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Romantic Clifftop Engagement Session

I’m not one to use to use the term “wildly romantic” very often, but describe this enchanting engagement session any other way and you’d be lying.  Because this is the type e-shoot that takes one of the world’s most stunning twosomes (seriously) and pairs them with breathtaking scenery and the uber talents of White Ash Photography.  See every beautiful moment right here.

From White Ash Photography… Colette and Jonathan are a lovely couple with an edgy sense of style. The clifftop for this engagement session was the perfect location to host their wild and romantic affair. Colette’s lovely 3 carat raw black diamond ring set the tone for the styling; and her George dress was the right choice, especially considering it was such a windy afternoon.

We wanted a lovely polished look for this session, because their engagement party turned into a surprise wedding for their guests! This afternoon of just the two of them was how they wanted to capture their love for one another, so at the engagement party/wedding, they could relax with their family and friends. A perfect idea for such a beautiful, spontaneous couple!

Photography: White Ash Photography | Dress: George | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

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Traditional Church Wedding by Goliath Productions

Without fail, this Goliath Productions has brought me to happy tears. With two stunning features below, the only thing more beautiful than the breathtaking views of the Maleny countryside is the love these two Aussies have for one another. With touches of daisies and darling glances, this sweet couple significantly wed at the White Wedding Church and it’s truly a sight to see. More below!


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From Goliath Productions… Laura and Braedon’s elegant Maleny wedding was every bit as fun as they are! They chose to marry in the timeless “little white wedding church” which boasts breathtaking views of the Maleny countryside and complemented Laura’s graceful style completely. It definitely set the scene for their classic styling and Laura’s incredible gown; however, this was far from your regular wedding. Laura and Braedon’s bright and lively personalities meant that the celebration was a complete representation of who they are as a couple. What more could you want?

Photography: Dave & BJ From Iconic Imagery | Videography: Goliath Productions | Floral Design: Wallflower | Church: White Wedding Church

Whimsical Sunshine Coast Wedding

On this cold New England evening, Matt Rowe has managed to transport me to a summer day that radiates warmth and love. With every sunny detail designed a la Cloud Nine Weddings, from the stunning altar installation to a romantic walk down the aisle, every moment of this Wirreanda Park affair is endearing. Take a peek at the gallery for so much more here.

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From Matt Rowe Photography… Tarsha and Matt’s garden-styled wedding was a treat. This couple maintained a focus on fun (and hilarity) as well as their genuine affection and love. Styled in a flush of greenery in a giant fig-lined park with soft details of petals and vintage props the scene was perfect. As photographers we like to get into the vibe of each wedding and the groomsmen had us laughing early on and right through the night with their care-free antics. The sincerity of the gestures within the details – the wishing well and the jams – demonstrated the core of a wedding celebration and the involvement of those dearest. The final announcement at the end of the night really tipped the scale to awesome-ness and elicited so much joy (what a great way to celebrate the start of a family!). We had a ball and felt blessed to have been part of this gorgeous celebration.

From the Bride… We met when we were 14 years old at one of my Nan and Pop’s family BBQs. Matt had known my cousins and my Aunty and Uncle for many years as he played in the same soccer team as my cousins which my uncle coached. Matt’s mum had moved next door to my Nan and Pop which is why they were invited over to the BBQ. We started dating at 15.

I came home from work on Friday to an empty suitcase on the bed with a note saying ‘pack your bags I will be home to pick you up in an hour’. He had reserved a penthouse in Noosa for the weekend. I was expecting something to happen on the Saturday night at dinner, but nothing happened. He waited until Sunday afternoon just before we went home. We had gone to get some cheese and champagne to have a picnic down by the Marina. As I have walked off onto the grassed area to sit down he asked ‘why don’t we see if we can get on one of these boats (off to the side there were BBQ boats down a pontoon) reluctantly I agreed. But as we got to the bottoms of the pontoon Matt turned and shook hands with the owner of a gondola which he had pre-booked months in advance. We went for a lovely romantic boat ride around the canals of Noosa. Matt downed half a bottle of wine due to nerves (he is a strict beer drinker haha) then just as we were about to dock as hopped on one knee and proposed. I cried.

On the day felt like one big blur having coffee, then makeup, then hair, then limo, then ceremony. It didn’t really feel any different. It just felt like this is what I was meant to be doing all along. I did get excited and it started to kick in as I got out of the limo. I was excited to finally be able to call Matt my husband. One of the best highlights of the day though was when we were at the reception and Matt was doing his final speech and asked our guests to look under their seats for an envelope which was a ‘lucky door prize’. Whoever had the envelope under their seat (which was planned to be one of my best friends) was asked to read out the card which said ‘Matt and Tarsha would like to announce that in May next year they will be expecting their first baby’. The room just erupted with screams and whistles and it turned the whole day into a really amazing celebration of love and life.

The details of the wedding were amazing! My bridesmaids helped me decorate hundreds of jars which had been collected by family and friends. My beautiful Nana had worked tirelessly for almost a year hand making five different flavours of jam in over 100 jars which were given to all of our guests as gifts, which were all hand decorated. our wine box was another important detail. My step father had had made a special box for us to us in a wine ceremony. We both wrote letters to each other about what we think our life will be like in 10 years and how we felt in the days leading up to the wedding. We then chose a bottle of red wine to go in the box and we had our parents help seal the box shut with nails which we will open on our 10th wedding anniversary. We also had a handmade wishing well that plays a part in each one of our family weddings. A little plaque is made with the couple’s names and the date of their special day. So far we are up to wedding number 6.

Photography: Matt Rowe Photography | Event Design: Cloud Nine Weddings | Wedding Dress: Casar Elegance | Cake: Sunny Girl Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Wirreanda Park | Reception Venue: Buderim Tavern | Bridesmaids Dresses: For Her And For Him | Makeup: KJ Artistry | Groom's Attire: Suits Direct | Officiant: Lynette Maguire | Transportation: Image Limos

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Elegant Beach Wedding on Stradbroke Island

Held at the perfectly named An Island Hideaway, this wedding has me believing there’s something extra special in that ocean breeze, from the bride’s beachy hair to her gorgeous gown. Bird & Boy Photography and Anchored Cinema captured it all from first kiss to barefoot bliss and you too can indulge in your childhood mermaid memories with me right this way!

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From Bird And Boy Photography… Kate is a wedding decor professional so she was absolutely thrilled to plan and style her own wedding… she was so organised and knew exactly what she wanted. Kate and Ryan made a lot of the wedding decor. She focused on a beachy theme with lots of flowers and floral arrangements. She was told constantly on her wedding day that she looked like a mermaid!

Kate and Ryan had just moved to the Gold Coast from Melbourne and were so excited to start their married life with a beachy start. They wanted a wedding to feel more like a holiday so they decided to get married at An Island Hideaway which we all needed to take a ferry to get to. It really felt like we were travelling to a secret destination.

We were able to drive to the other side of the island for a secret portrait location with magical lighting and beautiful sunlight.

Photography: Bird And Boy Photography | Videographer: Anchored Cinema | Flowers: Elyssium Blooms | Cake: Two Little Bakers | Ceremony Venue: An Island Hideaway | Makeup: Erin Stuart Styles | Hair: Melissa Jayne Hair | Decor: Hunter Gatherer (The Bride's Business)

Floral Inspired Bridal Luncheon

I’m what you would call a bridal shower junkie; invite me and I’ll be there with bells on, more than ready to toast you and yours.  So give me a floral-inspired bridal shower shoot, complete with gold-dusted macarons, and I’m all sorts of happy.  Especially when its a perfectly crafted day of pretty from the likes of Victoria CameronAlways Fabulous Flowers and Studio Impressions.  Click here for more.

From Victoria Cameron… I teamed up with a great team of vendors including Studio Impressions, Styled Events and Always Fabulous Flowers to create this floral-inspired bridal luncheon.

We wanted to create something that celebrated the events that lead up to the wedding day and with that in mind chose a stylish lunch setting for a bridal tea or luncheon.

From the beginning it was to designed for the bride who loves all things sweet and pink so we chose a soft champagne underlay for the tablecloths and paired this with a sheer damask overlay. We then flooded the tables with small floral arrangements in a collection of vintage crystal vases and added a beautiful finishing touch with place cards and gold-dusted macarons for every guest.

Photography: Studio Impressions | Florist: Always Fabulous Flowers | Stationery: Cara Marie Designs | Desserts: Cakes By Judy C | Heritage Listed: Brisbane Polo Club | Planning + Design: Victoria Cameron | Rentals: Styled Events

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Organic Country Elegance Style Shoot

I kind of feel like Calli B Photography and Three Stone Gold Weddings & Events created this shoot just for me, because honestly, it’s my dream. With an organic yet elegant feel, they whipped up a table worthy of the most important guests. From the beautiful hand scripted napkins to the amazing florals from Bella Bloom Floral Design, this gallery is nothing short of perfect.

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From Calli B PhotographyFor this organic country elegance shoot, Mikaela from Three Stone Gold Weddings & Events wanted to draw inspiration from the amazing greenery and views of the venue, by combining a neutral colour palette of white and soft dove grey with natural light timbers. The dove grey colour became the forefront of the inspiration, as it created such an earthy and romantic country feel.

With regards to the table setting, Mikaela wanted to keep it simple, drawing the eye to a few key elements. Printed linen napkins combined with bouquet garni created the perfect organic setting, keeping it effortlessly modern but still timeless.

The cake was decorated with different shades of icing, using the dove grey colour palette as inspiration, and a wreath of greenery was added to keep its design consistent with the organic country theme. White candles and delicate flowers were placed on a table cloth of soft grey linen, while opulent glass wear and cheese platters further added to the rustic appeal of the table setting.

Mismatched timber chairs and vintage-style cutlery complemented each other seamlessly, and a glass flagon filled with bright orange juice provided a pop of colour. Napkins with ‘Bon Appetite’ scrawled across them in cursive font brought a touch of charisma to the table setting, nestled against bunches of greenery tied with white ribbons.

Incorporating fresh white, green and grey hued florals to tone in with the stunning Maleny background, as well as Three Stone Gold weddings styling Bella Bloom Floral Designs selected a combination of Succulents, Dusty Miller foliage, Carnations and Chrysanthemums to create a glamorous rustic table centre-piece enhanced with touches of Queens Anne’s Lace, Hyacinths, Andromeda Flower and Arabs Eye to add extra texture and interest.

For the ladder feature, Bella Bloom Floral Designs used Easter Daisy and Wax flower to add a touch of ‘’pretty’’ to the tin pales. -”We love lush, organic bouquets at Bella Bloom Floral Designs, so for the Bride we created a free-form bouquet with lots of fresh foliage like gum and leather fern, as well as pretty delicate flowers like the Hyacinths and Queen Anne’s Lace. We bound the bouquet with long linen stripped ribbon for an extra touch of decadence.”

The rolling green hills of the Maleny countryside provided the perfect backdrop for such a lavish wedding design.

Photography: Calli B Photography | Florist: Bella Bloom Floral Design | Gown: Queenie Australia | Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry | Venue: Maleny Tropical Retreat | Decor: Hodgepodge Hire | Stylist: Three Stone Gold Weddings & Events

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