Beautiful days like this are exactly the reason I love my job so very, very much. The stunning simplicity paired with some of the finest vendors in the business (think Julie Corbet, Passion@flowers Byron Bay and Michelle Shannon) seriously takes your breath away, and the gorgeous gallery captured by Byron Loves Fawn is almost too much to handle. Thank you, lovely bride and groom. You’re awesome. See it all here.
From the Bride… A month after having our baby, we decided to book our first family holiday to our most favorite place in the world, Byron Bay.
Somehow, sometime, we decided it just felt right to get married whilst we were there… We originally planned to elope, but then decided that we wanted to have our closest family there, too. Byron Bay is such a special place, when you get there you just feel so happy, like all your troubles are left behind.
The day before the wedding it was pouring rain – but thankfully, as we woke on the morning of the wedding, the sun came out and it was perfect!
We chose to get married under a beautiful purple flowering tree at Ewingsdale Hall. Eli, who is a builder by trade, built the archway himself out of a 100-year-old door frame, which was really special. The whole family got involved and helped us to decorate and set up the ceremony. Eli’s mum spent weeks before the wedding helping us by hand-making little
decorations and details that made the day special.
Eight years and one month after the first day we became a couple (exactly), at 11am on a Friday morning, we stood in front of 20 people, and our eight little nieces and nephews, and we finally became husband and wife.
“May this ring always belong to the hand of the one I love. This hand holds my heart forever.”
After the ceremony and photos we all went out to lunch at Byron Beach Cafe, which has an amazing view of the beach and super tasty food. The day was one of the most special days of our lives.
At the end of the day we all went down to Clarkes Beach and had a swim in the ocean. It was a perfect Byron Bay day. The day couldn’t have been more perfect. We felt euphoric! “I promise to love you forever. I promise you this from my heart, for all the days of my life.”
Our Celebrant was Michelle Shannon. Michelle was the most lovely celebrant. Both of us instantly felt so comfortable and happy with her from the moment we first met her. She took away any stress and instead made us feel so excited. I asked around the different vendors we chose in Byron Bay for a celebrant they recommended and most said her. I am so glad I went with the recommendations as I could not have imagined having anyone else! Her passion and love for her job really shine through. All our family kept saying how lovely she was and how comfortable they felt with her. It is so important to chose the right celebrant, and we would highly recommend her to anyone.
Our photography team was Byron Loves Fawn. Brett and Kristie are a husband and wife photography team that shoot with real film. They were so lovely and after a few minutes we felt like we were old friends. I love their style of photography, so whimsical, beautiful and artistic.
I wanted to go with simple flowers that looked like they had just been picked from a garden. Passionate flowers were really helpful and friendly. I ended up going with easter daisies and baby’s breath for the bouquets and white tea roses and baby’s breath for the hair circlets. When the flowers arrived in the morning they were perfect and I knew then
the day was going to be awesome.
I am so glad I went with Julie Corbet for makeup and hair. It is one very important thing for a bride and you put a lot of trust into the artist doing it, that they will do a good job. I couldn’t have been happier, she was so natural, friendly and down to earth. She said she would just try to accentuate what I had instead of making me look like someone else, which was exactly what I wanted as I don’t usually wear heavy makeup. I loved the way my hair and makeup turned out for the day. She was great, I highly recommend her!