Go no farther than the stunning Sunshine Coast for a memorable backdrop to your ‘down on bended knee’ moment.
There are so many gorgeous venues for a surprise gourmet picnic – from glorious beaches to the evergreen hinterland.
Departing from Caloundra, you and your beloved will be chauffeured by chopper along the coastline then inland to the Glasshouse Mountains, for a scenic flight to remember.
The ultimate destination is Flaxton Gardens on the Blackall Range – a mountain-top idyll straight from a Hollywood rom-com.
As you orbit the venue, you’ll spy a “Marry Me” sign spelled out on the lawn – so there may be tears of joy even before you set down.
After arriving in style, you and your partner get to dine in style – under the canopy of a Glamacamp tent setting, complete with flowers, candles and soft furnishings.
Choose a signature high tea to mark the occasion. Options include the ‘High Seas’ – which features fresh seafood – then toast the big moment with a bottle of bubbles and a photo of the newly betrothed love-birds.
So – you’ve popped the question and your better half has replied in the affirmative. Good work! Now, take a deep breath, because next on the agenda is the ‘big one’. Not the wedding – the party!
Bucks, hens, bachelor, bachelorette – tomato, tomahto! No matter what you call it, the pre-wedding shindig must go off with a bang.
For the blokes, how about rallying a bunch of your mates and hooking up with Josh Donohoe of Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours?
Josh will ferry you from brewery to brewery – there are usually 4 included in the tour – and introduce you to some of the best craft drops on the coast. For a bucks’ do, you can even tack on extra activities – like jet ski-ing – before you down a brewski, of course!
And what about the bride-to-be?
Weddings at Tiffanys at Maleny is not only a stunning venue for exchanging marriage vows, but it also offers sophisticated high teas – perfect for Hens or Bachelorette parties.
Take in a panorama of the Glasshouse Mountains while you and your best girlfriends kick back, sip tea from tableware designed by Christina Re – and then toast the woman of the hour with a glass of champagne.