DIY Just Married Garland

6th November 2014

  There is one part of your wedding that does not need to be fancy-pants. No matter whether you’re having a farm picnic wedding with cowgirl boots and hay bales and a pig on the spit, or a formal sit down dinner in a fine dining restaurant, your Just Married sign is destined for simplicity. Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it and make it super cute! We love this DIY that brings a bit of old school charm and a time honoured tradition back to life. Everybody loves a Just Married garland with stringed cans hanging…

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Quirky Country Wedding in the Hinterland

10th February 2014

Rebecca and Ryan met when Ryan moved in next door and popped his head in to say a neighbourly hello. And the rest is history, as they say! The pair decided to share more than a postcode. They formed a life, made a beautiful child, and grew a partnership along the way that lead them to their Sunshine Coast hinterland wedding day. //// This fun couple decided to throw all the rules out the window, and simply infuse things they like into their wedding day. They enlisted the help of family and friends to help them collect material, doilies, jars, handkerchiefs…

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Your Wedding Details Sorted

3rd July 2012

If there is any time in your life when you want to be organised, it's now. Right now, while you are planning one of the biggest events of your life. Perhaps the biggest event of your life! Your Sunshine Coast wedding day absolutely must be planned to a tee. It's time to get your act together. I'm sorry, but it's true. Tough love on The Bride's Tree today! Okay, so we are still the kind bloggers you have come to know and love, (you do love us, right? Right?), we have something to help you get organised fast. It's a…

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Spring Races Wedding Styling

2nd July 2012

When thinking of a theme for your wedding, it doesn't all have to be about the colours and the bombonieres, and how you will decorate the joint up. You can also have your guests get involved and bring a bit of the styling on their person. No, I'm not suggesting you do an all-white party wedding, Jay-Z or P.Diddy-style (or whoever it is, who hosts these ludacris events.) Personally, I think limiting your entire guest list to wearing but one colour is a bit over-the-top and potentially stressful for them. You could, however, ask them to get into the spirit of…

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How to Choose Your Wedding Ceremony Music

26th June 2012

Choosing Wedding Ceremony Music For Your Sunshine Coast Wedding Guest blog post by Fiona Roberts, awesome wedding celebrant of Celebrate with Fiona Personalising your music selections is one of the ways you can make your ceremony your own. Music is one of the most important components of your ceremony because it sets the mood for your special day. If playing a version of “Here Comes the Bride” isn’t your style, choosing something more contemporary or personal is perfectly appropriate. Choosing your selections In general, a wedding ceremony has five main pieces to choose selections for: Prelude: Played for 15 minutes…

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Makeup Design of the Week

23rd June 2012

Ooh, we love a unique wedding theme, so this vintage/bohemian Sunshine Coast bride is right up our alley! And this wedding day makeup by Sunshine Coast wedding Makeup Artist, Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist… devine!   Natalie has designed a soft frosty eye makeup with a hint of peachy pink hue and a very light brown in the sockets. She applied a very soft peachy pink shimmery cheek with a glossy peachy pink lip. As with every bride, the main aim was for the base to be absolutely flawless without looking too heavy. Mission accomplished!   These stunning images are by the super talented Robeccer at Adori…

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Venue Review: Novotel Twin Waters Resort

21st June 2012

Ceremony? Check. Reception? Check. Accommodation? Check. Beach and garden photo locations? Check. Catering? Check. Decorations? Check. Peace of mind that absolutely everything is organised and running smoothly? Check and check. Right about now if you're squinting your eyes and tilting your head in suspicion at the idea that all of this could be found in one place for your Sunshine Coast wedding day, shame on you! Have I ever steered you wrong before?! Not a chance. Novotel Twin Waters Resort is a place where you can really hold a fantastic shindig. The first thing we love about it is that…

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Free Expert Wedding Advice

6th June 2012

Since becoming engaged, have you ever had a moment where you have thought to yourself, "Hmm, this wedding caper is slightly more overwhelming than I originally anticipated." Or, "Oh my goodness, I'm going batty and I just don't know where to even begin!" How about, "If only an expert in this kind of thing would come along and tell me what to do!" I have a spot of good news for you, my fine little bridal friend. There is such an expert right here on the Sunshine Coast, who will in fact give you a nudge in just the right…

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A Few of Our Favourite Things (ah, Weddings!)

5th April 2012

Happy Easter, beautiful Sunshine Coast brides! Because we know you will be chillaxing out over your weekend with family, friends and that gorgeous fiance of yours, and you will have a bit of time up your sleeve for wedding oggling, we have a treat for you. We have put together a collection of our favourite real Sunshine Coast wedding stories we have shared with you so far.  There are some fantastic tips, great local recommendations, fashion inspiration and unique DIY ideas for you to devour over your long weekend. We hope you enjoy them, and find that perfect idea you…

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High Tea Bridal Shower

21st March 2012

If you are going to have your sister plan your bridal shower, make sure she is an incredible, creative event stylist. If you achieve this one simple thing straight up, the rest will be a breeze.  At least that's what lovely Sunshine Coast bride, Jane, found when she enlisted the help of her sister, Hayley Shum of Hayley Wholehearted, for the job of planning and executing her very special high tea bridal shower. from the decorating, to the food, the flowers and of course the tea cups, everything was perfect. The party was full of ladylike loveliness and genuine vintage pretties that…

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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.