Tuscan romance | Sarabah Estate

Wandering vines, billowing silks with minimalist styling…

Effortless elegance for an intimate country wedding held in the secret garden of a regional winery.

Photographed by Glass Slipper Photography

THE LINE UP

Creative Concept / Stylist For Love & Living | Florals Gwen Floral Co | Cake Marina Machado Cakes | Stationery True Paper Tales | Lighting Scenic Rim Wedding Hire | Tableware Table for Louis | Photographer Glass Slipper Photography | Film Wander & Follow Images | Venue Sarabah Estate Vineyard | Make Up Lara Quinn | Curation / Planned by Scenic Rim Bride

THE CONCEPT / STYLING

“Sarabah Estate is a creatives dream, it leaves you feeling like you were just swept away into a European romance novel. 

My inspiration was drawn from the stunning views of the vineyard and countryside that surrounded the ever so sweet European inspired Chalet, where I quickly grew a love affair for its timber and stone exteriors. Aside from the aesthetics of the property, it also brought a sense of calmness over you a place where you are engulfed with serenity and gratitude for how beautiful the landscape is. I stopped to take a moment amongst the Olive Grove and my ears were met with gentle whispers of the breeze rustling through the trees, whilst the birds sang to each other. Instantaneously, my eyes were also met with a dry, burnt landscape where drought has stricken much of the land, despite this I stopped to notice that beauty still remained, the way Mother Nature bended and folded branches into its own sculptural pieces of artwork.

I wanted to capture the calmness, beauty and its discerning romance, all of these emotions were conceptualised to create the styling concept, for the fruition of a mid summer night set in Tuscany. 

A romantic setting set under a canopy of festoons, showcasing the already beautifully quaint intimate round tables paired back with wraught iron chairs. Layering modern and vintage tableware pieces by Table For Louis, with stationery designed by True Paper Tales on handmade paper with soft torn detailing reading Cenare , to have dinner ” in Italian. A dramatic tonal layering of floor length silks of smokey undertones were thoughtfully selected to extend the aesthetics of the black windows and silver / grey furnishings of the Chalet. Whilst creating the most soft romantic movements, which fluttered in the breeze as it filtered through the garden.  An assortment of dried and fresh floral centrepieces displayed in stone vases were thoughtfully chosen to add dried textures and warmer tones reminiscent of the dried countryside by Gwen Floral Co.

Marina designed the most breathtaking cake with her inspiration drawn from the softness of the fabrics, colour and dry landscape. With a balanced blend of smokey and warm hues and soft sculptural movements shown in her stunning detailing, finished with the most subtle detail of the dried branch reminiscent of the landscape.” Emma Scott – For Love & Living

THE FLOWERS

“The modern-meets-vintage concept was brought alive through the use of the delicate and timeless beauty of dried flowers, mixed with the romantic yet fleeting elegance of fresh florals. I was inspired to feature the warm beige and golden tones that peeked through the dried elements along with the feminine soft blush and toffee tones, all working in harmony to create a softly muted and dusty palette which said so much, without saying much at all. I refrained from using traditional greens throughout the use of foliage, in the effort to create a uniquely modern and ethereal effect, and instead showcased various textures, dried ferns and deep burgundy foliage. The use of texture is one of my most adored aspects of floral design, so I was delighted to incorporate so many unique and textural elements, including the twisted willow to echo the surrounds of the vineyard that the photoshoot was held at.” Sarah Luthy – Gwen Floral Co
THE CAKE
“I got very very inspired by the rawness by the whole shoot. That area in Canungra being raw, I can imagine Emma got inspired by that too. When I saw the stationery and the torn raw paper, I wanted to put it in my cake. So, the cake for me was almost like terroir for wine: the connection with the land, the raw.  So, to represent that I used a variety of textural elements to bring a soft, still very raw story to the cake. And of course, the colour palette chosen brought an amazing elegant and soft touch to it.” Marina Machado – Marina Machado Cakes
LIGHTING
“We believe that beautiful lighting is key to creating that special ambience and atmosphere at any important event, helping to form the foundation and mood for your special day. It is important that you have the correct lighting to tie in with all other styling elements. This look was chosen to softly compliment the table settings, without dominating the space.” Stephanie JonesScenic Rim Wedding Hire
PHOTOGRAPHY
“Going into the shoot I did have a little idea what direction I wanted to take my images, however once seeing how breathtaking the styling, cake and flowers were, I completely changed this and just took inspiration from the other suppliers involved. With a shoot like this one, I really like to have a good talk to the other professionals and listen to their stories and what inspired them. 
Straight away, the florals and setting leant itself to a muted palette with small touches of pastels coming through. The whole shoot had a very ‘under the tuscan sun’ feel and I just ran with that.
Whilst editing the images, I kept getting drawn towards the more moodier and darker aspects which the styling / cake design learnt itself towards.” Photographer Steve TognazziniGlass Slipper Photography
FILM
We can’t wait to show you the film by Joel MaxwellWander & Follow Images
MAKEUP
PLANNING
An intimate styled shoot is the perfect opportunity to become acquainted with creatives within the industry allowing each talent to shine.  Great pride with careful consideration is given when gathering partners who may not have had an opportunity of working together previously.  Our styled shoots are designed to provide couples with beautiful inspiration and are produced with a perfect blend of passion and skill.” Bronwyn McDonaldScenic Rim Bride 
Winery locations are laden with rustic character with an array of wedding venues in the Scenic Rim.
Sarabah Estate Vineyard is a beautiful family-run winery nestled at the base of the famous Lamington National Park. A picturesque vineyard, just 10 minutes from the township of Canungra.  To find out more, email wine@sarabahestate.com.au 

Hampton Estate Wines | Festival Brides

AUTUMN

A season of change and a time to reflect…

A very stylish season to fall in love!

STEEPED IN HISTORY…

Formerly a church on the Gold Coast, the Infant Saviour was saved from demolition and restored to become an old-world, romantic wedding venue situated on beautiful Tamborine Mountain, in the Scenic Rim.

With a change of name to Hampton Estate Wines, a new ‘Whiskey Bar’ and newly built Hampton inspired cottages, it was our challenge to shine a new light on this well known historic venue.

RED BRICK, TIMBER AND PAMPAS GRASS…

The whiskey bar has a hint of masculinity featuring warm brick and timber with a polished concrete floor.  I wanted to make good use of the red tones in the brick wall and timber beams overhead by bringing in festoon lighting and soft fluffy pampas highlighted with a simple yet visually stunning table scape.  The colourful pampas filled the room like fire and was softened with delicate dried arrangements and lots of candlelight.  The venue generously provided our team with delicious grazing boards including local cheese with wine from the Hamptons very own cellar door.

Cakes in varying sizes were inspired and designed by Marina Machado to reflect the elements of nature with each petal placed layer upon layer to achieve a feeling of movement.

DANCING IN THE WIND…

Our model Miss World Australia 2018, Taylah Cannon looked stunning in a fitted beaded gown with long sleeves featuring a detachable train by Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes. Drop pearl earrings by Amelie George Bridal and a soft wave by Lara Quinn created an effortlessly elegant glam feel for our Bride’s look. The landscape of Hampton Estate Wines stretches out to a beautiful view however sadly we had cloud cover and slight wind, which was great for the detachable train that danced in the wind.

Then there features a car scene. Ford Fairlane is an all Australian classic and was brought in to compliment the hint of masculinity of the whiskey bar softened with delicate lace bridal wear by Homebodii and vibrant florals by Sugared Style adding a feminine allure.

Captured by Figtree Pictures and filmed by Roost Film Co.

As seen on Festival Brides

THE LINE UP…

Venue: Hampton Estate Wines; Concept & Styling: Scenic Rim Bride; Photography: Figtree Pictures; Film: Roost Film Co; Wedding Gown: Karen Willis Bridal; Accessories: Amelie George Bridal; Bridal Robe: Homebodii; Hair and Makeup: Lara Quinn; Florals & Lighting: Sugared Style; Cakes: Marina Macha Do Cakes; Tableware: Table For Louis; Furniture Hire: Brandition; Calligraphy Agate: Laura Elizabeth Designs; Bride: Taylah Cannon via Viviens Model Management

Rosewood Estate | Berta

Avant-garde design and timeless beauty.

Set on a beautiful 100-year-old Rosewood Estate, resting high on the famous Lamington Plateau, widely regarded as one of the finest properties on the mountain, featuring a beautiful blend of rich fabrics with refreshing twists on traditional silhouettes…

 

Introducing BERTA in the Scenic Rim.

BERTA has an avant-garde design style, one that always tests the barriers and boundaries of the modern world of fashion design.

Her style of design is famous for bold, sexy and modern fit that incorporates vintage materials and retro styles.

Her collections are considered among the most praised and anticipated in the fashion world.

Photographed by Figtree Pictures

Creative Direction Scenic Rim Bride // Venue: Rosewood Estate //  Photographer: Figtree Pictures // FilmCastle & Crown  //  Gowns:  Berta available at Brides by Francesca  //  Model: Zoe Creed from Viviene’s Model Management  //  Hair & Make up: Lara Quinn  //  Magnolia Cake: Marina Machado // Custom build ceremony stage: Staging Creations //  Event HireAvideas //  Flowers: New England Flower Co //  Magnolia Stationery:  Paper and Style Co // Crystal: Only About You

The BERTA Athens Collection

Athens is an ancient city in stunning Greece where culture, architecture, and history are rich. The beautiful ancient city of Athens was not randomly chosen as the location for this collections’ ad campaign. What better city to tell the story of this grand and luxurious collection? When each BERTA creation is a timeless masterpiece, there couldn’t have been a better match than Athens to aid in telling the story of this collection. The authenticity and vividness of the city, embraces these artistic creations made by BERTA and only amplify them.

Time and time again BERTA breaks the bridal fashion industry and this collection is proof. The F/W 2019 collection is a beautiful blend of rich fabrics, refreshing twists on traditional silhouettes, and a whole lot of that BERTA glam. Consisting of never before seen trends in bridal fashion to awaken the industry and create a buzz.

View the Athens ad campaign here
View our BERTA retailers here
View our trunk show schedule here

Rosewood Estate

The ultimate hinterland wedding destination

Rosewood Estate is located on a magnificent 250-acre horse and cattle farm with stunning coastal views stretching from South Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta to the East and up the entire Numinbah Valley to the South.

Weddings at Rosewood Estate are a luxury country event. The stunning views and natural beauty of the plateau are the perfect backdrop for your bespoke wedding day. You and your wedding party get to spend 2 wonderful nights in the beautiful Rosewood House.

Having your wedding day at Rosewood Estate enables you to supply your own caterer & your own beverages. A marquee or Tipi will be required for any events over 50 people.

Because Rosewood Estate is 600 metres above sea level, it enjoys cool weather that escapes the heat of the Queensland summer, with an average January peak summer temperature of a very comfortable 28 degrees.  This makes Rosewood Estate beautiful for weddings in warmer months when other places would be far too hot.  If you are interested in viewing Rosewood Estate you can make an appointment by sending an email to hello@rosewoodestate.com.au

“As photographers, sometimes we are gifted with everything coming together – such was the case for Scenic Rim Bride’s styled shoot at Rosewood Estate. 

Rosewood had it all – autumnal gardens, old homestead, incredible backdrop, horses, and a sunset/after-glow to die for! All of this helped set the scene for our model Zoe to enter in Berta.

Zoe owned this shoot. We simply placed her in the light, moved around her, watched and played with the light, honed in on the subtle details and got pretty excited about it all!

We’ve worked closely with all the other suppliers involved in this shoot before, so everything fell into place easily and the vibe on location was something we were very fortunate to have. We felt incredibly lucky to be part of this extra special shoot, and are thrilled to be able to bring it all to life through the imagery.” Figtree Pictures

The Overflow Estate 1895 | Nouba Blog

Inspired by design, movement and history.

Embracing cyclonic elements of nature, we proceeded to reveal the raw beauty and diversity of this historical boutique vineyard.  The Overflow Estate 1895 is a historic grazing property and has been purpose built for special events.  It is set on a gorgeous island in the magnificent Lake Wyaralong, easily accessible by air, land or water, and only 60 minutes at most from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. The tasting room is well equipped and the dining deck opens out onto manicured lawns and gardens. There is a seamless transition into the vineyard and onto the splendid waterway. You will be an integral part of the dazzling ecosystem.

Welcome to The Overflow Estate 1895

Photographed by Figtree Pictures

Curated & styled by Scenic Rim Bride as featured on Nouba

Venue: The Overflow Estate 1895 //  Film:  Castle & Crown  //  Cakes & Dessert: Two Little Bakers //  Florals: Sugared Style //  Stationery:  The Rustic at Heart //  Calligraphy: The Pleasantry // Tableware:  The Supper Club //  Balloons: Love and Wishes Styled Events // Champagne Tower: The Cocktail Queen // Furniture Hire:  Moreton Hire  // Gowns:  Karen Willis Holmes Bridal //  Makeup: Lara Quinn // Hair: Melissa Jayne // Bride: Courtney  //  Bridesmaids: Zoe Creed & Holly James //  Bridal Robe: Homebodii // Transport: Pterodactyl Helicopters

The Overflow Estate 1895 welcome you to explore the endless options for your wedding day.  To book an inspection, please email Emily Lochran at info@theoverflowestate1895.com.au

Royston House | Queensland Brides

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 https://karenwillisholmes.com/boutiques/

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.

BEHIND THE SCENES

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 ido@roystonhouse.com.au

 

 

 

Riverwood Weddings | To the Aisle

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.

Wedding planner, Bronwyn McDonald of Scenic Rim Bride shares her inspiration and 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.”

Bronwyn xo

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 IDO@scenicrimbride.com.au or contact us by visiting the website.

I would like to thank the below creative team below 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 my 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