Prop it Pretty

REAL WEDDING: Jacynta & Charlie, Branell Homestead

VENDORS

Photography | Leah Cruikshank

Styling & coordination | Blue Willow Weddings

Floral design | Blue Willow Weddings

Hire | Range Event Hire, Prop it Pretty & Hampton Event Hire

Stationery | Jewel Paper Co, Snap Toowoomba & Willow and Ink

Gown | Jennifer Gifford Designs

Hair | Fred & Holly's

Make up | Luminosa

Bridesmaids dresses | White Runway

Suits |  David Jones

Band | James Anderson Band

Cake | Janice Williams

Venue | Branell Homestead

REAL WEDDING: Caprice & Blake, Private Property, Miles QLD

Caprice and Blake were married on Caprice's family property - Iola. The same location where Blake had proposed less then a year earlier under the stars, by the creek. 

At the end of the properties driveway would sit a clear marquee for the couples wedding celebrations, adjoining Iola's character shed spotlighting its weathered exterior and textured timber pillars. 

The couple opted for a navy, white, pink and gold palette, working beautifully against the natural surroundings and gloss white finishes of the events furnishings. A feature navy bar and hanging lighting installations brought to life by the groom himself set the scene well into the evening and created a picturesque view for guests to dance the night away. 

Bright pink blooms worked perfectly with the abundance of textured native greenery. While metallic gold touches popped against deep navy hues.

Caprice and Blake's wedding was the first of many private property nuptials to kick of 2017 for us. We avoided the rain all day, until the sunshine and humidity of Miles in March was briefly relieved by a shower. It certainly didn't dampen the spirits of the couples guests though!

Thanks again to Mr & Mrs Althaus for inviting our team to your families property and allowing us to help bring your special day to life x

VENDORS

Photographer | Lucy Sheedy Photography

Videographer | Made For This

Floristry & Styling | Blue Willow Weddings

Hire | GC Event Hire, Prop It Pretty & Adorn Event Hire

Caterer | Deb Barry

Cake | Maces Bakery 

Hair | Fred & Holly’s

Make Up | Kylie Nolan

Gown | White Lily Couture 

Bridesmaids | ASOS & Cameo

Groom & Groomsmen | RM Williams

Band | Drew Brauer

REAL WEDDING: Sophie & Jay, Adora Downs

Our team were excited to be working at the charming Adora Downs for the very first time for Sophie & Jay’s big day. We had heard so much about the venue and how relaxed guests felt among the surroundings. Not only was it the perfect choice for our couples Summer time nuptials but also a true reflection of the couple themselves – a winning choice from the get go!

Sophie was such a sweet-hearted Bride, who the details didn’t really matter to too much, as long as it all led to her fiancé Jay becoming her husband. This of course would be the case on the 45 degree plus day in December, while we worked to pull together all the intricacies behind the scenes for the special couple.

The fascinating timber lined barn lent itself perfectly to the rich tones of red and gold, paired back with mentions of blush throughout. Taper candles delivered an antique touch, while bountiful florals softened the raw surroundings.

The Bride wore a beautifully textured lace gown with a beautiful flower crown from Echo & Indigo. While our unstructured bouquets worked effortlessly against the gorgeous pattern of the Bridesmaids gowns.

The newlyweds delivered one hell of a party, finished ever so deliciously with a four-tier cheese wheel cake before guests retired to their eclectic cabins on site in the wee-hours of the morning.

A huge thank you again to Mr & Mrs Driese for having us – what a blast it was! A x

VENDORS

Venue | Adora Downs

Photography | The Finches

Styling & Coordination | Blue Willow Weddings

Floristry | Blue Willow Weddings

Flower Crown | Echo & Indigo

Hire & Props | Prop it Pretty

Hair and Makeup | Ziel Hair and Makeup Artistry

Brides Dress | Allure Gowns

Bridesmaid dresses | Brides Desire

Cheese Cake | Deli Delicious by Blue Willow Weddings

Solo Artist | Andrew Nash 

Photobooth | Roving Studios

REAL WEDDING: Hannah & Brett, Ravensbourne QLD

As any wedding professional would attest too, outdoor receptions are some of the most beautiful occasions but also as equally risky. Which is why when I met Hannah and Brett and they mentioned they wanted to take the risk – I couldn’t believe our luck in the opportunity to be involved. Not only were the couple daring in their style but also their short list of locations took us to some beautiful and undiscovered parts of Toowoomba’s outskirts.

Thankfully the day was a beautiful one with the sun shining, allowing for a crystal clear view for guests down to the Lockyer Valley. We set the open air reception for over 120 guests upon a patch of lush green grass, with an abundance of festoon lights overhead. Raw timber trestles with French bistro chairs retained the outdoor, relaxed feel of the day. Surrounding seating areas with both high and low bars adjoined the formalities to the dancefloor area where guests danced the night away under the stars.

Blush pink and deep red florals complemented the warmth of the setting, with unstructured arrangements scattered throughout the eclectic tablescape. Grey chargers paired back perfectly with the floral patterned stationery suite while masses of pillar candles completed the captivating scenery.

This one was something special for our team and has since gone down in our favourites collection. Thank you again to Mr and Mrs Castle for entrusting us every step of the way and of course for the being the lovely, daring folk you are – A x

VENDORS

Photography | Leah Cruikshank

Videography | Lemon Tree House

Venues | Cloudlake Mountain RetreatTuskana's

Styling & Coordination | Blue Willow Weddings

Venue Floristry | Blue Willow Weddings

Bouquets | The Bloom Box

Stationery Design | Blue Willow Weddings

Hire & Props | Prop it Pretty & Toowoomba Party Hire

Cake | Jill-i-cious Cakes

Hair | Katrina Devlin Hair Design

Make up | The Beauty Bed, Amy Mylrea

Gown | When Freddie met Lilly

STYLED SHOOT: Enchanting gardens

The enchanting gardens that encapsulate one of Toowoomba's most renowned wedding venues, Gabbinbar Homestead inspired the aesthetic of this classically elegant styled shoot. The historical Queensland Homestead has been beautiful restored with a timeless colour palette throughout, while the gardens remain scattered with an original condition school house, stables and a mystical bamboo grove.

Combining an effortless sense of romance, this shoot played with floaty fabrics, soft textures and pastel tones. The timber components contrasted beautifully against the rose undertone of the crockery, while ceramic flatware delivered a handmade touch to the table scape. 

Dewy skin and loose up-dos, paired perfectly with the soft blush and grey gowns encapsulated the graceful romance of the shoot.

Thank you to the amazing vendors involved, see below for a full list of creative credits. 

VENDORS

Photography | Lucy Sheedy Photography

Venue | Gabbinbar Homestead

Styling | Blue Willow Weddings

Floristry | Blue Willow Weddings 

Silk Ribbon (Bouquet) | Song Bird Silk 

Gowns | Jennifer Gifford Designs 

Hair | Profile Hair Design 

Make up | Kimberley Morris 

Models | Clique Model AgencyMaree Mitchell

Hire & Props | Toowoomba Party Hire & Prop it Pretty 

Stationery | Jewel Paper Co

Cake | Jill-i-cious Cakes

Cutlery | Gold Wedding Hire

Napkins | Covered Linen

STYLED SHOOT: Understated mood

Getting to see Toowoomba's newest venue, Muller Bros before it opened to the public was an exciting prospect for us. Toowoomba's dining scene is growing at a rapid pace and we love getting to visualise the potential for our clients at the various locations launching locally. 

Upon entering the venue at our first site meeting with co-owner Jeremy, we instantly knew what we wanted to capture. The raw bricks walls, original timber beams, floorboards and accenting barn doors - it was a moody dream waiting to happen.

Our concept for the shoot centred around the venues pre-existing features, while looking to accentuate them even further through a dark, winters night vibe.

We also wanted to execute something without any flowers - something a little different for us as we are such floral lovers (as we're sure you know). So instead we played with fruits, foliage and candlelight to bring the romance.

It was a dream to bring some fantastic suppliers into the Toowoomba spotlight as well, including Tash from Gold Wedding Hire with her incredible cutlery collection and Roberta from Prop it Pretty with some gorgeous decorative elements. 

We also relished the opportunity to highlight the talents and stock of some of our fellow Toowoomba based vendors including Toowoomba Party Hire, Elegant Event Hire, Venecia Designs, Jill-i-cious Cakes and Lucy Sheedy Photography. 

VENDORS

Styling & Floristry | Blue Willow Weddings

Photography | Lucy Sheedy

Venue | Muller Bros

Black plates, clear plates, black cutlery, gold candlesticks, goblets & napkins | Prop it Pretty

1920's champagne flutes, silver platters, wooden crates, red chairs & vintage whiskey bottles | Elegant Vintage Hire

Trestle tables, bistro chairs, bentwood chairs & lighting | Toowoomba Party Hire

Gold & Cooper cutlery | Gold Wedding Hire

Cake | Jill-i-cious Cakes

Stationery | Venecia Designs