~ with Sunshine Coast marriage celebrant – Kari
~ an elegant picnic in the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens ~
Congratulations Gabby and Damon, and little Dominic.
Gabby is like a niece to me. So when she asked me to assist with her Sunshine Coast wedding I was over the moon. She wasn’t quite sure what they wanted for a wedding, so we jumped in the car and went for a drive.
Gabby wished for an outdoor wedding, a beautiful place with stunning gardens, a parkland for a wedding picnic, and a simply gorgeous place for a marriage ceremony. We visited the Maroochy Bushland Botanical Gardens, a perfect place in which to marry.
Gabby and Damon first met at a blind date set up by friends. As soon as they saw each other, there was an instant attraction. Something clicked. She took his hand, to lead him to the buffet, a gesture he will always remember, a gesture of kindness and caring, a sign of her friendliness.
Little Dominic, their son, just loved the gardens. He ran and jumped and played. Seemed like he chose this place. It certainly suited a childs’imagination and he felt free to play. This wedding was to include several children, so the gardens were perfect; a kids paradise, a bush haven with manicured garden beds as well.
They were married under the arch in the sculpture gardens, decorated with white tulle and ribbon for the day, against a backdrop of the infinity sculpture carved from marble. We designed an elegant picnic, with picnic baskets full of nibbles and drinks, and blankets on the grass.
Photographs by Poison Apple Studios