Noosa Love Session
Kristina + Jackson
A long distance love
“The longer you have to wait for something, the more you will appreciate it when it finally arrives. The harder you have to fight for something, the more priceless it will become once you achieve it. And the more pain you have to endure on your journey, the sweeter the arrival at your destination . All good things are worth waiting for and fighting for.”
I had received a message through my facebook page from Jackson asking if I was available for an engagement session within the week. It had to be done this week as I later found out that Jackson’s fiancé was heading back home to USA that week.
With the date and location set and I was really looking to meeting both Jackson and Kristina.
When I arrived to Noosa carpark it was so cold and windy, the beach was rough and I was hoping the wind would settle down a little bit so we didn’t have sand flying all over us and smashing against us and my gear.
We started off in Hidden Grove and had a bit of chat about how long Kristina and Jackson had been together. Turns out they live across the world apart and met online. But here is the most amazing part THEY HAVE BEEN DATING FOR 4 YEARS!
How incredibly resilient their relationship is. Long distance relationship is hard at the best of times for short periods at a time (trust me I know I lived it for 12 months) but 4 years! Their relationship strength has shown me anything is possible.
I asked what their secret was? And their response was Yearly trips to see each other, phone calls and FaceTime calls when they can (time difference would be a bit tricky at time too).
They plan to marry 2019 in California where Jackson will reside with Kristina for a few years, then maybe come back to Australia for a bit of living here!
Wishing you both the very best guys and cannot wait to see your wedding photos xxx
SUNSHINE COAST WEDDING VENUES
BLISS PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEAH
SUNSHINE COAST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
We have some of the most amazing wedding locations here on the Sunshine Coast, Qld. Since December I have been seeing alot of questions about venue locations here on the Sunshine Coast, some for DIY, some for wanting to splash out and some who just wanto to do a bit of both, so I have put together a little list of some of our fantastic wedding venues on the Sunshine Coast!
- Maleny Manor, Maleny
The most loved wedding venue in Australia.
Capture the essence of your new journey in life with the dedicated team that are Award Winning Maleny Manor. Check our ratings each year for a decade of quality service at ABIA. Awarded #1 Reception Venue Australia 2016. Voted #1 Ceremony Wedding Venue In Australia 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, delivering truly personal signature weddings in your private estate venue. Adding the love and quality where you know you can totally relax and enjoy your day with a genuine group of people caring for your every need.
We are fondly known as Australia’s most loved up venue! We are a little different, we love fun but are dedicated, adding the professionalism and infusing every wedding with as much love and care as we possibly can in a sophisticated but also relaxed Maleny Style.
- Weddings at Tiffanys, Maleny
A beautiful boutique wedding venue in Maleny
Tiffany’s is located in the majestic surrounds of Maleny Queensland. A prime location as your wedding venue, offering guests unsurpassed views across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and an opportunity to capture stunning photos to remember your day.
- Spirit House, Yandina
Set in lush tropical gardens nestled around a tranquil pond, bubbling waterfalls, tinkling wind chimes, the sounds of nature — the Spirit House is a delight for all senses.
The unique courtyard layout makes Spirit House the perfect place for small weddings, parties and corporate functions. A party of 4 to 30 people can reserve their own private area for easy weddings.
- The Old Dairy, Maleny
Weddings are such a beautiful moment and Maleny is a very romantic place to celebrate your special occasion. The Old Dairy at Maleny is ideal for weddings with its gorgeous, uninterrupted valley views and amazing sunsets.
The Old Dairy has sprawling acreage of picturesque green landscape that becomes a unique canvas for you to personalise your magical day. The perfect location to tie the knot may be found on the rolling vistas surrounded by lush rainforest, under the age-old trees or in our very own Bell Tower or a custom marquee.
- Maison La Plage, Noosa
Maison La Plage Grove: Located in front of Maison Noosa Resort on Hastings Street
- Evans Farm, Maleny
Evans Farm was first established in 1944. Originally a working farm, Evans Farm has more recently been transformed by the youngest generation of the Evans Family and is now a sanctuary for rescued farm animals and land for wildlife. Nestled between Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and the national state forest, Evans Farm’s rolling green hills and dense forests are teeming with wildlife and the exquisite beauty and serenity of the Australian bush. A sanctuary for animals and people alike, this extraordinary space offers a unique option for environmentally conscious friends, looking to celebrate an important event, while helping create brighter futures for rescued farm animals and local wildlife. To ensure the continued preservation of the property a portion of the profit is invested in further restoration of native vegetation for local wildlife and creating forever homes for the farm animals.
- Sunshine Beach Surf Club, Sunshine Beach
Hold your special occasion celebration or business seminar at The Surf Club Sunshine Beach. We have packages to suit all types of functions from a casual cocktail setting to a full sit-down dinner with table service.
Entertain your guests on the lawn with a fabulous ocean backdrop ideal for wedding ceremonies, or relax on our spacious deck with million dollar views, indulge in Ocean View Room dining, party on the West Deck with views of the park or get down to business in the Ross Bartlett room ideal for meetings and small gatherings.
- The Rocks, Yandina
The Rocks Function Centre is a charming and secluded venue to host both your ceremony and event, overlooking the beautiful Maroochy River.
Your guests will be greeted on arrival by our dedicated wedding coordinator and directed to your stunning ceremony on the lawn overlooking the river. Following on from the ceremony, your guests can admire the breathtaking views from the River Terrace as the sun sets, whilst cocktails and canapés are served.
- Maleny Retreat, Maleny
Maleny Retreat is one of Australia’s most inspiring and breathtaking locations for Ceremonies and Marquee Receptions.
Here you have the freedom to create your dream wedding, with unsurpassed views of the Glasshouse Mountains as your backdrop. You have exclusive use of 100 acres of dramatic mountain scenery, rolling green hills, sprawling flat open fields and avenues of majestic trees.
- The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast, Mountain Creek
Surrounded by acres of established gardens and parkland and overlooking the surrounding promenade and timber pontoon, The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast is a beautiful destination for your Sunshine Coast wedding day event.
Let your journey of exchanging vows begin on the Waterfront Lawn. This beautifully landscaped space overlooks Brightwater Lake. A majestic fig tree takes centre stage and the space can be reserved exclusively for your nuptials.
- Anna Bella The Wedding Chapel, Ilkley
AnnaBella is a privately owned, non-denominational wedding chapel, located in Ilkley on Wilson Road, just a short drive from Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Maroochydore beaches. When you arrive, your first impression will last as you drive through the antique French wrought iron gates and catch your first glimpse of the stunning property, riddled with gorgeous locations for photographic opportunities.
As you drive down the long tree-lined drive to the AnnaBella chapel, passing luscious paddocks, pretty gardens and lily pads in ponds along the way, you will feel as though you have entered another world. Beautifully manicured lawns with lovingly tendered gardens provide countless opportunities for stunning photos on your special day.
- Noosa Boathouse, Noosa
Uniquely located on the stunning Noosa River and boasting spectacular water views and amazing sunsets, the award winning Noosa Boathouse offers a truly unique setting for your magical Noosa wedding. Cross the fairy-light lined boardwalk and amongst the three level floating boathouse you will discover three waterfront wedding spaces available to choose from. Our private jetty also allows guests exclusive direct access by boat to the venue from your ceremony location.
Noosa Boathouse showcases a modern Australian menu that lets seasonal produce shine and offers a strong emphasis on locally harvested produce, fresh seafood and quality beef, combined with a great wine selection and award winning service.
- Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Noosa
At Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort you’ll experience a coastal wedding to remember, from our irresistible position on prestigious Hastings Street at Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita, to our premium function space. Whether you dream of intimate cocktails in the River Lounge overlooking Noosa River, a fairy tale dinner in our Noosa Ballroom, or a casual gathering on the River Lawn, we’ll ensure your wishes come true.
From the moment you arrive there is a sense of tradition that offers complete privacy for you and your guests. Experience bespoke Sofitel service dedicated to ensuring your day is one to remember and turn your dream into a romantic event. And with the luxurious AQUA Day Spa, 176 guest rooms to choose from, share your perfect day with friends and family…we’d like to welcome you to experience Magnifique weddings.
- Pelican Waters Golf Club, Pelican Waters
Pelican Waters Golf Club is a truly romantic wedding venue blending classical style with the breathtaking beauty of the Australian bush. We specialize in highly personalized weddings & our goal is to work with you to create the wedding of your dreams. Pelican Waters Golf Club provides plenty of photographic opportunities & places for simply enjoying the relaxing view. Our committed and experienced Events Team will work towards creating your ideal wedding experience – Beginning with the night before, the ceremony, photographs through to the reception & wedding night, we ensure the smooth flow of your event. We will meet your personal needs and work within your budget to make sure you & all your guests have a memorable time.
These are just a few of the amazing places on the Sunshine Coast for your wedding day! There are so many to choose from and lots of research is needed and make sure you check out your venue to see if its what you love
SUNSHINE COAST BRIDES MAGAZINE
I recently had the opportunity to advertise in the Sunshine Coast Brides Magazine and I have to say this was pretty much the highlight of my career to date!
I cannot even express my gratitude to them for the opportunity they have given me, I am so thankful and grateful.
Along with that I was invited to photograph a couple of styled shoots at Sofitel Noosa Pacific – Noosa Beach House and Noosa Boathouse.
I not only was able to work with the most welcoming team at Sunshine Coast Brides but also with incredible Sunshine Coast wedding suppliers we have here on the coast. We are really spoilt for choice with who to help plan your wedding day or events, with equally amazing venues/locations there is on offer.
Do yourself a favour and buy the latest issue of Sunshine Coast Brides Magazine from your nearest newsagent or online Sunshine Coast Brides Magazine and start planning!