Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs Simpson

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It’s been a long time since I have shared with you one of our gorgeous ‘Real Weddings’ and I do apologise. Luckily, I have the pleasure of sharing with you the beautiful and low key affair that was Tom and Cassandra’s wedding.

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Thomas Simpson and Cassandra Clark were married, at The Villa on the Beach, on December 27th, 2014. They are a beautiful couple who are probably the most laid-back pair I have ever worked with! The couple have been together for over 10 years so it was safe to say that neither were busy trying to please the other, they did exactly what they set out to do, enjoy their wedding, informally, with all of their closest family and friends.

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They shared a beautiful, beachside ceremony and reception with 120 guests. The pair opted for a clean, minimal look that suited the private couple’s style perfectly. The couple chose The Villa on the Beach for it’s stunning beachside location, Cassandra continues ‘it was the closest we could get to actually having it on the beach’.

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She was walked down the aisle, by her father, to an instrumental version of Foo Fighters, Everlong performed by Aaron Hamilton, who provided entertainment for the remainder of the evening also. The couple were married by, the always wonderful, Zac Garven under the tree at Cooee Bay.

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Cassandra’s breathtaking gown was by Keoula Designs, as were the elegant bridesmaid’s dresses, while the gentlemen wore Witchery Man. The ladies hair was styled by Meg from Wink for Hair, with makeup provided by Emma from Quality Streets Salon.

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In keeping with the couple’s relaxed theme, there was no seating plan and instead, canapes were provided throughout the evening by Lickity Fingers.

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We loved Tom and Cassandra’s simple and elegant, naked, wedding cake created by Brooke Sauer. The couple’s gorgeous photography is courtesy of Orin from Blink Photography.

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We created a tropical paradise of lush palms and ferns to create a focal green wall as part of the couple’s reception. It was a beautiful backdrop come time for speeches and accentuated our fabulous, thrown-like, peacock chairs.

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Tom and Cassandra are a private and laid-back couple, who managed to create and enjoy a relaxing evening that was elegant and timeless. When asked what their favourite moment from their wedding was, Cassandra answered ‘partying the night away with our nearest and dearest.’ The couple were so busy enjoying their evening that they didn’t have a first dance, it simply didn’t cross their mind.

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We are so pleased to have been apart of Tom and Cassandra’s special day and wish them love and happiness for their future together.

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Styled Shoot | Collaboration | March 2015

We were lucky enough to be a part of an exciting collaborative, styled shoot earlier in March this year. We have joined forces with Franke & Co and Wonderland and were photographed by the always wonderful, Madelyn from Madelyn Holmes Photographics.

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Vendors

Photographer | Madelyn Holmes Photographics 

Props | The Wedding Mill | Franke & Co. Weddings

Stationery | Wonderland

Preferred, local vendor | Tassels

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It’s Autumn, so it’s time to introduce to you all another of our fantastic preferred, local vendors.tassels4

Tassels is a local company, located in Gracemere, specialising in custom party decor. From big, bold, helium filled balloons to amazingly perfect tassel garlands, Tassels provide magical and impressive decor for a range of different events.

Custom orders are welcomed and Tassels offer free, pick up upon request. Can’t pick up? They offer $10 flat rate shipping, to anywhere in Australia.tassels

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Follow Tassels on Instagram | @_tassels | to get on board with their latest products and to keep an eye out for featured giveaways. tassels3

Find Tassels under our ‘Services’ page and view ‘Preferred, local vendors’ to visit their shop and see their range of current decor.

Tassels | Address: Gracemere, Queensland | Contact: hellotassels@gmail.com | Web: http://www.tassels.bigcartel.com

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Preferred, local vendor | The Villa on the Beach

T&C_0062 Today we feature one of the most stunning and intimate venues on the Capricorn Coast, The Villa on the Beach. Located at Cooee Bay, it is situated on absolute beachfront, ensuring amazing views and a unique location for your wedding ceremony and reception.

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The owners, Gavin and Shareen, have years of experience and will ensure that your wedding is as perfect as you would imagine, “at The Villa on the Beach, weddings are at the heart of our business as our Villa was designed to emphasize romance and elegance”. IMG_9047

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“The Villa on the Beach offers a unique beachfront location in a timeless, elegant building, where our professional staff, renowned chef and attention to detail, all combine to give our guests a wonderful, unique experience for their special event” explains Owner, Shareen. She continues “at The Villa on the Beach, we can cater for all aspects of your event, offering alternative locations, including our terrace and internal dining area, courtyard area and the spacious lawn overlooking the beach”. IMG_9202 IMG_9068

This is a truly breathtaking venue that can cater to all aspects of your special day. The Villa on the Beach boasts a gorgeous Bride’s Retreat, beachfront ceremony location, reception and photo opportunities, regardless of weather conditions with food and beverage packages available upon request.
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The Villa on the Beach | Address: 105 Matthew Flinders Drive, Cooee Bay 4703 | Contact: (07) 4939 3939 | Web: find The Villa on the Beach on Facebook

Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs Coop

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Sarah-Jane Harris and Evan Coop were married April 26th, 2014 at The Bluff National Park in front of 100 guests. The lovely couple met at high school in Emerald and held their ceremony on the Bride’s parents private property at Paramont Park in Rockhampton.

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The couple’s day was captured perfectly by David Harbutt Photography. They also chose to include a photobooth, by Carmen Howells Photography, for guests to amuse themselves with later in the evening.

Gorgeous flowers and arrangements were supplied by Natalie and her team and Tall Pines Florist, in East Street, Rockhampton.

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Their wedding was styled and coordinated by The Wedding Mill, with the Bride and her family making many of the additional, special touches that featured throughout the ceremony and reception. Here at The Wedding Mill, we love the cute, pastel, little hearts that lined the aisle as part of the couple’s wedding ceremony. Sarah-Jane was walked down the aisle, by her father, to ‘Marry Me’ by Train.

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The Bride’s lace gown was from Hills in Hollywood and they found the gorgeous, teal Bridesmaid’s dresses at BLU Wedding Boutique in Mackay. The gentlemen wore suits from Mark Bunt Menswear. The ladies’ hair was done by Noni Lee Hair Design with make up by Effekt Beauty.

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The couple chose to get married in Central Queensland, “this is where we live and we wanted to showcase our area to our friends and family”.

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The couple’s favourite moment from throughout their evening was their first dance, to John Legend’s ‘All of Me’. “It was really nice to just be with each other listening to a beautiful song. It was also nice to also glance over at our family and friends and take in a few moments”, the Bride explains.

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The Wedding Mill – not just weddings

Here at The Wedding Mill we love to help with all sorts of events, not just weddings! Whether it be a birthday, engagement party, bridal shower or work function, we love to assist and create exciting, memorable events.

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We love to help with the crafty jobs, making cake toppers, bunting, ribbon curtains and even green walls! Let us do the ‘hard work’ so you and your guests can simply enjoy the finished product.

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We would love to help you with your event, please contact us today to see if we can be of assistance.

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Preferred, local vendor | Madelyn Holmes Photographics

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Today we feature an exceptionally talented, young photographer, Madelyn Holmes Photographics. Madelyn describes herself as a “Rockhampton based photographer, specialising in portraiture with a nostalgic touch”.

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Wedding packages start from $1350.00, with custom packages available. Madelyn Holmes Photographics also offer couples photography, family portraits, school formal photos and glamour portraiture.

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Madelyn is a truly gifted photographer, creating beautiful, memorable images. Her photographs speak for themselves and portray real emotion and character.Porfolio_05

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If you haven’t already considered Madelyn Holmes Photographics as your wedding photographer, you really should take the time to visit her website and see what she can offer you.

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Madelyn Holmes Photographics | Address: Rockhampton, Queensland | Contact: 0459 418 551 | Web:  http://www.madelynhphotographics.com/
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Preferred, local vendor | Wink for Hair

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Kicking off our list of exceptional, local vendors is Wink for Hair, a beautiful salon located in Bolsover St, Rockhampton City. Meg and her team love weddings, “Weddings are our favourite thing to do here at Wink but we not only do Wedding party’s here in our Salon we can travel to your desired location”.

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Wink for Hair offer the following services;

Bridal Packages includes:
Brides Style
Bridesmaids Style
Flower Girl
Mother Of the Bride
Free consultation for all brides to be.
Prices available on request

Additional services:
Full body waxing
Spray Tan
Nails

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Wink for Hair are a trusted and experienced team with all Bride’s offered a free consultation. You really should take the time to visit Meg and her team to discuss how they can assist you.

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Wink For Hair | Address: 226 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton 4700 | Contact: (07) 4921 1686 | Web: find Wink for Hair on Facebook

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Real Weddings | Mr + Mrs Mill

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Tom and I met in 2006 through mutual, family friends. We soon became inseparable and married on October 6th, 2012 at my Maid of Honour’s, childhood home, just outside of Rockhampton. The ceremony was held at her parent’s stables, Tarantella Lodge, followed by a beautiful reception on the property. I grew up in Rockhampton and being able to get married here was perfect as the location holds such sentiment. It is also wonderful to share your home town with all of your guests and friends who may not have been to the area for a long time.

rustic-Queensland-WeddingI found my beautiful wedding dress at Jennifer Gifford Designs in Brisbane, Queensland. I found both the ring bearer’s nest (that I later used as my cake topper) and Bridesmaids garlands on Etsy. I also found my veil, the page boy’s suspenders and guestbook on the popular, handmade site. Our hair on the day was done by Meg and her team at Wink for Hair, with make up provided by Sooz, Irresistible Beauty.

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MHP_5614panoa-550x220 MHP_5700a-550x366Our photographer, Madelyn Holmes, captured our wedding day perfectly. She is a lovely, 17 year old, boasting a portfolio of beautiful images. She has a talent for being able to capture the moment, and brings a romantic and vintage feel to her photos. The first time I saw her work, I knew she was going to do an amazing job of our wedding. She was assisted on the day by Cory Pedder.

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Our niece, Gemma, was our flower girl and wore Tom’s mother’s flower girl dress that she originally wore to a wedding in the 1970’s.

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My aunt allowed me to borrow my deceased Grandmother’s pearls to wear on my wedding day and, with help from my sister-in-law, bound my mother’s pearls, that she wore on her wedding day, around my bouquet. Our beautiful flowers were provided by Tall Pines Florist and they allowed us to create our own table settings with Tom’s family helping to assemble the beautiful floral arrangements. We spent many weekends leading up to the wedding creating all of our table settings and decorations, it was lovely to have such personal touches throughout the wedding and to have had so many special people involved.

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My mother created our beautiful wedding cake. We made the belly bands from hessian and recycled the ring bearer’s nest used in the wedding ceremony as our cake topper later in the night. I borrowed my Maid of Honour’s, mother’s old sewing table to use as our cake table and Tom went out and got chainsawing to get us the perfect, rustic cake stand.

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Our first dance was to ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’ by Hall & Oates under the stars. We had an amazing night, enjoyed by all and thank all those who helped get us there.

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Welcome

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Servicing the Rockhampton, Gracemere and Central Coast areas, The Wedding Mill can assist with a range of services from the hire and sourcing of props through to the management and coordination of your special day.

We love weddings! No job is too big or small, we understand that this is to be one of the most memorable days of your life and we take great pride in ensuring your day is as perfect as you would imagine.