Hello May Exclusive
It’s no secret how much we love our amazing sponsor Hello May, so when they asked us to create some exclusive images just for them it was a no-brainer.
We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many incredible talents, making it easy to put together the ultimate crew to help bring to life a dreamy photo shoot fit for the pages of the Hello May Blog.
Daisy Chain Weddings, Heavenly Blooms, The Beauty Case, Ivie White Bridal, Him & Her Events, Hodge Podge Hire, Wil Valor, WildChild Cakes, The Supper Club and September Creative worked their magic and we have to say that it turned out even better than we had imagined! This amazing team of vendors and suppliers make working in the wedding industry a joy and we love having so many great Sunshine Coast movers and shakers to recommend to our couples.
Not long now until the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair, have you got your tickets yet?! Head over to Hello May for more gorgeous wedding inspo to get you through until this weekend. See you at the fair!
In the Booth
Introducing In the Booth! The ultimate party starter, their iconic booths are a favourite across the country for all types of celebrations.
This award-winning business has recently been taken over by newlyweds Dave and Katie. With loads of experience working in the event industry, they knew that In the booth was the perfect fit. These two are tried and true believers in the magic that’s created behind the curtain. An enclosed booth provides privacy for your more reserved guests to get a little silly and offers what may be the only place at your event where you can steal a moment for yourself and your sweetheart. Even your most camera shy guests will produce amazing and creative photos as they loosen up in the privacy of these comfy photo booths.
With convenient locations across Australia, every booth in their network is identical, keeping it easy with no confusing options, colours or styles. Just striking, classically styled booths that command attention in any venue. The fab retro look of their booths is only rivalled by the quality of images that are produced. With their dash of vintage style, they retain that classic photo booth feel which is seamlessly combined with industry leading software and imaging equipment.
We’re so excited for you to try out their awesome booths for yourself at this week’s Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! To find out more from In the Booth, visit their website or find them on Facebook.
Bow and Arbour
Bow and Arbour create simple, well designed, modern ‘Wedding Zines’ – short for magazine, contemporary for wedding albums.
This husband and wife team have created a meaningful and relaxed interpretation of wedding albums as we know it. They thoughtfully design every single one of their wedding zines to be a complimentary companion to what your big day truly was.
These guys have oodles of experience under their belt and between them have know-how in business, design, photography and the wedding industry. Bow and Arbour are the perfect combination of this fantastic partnership and their work speaks for itself in the quality that they produce.
Come say hi to Bow and Arbour at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair, until then you can learn more about them on their website or Facebook page.
Our Darling Sponsor – The Bride’s Tree
What can we say about The Bride’s Tree that won’t make us sound like stalkers?! Sally and Jenny are the dreamers behind this well-loved website and it’s safe to say that we love having them as one of our sponsors!
Sally was working as a makeup artist when she noticed brides consistently talking about how much they wished there was more information for Sunshine Coast weddings. It struck her – BAM! She needed to create an online magazine that came out quarterly, a blog with new content released every week, and a fully comprehensive directory to create everything you would need for a spectacular Sunny Coast wedding.
Jenny and her fiance were living in Scotland while trying to plan a wedding back home in Australia, but being on the other side of the globe made it hard to plan their big day. Jenny wanted to know every last vendor and venue available for their homegrown wedding so the couple could make an informed decision and choose the best local businesses that suited their individual style. There had to be a better way.
From a spark of an idea, The Bride’s Tree is now a leading free resource for couples to find everything they need when planning a Sunshine Coast wedding. Alongside their popular blog, the girls have an online magazine launched quarterly and their online shop is going gangbusters! They’ve even taken the time to research all of the best spots for your special day and have created their own comprehensive e-book “Sunshine Coast’s Best Wedding Venues”. This e-book has made finding the perfect venue so easy for couples during the planning process, it’s a life-changer!
Come and say hi to The Bride’s Tree team at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on Saturday and head to their website or Facebook page for more inspiration.
Hide and Rose
The Hide and Rose story began after one sentimental bride’s hunt for a unique wedding cover-up. Wanting and items that would reflect her own sense of style. Something classic, yet edgy. Elegant, but bold. The look of eternally chic leather over her beautiful lace gown made her absolutely swoon and she knew that she was onto something good.
Hide and Rose delivers a splash of colour, beauty and artistic style to create a treasured piece of wearable art for your wedding day and the years to come. Their team of skilled artist’s paint each leather or faux leather jacket by hand with a Hide and Rose design specially customised to incorporate the bride’s personalised sentiment, whether it’s a wedding date, new last name or favourite quote…the possibilities are endless.
The only business of it’s kind in Australia, not only are Hide and Rose helping to create memories and support talented local artists, they have also partnered up with Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, with $10 of every product sold donated to help towards the prevention and elimination of domestic violence towards women and children.
Women helping women, that’s what it’s all about! Be sure to come and support the girls from Hide and Rose at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair this Saturday and head to their website or Facebook page for more information on their stunning jackets.
Little Duck Calligraphy
Get ready to feel inspired!
Little Duck Calligraphy grew from the love for the art of calligraphy that artist Tess found when she was planning her own wedding. As a self-confessed history nerd and bookworm, she found herself in awe of the gorgeous script seen in old love letters and notes from generations past and knew that she wanted those timeless touches as part of her own day. This started a sweeping love affair with calligraphy and Tess soon dedicated herself to learning and growing her skills and quickly expanded to include sketching and watercolour paint.
Tess is highly sought after for creative collaboration both in Australia and internationally and has been featured in magazines across the globe. Brides and grooms turn to Little Duck Calligraphy because of Tess’s focus behind creating their stationery and the emphasis that she puts on making them the centre of the creative process. She works together in a partnership with each and every client to create the wedding stationery of their dreams, from save the dates to thank you notes and everything in between.
Tess will be at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair sharing some of her jaw-dropping work and answering any burning questions that you may have for her, so be sure to grab your tickets now! To see more from Little Duck Calligraphy, you can find Tess on Facebook or visit her website.
Still looking for the ultimate wedding location? Spicers Retreats have created gasp-worthy venues that will make you do a double take.
This amazing company boasts relaxed luxury accommodation and breathtaking scenery fit for the wedding of your dreams. The perfect backdrop for a relaxed celebration, both Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spicers Clovelly Estate are popular destinations for couples hunting for an intimate five-star venue.
Spicers Clovelly Estate has a rich history on the Sunshine Coast, starting life as a pineapple farm, it is now an immaculately renovated lodge perfect for weddings and honeymoons. Nestled amongst the picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland, this is a beautiful French-provincial style retreat that boasts lush gardens and luxury accommodations with modern French furnishings.
With multiple awards under their belt, their gourmet chefs will blow you and your guest away with mouthwatering cuisine and their experienced in-house wedding coordinator Emma is there to guide you through every step of the planning process, so you can rest easy knowing that your wedding will be one of the most relaxed and enjoyable days of your life.
Spicers Tamarind Retreat is known for Western luxury and Eastern tranquillity. With over 14 separate villas and their decadent Spa Anise day spa, staying here is a treat for the senses. Wake up to the gentle sounds of the rainforest in one of the most romantic and unique places in Australia. Spicers Tamarind Retreat is an Asian-influenced refuge that spirits you away to another world, surrounded by natural beauty and healing calm. It’s stunning garden ceremony locations and popular fire pit are the perfect mix for a wedding full of heart.
Come and meet the team from Spicers Retreat at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on 28th October. To see more of their jaw-dropping venues, visit their website or find them on Facebook.
The Wedding Chapel Woombye
Get ready to swoon!
The Wedding Chapel Woombye has been one of our favourite wedding fair venues for years. Completely charming, this is the perfect setting for anyone wanting a traditional and romantic ceremony.
With a unique vintage flavour, The Wedding Chapel Woombye has the beautiful Blackall Range as it’s backdrop and is located centrally within the Sunshine Coast region. The Chapel’s classic character and charm provides the perfect ceremony location as-is or can be turned into a DIY dream.
We just love The Wedding Chapel Woombye! With it’s team of talented Event Organisers and Religious Celebrants, this quaint and affordable site ticks all the right boxes. Plus, this year they will be hosting the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair, the perfect opportunity to come and check out the Chapel for yourself.
To find out more about this darling venue , head to their website or find The Wedding Chapel Woombye on Facebook.
The Rocks Functions
The Rocks Functions has been a long time favourite for natives of the Sunshine Coast. Located at the base of a mountain and facing the beautiful Maroochy River, this well loved spot oozes charm and personality.
After a prestigious history as an award winning restaurant, The Rocks Functions reopened it’s doors in 2015 and will be continuing it’s transformation over the coming months to include amazing Sunday seafood lunches along with a stunning space designed especially for weddings. Their team are making this alluring establishment hard to pass up by treating their clientele to delicious local produce, great wine and the type of relaxed vibe that will make you want to move in!
With an awesome squad of dedicated helpers gathered from across the globe, The Rocks Functions take care of every last detail. From their beyond talented chef’s, who have worked extensively all over the world, experienced staff who come from 5 star restaurants and venues, through to their in-house stylist who has been working her magic for over 20 years, this is a venue hard to beat!
Come and meet them for yourself at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair and find out more about The Rocks Functions on Facebook or their website.