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Kristina + Vince // The Orchard Estate Wedding Photography, Byron Bay Wedding Photographer

“Figtree Wedding Photography beautifully captured our day. They felt like part of the wedding. Were never intrusive and always helping us have fun and enjoy the moment. It is beyond special having these images to share with loved ones and keep as a momento of our special day.” – Kristina + Vince

Tell us a little about your day…
Our day was filled with Love, laughter… and lots of tears. Even with 125 guests it felt like a intimate affair. Set in Byron Bay Hinterland (a favourite holiday destination of ours) we were graced with perfect weather which made eating, drinking and dancing from 1pm through till 9pm all that more enjoyable. We were overwhelmed by the love we felt on the day, our family and friends truly made our wedding so special. A day we will never forget!

What was your fave part or moment from your day?
Seeing my husband, tears in his eyes, under the most beautiful tree as I walked down the aisle hand in hand with my first true love, my dad.

Do you have any words of wisdom or tips for future couples?
Stop to appreciate every moment. Try to get around to your guests as a couple during entree so you can relax the rest of the evening.

Venue: The Orchard Estate
Coordinator: Frank & Joy
Styling: Frank & Joy + Harvest Newrybar
Florist: The French Petal
Bridal Gown: Darb
Hair: Aleesha Darke Hairstylist
Makeup: Lilly Rathie Makeup Artistry
Hire: Frank & Joy + Byron Bay Wedding Party Hire
Catering: Harvest Newrybar
Celebrant: Henry Trotter + Eugenie Cowen
Cake: Byron Bay Cake Boutique
Entertainment: Lisa Hunt’s Forever Soul
Videographer: Byron Wedding Visual

Ashlee + Jesse // Spicers Hidden Vale Wedding Photography, Brisbane Barn Wedding Photography

“I am just dropping you this email to let you know how happy we are with our stunning pictures from our big day last month!

Dan arrived to us girls with a smile on his face and ready to go – his vibe as soon as he entered the room was awesome! He set straight to work photographing my shoes, jewellery, dress etc. while we fnished having our hair and makeup done. When it came time to have our photos taken, he immediately made us feel relaxed and comfortable. Dan’s absolute professionalism, teamed with his laid back and highly entertaining personality made him the most perfect photographer I could have asked for.

Jesse let me know that Emily really blended in while the boys were getting ready – the candid shots that we have received of them getting ready are simply beautiful! The boys said they had so much fun having their pictures taken and that Emily was super bubbly and fun!

We did not even notice the two of them during the ceremony, but my goodness! According to our photos… they were everywhere! What skills to be able to manoeuvre the crowd and get the shots that they did, without even being seen!

Our ‘on location’ group photos were extremely entertaining, the two really knew how to work with the bridal party to ensure we had the best pictures, all while maintaining their professionalism. The photos of us in the paddock with the sunset are just stunning and quite easily my favourite of the day…

I cannot tell you how happy I was to see our pictures come through on email last week… I sat at my computer and cried for around an hour flicking through them all. Every single one of our guests were captured, and the quality of the photos are just spot on, words just cannot describe! So many of our guests also came up to us to let us know how great our photographers were and how Dan and Emily were capturing every single moment of the day. They worked so well with each other – what a team.

Thank you for capturing these beautiful memories for us that will last a lifetime. Thank you for making us feel so special, like we were the only bride and groom in the world. We will be highly recommending Dan, Emily and Figtree Pictures to all our friends/family who require a photography team.

Once again, thank you so very much!”

– Ashlee and Jesse Potts

Wedding Venue: Spicers Hidden Vale
Celebrant: Robyn Mullins
Florist: The Little Flower Market
Brides Hair & Makeup: Harpier Hair Beauty Fashion
Bridemaids Hair & Makeup: Sarah Harrington Hair and Makeup
Dress Designer: Wtoo Watters
Jewellery: Samantha Wills
Suits: YD
Entertainment: Reece Freeman – McGee Entertainment

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.