Inspired by stories, style and romance.  Where casual styling offsets a pretty palette of pastels.  Relaxed abundance of floral installations, a vintage inspired gown and softly upswept hair.

Scenic Rim Bride shares inspiration and a desire to showcase a softer side to the more bohemian wedding trend, often seen at Riverwood Weddings.

“Whilst bohemian is one of my favourite trends, (modern bohemian in particular), I felt it was an obvious choice for Riverwood.”  Those accustomed to Scenic Rim Bride, would have experienced the unexpected when it comes to shining the light on the local wedding scene.  Have you seen the shoot used to launch Scenic Rim Bride?

Whilst The Notebook was risky, it pushed the boundaries allowing our creative team to be open and explore new ideas.

The theme became apparent when Riverwood Weddings venue coordinator Carmen, shared news of a new boat arrival.  It was a perfect opportunity to create a modern take on the romantic drama film, The Notebook.”  The Notebook stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple who fall in love in the 1940s.  The film is an adaptation of the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks.

“Highly recommend watching this film, with a box of tissues and chocolate (lots of chocolate) and perhaps a glass of wine.  Ok, a glass of red wine and dark chocolate with soft tissues, as you may need a few!!”

This dreamy style shoot inspired by The Notebook, will take you on a breathtaking journey filled with fresh inspiration for the romantic at heart. ​The play between the romantic flow of materials, soft silhouettes and eye catching detail will bring a fresh look and unique influence to the modern day bride.

“Enjoy the pages to follow and feel free to leave a comment at the end.  I’m interested to know who has seen The Notebook.”


























Our beautiful Bride making an entrance in a classic black Rolls Royce from Our Wedding Cars.

Make like an empress and taste the sweet life with a serve of all things nice with this delicious spread, made by Marina Machado.

Dreamy floral installations were attached to a pitched arbour whilst the florals used for that dreamy car scene, were later reworked into the boat scene.  An abundance of fresh florals perfectly positioned, added more than the finishing touches. Arbour and florals by Sugared Style.

Kirra was mesmerising in a dusty rose coloured tulle gown creating a whimsical effect.  Perfectly fitting for our vintage inspired wedding.


Rebecca Kesby Marriage Celebrant added a traditional touch wearing ‘something blue’.  Our groom, Dean looked handsome in Urbbana.

“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook 

If you’re engaged and would like to engage Scenic Rim Bride to assist with the planning of your special day,  we would love to hear from you!  Simply send and email to or contact us by visiting the website.

Thanks to our below creative team for fulfilling the design brief and for always going above and beyond.  The images captured from this day by Orchard Grove Studios are truly breathtaking.  It was our first time shooting with Amanda & Ty.  Their professional yet friendly working relationship made it a breeze for all on the day.  Scenic Rim Bride highly recommends Orchard Grove Studios to capture your wedding day.

Photography: Orchard Grove Studios // Venue: RIverwood Weddings  // Florals & Arbour: Sugared Style // Cake & Dessert: Marina Machado Cakes // Stationery: Love Notes // Gown & Hair: Ulyana Aster Bridal // Makeup: Bek Kemp // Bride: Kirra Gaskell, Viviens Model Management // Groom: Dean Tahana // Suit: Urbbana // Celebrant: Rebecca Kesby  // Rolls Royce: Our Wedding Cars // Sparkling: Witches Falls Winery 

Featured in Issue 13 To the Aisle Australia