The Figtree team have been shooting weddings in the Tweed Coast region for 8 years now, and we feel blessed to have captured so many beautiful wedding stories across this perfect little pocket of Northern NSW.
This stunning region has always been a favourite of ours to photograph. From the luxe coastal waterfront venues to hinterland properties with the most incredible views!
We are so excited to be showcasing again at the 2019 Tweed Wedding Trail next Sunday 20th of January, alongside a hand-picked selection of talented local vendors and some of the very best venues in the Tweed Coast region!
The Tweed Wedding Trail is designed to showcase the various wedding venues in the Tweed region, as they come together to open their doors, feature local suppliers and show off all of the amazing things the Tweed Coast and Valley has to offer.
So with the the Tweed Wedding Trail now just around the corner, we recently spoke to James from the Tweed Coast Weddings team on what to expect from this years event – along with some tips to help you make the most out of your experience!
If you’re currently looking to tie the knot in the beautiful Tweed Coast region, keep reading to learn more about the 2019 Tweed Wedding Trail event, and where to find us on the day.
What makes the Tweed Coast such an ideal wedding location?
“The Tweed Coast is arguably the best location in Australia to host your wedding day. With pristine beaches, a lush hinterland and loads of untouched beauty – it’s easy to see why so many people are starting to flock to the region to get married. The Tweed Coast boasts wedding venues that cater for all wedding types. From laid back waterfront beauties, to hinterland barns and homesteads – there are so many options to create the perfect wedding experience. Couple all of the above with an array of world-class accommodation and dining experiences, and you have an unforgettable wedding destination calling your name.”
What can couples expect from this years Tweed Wedding Trail?
“Now that the wedding trail is entering it’s second year of operation, couples can expect everything to be even bigger, better and more inspiring than last year. There are over 100 local suppliers showcasing their skills, within some of the best wedding venues in Australia. We are encouraging our couples to download the map, grab a crew together, and cruise around to each of the venues to visualise the ultimate wedding experience. Suppliers and venues will be putting ‘it all on’, including offering exclusive discounts and specials only available to registered Tweed Wedding Trail attendees.”
Do you have any tips to help couples make the most out of the Tweed Wedding Trail?
We have a few tips for wedding couples to make the most out of the trail this year.
1) It goes without saying, but download the Tweed Wedding Trail venue map and work out the best route that you would like to take. Some venues will be offering free food + drinks, so make sure you time that with the flow of your day.
2) Make sure you check out the Tweed Coast Guide ‘Points of Interest’ map, and check out some cool things that you can recommend for your guests as part of your wedding weekend.
3) Find out which suppliers and venues are offering any specials and discounts, and be sure to visit them on the day. You can follow Tweed Coast Weddings, to stay up to date with any supplier promotions and giveaways.
4) Be sure to start the trail at 10am, because we guarantee you will be going until 4pm with all of things there are to see and do. Some venues will even open their doors a little earlier, so you can make sure you get a head start.
5) Pick an iconic Tweed Coast spot for lunch, so you can take a break, refuel, and plan the second half of your day.
6) Keep your phone charged, and take as many Pinterest worthy inspo pics on the day as you can. You can always look back on them in the months to come.
6) Have fun, and soak up the Wedding Trail atmosphere.
You can find our Figtree team members Alice, Brenden and Ally at Osteria, Summergrove Estate and Ancora! We will be offering discounted wedding photography packages, exclusive to couples attending the 2019 Tweed Wedding Trail. So be sure to come by and say hello, we’d love to chat about your day!
Here’s some information about each of the Tweed Trail venues to help out with your wedding planning.
OSTERIA – Located in the beautiful coastal town of Casuarina, this venue has always been a fave for us! Featuring an intimate courtyard garden along with a contemporary indoor wedding hall, and that incredible fairy lit bougainvillea arbour.
SUMMERGROVE ESTATE – This magic hinterland wedding venue is set on 73 lush acres with ocean and the most stunning hinterland views. This venue has everything you would need! With an endless amount of backdrops onsite for your wedding photos, the sweetest chapel for your ceremony with amazing views and a new white barn for your reception.
ANCORA – The newest venue on the Tweed Coast, Ancora is positioned on the Tweed River, minutes from gorgeous Gold Coast beaches, Snapper Rocks and Rainbow Bay. Think uninterrupted water views, award-winning food and Mediterranean-inspired interiors, the perfect modern waterfront venue!
FINS AT PLANTATION HOUSE – A luxe plantation style venue located on 65 hectare exotic fruit plantation, with breathtaking views out to the sugar cane fields and Mount Warning. Focusing on incredible food, personally designed by award winning celebrity chef Steven Snow and his team of professionals from Fins.
ARDEENA – Set high amongst the clouds at 1100 feet above sea level, Ardeena is located near the peak of Mt Carool with breathtaking ocean and hinterland views and 77 acres of lush open fields and untouched rainforest. This secluded exclusive location is the perfect blank canvas to create your dream wedding day.
BABALOU – Situated on Kingscliff Beach, with panoramic views of the stunning seaside landscape. The space exudes cool coastal charm, with stylish interiors and décor sure to impress your guests.
MAVIS’S KITCHEN – Nestled at the base of the majestic Mount Warning, Mavis’s Kitchen includes everything you need for your wedding day. The Classic Queenslander turned restaurant, the open-air Barn, impressive organic kitchen garden and the private boutique eco cabins, and those dreamy mountain views.
For more information about the Tweed Wedding Trail including location details and event timings, head over to the Tweed Coast Weddings website to register your attendance for this exclusive once-a-year event.
We hope to see you there, and look forward to being part of your upcoming Tweed Coast wedding!
Catcha later 2018, what an incredible year you have been! We had the absolute pleasure of hanging out with so many wonderful couples in some seriously stunning locations around Australia and the world.
We are so excited for 2019 and can’t wait to be a part of more beautiful wedding days! To celebrate the end of this year and the beginning of a new, here are some of our favourite snaps from 2018.
Rochelle + Mitchell // Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms Wedding Photography, Byron Bay Wedding Photographer
Venue: Fig Tree Restaurant
Coordination: Byron Bay Weddings
Hire: The Wedding Shed
Celebrant: Michelle Shannon
Florist: Bower Botanticals
Dress Designer: Karen Willis Holmes
Hair: Byron Wedding Hair
Makeup: Stacey McPherson
Entertainment: Anthony Hughes
Figtree Wedding Photography was amazing and so professional. They made us feel so comfortable and captured our day perfectly for us to remember forever. – Dominique + Shane
Tell us a little about your day…
Our day was perfect and more than we ever imagined.
What was your fave part or moment from your day?
The whole day was amazing but we just loved having our first dance outside under the fairy lights with all our nearest and dearest circling us in the garden and then joining in with us and dancing the night away
Do you have any words of wisdom or tips for future couples?
The whole day goes way to fast so make sure you take the time to sit back and take it all in because this is everything you have worked so hard to create for the past year and it’s over in a flash so enjoy and have the best night of your life because you deserve it.
Celebrant: Clarah Luxford
Florist: The French Petal
Dress Designer: Karen Willis Holmes
Hair: Mylk Hair Lounge
Makeup: Mecca Maxima
Hire: Dream Day Decor
Entertainment: Sarah Archer
Cake: Kylies Cupcakes
Venue: Ecostudio Fellini
Celebrant: Bree Nichols
Stylist: Arctic Fox Hire
Hire: Hampton Event Hire
Florist: Rose Apple Flowers
Dress Designer: Made With Love Bridal
Makeup: Shannon Jennings
Hair: Alana Aouchan
Entertainment: Baker Boys Band
Cake: Ardour & Stone Cake Concepts
Videographer: Roost Film Co