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Sophie loves Chris | Maison La Plage Wedding

19th January 2024

From her custom-made gown to oyster bar, this Noosa bride pulled off the perfect Maison La Plage Noosa wedding.

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Bride Sophie looked every bit the epitome of the Noosa bride in her custom-made gown made by Carniel Vanden Bergh couture on her wedding day to Chris. 
 
Our girl had it all going on from start to finish, actually. Her and her bride squad were all decked out in bright white satin pjs that glowed against the perfectly blue sky. Ah, Noosa – you really pulled out all the stops for this wedding day! The weather was exactly what you’d dream of for any Noosa wedding day, that’s for certain. 
 
Sophie’s mum and five bridesmaids were by her side for the wedding day morning prior to the ceremony at Maison La Plage decorated to perfection by Splash Events. The girls-only rule was broken with the inclusion of her gorgeous Cocker-spaniel, Pablo. We all know nobody can upstage the bride on her big day, but Pablo gave it a red hot go, the gorgeous little guy! 
 
While we’re loving seeing all the colour on trend in the wedding industry at the moment, a white wedding in Noosa will always hit diffrerent. Sophie says planning her wedding could have its challenging moments – especially when it came to the endless emails back and forth with vendors, and paying off the wedding that may have gone a little over budget (point me towards a wedding that hasn’t gone over budget, am I right?!), but the day was a success. She’s married to the love of her life, and it was – as the dreams of every little girl promise – the best day of her life. 
 
Read Sophie’s Noosa wedding planning tips below. 
 

The Vendors

Photography + Videography | THE BELOVED CO. 

Venue | BISTRO C

Stylist | SPLASH EVENTS 

Florist | MAPLE FLOWERS & DÉCOR 

Cakes | CAKE VOS

Makeup | J DOLLS 

Hair | TROVE SALON

DJ | CUTLOOSE DJ

Celebrant | CASSANDRA BOWLES

Bride and bridesmaids popping champagne on wedding morning wearing bridal pyjamas
Bridal party popping champagne wearing white bride pyjamas
Bride with her puppy dog ready for Noosa wedding ceremony

What were the most emotional moments of the day, and those you’ll never forget? 

The most emotional moments were Chris seeing me walk down the aisle and crying, our first kiss, and the speeches. Aside from a picture perfect day, the love we felt for each other that day is something I’ll never forget. 

Why did you decide to marry this wonderful person?

I can be my absolute self when I am around him, and I knew that we would share a life together that would be full of love, passion, kindness and laughter and be each other’s best friends.

Do you have any advice for other couples planning their weddings? 

Look after your mental health! It can be stressful. Breathe. And soak up every minute of your wedding day because it goes so fast- but it will be the best day of your life!!!

Black and white image of bride walking down the aisle at Maison La Plage Noosa
Wedding ceremony styling at Noosa's Maison La Plage
Bride and groom have their first kiss at Noosa Wedding Ceremony

What were your wedding planning priorities?

Trying to keep costs down. Not to stress over too many things. That it wouldn’t rain! Haha. And that our reception met our expectations which it did! Bistro C was amazing.

Why did you choose to be married in Noosa? 

We have both loved Noosa since we were kids, and being in Noosa always makes us feel happy. Getting married with the ocean behind us, was just magical.

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The Bride’s Best Maison La Plage Wedding Planning Secrets

Biggest splurge: Photographer and videographer- it meant a lot to have our day captured perfectly.

Best money-saving decision: Having less florals and décor because the scenery was so beautiful.

Bride’s dress: Custom gown made by Carniel Vanden Bergh couture. Sue and Ingrid made it. 

Accessories: Cartier diamond necklace, Stones wedding ring. 

Shoes: Betts
 
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Custom made, inspired by Shona Joy.

Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: MJ Bale

Shoes: Aquila

Honeymoon: Noosa and then Queenstown in New Zealand

Number of guests: 90

Wedding budget: $50,000
 
Actual cost of wedding: $60,000
Noosa beach wedding bride and groom portraits Noosa main beach

Which songs did you use for the big moments of the wedding day?

Walked down the aisle to “can’t help falling in love” by Kina Grannis. One more time by daft punk for entrance. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac for first dance, as this was the song we first danced to in the early stages of seeing each other.

 

Listen to the Playlist created from couples’ responses to this question here: 

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Black and white image of bride and groom kissing at their wedding reception in Noosa
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