It was a pleasure to be invited to the Spicers Clovelly Estate Twilight Wedding Showcase earlier this month. Here’s a few of the photos from the talented ladies from Lovebird Weddings and Mondo Floral Designs.
Sunshine and love were on display for Amy and Drew’s special day. The gorgeous couple tied the knot at Flaxton Gardens earlier this year surrounded by the loving company of their family and friends with an abundance of colourful blooms!
Amy and Drew were married by Darienne Davis under the floral arbour at Flaxton Gardens with magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast as their back drop. Amy looked beautiful in her ‘Judy Copley’ wedding gown and effortlessly complemented her bridesmaid’s navy dresses.
Mondo Floral Designs created the vibrant floral concept for Amy and Drew’s perfect day featuring a mix of blooms that showcased stunning magentas, corals, oranges, apricots and peaches with small hints of soft blush pink tones and eclectic lush green foliage and flowering fillers. Flowers played an integral part throughout Amy and Drew’s celebrations and the reception space at Flaxton Gardens was no exception with the gorgeous floral chandeliers suspended high above.
‘Say it With Lights’ provided Amy and Drew’s ‘LOVE’ sign that lit up the night’s sky and was a favourite feature amongst their guests who enjoyed taking their snaps with the sign! Amy, Drew and their guests treated themselves to the ice cream cart for dessert while also enjoying the decedent goodness of the wedding cake by Cake Designs.
“Honestly, I couldn’t pick a favourite part. The whole day was beyond perfect and even better than I could ever had imagined. We loved the feeling of finally becoming husband and wife and seeing each other at the arbour of the first time was pretty special!”
Congratulations Amy and Drew!
It was a stunning winters day for Jess and Liam who said, “I do” at Maleny Manor.
Mondo Floral Designs created Jess and Liam’s beautiful flower concept with blooms that consisted of a variety of David Austin roses, grand jubilee roses, peonies, textural flowering fillers with rustic and lush green foliage. The flowers showcased Jess and Liam’s chosen colour palette of classic ivory tones, soft and antique pinks, apricots and pops of burgundies. These gorgeous blooms featured throughout Jess and Liam’s ceremony under the pavilion and reception space of Maleny Manor.
Jess wore an elegant, long sleeved laced wedding gown that complemented her cathedral length veil. Her bridesmaids looked glamourous in cream gold embellished floor length dresses, while the men looked dapper in their navy suits!
Highlights of old world gold shone throughout the reception space at Maleny Manor and accented the beautiful floral centre pieces on the tables. The three-tiered cake from Cake Designs looked decedent in all white with dripping gold icing and pretty pops of blooms.
The gorgeous couple and their guests were treated to a magnificent firework displays towards the end of the night, topping off an unforgettable wedding day for the now newlyweds!
Congratulations Jess and Liam!
Hayley and Brendan’s wedding at AnnaBella the Wedding Chapel and Yandina Station.
It was a country Boho inspired lavish affair for the wedding of high school sweet hearts Hayley and Brendan and what a beautiful gathering they put together! Married at the ever so quaint Annabella the Wedding Chapel with a fabulous reception following at Yandina Station, these two knew exactly how they wanted their special day to reflect them as a couple – a collaboration of rustic glam and bohemian touches and lots of creative DIY stylings!
Hayley, Brendan and their families have a strong connection to the country side and it was important to them to pay tribute to their background, natural timbers and raw materials created the styling foundations of their gorgeous wedding day. Splash Events teamed up with Hayley and Brendan and introduced lovely country décor touches.
“My dad and I did a lot of DIY decorating – the seating plan, wishing well, menu sign, table numbers etc. We would design the items together-he would make it out of timber and metal and then I would decorate it with text. It was very special that we could do that together. I also screen-printed all our stationery, which was a lot of work, but again, a very special addition to the day.”
Flowers took centre stage and played their part with the amazing floral touches and features from Ginger Lily and Rose. A warm colour palette of burnt oranges, ambers, apricots, rich burgundies were accompanied by refreshing pops of ivories, greens and small touches of antique mauves – A perfect nod to the country, boho stylings! Hayley’s Bridal Bouquets showcased stunning dahlia’s, David Austin roses, queen Anne’s lace with natural rustic foliages, hints of berries and pretty flowering fillers. These precious blooms were showcased throughout the chapel ceremony and wedding reception with an exquisite floral structure that hung high above the bridal table at their wedding reception with cascades of twinkling fairy lights.
When asked what her favourite memory from their wedding day was, the beautiful bride simply explained “The whole day was very special, so it’s hard to choose! But I will never forget the look on Brendan’s face as I walked down the aisle.” And what a divine site she was, turning heads as she journeyed down the aisle in her white laced bridal gown by Grace Loves Lace.
It was nuptial bliss with a day filled full of love, happiness, sunshine with landscaped views. The pair, now newlyweds, ventured on a honey moon road trip around Tasmania chasing more of that country magic!
Warmest wishes, and all the very best Hayley and Brendan!
Fashion shoot with Erin Clare bridal wear.
Erin’s inspiration for her latest collection is ‘Etherial Light’. Ethereal and whimsical, the collection includes soft floaty fabrics and delicate unique laces. With sensual classically feminine lines and exquisite back details.
Inspired by the latest trend for coastal rustic bouquet designs, Mondo Floral Designs collaborated with some of the Sunshine Coast’s best stylists to present a styled shoot accenting the neutral tones of the sandy beach shores, bountiful blooms featuring rustic earthy accents and wild and whimsical foliages were wonderful stylish accessories to the range of couture gowns on show.
Their collection of bespoke bouquet designs featured white on white coastal glamour, showcased by Phalaenopsis orchids, roses and seasonal bulbs, with hanging cascading greenery. They also created a bohemian inspired native focussed oversized bouquet with intricate foliages and flowering fillers accents. Their romantic handheld posy design paid tribute to a smaller style bouquet preference with soft vintage pastel accents and pretty dainty blooms.
Gathered longer stems bouquet designs are becoming increasingly popular and our wild rambling beach style gathered bouquet featured hydrangea and dahlias, with hints of rustic foliages.Mondo Floral Designs love creating hair floral features and took inspiration from the free flowing hair styling and showcased a range of floral features available for beach style wedding hair designs.
The hair inspiration for this shoot was to showcase fresh, modern, carefree hair. Evalyn created these looks by using soft waves, braids and whimsical floral hair pieces.
Photographer: Calli B Photography www.callibphotography.com.au | Gowns: Erin Clare www.erinclare.com.au | Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs www.mondofloraldesigns.com.au | Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair www.evalynparsons.com | Makeup: Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry www.kateellenartistry.com
Gemma and Brian chose the beautiful hinterland venue Flaxton Gardens to celebrate their Sunshine Coast Wedding.
The couple opting for a relaxed style ceremony and reception with the focus being bringing family and friends together sharing love and laughter with great food and wine. Upon arrival each guest was seated with a handheld wooden fan, perfect for the summer heat, and the ceremony took place on the lawn of Flaxton Gardens with breathtaking views of the hinterland in the background. After a heartfelt ceremony, the guests enjoyed relaxed moments on the manicured lawn with pimm’s, mojitos and scrumptious canapes. There were also lawn games for entertainment and most importantly bonding time between family and friends.
Gemma and Brian’s wedding day style emulated their brief of ‘simple sophistication’ with re ned styling highlighting a neutral colour palette with hints of grey. The reception featured long tables with full length linen cloths, sweet stationary and beautiful blooms. Summer stunners including David Austin roses, hydrangea, and beautiful peonies featured throughout the oral concept, and lush green foliage’s with accents of dove grey provided gorgeous textural aspects to the designs.
“Each bridesmaid picked their own dress to suit their personal style, and the fowers from Ginger Lily and Rose were incredible, especially my bouquet.”
There were a few drops of rain the morning that Kirstie and Gavin were set to say, “I do”, but nothing could ever dampen this gorgeous couple’s garden party inspired wedding!
Kirstie and Gavin’s wedding was elegantly styled with lovely coastal décor touches by the talented team at Splash Events. The sweet and soft colour palette of pastel pinks, creams, ivory tones, sage greens with pops of pretty peaches and apricots were featured through the lovely blooms created by Flax Flower. The beautiful stylings and floral combination created the perfect setting for the charming beachside celebration!
Transported to their ceremony at Hidden Grove, Kirstie and her Bridal party arrived in true coastal class – Alfie, the bright aqua Kombi!
Styled by Silk Hair and Makeup and looking flawless in her all white detailed laced gown from Made with Love, Kirstie dazzled as she was ready to make her journey down the aisle to greet her husband-to-be.
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect! With moments before the ceremony set to proceed, the lovely couple and their adoring families were greeted with blissful rays of sunshine and clearing blue skies!
Kirstie and Gavin’s ceremony was an intimate affair amongst immediate family, with their nieces and nephews by their side as they their exchanged vows, surrounded by the lush green trees of Hidden Grove, with the stunning Noosa coastline offering the picture-perfect back drop.
It was all fun and games as the sun continued to shine, the newlyweds and their guests sipped champagne and enjoyed the many lawn games on offer at their garden party before journeying to reception.
The happy couple and their families relished and dined over a relaxed casual lunch at their reception at Boardwalk Bistro on Hastings. It was an afternoon full of love and laughter as they created special memories together while enjoying the prime views of the picturesque coastline, it was a beautiful way to spend their perfect day!
Congratulations Kirstie and Gavin!
A lovely day it was for Jessica and Ryan to say “I do” amongst their adoring family and friends at the ever so gorgeous Maleny Manor. The couple were married by Brisbane based marriage celebrant Melanie Cavanough from Happy Hour Celebrancy, in a small, intimate and cosy ceremony that was filled full of precious memories. Jessica adoringly described a memorable moment captured with her father. “When walking down the stairs at Maleny Manor, and to then walk down the aisle. Dad and I both had a moment and cried which was super special, as dad was so proud.”
Jessica looked radiant in an elegant strapless gown from Ferrari Formal Wear & Bridal. Beautiful detailing’s of diamanté and bling glistened from her head to her toes, even catching touches of glimmer in between her bridal bouquet of vibrant fuchsia roses and lime green berries.
Jessica’s bridesmaids dazzled bright in their mixed matched “pretty in pink” dresses and sweet white rose posies. The fabulous Evalyn Parsons Hair classically styled Jessica and her gorgeous three bridesmaids’ hair with Amelia Livingstone lending her talent as the makeup artist for Jessica’s special day.
Jessica creatively designed her own florals for her and Ryan’s wedding day. With a timeless colour palette comprised of ivories and whites, accented with bright pops of pink and refreshing touches of green, this stunning colour palette featured consistently in Jessica’s and Ryan ceremony and reception. The chic team from Splash Events were the stylists on board for the day with their elegant décor and styling complementing the beautiful surroundings and atmosphere of Maleny Manor.
It was a reception full of fun, laughter and dancing, a candy buffet that packed punch with an abundance of delicious sweet treats on offer, and a decadent three-tiered seminude cake from Queen of Cakes. The deliciously eye catching cake stood tall and proud, dressed in lush cascading pink blooms and adorned with scrumptious pink macarons!
The dreamy day ended in a dreamy night with fireworks by Mr Fireworks International shining bright and lighting up the Sunshine Coast hinterland sky. An intimate and elegant affair it was indeed, cherished with everlasting memories for the gorgeous newlyweds and their closest family and friends.
Congratulations Jessica and Ryan.
Sandie and Paul’s Noosa wedding at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort
It was a day full of elegance and charm for Sandi and Paul’s Noosa wedding earlier this month. Married under the rustic blooms of the ceremony arbour at the beautiful Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, this gorgeous English couple had the ultimate Australian wedding with native inspired stylings and florals with photos by backdrops of magnificent ocean views!
Escorted by Birtie’s Bentley to her ceremony, Sandie was all sophistication and grace from her flawless white laced bridal gown down to her Jimmy Choo’s! Her custom-made perfume was a delightful personal touch and her hair was impeccably styled by Nicola from Hair by Nicola, teaming up the talented Makeup Artist Pru Edwards, Sandie looked effortlessly beautiful for her special day.
Sandie and Pauls wedding day was wonderfully styled by the team from Lovebird Weddings with divine blooms from Mondo Floral Designs, their ceremony and reception reflected the perfect blend of both coastal and country charm. Sandie held a stunning bouquet showcasing an unstructured rustic design of mixed natives, flowering fillers and foliages with sweet pops of blush pink roses. Her beautiful bridesmaid dressed in blue held a similar design that was smaller in style.
The romantic reception at Ricky’s River Bar and Restaurant was dressed in pretty décor pieces and finishing touches from Lovebird weddings. The heavenly white two-tiered cake from Cake Designs looked delectable topped with lovely blush pink roses, gum nuts and textural flowering fillers.
Eclectic bottles and jars of gorgeous florals adorned the tables crafting the rustic coastal concept that showcased the colour palette of the day with natural sage greens and rich burgundy tones, blush pinks, delicate pops of white and ivory with subtle hints of apricot.
A charming wedding it was of such beauty and sentiment for the beautiful newlyweds, congratulations Sandie and Paul!
Ceremony: Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Reception: Rickys River Bar + Restaurant, Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs, Decor/Styling: Lovebird Weddings, Hair: Hair by Nicola, Makeup: Pru Edwards Makeup Artist, Cake: Cake Designs, Car: Birti The Bentley