Elisha + Justin’s Sunshine Beach Wedding


It was love at first glimpse over the library carrels for this pair… not really, I kind of made that part up, but it does sound sweet, doesn’t it? Never mind, they still have a very lovely story having met here on the Sunshine Coast, while studying at the local university. Elisha and Justin both lived at the same student accommodation. The trick of it was, Justin is Canadian and was living here on a student visa. 

Five years, lots of international travel, and time apart agonisingly awaiting visa approval, they were married in a stunning Sunshine Beach wedding at The Surf Club Sunshine Beach. Now the pair happily reside here on the Sunshine Coast, putting their degrees to good use in marketing careers. What a happy ending! 

Let’s just imagine some wistful glances between exam cramming Felicity-style happened anyway, shall we? 

Images by Tahlea Blunt Photography

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Sunshine Beach wedding  _ The Bride's TreeBeautiful fresh floral arrangements by Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio

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“Both our ceremony and reception were at the Sunshine Beach Surf Club, and both areas were beautifully decorated by the team at Splash Events. The grass area overlooking the beach was the perfect setting for the ceremony and celebratory drinks afterwards, while the ocean front room was the perfect size for our small wedding of 70 guests (and the banquet style dinner they served us was unbelievable!)”

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“Our photographer was Tahlea Blunt Photography – she was everything and more! She perfectly captured our day through her non-intrusive, natural style photos and she gave us the direction we needed during our short and sharp bridal party photos.”

Sunshine Beach wedding  _ The Bride's Tree

Sunshine Beach wedding  _ The Bride's Tree


“We met studying at the Sunshine Coast University where we lived at the same student accommodation. My husband is Canadian, so after lots of travelling back and forth from Australia to Canada, and after multiple visas and time spent apart waiting for their approval, we found ourselves committing to one another five years later in front of our closest friends and family”

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Wedding Secrets 

Dress: Designed and made by a local Sunshine Coast Dressmaker, Away With The Faeries
Accessories: Earrings from Lovisa, floral hairpiece from Ginger Lily & Rose
Shoes: Styletread
Bridesmaid dresses: Witchery
Groom’s attire: ASOS
Groomsmens’ attire: ASOS
Rings: Bride: Etsy, Groom: Epheriell
DIY: Reception playlist, a family friend did the makeup. 


Photographer: Tahlea Blunt Photography | Florist: Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio | Stylist/decorator: Splash Events | Caterer: The Surf Club Sunshine Beach | Cake: Sugar Dreams | Hair: Pura Vida Hair | Stationery: Caitlin Kiene | Favours: The Little Big Company | Celebrant: Terry Dyck (father-in-law) | Wedding night accommodation: Landmark Resort, Mooloolaba


Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.