Roxie loves Ben | Contemporary Wedding at The Lakehouse



Roxie & Ben

Roxie and Ben have always been drawn to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s beauty. It was natural to picture their contemporary wedding ceremony venue in amongst the green hills.

Roxie went with a romantic contemporary bridal fashion and style. From her glam, yet relaxed half-up-half-down hair style with bling to her lace overlay dress with beading. The bridesmaids wore mis-matched dresses in burgundy to match Roxie’s bridal bouquet. 

The lovely bride herself was kind enough to share some details from her special day… 

Why is Ben The One?

My life makes more sense with him in it. I couldn’t find any conflicts as to why I couldn’t love him forever. I found my soul mate in Ben.

The Proposal

We were living in Rockhampton and we had taken a two-week holiday to the Sunshine Coast. I had no idea, Ben had it all planned out. We went on a romantic picnic to Maleny Botanical Gardens as we took in the scenery Ben got down on one knee. I said, “Yes are you sure?!” By far still our most memorable holiday. Loved it so much we moved here.

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Standout Wedding Vendors

Graeme really is amazing. Our photos are pure magic! (He was) so professional on our day; he captured the most raw memories. WildChild Cakes are beautiful and (there was) so much cake, and so yum! Best value for money! The Lakehouse food was beyond delicious. Service on the night was above and beyond. Serving size ensured no one was left hungry.


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Best Wedding Planning Resources

The Brides Tree, Pinterest, Sunshine Coast Brides’ Tribe on Facebook, Queensland Brides Magazine, Instagram (this was very helpful!), bridal showcases in Brisbane and Maleny. 

Advice for Future Brides

Eat and hydrate – the day is long! 

The Next Adventure

A bit of overseas travel. Seeing a few new places together!


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Wedding Secrets 

Biggest splurge: Photography + videography

Best bargain: Cake

Wedding Dress: Madison James

Veil: Ferrari Formal Maroochydore

Hair piece: The Lux Bride Co.

Earrings: Ruby & Sage

Bracelet: Little White Couture

Clutch: Collette 

Bridesmaid dresses: Bridal Glee

Wedding day robes: Wholesale Satin Robes

Groom’s attire: Custom suit – Institchu, Belt – Target, Tie + Pocket Square – Politix, Cufflinks – Cufflinkman

DIY: Save the date cards and centrepieces (except flowers) 

Honeymoon: Byron Bay + Gold Coast

Number of guests: 80

Wedding budget: $15,000

Actual cost of wedding: $25,000 (we went a little crazy as the day got closer.)


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Photography: Graeme Passmore Photography & Films | Videography:Unveil Films & Photography | Ceremony venue: AnnaBella The Wedding Chapel | Reception venue: The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast | Flowers: The Posy Co. | Cakes: Wild Child Cakes | Favours: Candy Boxes, Sunshine Confectionary Outlet | Transport: Chauffeured Elegance | Hair and makeup: Elegance By Taylor and EmmaLogans Barber Lounge | Stationery + Signage: The Frankie Collective | DJ: Mobydisc | Celebrant: Brittany Evans Celebrant 

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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.