A wedding that “feels like us”, as one bride recently described it, has never felt more timely. Or, lucky for you, easy to achieve. The current move towards personal and fun celebrations was also flagged in the 2024 Pinterest Wedding Report, with easy-going celebrations, colourful accents, quality time with guests, and the sweet nostalgia of vintage/retro themes also rating highly with pinners. For couples who want less stress and more laughs, with hand-picked traditions (or even new ones) and heartfelt details, this issue is for you. So, how to have a bespoke celebration in Queensland? Let us count the ways. An elegant country soirée? A waterfront party? A city-chic rooftop event? An island adventure? Ticks all round when you have this great state as your wedding playground. And, where better way to dive into your planning journey than our (biggest ever!) styling feature? With 28 pages of stunning ideas and new-season obsessions, it’s the perfect place to fire up your imagination. Or pick up a few ideas from our real couples on p.93 and pro tips on creating a stress-less reception party on p.70. Delve into an autumn treasure trove of gowns, jewels, florals, and venues, then catch your breath with our dreamy honeymoon feature on p.81. It’s a good time to be a bride!


This gorgeous issue is graced by real wedding cover stars, Olivia and Jason, beautifully captured by @mountaintop_films (you can see more of their dreamy Noosa celebration from p.122)

Photo: Mountaintop Films 
Location: Hidden Grove, Noosa, Queensland

Queensland Brides Autumn 2024 magazine

Honestly, putting together any kind of magazine is 99% computer screens, coffee cups, and late nights (we thrive on a deadline!) and 1% flitting around doing fancy things. This issue’s front cover shoot in THE WHITSUNDAYS definitely fell into the latter. We were lucky enough to enjoy the dazzling sunshine that draws couples and honeymooners here year-round. Such a dream, and you can see it all in our 18-page Whitsundays feature and fashion editorial, starting on p.72. Back in balmy Brisbane, we’re reminded that an important season is almost upon us (stand down Santa, it’s not about you). Yep, Christmas/New Year is peak time for proposals. And who better to pop the first Champagne cork than one of our own: staff writer Natasha Pavez. There was a collective QB squeal of delight when Tash and Sam announced their engagement era. Congrats! And on the topic of new beginnings, we have 2024 in our sights this issue. Clearly, we don’t have a crystal ball — but we do have a few favourite looks, trends and details that are coming in hot for the new year and beyond. Have fun choosing your faves in our fashion and jewellery wrap-up (p.30) and our 24 trends for 2024 on p.47 . One of the big stories is the rise of minimalism as a touchstone in the modern wedding aesthetic. We celebrate this elegant direction in our style shoot on p.36, perfect for couples exploring a clean and contemporary look with a touch of the Med. Finally, if there’s one thing you take away from this letter, it’s a reminder to check out our giveaways on p.17. We have 13 awesome prizes up for grabs (including romantic dining, luxury stays and a complete entertainment package worth $3,399!) so remember, you have to be in it to WIN IT! Good luck!

Mikaela Norman wearing Wendy Makin Bridal Designs on location in The Whitsundays. MUA Lauriely Taylor

Photo: Marina Ridgway Photography

Queensland Brides Summer 2023-2024

The Brisbane mornings are still a little chilly here at QB, but this cover is giving us all the springtime vibes! How lucky are we to be living and celebrating in a part of the world where you can frolic in the sunshine in the middle of winter? Our joyful front cover image popped out at us from one of the stellar styling shoots we have in store for you this issue. Along with this European-inspired beauty, there’s also a sophisticated alfresco soirée and a 70s-inspired disco good time to enjoy from p.32. And don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of cosy options, too, including fashion pages dotted with sleeved gowns and plush faux-fur shrugs. Perfect for that late afternoon photocall when you’re roaming the countryside with your new husband or wife. Layer up from p.16.Fun fact about weddings: location is key. Have you found yours yet? Many couples tell us that locking in their venue made everything else fall into place pronto. So, we’re shining a light on some of the state’s best locations for love as part of our 18-page reception feature, kicking off on p.54. Happy scouting! And, as always, the best place to grab some real inspiration is in our real weddings feature. In this issue, we have nine insanely beautiful and unique celebrations kindly shared by couples just like you.
Wishing you all the best, enjoy the ride!

Iris & Tom laugh it up at The Grounds Estate with Lilith & Co florals, French Affair styling, a Splash O Colour Vespa & Karen Willis Holmes gown. See more spring love on p.44.

Photo: Iris Faith Photography

Queensland Brides magazine
In this issue, we've zoomed in on a key piece of the planning puzzle: the venue. Because while some brides let their choice of heels set the mood, many look to their location to guide everything from styling to honeymoons. Highlighting six favourite venue styles (and the party perks of each) became something of a love letter to our state’s incredible event spaces. Find your match from page 55.
Have you got the confidence to think big when planning your dream wedding? Whether you choose a luxe elopement or a stadium-sized guest list, it’s all about designing a day (or week) that feels fun and personal. And that certainly rings true in our nine joyful real weddings, with island escapes, gallery events, and several multi-day celebrations in the mix from page 69.
And the styling in this issue? Just glorious, with tips on bringing a French twist to your event, Italian inspiration, and a whimsical garden vibe that’s perfect for autumn and beyond from page 33. And if you haven’t said yes to the dress yet, perfect timing. You’ll find plenty of options to make your heart sing inside.


Although based in New Zealand, this travel-loving pair looked to the Sunshine Coast enclave of Noosa for their celebration. “We thought Noosa Springs was just beautiful and we loved that we could take our wedding guests on a journey there,” says the bride. The couple was certainly thinking big when it came to their event, organising five days of activities and celebrations. See more inside!

Photo: Graeme Passmore Photo & Film 
Venue: Noosa Springs Golf Spa Resort


It's officially a new age of Queensland Brides magazine with every issue now available as a free-to-read digital edition. This means that our inspirational content is now available for quick and easy access (every March, July & November), providing modern wedding couples an easy way to seek and find the best local Queensland wedding suppliers and venues to help them plan their dream celebration. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when a new issue drops.



Step inside the gorgeous coastal celebration of Meghann & Brayden on page 78.

Photo: Kirra Smith Photography 
Venue: The Island, Gold Coast