Fiona and Gareth’s dreamy Gold Coast wedding definitely stands out as one of our all-time favourites! Their love-filled celebration was fun, relaxed and so beautifully styled, with several guests travelling internationally to join them for their special celebration in the hinterland.
These guys started their day with a sweet, intimate ceremony inside our rustic stone chapel, with simple floral arrangements adding a hint of colour and texture down the aisle. After exchanging vows in front of their nearest and dearest, guests made their way to our manicured lawns for an alfresco cocktail hour complete with lawn games and live music, while the newlyweds snuck away to capture some private photos around the estate. Surrounded by lush forest, secluded gardens and moody lighting, Fiona and Gareth (together with photographer Luke Middlemiss) made the most out of our natural backdrops to capture some incredibly dreamy snaps.
Back at the reception, our white silk-lined wedding marquee was styled with long feasting tables sitting underneath hanging foliage and delicate crystal chandeliers, creating a warm, relaxed ambience for the evening’s festivities. Tables were lined with trailing greenery and scattered candles, with a statement bridal table set in front of a dreamy fairy-lit backdrop.
As the night went on and dinner was devoured, Fiona and Gareth cut their epic 2-tier naked cake before dancing the night away with loved ones and ending their night with an epic sparkler exit. What a day!
We are so happy we could host this super special celebration, and wanted to share some of our favourite moments from this Gold Coast hinterland wedding below. Take a peek at all of the gorgeous details captured by Luke Middlemiss Photography, along with the dream team of suppliers who brought it all to life.
THE DREAM TEAM:
Photography: Luke Middlemiss Photography
Bridal dress: Grace Loves Lace
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Coolibah Downs Private Estate
Florist: Unveiling Poppy
Hair stylist: Byron Bay Wedding Hair Co.
Make up artist: Karina Partynski
Celebrant: Married By Jake
Band + DJ: Michael Eotvos – ME Music
Videographer: Twelve08 Studios
Food Platter: Your Platter Matters – Megan Fernandez / yourplattermatters
Cake: Two Little Bakers
Currently looking for the perfect Gold Coast hinterland wedding venue? Our private estate is nestled amongst 10 acres of lush garden surrounds, and available to host your special day from start to finish (complete with on-site accommodation and award-winning catering, too). Get in touch to arrange your site tour, or be inspired by more real Coolibah Downs weddings on the blog here!
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