Main Right Menu

Archive | Hinterland Weddings

Feb

27

 Soak up this wildly romantic celebration, overflowing with elegant, effortless beauty…

One peek at Ashleigh & Scott and the romance is palpable! Their absurdly gorgeous celebration at Spicer’s Clovelly Estate in the green hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, was filled to the brim with beautiful details…

It was a tale of two sweethearts and bucketloads of country vintage elegance, when Ashleigh & Scott tied the knot in glorious Montville. With a base colour palette of simple white, ivory, nude, cream & beige we added subtle touches of apricot and soft pinks and then brought it a stronger rose pink for a big kiss of romance! This was all set off perfectly with greenery in shades of olive, sage and soft grey to complete the country feel. Ashleigh & Scott pictured a relaxed day and wanted their guests to feel much love, laughter and entertainment along the way…

The whole day was captured on film by the creative souls at Lester & May – enjoy a peek into this tale of timeless romance by clicking here.

As guests entered Spicers Clovelly Estate, they were greeted with a hand-drawn blackboard before moving across the manicured lawn to the gracious Jacaranda tree. They followed a delicate trail of scented rosebuds and sweet flowers hung from shepherds hooks, and were seated on French bistro chairs, ready for the Bride’s entrance.

“We’ll grow old together And this love will never This old love will never die”

~ Lior

The rustic altar was crowned with a handmade lace canopy, and draped in glorious blooms. After the beautiful ceremony, the new “Mr & Mrs” were whisked off for some incredible photos while the guests were treated to an afternoon garden party soiree.

With the sweet sounds of live music drifting in the breeze, guests mingled in the dappled afternoon sunlight with drinks, canapes, croquet and boules. They relaxed on our Provence lounge and armchairs, Tiffany ottoman and East Hampton high bar stools, amongst manicured gardens. Soft floral cushions were scattered about, and tied in perfectly with the lush floral arrangements.

The Library Deck, such a perfect space for a relaxed yet chic reception. With long tables swathed in crisp white linen, the elegant black Hamptons chairs and vintage candelabras formed a beautiful contrast, along with soft rustic touches such as hand-painted timber table numbers.

The florals were a fragrant blend of vintage blooms, such as David Austin roses, lisianthus, tulips, hyacinths, cottage roses, stocks and gardenia, and were arranged in an eclectic selection of crystal and metallic vases. As night fell, the candles blazed golden and the effect was absolutely magical.

Our favourite little suitcase provided the perfect spot to pop cards, and the vintage typewriter gave guests an enjoyable yet nostalgic experience as they tapped out their well wishes for the guest book.

The exquisite cake was perfectly in keeping with the theme of elegance and romance, with three perfect tiers in citrus and white chocolate mudcake. The sweet treats continued, as later in the evening Scott’s grandmother’s homemade Italian biscuits were served with coffee. And our lovebirds flew away to Europe for a magical honeymoon, but that is another story altogether! But yes they did live happily ever after! xo

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love”

~ jane austen, pride & prejudice

Without a doubt, this letter that we received from Ashleigh & Scott was one of the most heartfelt, gorgeous letters we have ever received:

“Dear Trudy,

We are back from our honeymoon after having the best trip, full of new experiences and lots of amazing food. The blow of returning to reality was however softened by the suspense of knowing that we had a viewing of our wedding pictures with Studio Impressions on our return.

It was so beautiful to sit there yesterday and watch the day unfold through Adam’s lens. There were so many pictures that I did not know he would of been able to capture, because I don’t even remember him being in the room at the time. His pictures are absolutely stunning and what is truly special is that as we looked at each photo I could remember, and see, the emotion of that moment.

What also struck me, was just how perfect the styling was. We have recieved so many compliments on not only the beautiful decor but also the flow of the day. Looking through the photos, the way you styled the venue is absolutely beautiful – your attention to detail is second to none and this shows through the photos. You certainly have some amazing pieces, and as you know the chandelier is my favorite – wait until you see the pictures, just stunning!

Trudy, I don’t really know how to put into words how grateful both Scott and I are for everything you did for us both in the lead up to the wedding and on the day. You answered every email with enthusiasm and direction and helped me us to make many decisions whilst doing so in a way that made us feel we had done it all on our own. Your presence at our wedding was so calming which allowed me to relax and just enjoy the day. You are highly professional, reassuring, unobtrusive and it truly felt like you were just one of my friends there on the day.

Obviously weddings are expensive and for many a wedding planner or stylist would not be within budget. For us, it was a decision that we had to consider but I can honestly say that for the level of service you provide, that you are unbelievable value for money.

Ashleigh & Scott”

Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate Photographer: Adam – Studio Impressions Photography Videographer: Lester & May Stylist: Lovebird Weddings Florals: Mondo Floral Designs Makeup: Pru Edwards Hair: Evalyn Parsons Cake: Cake Designs Bonbonniere: Candy Addictions Music: Nathan Merriweather then Radio Club Band Transport: Noosa Hinterland Tours


Thank you for allowing us to share in your wondrous day, you sweet lovebirds! xo

Jan

23

 It was a dreamily sun-dappled afternoon in late Spring, when two lovebirds shared their first kiss as Mr and Mrs under the branches of a beautiful Jacaranda tree…

Oh, ain’t love grand! Dayna & Philip are one of those ‘meant to be’ couples and we knew from the moment we began planning their dream day, that this was going to be one special wedding. They pictured an intimate and elegant celebration, at the stunning French-inspired Spicers Clovelly Estate, with a heartfelt ceremony and surrounded by those they love.

It was a day of understated elegance, a glamorous garden party in the grounds of the Estate. The colour palette was fresh and modern, lots of white with greenery, some unexpected pops of colour (like the bride’s divine bouquet of plump coral peonies) and luxe touches of black and metallics.

Pretty, pretty and more pretty! The flowergirls Sophie & Ava were too sweet for words in their silver slippers and pale pink floral crowns. They gleefully scattered white rose petals across the manicured lawn, all the way to the majestic Jacaranda, which sheltered our lovebirds as they said “I Do”.

After enjoying Mojitos, champagne and canapes, guests entered the Library Deck, which was draped with ivory swags and mini exposed globes. Crisp white linen and black Hampton chairs coordinated beautifully with the stylish personalised menus and placecards.

Mondo Floral Designs captured the newlyweds vision perfectly with trailing greenery woven around the chandeliers, and simply gorgeous table arrangements of white Singapore orchids, white peonies, white Lisianthus, white hyppeastrums, succulents, figs, berries & tropical foliage. Pure white candles glowed in square glass vases, and as night fell the fairytale effect was enhanced by the thousands of tiny lights twined around the trees outside.

 “I took the stars from my eyes, and then I made a map

And knew that somehow I could find my way back, then I heard your heart beating…”

Cosmic Love, Florence & The Machine

Wedding Planner & Stylist: Lovebird Weddings Ceremony & Reception Venue: Spicer’s Clovelly Estate Images: Studio Impressions Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs Stationery: With Love Celebrant: Coastal Weddings Makeup: TF Makeup Hair: Lily Fontana Musicians: Carisma & DJ Jahzen Transport: Noosa Hinterland Tours Director of Tiny Guest Entertainment: Nannies of Noosa

Nov

03

W0242MK110415_600x400.jpg

Joyeux Anniversaire Mondo Floral Designs! The inspiring Terrianne and her lovely team have been long time collaborators of ours, creating floral fabulousness at more celebrations than we can count. (We can’t believe it has been ten years already, but you know the saying – time flies when you’re having fun!)

The Mondos describe themselves as “floralicious advocates for your wedding day” and that is exactly what they are – we’re always wowed how they can tap into each couple’s individual style and inspiration, and create something unique and spectacular each and every time.

Here is our little pictorial love letter to Mondo – celebrating a decade of bloomin’ loveliness! Thank you Mondo Floral Designs for being a creative partner to Lovebird Weddings, we so love working with you, and congratulations on turning 10…xx

Below we feature some of our favourite moments with you over the years.

24_600x400.jpg

Beauteous Bouquets & Bonny Buttonholes

W0136_DP131116_399x600.jpg

LBL_003_400x600.jpgBootsPhotography-Noosa-wedding-photographer-0105_404x605.jpgC0129_LW130326_301x451.jpgEN-0255_402x600.jpg109_300x450.jpgC0321_LW130326_337x450.jpg463_600x400.jpgnoosa-wedding-MD-007_600x400.jpgMM_Lovebirds_004_600x400.jpg110813_119_600x399.jpgBrigitta-Glen-Maleny-Manor-Wedding_01_595x397.jpgphoto_5_600x400.jpgW0002_JB120504_600x399.jpgW0008MK110415_300x450.jpgW0009MK110415_300x450.jpgBrigitta-Glen-Maleny-Manor-Wedding_02_600x400.jpgnoosa-wedding-MD-018_600x400.jpg

Charming Ceremonies

W0206_SA140424_351x527.jpghill036_605x404.jpghill108_605x404.jpg

831_600x400.jpg871_300x450.jpg613_300x450.jpgBrigitta-Glen-Maleny-Manor-Wedding_10_600x400.jpgPenny_Gerald_Noosa_Hidden_Grove_Ceremoy_12_600x400.jpgphoto2_300x450.jpgphoto3_299x450.jpgN_A_Wedding-244_297x450.jpgN_A_Wedding-115_297x450.jpg110813_296_600x399.jpgBootsPhotography-Noosa-wedding-photographer-0016_605x402.jpgBootsPhotography-Noosa-wedding-photographer-0063_605x402.jpgBootsPhotography-Noosa-wedding-photographer-0065_605x402.jpgMM_Lovebirds_081_600x400.jpgMM_Lovebirds_109_600x400.jpgmaleny-manor-wedding-bg-0016_600x449.jpg193_605x403.jpgC0126_LW130326_600x400.jpgC0166_LW130326_600x400.jpgW0245_JB120504_600x400.jpgW0255MK110415_600x400.jpgW0425_RA140913_600x400.jpgCapriole_Lovebirds_038_605x403.jpg

Ravishing Receptions

MM_Lovebirds_162-1_300x450.jpgMM_Lovebirds_170_300x450.jpgMM_Lovebirds_172_300x450.jpgMM_Lovebirds_164_300x450.jpg329_300x450.jpg326_300x450.jpgBootsPhotography-Noosa-wedding-photographer-0039_300x450.jpgBootsPhotography-Noosa-wedding-photographer-0038_300x450.jpgchandelier_1_400x600.jpgW0980MK110415_300x450.jpgW0989MK110415_300x450.jpgBrigitta-Glen-Maleny-Manor-Wedding_26_600x449.jpg110813_334_600x399.jpg20131121_050_451x600.jpg20131121_071_339x450.jpg20131121_036_339x450.jpg20131121_049_339x450.jpgW0042_DP131116_605x403.jpgLovebirds_beach_0076_605x403.jpgLovebirds_beach_0026_605x403.jpg20131121_070_451x600.jpgCapriole_Lovebirds_140_400x600.jpgMMShowcase072_605x453.jpgMMShowcase077_605x453.jpgMMShowcase063_605x403.jpg

Spectacular Special Touches

448_600x400.jpgMM_Lovebirds_037_600x400.jpgW0264_JB120504_600x400.jpgMM_Lovebirds_158_300x450.jpg

“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom” ~Terri Guillemets

W0401MK110415_600x400.jpg

Beautiful images of the splendid work of Terrianne and her wonderful team at Mondo Floral Designs courtesy of:

Jodi McDonald Photography

Chesterton Smith Photography

Artography

Blink Photography

Karen Buckle Photography

Boots Photography

Malia Johnson Photography

Studio Impressions

Bayleigh Vedelago Photography

Jonas Peterson

Calli B Photography

Bushturkey Studio

Bella Designs & Imagery

W0237MK110415_600x400.jpg


Mar

14

Jane and Ben have such a great love story. Two people who collided once, so briefly… and then ran into each other in a completely different country…and of course, fell in love!

We met in London about 10 years ago by chance. I sat next to his friend on a flight while on my way to do an internship on my uni summer break. Ben was living there at the time. I ended up chatting with his friend and going out with their group for a few nights out while I was in town. I then left London and went about my life, keeping in touch with none of them. I moved to HK in 2007 and after just a couple of weeks I ran smack bang into ben and realised it was that guy from London from about 6 years earlier. We ended up getting together and the rest is history“, says Jane.

They are such a beautiful couple, in every way. Generous, fun-loving, stylish and sincere.

Jane had so many fantastic ideas for her wedding, and every detail was carefully decided upon…I love Jane’s creative energy. And I was absolutely blown away when Ben took the microphone during late-night dancing and actually rapped a song out.

They chose Spicers Clovelly Estate for both their ceremony and reception, with the ceremony being held on the Library Deck, followed by canapes on the lawn and a sit-down dinner in a marquee on the Jacaranda plateau.

Planned and Styled by Lovebird Weddings, and shot by the talented Marcus Bell and Adam Finch of Studio Impressions.

Enjoy! Tx

First came the invitations, made by the Bride, out of vintage books sourced by her mother…the Romeo & Juliet book was a family antique.

The floral designs created by Terrianne of Mondo Floral Designs…a beautiful mix of white open bloom David Austin roses, opening white double tulips, a few blooms of antique roses, cream miniature spray rose blooms, white sholtzia flowering filler, white gypsophila. Touch of dusty miller.

The ceremony was created with mix & match vintage furniture pieces, and the focal point, a lovely vintage hand-made canopy finished with cascading blooms.

Being Autumn, Spicers Clovelly had a perfect rusty orange and green backdrop…

Marcus took the Bride & Groom off alone to Maleny for their bridal photos…all I can say is wow! These images are so incredible…

The reception was held under a stunning clear marquee by Events in Tents…they created this incredible draping fairy light feature, which was just so romantic, combined with hanging chandeliers. The marquee was set up with 3 long tables of 45 guests per table. Mix and match natural wooden chairs were teamed with crystal vases of florals, vintage book table numbers and French taper candles.

The cake was designed by Cake Designs…white mud raspberry and fruit cake, finished with ivory sugar icing.

The quality of food and wine was imperitive to Jane & Ben…Ocean Trout and Duck Confit were served for Entree, Lamb Shoulder and Roasted Snapper for main, followed by a stand up selection of dessert canapes.

The Rush Band got the party started with a 5-piece late-night set, which started with the first dance “Islands in the Stream” and got really crazy fun as the night climaxed with Ben’s own rap…if you want to get up and dance…The Rush Band are dynamic, fun and high energy…just brilliant!

The Dream Team: Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate; Photographer: Studio Impressions; Wedding Planner: Lovebird Weddings; Marquee: Events in Tents; Florals: Mondo Floral Designs; Styling & Decor: Lovebird Weddings; Celebrant: Celeste Frances Scott; Makeup: Brides Friend & Pru Edwards; Hair: Evalyn Parsons; Ceremony Classical Guitar: Cameron Ford; Reception Music: Rush Band; Cake: Cake Designs; Guest Transport: Noosa Hinterland Tours