Founder and Creative Director of Scenic Rim Bride, and Entrepreneur
With over 20 years in the bridal and special events industry, Bronwyn McDonald, Founder and Creative Director of Scenic Rim Bride, has merged her meticulous styling skills and creative flair with her vast knowledge of business to create a truly unique wedding planning service, offering her clients access to exclusive spaces, local menus, refined wine and stunning photo locations.
A driven and passionate entrepreneur, Bronwyn is shining a light on the Scenic Rim through her dedication to connecting engaged couples with quality suppliers and venues, while supporting local business professionals, driving tourism to the area and streamlining the wedding planning process in a way that hasn’t been done before.
A creative and romantic at heart — living, breathing and dreaming weddings — Bronwyn has always had a finger on the pulse of all things bridal. Having worked in corporate roles for international companies such as Australian Wedding Blessings and Japan Airlines, she has leveraged her experience, talents and long-lasting relationships with well-respected industry leaders, to become a premier wedding specialist and founder of four successful businesses.
From styling events at reputable Gold Coast resorts like Versace and Sheraton to shaping her personalised stationery business Love Notes into a digital platform showcasing designers of stationery Australia wide, Bronwyn has used her innovative, forward-thinking nature to be at the edge of the industry, while keeping abreast of the latest trends. She has also successfully launched and exited two styling businesses within the Gold Coast.
Identifying an untapped bridal market in the region for a one-stop wedding planning service, Bronwyn’s innate ability to understand the desires of the millennial bride made building and growing the company in the Scenic Rim a powerful decision. Understanding that the modern bride wants to be spoilt for choice, Bronwyn has revolutionised the Scenic Rim market by cracking it open to both vendors and couples.
Forging valuable relationships within the local community, Tourism Industry media and businesses, Bronwyn is continuing to attract attention to the Scenic Rim as a bridal tourism hotspot. Using her friendly and approachable nature to her advantage, she has secured over 40 partnerships with wedding vendors and venues across the Scenic Rim, giving them the unique opportunity to feature their business on a free online directory. Bronwyn continues to expand Scenic Rim Bride with more partnerships that align with her true mission — to bring future growth to the region with perfectly planned weddings.
In 2017, Bronwyn was invited to share her expertise as a wedding trends specialist and key speaker at the Marriott Resort and Spa on the Gold Coast with culinary directors from across Asia-Pacific. She is the bridal section columnist for the Scenic Rim’s first lifestyle magazine Scenic Road Magazine.
Highly regarded within the bridal industry, Bronwyn has been profiled in Collective Hub magazine and her work has featured in multiple other publications, including To the Aisle Australia, The Lane, Queensland Bride, Polka Dot Bride, Modern Wedding, Cosmopolitan Bride, Bride to Be, White, and The Wedding Playbook.