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Elegant + Colorful Beach Wedding

Pair one stylish Bride with boldly bright blooms and you’ve got yourself a ticket to one pretty piece of paradise. Like this colorfully coastal fête from the lens of Ivy Road Wedding Photography that’s absolutely the sweetest. It’s bright, fabulously fun and creative – from the DIY favors to the clock “guestbook“, it’s all in the gallery!


From Ivy Road Wedding Photography...Britt and Joel live on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Britt is a primary school teacher & Joel has his own design & digital fabrication company called Studio Workshop. He designs and builds everything from custom furniture to architectural houses. He is currently completing his Masters in Architecture at Bond University.

From the beautiful Bride… Joel proposed on March 9th, 2013. We went for, what I thought, was a normal walk on the beach with our dog. As we made our way back up the beach, Joel dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him! What I didn’t know was that he had hired a photographer! So our proposal is captured in the most amazing photos! Our engagement was featured on too! This was also my 30th birthday and that night Joel had organised a surprise party for me at my favourite restaurant, The Fish House. It was definitely a super special day. We designed my rings together a week later at Jason Withers Original Diamond. It was such a fun experience, I felt like a celebrity!

We wanted our big day to be bright, fun and creative. Joel is such a talented designer so we were able to make a lot of the props and decorations for the wedding ourselves. We kept to a neutral palette of white, ivory and gold so that our flowers and accent pieces would really pop.

My sister and I spent a long evening meticulously placing gold leaf on cute little glass jars, which we then filled with white sand and a succulent (which our brother-in-law grew). Joel made the “LOVE” sign and also cut the hearts that lined the aisle. My favorite piece though was our clock “guestbook”. I’d never seen anything like it but it was exactly what we wanted – something interesting, different and totally useful! It now hangs in our living room and always reminds me of our friends and family and our amazing day.

My dress was really special because I was able to have a little piece of home with me at my Aussie beach wedding. I’m originally from Toronto, Canada and after trying on 60+ dresses here in Australia (in Brisbane & Melbourne), I decided to go home to look for the perfect dress with my mum. I found the dress in the first store we went to and it was designed and made by Barbra Allin in Toronto. It was made of dupioni silk so it was really light and comfortable. And the best thing was that it had pockets!

Our ceremony was held at the stunning Wategoes beach in Byron Bay. My favorite moment was walking down to our ceremony on my dad’s arm and watching Joel’s reaction when he saw me.

We wanted the whole day to have a really relaxed vibe so that no one had to worry about anything or run around like crazy doing last minute jobs. We definitely made sure that all loose ends were tied before the big day and all “key players” had a print out of the day’s timings with names and contact numbers for everyone involved. The teacher in me couldn’t help it!

A tradition in my family is that the bride’s uncle gives a toast to her. So luckily enough, my Uncle Gary was able to travel from Canada with my aunt and cousins so we could continue that tradition. My dad and I also did the traditional “Father Daughter Dance” which was something I had always dreamed about doing.

Marriage to us means growing together; experiencing everything life has to offer together and supporting each other through all the ups and downs – financially, emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. It also means having your best friend around for all life’s special moments.

Some advice I’d like to offer other brides is to make sure you’re really happy and comfortable with all of your vendors because a) you spend quite a bit of time with them and b) their services can make or break your day. Luckily for us, everyone we dealt with was amazing and super accommodating. We can’t rave about each of them enough!

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Photography: Ivy Road Wedding Photography | Styling: Little Gray Station | Floral Design: Elyssium Blooms | Wedding Dress: Barbra Allin | Invitations: Impressworks | Ceremony Venue: Wategoes Beach, Byron Bay | Reception Venue: Byron Beach Cafe | Bride's Shoes: Shoes Of Prey | Rings: Jason Withers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lush Tutu Boutique | Makeup: Bellesque By Louise | Lighting: Elyssium Lighting | Groom's Attire: Saba | Celebrant: Ruth White | Cake Decorations: Studio Workshop | Clock Guest Book: Studio Workshop | Veil: Erica Koesler

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Romantic French Inspired Wedding Inspiration

For a girl that stares at pretty pictures day in and day out, one might think that I would be desensitized to the good stuff. The stuff that knocks you clear off your feet and forces your heart to skip a tiny beat. But with a backdrop this beautiful, a marbled cake and a backless gown that sort of makes me weep… that is exactly what my heart did. Click here for more in the gallery from the team at White Images and Little Gray Station (along with a slew of others below)!

White Images

From White ImagesPomegranates and grapes spill out of tarnished silver platters featuring delicious French cheese, as handmade artisan bread is kneaded and baked on site in this romantic setting.

Set amongst the enchanting grounds of Deux Belettes in Byron Bay, with a dining table, lined with bentwood chairs, cascading with flowing grey linens and delicate florals, this French inspired shoot creates an enchanting, ethereal atmosphere. Dramatic pewter calligraphy on black cards sit alongside lavender posies tied with maroon silk ribbons atop delicate white stoneware.

Nestled in a picturesque alcove overlooking the stunning Deux Belettes grounds sits the beautiful marbled wedding cake, a modern reference to the opulence of French feasting.

Photography: White Images | Videography: Roost Film Co | Styling: Little Gray Station | Floral Design: Green & Bloom | Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace | Cake: The Cake That Ate Paris | Stationery: Cass Deller Design | Reception Venue: Deux Belettes | Catering: Your Gourmet | Makeup: Jess Brailak Makeup | Hair: Foxs Lane Styling | Furniture: Hampton Event Hire | Linens And Cutlery : Prop It Pretty | Suit: Wil Valor

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Elegant Byron View Farm Wedding

This wedding is full of so many things… From love, to brightly colored Elyssium Blooms, to perfect moments captured by White Images. All of it speaks true to the Bride and Groom who wanted to have a day that reflected their fun-loving personalities and with the help of Byron Bay Weddings, we think they pulled it off beautifully. See more of the fun in the gallery.


From White ImagesLaura and Sam had a relaxed, fun and stylish wedding at Byron View Farm in Australia. Set in a marquee overlooking the Byron Bay lighthouse with 360 degree views of the coastline and hinterland, this was the perfect wedding location for a beautiful Spring wedding. The crisp white, textured florals with green foliage were made by Elyssium Blooms and complimented the overall style of the day perfectly. Byron Bay Weddings and Byron Bay Wedding Shed were the amazing vendors behind the styling and organization of the day. With hanging lights and fairy lights under the stars, as the sun set the venue was transformed into a truly special celebration with family and friends dancing under the stars.

Photography: White Images | Floral Design: Elyssium Blooms | Bride's Shoes: Mimco | Catering: Figtree Catering | Wedding Venue: Byron View Farm | Bride's Dress: Bertossi Brides | Bride's Earrings: Samantha Wills | Event Coordinators: Byron Bay Weddings | Furniture + Styling: Byron Bay Wedding Shed | Hair + Makeup: Fuz Byron Bay

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.


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.


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