R I K K I & S A R A H
Sarah and Rikki opted for a celebration of love, good food, wine and great music, where their nearest and dearest could relax and let their hair down.
“We wanted a wedding that was totally family oriented,” explains Sarah. “We took elements of rustic elegance and modern glamour, infused with love and warmth to create something that represented us as a couple.”
An eclectic colour palette of whites, nude, grey, berry, rich reds, marsala, black and tarnished gold paired beautifully with their chosen venue, Maleny Manor in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The bride was resplendent in a gold sequined gown by Erin Clare Couture.
A rustic foliage arch framed the entrance to the pavilion and guests were seated on natural oak Hampton chairs. “The view from the pavilion is absolutely breathtaking,” reveals Sarah. “So we didn’t want to take away from that.” Their florist created a wild and whimsical floral feature to draw the focus to the couple; they signed their registry on a rustic wine barrel as two chandeliers hung overhead.
Once wed, they indulged their guests in a garden party and reception. “We didn’t have a head table, we sat among our bridal party, their partners and family, and our guests sat around us at other long tables,” explains the bride. The reception was filled with special details: their table runners were hand-scripted from the love letters they’d written to each other, their love of entertaining was represented through menus written on bread boards and later on, the pavilion was transformed into a whiskey and cigar bar, as they celebrated long into the night.
See the video of their gorgeous day here
Stylist: Lovebird Weddings / Videography: Motion Reel Films / Photography: Jodi McDonald / Bride’s gown: Erin Clare Couture/ Bride’s shoes: Windsor Smith / Bride’s ring: Hardy Brothers / Groom’s attire & shoes: Calibre / Groom’s ring: Underwoods Fine Jewellers / Bridesmaids’ gowns: ASOS / Groomsmen’s attire: MJ Bale / Hair: Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing / Makeup:TF Makeup / Catering, Ceremony & Reception Location: Maleny Manor / Florist: Mondo Floral Designs / Stationery: Cass Deller Design / Transport: Mystic Mountain Tours / Celebrant: Bill Scurry / Ceremony & Garden Entertainment: Dan McGahan / Reception Entertainment: ASAP Entertainment / Wedding Night: Maleny Manor