Meet the Locals – Bronwyn McDonald

Bronwyn McDonald of Scenic Rim Brides.

Bronwyn McDonald, owner and creator of Scenic Rim Bride, has 20+ years working in wedding and event management and styling and brings her expert eye to your Scenic Rim wedding.

Bronwyn is a creative and romantic at heart and she lives and breathes dream weddings.

Prior to returning to her home on Tamborine Mountain, Bronwyn worked for Japan Airlines, as well as the Sheraton and Versace Resorts on the Gold Coast. Now she channels her experience and creative eye to Scenic Rim wedding venues, sharing her talent and love of detail with newlyweds who want to add a natural, rural and on-trend country vibe to their nuptials.

“The Scenic Rim is so vast and has so much available here that often people don’t know where to start” says Bronwyn.

“My background is in styling and I love to work with brides and grooms to bring their event together and focus on everything right through to those finishing touches.”

For the past year Bronwyn and her team has pulled together a comprehensive guide to some of the region’s most incredible venues – from modern country, to rural tranquillity, to cliff-top intimacy.

From the ceremony to the accommodation, the styling and the photography, Scenic Rim Bride can be your one-stop shop for wedding planning.

Go to the Scenic Rim Bride website for a community directory of dream venues, as well as some amazing wedding images shot around the region.

Bronwyn shares her tips on the best places for food, wine and romance in the Scenic Rim.

My favourite Scenic Rim place to eat is …

I’m passionate about our food and where it comes from and most of all, flavour!!
Breakfast:  Wild Plum Kitchen, Sticky black rice pudding in winter and smashed avo mizuna with snow pea tendrils, radish, sesame and miso butter on sourdough every other time of the year!
Lunch: Is usually on the run so a plant based salad from Sacred Earth Wholefoodskeeps me going or on the weekends I love enjoying everything Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm has to offer, from stunning architecture to delicious food, it’s a beautiful dining experience.
Dinner:  Leaf Japanese for casual dining, or takeaway. For fine dining my choice would be Pethers Rainforest Retreat, both are close to my home on Tamborine Mountain.

My favourite Scenic Rim date is …

Where do I start? Probably with a helicopter ride to Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm for lunch with my love (it’s on my to do list for 2019!)
Or a picnic lunch at Glenloch Gatehouse, enjoying their 2ha of gardens, paired with a Witches Falls wine and a selection of gourmet local cheeses from The Vintage Pickle.

My favourite Scenic Rim place to have coffee is …

Green Lane Coffee, Tamborine – they make a good almond milk cappuccino and they have WIFI!

What I love about the Scenic Rim is ….

What I love about the Scenic Rim is … it’s so vast yet it’s all connected.  The people are warm, genuine and super passionate about the region and excited to share their ideas for weddings and open their doors with a warm invitation for me to view their exclusive properties.

My favourite Scenic Rim view is …

My favourite Scenic Rim view is …  We are spoiled for choice when it comes to views but lately I have been loving Rosins Lookout in Beechmont and the view from Lake Moogerah.  Seeing the cows roam freely and bath in the lake is a surreal like feeling yet it’s nature working at its best, untouched.

My favourite Scenic Rim walk is …

My favourite Scenic Rim walk is … the one to my car on a Thursday morning! Thursdays are allocated for exploring more of the Rim and meeting the faces behind the places.