The day started with the clouds rolling in low across the mountains and a light tropical drizzle while I ate a hearty breakfast in the main street of Maleny in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Hinterlands. The wedding ahead was for Steve and Shelby of Caloundra. I spent the night before the wedding meeting friends and family of the couple at Spicers Tamarind Retreat in Maleny and everyone was set for an exciting day ahead!
The green and white colour scheme of the wedding fit in perfectly with the natural rainforest surroundings.
Shelby managed to think of everything for her big day, from the bride slippers and embroidered dressing gown to the engraved rings and chopsticks for dinner! Being super organised meant she could relax while getting ready and enjoy her mimosa….In true male style the boys enjoyed a pie and a beer instead.

It was a small affair with the ceremony held on the grounds of the beautiful resort. A small little arbour was setup under a tree, where close friends and family gathered for the ceremony. After everyone congratulated the couple, guests were treated to drinks and canapes while we disappeared to do more photos.

We found a few beautiful spots nearby including Gardeners Falls, which is just behind the resort and a nice easy walk.
I even managed to get the couple to climb through the dense forest for some gorgeous rainforest shots.
We drove to the famous one tree hill and found a few spots along the way.
On our return gusts were sending off their wishes for the couple using paper lanterns. Unfortunately we only just got there in time to see the last of them floating away, but it was spectacular!

The family stayed for a 5 course degustation with an Asian twist and danced the night away in a private dining room.
Favours for the guests included engraved chopsticks and fortune cookies, and the kids each had a little fun pack to keep them entertained. It was such a great experience to have been invited to dinner with the family!
I feel very privileged to have been able to be a part of this amazing wedding!

getting ready
bride to be
jimmy choo
bride dressing gown
bridal hangers
forest retreat
wedding gift
engraved wedding rings
flower girls
bride getting dressed
groom getting ready
off to the wedding
bridesmaids and flower girls
ceremony setup
waiting for the bride
the bride arrives
father of the bride
first look
ariel ceremony
perfect ceremony
exchange of rings
ring bearer hands over rings
bride putting ring on groom
kiss and tell
walking out of ceremony
signing the registrar
flower girls
throwing petals at bride and groom
group photo
favours and gifts
backlit bride
flower girls playing
the boys
bridal party shot
kiss with the sun behind
on the boardwalk
cocoon hanging chairs
bride and groom in hanging chairs
Gardeners Falls
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Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding
one tree hill
mountain ranges at sunset
sunshine coast hinterland wedding
Maleny Wedding
walking on the road and tin shed
depth of field
German restaurant
first dance
Maleny Wedding
cutting the cake
room keys