The Figtree team have been shooting weddings in the Byron Bay region for 8 years now, and we feel blessed to have captured so many beautiful wedding stories across this perfect little pocket of Northern NSW.
From intimate coastal venues to secluded hinterland properties, it’s no secret we love photographing weddings around Byron Bay here at Figtree.
Some of our most memorable weddings have taken place in the Byron Bay region – which is why we are super excited to be showcasing again at the 2018 Byron Bay Wedding Fair, alongside a hand-picked selection of talented local vendors and some of the very best venues in the Byron Bay region!
Taking place on Saturday the 30th of June, the Byron Bay Wedding Fair is now in its 7th year, dedicated to helping engaged couples find their dream venue and the perfect team to bring their wedding vision to life.
So with the Byron Bay Wedding Fair now just around the corner, we recently spoke to Zoe and Inga from the BBWF team on what to expect from this years event – along with some tips to help you make the most out of your experience!
If you’re currently looking to tie the knot in the beautiful Byron Bay region, keep reading to learn more about the 2018 Byron Bay Wedding Fair event, and where to find us on the day.
What makes Byron Bay such an ideal wedding location?
“Without a doubt, Byron Bay is home to some of Australia’s most incredible wedding venues. Offering the very best of a rural hinterland or pristine beach setting, finding a dream property to host a destination wedding in Byron Bay has seriously never been easier. The area lends itself to some of the most beautiful and unique venues in the country, offering a huge selection of different venue styles and options to suit any wedding budget.
What’s more is that our unique environment is blessed with warm weather year-round. No need to cross winter off the list, it’s one of the best times to tie the knot, and cheaper too!
Obviously, it’s not just the awe-inspiring venues which attract couples to the region. Byron boasts a buzzing energy like any popular overseas holiday destination. The streets are saturated with talented live musicians, restaurants are spilling out onto the footpaths, and the town is overflowing with art and weekly food markets. The vibe is electric!
Not to mention the amazing beaches, endless activities and world-class day spas you can spend hours of your day enjoying. As one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the country, most wedding guests will appreciate the excuse to take a holiday (without the cost of an overseas trip!).”
What can couples expect from this years Byron Bay Wedding Fair?
“Couples can expect to meet talented wedding vendors and suppliers, from florists to photographers, bridal wear, decor, musicians and so much more. And couples who are on the hunt for their dream wedding venue will have the opportunity to view the region’s most sought-after properties.
There will be beautifully styled wedding spaces, live music to set the scene, delicious food, workshops, chill-out spaces and more.
It’s a wedding fair like no other! The relaxed format of our wedding fairs are renowned for providing the space and inspiration couples need to find not only their wedding venue but the suppliers with the skills and creativity to bring their dreams to life.”
Do you have any tips to help couples make the most out of the Byron Bay Wedding Fair?
“Firstly, to register their attendance on the Byron Bay Wedding Fair website. Couples will be sent a guide on the best way to make the most out of the day, including which vendors will be showcasing where as well as what venues will be open for viewings.
And we highly recommend starting the day early, there’s lots to see!”
You can find our Figtree team members Ally and Leigh at Forget Me Not Weddings – a stunning 100-acre farm nestled in Coopers Shoot, just a few minutes from the picturesque town of Bangalow. Featuring lush natural surroundings, a tranquil lily pond and country-style homestead, we can’t wait to spend some time at this secluded hinterland venue – so be sure to say hello, we’d love to chat!
Make sure you also check out the following Figtree venue faves on the day:
Fig Tree Restaurant: Located in Ewingsdale, this sweet farmhouse-style restaurant offers both ocean and hinterland views with indoor and outdoor reception locations. The venue also features one of the most iconic ceremony spots in Byron Bay with their much-loved ancient fig tree. Definitely one of our faves!
byronviewfarm: Featuring a classic white cottage, wrap-around verandah and stunning natural backdrop, we definitely have a soft spot for byronviewfarm, situated hilltop at McLeods Shoot. Don’t miss the panoramic views and picture perfect outlook from this intimate hinterland location.
The EarthHouse: One of the most unique venues in the Byron Bay region, we love the rustic charm of Earth House in Clunes. Featuring a Mediterranean-style indoor reception space (complete with exposed timber beams and polished concrete floors!), this secluded venue is the perfect blank canvas for creative couples.
You can also view the following Byron Bay venues between 10am – 4pm on Saturday, with some venues reopening on Sunday 1st July between 10am – 2pm:
For a full list of venues, vendors, location details and event timings, head over to the Byron Bay Wedding Fair website to register your attendance for this exclusive once-a-year event.
We hope to see you there, and look forward to being part of your upcoming Byron Bay wedding!
Venue: Summergrove Estate
Celebrant: Michelle Shannon
Florist: Daisy & Co Flowers
Makeup: Andri Malouf
Hair: Sarah Neill
Dress Designer: Keooula Designs
Cake: The Vanilla Rabbit
Band: The Hip Stars Band
Lion Dancing: Mantis Kung Fu
Photo Booth: Pic Perfect Booth
“The ever so lovely Brenden & Kirk were our wedding photographers for the day. They were both professional yet so personable. Brenden & Kirk went above and beyond to get the perfect shot, with Brenden even taking a tumble on location. They took the boys banter in their stride and were great at directing us all. With their direction we’ve ended up with so many amazing shots.” – Elyse + Peter
Tell us a little about your day…
It was the perfect day, the sun was shining and nothing could dampen our spirits. We both felt relaxed and ever so ready to seal the deal. After all, it had been 9 years in the making! Our special day took place at Osteria along with our nearest and dearest. From the loveliest celebrant to the stunning flowers, the endless amount of food, the to-die-for dessert bar and nothing but the classics from our band…it was all that we dreamed of and more!
What was your fave part or moment from your day?
The ceremony – it was the moment where we can take it all in and hearing each other’s personal vows was pretty special. We even had our beautiful fur baby, Poppy, deliver the rings which was definitely a highlight.
Do you have any words of wisdom or tips for future couples?
It’s such a big day and it goes by so quickly. Get lots of rest pre wedding, soak it all in on the day and don’t sweat the small stuff!