The Rocks Yandina Wedding
Sophia & Alexander
Length of engagement
Enjoy every moment and just go with the flow. Don't worry too much about getting nervous during preparations because once you see your partner at the end of the aisle, all the stress just melts away.
Notes from the lovers
How would you describe your wedding style!
Our style definitely had a fairytale feel to it. I had a really hard time deciding on my dress, as my personal style isn’t just “this or that”. I wanted the traditional aspect of a wedding but with a bit of our own twist. I was initially leaning more bohemian but came to a compromise and decided to keep the statement dress and change into something less traditional.
When Alex and I were looking for the groom/groomsmen outfits, we had a similar vision of soft tones and leaning more to the casual side of things. We both were keen on the sage/olive tones of green, and didn't want to go overly formal, to reflect the vibe of our outdoor bush wedding.
The rust and copper tones for the bridesmaids were chosen pretty much right away as they are some of my favourite colours.
Photographer & Cinematographer: Trent & Jessie
Celebrant: Rachel Green, Two Small Words
Bride’s Accommodation: Coolum at the Beach
Cake: Chocolate 2 Chilli
Bridal Boutique: Luv Bridal
Shoes: Bared Footware
Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair
Makeup: Lauren Montgomery Makeup
Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy
Bridesmaid shoes: Bilinni
groom's Suit: MJ Bale
Tie: Peggy & Finn
Groom & Groomsmen's Shoes: RM Williams
Groomsmen suits: MJ Bale pants, Trenery Shirts
Must have's for the day?
We honestly couldn't have had our day without all of our amazing vendors. We felt so supported throughout the day, and it took all of the stress out of the experience so we could just breathe it in and enjoy ourselves. Another essential for us was our aisle song The Maze, originally by Manchester Orchestra. The Famos did an amazing job of covering it for us, and it felt so special having live music rather than a recording.
Tell us about your choreographed first dance under the stars at the rocks!
We had a fun time with it, and practiced for months to create a choreographed dance. Neither of us are dancers but we learned some steps online and worked for a couple of months arranging and practicing what we learned to our first dance song - Whole of the Moon by Kirin J Callinan. We'd recommend just doing what feels right - whether it’s a choreographed dance or not, everyone at your wedding will be cheering you on.
We loved the cardboard cut out's of guests!
My bridesmaid Tori and one of my brothers organised the cardboard cut outs. It was a huge shame that my brothers and their partners weren't able to be at the wedding physically due to them living in Canada, so it was an amazing surprise having them “make it” to our wedding at the rocks yandina!