Styled Shoot // by QB

The Grounds Estate Tamborine Mountain wedding venue

Two of our favourite things converge in this styled shoot at new Gold Coast Hinterland venue, The Ground Estate: French vibes and food.

Setting the scene with its European-inspired architecture and formal gardens, The Grounds Estate offered a glimpse of what to expect when they open their doors to weddings later this year. In a further nod to French flavours, the catering team at Cuisine on Cue created a delightful alfresco feast — served beneath a canopy of festoon lighting and beautifully styled by Scenic Rim Bride.

The Grounds Estate Tamborine Mountain wedding venue

Cuisine on Cue’s French-born chef Vincent took the lead on the menu, whipping up toasted almond butter croissants; Provencal loaf with pumpkin & feta; smoked spec and free-range egg quiche; and decadent grazing platters loaded with bleu d’auvergne cheese, fresh fruit, French pickles, speciality French terrine, and crackers.

But it’s the citrus curd tart for us, with that gorgeous cloud of scorched meringue.

“When someone serves you French cooking, you learn a lot about them,” notes Vincent of the world-renowned cuisine. “French cooking is more of an art than science.”

To showcase the culinary goodness, Scenic Rim Bride chose exquisite pieces from Table for Louis, blooms from Bunch It Up, and stationery from Lily Maree Designs. We love this for a cosy cocktail hour or intimate reception.

The Grounds Estate Tamborine Mountain wedding venue

Dream Team
Photo & Film: White Parrot Wedding Photography & Film //Catering: Cuisine on Cue // Venue: The Grounds Estate // Florals: Bunch It Up // Tableware: Table for Louis //Stationery: Lily Maree Designs // Wine: Witches Falls // Planner: Scenic Rim Bride


Looking to sprinkle a little European magic on your Queensland wedding? Head over to our new autumn issue (it’s free to read here) where we say “Oui, merci” to chic French celebrations and share an Italian-inspired lunchtime soirée in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. See you there!

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