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Byron Bay Cliff Top Wedding

Swapping vows on a gorgeous cliff top with your loved ones circled close is probably as good as it gets. And lucky for us, SMPers, we’re getting an up-close peek at just that thanks to Ming Nomchong. She documented what might be the most perfect ceremony we’ve ever come across, and in case you want more it’s all waiting right here.

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Rustic

From The Bride…Being Byron Bay locals, we truly know the beauty of our surroundings as well as the talented people that fills it’s boarders. We hand choose everyone local and avoided everything wedding. The locations were a huge factor and very risky. We actually had to sneak 75 guest along a 15 minute track, knowing that we could be turned around at any moment because our site was totally illegal…. we didn’t get turned around :) The ceremony was held on a cliff edge at Broken Head, the same location where Toby proposed.

While we were signing our paper work, we asked all of our guest to form a huge circle. The celebrant introduced us as Mr. & Mrs. Webber as we entered the middle of the circle. We then threw our hands up and yelled… GROUP HUG! The song.. “We are family” started playing and we just had a huge dancing hug on the cliff. MAGIC!

For the reception, we used incredible, jaw-dropping Tipi’s from Byron Bay Tipis as our reception venue rather then hiring a tradition marquee. The tipis overlooked a spectacular cliff wall which turned into the backdrop of an incredible light show, which carried our guest through ever changing visual affects as well as featuring a slide show of black and white photos of Toby and I throughout our lives. The cliff walls where surrounded by water, filled with lily pads and purple lotus flowers. It truly took your breath away.

We filled the tipi’s with a romantic lighting, classic soft French furniture and clashed it with an enchanted rustic lushness of nature. We didn’t follow any rules and took huge risk along the way. Staying true to ourselves in everything we did.

We did not want to do the traditional favors. We wanted to give our guest an experience as well as showing them the reasons why we call Byron Bay home. We surprised everyone with a fire show which we became apart of at the end and included our own heart on fire!

Rather then your traditional videographer, we hired a helicam, which really captured the moment in all it’s magnificent beauty from high above.

Food was also a huge factor of the night. I wanted it to be interactive, local and amazingly delicious. We chose our favorite vendors from our local farmers market. We started the reception off with huge rustic cheese boards from Bangalow Cheese Co. Followed by the sushi bar from Doma Sushi Café. Truly the best sushi in Australia and I had to have them! Then came delicious wood fire pizza from Crabbes Creek. They also provided local fresh salads and organic BBQ beef filets with mushroom sauce.

Our honeymoon was overlooking our reception site and just 1 minutes away from our home. Why would we want to go any where else.

Photography: Ming Nomchong | Wedding Planner: Clare Disko | Floral Design: Bower Botanicals | Wedding Dress: Katie May | Cake: Sweet Obsessions | Ceremony Venue: Broken Head Cliff | Shoes: Forever Soles | Hair: Bangalow Hair Room | DJ: DJ Beaver | Celebrant: Marg Walgers | Busker Used For Music Pre Ceremony: Lucy | Filmmaker & Editor : Sail Me To The Moon | Fire Dancers: Utopian Fire | Furniture Hire: The One Day House | Heli-Cam: Craig Parry | Honeymoon Suite: La Vista | Lighting & Sound: North Coast Events | Location- Ceremony: Broken Head Cliff Top | Location- Reception : Island Quarry- Best Kept Byron Bay Secret | Nails: Willow Byron Bay | Stylist: Natalie Holt | Sushi Bar: Doma Cafe- Federal | Tipi Hire: SamiKata Tipi Events | Wood Oven Pizza: Crabbes Creek Wood Fire Pizza

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Intimate Byron Bay Wedding

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 CorbetPassion@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.

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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!

Photography: Byron Loves Fawn | Flowers: Passion@flowers Byron Bay | Ceremony: Ewingsdale Hall | Reception: Byron Beach Cafe | Celebrant: Michelle Shannon | Makeup And Hair: Julie Corbet

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Rustic Chic Australian Shoot at Gurragawee

Consuming prettiness is part of the job description at SMP, and today I am thanking my lucky stars that my job is to simply eat up every single gorgeous detail of this stunning shoot designed by Victoria Cameron and captured by Feather + Stone. Honestly, there are no words. The dress from MXM Couture? To die. The florals from The French Petal? Ridiculous. Honestly, everything in this gallery is beyond, and you can see it all here.

From Victoria CameronThe wonderfully talented Seth and Tenielle from Feather + Stone held their first photography Field Day (a condensed version of their popular Field Trips) in early October and I was lucky enough to be invited to coordinate and design the day.

With the private estate Gurragawee as the backdrop the opportunities were endless. Inspired by neutral tones and muted silks, a restrained elegance paired with refined French Provincial touches was adopted for the styling.

Timber French bistro chairs tied with loosely structured floral arrangements lined the aisle with the ceremony arbor adorned in flowing neutral fabric and a muted green foliage chandelier (how amazing is this?!) providing the perfect backdrop.

Move on to the reception and you have beautiful buttoned lounges and ottomans positioned to the side of the gorgeous table setting. Using a base of luxurious brown sugar silk, unstructured floral arrangements and brass candle holders lined the table. Layered off-white base plates held what has to be my personal favourite styling element…the oatmeal linen napkins loosely bundled and holding the stunning calligraphy place cards (though I do also love the sweet escort card display).

With the beautiful bride wearing a couture MXM gown (it was seriously breathtaking!) and the groom in a classic Wil Valor suit it was a memorable and enjoyable day for all involved.

Photography: Feather + Stone | Flowers: The French Petal | Wedding Dress: MXM Couture | Stationery: Cotton Blossom | Suits: Wil Valor | Design and Coordination: Victoria Cameron | Engagement Dress: The Babushka Ballerina | Furniture and Props: Little Gray Station | Hair and Makeup + Hair Accessories: Ava Belle | Private Estate: Gurragawee

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