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SIAN + KIERAN :: BOLD COLOURFUL WEDDING AT FINS PLANTATION HOUSE

Sian and Kieran’s destination wedding at Fins Plantation House was packed with colour, personality and style. Travelling down from Brisbane to celebrate with their closest friends and family, these guys fell in love with the natural beauty of Fins at first sight and recruited an incredible team to bring their unique vision to life.

From the oversized balloon installations to the bright fuschia blooms and handmade cactus favours, there is so much inspiration to be found from this dreamy hinterland day. And can we take a moment to appreciate Sian’s epic bridal jumpsuit and the perfectly mismatched bridesmaid gowns? Talk about a stylish crew. 

You can see all of the colourful details from this stunning Tweed Coast wedding below, planned by the team at Event Stylist & Co with a bunch of talented suppliers. Keep scrolling as Sian and Kieran give us the low-down on their styling inspiration, favourite moments from the day and words of advice for engaged couples.

ABOUT THE DAY //

We knew we wanted an away wedding, but nothing too far from Brisbane. We’ve always been Gold Coast people so definitely wanted the South Coast. From the first time we saw Fins we were blown away by just how beautiful it was without even adding any styling or decorations, so it was an easy pick after we saw it. We both come from Catholic families and I definitely didn’t want an outside wedding, so we chose the Catholic Church in Kingscliff for our ceremony and our Priest Fr Paul was great and very easygoing. On the day it poured rain all morning before the sun came out just in time for it all to begin. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day – everything went so smoothly and we both had the best time.

ABOUT THE STYLE //

We didn’t have a set style to go with at the beginning – I just knew I wanted lots of bright colour and pops of colour. When I found my wedding shoes and they were rose gold, we decided to incorporate a bit of a rose gold theme into it and wanted lots of peachy rose gold tones amongst the pops of colour.

CEREMONY SONG //

Marry Me by Train — we still wanted something semi-traditional that would sound really great being sung live in an acoustic version. It worked really well. One of our good friends then also sang a responsorial psalm during the ceremony called ‘You are Mine’ and she absolutely took our breath away – she was so amazing. 

FIRST DANCE SONG //

We’re going home – Vance Joy. We are both not great slow dancers and this song has always resonated with us as such a happy, loving, ‘feels like home’ type song. We had a great time being able to dance to something a little more upbeat.

DIY PROJECTS //

My brother is a landscaper, so with Fins being known for its cactus garden we decided to make our bombonieres as little take-home cactus’ in pots. We had to pot each individual one and add name tags for all the guests. Kieran and I then bought an old A-Frame ladder off gumtree and sanded and painted it white to stand them all on for the day. 

Kieran’s dad also works with laser machines, so he did all the place setting – laser cut names in rose gold mirror which looked amazing!  

We just made a little last minute photo booth idea for the guestbook – got a cheap polaroid camera, a stash of Etsy rose gold stickers and pens and it made such a beautiful guest book!!

FAVOURITE MOMENTS //

It’s so hard to pick – one of my favourites was thinking my grandparents were too unwell to make it to the wedding. My mum surprised me by organising someone to drive them all the way down for the ceremony. I first saw them as I started walking down the aisle and immediately went to hug them and lost my veil straight away! That was so special to me to have them there.

Otherwise it was too hard to pick – we had such an amazing day – the ceremony, the photoshoot with our bridal party at Hastings Point was super fun, our band killed it and we danced the night away on the dance floor! 

NUMBER ONE TIP //

Definitely budget a decent amount of money for all the ‘small things’ that you need in those last few weeks leading up to it. It is really amazing how quickly they all add up! And on the day definitely take time to sneak away and look at what you’ve created and really savour the moment! It’s an incredible experience!


Reception venue: Fins at Plantation House

Ceremony venue: St Anthony’s Catholic Parish, Kingscliff

Wedding planner: Event Stylist & Co

Photography: Roy Byrne

Balloon styling: Love n Wishes Event Styling

Lighting: AVIdeas

Entertainment: Golden Child

Florist: Florals & Co

Transport: Limoso

Videography: Wallflower Weddings

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