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Sarah + Daniel // Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms Wedding Photography, Byron Bay Wedding Photographer

Tell us a little about your day…
We were so lucky to wake up to the most perfect weather after a few days of rain! The dreamy sunrise set the mood for a magical day. It was really special having my beautiful friends, mum and nanna getting ready with me. I was even lucky enough to have my auntie do my hair! Time flew and before we knew it the girls helped me into my dress ready for our first look.

Figtree helped us feel all of the emotions before capturing our first glimpse at each other. It was magical having this time to ourselves to take it all in and embrace the moment. I’ve never seen my dad so emotional, I am so grateful we had time together with a sneaky tequila shot before walking down the aisle. Daniel and I couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces, there was lots of laughter and a few tears before we walked back down the aisle as Mr & Mrs through a shower of rose petals.

Cocktail hour began and it was time to celebrate with our bridal party. Figtree helped us feel relaxed and captured the most spectacular photos of us with our best friends in the stunning Byron Bay hinterlands. Our dads shared some beautiful words before we enjoyed a champagne tower and more delicious canapés.

Next up it was time to move inside to our reception to hear more heartfelt words from our bridal party. Fig Tree Restaurant put on the most delicious feast! Daniel and I shared our first dance under the grapevines before moving the party inside with many espresso martinis, delicious cheese platters & desert! Everyone joined us on the dance floor for a few hours before the Magic Bus helped us continue the party down to the Bolt Hole!

BEST DAY EVER! It was pretty amazing having everyone travel interstate to be there just for us. Destination weddings are the best! Emotions are high and everyone is on another level.

If we could do it all again, we’d tell ourselves…
If we could offer any advice to future couples it would be… embrace every moment and don’t sweat the small stuff! All of your planning will work out and come together better than you envisioned. Book Figtree, they are amazing!

We would love to hear about your experience with Figtree Wedding Photography
We are so grateful for team Figtree! They created a friendly atmosphere allowing us to joke around and feel comfortable in front of the camera. We barely noticed they were there! They are extremely talented photographers and know what works best. Figtree were a pleasure to work with, everyone was so kind and helpful throughout the whole process. We would highly recommended Figtree Wedding Photography for any future couples!

Venue: Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms
Wedding Planner: Byron Bay Weddings
Celebrant: Ben Carlyle
Florist: Wilderness Flowers
Hair Stylist: Kerry Hill – Bride + Hair by Ron – Bridal Party
Makeup Artist: The Luxe Beauty Co.
Wedding Dress: Rue De Seine
Earrings: Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaid Dresses: Spell, Thurley + Pasduchas
Hire Furniture + Decor: The Wedding Shed
Hire Lighting: Byron Audio
Entertainment: René Le Feuvre – Acoustic
Videographer: Castle & Crown
Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant
Transport: Byron Bay Magic Bus

Mandy + Mark // Ancora Wedding Photography, Gold Coast Wedding Photographer

Tell us a little about your day…
SENSATIONAL! There is no other way to explain the day. We had it all: sunshine, rain, laughter and tears but most of all we made the most sincere and exciting promise of our lives surrounded by those we love most.

If we could do it all again, we’d tell ourselves…
Enjoy the entire process of organising/planning as the day itself is finished in the blink of an eye.

If we could offer any advice to future couples it would be…
Enjoy every moment, the day goes by so quickly be present in every moment and try and soak up every little detail as it is all over too soon.

We would love to hear about your experience with Figtree Wedding Photography
Figtree were sensational, from the moment they arrived they were happy, fun, and comfortable with us fitting into our day seamlessly whilst still managing to capturing every moment. Could not have asked for a better team.

Ceremony Location: Lovers Rock Park
Reception Venue: Ancora
Celebrant: Fay Corbett
Florist: Pollen
Hair Stylist: Amy Spry
Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia
Bridesmaid Dresses: Montique
Hire Furniture + Decor: Bliss and Willow
Cake: Sweet Art Creations
Transport: Kombi Frolics

Holly + Scott // Fins Plantation House Wedding Photographer, Tweed Coast Wedding Photography

Venue: Fins at Plantation House
Planner + Stylist: Event Stylist and Co
Celebrant: Clarah Luxford
Florist: Florals and Co
Dress: One Day Bridal
Makeup: Kellee Kernohan + Sheridan Myers
Hair: Brooke Clancy
Cake: Sweet Art Creations
Hire: Hampton Event Hire + The Perfection Project
Lighting: Out of the dark event lighting
Entertainment: The White Tree + Lisa Hunt Band

Georgia + Ben // Hastings Point + Babalou Kingscliff Wedding Photography, Tweed Coast Wedding Photographer

Tell us a little about your day…
We pulled up at the top of Hastings Point NSW. The door flung open and I swear I saw Dad cry for the first time. This is heavily disputed, but mark my words, there were tears. I was SO excited I practically skipped down the aisle. We had 80 guests, all of our favourite people. The ceremony was full of laughs – we wanted to keep it extremely light-hearted and fun. Lisa Laker, our marriage celebrant (who is also a parent at the school Ben and I teach at) was so vibrant and bubbly. She was almost as excited as we were. I couldn’t stop smiling, laughing and jumping up and down throughout the ceremony. After the I do’s, it was time to skip back up the aisle as confetti was thrown everywhere. Wheel and Spoon Gelato had set up their cart just next to the ceremony for everyone to have their selection of our three favourite gelato flavours. After our photos, we jumped in our mini bus to make our way to the reception. Mid-drive, we got a call from our photographer telling us we NEED to make a detour to chase the sunset. I am so glad we did, because the sunset photos are some of our favourites. The journey to the reception was hilarious. After our sunset snaps, we jumped in the mini bus with all of the bridal party and headed to Babalou. We arrived at the reception to find there were no parks for a bus. After more illegal u-turns than we’d like to admit (shoutout to our driver – one of our groomsmen – who also happens to be my brother) we parked in the Woolworths carpark. Not the most glamorous of parking spots. This, coupled by the fact we walked through a service station to get to our reception, just made it all the more fun. We all thought it was hilarious. Traffic stopped to let us cross the road (we’re guessing it was due to the wedding dress). Finally, we’d made it. Now for the entry. We were so pumped. One thing I was unaware of – each of the bridal party couples had choreographed their own entry dance while waiting for Ben and I to finish our photos. We still didn’t know this until we watched back the video footage – hilarious. Our entry was one of our most treasured memories. Hearing everyone go crazy was so much fun. I threw on my bedazzled denim jacket, before turning around to reveal what was on the back – Mrs Maxfield. After we’d finally settled down, food was served. Everyone said ‘you won’t eat anything at your own wedding’. Boy were they wrong. It was all delicious, we ate everything. Next up were the speeches. I know everyone would say that they loved the speeches at their wedding. But these were HYSTERICAL. We were literally in stitches. It’s now been 8 weeks, and we can’t stop watching them. I feel my typing can’t do them justice, so you’re welcome to watch them yourselves. Honestly though, just flick us an email and we’ll send them your way haha! Our first dance was to Adore You by Miley Cyrus. You Tube taught us how to slow dance a few days before. Our wedding cake was served and guests helped themselves to our donut wall – filled with glazed and Nutella Krispy Kremes. It’s a little cliché to say that everyone was on the dancefloor…but EVERYONE was on the dancefloor! It was hands down THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES!!

If we could do it all again, we’d tell ourselves…
CALM DOWN!!! It is going to be AMAZING, so stop stressing!

If we could offer any advice to future couples it would be…
Enjoy every moment. It was seriously the best day EVER and we want to do it all over again! Also, ask friends and family for help! My family were absolute life savers! They continuously offered their assistance and I would happily give them lists of jobs. Make sure your wedding reflects you as a couple – We had brightly coloured statement blooms, happy socks, quirky bowties, big earrings, a gelato cart, a grazing table and Nutella donuts because it is all ‘SO US’ and we are so glad we did.

We would love to hear about your experience with Figtree Wedding Photography
We absolutely hit the jackpot with our photographer Brenden. He was an absolute pro and so much fun to be around. He made the photoshoot one of our favourite parts of the day! We couldn’t stop laughing the entire time. We are OBSESSED with all of our photos and cannot thank him enough!

Ceremony Location: Hastings Point
Reception Venue: Babalou
Celebrant: Lisa Laker
Wedding Coordinator + Stylist: Arctic Fox Styling
Florist: Mrs Gibbons Flowers
Hair Stylist for bridesmaids: Foxs Lane Styling
Makeup Artist: Vivienne Anna Makeup
Wedding Dress: Chosen by One Day Bridal
Bride’s accessories: Ranjana Khan (earrings) Ashlee Lauren (headpiece for reception)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Cooper St
Hire Furniture + Decor: Arctic Fox Styling (arbour, chairs at ceremony), Sketch and co (Wishing well), Etsy: Molossi (Wooden name place cards), EverlandFfavours (confetti)
Invitations: Ink Hearts Paper
Neon Signage: Neon Republic
Gelato: Wheel and Spoon
Entertainment: Gold Coast DJ
Videographer: Roost Film Co
Cake: Sweet Art Creations Cakes

Styled Shoot // Rosewood Estate with Scenic Rim Bride and Berta Bridal

As photographers, sometimes we are gifted with everything coming together – such was the case for Scenic Rim Bride’s styled shoot at Rosewood Estate.

Rosewood had it all – autumnal gardens, old homestead, incredible backdrop, horses, and a sunset/after-glow to die for! All of this helped set the scene for our model Zoe to enter in Berta.

Zoe owned this shoot. We simply placed her in the light, moved around her, watched and played with the light, honed in on the subtle details and got pretty excited about it all!

We’ve worked closely with all the other suppliers involved in this shoot before, so everything fell into place easily and the vibe on location was something we were very fortunate to have. We felt incredibly lucky to be part of this extra special shoot, and are thrilled to be able to bring it all to life through the imagery.

Creative Direction: Scenic Rim Bride
Venue: Rosewood Estate
Film: Castle & Crown
Gowns: Berta Bridal
Model: Zoe Creed from Viviene’s Model Management
Hair & Make up: Lara Quinn
Magnolia Cake: Marina Machado
Custom build ceremony stage: Staging Creations
Event Hire: Avideas
Flowers: New England Flower Co
Magnolia Stationery: Paper and Style Co