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Byron Beach Cafe Wedding

With temperatures hovering just around freezing and snowflakes threatening to fall at any minute (yes, even in Las Vegas), this gorgeous Byron Bay affair is a welcome addition to my Tuesday evening.  Because not only is it chock-full of sun-filled (+ beautiful) images captured by Nick Evans, it’s one of those joyous occasions you just can’t get enough of.  Think smiling faces and hugs for everyone.  Don’t waste another minute and get your pretty on right here.


From Nick Evans Photography… Bridget and Adam chose Byron as the base for their wedding – a location close to their hearts, one where Bridget had spent many a family holiday growing up. Byron Bay is one of those places that always seems to turn on some magic. The stunning scenery, a calm peaceful oceanside setting and some amazing weather all combine into something special.

A morning ceremony (11am) at the stunning Fig Tree at Byron located on top of a hill overlooking Byron Bay with views to the lighthouse, was followed by a lunch time reception at the Byron Beach Cafe with 60 of their closest family and friends. After some heartfelt speeches we took a quick stroll down to the beach to catch some photos with an amazing sunset.

From the Bride… We got engaged in September 2012 and had been planning on getting married in May 2014. In February this year, we just decided that that was too far away and we really wanted to get married sooner. May is one of the most beautiful months in Byron Bay, so we thought why not get married this May, which was in 3 months’ time. We chose the 17th as we wanted a Friday wedding and a Friday wedding meant that we could enjoy the whole weekend with our family and friends.

My parents have a holiday home in Byron Bay that we always holiday at and it is a very special place for us. We wanted to have a destination wedding with lots of events planned over the weekend where both of our families could really get to know each other and Byron Bay was the perfect spot.

We had a morning Ceremony at The Fig Tree Restaurant in Ewingsdale NSW followed by a lunch at The Byron Beach Café and then we had an after party at my parent’s holiday home in Lawson Street, Byron Bay.

I wanted an all-white wedding with a touch of Navy! I love an elegant and simple style and wanted to have simplistic decorations to heighten the appeal of our surroundings.  The weather was incredible, we could not have asked for a more beautiful day. We had an outdoor wedding so it was a bit of a risk with the horrible weather that we had been having recently but we truly were blessed that day.

Photographer: Nick Evans Photography | Videographer: Mirrow Films | Florist: Flowers On The Run (Byron Bay) | Cake: Cakes A Louisa | Ceremony Location: The Fig Tree Restaurant | Reception Venue: The Byron Beach Cafe | Brides Shoes: Nine West | Wedding Bands: Engagement Rings Direct | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alexis Dawn | Makeup: Lily Fontana | Hair: Alex Ouston | Bonbonieres: Byron Bay Coffee Company | Brides Dress: Karen Willis Holmes | Bridesmaids Necklaces: Mimco | Groom & Groomsmen's Attire: Institchu | Music: Josh Boots

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Byron Bay Inspiration Shoot from white+white weddings and events

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.

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 | Florals: Stem Design | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Catering: Your Gourmet | Make Up: Alex Ouston | Hair: Julie Corbett Hair | Entertainment: Miss Renee Simone | Grooms Attire: Wil Valor | Wedding Venue: Coorabella | Bridal Wear: The Babushka Ballerina | Bridal Wear: George Wu | Decor: Little Gray Station | Decor: Magnolia Interiors | Film: Wedding Films by Samantha Fletcher | Model: Division Model Management | Styling and Coordination: white+white weddings and events

Byron Bay Wedding Inspiration from Life in Bloom Photography + Sunshine & Confetti

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 & ConfettiGrace 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.


From Sunshine & ConfettiWe 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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Byron Bay Wedding from Scout and Charm + Bush Turkey Studios

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.


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

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Byron Bay Wedding at Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms from Jess Marks

Twine and burlap – two seriously sweet (+ uber-gorgeous) touches that have the power to make any wedding sing.  Case in point?  This beyond breathtaking Byron Bay affair, which is not only boasting some of the loveliest twine and burlap-infused details you will ever lay your eyes upon (here’s looking at you, darling centerpieces), but a downright stunning location and a rustic meets whimsical vibe that is all sorts of amazing.  The ever-fabulous Jess Marks snapped up all every magical moment and it’s making for a full gallery of pretty.  Join me there for more.

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From Jess MarksLauren and Matt had a gorgeous wedding in one of our favorite places — the Byron Bay Hinterland, Australia. Fig Tree Restaurant played host for the day with the bride and groom both getting ready in the guest houses, the ceremony next to the amazing fig tree looking over Byron Bay, and then the reception was of course held in Fig Tree Restaurant itself. There were lots of lovely touches, from the natural arbor for them to get married under to canapes by the pool for the guests while the bride and groom were doing photos. The reception was beautifully decorated with flowers and lots of earthy touches. 

Lauren and Matt couldn’t speak highly enough of the venue, saying, “Amazing venue in a beautiful location. High-quality, restaurant-style food with a huge range of menu options to choose from. The staff were AMAZING and took care of all the little things. They went above and beyond to ensure everyone was looked after and happy. Nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant was BYO, which was a major advantage! Cocktails by the pool and lawn games topped it off too.”

Add in Lauren’s absolutely amazing dress and a special “horn” performance by her dad and brother, and it really was a beautiful day.

Wedding Photography: Jess Marks / Wedding Venue: Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms in Ewingsdale, New South Wales / Floral Design: Flowers on the Run / Officiant: Michelle Shannon / Wedding Cake: Welsh Lady / Wedding Dress: Brides of Armadale / Makeup: Julie Corbet

Byron Bay Sunrise Wedding from Kellee Walsh

Romance.  We love it.  And when it comes in the form of a spectacular Byron Bay affair like this stunner of a wedding captured by Kellee Walsh?  Well, we love it even more.  Because this is the kind of day that is seriously brimming with pretty, pretty inspiration, one heartwarming moment after another and all of the L.O.V.E. you could ask for.  And the breathtaking sunrise ceremony?  All caps ROMANCE and then some.  Click here for even more.

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From the Bride… Our day was about celebrating our love for each other and connecting our families. The decision to have a very small and intimate wedding was not an easy one to make, but we were drawn to the idea of bringing our close families who live on the opposite sides of Australia together as one over a number of days. Beyond all of the details, it was the people, setting and the time of day that created the magic. For Brett and me, the beach is a sacred place — it is where we met, and it is where our happiest memories have been created. Watego’s Beach is nothing less than breathtaking in its beauty. Add to that the peaceful energy of a new day and our dream wedding was already made.

Our officiant, Jacqui Patterson, was stunning in her support and responsiveness. She made it all so easy to bring together a ceremony that was uniquely “us” and has that special gift of making everyone around her feel at ease. Of course, one of the potential pressure points with a sunrise wedding is the time taken before to get ready. Jacqui, our florist Robyn Hulme and hairdresser Billie Harvey brought a professional calm and ensured that all the essential pre-wedding elements came together seamlessly. My beautiful sisters and bridesmaids Carly and Felicity also took the pressure off from our 3 a.m. wake-up; Felicity with her meticulous make-up artistry and Carly with her laughter, attentiveness and cups of tea!

One of the best parts about having a sunrise wedding is that you get to have a breakfast reception. Our chef, Kate from Citrus Deli, provided a delectable spread of fresh pastries, eggs hollandaise, pancetta, mushrooms and asparagus. My mum, Anwen, created a bircher muesli to die for, and Brett’s mum Jennie made our orange and almond wedding cake that was perfect for morning. All this was brought together by lots of coffee, champagne, laughs and love-filled speeches. Another bonus is that after a sunrise wedding the day goes on forever. Afternoon naps were essential and served to put us back in the mood for more partying and feasting. Our dinner reception was held at a favorite restaurant, Harvest in Newrybar.

We have already relived our day numerous times through the exquisite photography of Kellee Walsh. Kellee captured not only the physical elements but also those less tangible components of emotion, mood and energy. She was our ideal photographer – capturing all this in her warm, smiling, unobtrusive way. In short, we had our dream wedding. Everything that we hoped for came together, and the culmination of those elements provided an experience that surpassed what we thought was possible. To me, as a bride, it proved that planning and attention to the details that count (for you) does give you the best chance of having your dream wedding, but ultimately that the magic is realized in the simplest of things — the look in your man’s eyes as you walk towards him, saying your own vows, a beautiful sunrise and having your family around you.

Wedding Photography: Kellee Walsh / Ceremony + Breakfast: Watego’s Beach at Oscars in Byron Bay, New South Wales / Dinner Reception: Harvest in Newrybar, New South Wales / Floral Design: Byron InBloom / Officiant: Jacqui Patterson of The Champagne Celebrant / Catering: Citrus Deli / Museli: DIY by Mother of the Bride / Wedding Cake: DIY by the Mother of the Groom / Wedding Dress: Johanna Johnson / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair: Kayo Makeup and Hair Design / Makeup: DIY by Felicity, A Bridesmaid / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Phyllis Boho / Groom’s Attire: Joseph Anthony Bespoke

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