On the 25th January 2016, Brendon and Carla had a magical Flaxton Gardens wedding up on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Kirk and I were on weather watch the week before the big day as thunderstorms were forecast and we were planning some beautiful wet weather shots as a backup…just in case! That ‘just in case’ plan never had to be played out as the day was a photographer’s (and a couple’s) dream. With dark clouds overhead, our beautiful couple Brendon and Carla tied the knot in front of their family and friends. The Flaxton Gardens garden was lush green and fresh, and with the cloud cover there was no hot sunlight beating down. A perfect day really!
Carla got ready with her girls at the Montville Mountain Lodge. The vast interior gave her, her six bridesmaids, flowergirl, mum and soon to be mother-inlaw lots of space! Meanwhile the boys were at the best man’s house in Carseldine. We loved their Marvel superhero cufflinks – a fun touch to match their fun personalities 🙂
It’s all about the socks! Catching a little glimpse of these beauties walking around was pretty spectacular hey Andrew.
Carla, our stunner of a bride wore these sparkling shoes and embellished veil which also doubled as her “something borrowed” thanks to her Maid of Honour.
The little flower girl was an absolute star all day! She loved her princess dress and was counting down the minutes (seriously, she was watching the clock!) until she could put it on. We were so impressed by how well-behaved and polite she was. A really special addition to the morning!
The below photo really shows Carla’s attitude towards the whole day. She was calm, content and really soaking up the morning with her girls…and enjoying her cuppa. Even when the storm clouds loomed above and there was a few light showers during the hair and make up time, she was aaalllll good!
The bridal party zoomed around the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in style thanks to United Limousines! You should have seen the inside of this thing (really, you should…keep scrolling).
Always need a bit of selfie action on the wedding day morning. Creating beautiful memories with your loved ones!
The beautiful bridesmaids: Courtney, Krystelle, Jasmine, Vanessa, Stephanie and Monique who took such good care of Carla!
Carla and her mum, Grace, having their hair and makeup done by MD Brides. These girls had their work cut out for them with all the women, but they did an amazing job and got it done beautifully!
Beautiful, beautiful bride.
Carla turned around and her bridesmaids caught a glimpse of her makeup…and their expressions speak for themselves.
Fixing up the hoop is always tricky business, accompanied with lots of laughing!
Arriving at Flaxton Gardens! Her smile says it all 🙂 This is always such an exciting moment!
Best Man Andrew doing his duty and checking in on his mate before the ceremony starts.
The beautiful flower girl about to walk down the aisle and lead the rest of the girls all by herself!
Yep. Believe it or not, the hummer-limo got stuck on the hill at Maleny Botanic Gardens. This thing just wasn’t going anywhere! The girls ‘ooohhed’ and ‘aarrred’ and the strong boys flexed their rippling muscles and pushed it back up the hill! What an epic story to tell the grandkids!! They probably won’t believe it though 🙂
A true feat to celebrate!
While I (Treens) was shooting the newlyweds, this is what the bridal party are getting up to with Kirk. What a view of the Glass House Mountains in the background for a bit of dancing!
The ride from the Maleny Botanic Gardens back to Flaxton for the reception. Kirk and I love getting this camera back afterwards and seeing what they got up to!
The gorgeous cake by Amy from Whipped Cake Co. This cake smelled amazing! We could smell it’s sweetness while taking this photo.
Beautiful bouquets by their family friend Robert.
Ceremony Venue: Flaxton Gardens www.flaxtongardens.com.au/
Reception Venue: Flaxton Gardens www.flaxtongardens.com.au/
Cake Artist: Whipped Cake Co. www.whippedcakeco.com.au/
Celebrant: Paul Voge Marriage Celebrant www.paulvogemarriagecelebrant.com/
Make Up and Hair: MD Bride’s Bridal Hair |Makeup Artistry www.mdbrides.com.au/
Photo Location: Maleny Botanic Gardens www.malenybotanicgardens.com.au/
Transport: United Limousines unitedlimousines.com.au/
Girls Getting Ready Venue: Montville Mountain Lodge www.montvillelodge.com/
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