The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s most loved destinations, with stretches of coastline from Caloundra to Noosa, paired with the mountainous range of the hinterland boasting rainforests and national parks. Our recent styled shoot was all about the Sunshine Coast Summer – relaxed outdoor dining.
Our style team of Lovebird Weddings and Mondo Floral Design created a playful summer alfresco outdoor wedding dream. Beginning in The Pavilion with an outdoor ceremony, then wandering to The Helipad for drinks and canapés at sunset. For the reception an exceptional outdoor dining experience in front of the Manor taking in the sweeping views and evening lights of the Sunshine Coast coastline.
Think ‘contemporary fresh’. Hints of soft muted mustard, honey and amber, toffee roses, cappuccino tones with pops of lemon, paired with soft linens . Wild winsome poppies, bold skies, fresh cuisine and clinking glasses in toasts of love.
Amber tones shining through the coming season with luxury amber glassware from Table for Louis, along with Noritake raised rim dinnerware and gold cutlery. Bamboo chairs add a relaxed coastal style or choose the white bentwoods for a more classic style. Finished with rich mustard linen napkins and sophisticated menus, with custom place card wrap from Bluebird Invitations.
All this under festoon lighting with the backdrop of Maleny Manor, Noosa and Mt Coolum on the coastline.
The wonderful land of love that is Maleny and Maleny Manor…
To the AMAZING team at Maleny Manor, I don’t even know what to say to express my gratitude to you all… WOW what a perfect day! Every single one of you went above and beyond to ensure our day was nothing short of amazing. We chose Maleny Manor because of how beautiful it is, but I could never have imagined the professional service, kindness and care we experienced from the MM team leading up to and on our special day.
You all took it to the next level and we could not be more thankful to you. Maleny Manor feels like our second home, and you all, family. We are so blessed to have started our married life at Maleny Manor, it really is a magical place.
I want to say a special thank you to Eve (you are such a bloody legend) as well as Jamie and Dakota! You guys deserve a medal for dealing not only with me but all the other stressed out brides, taking every last-minute change and crazy request in your stride. You really did make us feel like the most important people in the world on our special day! You are all incredible at what you do and I could not wished for a better team, it has been such a pleasure working with you all these past few months!
Maleny Manor will always hold such a special place in our hearts, not only because it is so breathtakingly beautiful but because of every single one of you who make MM what it is. You truely are the best of the best – the dream team! Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all so so much for a perfect day and the memories we will cherish forever! With love, Lauren & Winston Fox
Beginning on the Helipad, with a ceremony on the edge of the Sunshine Coast, surrounded by rainforest and those amazing ocean views.
Then transition to the pavilion and garden party, with a glass of bubbles in hand, guests flowing through the whole venue while being entertained.
A specially built flooring concept for outside dinning sets the scene with the valley backdrop.
And then the grand finale, the “Supper & Dance Club” inside the Manor and the indoor/outdoor bar.
Dancing and indoor/outdoor bar are centrally located, as everyone knows dance time, and bar, go hand in hand, but this way your guests can flow from inside, to out, taking in the sparkling view of the Sunshine Coast lit up, and the beautifully lit grounds, creating a night time wonderland.
But still with a comfortable space for older relatives to sit, relax and chat inside, in total comfort, watching all the dance party fun.
Dreaming of a concept that flows through the whole estate, in a variety of spaces or rooms, all in a personal style of your own design?
Maleny Manor offers you individual styling, bountiful foods, plus truly professional assistance, ensuring the planning, but also the setup, is seamless.
A springtime wedding in Queensland brings cooler temperatures and longer days. It is also the most popular season for weddings because of the abundant supply of flower options for your wedding blooms. To assist with all things wedding florals, we spoke to Terrianne from Mondo Floral Designs on floral seasonality.
It can often be a very confusing adventure navigating your way through the information on what flowers are available for your wedding day, and you certainly wouldn’t be the first bride-to-be to assume that your absolute favourite bloom MUST be available for your wedding day, because let’s face it each and every wedding magazine that you buy features it on the front cover!
However depending on what date you have chosen to say ‘I Do’ available wedding blooms generally change for each month. More times than not a wedding date is in place and it can be overwhelming and often a little upsetting for brides-to-be to find out that their dream wedding flower isn’t going to be available. It’s important to do a little research before getting your heart set on certain wedding flowers, and talking to your floral designer is by far the best way to access accurate information on seasonality and available wedding flowers for your day.
So it’s no surprise when clients come to see me and are completely confused by what wedding flowers are available and at what time of the year. The good news is though, there are wonderfully delicious wedding flowers available for each and every season, so regardless of what time of the year you choose to celebrate your love, we can assist you in planning for your Sunshine Coast wedding flowers concept, providing you with accurate knowledge and professional advice, as well as creating a unique floral concept of seasonal blooms for your beautiful day!