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Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase – Sunday January 22

17th January 2012

This weekend, the Sunshine Coast wedding industry will all be in one place – Novotel Twin Waters Resort  on Sunday, January 22nd for the Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase . There will be two fashion shows throughout the day, with beautiful gowns and accessories to inspire you to create your own picture perfect wedding. You will have the chance to meet with the Sunshine Coast’s finest wedding industry specialists and see the spectacular display of cakes, gowns, floral arrangements, wedding cars and more. Best of all, at wedding expos such as this, there are always stacks of prize giveaways. On Sunday…

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Smell Like a Bride

14th January 2012

It’s just another one of those delicious choices you get to make as a bride. What in the world will be my signature wedding day scent? Shall I choose something tried and tested, or find a gorgeous new aroma for my special day? If you have a favourite, go for it. If you’re looking for some scent inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. We asked a stack of Sunshine Coast brides what they wore or will be wearing on their wedding day, and these were the results.  Angel by Thierry Mugler – Joanne from Caboolture Rocking Rio by Escada…

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Photo of the Week

13th January 2012

We love the uniqueness of every Sunshine Coast wedding that crosses our path here at The Bride's Tree. We love the stories of each special couple recently wed. We love hearing about the engaged couples embarking on their exciting journey of planning their Sunshine Coast weddings.  We love the weddings where everything goes perfectly, just as planned. We love when there are a few hiccups and moments overcome when on the day all that really matters is your new marriage. We love unexpected surprises, tears, and joyous delight.  We love a sprinkle of rain on a wedding day, allowing a…

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Bohemian Wedding Theme Inspiration

12th January 2012

If you're someone with a bit of artistic flair, have a love for things a little off-centre, and love being creative, a Bohemian wedding theme might be for you. There are no rules when it comes to being a Boho Bride, but there are certain qualities that lend themselves to the general style – wild flowers, nature, colour, mismatched elements, and a lack of structure.  We're all pretty relaxed here on the Sunshine Coast anyway, right? So going boho for your Sunshine Coast wedding is a funky way to give a nod to our easygoing attitude and bring your personality…

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Andrea and Lee’s Maleny Wedding Film

11th January 2012

It was seven years ago when country girl Andrea met city boy Lee and their love dissolved any obstacles the distance may have otherwise posed. Fast-forward to 2011, on their Sunshine Coast wedding day, when the couple had the opportunity to celebrate their friendship, love and marriage in the presence of their closest friends and family. Andrea, a true princess bride, and Lee, her best friend and the man she “laughs with, lives for and dreams with." Andrea and Lee chose the stunning Maleny Manor as the venue for their wedding, located high in the Sunshine Coast’s Blackall Ranges. The groom arrived…

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Maleny Manor Showcase This Weekend

10th January 2012

Great news! One of the Sunshine Coast’s premium wedding venues is holding a showcase this weekend. If you are planning to be married on the Sunshine Coast, you simply cannot miss this event.  Maleny Manor, located in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland certainly is gorgeous inside and out, with absolutely incredible views and the most amazing spots both on the grounds and in surrounding areas for bridal party photos. However, we've heard the best assets of Maleny Manor are hosts, Marlene and Simon, who expertly and seamlessly run weddings at their enchanting establishment all year round.  This weekend, from Friday…

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Uniquely Styled Palmwoods Wedding

8th January 2012

This time three years ago, Mellesa was walking down the aisle to the father of her beautiful little boy, Isaac (then 17 months).  They were married in a Catholic ceremony at St Catherine Sienna Church, Sippy Downs. Mel had a firm theme in mind when planning their nuptials, all based around her favourite colours and tones – green, navy blue, purple and silver. It sounds like a bit of a mish-mash of a colour scheme when put like that, but with Mel’s eye for detail and great taste, she created a stylish and pretty theme that was a little bit…

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Colourful Engagement Rings

7th January 2012

If you're still on the search for your engagement ring, why not consider something a little different. While it is traditional for a groom-to-be to present his beloved with a ring featuring diamonds, many couples now choose the ring together. And nowadays, a diamond is not always the featured stone.  Even some of the most traditional people in the world stray from the norm in the case of engagement rings. Royals the world over are trading white diamonds for truly inspiring gem choices. Take Princess Diana's engagement ring, which now happily resides on the ring of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge….

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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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