Modern Harvest

17th August 2018 by  The Brides Tree

Long grass caught in the golden hour and dirt tracks leading to nowhere – it’s one of our favourite untouched places on the Sunshine Coast.


It all started with a simple idea by one creative wedding talent, Kendra Groves of Wild Child Cakes & Catering.

“Modern Harvest was inspired by my favourite time of the year, Autumn.. Here in Australia the leaves aren’t as golden and the nights not as cool, but we find the beauty in what we are given and that’s what inspired me.” Kendra said.

Kendra chose one of our favourite places to shoot this Modern Harvest wedding inspiration, the very beautiful untouched Emu Mountain in Perigean. “Long grass caught in the golden hour and dirt tracks leading to nowhere, to me this place encompasses the perfect elopement. A place to get lost and fall in love.” She said.

Images by Mallory Sparkles.

Autumn Flowers

Flowers by the ever incredible Bloodwood Botanica, somehow managing to encompass quintessential Autumnal beauty in a muted blush pallete.

Stationery + Cake

Kendra explained her creative process involved taking inspiration from Studio B Couture‘s stationery that ultimately spoke to the Autumnal deep toned theme, “When I saw the stationery with its beautiful texture, which played a subtle balance between light and dark, I wanted to encompass this within my cake. Where the cake showed all that was beautiful in a Winters night sky, the florals surrounding showed that Autumn is all about balance, about life and death, night and day, and about the beauty of light and the dark within the season.


Incandescent photography was captured by Mallory Sparkles, whose approach to photography involves such care and attention to detail with light analysis above and beyond.

Beauty + Fashion

Sunshine Brides – Valentina Pintus brought in the modern edge with a striking blood red lip, and smokey eye with some serious lashes. Fox and the Dandelion designed an intricately braided style that would highlight the stunning crown from Crowns + Wreaths with variations with loose curls cascading down the low back dress design.

Concept + Cake: Wild Child Cakes & Catering | Models: Brooke Styles + Johnre Blackie | Photography: Mallory Sparkles | Florals: BloodWood Botanica ” Hair: Fox and the Dandelion | Makeup: Sunshine Brides – Valentina Pintus | Crown: Crowns + Wreaths | Stationary: Studio B Couture | Dress: Jordanna Regan Couture

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