Coolibah Downs Wedding
A Romantic Winter Wedding at Coolibah Downs Private Estate
Set amongst 10 acres of Gold Coast Hinterland, Coolibah Downs Private Estate is a stunning venue for wedding celebrations. The setting was recently chosen by newlyweds Vanessa and Brodie, as the backdrop to their intimate, stylish ceremony.
The wedding day had a lot to live up to, as Vanessa and Brodie’s proposal story was one of the most romantic we’ve ever heard! Brodie proposed to Vanessa on the couple’s seven year anniversary, during a stroll around Queenstown Gardens. As the sun set over the mountains, Brodie stopped Vanessa to say, “you know I love you right?” And when she turned around he was down on one knee with the ring she’d spotted five years ago! Of course, there were seven diamonds on that ring. How’s that for perfect?!
For their special day, Vanessa and Brodie chose a formal, winter ceremony with their nearest and dearest. Stand out moments from the day included getting dressed up, singing karaoke in the limo on the way to the reception, and of course marrying each other. Vanessa also told me that the couple’s photography session was one of the highlights, something I always like to hear!
The Couple chose some fantastic tunes for the day. Vanessa walked down the aisle to ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran. She’d heard the song on the radio a year before and knew instantly that it was the one. For their first dance, the couple chose ‘If I Ain’t Got Nothing’ by Alica Keys, because of these incredibly well-suited lyrics: “Some people want diamond rings. Some just want everything. But everything means nothing. If I ain’t got you.”
The couple chose Kim Maree Summers as their celebrant, and picked beautiful blooms from Nessa DIY. Makayla King did the makeup, with Rochelle Buschkuel taking charge of hairdressing for the occasion. The bride chose a dress from Mia Solano, whilst the groom wore a Zenetti suit. The ceremony took place at Coolibah Downs Private Estate, with the guests then moving on to Twin Towns Services Club for the reception. Catering was provided by Twin Towns Functions and Events.
This wedding was two years in the making, and everything was organised to perfection. Following the romantic ceremony, the pair partied hard into the night with their guests. They told us that as the night went on, they let loose. The shoes came off, the drinks were cold and they let their hair down. Vanessa and Brodie wanted to make the most of their special day, and they certainly did!
Vanessa and Brodie are now looking forward to their honeymoon. In November the pair will be jetting off to Canada, to start married life with a snowboarding vacation to remember. That’s the way to do it.
Photographer- Mitchell J Carlin
Videography- Colin Jeffs