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Caloundra Wedding Collective – Article published in Sunshine Coast Daily June 2014

31st May 2014

For Immediate Release

Collective Vision Throws Spotlight On Forgotten Treasure

The release of the new website, wwww.caloundraweddingcollective.com.au at The Oaks Oasis 6.00pm on Wednesday 11th June will showcase Caloundra as a wedding destination.  This innovative website, established by the Caloundra Wedding Collective, will act as a one stop shop for couples, while highlighting the Caloundra area in a way that has never been done before.

The Caloundra Wedding Collective is made up of local wedding suppliers who have provided their extensive knowledge of all that Caloundra has to offer as a premier wedding destination. Detailed descriptions and inside information will tremendously increase Caloundra’s online presence in this growth industry.

“As industry professionals we understand how stressful the planning of your wedding can be. With the new website, those planning a wedding will have a source of information that will not only be informative but reliable at the same time,” said Paula Korda of the Caloundra Wedding Collective.

“Caloundra has been very much a hidden gem on the wedding location map, offering some of the best locations on the Sunshine Coast” said Julie Ann Brown from Cloud Nine Weddings.

The Wedding Industry on the Sunshine Coast continues to grow in strength, with the well known locations in Maroochydore and Noosa already benefitting from a strong profile online. The release of www.caloundraweddingcollective.com.au will help establish Caloundra as an integral part of the perfect trilogy of Wedding locations.




Cloud Nine Weddings – Wedding Planner of the Year  – Article published in The Sunshine Daily – February 2o14


For immediate release

Local Sunshine Coast Business Beats Best in Australia to Win Prestigious National Title – Second Year Running

Cloud Nine Weddings has won the national title of Australian Independent Wedding Planner of the year for 2010. This is the second year running that Cloud Nine has beaten the best in the Australian bridal industry to win the prestigious award.

This highly sort after award saw this locally based Sunshine Coast company pitted against some the biggest names in the country. The ABIA or Australian Bridal Industry Awards hold the “Designer of Dreams Awards” annually.  These awards are for wedding suppliers who have consistently proven their ability to generate excellence in product, service, value and staff over a 4 year period.

Cloud Nine Weddings have been voted No.1 Wedding Planner in Australia, two years consecutively.

The driving force behind the amazing success of Cloud Nine is Julie-Ann Brown. Her innovation and creative brilliance has seen the company grow from an online business to a national recognized brand.  Wedding planning is not for the faint hearted. It often takes long hours and hard physical work to create the perfect wedding.  The commitment she has made is reflected in the constant improvement of the local wedding industry. Staying at the forefront of weddings this has continued to make her the leader in her field.

“When I was driving from one end of the coast to the other in my little hatchback car, full to the brim with wedding supplies, some days there was hardly enough room inside for me, I never imagined that one day I would be number one in Australia”.

“ I still feel as passionate today about each and every wedding I plan as I did then”, says Julie


Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase – Story Published in Sunshine Coast Daily June 2013



The students at the Sunshine Coast Tafe know exactly how Cinderella felt when she was unable to go to the ball. The hard working young designers had their annual opportunity to parade their entries in the Calico Bridal Gown completion dashed when a large exhibition in Brisbane was cancelled.

The dresses are the culmination of many months of diligent effort and deserved to be displayed.  The talented students were required to use Calico, a very inexpensive fabric, to produce a bridal gown fit for a princess. And just like Cinderella, they also had a fairy godmother to get them to the ball.

The Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase, to be held at Novotel Twin Waters on Sunday June 16th, has come to their rescue.  As part of the Expo’s usual fashion parade, the Calico Bridal gowns will be featured, providing experience for the students and an exciting addition for guests to enjoy.  A perfect fit, just like the perfect pair of shoes.

“We love to nurture talented young people and are passionate about supporting the wedding industry on the Sunshine Coast “ says Julie-Ann Brown, from The Sunshine Coast Bridal Showcase.           


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