It was an early start with coffee in hand as we headed to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding showcase on Sunday to see what this picturesque region had to offer. The road trip was well worth it with a range of venues open for inspection and many local wedding suppliers on display. Maleny Manor was a particular focus as they were hosting a fashion parade by one of our contributing designers Elizabeth de Varga and we certainly weren’t disappointed.
After a warm welcome we wandered the beautiful grounds and chatted to some of the lovely wedding professionals. The fashion parade was staged on the majestic outdoor stairs of the Manor in the beautiful sunshine. The stunning fabrics and expert construction of the exquisite Elizabeth de Varga bridal gowns was on display in the movement up and down the stairs whilst the enchanting embellishments shimmered in the warmth of the sun. A more secretive, tantalising element of the day day was also on the runway, with Simone Perele lingerie. With a legacy that dates back to 1948, this is sensual, sophisticated underwear that makes a statement and is the perfect attire for your Wedding Day and honeymoon.
Brides contemplating this region would have had a very successful day with many planning decisions achieved and there will doubtless be many wonderful weddings days at the supporting venues over the next 18 months. It’s great to see regional suppliers working together so well to create a real experience for couples.