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Alle + Eric // Osteria Casuarina Wedding Photography, Tweed Coast Wedding Photographer

Venue: Osteria
Hair + Makeup: The Powder Room
Dress Designer: Jennifer Gifford
Florist: Bridal Bouquets by Vanessa
Hire: Arctic Fox Hire
Celebrant: Gael Millar
Cake: Cakes by Michele

 

Elyse + Jamie // Beach Byron Bay Wedding Photography, Byron Bay Wedding Photographer

Wedding Coordinator: Creative Weddings

Venue: Beach Byron Bay

Dress: Steven Khali

Hair + Makeup: Brush & Blush

Florist: Bower Botanicals
Celebrant: Benjamin Carlyle
Hire: The Wedding Shed
Ceremony Musician: Steven Childs
Reception Band: The White Tree
Lighting + Audio: Byron Audio
Cake: Rebellyous Cake Co
Videographer: Lemon Tree Film House

Tell us a little about your day…

We wanted our wedding day to be relaxed and fun, and it was everything we had hoped for and so much more. We were living in London while planning the wedding and had a lot of guests travelling a long way to attend, so we didn’t want to miss out on all of cocktail hour. We decided to do some First Look photos and we’re so glad we did. We got some quiet moments together and calmed the nerves before the party started, and also snuck in some photos with our pup Oli.

What was your fave part or moment from your day?

We’d planned for a beach ceremony with cocktails and the dance floor outdoors as well. On the morning of the wedding, the weather forecast was 50/50 but we decided to stick with the plan. The rain held out for our first dance under the fig tree and then it started pouring. Half of the guests ran to the backup dance floor inside but the rest stuck it out under the trees in the rain. The most amazing dance battle kicked off between the inside and outside groups, led by Pete and The White Tree Band. After all of the worry about the weather, the rain ended up creating some of the most amazing memories of our wedding day.

Do you have any words of wisdom or tips for future couples?

Remember what’s most important to you as a couple, it’s your day and after all of the time spent planning it really is over before you know it.

We would love to hear about your experience with Figtree Wedding Photography

Alice, you were amazing and we can’t thank you enough for capturing the story of our day. You are such a lovely person, you were so calm and easy to work with and made us feel comfortable from our first phone catch up. We love the memories you have captured of our wedding day!

Lauren + Ben // Silos Estate Berry Wedding Photography, Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer

Venue: Silos Estate, Berry
Planner + Stylist: Windwood Events
Florist: Flowers on the Mill
Bridal Gown: Pronovias
Hair: Jessica Hillard – Willow Hair Spa
Makeup: Tamara Lee Makeup Artist
Hire: Shoalhaven Party Hire + Heart + Timber
Foliage Backdrop: Lavish Cakes
Celebrant: Cathryn Philpott
Cake: Lavish Cakes
Entertainment: XYDJ + Lombardo Entertainment

Tell us a little about your day…

Like they always say something will go wrong, & it did….but we had such a wonderful team of vendors that it was still the single most amazing day of our lives. It was incredibly windy at our venue which none of us in the bridal party knew about because not far from the venue where we were getting ready it was a normal day. It wasn’t until the boys arrived that they became aware of it & Ben gave the ok to move the ceremony location to a more protected area on the property. Of course everyone was a little nervous that I wouldn’t be happy with it when I arrived. We had been trying to plan for possible rain on the day; extreme winds wasn’t something we gave any thought to. I was told of the change just as we were leaving for the venue so I wasn’t walking into it completely shocked. The journey to the venue was longer than expected due an accident that had occurred right at the entrance so tension was a high for everyone by the time the girls arrived. I lost my veil to the winds just as I was to walk down the aisle; I knew then moving the ceremony was undoubtedly the right choice. Although we were all outside in the winds for a few hours we hope it didn’t dampen the day for our guests. We were all very grateful when the time came to enter the reception. We were all spoilt with delicious food & drinks from Silos Restaurant, Ben even decided his wedding was a great night to take up drinking wine. We danced & drank (way too much of course). Ben & I honestly could have stayed all night. Getting to spend a night partying with all your favorite people is almost a once in a lifetime thing, & those memories, some a little blurrier than others, will be cherished forever.

What was your fave part or moment from your day?

I seriously thought I would be one of those people that thinks lets just get the ceremony over & onto the party, but we truly loved the ceremony. We only met with one celebrant, Cath from Coastal Ceremonies but she was the perfect choice for us. We’re so pleased we took the time to write our own vows; they were so special & we still talk about them now, they aren’t just forgotten after they’re said. For me (Lauren) I also loved entering the reception & seeing it set up in all its beauty. I spent so much time….SO MUCH TIME …sourcing, planning & thinking about things that no one would ever notice like table widths, then making sure tablecloths would sit to the desired length and dimmer switches to ensure the perfect amount of light. So when I first saw it with all our wonderful family & friends there it was a bit of a teary moment for me. Although I worked out the design & sourcing of the items it was all brought to life thanks to the fantastic people at Windwood Events, Flowers on the Mill & SP Events. Without them & the restaurant staff it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as beautiful as it was.

Do you have any words of wisdom or tips for future couples?

Write your own vows & practice saying them out loud. You would be surprised how emotional you can get when you actually say it out loud instead in your head. If they don’t already offer this as part of their package, ask your celebrant to look over both of your vows to ensure they’re similar in length & fit together in their style. Our celebrant included this & it certainly put us at ease knowing that Cath would let us know if one person was going to include all humorous vows while the other was being super romantic.

We would love to hear about your experience with Figtree Wedding Photography

I first discovered Figtree on instagram & straight away thought “I must have them”. I loved their light & style in the pictures and even though I wasn’t actively searching for a photographer I knew they were what I wanted. Being that there is a relatively substantial amount of distance between us sense started to kick in when I thought about the possible cost of hiring them. I knew I had to look for other options. I decided I would keep an eye out on insta for similar styles with a local photographer. Every time I thought I found something similar I would be so excited thinking it could be another option until read the caption & saw Figtree were the photographers. This happened on at least 4 occasions when I finally gave in to the travel costs & said “we’re having them”. Upon contacting them I found they had 1 date available in the 2 month period I was looking at, so I found a venue with the same availability & locked them both in. I certainly did not regret it at any point from there on. Our photographers Alice & Alice were both amazing & we’re so thankful they travelled down to Berry to give us the most beautiful wedding pictures that we will treasure forever. It’s not just the pictures though, everyone we dealt with throughout the whole process were super friendly & helpful, we didn’t have any issues at any step of the way.

Susie + Peter // Byron View Farm Wedding Photography, Byron Bay Elopement Photographer

Planning + Coordination: Elope Byron Bay
Venue: Byron View Farm
Hire: The Wedding Shed
Dress: Made With Love Bridal
Makeup: The Luxe Beauty Co
Hair: Byron Hair
Celebrant: Skai Ceremonies
Florist: The French Petal
Cake: The Cake That Ate paris
Lighting: Byron Audio
Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant

Tell us a little about your day…

Our wedding day was just perfect. It was very intimate, so we got to spend time with all of our guests and really enjoy the day. We have always felt a special connection to the Byron Bay Hinterland and Byron View Farm provided the most beautiful setting for us to celebrate with our family and friends. There is such a peaceful and positive atmosphere up there, not to mention the stunning views! We were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather and all of our vendors did such a wonderful job, creating a happy and relaxed vibe on the day! We enjoyed a cosy (and delicious!) dinner on the cottage veranda with our guests and it couldn’t have been a better end to our special day.

What was your fave part or moment from your day?

To be honest, the whole day was like a dream but if I had to choose one part, it would be walking down the aisle towards Pete and saying our vows. It was such a heartfelt ceremony and is a memory we will always treasure.

Do you have any words of wisdom or tips for future couples?

I would say to go with a venue that you really connect with and has a wet weather option. Even though we were blessed with beautiful weather, it took a lot of stress away knowing that even if it rained, everything would still run perfectly. I would also recommend having an on the day coordinator. I can not thank our coordinator, Carmen, enough for making sure that everything ran smoothly and for just being such a lovely person to work with!

We would love to hear about your experience with Figtree Wedding Photography

Figtree Wedding Photography were absolutely wonderful! Dan was our photographer on the day and he was so easy to work with, making everyone feel relaxed. He really went above and beyond to get all the shots that we wanted and was very patient with our ‘fur babies’ who weren’t that keen on sitting still for photos. We also received our ‘sneak peek’ photos really quickly, so it was great to be able to share a few with our family and friends soon after the wedding.