This shoot is the definition of lovely. Styled and planned in a way that is sure to make you swoon by white+white weddings and events and captured in a way that definitely will by Ale and Kim Photography, it’s image after image of pure pretty. Inspiration doesn’t get better than this, lovelies, and you can see the whole shebang right here.
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From Lisa Smith of white+white weddings and events…When I moved to Australia, I was blown away by the ache I sometimes felt at missing Europe. A couple of months before it was on my doorstep and now it took 24 hours and an increase in my credit card limit to get back to a sultry late summer evening eating al fresco in the Sicilian hills. It’s not such a bad exchange however. Australia has so many incredibly beautiful spots that can easily hint at a stunning Italian hideaway. Coorabella in Byron Bay is one such private residence that ticks every box and then some. Steeped in spectacular European decor from it’s Italian/Australian owners, the property radiates an exotic taste of Italy like no other. Religious relics are arranged in front of a stag head mural with a dozen mini disco balls hanging from the living room ceiling, out of place yet in their perfect place too. Antique Italian laces drape over wooden tables made for social dining and red roses sit amongst european porcelain heaving with freshly baked rosemary bread and olive oil dressings. The concept for the shoot was to absorb the elements of this stunning property and create a Sicilian soiree that wouldn’t look out of place in Palermo. With dresses from George Wu and The Babushka Ballerina, the girls wore their hair big and bouncy, just like a young Sophia Loren, courtesy of Julie Corbett. A seductive flick at the eyes and flawless faces from Alex Ouston gave the models a seamless finish. Wil Valor, an Australian based tailor made sure the men were suited and booted as if they had just walked off the Tom Ford Milan catwalk. Beautifully rustic florals from Stem Designs and furniture with clean simple lines from Little Grey Station added an Italian pizazz so delicate, that it didn’t detract from the feast provided by Your Gourmet, which had us all mouthwatering from the very beginning. Captured by the very talented Ale and Kimmi, the food was plated onto beautiful duck egg blue wedgewood plates from Magnolia Interiors with cut crystal glass wear and vintage silver cutlery adding a special touch. The most important aspect is that I wanted to bring the moorish influence so often seen in Europe, especially throughout Italy and Spain, into the concept too. It’s an influence that is dear to my heart with stunning mosaic tiling hinting at an exotic bygone era. It was the mesmerising swimming pool that set the tone perfectly for our soiree setting and as the sun dipped over the lush Byron hinterland, I couldn’t have been any closer to Europe if I had tried.
Photography: Ale and Kim Photography | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Catering: Your Gourmet | Make Up: Alex Ouston | Hair: Julie Corbett Hair | Entertainment: Miss Renee Simone | Grooms Attire: Wil Valor | Bridal Wear: George Wu | Bridal Wear: The Babushka Ballerina | Decor: Magnolia Interiors | Decor: Little Gray Station | Film: Wedding Films by Samantha Fletcher | Florals: Stem Design | Model: Division Model Management | Styling and Coordination: white+white weddings and events | Wedding Venue: Coorabella
If I could crawl into this gorgeous Byron Bay shoot and live forever amongst its prettiness, I totally would. And, given the opportunity, I would bet every last penny I had that each and every one of you would do the exact same thing. Because this isn’t just an inspiration shoot from some of Australia’s finest vendors (I’m looking at you Sunshine & Confetti, Grace Loves Lace and Life in Bloom Photography), it’s a lesson in sweet al fresco awesomeness with more beauty than you can even begin to imagine. (Seriously.) See it all in the full gallery.
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From Sunshine & Confetti… We love this sweet and romantic styled shoot set at Coorabella, a stunning farm in the Byron Bay area. We feel it will inspire all the non-traditional brides out there who would love an outdoor wedding to take advantage of the beautiful scenery that Australia has to offer, and still want all the pretty details and styling as well. The stunning Grace Loves Lace gown fits perfectly with the spectacular surroundings of the property. The ceremony under the big tree, together with glowing sunlight and romantic flower garlands, is simply beautiful.
Photography: Life in Bloom Photography | Floral Design: White Ivy Designs | Event Design + Planning + Stationery: Sunshine & Confetti | Event Venue: Coorabella, Byron Bay, Australia | Models: Emily + Sebastian of Division Model Management | Cake: Brown Betty’s Bakery | Hair + Makeup: Kate Caddle Makeup Hair Beauty | Rentals: The One Day House | Wedding Dress: Grace Loves Lace | Groom’s Attire: Wil Valor
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Before I even start to gush about all the lovely in this wedding styled to perfection by Scout and Charm and captured by Bush Turkey Studios, I am going to tell you that setting aside some time today to soak up all the inspiration in this gallery is a must. Because it’s all simply too pretty to pass up. It’s detail after detail of pure prettiness, and it’s all waiting for you right here.
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From Scout and Charm… Jodie and Ian contacted us as they were currently living and working in London and had decided to return home to Australia to exchange their vows. They had chosen the magnificent and highly recommended venue “Verandahs” which is a private estate located in Coorabell, just outside of the infamous Byron Bay. Verandahs just oozes opulence and its manicured lawns made the perfect backdrop for the English garden theme that we were trying to achieve.
This was such a beautiful wedding to be apart of and the attention to detail was next to none. Everywhere you turned their was gorgeous features and detail! From the “Happy Tears” hankies at the entrance to the ceremony, to the personalised tags hanging from the parasols purchased to shade guests. There was even a vintage garden swing, adorned with a “Just Married” sign, the perfect prop for the bride and grooms photos.
Their ceremony styling was made up of a free standing lace curtain frame which was draped in garlands of babies breath and peach coloured roses. The aisle made up of mis-matched wrought iron chairs each with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers tied to them.
On the lawns were gorgeous wrought iron tables and chairs for guests to sit amongst as they drank, dined and danced under the stars. A special mention has to be made about the dessert bar which was literally to die for! With a hanging chandelier from the tree above it was overflowing with deliciousness! The ladies from Scout and Charm styled the desserts using vintage plate ware and lots of gorgeous blooms! Guests were even given a hand stamped teaspoon with “xoxo” on it as a gift from the bride and groom. We hope you enjoy these amazing pictures captured by the talented Agi from Bush Turkey Photography as much as we did.
Wedding Photography: Agi from Bush Turkey Studios | Wedding Venue: Verandahs in Coorabell, New South Wales, Australia | Officiant: Michelle Shannon | Event Planning + Styling: Scout and Charm | Floral Design: Toogood Flower Studio | Catering: Eat Drink | Desserts: The Cake That Ate Paris + The Little Cupcake and Cookie Shop | Lighting + Sound Design: Pip from Byron Audio | Prop Hire: Scout and Charm | Wrought Iron Furniture: Epic Empire | Vintage Crockery: Fancy Tea | Vintage Dance Floor: Moments in Vintage
Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant Michelle Shannon
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