Shady Palms Styled Shoot

Words by Tom / Images by Kendell Tyne Photography
March 10, 2023

When looking for a relaxed venue with a tropical vibe, it’s hard to beat Shady Palms on the Central Coast of NSW. This hot spot offers great music, cocktails, and a chill party atmosphere, making it the perfect choice for a couple looking to have a super relaxed reception or elopement. As soon as we saw the massive sailor jerry mural on the wall, we knew it was the ideal inspiration for the shoot.

Creating a Palette and Vibe Inspired by Sailor Jerry

The sailor jerry liquor itself is a bronze rust colour, and the colour palette was featured throughout the shoot in the groom’s jacket, glassware, florals, and even the epic engagement ring. The talented team of creatives also incorporated nude and pink tones from the hula girl logo in the signage, cake, and florals. And, of course, there were stand-out bursts of red featured in the table settings and bouquet that sealed the sailor jerry deal. They also used textural elements in the table setup and floral styling, including aged palm fronds, seed pods, and fresh blush and red roses. Maracas, textured placemats and plates, linen napkins, and super matte stationery gave an organic feel, contrasted with gold finishings for a more elegant vibe.

Capturing Intimacy and Playfulness

When it comes to the overall atmosphere, this styled shoot gives off the vibe that any couple would be dancing on tables by the night’s end! The caddy added to the playful elopement vibe, and the bride’s makeup style played up the warm, bronze tones featured throughout the shoot. With textured, relaxed hair and plenty of accessories like the fringe veil and sleeves, the bride’s look emphasised movement and fun throughout the images.

The Suppliers

Kendell Tyne Photography is a Central Coast-based photographer known for capturing weddings and elopements’ raw emotion and beauty. Her attention to detail and ability to capture those small moments that are often missed is what makes her work truly special.

The venue for this shoot was Shady Palms, a tropical oasis located on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The venue is a perfect mix of relaxed and fun, with a cool and quirky atmosphere, making it the ideal location for a laid-back wedding or elopement!

The Petal Sisters, a floral studio, were responsible for the stunning floral arrangements seen throughout the shoot. Their attention to detail and unique approach to floral design made for an incredible display of natural beauty.

Alicia’s Personal Hair Design and Luxe Makeup Artistry were tasked with bringing together the model’s stunning hair and makeup look. Alicia’s relaxed approach to hair design and Luxe Makeup Artistry’s expertise in creating a flawless, natural look made the model look and feel absolutely stunning.

Wild Wonder Co created the wedding signage and stationery for the shoot, adding a touch of bohemian elegance to the overall aesthetic. Their designs tied in effortlessly to the tropical and eclectic vibe of the shoot.

Belles and Beaux supplied the wedding dress, sleeves, and veil, while the dress itself was designed by All Who Wander. The intricate lace detailing and flowing silhouette of the dress perfectly complemented the laid-back vibe of the shoot.

Rundle Tailoring provided the model’s suit, which was expertly tailored and added a touch of sophistication to the overall aesthetic.

The Flour Shop created a stunning cake for the shoot, which tied in the tropical and eclectic vibe of the day.

Kendell Marjanovic took on the styling and concept of the shoot, bringing together all of the different suppliers and elements to create a cohesive and stunning aesthetic.

Caddy Chic Events provided the vintage caddy, adding fun and playfulness.

Ellis Jewellers created the timeless wedding bands that spoke to the theme of the day, and perfectly matched the couples love and chemistry.

Finally, JXSN Films captured the day on video, that perfectly portrayed the essence of the shoot!

This shoot at Shady Palms was an absolute dream! It was a celebration of tropical vibes, warm tones, and a playful party atmosphere, emphasising creating a fun and relaxed experience for everyone. Every detail was carefully chosen to complement the overall vibe – from the stunning florals to the gorgeous dress, the unique signage, and the delicious cake.

The talented team of suppliers truly brought their A-game, and it was an honour to work alongside them. Each professional brought their unique style and expertise to the shoot, resulting in a cohesive and beautiful final product. We would highly recommend any of these suppliers to couples planning their own wedding or elopement.


Images Kendell Tyne Photography | Bride's Dress Belles and Beaux | Groom's Suit Rundle Tailoring | Rings Ellis Jewellers | Hair Alicia’s Personal Hair Design | Makeup Luxe Makeup Artistry | Ceremony Venue Shady Palms | Flowers The Petal Sisters | Stationery/Invitations Wild Wonder Co | Transport Caddy Chic Events | Videography Jxsn Films | Styling and Concept Kendell Marjanovic | Cake The Flour Shop | Dress Design All Who Wander | Sleeves & Veil Belles and Beaux | Models Alexandra and Jerald |

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