images by Poppy and Sage Photography
An oasis of tropical and tribal elements for the modern day Bride and Groom.
The Polynesian aspect was chosen to be the main focus; it needed to be luxurious, tropical and tribal but still modern at heart. From these humble beginnings, genuine connections from one person to the next is how this epic team of vendors was built. The final collection of vendors was either known to one of the three planners or produced work that had been admired from afar. The inspiration for this styled wedding shoot began as a much smaller idea between two vendors – Richard from Sanoia and Marisha from Magnolia Studios, along with some contribution from Poppy and Sage Photography.
Our venue – a private property – provided the perfect backdrop for the shoot. The owners kindly let the team take over their property, including a last-minute addition of a Green Tiki Car (Marisha happened to be at a car show with her family and stumbled across the owner).
Our models were dressed impeccably by Urbbana and Zavana Bridal Couture from Pearl Bridal Gold Coast. ‘Jasmine and Taylor’ are Tiara and Josh – a real-life couple. They went with the flow and jokingly hoped to catch a few family members by thinking they had eloped.
Lei, the florist from Lei Luna Leis, was an amazing addition to the team. Her Hawaiian background certainly gifted a real-life aspect to the shoot (it was so important to the entire team that any heritage incorporated be acknowledged appropriately). She created stunning florals that would appear in real-life traditional ceremonies. The green installations created by Big Leaf Boutique were incredible and so full of impact.
Our beautiful settings were a team effort with pieces sourced from Exotic Soirees, Arctic Fox Weddings and Southern Lights Candle Co. All elements were styled beautifully & thoughtfully by Marisha & Richard.
There were mini collaborations formed between stationery/signage and laser engraving vendors. Moser Design Studio really pushed the boundaries by engraving coconuts for this specific project. North Salt Studio created stationery and signage that complemented all elements perfectly.
Chocolate favours were provided by Cravve. A selection of coconut chocolate truffles contributed a luxurious accent. Our feature coconut on the wedding cake created by Natasha from Simply Divine Occasions, kept our coconut-inspired vibe going strong! Sharmeen Thomas created the white henna artistry for our bridal muse; this weaved an elegant tribal element into the overall look.
Rings by My Jewellery Shop and celebrant Jo Hurley completed our real-life vision. Our photographer, Emily of Poppy and Sage Photography, trusted the artistic vision of others and captured it perfectly. Ruri Photo Video was not far from Emily’s shoulder capturing the day on film.
Tyneale of Tyneale Hahn Makeup Artist tied together all the thoughts and feelings from preparation of the shoot to on-theday to post-production into words and collated the submission on behalf of our epic team. Not only was it wonderful to play a part in the planning and admin side of this project (I secretly love spreadsheets and word documents – as well as hair and makeup!) but also to create two beautiful hairstyles and a makeup look on ‘Jasmine’, our bridal muse.
As with every collaboration, the creation and enjoyment is a full team effort! In the lead up to this day (which was postponed once due to weather) might I add the weather threatened us with a heavy 30minute down pour just as set up began. Needless to say we worked around a few puddles but everything was still perfect! We have all formed lasting connections and a new network of businesses to love and support!
Photographer/Shoot Director Poppy and Sage Photography @poppyandsagephotography
Stylist/ Shoot Planner Magnolia Studios @magnolia.studios
Tent/Furniture/Styling/ Shoot Planner Sanoia Creations @sanoia_creations
Hair/Makeup Artist/Shoot Admin (Submission Process)
Tyneale Hahn Makeup Artist @tynealehahnmakeupartist
Private Property and Venue Location: Springbrook, QLD
Cake Simply Divine Occasions @simplydivineoccasions
Large Leaf Installations Big Leaf Boutique @bigleafboutique
Wedding Florals Leilunaleis @leilunaleis
Bridal Gown Designer Zavana Bridal Couture from Pearl Bridal Gold Coast @pearlbridalgoldcoast
Groom Wear Urbbana @urbbana
Bridal Muse Tiaraa ‘Jasmine’ @tiaraa.maree
Groom Muse Josh Robins ‘Taylor’ @josh_robins96
Stationery / Signage North Salt Studio @northsaltstudio
Laser carving / Engraving Moser Design Studio @moser.design.studio
Jewellery My Jewellery Shop @myjewelleryshop
Celebrant Jo Hurley @johurley_love
Wedding Videography Ruri Photo @ruriphotovideo
Favours Cravve @cravve
Bamboo Chairs Exotic Soirees @exoticsoirees
Candles Southern Lights Candle Co @southernlightscandleco
Henna Artist Sharmeen Thomas Official @sharmeenthomasofficial
Furniture Hire Arctic Fox Hire@arcticfoxhire
Tiki Car Privately owned