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Dec

01

Relaxed, Fun and Non-Traditional

Rustic Bohemian

Intimate, Original and Beautiful

A base colour of white and ivory.
Which we have added subtle accents of cream, nude and beige…
With a touch of pale butter, soft apricots, peaches and dusty pinks..
Combined with natural woods and greenery to work beautifully with this rural property.

Venue: Eumundi Dairy Retreat; Planning & Styling: Lovebird Weddings; Photographer: Talitha Crawford; Flowers: Twig & Grace; Catering: Spoonfed Catering; Hair: Rolling Scissors; Makeup: Lacey Clark Makeup Artistry; Buses: Noosa Hinterland Tours

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Aug

13

This colourful cocktail style wedding was a truly dreamy day! There may have been a few happy tears from the groom as his gorgeous bride walked the aisle that made everyone’s heart melt but there sure were plenty of smiles at this whimsical seaside soiree too!

The rich Autumn colour palette saw an amazing array of florals trail whimsically over our bamboo altar, perfectly framing the pristine beach behind and creating a magical place to exchange vows. The ceremony design also included our white hampton chairs, picnic rugs for the kids, a wooden refreshments stand, cute signage and lawn games. Creating a fun, fresh and relaxed atmosphere.

Then it was party time at the cocktail style reception! Losing the traditional formalities, our bride and groom wanted to create one big, memorable celebration. With the most magical sunset in the background, we filled the venue with lots of inviting lounge areas, low set tables, high bars, bench style seating, plenty of ottomans and soft flickering candle lights. Incredible flowers on masse adorned every flat surface in the room with the most amazing feature floral installation taking centre stage. All these elements came together to create a really gorgeous wedding day – made sweeter by a night of good food and dancing! At the end of the evening, Twig & Grace handpicked and wrapped every flower into bouquets for each guest to take home – a very special touch.

We just love thank you notes! These beautiful words are from the bride herself “A huge thank you to you and your team for doing such an amazing job. Hidden Grove and Bistro C looked just amazing. It was so well done.” – Nicole Smith

Photographer: Britt Spring Photography; Videographer: Roost Film Co; Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Florist: Twig and Grace; Stationery: Little Peach Co; Ceremony venue: Hidden Grove Noosa; Reception venue: Bistro C; Cake: Cake Designs; Entertainment: Nathan Merriweather at ceremony & Ryan Livings at the reception; Celebrant: Jarrad Bayliss; Bridal gown: Jane Hill; Hair: Junella Hettig; Makeup: The beauty case; Grooms Suit: Marcs

Aug

13

It was so much fun planning and styling the wedding of these two lovebirds. Both have a cracker of a sense of humour, so I knew from our first meeting that this was going to be one fun day.

Arriving at Hidden Grove by moke, Jillian & her bridesmaid set the tone of this fun seaside soiree. Jillian & Brant chose a neutral colour palette of white, ivory, beige and greenery which flowed through the amazing floral designs created by Mondo Floral Designs. Their ceremony featured a bamboo arch canopy  with floating muslin and crisp white East Hampton chairs, with a wooden entry sign “with my whole heart, for my whole life”.

Back at the reception, a glamorous garden party welcomed guests, where chefs shucked fresh oysters and the French champagne flowed. A crystal chandelier was placed in the pandanus tree over a linen chesterfield lounge, and on the terrace we created a bespoke hand-written backdrop to pay respect to a much loved family member – this being later given to the bride & groom to have mounted as a piece of art at home.

Tables were adorned with long ivory macramé runners and crystal vases of flowers and each place tag was created from kraft card featuring a little cut out heart…so cute!

Venue: Sails Noosa; Photographer: Jodi McDonald Photography; Planner & Stylist: Lovebird Weddings; Florist: Mondo Floral Designs; Celebrant: Stephanie Neal; Cake: Cake Designs; DJ: Lee Bevington; Moke: Scooter Hire Noosa

 

Aug

13

When Liesl first rang me, she was on the hunt for a unique property that would provide a beautiful setting for a day-time ceremony and late lunch reception…she fell in love with The Dairy on first view, and this stunning rural setting put on the best winter weather for an incredible garden party!

Styling-wise, we wanted to maintain the natural beautiful setting of The Dairy, so pieces were specifically chosen to add warmth and comfort, with natural timbers featuring throughout her design.

The ceremony tree was adorned with a French vintage chandelier, with only close family seated on a few rattan benches. We created two long reception tables underneath the shade of the great tree, featuring our long wooden trestle tables and timber Hampton chairs. Each guest had a unique setting created from our colourful array of vintage main and side plates, and using our range of vintage silver cutlery, with each setting tied with a ribbon…simple and pretty!

Spoonfed provided a grazing feast down the centre of each table, and later made very special Baileys and Frangelico espresso coffee shots…which went down a treat as guests took to the verandahs for dessert.

It really was a community effort that made this wedding happen…Liesl and her family created the floral designs, and a lovely friend made the naked wedding cake. Other family members pitched in creating all sorts of amazing sweet and savoury treats for the dessert table.

As sunset came, buses rolled up to take all the guests back to Noosa for more fun and frivolity after dark.

This lovely wedding was captured by Simon Coulsen, who did a fabulous job capturing the essence of this divine property.

Venue: The Dairy; Photographer: Simon J Coulsen; Styling: Lovebird Weddings; Celebrant: Noosa Style Ceremonies; Catering: Spoonfed

 

Jan

15

Vibrant, light and fresh with a springtime vibe was our brief from these high school sweethearts! Inseparable from 16, this creative couple wished for a loved up, vintage garden party by the sea!

A crisp white base to their colour palette meant the florals in rich tangerines, apricots, corals and pretty pinks added a wonderful bright pop to the neutral landscape! Combined with blush pink bridesmaids, grey suits, white sand underfoot, untamed trees and rolling blue waves, this was one fun, relaxed and memorable coastal wedding!

Guests were greeted to the ceremony by hand painted timber signs and enjoyed ice cold waters from wooden buckets. Our white Hampton chairs each with a bright floral cushion formed the guest seating with a natural woven jute runner leading the way to the altar.

Our muslin canopy caught the wind, floating romantically in the breeze with a whimsical floral piece cascading over one corner. The registry featured a peeling paint table, wooden “mr” & “mrs” signs, vintage books and a super cute scrabble detail spelling “Henry loves Tara”.


The bridal party had a blast posing for photos in front of the most incredible sunset on Noosa’s main beachfront, a magically memorable afternoon for these two lovebirds!


Meanwhile, guests were treated to a boat cruise up the idyllic Noosa river before disembarking at the front of the secluded Noosa Waterfront restaurant. A modern Italian dining spot boasting a private grassy canapé area and water views, this intimate reception venue has the perfect blank canvas to dress!

White clothed tables and chairs were the perfect base for the soft textured styling of the reception. Our beige linen runners added a touch of coastal with ivory lace strips delicately layered over the top. Wooden table numbers helped guests find their seat, with eclectic glass tea lights giving a romantic glow!

Meandering down the centre of the tables were gorgeous florals in mix and match tarnished vessels that had a lovely ‘just picked’ feel about them. And who can resist this wedding cake wrapped in the prettiest flower garland!

Festivities continued under exposed globes, with guests enjoyed our vintage inspired photobooth with a suitcase prop box filled with handmade lips & moustaches, fedoras, clutch bags and wigs!

This fun-filled celebration was captured by Karen Buckle Photography, styled by Lovebird Weddings, florals by Green & Bloom, cake by Cake Designs and all took place at the beautiful Noosa Waterfront restaurant.

 

Aug

22

Look at that smile – we just love this girl! Meet Jacinta, and her handsome beau David. Over the years we’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with Jacinta (in her professional guise as Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing) and on this day it was unbelievably wonderful to style her very own “I do’s”!

The lush green Noosa Botanic Gardens were the perfect setting for the pretty bohemian celebration that Jacinta & David had in mind, with rolling green lawns, winding paths and majestic trees. The day was to encapsulate these two lovebirds; relaxed, carefree, intimate, beautiful… and of course, joyously romantic! Adorable wooden signs such as “Happily Ever After” placed along the paths led guests right to the ceremony, where they found graceful Bentwood chairs, vases of stunning blooms atop simple tree stumps and a rustic registry table.

With true bohemian spirit, Jacinta chose a stunning non-traditional gown, with a lace bodice adorned with floral motifs and a divine overskirt of floating panels of chiffon and lace. She paired this perfectly with an intricately beaded headpiece and veil. Her three attendants were all radiant in sweet little pastel frocks, beach goddess hair and whimsical floral crowns.

Jacinta & David exchanged vows, rings and kisses under our beautiful dark timber altar, draped in soft white muslin and ravishing blooms, interwoven with tendrils of ivy and native greenery.The colour palette featured a base of clean white, ivory and soft soft pinks and peaches, with warm timbers, abundant greenery and splashes of divine deep pink.

Heavenly Blooms of Eumundi created all the spectacular, whimsical bouquets and arrangements, utilising lush florals grown organically on their own property…. both environmentally conscious AND gorgeous! We adored the punchy pops of fuschia nestled amongst pale pink, lilac and soft greens, a combination guaranteed to evoke love love love!

Jacinta’s boho inspired headpiece and veil, from Grace Loves Lace, featured a sheer French lace band embellished with silver thread and beading, and finished with vintage jewel and two-tier veil… so perfectly paired with her contemporary couture gown.

After the sweet ceremony it was off to the picturesque family property in Cooroy for a cocktail reception amongst the trees and beneath twinkling lights. Guests sipped punch and champagne and played bocce and horseshoes, while Jacinta & David took a few private moments to bask in their newlywed glow.

To echo the gorgeous country surrounds and to capture the vintage bohemian feel for our lovebirds, we popped eclectic rustic touches in unexpected places… a birdcage wishing well, tiny hearts, candles adorned with rope and wicker atop tree stumps and sweet posies on wine barrels.

Indulgent lounging areas were created by grouping beautiful sofas, eclectic chairs and bar arrangements across the lawns and inside the marquee, adorned with French lace tablecloths and lavish florals. This relaxed bohemian celebration was the perfect start to Jacinta & David’s journey as two of our favourite “Mr & Mrs” xo

“Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my heart… I’ll tell you one thing – it’s always better when we’re together” Jack Johnson, Better Together

“The whole day was amazing my cheeks were sore from smiling as soon as I woke up! I loved getting ready with my family and girlfriends, and then of course the most amazing moment was walking down the isle and seeing Dave for the first time with all the crazy butterflies going though my belly! Loved every minute of my day and was so thankful to all my amazing suppliers for making my dream wedding come true!!” Jacinta

Photographer: Karlie from Adore PhotographyStylist: Lovebird WeddingsCeremony Venue: Noosa Botanic GardensCelebrant: Darienne DavisReception Venue: Family property in Cooroy; Florals: Heavenly BloomsCatering: Spoonfed CateringBar: Bottlefed CateringHair: Coastal Style Mobile HairdressingMakeup: TF MakeupSansa Headpiece/Veil: Grace Loves LaceBridal Shoes: Glamour Puss

 

Jul

08

A relaxed daytime soiree… rustic French vintage with a coastal twist… it was the ultimate way to celebrate the entwining of two loving families. Nikki & Steve serendipitously met through their sons, who were in the same class at school, and when Lovebird Weddings had their first consultation with them, it was clear that their wedding day was all about celebrating the two families coming together as one.

Their brief was to create a “relaxed and loving” day, and with a shared passion for the beach, and good food and wine, we can see why they chose Sails Noosa as their wedding venue, lapping up the stunning views over a lunchtime soiree.

The day began early, with Nikki,her mum, sister and friends, getting pampered with hair and makeup by Debb from Beauty on the Move. While on the other side of town, Steve got ready with his three sons… who were to be his proud groomsmen. Nikki was so sweet, and organised a surprise for the boys – getting picked up in a vintage Kombi from Deluxe Kombis!

Utilising the grassed lawn outside the restaurant, Nikki & Steve said their “I do’s” under a rustic wooden canopy draped in lace and indulgent florals which framed the ocean backdrop spectactularly.

Nikki walked up the aisle escorted by her son, Ben… to the gorgeous lyrics from “You & Me” by the Dave Matthews Band. We are still absolutely in love with Nikki’s gown, wth the softly floating train and rustic boho beading. Just stunning!

Mondo Floral Designs created the perfect cascading bouquet to complement Nikki’s gorgeous gown, softly unstructured and whimsical in design. It featured cream Sahara roses, apricot and ivory David Austin roses, white peonies, a touch of blue Sea Holly, magnolia foliage and trailing Jasmine foliage… absolutely divine.

To complete the ceremony design we suspended our French crystal chandelier from the Pandanus tree, and paired our driftwood registry table with timber Hampton chairs draped with lush floral swags.

To begin the reception celebrations, guests enjoyed Pimms cocktails and canapes on the terrace amongst Provence lounge settings and Bentwood high bars. The beauty was in the details, from old timber trunk coffee tables and handwritten blackboards, to vintage floral cushions and natural jute fibre rugs – so much lovely texture.

By bringing in our mixed collection of Bentwood, Hampton and cream bistro chairs, this was a great way to introduce a vintage element to the reception, whilst still feeling quite earthy and rustic. Three long tables plus a family table gave the reception an intimate and inclusive feel, which was important to Nikki and Steve.

On top of the white-clothed tables, lay our beige linen runners with an eclectic scatter of doilies, wooden table numbers, kraft paper menus and blackboard name tags. ‘Hand-picked’ styled florals in whites, creams, soft peaches and pale blues combined beautifully with berries, green foliage and trailing Jasmine, and were arranged in antique brass & crystal vases and French mason jars, which added an indulgent layer to the design.

Guests dined on exquisite cuisine at Sails, while enjoying views of Laguna Bay. The decadent, two-tiered wedding cake was designed by Cake Designs and included a bottom tier of chocolate mud, and top tier of passionfruit, both finished with a white chocolate ganache icing and decorated with pale apricot roses – so very pretty!

In mid afternoon, the relaxed celebration at Sails wrapped up, and we organised a small area at the Noosa Surf Club so the festivities could continue! Thank you for inviting us to share in your day Nikki and Steve, the heartfelt love you share was a joy to behold. xo

Planning & Styling: Lovebird WeddingsVenue: Sails Restaurant NoosaFlowers: Mondo Floral DesignsCake: Cake DesignsHair & Makeup: Beauty on the MovePhotographer: Boots PhotographyCelebrant: The Noosa CelebrantMusic: Greg DoneyTransport: Deluxe Kombi Service

Jul

06

This wedding was one absolute joy fest! The sort of wedding where every moment is filled with smiles and unconditional love! From the super cute ‘First Look’ to the ring bearing furry friend, this wedding was seriously stunning! Every time we look at these amazing images from Luke Going Photography we just fall in love all over again!

We had the pleasure of styling this very intimate wedding affair for the gorgeous Amy and Chris. An absolutely beautiful, down to earth, loved up couple and seeing this day unfold and captured so truthfully saw us all shed a tear!

Amy and Chris were childhood friends and sweethearts; they wished for a bohemian-inspired celebration. The day began with a private ‘First Look’, with Chris waiting in sweet anticipation for his radiant bride to descend the steps to him.

Their earthy colour palette was set off with a lovely array of native and wild flower floral arrangements come together by Dezley from Twig and Grace. An untamed flower piece was woven beautifully over our timber and muslin draped canopy creating a magical place to exchange vows. We loved the bride’s gorgeous flower halo too!

Shoes here, vows there, love everywhere! A lovely way to greet guests and set the tone of the event, a statement that resonates so well with this super-relaxed and open-minded couple of ours. Guests watched the ceremony unfold from beneath a sea of exposed globes that added to the romance of the afternoon.

A special four legged man of the furry kind took pride in delivering the rings and the touching moments afterwards with the bride melted everyone’s hearts!

Held at the stunning Capriole Estate, a private hinterland property at the base of Eerwah Mountain, the day was shared with an amazing array of wildlife – from horses and shetland ponies to peacocks, chickens and guinea fowl. It was the perfect backdrop for this soulful couple that are so in tune with nature.

A vegan banquet took place inside the restored barn where one long table enabled all the guests to dine together. Our wooden tables and Bentwood chairs really set the tone for the rustic style feasting dinner served by the creative team at Spoonfed Catering.

We dressed the tables in a simple but eclectic fashion with our mix and match vintage plates, champagne glasses and embroidered napkins tied with ribbon. The tables were lined with scrim linen runners, with taupe taper candles and whimsically boxed florals cascading their way down the centre.

The festivities continued under the stars, it was a fun-filled night of dancing and laughs! You can’t help but have a little giggle yourself at the cake cutting and garter toss!

So much love to this amazing couple, we enjoyed sharing this truly special time in your lives!

Photographer Luke GoingVenue Capriole EstateStyling Love Bird WeddingsBridal gown Hera bridalFlorals Twig & GraceRings Maleny JewellersGrooms suit MeccanoCatering Spoonfed CateringStationery Ivy InviteMake up Trish FalzonHair Coastal Style Mobile HairdressingCelebrant Lynette McGuire

 

Apr

20

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“We met under the stars”

345-Tom__Nicola_640x427.jpgNicola and Tom started with a blank canvas, and although that may seem daunting to some, they saw it as an opportunity to create a day that was original and unique to them. Nicola painted a vision of a colourful, eclectic, down-to-earth, seaside wedding and we were so excited to turn this concept into a reality for them both!

064-Tom__Nicola_640x427.jpg059-Tom__Nicola_640x426.jpg058-Tom__Nicola_640x427.jpgThe ceremony was held at Hidden Grove on Noosa’s main beachfront. A rustic wooden and lace canopy took centre stage, surrounded by a mix and match collection of chairs. An eclectic variety of florals lined the jute aisle runner. The rustic styling and delicate touches complemented the untamed coastal backdrop harmoniously.

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The vibrant blue bridesmaid gowns added the perfect pop of colour to tie in with the coastal surrounds.

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The splendour of Noosa in the late afternoon

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The reception took place at the stylish RACV Noosa resort where we injected some bold, vintage-inspired decor for the celebrations to continue. Some key pieces amongst the reception were the cigar chesterfield sofas, bentwood barstools, Provence lounges and a feature draped ceiling of exposed globes.

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A vintage French lantern made a perfect wishing well. Nicola & Tom’s colour palette had a base of white, ivory & linens with subtle accents of soft pastel colours such as vintage pink, peach & creams.

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Antique wooden trunks adorned with vintage crocheted doilies and clusters of candles served as whimsical coffee tables.

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The seating board was created from timber frames wound with ivory crocheted lace, with individual name tags on miniature pegs.

333-Tom__Nicola_640x426.jpgThe long dining tables featured burlap runners, natural wooden table numbers, tiny origimi cranes for good luck and and decadent florals in crisp whites and pale pinks with fresh greenery.

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The perfect afternoon drifted into a glorious evening… and the guests kicked up their heels all night long!

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Nicola & Tom’s Dream Team

Wedding Stylists: Lovebird Weddings

Photography: Julian Beattie Photography

Ceremony Venue: Hidden Grove, Noosa

Reception Venue: RACV Noosa Resort

Florals: Buderim Floral Art

Beauty: Hair by Nicola & Natalie Hunter Makeup Artist

Celebrant: Jacquie Clark

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Feb

22

Penny & Gerald are a remarkable couple with a remarkable love story.

They met in Darfur, Africa on a mission working for the Red Cross, where there was no running water, no electricity, no transport, nothing except 130,000 refugees struggling to survive under makeshift tarpaulin homes.

Their mutual passion for humanitarian work had drawn them from opposite sides of the earth…Penny from Australia, Gerald from Belgium. A decadent offering of Belgium chocolates from Gerald one day inspired a conversation that I believe will continue for a lifetime…they found each other, and love…and it is a beautiful love.

On their wedding day, it was the way he looked at her, and the way she looked back that really took my breath away. I can’t describe the emotion…but you will see it in the images below. Thank you Jonas for capturing the essence of this powerful love.

If I was to describe their wedding, I would say amazing in every way that they embraced their day, and how they built a wedding design that reflected their passions in life…a beach ceremony at Hidden Grove Noosa, followed by a reception dinner party under the stars at Lake Weyba Cottages…eclectic, rustic, bohemian, relaxed, cosy, romantic, surrounded by nature and their close family and friends…very emotional…but also full of fun, laughter and lots of love.

The ceremony at Hidden Grove…lots of smiles and excitement…

The photo shoot at Lake Weyba Cottages…vintage VW’s thanks to Penny’s family…the Carmen Ghia found locally (Penny’s favourite car)…and a mustard balloon just for fun…

That amazing bouquet by Mondo Floral Designs featured apricot David Austin roses, lavender, open coral Areeba roses, pale purple Hydrangea, and coral Alstromaria, gardenia foliage, Molucca balm, and geranium…all bound in raffia and natural twine…it was stunning!

The sit down dinner party “under the stars”, featuring exposed lightbulbs, and an Al Fresco dining experience by Spoonfed Catering. Bottlefed looked after all the refreshments. This dynamic Spoonfed/Bottlefed duo were amazing! A yummy two tier chocolate mud cake with fresh berries made by Cake Designs. After dinner, the guests made the most of an outdoor dance floor, when all heels were kicked off and the party and fun continued…

Penny & Gerald’s Dream Team:

Venue: Lake Weyba Cottages; Photographer: Jonas Peterson; Catering: Spoonfed & Bottlefed; Celebrant: Celeste Frances Scott; Wedding Planner: Lovebird Weddings; Florist: Mondo Floral Designs; Styling, Furniture & Decor: Lovebird Weddings; Bentwood Chairs: Splash; Cake: Cake Designs; Ceremony Music: Marty Sima; Hair: Evalyn Parsons; Makeup: TF Makeup; Guest Transport: Noosa Hinterland Tours; Invitations: Bespoke Invitations.

Thank you Penny & Gerald for sharing your special day with Lovebird Weddings…it was such an honour to create this beautiful wedding for you…and extra special to feel the love that you have both found…we wish you a lifetime of happiness, fun and romance. Keep in touch you two…xx Trudy