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A Stunning Autumn Wedding at Spicers Clovelly Estate

Spicers Clovelly Estate

A stunning Autumn wedding at Spicers Clovelly Estate

If you’re planning a wedding and looking at the Sunshine Coast hinterland for your wedding, you really cannot beat Spicers Clovelly Estate. Situated in Montville, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Spicers Clovelly Estate is a luxurious, French inspired venue.

And for couples planning a wedding, it offers everything! It’s luxury accommodation includes spa baths, bed and breakfast packages and even luxury accommodation for you and your fur baby!

Spicers Clovelly Estate also offer a range of experiences from wine tasting, cooking classes and outdoor adventures.

So why not plan your wedding and honeymoon at Spicers Clovelly estate?

A real life wedding at Spicers Clovelly estate

Kassie and Clayton chose Spicers Clovelly for their wedding for all those reasons! And best of all, their wedding was in Autumn when the flame trees were in full colour, making for some pretty awesome wedding photos.

Thank you Kassie and Clayton for sharing your story.

About Kassie and Clayton

We are avid Sunday brunch-ers.

Most importantly we have a small fur baby, Otto, who we spend every moment dotting on. Everyone who knows us knows how much we love our little pup!

How did you meet?

We met at work! One day at lunch we noticed we were both reading the same book.  So we got to chatting about it. Soon enough we were eating lunch together everyday. Then one day, while having a lunch time picnic at the park, Clayton asked me to dinner and we’ve been inseparable since.

Any funny stories about that meeting?

We thought we were being so secretive and sneaky around the office, but in reality everyone knew! When it came time to make it ‘public’ there was not a surprised face anywhere!

The proposal?

The proposal was at sunrise, in Montville on our 3 year anniversary.

How long have you been together?

We married at Spicers Clovelly estate on our 4 year anniversary.

Why did you choose Alison Cooke Photography for your wedding?

We were doing some research into possible photographers and nothing was really catching our eye. But then we happened upon Alison’s website and saw photo of a bride and groom walking in the rain. It was beautiful and so natural. When we saw that photo we knew Alison was the photographer for us!

And she also coincidentally did the photos for one of our groomsmen’s wedding 5 years ago!

What was the one ‘must have’ for your wedding day?

Flowers, flowers, flowers! I love flowers and I knew I wanted to have as many as possible on the day!

What made your Spicers Clovelly estate wedding amazing?

We had a small wedding of 32 guests, which was perfect. And having such an intimate wedding meant that we were able to talk to everyone and the reception felt like one big family table. It was amazing!

How did plan your wedding & did you have help?

Well, we began planning shortly after getting engaged. We started by finding a venue. Spicers Clovelly Estate was the first venue we looked at. And as soon as we set foot on the property we fell in love with it! Once we booked Spicers everything else easily fell into place. But I had lots of help from my Mum, who is a florist and very handy when wedding planning!

Any tips for future couples?

Organize and finalize as much as you can in the months before the wedding. I made sure that everything was paid in full and confirmed at least a month before the actual date. It helped me to relax and enjoy the lead up to the wedding.

Also get a massage in the days before the wedding! My bridesmaids took me to a day spa for a steam and massage and it made a huge difference! I was so relaxed and ‘zen’ on my wedding day because of it!

 What was something unique about your wedding?

We had exclusive use of the whole property, which was amazing. We were able to treat our families and wedding party to a beautiful room at Spicers the night of the wedding. It was unique in that we were able to wake up and have a big family style breakfast the day after with the most special people in our lives. It really extended the celebration made it that little more special for us.

Do you have any useful advice for future wedding guests? 

I would say relax and enjoy the day! I know we put a lot of thought into making sure our guests had as much fun as we did. It was so good to look out at a sea of smiling happy faces!

Did you honeymoon, where and for how long?

Yes, we are leaving for New Zealand on the 31 May and will be driving around both islands for 2 weeks. We imagine lots of lounging by a romantic, crackling fire because it will be cold!!

 

Spicers Clovelly Estate wedding vendors

Photographer: Alison Cooke Photography

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville

Hair and Makeup: Dot and Birdie

Cake: Clovelly Cupcakes

Flowers: Bride’s Mum!

Dress and boys suits: Dress: Bella Donna Bridal, Suits: Politix

Transport: Mystic Mountain Tours (guests pick/ drop off)

Entertainment: Radio Club Band  (which by the way, were amazing! Alison)

Celebrant / Minister: Cassandra Neilson – Coastline Celebrant

 

About Alison Cooke Photography

Alison is a Brisbane based photographer with over 20 years experience in the wedding industry. An award-winning member of the AIPP, Alison was voted one of the top 10 wedding photographers by the Courier Mail and is known for being professional, fun loving and easy going. Book you Spicers Clovelly estate wedding photographer here.

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