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Aug

07

Rustic Elegance, Modern Glamour, Love, Warmth and Family.

This colour palette features a base of Whites, Shades of Nude & Grey…Teamed with Deep Purples, Berry, Rich Reds & Marsala…Complimented by Black, Tarnished Golds, Rustic Timbers & Olive Green Foliage.

And so unfolds the wedding of Sarah & Rikki, our Lovebirds of 2016, and none other than Lovebird Weddings very own General Manager. It was a day full of laughs and smiles, warmth and grace, the maori haka, and the day they said “I-do”. To view the amazing film from this shoot, please click here.

As a wedding stylist, beautiful styling and flowers was of course going to form a major part of the look of this wedding. There were a few pieces created especially for the couple to personalise their day.

Table runners were hand-scripted from the love letters that we wrote to each other when they first met, they chose bread boards to write their menus on and bottles to create their seating plan to reflect their mutual passion for cooking and entertaining, the bride hand-scripted timber place tags, they wanted a relaxed feel for speeches so chose a cosy lounge setting near the fireplace instead of a lectern.

Bride wore a gold couture dress and bridesmaids all wore different styles and colours (they chose their own gowns) and the groom and groomsmen all wore different shades of charcoal and grey suits. They chose to do their first dance at sunset on a jetty under fairy lights with an acoustic guitarist. Later in the evening, their ceremony pavilion turned into a whiskey and cigar bar for the boys.

Rather than provide  bonbonniere, the couple made a donation to Make-A-Wish Australia.

To view their amazing film, click here.

Dream Team: Venue: Maleny Manor; Photographer: Jodi McDonald; Film maker: Motion Reel Films; Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Florist: Mondo Floral Designs; Gown: Erin Clare Couture; Music: Dan McGahan

 

Jul

30

French-inspired, with lots of Romance and Flowers.

A base palette of Delicate Whites, Ivory, Soft Pinks, Blush & Accents of Rose Gold. To which we have added Green Foliage, Pops of Magenta, Mulberry, Cherry & Marsala. Teamed with Beige Linens, Rustic Timbers & Navy to complement this elegant styling design.

To view their incredible film, click here.

Dream Team: Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate; Planner & Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Photography & Film: Studio Impressions; Celebrant: James Mclauchlan; Makeup: Courtney Sofia; Hair: Hunt & Hair; Florals: Mondo Floral Designs; Cake: Cake Designs; Music: Dan McGahan; Photobooth: In the Booth; Car: A Golden Roller; Transport: Mystic Mountain Tours

 

Jul

30

Glamorous, Vintage, Quirky.

This colour palette features a base of Antique White, Ivory, Pale Blue & Navy. To which we have added touches of Soft Pinks, Blush, Coral & Raspberry with hints of Green Foliage… Complemented by Champagne, Gold & subtle touches of Timber to tie in beautifully with this glamorous, vintage-inspired design.

Dream Team: Venue: Maleny Manor; Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Florist: Mondo Floral Designs; Photographer: Calli B Photography

 

Jul

30

Rustic and Relaxed Garden Party

This colour palette features a base of Antique White, Ivory, Cream & Beige Linen. To which we have added touches of Soft Apricot & Peach, Pale Blues, Navy & a hint a of Dusty Pink… Complemented by Natural Greenery & Rustic Timbers to tie in beautifully with their Rustic Elegance styling design.

Hayley and Scott chose to get married under the tree at Maleny Manor, with a garden party under the pavilion and long dining tables inside the reception room.

Venue: Maleny Manor; Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Florist: Mondo Floral Designs; Photos: Nick Murray

Aug

13

It was our absolute pleasure and delight to be a part of creating this simply stunning day for Kristy and Trent, and it will always be remembered in our hearts as something that dreams are made of…

With a fabulous team of suppliers, this amazingly decadent day was brought to life. The striking jacaranda tree was in full bloom, nestled within the grounds of Spicers Clovelly Estate, Mondo Floral Designs created an abundance of bright lush florals that waded amongst the shimmers of gold decor and Studio Impressions captured every intimate moment that would ultimately tell the story of these two lovebirds.

Beautifully romantic and glazed with opulence, Kristy and Trent’s hinterland wedding was a lush soiree that encompassed, amongst many other beautiful aspects, true love.

Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Photographer: Studio Impressions; Florist: Mondo Floral Designs; Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate

Aug

13

This wedding was one absolute joy fest! Kristie and Mitchell were childhood friends and sweethearts; they are both hippies at heart and wished for a bohemian inspired celebration set amongst gorgeous lush gardens – and that is exactly what they got!

A simple yet humble ceremony design overlooked the breathtaking valley below. That backdrop was to be the main focus and was complimented by simple bench style seating and buckets of handpicked wildflower. A wine barrel became the registry table and with the guests gathering in closely the ceremony had a beautiful earthy feel and a real intimate vibe.

Two gorgeous tipis under a giant tree greeted guests and set the tone of the event. It was the perfect backdrop for the gypsy inspired, festival style reception that followed. Our styling design included luxurious chesterfield lounges, wine barrels, high bars, stacked pallets with piles of Moroccan ottomans, textural rugs, daybeds and fireplaces. Flowers spilled from the ceiling, draped over coffee tables and cascaded down posts giving the design a wild and free spirited feel!

An amazing dessert bar under a sea of twinkling lights finished the celebrations. It was created from layers of Moroccan rugs, reindeer hides, succulents, copper accents, a wine barrel table and an incredible display of irresistible desserts!

We just love thank you notes! These beautiful words are from the bride herself…

“How do I EVER say thank you – yesterday looked absolutely incredible! And that Pavilion- it was incredible. The teepees and the styling were beyond what I could ever imagine. I am so incredibly grateful” – Kristie Coleborn.

Venue: Maleny Manor; Tipis: Tipi Luxe; Photographer: Artography; Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Florist: Mondo Floral Designs; Bride’s gown: Emilio Pucci; Groom’s suit: Volcom; Hair: Hunt & Hair; Makeup: Make Up by Jess; Desserts: Tome

 

Aug

13

This was the sort of wedding where every moment is filled with laughter and unconditional love! An adored wedding industry friend of ours got married at one of our very favourite venues and we had the absolute pleasure of being involved. From a styling perspective, Amy was keen to push the boundaries and do something that had not been seen before at Maleny Manor – this got us very excited and what a seriously stunning result!

Amy & Casey envisioned an elegant celebration but with a down to earth country feel – encompassing the ‘city girl meets country boy’ story! We used a mix and match collection of wooden bentwood and hampton chairs with Casey’s family farm’s rusty milk drums for that touch of country. But by teaming these with our crystal chandeliers, dreamy muslin draping and soft pastel floral designs the ceremony felt luxurious and romantic.

Under Maleny Manors iconic big tree and spread across the lawn the garden party flowed! Featuring wine barrels, high bars, cigar brown leather chesterfields, an antipasto bar and speedboats on the dam. All beneath the twinkling light of exposed globes and a feature chandelier, seeing the space enjoyed well into the evening!

We just love thank you notes! These beautiful words are from the bride herself “Words could not describe how amazing everything looked on our wedding day. You styled our Ceremony area, garden party right through to the reception, we were amazed. It was not only the big things that were noticed but also the small things that you did too. We worked so very closely with you right up until the wedding and we enjoyed every minute of it. You are a true professional and it was an honour to work alongside and plan with you. You were so kind and professional the entire way though and you never made us feel like anything was too much hassle. You handled all of our crazy enquires and questions with an open mind and consulted us on what you believed would work best!!! We really appreciated your feedback and professionalism”. – Amy Shallcross

Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs; Venue: Maleny Manor; Photographer: Artography

Aug

13

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Spicers Clovelly Estate hosted a lush Bohemian Garden Party in celebration of Marie and Joel’s wedding day.

A tall brown bamboo arch, draped eclectically with calico and dressed with bright floral clusters, created the back drop for the two lovebirds to say “I do” and timber bistro ceremony chairs were placed either side of a lush petal aisle.

Marie and Joel celebrated in style with their family and friends, with one large reception table that was set on the lower library deck off the main house, which created a lovely intimate gathering space. Raw timber slat tables with ivory macramé lace table runners were the base to this relaxed and stylish design, whilst glass taper candlesticks and wooden stump tealights created a lovely romantic lighting for guests to revel in.

Stunning florals in bright pops of colours ran the length of the table, while natural foliage and berries draped from the chandeliers above…this was a truly glamorous bohemian garden party that encompassed colour and style, whilst highlighting natural raw elements xxx

Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Florist: Mondo Floral Designs; Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate; Photographer: Calli B; Invitations: The Paper Dolls; Bride’s Gown: Hilde Heim; Celebrant: Next chapter Ceremonies (Laura); Cake: Cake Designs; Make Up: TF Makeup; Hair: Hair by Nicola

Apr

27

How did we spend the inaugural Hinterland Wedding Showcase? One splendid hinterland weekend, three stunning venues and lots of loved up brides & grooms-to be!HWS_MM_ch.jpgHWS_MM__reszed.jpg

Let’s first visit our country manor stylings at a very special place indeed…. but firstly a big congratulations to Meg & Nathan, the lucky winners of our $2000 styling package from the weekend. We are so excited to style their upcoming wedding at Maleny Manor next year!

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There are so many breathtaking features at Maleny Manor, it can be hard to decide which way to look. Eventually though, we decided on an elegant ceremony under the majestic tree, a country garden party on the rolling lawns and a ravishing reception in the Pavilion overlooking the valley. The ceremony altar was of rustic chocolate brown timber swathed in ivory fabric and completed with trailing greens and decadent blooms.

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One of our favourite pieces, our century-old school desk was a unique registry table, and our handsome leather Chesterfields formed an outdoor room – ideal for watching the lawn games, or for enjoying whisky & cigars after dinner. The rich browns formed the basis of our country luxe colour palette, with armloads of creamy whites, peaches, burgundy & dusty blue, and touches of mulberry & lavender.

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Mondo Floral Designs have an awe-inspiring talent for taking a colour palette and turning it into floral masterpieces, from bouquets to lush table arrangements to huge fragrant swags that frame the hinterland views. Our French chandelier had pride of place in the Pavilion, above long timber tables draped in fine white linen, French lace runners and positively shimmering with crystal and vintage silverware. Hand-drawn table numbers and name cards brought a bespoke element, along with hand-painted signs, including the mouth-watering Maleny Manor menu.

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The beauty of country manor luxe is truly in the details, from designer flatware layered with eclectic vintage china and topped with the ‘family silver’… we adore our burgundy velvet ribbons, which extended the rich floral colours along the table beautifully…

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Yes, these wedding cakes did taste as good as they look! The incredible Lee from Cake Designs brought a selection of his divine creations, including the infamous Naked Cake, and Ivory & Gold Ruffled 3 Tier!

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Next, we are off to Spicers Clovelly Estate, a truly elegant gem nestled in the hills of charming Montville. Stylish and intimate weddings are the order of the day at this European-inspired estate, and the award winning cuisine is unparalleled…

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In the relaxed luxury of Spicers, a simple yet elegant French-inspired ceremony felt like the perfect match – whites & ivories teamed with vintage pastels and accented with whimsical greenery and country timbers. Our white East Hampton chairs sat prettily against the manicured lawns, and a timber altar swathed in ivory fabric & lace was protected by the majestic Jacaranda. The post-ceremony garden party included our Provence sofa & armchairs and beautifully rustic features such as a large wicker ‘Gift basket’ and a large picnic blanket with cushions. Oh, and of course – champagne!

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On the Library Deck, we created differnt styled reception dining tables, to showcase the different layers of styling within the colour palette. Our first design featured our timber trestle tables and armloads of luscious blooms. The florals featured verdant greenery, soft vintage pastels and pops of punchier colour. Hand-painted menus, timber trunk tealight stands and decadent floral swags all created a feel of relaxed luxury.

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It was all about prettiness and romance for an alternative design, with vintage crystalware aglow in the afternoon sunlight, fragrant blossoms in an array of gentle pinks and French linen napkins. Hand-painted nametags sat prettily upon the napkins, accented with a small bow of twine. French grey candle sticks added height to the setting, and the creamy candles emphasised the feel of vintage romance.

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From one lush hinterland location to the next, this weekend was a joy for all the senses… our third venue was Montville Country Cabins… a glorious retreat on rolling acreage in the Montville hills… our design team was utterly inspired by the relaxed surrounds (and this enchanting tipi by Tipi Luxe) to create a true bohemian wedding rhapsody!

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On a tranquil plateau where the emerald lawns stretch to the lakeside, our ceremony design was oh so simple to allow the focus to be on the breathtaking backdrop of towering eucalypts, shimmering water dotted with lilypads and the azure sky. Timber slat chairs, antique wooden steamer trunks and a bamboo canopy draped in sweet lace, gave a hint of the romance to come… step inside the glorious tipi…

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Our timber slat tables paired beautifully with rattan benches and our ornate burgundy vintage sofa as the perfect bridal seating. The colour palette featured a base of warm neutrals especially pale latte and ivory, paired with bleached timbers and aged woods. Swags of greenery and armloads of richly coloured florals brought nature inside in such a joyous celebratory way.

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We adore boho is all about the juxtaposition of textures, colours and objects in an unexpected, relaxed yet luxe way. Glowing candles, repurposed timbers, floral cushions, Nanna’s china, hints of lace, beautiful linens artfully crumpled, shimmering crystal and a riot of colour. Our favourite feature accent were the vintage brass vessels, which shone in the afternoon light and even more so once the candles and firepit were lit. We could imagine sipping red wine here, with our nearest and dearest, late into the night. The perfect space for love, laughter and happily ever after.

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What a glorious weekend ~ thank you to all the lovely brides & grooms to be that we had the chance to meet, thank you to the incredible teams at Maleny Manor, Spicers Clovelly Estate and Montville Country Cabins, Calli B Photography for the amazing images, Tipi Luxe for the incredible tipi, Mondo Floral Designs for the stunning blooms and Cake Designs for the dazzling cakes.

Always a pleasure to work with you all xo

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Mar

22

 Lucinda met Angus during a whirlwind trip to Queensland and together they journeyed to London to pursue their legal careers.Overlooking the London skyline, on Primrose Hill, Angus created a romantic picnic setting where he would ask Lucinda to be his forever.

  Nestled in the serene landscape of Montville, Spicers Clovelly Estate was the setting for an impeccably timeless soiree; elegant, country-inspired and classic. The beginning of a true love story. It was a perfect spring afternoon, when Lucinda and Angus became ‘Mr and Mrs’ in front of over one hundred guests.

 The ceremony encapsulated the true essence of romance with soft muslin draping, sparkling crystal chandeliers and a lush petal aisle. The bride wore a stunning Vera Wang gown that trailed softly behind her as she walked through the abundance of petals to meet her groom. The couple made their forever promises under a rich timber arch that was draped with whimsical greenery and splashes of ivory floral.

   This stunning event was draped in classic glamour with a hint of soft country elegance. The colour palette was created with a base of antique white, ivory and cream, with hints of pastel pink, blush and delicate rose, with accents of country linen and elements of distinct black to tie in with this timeless design.

The garden party introduced charming sophistication with the use of our leather chesterfield couches, beige Tiffany ottomans and timber coffee table, as well as white high bars and stools.

    An evident energy of exuberance was unforgettable amongst guests as the afternoon rolled into a sparkling evening.

 Sitting amongst the lush gardens of the estate, the reception took place in a clear marquee on the plateau in front of the main house, overlooking the rolling hinterland landscape. The night revelled in a sumptuous degustation dinner, as guests sat beneath twinkling fairy lights that laced the ceiling of the marquee. Three long tables were delicately detailed with glass taper and pillar candlesticks and lush floral creations clustered in glass and brass vessels.

 The night continued with the sweet indulgence of wedding cake and hours of dancing.

We absolutely loved being a part of Lucinda and Angus’ special day…it truly was a wedding that will continue to express its romantic and timeless elegance for many years to come!

The Dream Team: Venue: Spicers Clovelly EstatePhotography: Studio ImpressionsFlorals: Mondo Floral DesignsStyling: Lovebird WeddingsGown: Vera WangMarquee: Perrys HireCelebrant: Merlin CoughlanCake: Cake DesignsHair: Evalyn Parsons