Real Wedding QandA With Megan and Callan

Megan and Callan’s wedding was an intimate destination wedding experience on the Sunshine Coast for their closest family and friends. We were thrilled to be there with our cameras.

Tell us the story of your proposal…where was it, how did it happen, did it go as planned?

We got engaged at Rainforest Ranch in Byfield, Yeppoon, beside Polka Creek which runs behind some of the cabins. Callan had packed a picnic of wine and cheese for us to enjoy beside the flowing creek.

Initially I (Callan) wanted to propose at Stoney Creek in Byfield. Unfortunately there was water on the dirt road leading into Stoney Creek that I could not cross in my car. Luckily we found Polka Creek  at Rainforest Ranch.

I (Callan) was extremely nervous right before I proposed to Megan. Megan was so happy she started crying and forgot to give me an answer, so I had to ask twice (she said yes!).

How did you choose Spicers Clovelly Estate for your wedding? What was important to you?

We had a very large engagement party and after that realised that we didn’t want a large wedding. We live in Rockhampton and at the time there weren’t many options for small weddings so we decided we would look out of town (We looked from Airlie Beach to the Gold Coast!)

We had looked at a few venues in Montville online and decided that we would take a trip down to have a look. We originally had not seen Spicers Clovelly Estate and were pointed in their direction when we got there. As soon as we walked in we knew that it was our venue. The Country/French styling fitted perfectly with our ideas for a theme and the whole place was beautiful!

It was important for us to have somewhere where we could get ready, have the ceremony and reception and somewhere for our family to stay. It ticked all of the boxes for us!


We’d love to acknowledge the great work of your wedding day suppliers, can you please provide names and websites of the businesses involved in your wedding day.

Hair –  Jacinta Lennox at Coastal Style Mobile Hairdressing

Makeup – Bree Lewis at Pampered Lady Skin & Beauty

Bridal gown – from Bridal Reflections Rockhampton

Bridesmaids dresses – no bridesmaids

Grooms suit –  from Stewarts Rockhampton

Reception styling – Gemma at Inspired by Love Events

Jewellery – Broach from Grandmothers Wedding.  Swarovski Bangle gifted by grooms mother to bride. Earrings from Lovisa.

Engagement ring – Zamels Jewellery

Wedding bands – Phil Peel Jewellers Rockhampton

Travel agent – Kyle Lester

Brides Shoes, Keara Hamiltyn

Grooms Shoes, Florsheim

Celebrant – Merlin Coughlan at Montville Maleny Wedding Celebrant

Wedding Photography – John Reyment, Reyment Photographics