Samantha loves Jesse |Countryside Yandina Wedding


For their Yandina wedding, Samantha and Jesse invited an intimate group of just 30 guests and spent a modest budget of $15,000 on what they call the perfect day they dreamt of. 

Bride, Samantha, said, “I wouldn’t want to change anything about my wedding. I married the man of my dreams witnessed by close friends and family.” 

Samantha kindly shared some more details from her Yandina wedding at countryside venue, The Rocks… 

Sweet Simplicity

“We wanted our wedding to be about us and our love. Our wedding was everything we loved and wanted and the people who came were so important to us. We didn’t want a big fancy wedding but something simple and lovely” 

Venue Perfection 

“The Sunshine Coast is where we live and our venue The Rocks was so beautiful and ticked all our boxes plus more for everything we wanted in our wedding venue. The Rocks staff were amazing, there was always somebody around doing something and the whole day ran so smoothly because there new what they were doing.”

The Proposal

“Jesse took me to a very romantic dinner at The Long Apron, Spicers Clovelly Estate. Opening the menu folder Jesse had arranged for a card saying “will you marry me” to be on the first page of the menu. He got up from his seat and came and got onto one knee. It was so romantic.”

Images by Nicola Holland Photography.

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“We found our suppliers at the Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase, in the Sunshine Coast Brides’ Tribe Facebook group and Google.”

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“My flowers we were so beautiful, I have dried them and they are sitting on my dining table still.”S+JWedding-578S+JWedding-611

“For our next adventure we would love to travel more and renovate our house.”S+JWedding-616

Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: My wedding car 1948 F1 Ford Pick Up. These are beautiful cars so to find one for my wedding was very special.

Best money-savers: Mum made the top tear of my wedding cake and my sisters are hairdressers so they did our hair for the day.

Bride’s dress: LUV Bridal

Bride’s shoes: Sandler

Groom’s attire: Tarocash 

Honeymoon: England, Scotland & Northern Ireland 

Number of guests: 30

Wedding budget: $15,000 

Actual cost of wedding: Not sure, but I didn’t go over budget!


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SAMANTHA & JESSE | THE ROCKS YANDINA from Graeme Passmore on Vimeo.

Photographer: Nicola Holland Photography | Videographer: Graeme Passmore Photography + Wedding Films | Venue, Catering + Flowers: The Rocks, Yandina | Makeup: Jenna Turner Makeup Artistry | Hair: Out & About Mobile Hair , Vibe Hairdressing | Transport: Sunshine Coast Classic Car Services | Entertainment: Marty Sima | Celebrant: Kay Walding Celebrant | Master of ceremonies: Daniel Marshall 

Thank you for supporting our A-List Vendors, who helped make Samantha + Jesse’s wedding a huge success… NICOLA-HOLAND-PHOTOGRAPHYGRAEME PASSMOREJENNA TURNERTHE ROCKS

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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.