HOW TO CREATE YOUR BESPOKE TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN WEDDING

Tamborine Mountain is located in ‘the green behind the gold’, a well coined phrase to describe the vast, lush hinterland behind the Gold Coast, Queensland. A mere 40 minutes drive from the golden beaches of the coast and just over an hour from the big city lights of Brisbane, here you will find a slower pace where life feels more in tune with nature and the beauty that surrounds us. This picturesque plateau stretches some 28 square kilometres and stands an impressive 525m above sea level, offering incredible 360 degree views spanning the coastline, big city skies and rich mountain landscapes of the countryside.

Sophie Baker Photography

Encompassing a beautiful village-like atmosphere and featuring an abundance of exclusive properties with sensational gardens and views, Tamborine Mountain serves itself up as a wedding day paradise. Venue offerings are aplenty; wineries, heritage buildings, formal gardens, tearooms, rainforest retreats, lodges and historic hotels and vineyards…there is literally something for everyone up here in the clouds.

Tamborine Mountain Wedding Group offers 2 Bridal Expos annually to showcase the mountain’s incredible venues, breathtaking views and impressive suppliers/vendors to help bride’s plan their dream wedding. Couples flock to these ‘free entry’ exhibitions travelling from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and beyond. The Tamborine Mountain Wedding Group Expos are run at the end of July and February every year and feature around 50 of the best local wedding suppliers – these truly are events not to be missed when you’re planning your special day here on Tamborine Mountain. This is a beautiful community of like-minded, passionate and seasoned wedding professionals who live and breathe weddings – you can literally pull your whole wedding plan together at this one fabulous event! Our incredible suppliers truly love to meet their couples face to face and enjoy showcasing their service at the Tamborine Mountain Bridal Expos – you can even make bookings on the day to secure your chosen date and suppliers right there on the spot. It’s wedding planning made so easy!

Find out everything there is to know about our next Bridal Expo here!

HELPING YOU PULL ALL YOUR PLANNING TOGETHER WITH EASE!

When you’re planning a Wedding on Tamborine Mountain there are many factors that you need to take into account. First of all, you’ll need to decide on your chosen venue for your ceremony and reception! With so many different options available up here, there are different styles of venues to match every kind of bridal taste. There are also plenty of options that allow you to marry and celebrate in style all in the once convenient location – this is probably one of our biggest planning tips because it makes everything so much easier to coordinate and much more relaxing & enjoyable on the day too.

The decision that goes hand-in-hand with your choice of venue, is that of your chosen wedding date.

From the outset, when you get engaged, start by talking about which year will work best for your budget planning purposes… and then from there, decide what time of year that you would like to marry. Do you want a Spring or Autumn wedding for example. Try if you can, to remain as flexible as possible with this. Then if you can (again), narrow the season down to a chosen month or two, but remain flexible with this. Ideally if you can have two seasons picked out as your favourites in your chosen year, then this will make things easier when you discuss dates with your chosen venue.

Steve McMarson Photography

It’s also worth considering a mid-week wedding date rather than a Saturday, which is always by far the most popular day for weddings. There is nothing worse than being so fixed on a chosen wedding day and date and then not being able to actually book the venue that you really want! Trying ways to free up your options will really pay off in the planning stakes.

PHOTOGRAPHY

One other main supplier to consider before you book in your chosen venue, is that of your wedding photographer. We have so many incredible local photographers whose professional skill speaks for itself and who literally know this mountain like the back of their hands – these few have all the ‘dream location’ spots up their sleeve we assure you, so you need to check them out! Videographers are also in high-demand these days, I mean who doesn’t want their very own bespoke wedding film to relive the magic when the anniversary date rolls around each year – and we have two stand-out local favourites who simply rock the ‘wedding filming’ gig!

Try to have narrowed down who you would really like to photograph & film your big day, then check with them whether they have the date that you’ve been discussing with your venue, available – if they do, lock them both in on the same day. Venues and suppliers will often even hold dates on a tentative basis for a few short days, in order for you to coordinate multiple booking arrangements just like this. They know what it’s like at the end of the day and are all too happy to assist!

Niki D Photography

CELEBRANT

Next up, you’ll need to start researching celebrants and our six local professionals are again in the know when it comes to all things Tamborine Mountain weddings. We advise you read up on a celebrant’s services, learn about what special elements they will bring to your special day and narrow down a few to arrange a meeting with over a cuppa. You’ll know very quickly whether someone is the right match for you both as a couple and remember that feeling comfortable and at ease with your celebrant is one of the most important attributes…after all, you’ll need to be able to have a laugh and even a few tears with them on the big day and you will want to feel calm and relaxed about doing so. We advise you book in your chosen date with your celebrant as quickly as possible after you’ve booked your venue to avoid disappointment.

Robert Simmons Celebrant

FLOWERS

You’ll then need to consider who you will choose to create those show-stopping wedding flowers that you’ve always been dreaming of! Our local florists are creative wizards when it comes to florals and they love nothing more than helping you to create something truly special as a statement piece at your venue. Arches, hanging structures over bridal tables, spectacular centrepieces, fresh petals for your aisle and of course incredible bouquets that will make your eyes water for all the right reasons – these professionals can pull it all together for you, right here on the mountain’s doorstep! What could be easier?

Flower Patch On Main

HAIR & MAKE-UP

Booking in a fabulous hair and make-up artist is something that most brides put high up on their list, for obvious reasons! Everyone wants to look their absolute best on the big day and these passionate and dedicated artists will wave their respective brushes and leave you spellbound. Often teaming up to offer simply incredible combined services, these talented ladies work together in harmony to provide a seamless and simple solution for mountain brides. You may even want to consider a special handmade piece of bridal jewellery to complement your wedding hair and there is one incredible designer of custom made jewellery that springs to mind, she’s local too!

Bayly Allure at work shot by Casey Jane Photography

STYLING & THEMING

Styling your big day will likely be one of the most enjoyable parts of your Wedding, but you won’t necessarily have time to do all the hard work required to make it happen. That’s where an on-the-day stylist/hire company can make your life a breeze pulling all the magical elements that you’re wanting together for you and taking all the stress out of it for you! These incredible professionals provide local styling and theming solutions that will make your wedding a visual feast for you and all your guests.

Beautiful Weddings Styling shot by Niki D Photography | featuring Di’s Hair Design, Bayly Allure, Carolyn Hyde Floral Designer, Bouquet by Florabunda Flowers + Dragonfly Fine Designs

MUSIC

When it comes to selecting music for your Wedding Day, be it a scintillating DJ or incredible singer for your reception and something more angelic like a harpist or string duo for your ceremony, the local music offerings here on Tamborine Mountain are literally some of the best in the business. You’ll have this element sewn up in no time flat and be blown away by the level of service offered!

Modal Harmony | Wedding Singer Bec

TRANSPORT

Transport…oh transport…what will you pick for your big arrival? We have some of the most luxurious modes of transport available for weddings on the mountain. Does the classic old-world elegance of a beautiful Rolls Royce take your fancy by chance? Or, perhaps the fairytale romance of a horse and carriage might be more up your alley? Well, we’ve got it all, that’s right, both magical options are available right here on the mountain and are provided by seasoned professionals who live and breathe weddings.

Somerton Limousines by Casey Jane Photography | Venue: Tea & Niceties

CAKE / DESSERT TABLE

Now we know what you’re thinking next – how oh how will I get my wedding cake up the mountain? Well never fear, we have the most wonderful wedding cake makers based locally too, who are highly experienced in transporting their creations up our stunning but windy roads. These talented ladies love nothing more than creating an incredible work of edible art which is personalised to every couple they meet.  We also have a wonderful team of creators who we specialise in beautiful mobile high tea catering and styling packages, canapé platters, desserts and custom cakes – so literally any form of decadent dessert table catering can indeed be catered for, right here too!

Cakey Creations

HELP ON THE DAY

There’s even a Lady in Waiting service on offer, providing affordable and stress free wedding preparation. Want to be made to feel like a Princess, have someone to steam press your gown and assist with the dressing of yourself and your bridesmaids? By serving the champagne and taking care of the flowers, tidying an area ready for the photographer, plus all those many little things which need attention in the precious time before your ceremony begins, including any last minute dress alterations – this is service is your answer to a smooth bridal preparation. Yes to that!

Wybrow Creations – Lady in Waiting

Wait, what about a super convenient nanny service? Nothing could be easier if you have children who will be attending your wedding – yes to that again!

ACCOMMODATION

When it comes to accommodation the sky is totally the limit up here in the clouds! There is something for everyone, every taste and every budget. Take your pick from gorgeous cottages, luxurious cabins, incredible treehouses, retreats, historic hotels and manors, bed and breakfasts and even private homes to accommodate your bridal party. This is a fun element to pull together, especially picking out where you’ll spend your first night as a married couple here on picturesque Tamborine Mountain!

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

PRE-WEDDING PAMPERING

Let’s face it, with all this planning you’ll deserve some pampering! Well, we have the ideal destination, a day spa of course, to celebrate a special occasion such as a hen’s party or a romantic retreat with your loved one leading up to the big day. Experience a day of total relaxation where you will be pampered from top to toe in your own private day spa on tranquil Tamborine Mountain.

For any other information on this incredible mountain and all that it has to offer for your Wedding Day, you simply must visit our wonderful Visitor’s Centre, where trained and knowledgeable staff will provide you with maps and point you in the right direction for anything or anyone that you may be searching out!

Love does literally live in the clouds up here on Tamborine Mountain and with so many stunning wedding venues and incredible suppliers right here on the top of the hill, planning your mountain wedding couldn’t be any easier. In Tamborine Mountain Wedding Group you’ve found an incredible asset of seasoned and passionate wedding professionals, who will help you bring your wedding dreams to life. So let’s get planning…and remember that we’re here to help you every step of the way!

Linda Pasfield Photography | Venue: Albert River Wines

 

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