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It is really important to know who you’re working with…so here’s a little snapshot of the Lovebird Weddings team. We look forward to hearing from you soon! 


Trudy Croad, Owner, Strategic Marketing Manager, and Wedding Planner:

Lovebird Weddings was created by Trudy Croad. Trudy has been planning and styling weddings and events for the past 15 years, previously in the media and celebrity landscape, and recently through her brand Lovebird Weddings.

Trudy has an Honours Degree in Business Management, and prior to event planning, she had another career in Marketing and Media Research, working both in Australia and London.

Trudy has received Awards for her Customer Service, and whilst living in the UK was hand-picked for an Elite Management Programme where she worked alongside some of the UK’s most senior executives to learn and develop in her career in business management.

She has worked for some of the world’s most exciting media brands including: Elle, Marie Claire, InStyle, Frankie, The Face, Elle Decoration, Better Homes and Gardens, Bride to Be, Heat!, Who, Smash Hits, Q, FHM, Smith Journal, Mens Health…to name just a few!

In 2008 she moved from Sydney to Noosa, launched her dream business, and in the past 8 years has personally planned and styled more than 300 weddings.

Trudy currently manages all the full service planning jobs, the marketing and communication of the business, and all strategic business planning elements. She also looks after the Lovebird Weddings facebook page.

Trudy is 41, has a 1 year old daughter Nathalie, lives in Sunshine Beach, and loves…my family and best friends, travelling and exploring, the beach, music, working out, good food & wine, love stories, sunshine, flowers, beautiful furniture!


Ashley Pearson, Assistant General Manager, Head Stylist & Creative Director:

Ashley joined Lovebird Weddings in 2012, after spending the first four years of her working life in Interior Design. As a qualified Interior Designer, and also a Fine Artist, Ashley is one incredibly talented stylist, and just a lovely, lovely person you will find a pleasure to work with.

Ashley co-manages all our styling clients, along with Sarah, and is also the creative brain behind our Styled Shoots, the acquisition of new styling décor and the design of our studio space. Ashley also manages our Instagram account and hand-paints all that amazing signage you see at our weddings.

Throughout her career, Ashley has developed a passion for space, ambience and detail…all the little things that Lovebird Weddings values the most.

Ashley is 26 years old, has a gorgeous dog called Hally who often frequents our offices, and loves…family, food, culture, creativity, furniture, graphic design, art, film and love! We are secretly waiting in anticipation for Ant, Ashley’s long-term love, to get down on one knee.


Sarah Markham, Senior Planner and Stylist & Warehouse Manager:

Sarah started at Lovebird Weddings in early 2013 after impressing us with her incredible style and service in a work experience training programme, following the completion of her Event Planning degree.

Sarah currently co-manages the styling clients with Ashley, and also works with some of our part-planning clients. Sarah manages the workflow of our warehouse, and the design and layout of our offices. Sarah is also our pinner extraordinaire, and manages the Lovebird Weddings Pinterest account. Like Ashley, Sarah also has a talent in the sign-writing department, and creates all our blackboard art.

Sarah is 24, is currently engaged to her long-term love Rikki, and we are super excited about her impending wedding at Maleny Manor next year. She loves…her fiancé, family and friends, being creative, good food and wine, travelling, cooking and being active.

The Lovebirds team is a passionate group of artists, stylists, planners, and lovers of love stories.

Banner images by Andrea Sproxton Photography and employee images by Jodi McDonald Photography