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Real Wedding: Joy and James in a Marquee in Maleny

3rd June 2014

Before you look over these ahmayzing photos by Bonnie Jenkins from Joy and James’ wedding at Maleny Retreat, you simply must read the story of how James proposed in Joy’s own words…  //// “It was just like a fairytale and I will treasure the memory my whole life. James and I were on our way back to the UK for a friends wedding in Sept 2011. We decided to spend a couple of weeks driving through Northern Italy and France. James had asked if he could plan the last part of our holiday as a birthday surprise for me. To my delight James…

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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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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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Photo of the Week

5th July 2013

Sunshine Coast wedding photographer, Luke Going, always manages to blow us away with the beauty contained in his images. A classic black and white image is made so incredibly stunning with his eye for capturing beauty in simplicity. We adore this photo of bride, Kate, who married Brad in a Maleny wedding. Taking time out for a little swing between champagnes, Kate? Why not, it’s your day! Enjoy our photo of the week, and your weekend, lovely Sunshine Coast brides!

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The Prettiest of Maleny Wedding Days

7th April 2013

Heath broke the golden rule. It’s an honour code amongst mates – do not date your mate’s sister. Actually, Heath and Emily were great friends and joined at the hip, even before they started dating, so Emily’s big brother didn’t seem to mind too much.  Seven is the lucky number for this pretty pair – they were dating for seven months before Heath popped the question, and then they spent a further seven months planning their Maleny wedding. Well… Emily planned the wedding, anyway. Heath was more than happy to hand over the reigns, so the theme was left up…

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Photo of the Week

1st March 2013

The clouds may have only parted for a mere moment, but that’s all Sunshine Coast wedding photographer, Jennifer Oliphant Photography needed to capture this spectacular shot with sunshine streaming through. This lovely engaged couple must be jumping out of their skin to have ended up with a shot like this at One Tree Hill in Maleny from their engagement shoot. There is no better view of the majestic Glass House Mountains than that of the one from the little tree on the hill all the best local wedding photographers have access to. This tree is iconic to weddings in the…

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Spotlight on a Supplier: Jennifer Oliphant Photographer

21st January 2013

  When thinking of some of the loveliest, most talented wedding photographers on the Sunshine Coast, one name is always sure to pop up – Jennifer Oliphant Photographer. Not only is this super-friendly lady a delight to spend time with, but her photography is absolutely top notch. We have featured Jen’s work both on the blog and in our free online magazine, we really do love her work that much!  Having photographed many a Sunshine Coast wedding, and being a longtime local, we knew she would be a good one to ask our pressing questions about important wedding day advice…

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Photo of the Week

18th January 2013

One Tree Hill, as it is unofficially named, is iconic of Maleny, particularly in relation to wedding photography. Set atop a hilly knoll, with arguably the best view in Maleny, spanning the magestic Glass House Mountains. We have seen many a wedding day photograph of many a lucky couple wed in the Sunshine Coast hinterland region, however we are quite certain we have never seen one like this by Sunshine Coast wedding photographer, Velocity Images. We love this unique perspective! If you love it too, you simply must make a point of visiting Ben at the Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase…

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Mixed Cultural Maleny Wedding

2nd December 2012

Tony and Vero met through a mutual friend, and after four and a half blissful years together as absolute best friends, they became engaged to be married. They then made it just one year shy of the five year engagement at just four years. Plenty of time to get the planning absolutely perfect!  Their Maleny wedding was all about family and culture, and the couple made sure they had equal part in the planning process to ensure the wedding was a true representation of them as a couple. One of the things most important to them was to make sure…

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Wedding Day Storybook

14th November 2012

When you're presented with your wedding photographs from your amazing Sunshine Coast wedding photographer after the big day, don't you want them to be presented beautifully? Tanya from Chesterton Smith Photography makes sure her clients end up with the most beautiful memories from their wedding day, because she designs albums that are just like magical story books.  Take a peek at this example layout from a recent Sunshine Coast wedding the incredible Tanya photographed. The story of this couple's wedding day is so beautifully portrayed in this album. We love the way we are taken on a journey from start…

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