Editor’s Picks: 4 Fave Real Weddings from The Bride’s Tree Magazine Summer 2015

2nd February 2015

As you know, our latest free online magazine came out yesterday, and it’s full of all kinds of inspiring real weddings that I adored so much, it was impossible for me not to share them with you my dear readers. It’s because I adore you with all my little heart, lovely Sunshine Coast brides!  So I thought I would share with you my top 4 real wedding picks from our Summer 2015 magazine, which is free for you to view and download. Here goes. In no particular order…  Bec and Brett’s Maleny Retreat wedding (pictured above was all smiles all…

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Real Wedding: Kieran + Sam in Maleny

28th January 2015

When Keiran and Sam blew out their wedding budget, Sam decided to cut costs by styling their reception herself in an impressive DIY feat. She bought all the flowers from the local farmers market, and fashioned up some sweet hessian table runners and centrepieces befitting of the gorgeous marquee wedding they had planned in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland at Maleny Retreat.  The very talented Roy Byrne Photographer was there to capture all of the special moments. And let me tell you, there were many.  “For me marriage was uniting us as a family, we have 3 beautiful children & have…

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Real Wedding: Melitta & Trent at Maleny Retreat

17th December 2014

Trent and Melitta initially bonded over play dough creations and sand pit adventures. They first met at their pre-school, where they both grew up, on Bribie Island, however it was quite a number of years later and a day at the races that saw them come together.  After six blissful years together, Trent proposed, and what followed was a “westival” at Maleny Retreat. “A westival?”, you ask. Indeed, a wedding-meets-festival that has the key elements of a relaxed atmosphere, live music, great food, oodles of space and every friend and every family member that could be gathered to celebrate. Maleny Retreat is…

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Real Wedding: Tegan & Emmanuel in Maleny

6th April 2014

Not wanting all the fuss and time-consuming planning of a traditional wedding, Tegan and Emmanuel decided to turn their engagement party into a surprise wedding for their 100 guests at the expansive Maleny Retreat. The 100-acre property has plenty of accommodation and even additional camping grounds, so they made a full weekend of it and had a fabulous fun fair wedding day with their nearest and dearest.  Marion Jonkers caught all the festivities on camera.  Surprise Wedding We didn’t want a bridal party, boring speeches, the excessive planning and decorating that is the usual expectation. So when it came to planning our…

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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.