win a wedding cup

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Showcase   I am proud to be exhibiting at the showcase on January 14th and 15th 2017. Come visit me at Maleny Manor.     Treat yourself and come to the showcase weekend, check out the myriad of choices in venues and all your wedding needs. Pop into Maleny Manor and visit…

A winning wedding in Maleny

Maleny Wedding Congratulations to Karla and Matt. Theirs was a winning Maleny wedding. This wedding was nominated as one of only five weddings shortlisted for “Wedding of the Year” by Junebug Weddings. A story Most importantly, their day appeared as if out of a storybook. It was a fairytale come true at Maleny Retreat, which…

A Russian Wedding tradition

We do not live by bread alone, and we cannot survive without salt. In Russia there is a wedding tradition…. But first a story. I remember from childhood a story about three sisters, the daughters of a king.  He asked of them, “How much do you love me?” One replied, “Father I love you like all…

A Scotsman and a forest nymph marry

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant, Kari ~ When McNamara married MacKinnon, there was bound to be some tartan around somewhere!!!  But what a lovely use of tartan.  And what a choice of place!  Congratulations Sandra and Jason, married at Gardeners Falls, Maleny.  Unique, different, touching, romantic and down to earth, their DIY wedding was…

Creative wedding decorations

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Decorating your wedding day can be such fun.  There are ideas all, over for special themes, colours or designs. Sometimes it is helpful to have a specialist help you, sometimes you just want to DIY the entire day.  At a recent wedding at Kenilworth Homestead, Jess co-opted…

Retro wedding cars to love

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Many a bride wishes to arrive at her wedding in a glamorous car.  However when I was a bride, I arrived with my husband-to-be in a retro wooden canoe …… but that’s another story. Cars have been the traditional wedding arrival vehicle for as long as the…

Valentine love

Valentine love Valentines Day makes us think about love; a valentine love.   Love poetry of Rumi And the poetry of Rumi is often about love, in the deepest sense.  Just like a wedding vow or marriage proposal.  His poetry is not a Hallmark giftcard message.  The love poetry of Rumi makes us pause and…

A Hindu wedding ceremony

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant – Kari. “You are thought and I am sound.  I am the words and you are the melody.  I am the melody and you are the words.”   Congratulations Belinda & Biju, married in an Australian Hindu wedding ceremony on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.   Belinda and Biju came…

Wedding decorations, creative and cheap

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant – Kari. Wedding decorations can be fun.  They can really make your reception reflect your style, AND invite your guests into a playful world for your wedding day.  Ideas for theming and decorating your wedding reception abound.  Possibly you want to design something unique and different, something to make…