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Maleny Botanic Gardens Photoshoot


The uniquely landscaped gardens are tranquil, intimate and romantic, just the setting for your garden weddings, an experience to cherish for life. Choose from  garden settings with lake views, pontoon settings, our twin waterfall settings – all with the stunning Glasshouse Mountains as a backdrop.       -Maleny Botanic Gardens


_MG_5407Inspired by a Noosa Wedding I was assisting with in January, the Summer petal stationery range was created after I wanted to capture the magic of the brave, bold colour choice by the bride. It worked so well that it stood out in my mind so I just had to get the watercolours out. The basic range comes with illustrated invitation, envelope & save the date hang tag. Additions of RSVP postcards & hand written envelopes can be ordered as well.

Black boards are a fun & simple way to send a message to your guest. It really is as simple as, you supply the words & I create a  bespoke design sign you can keep as a lasting memory of your special day.      -Holly



Shoreditch Suit – we name this “Steele”, it’s charcoal slimfit with unique stitching around the lapel
Formal Shirt – white wing tip
Bow Tie – Black and White Herringbone


It was not hard to find inspiration to create a classical picnic style given the views and setting of the beautiful Maleny Botanical Gardens. To keep with our theme,  Brooke and Jono’s hair was styled with a soft, relaxed feel to create a vintage romantic look.  Our first style for Brooke was soft, loose curls cascading along the full length of her long hair with the wreath completing our romantic garden look.  Controlling hair is one thing, controlling the weather is another.  With showers setting in, Brooks hair was changed by loosely sweeping it up and subtly pinning it up at the back to maintain the relaxed vintage look.


Make Up

Powder Me Supplied super flawless airbrush makeup which is water resistant and long wearing…

We also used Shanghi Nights Vegan Lipstick in Rose, and Eye Shadows in Beige Shimmer along with Cashmere and Bordeaux as contour..  Black winged eyeliner on top of Full Helen Dowsley  ‘Beautiful’ Lashes..



The “Eliza”  gown I supplied for the shoot was part of my premade range available through my exclusive stockist- Eve Boutique.
The strapless gown in colour Vanilla features three dimensional guipure lace with diamote and pearl hand beading.
The soft gathered full circle chiffon skirt flows into a chapel train.


Thanks so much for letting us be part of your shoot , very interesting to see how it’s all done so much detail
Our car is a chauffeur driven 1968 Jaguar mk2 in old English White with red leather interior .



Our contribution consisted of a buttonhole, bouquet, hair circlet, ceremony vases and a huge feature heart.

Flowers featured tones of white, ivory, blush, soft pink and fuschia.

The bouquet included roses, david Austin roses, sims carnations, blushing brides, lisianthus, hypericum berries, baby’s breath, thryptomene.  They were finished with a wrap of pink satin and a textured ivory ribbon that was continued into the ceremony flower vases.

The hair circlet was constructed with Geraldton wax and erlicheer daffodils, with a focal featuring roses, david Austin roses and blushing brides.  The groom’s buttonhole featured an ivory rose, blushing brides, Geraldton wax and thryptomene.


Ceremony flowers included paper white daisies, spray roses, david Austin roses, roses, gerberas, baby’s breath, dusty miller, camellia foliage, thryptomene and Geraldton wax flower.  The heart was constructed on site and was suspended within the branches of the fig tree.


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Venue – Maleny Botanic Gardens

Photography – Marion Jonkers Photography

Styling – Coast to Country Weddings and Events 

Make Up – Powder Me Make Up Studio 

Hair – Kisha

Gown – Marilyn Crystelle Bridal

Florist – Poppy Lane Floral Design

Car – The Range Wedding Cars

Suit – Suits Direct

Stationary – Holly

Picnic – Love My Food

Male Model – Jonny Elston

Female Model – Brooke Styles