Styled shoot – Royston House

Styled shoot – Royston House

Inspired by nature, indulgence and passion.

Indulging all the senses with intense romance and sensuality.  Basking in the warmth of your love with a country oasis in shades of peaches and cream contrasted with amber and copper.  Bare wooden tables, hand blown glassware and a feast of home cooked country flavours creating unforgettable memories.

Welcome to Royston House.

Photographed by Figtree Pictures

Curated & styled by Bronwyn McDonald for Scenic Rim Bride

Venue: Royston House //  Film:  Castle & Crown  //  Cakes & Dessert: Marina Machado //  Florals:  New England Flower Co  //  Signage:  The Rustic at Heart //  Stationery:  Love Notes //  Tableware:  Table for Louis //  Furniture Hire:  Moreton Hire  //  Homewares:  Mountain House // Gown:  Karen Willis Holmes Bridal //  Hair & Makeup: Lara Quinn // Bride: La’Ace de Vries  //  Groom: Adam Danielli //  Bridal Robe: Homebodii

Published in One + One Magazine

Our model Bride to Be La’Ace de Vries, wears ‘Paris’ by renowned Australian wedding dress designer, Karen Willis Holmes.  Featuring a detachable light weight circular swirl train that dances in the wind. A feather collar is featured on our Bride holding the miniature cake scene.  Brides can book an appointment online or visit a Karen Willis Holmes boutique

A rustic grazing dessert station by an open fire features sticky fig and date cake with butterscotch sauce, black forest cake, scones, autumn fruit conserve marinated with spices, apricot pie, apple tart tartan, glazed orange and cardamon tarts, coconut and lemon meringue tarts and baked pears. All by Marina Machado.


Drew Lawrie, Farm & Events Manager for Royston House

Bronwyn McDonald, Wedding Planner for Scenic Rim Bride adding the finishing touches

Marina playing with her cake in the field

Marina Machado applying the butterscotch sauce to her sticky fig cake

La’Ace de Vries wearing Homebodii whilst Lara Quinn works her magic with Hair & Makeup

Lara Quinn, Hair & Makeup Artist

With Erin from The Rustic at Heart placing the finishing touches on the table

Marina and Jessica from New England Flowers applying the finishing touches to Marina’s cake

Royston House is a beautiful homage to the Queensland heritage and is available for exclusive wedding hire.

With sweeping views of the great dividing range, Royston House brings elegance and style to a relaxed country wedding.  With open dining under the stars and access to tipis and marquees, Royston House offers an effortlessly stylish setting for a truly memorable day shared with family and friends.

To book an inspection or to receive a wedding package, please email Drew Lawrie at




Social Event – Ruffles Lodge & Spa

Social Event – Ruffles Lodge & Spa

So much more than an afternoon gathering.  Scenic Rim Bride is creating events that bring the Scenic Rim wedding scene together.

We recently traveled to the foothills of Tamborine Mountain to wine and dine in the luxury comforts of Ruffles Lodge & Spa.  Appealing to the romantic at heart, the seclusion of Ruffles creates a natural sanctuary where guests can experience a wildlife, breathtaking natural beauty with an intimate relaxation experience.  

After being transported by private coach, our fabulous guests dressed in their whites, arrived to the poolside cabana with panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline and greeted by a roaming resident white peacock, Penny.

With Prosecco freely flowing, guests delighted in a selection of fine canapés from In Season Catering whilst enjoying live entertainment by hailing singer/songwriter Josh Lovegrove.

As old and new connections were made (including introductions to some of our attending Bride to Be’s), guests were taken on a private tour of nearby luxury Tree House Villas including a private Executive Suite, where couples share their first night together as husband and wife, providing an insight as to the many accommodation options available at Ruffles Lodge & Spa.

After what felt like experiencing an open home (due to enormous size of the Executive Suite), guests were guided through to the restaurant, Vue 175, where a long table was set. Elegantly styled with tall floral arrangements from Sugared Style, each setting was adorned with gifts from local producers Towri Cheese and Witches Falls Winery with more beautiful gifts from My Country Escape and vouchers from Illahie Fashion Boutique.  Decadent petit sweets with branded cookies were baked and hand crafted for all our guests by local resident Marina Machado.

As guests mingled their way around the long table, tea and coffee orders were taken as a signature dessert was served and announced by Ruffles International Chef Darryn Bonhomme.

It was one of those afternoons that leaves you feeling excited, inspired and lucky to live where you do.  I had arrived earlier to the venue that day and was worried about whether it would rain and was consumed about all the little things that felt like big things.  But afterwards, none of it seemed to matter as much, I had spent the afternoon with creative people full of enthusiasm, warm hearts and big smiles.  I felt part of a loving community.

I feel grateful there are so many genuine and talented people within our Community at Scenic Rim Bride.

It was moving to receive such wonderful support from our attending and sponsored partners not to mention the entire Ruffles team who made each of us feel like Kings and Queens from the time of arrival to our departure.

Some of you maybe thinking, why Ruffles, is it even in the Scenic Rim? Scenic Rim Bride not only shines the light on our beautiful region, we explore ways to connect with nearby business which fills a void for other venues within our region. We are very open to working effectively, together.

Bentwood Chairs and Linen from Moreton Hire
Fresh floral arrangements from Sugared Style
Josh Lovegrove Music
Peri-peri prawn & chorizo skewers by Monsoon Catering
Cucumber medallion with dill cream cheese mousse and smoked salmon by Monsoon Catering
Lara Quinn with Marina Machado
Carmen from Riverwood Weddings with Rebecca Kesby Celebrant
Celebrant Ann Joubert with her husband
Jessica & Ella from New England Flower Co
Vera & Pavel from White Parrot Photography & Film
Ruffles chef Darryn Bonhomme meet Monsoon Chef/Owner Craig Weston
Gorgeous balloon installation by Love Balloons by Us
Craig, In Season Catering and Bronwyn, Scenic Rim Bride
Raspberry mud cake with vanilla bean buttercream and Orange butter cake with vanilla bean and wild orange buttercream sweet with branded Scenic Rim Bride lemon summer cookies by Marina Machado Cakes
White chocolate parfait, peach gel, amaretto crumb, peach glass, lemon balm and compress peach for dessert by Ruffles

A huge heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone below for ensuring the Scenic Summer Soiree was a super stylish success.

Venue: Ruffles Lodge & Spa Photographer: Casey Jane Photography    Canapés: Monsoon Catering Furniture: Moreton Hire  Sweets: Marina Machado Cakes Florals: Sugared Style Balloons: Love Balloons by Us  Music: Josh Lovegrove  Stationery: Belle Loves Paper  Printing: Myla Graphics Hair & Makeup: Lara Quinn

Ruffles Lodge & Spa are kindly offering all our readers a 10% discount to stay and play!! Simply mention Scenic Rim Bride upon making your booking. Phone: 5546 7411 or visit their website