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Vineyard Wedding in Yallingup

Throwing your reception at Widow’s Estate Winery in Yallingup is one sure way to guarantee you’ll have an unforgettable, not to mention stunning, event. And, teaming with LiFe Photography? Now that’s a killer combination we can get used to. Head on over to the gallery to see why we’re swooning.

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From The Bride…Deciding on the kind of wedding one wants is not an easy feat. We had been to many weddings in the past, and had a better sense of what we didn’t want, rather than what we wanted. Over the course of 18months our wedding started to take shape. We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding under the stars strings of lights. We knew we didn’t want people to be stuck at the same table all night, instead preferring people the option to stand and mingle. We knew we didn’t want the traditional dressed bridal table, instead wanting something much more informal, such as couches. We wanted good music- and we wanted lots of dancing. We also didn’t want the formalities of speeches to drag for most of the night, instead opting for all speeches, cake cutting and first dance to be completed by early in the night, to allow guests as well as the bridal party a chance to relax.

We spent weeks searching for the perfect venue which would allow our wedding vision to take shape. When we stumbled upon Window’s Estate Yallingup, we knew we had found the perfect venue. Although not a overly lavish venue, it just felt right. In an area such as the Margaret River Wine Region, it is difficult to escape the larger vineyards where you are simply just another number. Window’s Estate is a small, family run vineyard. With my husband and his family being apple growers, the concept of a small, family run vineyard was perfect. They were great to deal with and allowed us so much freedom to do whatever our hearts desired. After deciding on a reception venue, we needed to select an appropriate place for our ceremony. With our families preferring a church service, we decided on the beautiful rammed earth St Thomas More Catholic Church in Margaret River.

Before searching for my dress, I really had no idea what I was looking for. The dress I eventually chose turned out to be the second dress I tried on. It was simple, timeless and perfect. The couture gown was made exclusively by Pallas Couture in Perth. They are amazing!

The bouquets, button holes and reception flowers were beautifully created by Kat at Poppy + Rose. They feature pale pink and white blooms, including peonies, white hydrangea and David Austin Roses. The church flowers were beautiful and crafted by my Aunt Margaret – as a gift to us.

We walked down the aisle to January Wedding by the Avett Brothers and signed our wedding certificate and left the church to Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding.

Photographs were taken by Maz Pederson of Life Photography at the absolutely beautiful Boranup forest, surrounded by tall karri Tree’s as well as in the vines and paddocks at Window’s Estate.

Guests danced the night away to a range of hits from both the past and present. A fantastic night was had by all!

Photography: LiFe Photography | Floral Design: Poppy + Rose | Wedding Dress: Pallas Couture | Cake: Bake The Cake | Invitations: Nevertheless Designs | Ceremony Venue: St Thomas More Catholic Church Margaret River | Reception Venue: Window's Estate Winery Yallingup | Catering: Cilantro Catering | DJ: DJ Damo | Bride's Jewelry : Samantha Wills | Bridesmaid Dress: Forherandforhim | Bridesmaid Dress: Jigsaw | Bridesmaid Dress: Ted Baker | Bridesmaid Jewlery : Peter Lang | Groom's Suit : Parker And Co | Guest Transportion: The Chauffeur Bus | Hair : I Do Hair | Transportation: Twilight Limousines

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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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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

Country Garden Wedding in Byron Bay

Nothing quite beats the charm and romantic feel of a garden wedding. There’s just something about saying “I Do” amongst the beauty of nature, you know? This wedding day is set against the greenery of Byron Bay with lawn games a plenty and a wedding that mirrors a really gorgeous dinner party but kicked up a few stunning notches by The French Petal. Sift through image after pretty image by Guy Evans Photography in the full gallery.

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Fall
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Garden

From the Bride… While we didn’t have a set theme for the day it was important to us to capture a mood that was rustic and simple but also fitted with the country garden setting. The colours were fresh and garden-like to match this with a heavy focus on white with soft pinks, purples, apricots and a dark plum to bring it all together. We wanted it to feel simple and natural as the venue and Byron Bay are so beautiful in their own right, it was about fitting into the atmosphere of the area and letting the fun happen. Adding to a beautiful day were the incredible staff at Fig Tree who were so kind, friendly and accommodating.

The wedding day featured unique details including:
– A Floral chandelier hanging above the head table
– Post and pre-ceremony pool-side cocktail party featuring record player and vinyl that guests could select themselves
– Lawn games including; Crochet and lawn bowls for after the ceremony
– A local violin/guitar duet which provided music for the ceremony
– A midnight sparkler send-off at the end of the reception
– The most beautiful three tier chocolate mud, lemon and coconut wedding cake elegantly decorated with roses

Photography: Guy Evans Photography | Floral Design: The French Petal | Dress: Rose & Delilah By Jessica Fontaine | Cake: Let Them Eat Cake | Hair & Makeup: Ava Belle | Groom's Attire: Country Road | Celebrant: Michelle Shannon | Bride's Rings: Maytal Hannah | Bridesmaids Dress: Tome | Bridesmaids' Dress: Asos | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms | Groom's Ring: Blue Nile | Music: Byron Strings | Transport: Ballina Byron Mini Bus Hire | Venue & Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms

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