I was thrilled when Tahlia & Nathan asked me to photograph their Maleny Retreat wedding because I’ve always wanted to shoot there and their day did not disappoint. The views from this property are absolutely spectacular! There’s wide open spaces for you to do whatever you like in terms of setting up ceremony and reception.
Mondo Floral Designs were in charge of the flowers and holy moly – what an absolutely EPIC job they did!! In the ceremony area it looked as though flowers were growing out of the grass in the middle of the field. And the circular arbour! It was all so amazing and I took a loooooot of detail photos on this day. Carly from CL Wedding & Events did all the styling and organisation of the day and was an absolute legend in ensuring that the day ran perfectly. A planner like this is so vital for a venue like this where you have to bring in absolutely everything.
The ceremony was beautiful and actually one of the longer ceremonies I’ve done in recent years. Tahlia is a big reader and a beautiful writer so their vows were long and beautifully sentimental. We did some bridal party photos around the ceremony area before heading off on the golf cart to chase the sunset. And boy am I glad we did!! We got the most stunning golden light and made some magical pictures together.
As we returned to the reception the sky had turned to beautiful pastels so we did a few last portraits with the Glasshouse Mountains in the background before heading into the gorgeous tipi reception space. There’s were so many great speeches, with both tears and laughs, seriously good food and a very fun dance floor.
Some of the vendors that helped make this Maleny Retreat wedding so fantastic:
Venue: Maleny Retreat // Co-ordination and styling: CL Weddings & Events // Ceremony Decor: Hampton Event Hire // Bar: Gathering Events // Cake: Zoe Clark Cakes // Florist: Mondo Floral Designs // Celebrant: Kirsty Spencer // Catering: The Van Fine Street Food // Marquee: Sperry Tents Sunshine Coast