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Brisbane Wedding Magazine Feature

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Birch

Suzanne met Steven in 2017 at their local gym. “I was Steven’s personal trainer. We trained together for over six months and Steven did a great job keeping things professional, until one morning I received a personal message just saying ‘good morning’. I thought it was strange as he hadn’t contacted me outside of the gym. Before long, the gym sessions became a little more ‘friendly’ and Steven finally asked to meet me for a coffee. Arriving on his motorbike, we met each other in the car park to walk into the shop together, but as I took one step out of the car, he removed his helmet and planted the biggest kiss on me. I was so surprised as he always seemed so gentle, shy and sweet. He showed me from that day, what it was to have a strong man beside me. We had been dating for six months and I had a new job back in the beauty industry where I had spent most of my career prior to personal training. I was approached by the salon owner to buy the shop from her and without hesitation Steven said, ‘Let’s do it, you will be great!’ Three years later, through several Covid lock-downs, ups and downs, trials and errors, finally we had grown our little beauty salon into Harmony Wellness Spa. A tranquil Day Spa in the heart of Redcliffe, where Steven grew up and I had made a life for myself over the past six years. Earlier in 2021 just before my 45th Birthday, Steven took me for a weekend away to the mountains and proposed. With things on the Covid front seeming to have settled, we decided on a six months plan. Our wedding date 31 July 2021 sounded perfect and after months of planning, it was time to relax and get ready for a week of love and joy.

As a busy mother, grandmother and fiance, I know how hard it is to make time for yourself, so

planning my bridal shower was a no brainer. I had a full day of pampering at our Day Spa, inviting

my mother, future mother- in-law and two friends. We indulged in mineral baths, an infrared sauna, facials, massages and pedicures while enjoying champagne and nibbles in the Spa Lounge before meeting the rest of our guests at Arts & Drafts for an evening of dancing, belly dancing lessons and sip and paint. Two days before our wedding when things were at their most stressful, I booked myself in to the day spa again for a full day of ME TIME. I had an infrared sauna to release the toxins and stress, full body exfoliation for perfectly flawless smooth skin and an indulgent full body hot stone massage then I was wrapped up in a full body mineral mud wrap, with crystal healing facial. After all that, a beautiful shower under the waterfall shower followed by destressing in the mineral bath, just me! I can’t tell you how amazingly relaxing it is, you must try it yourself.”

“Just two days later, we were in the mountains for our wedding weekend at Mt Tamborine. We woke so relaxed on the morning of our wedding but by 10am we were scrambling our thoughts as to what plan of action to take after hearing the announcement of the snap three-day Covid lockdown.

Our ceremony was planned for 3pm, so of course we were worrying how we could make it all

happen. Within 30 minutes of hearing the news, our coordinator Nikki had contacted our celebrant, photographer, musician, caterer, and venue to bring everything forward. We scrambled to get our guests to the venue early, everything set up to perfection as we had planned. We had our beautiful, amazing, perfect wedding at 1pm. The sun was shining with not a cloud in the sky, birds were chirping and guests smiling. Our ceremony was the most important part of the day and Karen made us all feel calm, happy and relaxed. Although we only had three hours to have our dream wedding, without the staff and planning by Nikki we could have been one of those couples missing out.”


Makeup and Pre Wedding Hens Party Pampering - Harmony Wellness Spa

Arts & Drafts Redcliffe - Sip and Paint

Hair - Mona Lisa Styling

Wedding Dress - A Bridal Affair Chermside

Event Coordinator and Styling - Enchanting Love

Wedding Venue - The Secret Garden Estate, Mt Tamborine

Celebrant - Karen Miles,

Flowers - Enchanting Love

Catering - VGC Catering

Harmony Wellness Spa is a Luxury Day Spa, Health and Healing destination

and a nurturing space to Relax, Rejuvenate and prepare for your wedding day.

Experience holistic and empowering therapies with a suite of luxury grooming,

skin and wellbeing services mindfully selected and magically combined for

radiant beauty. Indulge in a Belly Dance Retreat, Bridal Day Spa Pampering,

Facials, Body Wraps and Massages in the lead up to saying “I Do”.


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