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Glamorous Gold
  • 21, Aug 2013

Glamorous Gold

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As seen in Queensland Bride’s Spring 2013 issue, our gold and green styled shoot was inspired by the movie “The Great Gatsby”. The setting was the roaring 20’s, a time of great affluence and frivolity.

Wedding Stylist Nicole Ritchie from Beautiful Weddings takes us through the wedding ceremony setup, “Our gold tiffany chairs featured were an absolute must for this shoot. Gold represents old money/wealth and combined with the ivory feather plumes and gold satin on the wedding arch it gave the ceremony a completely glamorous look. Soft ivory tassels hung from the aisle chairs, complimenting the fabulous feathers on the arch. Alongside the long plush white carpet, our white gloss podiums featured gold sequined banding with gold vessels filled with fresh green and yellow florals.”

Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding

 Creator of the glamourous dessert buffet and dining table, Gillian Brown from Crumbs of Comfort adds. “The 1920’s was an era of ultimate extravagance, which is reflected in the lavish display of 24 carat edible gold and gold glitter used throughout the dessert table.”

She adds,“The dining table also used luxury elements such as fresh blooms with gold pears. Beautifully handcrafted Origami butterflies featured throughout and they added to the opulence but ultimately fragile nature of this particular time in history. Gold charger plates and napkins from Beautiful Weddings completed this picture.”


Dessert Table
Dessert Table

Gatsby Table Setting

Beautiful Gatsby Bride
Beautiful Gatsby Bride


Model, Kassi deGoey wore a gown named “Greta” from Wendy Makin Bridal Designs and Makeup Artist Giuilia Ponticelli created a stunning look for her.

Melinda from Chantilly Lace Photography who captured the beautiful images was inspired. “The dappled sunlight shone through onto the gorgeous ceremony set and the total picture including the beautiful dress, the gold, the feathers and the dining table setting were divine. The elegant styling of the ceremony especially with the gold tiffany chairs made this shoot shine.”



Ceremony styling: Beautiful Weddings
Dessert table: Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design
Photography: Chantilly Lace Photography
Bridal Gown & Headpiece: Wendy Makin Bridal Designs
Makeup: Giulia Ponticello Mobile Makeup Artist
Flowers: Flowerlovers

Whitsundays Elopement
  • 31, Jul 2013

Whitsundays Elopement

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A perfectly romantic way to marry is by eloping to Queensland’s Whitsundays and choosing one of the spectacular locations to hold your wedding ceremony.

Beautiful Beach Weddings Whitsundays can help you plan your Whitsundays Elopement, be it just with you and your partner…or for you and your friends & family.

There are some fabulous locations to elope to in the Whitsundays. One of the best is Whitehaven Beach. This incredibly beautiful uninhabited island boasts perfect white sand surrounded by turquoise blue/green water.  Access to Whitehaven Beach is best done by helicopter or seaplane and we can assist you with organising transport.  If your guests amount to more than 8, then boat is a great way to arrive.

Whitehaven Beach Elopement
Claire & Justin – Whitehaven Beach Elopement

IMG_7684Recently we styled a romantic intimate Whitehaven Beach elopement for Claire & Justin from Brisbane. We organised two helicopters by HeliReef for their transport out to this beautiful romantic uninhabited island. Our groom Justin arrived on a shiny red helicopter along with their celebrant, Donna Fornasiero and their photographer, Michael Trude. Ten minutes later our stunning bride Claire and her mother arrived on Whitehaven Beach on a silver helicopter.  Tina, Claire’s mum walked her along the beach and gave her away…. it was a truly beautiful moment!

Whitehaven Beach Elopement
Claire & Justin – Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach Elopement
Helicopters on Whitehaven Beach
The Kiss
The Kiss

Our BBW team had arrived on the island prior to the helicopters landing and we setup our chocolate bamboo arbour, dressed with beautiful fresh florals and a signing table. By gaining access with our own BBW boat, we are able to have everything set and ready for the ceremony.

Whitehaven Beach Elopement
Whitehaven Beach Ceremony Setup

We can also provide styling for ceremonies at Airlie Beach or anywhere on the Whitsunday Coast if you’re interested in eloping!  Talk to our friendly team about how we can take all the stress out of your wedding planning by assisting with booking your celebrant, makeup, hair & transport.

langford Island Elopement
Langford Island
Cape Gloucester Elopement
Cape Gloucester
Horseshoe Bay Bowen
Horseshoe Bay – Bowen
Boathaven Beach
Boathaven Beach – Port of Airlie
Airlie Beach Foreshore
Airlie Beach Foreshore


Beautiful Beach Weddings – specializing in creating romantic elopement packages in the Whitsundays ,  Bowen & Mackay regions.


Gold Coast Beach Wedding Locations
  • 12, Jul 2013

Gold Coast Beach Wedding Locations

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Having a Gold Coast beach wedding?  At Beautiful Beach Weddings we specialise in creating co-ordinating your perfect beach or garden wedding.  Awarded Queensland’s Number One Decorator for the past four years running, you can rest assured that you’re dealing with the best.

We can help you find the best Gold Coast beach wedding location or Gold Coast park wedding location. We have a huge gallery of real weddings we have styled to give you inspiration!

Choose from a range of beach locations including one of our favourites – Froggy Beach, Coolangatta.  Or head north to North Burleigh just near the hill, a perfect beach ceremony site. On the other side is Miami Beach, a lovely area tucked away.  Currumbin Beach right near Currumbin Rock has a long expanse of beautiful sand, great for beach weddings on the Gold Coast.  There’s also the beach area next to Currumbin Vikings and Elephant Rock, Currumbin.

Froggy Beach Wedding
Froggy Beach Wedding – Gold Coast
Froggy Beach Wedding Gold Coast
Froggy Beach Wedding – Gold Coast
Currumbin Beach Wedding Gold Coast
Currumbin Beach Wedding – Gold Coast
Burleigh Beach Wedding Gold Coast
Burleigh Beach Wedding – Gold Coast
Miami Beach Wedding Gold Coast
Miami Beach Wedding – Gold Coast

Main Beach offers beautiful stretches of perfect sand, there’s Broadbeach right in the hub of it all and further south Tugun Beach, Kirra Beach and Tallebudgera Beach for weddings.

Kirra Beach Wedding Gold Coast
Kirra Beach Wedding – Gold Coast
Tallebudgera Beach Gold Coast
Tallebudgera Beach Wedding – Gold Coast

Want perfect views of the ocean, but without the sand in your toes?  John Laws Park and Rudd Park at Burleigh Heads are both great. Talk to us about the best location to avoid having people walking in the background. Len Wort Park at Currumbin is easy access for your guests, and a view of the beach from the grassed area.  Head further south and there are decks at Currumbin, Kirra and Coolangatta that offer great views and comfort.

John Laws Park Wedding Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
John Laws Park Wedding, Burleigh Heads – Gold Coast
Len Wort Park Wedding Currumbin Gold Coast
Len Wort Park Wedding, Currumbin – Gold Coast
Rudd Park Wedding Burleigh Heads
Rudd Park Wedding, Burleigh Heads – Gold Coast

Our wedding stylists and co-ordinators will take care of your ceremony so that you can relax in the knowledge it will be completely beautiful as you walk down the aisle.

Affordable packages are suitable for all Gold Coast wedding ceremony locations. Give us a call or email us for a copy of our ceremony brochure.

And don’t forget, we style reception rooms too!  So brief us on doing both, we can carry your theme and colours from the ceremony right through to the reception as well.
Love the BBW gals xo

Brisbane Garden Wedding Locations
  • 6, May 2013

Brisbane Garden Wedding Locations

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Brisbane gardens are aplenty around the River City and we are lucky to boast beautiful garden wedding locations that offer outstanding options for brides and grooms.

The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens have 10 outdoor areas available to book for your garden wedding ceremony. They include the Wedding Lawn, Palm Tree Court, Morningstar Lawn, Lillypond Lawn, Entrance Lawn,  Royal Palm Lawn, Rainforest Hideaway, Café Outlook, Cardyline Lawn and the Camelia Lawn.  You can view a map of the options here

Prices to hire these areas start at $275.

Beautiful Garden Wedding in the city botanic gardens
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Fig Tree Avenue – Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Brisbane Garden Wedding
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Morningstar Lawn – Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Wedding Lawn - Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Wedding Lawn – Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Beautiful Garden Wedding Brisbane
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Wedding Lawn – Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

We are also registered venue stylists for the Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane. Roma Street Parklands is a stunning Brisbane garden wedding location and their dedicated areas available are: Harry Oakman Pavilion, Palm Tree Court, Sunset Glade, Flying Duck, Fig Tree Entrance and the City View Saddle. You can find out more information on booking here


Beautiful Garden Wedding at Sunset Glade, Roma St Parklands
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Sunset Glade – Roma St Parklands
Beauitful Garden Wedding at Harry Oakman, Roma St Parklands
Beauitful Garden Wedding at Harry Oakman – Roma St Parklands
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Palm Tree Court, Roma St Parklands
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Palm Tree Court – Roma St Parklands
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Harry Oakman, Roma St Parklands
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Harry Oakman – Roma St Parklands

We have also styled weddings at various locations along the Brisbane River including Kangaroo Point Parklands, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Riverlife, The Landing at Dockside, Captain Burke Park, Newstead Park, New Farm Park, Orleigh Park in West End, the Toowong Rowing Club, Sirromet Winery, Springfield Lakes, and Yeronga Park.

Beautiful Garden Wedding at Private Property – Brisbane
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Yeronga – Brisbane
Beautiful Garden Wedding at the Laguna – Sirromet Winery
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Fairfield – Brisbane
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Kangaroo Point Parklands, Brisbane
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Kangaroo Point Parklands – Brisbane
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Toowong Rowing Club – Brisbane
Beautiful Garden Wedding at Kangaroo Point Parklands – Brisbane

We have also dressed some gorgeous private properties and gardens in the Brisbane region so if you want to find a picture perfect Brisbane garden wedding location, let us know. We would love to help you! Beautiful Weddings are Brisbane wedding decorators and award winning stylists.


Circular Wedding Ceremony
  • 15, Apr 2013

Circular Wedding Ceremony

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Circle-of-Love-Byron-Bay-2      Circle-of-Love-Byron-Bay

How beautiful is this circular wedding ceremony?  We created this magical setup at Wategos Beach, Byron Bay on a perfect grassed area overlooking the sand and water.

Our beautiful bride Gillian wanted us to create a ceremony that was a little different to most traditional wedding ceremony setups.  She loved the idea of creating an intimate circle with her family and friends surrounding them.

The bride and Groom walked down the street together from their apartment nearby, and entered the circle with their guests surrounding them.

To ensure that everyone could witness this beautiful ceremony and see the bride and groom from wherever the sat, we featured gorgeous ivory satin curtain draping just to each side of our bamboo arbour.  Just enough to create a soft and romantic look, and not to enclose the ceremony area at all.

This ceremony setup is providing to be a popular one with our upcoming brides, and we will be creating a circular gold coast setup at John Laws Park in the coming months. We can’t wait to share it!

Love the BBW gals xo

Circle of Love Langford Island - Whitsundays
Circular Ceremony Langford Island – Whitsundays
Circle of Love Sea Temple - Gold Coast
Circular Ceremony Sea Temple – Gold Coast