Luke and Bronte had been together for 7 years before tying the knot on Sunday at the Maleny Manor while surrounded by 60 of their closest friends and family. Their relationship started when they dated in Year 8… which lasted for a day…. then a couple of short years later they reconnected and haven’t looked back since.
Bronte was all class and looked the perfect picture of ‘bride’ in her gorgeous dressing gown given to her by her bridesmaids. They got ready at the incredible Magical Malindi in Montville. This place is STUNNING with large windows and views down the valley to Baroon Pocket Dam. Luke and his groomsmen got ready at the Manor and by the photos Kirk took of them getting ready, they were having a really great time! The bridal party was built as a family affair with Bronte’s sister and sister-in-law as her bridesmaids, and Luke with his two brothers standing by him as groomsmen. I don’t know if it is always like this, but every wedding we have shot over the years we have ALWAYS had such awesome bridal parties – they are always fun and just really great people! This wedding was no exception!
After getting hair and make up done at Magical Malindi, Bronte and her girls went over to Maleny Manor for the final touches and to put on THAT dress. The boys had to be kept in their room as the girls walked past and made their way up to the top floor of the Manor…no peeking Luke! 🙂
The ceremony took place at 3pm in the Pavilion. The view was incredible, and the ceremony seamless thanks to their celebrant Jarrad Bayliss. An atmosphere of joy and love was definitely in their air! The Manor grounds are perfect for photos. Our original first port-of-call for some delicious Maleny Manor wedding photography was a photo location under the magnificent tree next to the Pavilion, but a friendly green tree snake was making its way past, so we headed to a different spot in the meantime 🙂
Before the reception, Luke and his mates pulled out some celebratory cigars on the lawns. Perfect photo op (see below)! A brief break for the bridal party to freshen upstairs in the Manor before the grand entrance to their waiting guests in a beautifully decorated reception room. Once again, more incredible views, mouth-watering food, flowing drinks and lots of laughter! We stayed long enough to hear how the flavour of the night would unfold with the MC and DJ abilities of Aaron from Cut A Rug. Aaron got the guests involved and was entertaining too.
I can honestly say these two high school sweethearts have a beautiful marriage ahead of them. Already a fantastic team and oozing admiration and respect for one another. All the best guys and thanks for having us be a part of one of the most spectacular days of your lives!
The Beautiful Vendors:
Stylist: Lovebird Weddings
Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs
Gown: Maggie Sottero Designs
Makeup: Pru Edwards – Makeup Artist
Hair: Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing
Venue: Maleny Manor
Celebrant: Jarrad Bayliss Celebrant
Music/MC: Cut a Rug