Some good friend of ours were married on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland a few weekends ago. There are no official images to show yet but I thought I’d share with you some quick images I snapped myself. It was a very sweet day and on a budget these two people made the money work for them. Hard. A lot was DIY and a lot was generously gifted by family. My favourite part of the whole day was seeing my two friends standing beneath a white wooden canopy surrounded by lush greenery, holding hands and giggling; just two friends who couldn’t believe they were actually getting married.
The wedding ceremony and reception was held at Clio’s in Palmwoods. It was set amongst a beautifully lush landscape and really leant itself to a quaint outdoorsy type ceremony. The girls and bride walked along a flower petal aisle that led from the gravel car park, across a wooden bridge, beneath a white wooden arbour to the larger rotunda that the ceremony took place in.
The flowergirls and bridesmaid/matron of honour were Renee’s sisters. Clint’s “best woman” was his sister. I loved that it was so family oriented.
I love that Renee’s dress was so floaty. It was quite magical when it moved as she walked down the aisle with her father. The colour was the teeniest bit ivory and offset her tan and darker hair beautifully. The same colour was picked up in roses the girls carried.
If you excuse the poor photography (!), you get a sense of the ceremony here – standing facing one another in the rotunda. This was just after Renee arrived where Clint was standing and they looked at each other and giggled. It really was the sweetest.
After the ceremony finished, the happy couple walked back down the aisle and stopped before the bridge. Here they had family greet them to be the first to congratulate them. Once their mums, dads, siblings and extended family had wished them well they were greeted by the rest of the guests.
From here the couple mingled with guests for a little while before heading off to have their official photographs taken. Drinks were served and people made their way to the reception space (just a little way up from the ceremony) underneath a beautiful deck overlooking the greenery.
Each table was decorated in crisp whites, reflective glass and mirrors and splashes of pinks, blushes and creams. The central motif consisted of birdcages that housed pillar candles. I loved the simplicity of the scheme; cost effective but packed a punch. Smaller flowers in crystal vases coupled with tonnes of reflective surfaces and light catching beads meant that when the few candles were lit (and the paper lanterns above were lit up) the space looked magical.
Our name cards were in ornate white frames and I was excited when I realised that they were our favours. I now have four of them housing cute little pics on my desk at work.
We were humbled to have been invited to such an intimate gathering and wish Clint and Renee the very best for their life together.