Abigail and Jordan’s epic Sunny Coast wedding had us from the get-go, and we were stoked when one of favourite Queensland photographer’s Cooper Brady agreed to send all the phenom pictures our way so we could share the day with you guys here on the HM blog. With seriously stunning flowers by Willow Bud (seriously, WOW!) and a gorg second-hand gown from Spell, there is so much to pin and love below, but first, a few words from the couple…

THE VENUE “We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding, close to the earth and with plenty of space to take a breath. I had wanted to have it on our farm, but the effort and logistics in hosting something as big as a wedding would have been too much for us. We are so fortunate, however, to live in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, which is abundant in gorgeous properties and venues, varying from coastal to countryside to rainforest retreat. My parents had been to a wedding at Yandina Station a few years prior, and thought that the vibe of the place, its ethos, ample space and seclusion was very ‘us,’ and they were right! It was the first and only venue we looked at, and we knew it was where we wanted to tie the knot. The cows sealed the deal for Jordan!”

FAVE DETAILS “We loved how personal the day was. Leading up to the wedding, I felt more drawn to having a few of our more intimate moments (vows, first kiss etc) private, and so we made the decision to have the ceremony adjusted. With just our celebrant Lisa Carrol and photographer Cooper Brady present, we had an ‘intimate’ ceremony before guests arrived. We had about an hour together, then we walked down the aisle to our ‘witnessed’ ceremony to say the ‘I do’s’ and have the documents signed. It was perfect.”

DIY “We made bio-degradable/natural confetti, where my mum collected and hole-punched gum leaves, dried rose petals, and sourced dried lavender, more rose and jasmine. Jordan and I also cut timber from our property from fallen trees to make timber rounds for the reception tables, so it was like we were bringing a piece of home with us to Yandina Station. We reused and op-shopped vases and jars for the tables and filled them with candles! Another thing we did was reuse bolsters, rugs and tapestries from my yoga business to create little seating nooks for guests.”

THE DRESS “I had particular style of folky, boho vibe as I wanted to also be comfortable, and not have to get changed haha! After a few Pinterest searches, I found and fell in love with Spell’s bridal collection, but it was discontinued a few years ago so knew I had to go secondhand— which suited me! I searched Stillwhite, Marketplace and Depop for Spell dresses and found a few available, but I knew I wanted the Margot design as it suited the season well!. The ability to add on a duster for warmth and comfort was so appealing, and I could see myself wearing the dress and duster again for other occasions.”

STANDOUT VENDORSCooper Brady truly went above and beyond his call of duty. He was a wonderful presence before the ceremony for both of us privately, and was joyful and playful afterwards when family and friends were involved. His incredible shots have immortalised our special day and captured some moments we didn’t even remember happened! Cannot recommend his service (and support and advice) enough! Our florist Willow Bud were amazing in their beautiful set-up, great communication and a seamless pack-up the day after! We were able to take home multiple bouquets from the day from the hanging arrangement and the arbour, and many we gifted to family. We were able to preserve and repurpose all of the flowers around our home, which is incredible! They were amazing.”

After a rave review like that, we’re sure you want to enquire with Cooper for your own day of good times. You can do that right here.  Swooning over them blooms as much as we are? You’ll find more from Willow Bud right here.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Cooper Brady Florist Willow Bud Stationery Designed by Bride Ceremony & Reception Venue Yandina Station Catering Yandina Station Cakes MAPU, TOME Signage Montville Woods Gallery Celebrant Lisa Carrol Rings Two Plums Design, Avenue J Jewellery THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Designer Spell via Still White Flower Crown Sagrado Space Robes & Slips Eco Marni Shoes Ariat Accessories Jaz Handmade, Madeline Harris Studio Hair Aroha Roots Makeup Done by Bride THE GROOM Suit, Jacket, Shirt, Pants Montagio Custom Tailoring Shoes RM Williams Grooming Mad Barbers