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Hello May Online Real Weddings Blog


Riverwood was featured as a Real Wedding editorial on the Hello May online blog in mid 2015. This was from the very first wedding we held at Riverwood for our Soph + Pete which was an Apache themed boho chic event back in September 2014. Needless to say we were excited to have our venue featured and the Venue Approval was launched thereafter!

Wedding industry suppliers involved: We Are The Tsudons, One Day In Mind, Kata Lane Tents Sydney, Style Le Aisle, Eden Eve Macrame, Eat Drink Catering, Stalks and Stems Brisbane, Diane Lewis Couture Sydney, MJ Bale Brisbane, For Love and Lemons

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Modern Weddings Magazine -

Wedding Styling Handbook


Riverwood was so honoured to be featured in printed publication Modern Weddings Magazine, special annual edition Wedding Styling Handbook. Local Gold Coast Stylist, Coordinator and Florist Mandy of Ivy & Bleu Events put together the 'Autumn Love' Elopement styled shoot with photographer Lee Calleja Thomas. Bridal gown "Frankie" with pockets featured from Made with Love Bridal, Bridal Romper from Homebodii, Groom Suit from Made with Class Suits and gorgeous Bell Tents from Glamping Days.


The seasonal Autumn colour palate was deep burgandy with hints of gold for a Boho Chic vibe on Riverwood's lush green riverbank.


Printed Feature in Edition of Modern Wedding Magazine

Channel 9's The TODAY Show

WedShed Feature segment


As a WedShed Venue since the early days of the sites launch, Riverwood was super chuffed to be chosen as one of their venues to be featured on a live TODAY Show segment where our signature image of Sophie and Peter's Ceremony on our riverbank was displayed behind the Interviewer for the duration of the 31/2 minute segment.

Needless to say after this Australia wide exposure our enquires started flooding in from the site and their venue directory and we haven't looked back since! 

We are so happy top be a valued WedShed venue and the support they have given us over the years has been invaluable - thanks gals x


White Online Inspirations Blog -

The Brides Market Event styled collaboration 


Set at the base of the beautiful Tamborine Mountain, the landscape of Riverwood weddings creates the perfect backdrop for the wild florals, exotic textures and eclectic elements of this styled shoot. Prue Franzmann captures stunning lace details of the Jennifer Gifford lace gown to the delicate Komorebi.Bride headpieces adorning the bride with hair and makeup by Blush & Bangs Beauty. Wild bright florals by Bits & Buds line the tablescape, contrasting against the moody colour palette of crockery and refined stationery by Sunshine & Confetti. Set under a naked Tipi by Gold coast tipis, the draped festoon lighting illuminates the metal details, persian rugs, blankets and comfy cushions inviting you to sit and be immersed in a bohemian styled banquet thanks to Arctic Fox Styling.

The sun sets in the horizon filtering light through the the intricate macrame cake hanger dreamed up by Akuliandcomacrame complete with colourful cake by Petal & Peach Bespoke Cakery. The festoon lights turn into golden orbs illuminating the Gathering Events caravan bar to the Insta.kombi photo booth – just a few more elements of this eclectic celebration. This exploration of bohemian textures was created to inspire the free-spirited bride who loves nothing more than good food, drinks and dancing under the stars.


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Hampton Event Hire Real Weddings Blog


Christine + Andrew's Gold Coast Hinterland wedding was magical to say the least. Their relaxed and whimsical day was inspired by their love of travel and the places they loved to travel together, particularly Italy - we can see how such a beautiful wedding can be created when the bride and groom draw inspiration comes from one of the most romantic destinations in the world!

With a stunning backdrop in the Gold Coast Hinterland, these gorgeous photos by Byron Loves Fawn perfectly capture a day filled with love, laughter, family and friends, with plenty of small but personal details that helped create a wedding that was a true reflection of the happy couple. After speaking with Christine about her experience as a bride, her inspiration for the day and how she pulled her dream team together - it's not surprising to hear her admit she wouldn't change a thing about their day!


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Hampton Event Hire Inspiration Blog



Dreaming of a bohemian wedding reception but not quite sure how to bring your vision to life?? We hear you! It can be tricky trying to style a bohemian wedding that is organic and eclectic, without feeling cluttered or mismatched.

We are seeing more and more relaxed brides creating beautiful boho-inspired weddings from the Gold Coast down to Byron Bay, so we thought we'd jump in to offer our own advice on styling the perfect bohemian event!

When it comes to hiring furniture and decorating your venue to create an authentic bohemian feel, there are a few key styling elements to keep in mind. It all comes down to colour, texture and beautiful details.

Whether you are envisaging a Tipi wed-fest or a garden cocktail party, here are our top tips to keep in mind when styling a bohemian wedding (along with some creative inspiration to get you started!)


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Hampton Event Hire Real Weddings Blog


Kirsten and Anthony described their wedding day as "magic"... and it's evident through these images exactly why! Set in the lush 8-acre grounds of Riverwood Estate on the Gold Coast, the backdrop for the day was a beautiful mix of sun-soaked hinterland and lake views, with an open-air Tipi setting the scene for the evening. 

Kirsten and Anthony's vision of an elegant, rustic wedding was truly brought to life with a selection of relaxed cocktail furniture in timber, white and metallic tones. The look was completed with native florals, fire pits and twinkling festoons creating a glowing ambience for the night to unfold.

Planning the entire wedding from interstate, it was important for Kirsten & Anthony to choose wedding suppliers they could trust and who completely understood their vision for the day - and they definitely chose a dream team of total professionals. From the picturesque hinterland location to THAT incredible dress, their day was filled with beautiful details that worked together in perfect harmony to transform this blank canvas into a relaxed cocktail wedding.

More images from This Day Forward, along with the suppliers that made it all possible and some words of advice from the bride and groom!


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ELLE Australia Wedding Blog


Riverwood was featured as the no. 2 Wedding Venue on the ELLE Australia Wedding Blog for a Bohemian Venue you can glamp at courtesy of our gals at WedShed... super stoked moment for sure!


8 Bohemian Australian Wedding Venues You Can Glamp At

For the bohemian bride and her 100 tent-worthy guests.

Classic ingredients for a brilliantly bohemian wedding often include teepees, flower crowns and a heelless bride. However, casual couples are now wanting to tie the knot in a full festival setting, encouraging their guests to stay over at the venue, and cosy up in front of the fire by setting up tents to camp their way through the wedding weekend.

Here, we have curated a list of the finest wedding venues across Australia (with a little help from WedShed — AKA the Airbnb of beautiful wedding venues) that offer camping, and even glamping, so you can plan your boho nuptials.


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The Wedding Playbook Magazine -

Volume 13


Our free online wedding magazine is published twice a year and features fresh inspiration from Australian creatives and fabulous ideas tried and tested by newlyweds!

The best wedding tips and inspiration from around Australia, featuring beautiful ceremonies, wow factor receptions and creative ideas from the dress to dessert! 

Check out our Editorial 'Golden Hour' on pages 66-69 with Alicia Abbott Photography and The Perfection Project. 


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To The Aisle Australia 



Real Wedding Feature : To the Aisle Australia

Selinia & Paul met through mutual friends attending a birthday party at a pub and were together four years before Paul was on one knee asking Selinia to be his wife. Their Wedding one year later at the beautiful property of Riverwood Weddings on the Gold Coast and turned into an awesome party to celebrate their love under the stars and shelter of a gorgeous tipi marquee. The couple also thought of a magical way for guests to be entertained whilst they had their portraits taken after the ceremony. (You'll see what we did there when you continue to read on....)


Q: ➳ What led you to decide on your Wedding venue?
As soon as we saw the venue, we loved it. All of the photos from previous Weddings looked absolutely amazing and we were pretty well sold on it before even looking at any other venues, we actually never bothered looking anywhere else. We knew right away we wanted to get married there.

Q: ➳ What was the inspiration behind your Wedding theme?
We had seen some of the other Weddings that had been previously held there and took little bits that we liked from each one. We liked that it wasn’t such a formal affair and our ceremony and reception could be at the same place. The property itself is beautiful so really set the scene for the atmosphere we wanted to create.

Thank you for the stunning feature To The Aisle Australia


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SameSame Wedding Magazine -

Launch Edition


Welcome to the national launch edition of SAME SAME WEDDINGS, Australia’s First Same Sex Wedding Magazine published by Paddington Publications Pty Ltd. This publication is dedicated to celebrating LOVE, featuring same-sex weddings, commitment ceremonies, proposals, engagements and love stories that have taken place in Australia and beyond. Before the VOTE, we had committed to publishing all of these wonderful stories, whether the answer was YES or NO... and now that Marriage Equality is a reality in Australia, we wanted to showcase in this edition these fabulous couples who said YES to LOVE before Australia did in 2017. Over 800 Australian and international businesses featured throughout this edition are all proud to support marriage equality and are excited to help EVERYONE plan their special day. The LGBTI community can contact any of these businesses and be confident that they will be warmly welcomed and valued, just like everyone else. 

Our Rach + Lisa held a special Celebration of their Love at Riverwood on the 28th October 2017 and we were so honored they chose Riverwood for their special day and welcome them back to legalise their union.


Check out their Featured Real Couple Editorial on pages 126 & 127...    Love is Love x 


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To The Aisle Australia 



Real Wedding Feature : To the Aisle Australia

"We wanted the day to be as cruisey as possible, neither Josh nor I are formal people, so just wanted to make sure people were relaxed and carefree." Gemma & Josh


Q: What led you to decide on your Wedding venue? 

"Riverwood offered such an incredible calming vibe from the moment we saw it. We both felt so at ease there, the property is beautiful! Carmen was so welcoming and helpful, offering so many tips, ideas and vendors to be in contact with. And the fact that we could have our little fur baby there with us was even more enticing!"

Q: What was the inspiration behind your Wedding theme? 

"We were aiming for a bit of a relaxed Boho Luxe. We wanted the day to be as cruisey as possible, neither Josh nor I are formal people, so just wanted to make sure people were relaxed and carefree. Riverwood is so naturally beautiful with so much lush greenery, we didn’t want to overdo it with styling etc."

Thank you for the stunning feature To The Aisle Australia


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Brianna and Matthews’s Wedding AT Riverwood || 17.08.2019 ||

Thank you Riverwood Weddings for sharing this gorgeous Real Life Wedding with us..

Venue – Riverwood Weddings 

Reception Structure – Gold Coast Tipis

Furniture Hire – Scenic Rim Wedding Hire

Bar – Rambling Rose

Catering – Farmer Brown’s Pizzas

Photography – Tim Harris Photography

Celebrant – Daniel Masheder Celebrant 

Florist – Flowers at the Door

DJ – Cut-a-rug

Photobooth – Frankie and Mavis

HMUA – Elegance by Emma and Taylor

Deluxe Bathrooms – Brisbane Bathroom Hire

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To The Aisle Australia  



Real Wedding Feature : To the Aisle Australia

Inspired by the movie The Notebook, Bronwyn of Scenic Rim Bride wanted to recreate a modern, romantic boat scene. The wind was our only challenge on the day yet our groom gracefully rowed the boat with his bride down the river beautifully captured by our drone above.

"Every shoot we create is unique making the planning process a highlight within itself!"

"Being a preferred venue at Scenic Rim Bride, we wanted to be the first to shine the light on Riverwood Weddings latest addition - the ‘love boat’ I have many favourite details from the day as this particular shoot was intimate with attention to detail playing a major part of every element. The floral installations by Sugared Style were out of this world with romance!


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Polka Dot Wedding 


Blogged: Polka Dot Bride online publication feature - Boho Festival Wedding Inspiration with a beautiful collaboration of suppliers to showcase diversity within the wedding industry and capture the love between our real-life couple, Nick and Freya.

Celebrant Roxy Hotten - Celebrant says "It was also important for us to create something which showed diversity within the wedding industry...Having the privilege of working with our groom Nick, who is a Quadriplegic, and to showcase that diversity within the wedding industry was key.”

Riverwood is proudly an outdoor garden wedding venue that is wheelchair accessible.

Head on over and check it all out...


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To The Aisle Australia



Real Wedding Feature : To the Aisle Australia

Q: what led you to decide Riverwood Weddings for your venue?

"We had been looking at venues when we first got engaged, looking at venues around the Gold Coast, Byron Bay and the Tweed Coast that showcase nature and offered options for us to create our own taste. We thought we had found our dream venue in, but we decided to take a backseat on our Wedding and focus on building our home and growing our family. 


Almost two years later in to our engagement and already a one and half year old daughter, Johno discovered Riverwood Weddings in Maudsland. We thought it was a worth a viewing as it was only 10 minutes inland to where we lived. From the moment we drove down the driveway under the canopy of trees, we started to fall in love! Only to continue discovering more and more of what Riverwood had to offer, with its vast space and river, topped off by a beautifully restored boat, it quickly ticked our boxes and we fell more in love with the venue. We began envisioning our Wedding."

Thank you for the stunning feature To The Aisle Australia


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LGBTQ YouTube Bloggers 


Chelsea & Natalia 

25.7K subscribers

Welcome to The Brunton family! We're Chelsea and Natalia and we have a beautiful daughter who was born in July 2021 - Sage! We've been together for 6 years now (married for almost two) and life is only getting better and better together. We love being able to document our adventures together and share them with you guys, so make sure you stick around and become a part of our little family 

Our Wedding Day | Chelsea & Natalia


Apr 21, 2020

It's finally here! Our wedding video! I know you guys have all been waiting so long for it and so have we, however we are beyond excited to share this moment with our online family. Thank you for always being there for us and believing in us. We love you all so much! Love, The Bruntons


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