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Rustic & Elegant Australian Wedding

When you have a beautiful backdrop like Flaxton Gardens in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland it’s impossible not to embrace its beauty as a part of your special day. This couple did just that with a rustic style wedding which included simple 3-tiered cake wrapped in burlap & wildflower centerpiece. You can see every moment of pretty captured by Jennifer Oliphant here!

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From Jennifer OliphantEmily and Daniel’s elegant and rustic wedding was held at the beautiful Flaxton Gardens in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland on a rainy day. The stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland was a top priority for Emily and Daniel when choosing a location for their wedding. The gorgeous scenery there makes for a truly beautiful backdrop, not only for a wedding but for the location photography as well.

The bride and groom met at a very young age but did not start dating until after high school. After six years together Daniel proposed at the top of Mount Edward, somewhere that was very special to them since they went there on one of their first dates. This January will mark eight years together for this gorgeous couple.

Emily and Daniel’s reception in the Barrel Room at Flaxton Gardens was peppered with lots of lovingly created DIY bits and pieces. Daniel made the vases that held the flowers for the name place cards, his mother made the lovely table runners that covered the tables, and Emily crafted the beautiful place cards and thank you notes with the help of Daniel’s cousin and the lace and twine candle holders with her friends. These tiny details really made the reception unique and looked just gorgeous.

There was so much fun and laughter throughout the day; the bond between the bridal party and Emily and Daniel was evident and helped make the day truly special for them. The staff at Flaxton Gardens did an amazing job for their wedding, ensuring the day was relaxed and stress free, which I know was an important element for Emily and Daniel.

Photography: Jennifer Oliphant Photographer | Floral Design: Willow Bud | Wedding Dress: Jordanna Regan Couture | Cake: Ideas In Icing | Ceremony: Flaxton Gardens | Reception Venue: Flaxton Gardens | Makeup: Darienne Davis | Hair: Ally Hodgson | Groom's Suit: R.M. Williams | Celebrant: Darienne Davis

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Rustic Sunshine Coast Wedding at Kenilworth Homestead

After losing touch after high school and reuniting five years later, this gorgeous couple’s love story got its happily ever after as the two pledged their love under the purple canopy of a beautiful jacaranda tree. With Calli B Photography behind the lens, all the rustic details—from the wood pews to the burlap accents—from this wedding are picture-perfect. 

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From Calli B Photography… Rachel and Warwick’s love story was a long time in the making. After meeting at high school they lost touch for five years, but the couple reconnected at the age of 21 and have been together ever since. Rural Queensland’s unspoiled beauty perfectly matched their desire for a rustic themed wedding, and they chose to get married at Kenilworth Homestead, located in the Mary Valley region of the Sunshine Coast. Knowing exactly how she wanted her special day to look, Rachel opted for rustic styling elements and a stunning floral design created by local Sunshine Coast florist, Willow Bud. Beautiful glass bubbles filled with candles and lush flowers were hung from the roof of the homestead, while vintage furniture laden with bonbonniere complemented the venue’s rustic feel. Kenilworth Homestead’s huge jacaranda tree provided an ideal ceremony location, and Rachel and Warwick said their vows beneath a riot of purple flowers, surrounded by family and friends. “Walking down the aisle and seeing Warwick tear up and listening to our vows…these memories will be clear in my mind for the rest of my life,” said Rachel. “The whole day was perfect. I married my best friend and not one thing went wrong.” While the couple had their official photos taken in the property’s picturesque surroundings, guests entertained themselves with outdoor games and snacked on the delicious assortment of candy. The reception’s table setting featured soft white linen, swatches of lace and vases filled with delicate blooms. A single-tier white wedding cake finished off the look seamlessly. Just when Rachel and Warwick thought they couldn’t get any happier, prior to jetting off on their Hawaiian honeymoon, the couple found out they were expecting twins.

Photography: Calli B Photography | Flowers: Willow Bud | Cakes: Sweetness Contained | Bridal Gown: Hills In Hollywood | Ceremony & Reception: Kenilworth Homestead | Marriage Celebrant: Bill Scurry

Colorful Bohemian Wedding at the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Lush, vibrant and every bit what a bohemian garden party should be, this Queensland wedding captured by Calli B Photography is pure magic! Love Bird Weddings infused effortless romance throughout, while Mondo Floral Designs upped the wow factor with jewel tone blooms. Don’t miss out on all the loveliness in the full gallery right here!

From Calli B Photography... After meeting at a music festival just before sunrise, Marie and Joel were destined to be together. The couple said their vows at Spicers Clovelly Estate in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where they celebrated the occasion with a bohemian garden party.

The wedding ceremony was decorated with an assortment of pretty details, including a sign featuring the words “With my whole heart, for my whole life.” Trudy Croad of Love Bird Weddings created an effortlessly romantic setting by combining elements of bohemian styling with a colour palette consisting of antique white, ivory cream, peach, apricot, pink, fuchsia, lavender and hints of blue.

Guests were seated on wooden bistro chairs beneath a jacaranda tree, amongst an array of brightly coloured petals. The wedding alter was fashioned with bamboo wrapped in calico, with a beautiful floral design on one side. The registry table was made from driftwood, accompanied by two Hampton chairs wrapped in lace and adorned with jewel-toned flowers. The relaxed style of the garden party allowed guests to unwind after the ceremony, with rattan benches and wine barrels placed around the venue for seating.

Marie and Joel wanted one long dining table for their reception, and six tables were pushed together lengthways in order to accommodate their 32 guests. Macramé cloths, candles, glass pillars and tea lights covered the table, and each place setting featured a cute Bonbonniere provided by the bride and groom. Men received personalised golf balls inscribed with “He put a ring on it” while women were given handmade lip balm on which was written, “Our love is the balm.” The icing on the cake was literally the amazing mint green banana and chocolate cake made by Cake Designs, which was decorated with florals and placed on a timber bolt table.

Mondo Floral Designs delivered a stunning arrangement of flowers with rich, jewel-toned colours executed in a relaxed gardenesque style. David Austen roses, tulips, hydrangea, dahlias, delphinium, hyacinth, freesias, berries, flowering foliage and unstructured greenery were all used to create a vividly bohemian design. A beautiful hairpiece made with an assortment of flowers was the perfect accessory for Marie’s wedding day look and a lush floral canopy brought wow factor to the ceremony. Even the venue’s chandeliers were adorned with beautiful blooms.

The most special part of the day for Marie and Joel was when they first saw each other at the ceremony, and that they were able to include their children in their wedding day.

Photography: Calli B Photography | Floral Design: Mondo Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Hilde Heim | Cake: Cake Designs | Makeup: The Ballerina Bride | Hair: Hair By Nicola | Officiant: Next Chapter Cermony | Wedding Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate | Event Styling & Décor: Lovebird Weddings

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