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{INVITATION} Wedding Soiree

Contemporary Country Collage

This weekend, please come and join me – and many other lovely wedding pros – at The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast for a wedding event like no other. Our Wedding Soiree is a collection of four group collaborations. We will each be recreating a styled shoot from a past volume of The Bride’s Tree Magazine.

I have been in many a meeting, shooting back and forth group emails, and oh the texts and phone calls – rife. All in the name of collaborating with my team to come up with something amazing to showcase to all of the lovely brides and grooms coming along to The Lakehouse Wedding Soiree.

Our mini wedding set up is based on the Contemporary Country shoot we put together awhile ago. It’s still one of my all-time favourite shoots. I love the whole vibe of the classic elegance-meets-relaxed country with a little rustic thrown in for good measure.

Originally we worked with Wholehearted Studio to put this shoot together, but Styling Hue will be stepping in to fill their big shoes at The Lakehouse Wedding Soiree.

I’d love to meet you, lovely brides, so please come along and enjoy – step into our little creation and the three others, which I’m sure will also be absolutely stunning. There will be fashion shows and one lucky couple will win a $15,000 luxe wedding on Saturday, so make sure you’re there 10am – 4pm.

Here are some more images of the lovely Ashlee from our shoot and her romantic grey smokey eye with peaches and cream complexion and perfect peach pout.


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The Wanderers for The Bride’s Tree Magazine

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In the latest volume of The Bride’s Tree Magazine resides an absolutely amazing Noosa wedding styled shoot, for which I was thrilled to be the official makeup artist and work with a super rad crew.

It was the gypsy life for us for a day, as we embraced nature, music, creativity and love. This was definitely my kind of shoot! This shoot provides some unique inspiration for anyone considering a Noosa beach wedding.

Here is a little preview of some of the pics. You can see the whole shebang over at The Bride’s Tree.

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Styling: Lovebird Weddings

Florals: Poppy Lane Flowers by Design

Catering: Capelli Foods

Celebrant: Suzanne Riley

Makeup: Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry

Hair: Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair

Fashion styling: Lizz Pennings

Dresses: Judy Copley Bridal

Grooms’ attire: Number 19 Boutique

Accessories: Gypsy Stone

Kombi: Old Skool Kombis Noosa

Cushions and throws: Sapien Arts

Models: Ashlee Jensen, Luke Ross, Kirra Calleja, Callum , Moriah Overell, Dane Bayliss. And Mackenzie, the Chow Chow dog.

Austinmer Wedding

I’m a little bit biased about this one… but I super love this wedding. It just so happens to be the wedding of my good friend, Talina. She married her love, James, in a beautiful park ceremony in at Glastonbury Gardens in Austinmer, just south of Sydney,  close to where they live.

This was an extra special wedding for me – I got to be both bridesmaid and makeup artist! Talina and I chose a gorgeous Forever New navy bridesmaid dress. We only looked at one, bought it online, and we were set. The other bridesmaid, junior bridesmaid and I wore our own silver flats, and carried beautiful white blooms.

The bride tied in her navy theme by adding a belt and bling brooch to her stunning strapless mermaid-style wedding dress from Cheboom Bridal, Port Kembla.

Talina is originally from the Sunshine Coast, but moved south to be with her man. He’s a real stand up bloke, and she’s a top chick, so they make a great pair. This is evident in the photos by Emma Nayler Photographer, who flew down with me to shoot the wedding.

Animal lovers at heart, Talina and James made sure to include all their fur babies in their wedding day. There is a touch of both the beach and the country in Talina and James’ wedding days – their puppies Rascal and Rex joined their mum and dad on the beach, then the happy couple headed out to the paddock where Talina’s horse, Ruby, lives. Wedding day beauty ensued.

Both bride and the bride’s mother wanted very natural makeup. I actually had to convince Talina’s mother that I wouldn’t make her feel overdone. She was a makeup convert by the time I finished with her, and said she felt lovely and just like herself! 

One very proud Father of the Bride! 

The bouquets were so beautiful! The team at Bunches at Bulli did an amazing job.

That’s a happy groom, if I ever saw one! 

Our hair got did by the awesome ladies at Moore Street Hair in Austinmer 

We had a lot of fun!

Rascal and Rex were happy little vegemites with their trip to the beach to see Mum and Dad on their wedding day!

Ruby, the horse, loved a visit from her gussied up Mum! She even got a little prettied up for the occasion herself.