This is a cute and lengthy love story were fate found a way, friends. This duo have been together for five years, but dated in high school for two before splitting for 15. Told you it was lengthy! “We got back together when [pilot] Nick started flying to London, where I was living,” adds the bride, who wore a Karen Willis Holmes gown with Amelie George earrings. Ephemeral Creative took a document of the day and boy are we pleased. Scroll down for all…

THE VIBE “Coastal and bright was the overall inspiration for our day. Having both grown up on the Sunshine Coast, the Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club was the perfect location for us. Getting married in the year of a global pandemic meant that we planned around 15 different versions of how the day could play out. Lucky for us, the day was relatively unaffected by restrictions but it did mean that a few of our very special guests from interstate and overseas were unable to be there, so we live-streamed the ceremony to family and friends in NSW, Victoria, WA, New Zealand, Hong Kong, France, UK.”

FAVE DETAILS “The two standouts were the flowers, my hair and the bridesmaids’ outfits. The flowers [by Sandi from Willow Bud] in our bouquets, the arbour and flowers at the reception were absolutely incredible and everything I had dreamed of. Evalyn Parsons was phenomenal – I just loved the bow in my hair. The bridesmaid dresses – I had hunted around for the perfect fabric for months and our incredible dressmaker Louise Bateman bought the styles to life, reflecting their personalities to make them feel beautiful and happy.”

THE DRESS “When I walked into Karen Willis Holmes in Brisbane I had a very good feeling I would find my perfect dress there. I tried on many dresses but the moment I tried on the Aisha dress, I fell in love and I knew it was the one. My Mum was crying so I knew that was a good sign! The dress combined the traditional look that I was hoping for with a fun and modern flair. I particularly loved the flower detail that the mesh created at the front of the dress and this also complimented the floral fabric I had picked for my bridesmaids’ dresses.”

REFERENCES “We found most of our key vendors through the Hello May blog and Hello May magazines, word of mouth from other friends who had been married recently and through many nights of scrolling Instagram and going down rabbit holes.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our photographers and videographers from Ephemeral Creative – Trent, Jessie, Cam and Tim. From our first meeting over coffee in our planning phase to the end of the night on the dance floor they were just incredible. So personable, fun and talented – they bought so much joy to the day. Receiving our photos and wedding video just highlighted how professional and unbelievable the team are, as they captured our day perfectly – they even gave us five printed photos of the day at the end of the night with a beautiful card! Just amazing!”

For more from some of our favourite vendors (and now Tash and Nick’s), head to the following profiles on our very helpful (in our humble opinion) Directory listings; Ephemeral Creative, Karen Willis Holmes and Amelie George. But not before scrolling down to check out the rest of this beaut wedding! But first… 

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer & Cinematographer Ephemeral Creative Stylist Simple Style Co. Florist Willow Bud Invites UnmeasuredEvent via Etsy Place Cards LittleConfettiLove via Etsy Printer Vistaprint Ceremony Private Property Reception & Catering Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club Cake Cakes by Cait Wedding Favours AdaytoRememberStudio via Etsy Hire Items Simple Style Co. Signage stylestuffmelbourne via Etsy (Welcome Sign) & TheSundaeCreative via Etsy (Seating Sign) Entertainment Elevation Live Band Celebrant Younique Celebrations Rings Diamondport Bride’s Accommodation Sunshine Beach Real Estate Groom’s Accommodation airbnb Confetti Poppies for Grace Wishing Well stylestuffmelbourne via Etsy THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Karen Willis Holmes Veil Erin Claire Bridal Robes Le Rose Shoes Loeffler Randall Accessories Amelie George (Earrings) Molten Store (Bracelet) Hair Evalyn Parsons Makeup Kate Ellen Makeup Artistry Bridesmaid Dresses Louise Bateman Bridesmaid Shoes Midas Bridesmaid Gifts Jt Luxe (Earrings) THE GROOM Suit & Shirt Gazman Bow Tie Otaa Cufflinks InitialNecklaces via Etsy Shoes R.M. Williams Watch Tommy Hillfiger Grooming Captain Sip Sop’s Barber Shop & Outfitters Groomsmen Suits Gazman