Shaylea loves Zak | Spicers Tamarind Retreat Wedding

Spicers Tamarind Retreat WeddingWe recently shared Shaylea and Zak’s engagement shoot with their photographer, Mallory Sparkles, and today we have their stunning wedding for you. Here’s the story of their wedding day in bride Shaylea’s own words. 

Our Wedding Venue

Maleny had always been a dream wedding location for both of us, it is just so beautiful! When we visited initially looking for wedding venues, we walked into Spicers Tamarind Retreat and just knew straight away that it was perfect! It had everything we had wanted and the day ran so smoothly, they were wonderful.

Wedding Day Priority #1

Our main priority was our photographer! We had no other real ‘priorities’ other than each other and to have amazing photos for memories of our day.

Wedding Planning Challenges

Our main challenge was our seating plan, making sure everyone would be happy. Wedding planning for us was so much fun, and not really challenging at all. We we very laid back and whatever happened, happened! We were just focusing on ourselves and enjoying the process.

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Would we change anything? 

No I don’t think we would. Everything was perfect and anything else that happened is now a funny story!

Advice for Future Brides

Just focus on yourself and your partner, nothing else on the day matters as much as marrying the love of your life.

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Our Special Songs

I walked down the aisle to Stronger by Ziggy Alberts and our first dance song was Hands I Can Hold by Ziggy Alberts.

Check out this First Dance playlist, compiled of songs from real couples, as well as a few of my own suggestions… 

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Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: Photography. We really wanted our day to be captured beautifully.

Bride’s dress: The GC Bridal Lounge

Earrings: Ayla & Oak

Anklets: Etsy store – Cynthier

Bride’s shoes: Billini

Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: Connor

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Dissh

Bridesmaids’ jewellery: Ayla & Oak

DIY: Copper sign, menu + favours. 

Honeymoon: Bali 

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Photography: Mallory Sparkles Photography | Videography: ECOX Media | Venue + catering: Spicers Tamarind Retreat | Styling: Simply Style Co. | Flowers: Woods & Bloom | Cake: Soul Kitchen Bakery | Transport: Mystic Mountain Tours | Hair + makeup artist: Katie Lawrence + Co. | Stationery: Brittany Meyer – Graphic Designer | Celebrant: I Do Weddings by Joshua Fisk | Wedding night accommodation: Spicers Tamarind Retreat

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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.