake MacDonald

4th January 2012

When planning your Sunshine Coast wedding,  you will of course check out many ceremony venues and locations. It's a toughie – indoors or outdoors? Beach or hinterland? Will you fit all your guests in the one spot? Will it be private enough? Can I get a permit to hold my wedding ceremony in my perfect spot?  Well you are in luck, beautiful brides-to-be, because The Bride's Tree team have been scouring the Sunshine Coast for all of the best outdoor ceremony spots around. We have surveyed the areas, taken photos from all angles and found out where and how you…

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Spotlight on a Supplier – Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry

3rd January 2012

"This is my son, Jonah, and I doing our level best to keep things real."   The spotlight is on Miss Sally Townsend this time, who is one talented wedding makeup artist here on the Sunshine Coast. Her business is faces, and she knows them well. Her other special talent is making people feel comfortable and relaxed on their wedding day. Well, who wouldn't be carefree when you're in this woman's very capable hands?  Sally's makeup work is amazing, as she is not only trained and experienced in bridal makeup, but special effects for film and television, stage and period-style makeup…

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Black & White theme inspiration

2nd January 2012

Classic black and white. There is nothing more elegant or versatile. The striking black against the purity of the white wedding is always going to be a winner, and when you're talking about styling an entire wedding event with this theme, you would be hard pressed to go wrong. Add to the elegance with a classic car and some crystal table setting detail, and there you have it – your stunning, elegant wedding that will never go out of style.    1. Lace detail wedding dress with black ribbon. Photography by Alex Ball.   2. Drop dead gorgeous black and white wedding shoes. Photography…

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Gorgeous North Stradbroke Island Wedding on $7000

1st January 2012

Sunshine Coast couple, Di and Locki Knowles, met in 2004 at The Big Day Out on the Gold Coast. At the time, Di wasn’t looking to meet anyone, but being a big animal lover, her heart was stolen when Locki fed a homeless man’s dog! Everybody say, “Awww….!” After five beautiful years together, Locki proposed, and after 12 months of careful planning, they were married at beautiful North Stradbroke Island with 98 of their family and friends in attendance. Di and Locki achieved a beautiful wedding day they say they would love to live over again exactly the same. Super…

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Happy New Year! Any Engagement News?

31st December 2011

Happy New Year to all of our lovely Brides-to-be and Sunshine Coast wedding industry vendors. We hope you enjoyed your celebrations and brought the new year in with a bang and a boogie.  So, what's the goss? Any New Year's Eve proposals? Photo by Emma Nayler Photographer.   

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Photo of the Week

30th December 2011

Think a little storm is going to ruin your wedding day? Okay, yeah, perhaps you won't be able to frolick on the beach for hours in the Sunshine. However, if after your wedding day you wait for your photos to come back from your awesome Sunshine Coast wedding photographer, like Ben from Velocity Images, for example, and you get a shot like this in the mix… A little bit of thunder and lightning won't matter a wink. Queensland weather might be unpredictable, but it can also produce spectacular results in photography!  This photo was taken at Kings Beach in Caloundra,…

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Hair Accessory Inspiration

29th December 2011

Flowers, butterflies and bows. All super pretty hair pieces, alternative to the bridal veil, all on-trend for Sunshine Coast weddings. There are a stack of lovely handmade headbands and hair clips in all colours and materials out there, and we have found our fave few to share with you. Aren't we just delightful? Enjoy the cleverly fashioned fabric flowers and sweet crochet pieces in today's inspiration board. Oh, you're entirely welcome.    1.  Vintage floral headband. From Which Goose, Photography by Ashley Maxwell, via Green Wedding Shoes  2. Teal 'Subterranean' floral fascinator. From Which Goose 3.  Ivory ‘Subterranean” flower fascinator. From Which Goose 4.  “Among the wildflowers” fascinator. From Which…

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Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To

28th December 2011

Your wedding songs might have you tearing up, laughing with joy, or dropping it like it's hot. Or, all of the above! The most important things is they should evoke some kind of emotion from you and your betrothed.  We recently asked Sunshine Coast brides-to-be and past brides to share their walking down the aisle song choices with us, for inspiration if you're still undecided. The one thing we learnt when going through the responses is that Sunshine Coast couples have rather varying musical tastes! So here's a little something for everybody:  Relaxed, Sweet Songs  Forever, Ben Harper – Melissa…

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