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Wedding Trend: Table of Flowers

4th December 2014

Lots of flowers in many and varying vases and bowls makes a seriously impressive centrepiece for your wedding reception. Guests will enjoy mingling amongst it, and it can give a sense of grandeur without even being terribly expensive. Here are some tips to successfully pull off this floral wedding trend.  Pick a Colour Theme We love the fresh white and lush green look, but you can also utilise colour. Just make sure you have chosen colours that blend well and that will be represented fairly evenly across the whole table. Work in Tiers Basically, the tallest blooms should be at…

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5 things photographer Tanya Chesterton Smith can’t do without in her home studio

15th October 2014

  Tanya Chesterton Smith runs a boutique photography studio from her home office, specialising in wedding, portrait and corporate photography. As Chesterton Smith Photography is about to celebrate its 14th birthday, who better to offer work-at-homers some sage advice than our girl, Tanya.    My office has gone through a few style changes over the years and has grown with me and my second love of interior design (love all things vintage and handmade.) First home: My office was a spare bedroom and I am embarrassed to say client seating consisted of old deck chairs with ’poor student’ style decor….

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Boathouse Wedding

30th April 2014

Jaimee and Matt were married at Casuarina Gardens after a 14-month long engagement. 78 of their family and friends were in attendence to witness their joining as a married couple by gorgeous celebrant, Shona Anderson. Then they hopped on a boat and sailed away to their dream wedding reception at The Noosa Boathouse Floating Restaurant, which hugs the Noosa River.  //// Wedding stylists and decorators, Splash Events, were responsible for the pretty styling, adding a sweet and unique flair to the day. A real stand out for us in this wedding is the bride’s fashion, which includes a pair of…

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Shell Pink Wedding Inspiration

28th January 2014

Soft pink is a popular colour for wedding day styling. And the great thing about this colour is it is so very versatile. Usually when you think pink, you might conjure up images of so much sweetness you end up with a toothache. Well we can assure you, including soft or shell pink in your wedding theme can be just sweet and girly enough, without having that overwhelmingly pink feel.  //// See with this subtle colour, it’s great to team it with neutral or basic colours that blend, rather than contrast. For example, ivory rather than stark white will go…

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Real Wedding: Elyse & Peter in Maleny

15th December 2013

I am very pleased to share with you today the charming Maleny wedding of a couple of long-time lovebirds. Already a little family of three, this was an extra special day for their adorable little boy. Elyse and Peter’s chapel ceremony in front of their 50 guests was followed by a photo shoot in the Sunshine Coast hinterland’s most iconic spots with photographer-in-the-know, Chesterton Smith Photography.  Here is the story of Elyse and Peter’s magical day. Enjoy! //// “My mother and my sister-in-law both gave me beautiful garters to wear on the day.” “Pete proposed to me when I was…

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The Dress Photo

29th September 2013

When your photographer turns up on your wedding day morning, you will be busily being pampered and fussed over by your makeup artist, hair stylist, bridesmaids and your mother. Before you get dressed, your awesome Sunshine Coast wedding photographer will ask to be directed to the beautiful wedding dress you plan to marry your beloved in. Now, you could have it hanging limp and lifeless in your wardrobe… Or you could have a grand plan for the photo they will inevitably take. Look around before the time comes and find something beautiful, funky, cool and creative to do with your…

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Photo of the Week

15th February 2013

There is nothing more beautiful than a happy bride and the man who adores her. This gorgeous couple said “I do” in a pretty Sunshine Coast beach wedding, which was captured by the always amazing Tanya of Chesterton Smith Photography. It’s not hard to see why Tanya is one of our all-time favourite Sunshine Coast wedding photographers, nor why this is our photo of the week! Happy Saturday, lovely Sunshine Coast brides!

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Just in case you missed it…

12th January 2013

We had a whole week of venue reviews this week, sharing with you just a sprinkling of the best Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding venues. It's all in the name of arming you with all the information you need to help you to choose just the right wedding venue for you.  I'm sure once you see the images of the beautiful venues below, you will only want to see more. So that's why you should take a lovely drive up the range today to enjoy the last day of the Maleny Montville Wedding Professionals annual bridal showcase. This collective of the…

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A Weekend of Hinterland Weddings

2nd January 2013

  Right, it's the New Year, the world did not end in December 2012, so it's time to get serious about planning your wedding. We have just the way to kick off your year with some very productive researching. On January 12-13, there is but one place you should be – at the Maleny Montville Bridal Showcase! This is your best opportunity to see all the best wedding venues in the picturesque Maleny and Montville in our Sunshine Coast hinterland. There is no more romantic place in the world, and there are no better wedding professionals than the ones you will…

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Gallery of the Week

22nd November 2012

When it comes to Sunshine Coast weddings, there is so much to consider. For a start, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to location with so many stunning spots in the romantic hinterland with incredible mountain views, not to mention the world's most beautiful beaches along the huge stretch of Coast that runs for more than 100 kilometers. Then there are the oodles of amazing wedding professionals to choose from. Oh, and of course the kinds of foods, style of dress, themes, colour schemes, styling options, stationery wording and design choices – it's really quite overwhelming!  Unless of…

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