These dream-like images from Natalie McComas tell the story of a couple clearly head-over-heels in love and a wedding (hand)crafted to perfection with the help of family and friends. The etherial setting at Byron View Farm proved to be the perfect place for this Mr. and Mrs. to say their vows with it's laid-back vibe + rustic charm. See the rest of this beauty for yourself right here!
From the Bride... Jamie and I were looking for a venue that was rural and a little rough around the edges where we could host our handmade wedding celebrations. Byron View Farm fit the bill perfectly, and we knew it as soon as we arrived to view the property. The pretty cottage, grounds surrounded by rolling hills (and cows!) and views to the ocean were the perfect backdrop for our laid back late summer wedding. Preparations for the wedding were a true group effort and saw many family and friends involved. From scouring thrift shops for vintage fabric and lace, to collecting postcards for our guests to write messages on, to pouring honey for guest gifts, our wedding was definitely a DIY affair. We were very lucky and so grateful to have so many willing helpers.
Our ceremony was held on the lawn in front of a rustic arbour decorated with the bunting I sewed from vintage fabric. The aisle was flanked by potted flowers that mum and I painstakingly grew in the weeks leading up to the wedding and our hand made floral cushions adorned the guest seating.The celebrations continued under a marquee strung with the same floral bunting and bare festoon lights. We enjoyed an Italian inspired share style feast at two long tables dressed with hessian runners, vintage plates and pretty flowers in decorated glass jars.
The plates were collected from far and wide over the course of the year before the wedding. Family and friends joined in the hunt, combing thrift stores in Tasmania, Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Sydney, Bundaberg and everywhere in between. We ended up with a collection of plates in the same orange, taupe, green and yellow tones as were the theme of the wedding.
When the formalities had concluded it was time to hit the dance floor under the stars where the fun and laughter continued well into the night. We couldn’t have asked for a better end to a perfect day.
Photography: Natalie McComas / Bride's dress: Watters Bridal from Bella Donna / Groom's suit: Issimo from Spurling Bridal & Formalware / Bridesmaid's dresses: Maurie & Eve + Camilla and Marc / Hair + Make-up: Cassi Hanlon: firstname.lastname@example.org / Decor: Byron Party Hire / Invitations: Friend of the Bride / Flowers: The French Petal / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Byron View Farm / Cake: Greg's Cakes / Catering: Seaweed Cuisine / String Quartet: Four Strings Quartet / Transport: Bride's father's restored 1961 Studebaker Hawk