Celeste and Taylor - Real Wedding


With guests travelling from near and far, Celeste and Taylor opted for a hinterland slice of the Gold Coast. They offered various neighbouring wedding and pre-wedding accommodation options for their bridal party and made use of the Bower Estate cottage for bridal preparations. Guests were then picked up via the pre-organised Bower bus and made their way up to the truly breathtaking outdoor hill view ceremony location, to find their seats. After a beautiful ceremony of exchanged wedding vows, and heartfelt tears, guests enjoyed leisurely sunset drinks and canapés under the fig tree, while the bride and groom were off to capture romantic moments across The Bower Estate's many breathtaking locations. Guests were then invited into the marquee to enjoy a night of dinner and dancing under the brightness of the twinkling stars.


One of our favourite events for all over styling and florals, the colour palette of Celeste and Taylors big day was driven by a soft white, with subtle hints of blush pink throughout. The ceremony aisle was adorned with single stem white roses leading to a dramatic arbour exploding in white orchids and roses against a backdrop of Bower Estate Magnolia and Macadamia greens. Bridesmaids were in all white, with matching bouquets making the ceremony and bridal party an absolutely magical and cohesive crew. Moving into the marquee, the single stem rose theme carried through onto the table styling, with a single spray of baby’s breath and mini Bower Estate Honey jar wedding favours adorning each place setting. Making the most of the incredible night sky to be seen through our signature clear marquee, a simple circular light and greenery installation was hung in the centre of the marquee. This created a focal point above the bride and grooms seats. Steering away from traditional head table configurations, these lovebirds parked themselves in the absolute centre of the marquee to get amongst the party!


Ridgeway Catering personalised the menu for this couple, creating a delicious cannoli tower in place of a traditional wedding cake. For example menus and more information about catering options at The Bower Estate, visit our catering page here.


This wedding is a great example of choosing the perfect photographer to match the look and feel of your wedding. With classic and romantic styling, the dreamy photography of Rabbit and the Bear really captured the mood and beauty of the day. Take a look at our collection of real weddings and get a feel for the many ways your day can be captured, unique to you.

Photographer & Videographer: Rabbit and the Bear 

Catering: Ridgeway Group Catering 

Wedding Favours: The Bower Estate Honey jars

Florals: Wilde Flora 

Hair: Fox’s Lane Styling 

Make-up: Xenia Toffanello 

An event at The Bower Estate is like no other. As you make your way from the Fig Tree outdoor area to our signature clear marquee, prepare to have your breath taken away by a canopy of magical fairy lights, framing your view of the night sky. 

View more on holding your reception in our Clear Marquee  or your event at The Fig Tree + Clear Marquee

The Bower Estate clear marquee is a stunning wedding reception, event and function venue on the Gold Coast

With beautiful wooden floors and clear walls that can be fully opened up, you'll feel like you're immersed in nature when partying at The Bower Estate. With endless variations to your floor plan, the marquee can accommodate guests seated at long feasting tables, canape standing style dining or a rocking dance floor. The space is a flexible as your creative ideas!

Here at The Bower Estate we have a location to suit every event. Check out some of our favourite spots including:

The Fig Tree + Clear Marquee

The Deck

Clear marquee event dining and catering photo by Possum Creek Studios

Choose one of our spectacular locations for your wedding ceremony:


The Lawns

The Fig Tree

The Verandah

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