Stephanie & Christopher. A Bangalow Wedding.

Stephanie & Christopher. A Bangalow Wedding.

What an incredible day it was for Stephanie & Christopher’s wedding! Fun, relaxed, emotional… it was everything you would want your wedding day to be.

My day started with the boys’ preparation in Ballina at the Groom’s parents house… and conveniently also at their personal hairstylist who lives right nextdoor! The girls were all getting ready at the couple’s home in Cumbalum, before being whisked away to Bangalow by Forever Kombis.

I can honestly say that I have never seen The Moller Pavilion at Bangalow Showgrounds look as good as it did for Steph & Chris’ wedding. The couple did an incredible job with their rustic styling and The Alstonville Florist really outdid themselves with dressing the arbor and all the other floral delights.

As everyone gathered under the big ol’ fig tree, we could see the Kombi with the bridesmaids arrive at the entrance… but then it stood still… for much longer than Chris anticipated. Was it cold feet? A breakdown? Change of heart?? Thankfully not, somehow the gate that had just been unlocked minutes before had been locked again. Once everyone realised what the issue was, one of the groomsmen ran down to meet the Kombi with a key. At the same time, a couple of cheeky cows had decided to make their way through another gate to see what everyone was congregating under the tree for. Another groomsmen was tasked with herding the cattle back, and after a short while, everything was back on track.

The rest of the day ran like clockwork. Michelle Shannon delivered a beautifully heartfelt service (as she always does). The bridal party and I shot around the showgrounds and the main street of Bangalow before heading back to the Moller pavilion where the party really started.

Celebrant:

Michelle Shannon

Ceremony & Reception Venue:

The Moller Pavilion, Bangalow Showgrounds

Catering:

Crusta Pizza

Music:

Dan Clark

Florist:

Alstonville Florist

Cake:

Rebellyous Cakes

Rings:

Paradise Jewellers

Steph’s Hair:

Hair Fetish

Make Up:

Beauty Destination Amy Watson

Transport:

Forever Kombis

Dress:

Made with Love

Therese & Angelo. An Elements @ Byron Bay Wedding.

Therese & Angelo. An Elements @ Byron Bay Wedding.

Each year Therese and Angelo take a break from city life and head to Kingscliff to holiday with their two beautiful girls. This year, unbeknownst to all their family and friends, before heading to Kingscliff, they took a short stay at Elements of Byron and tied the knot.

The couple both come from Italian heritage and have already been together for 17 years… so it should come as no surprise that their wedding wasn’t going to be a traditional affair. The ceremony took place by the duck pond on the grounds of Elements, to the dulcet tones of Rhydian Lewis and was officiated by Therese’s life-long friend, Melissa Fahey.

After the ceremony, we strolled around the grounds of Elements and Belongil Beach, capturing memories as the sun set on what was a gorgeous day.

Back at Elements, the party was treated to an incredible meal, fantastic service and more wonderful music by Rhydian.

 

 

Ceremony Venue:

Elements of Byron

Reception Venue & Catering:

Elements of Byron

Celebrant:

Melissa Fahey

Music:

Rhydian Lewis

Kerrie & Owen. A Tucki Tucki Wedding.

Kerrie & Owen. A Tucki Tucki Wedding.

What an absolutely stunning day it was for Kerrie and Owen’s wedding last Saturday. Blue skies and uninterrupted views that stretched as far as the eye could see. The couple chose to hold their wedding on family property across the road from where they live at Tucki Tucki. Owen had spent many, many hours over the previous months clearing the land of boulders and lantarna, and the result was one of the nicest outdoor wedding locations anywhere around Lismore.

Kerrie and Owen were joined by their closest friends and family (and some of their favourite heifers) for a beautifully heartfelt ceremony officiated by Dot Orchard.

Once the formalities were out of the way, we spent the afternoon shooting in the gorgeous late afternoon light and then we all made our way to the Ballina RSL Club where the festivities continued long into the night.

Reception Venue & Catering:

Ballina RSL

Celebrant:

Dot Orchard

Florist:

Alstonville Florist

Cake:

Sweet Obsessions

Hair:

Wedding Hair by Leah

Make-Up:

Lisa Williams

Transport:

Beef + Beach Stretch Hummer

Katrina & Craig. A Belongil Wedding.

Katrina & Craig. A Belongil Wedding.

What an incredible day it was for Kate and Craig’s wedding. Craig is a fellow photographer who is kicking all sorts of goals in the photography world at the moment, so it was a huge honour to be entrusted with shooting his wedding.

Kate and Craig met at a Movember charity event a few years back and since then the romance has just gone from strength to strength and last year the guys welcomed their son Leo into the world. Little Leo stole the show at various moments throughout the day, and just like his dad, has an automatic smile cover his face as soon as a camera is pointed towards it.

The couple chose to have an intimate gathering in the parkland behind the dunes at Belongil Beach, officiated by the lovely Kirsty Laing. It was a gorgeous afternoon, and once all the formalities were out of the way, we popped over to The Pass for a quick sunset photo session. Special thanks to another superstar photographer, Benjamin Lynch, for helping capture the ceremony and location shoot.

The reception was held at the Belongil Bistro, where everyone was treated to incredible food, wonderful service and great music by Matt Walker.

Celebrant:

Kirsty Laing

Kate’s Hair:

Byron Bay Wedding Hair Co

Kate’s MakeUp:

Makeup Maree

Craig’s Hair:

Mullet Hair

Ceremony Styling:

Frank & Joy

Reception Venue & Catering:

The Belongil

Music:

Matt Walker

Florist:

Alstonville Florist

Second Shooter (and all-round legend):

Benjamin Lynch

Kimberley & Shane. An Elements of Byron Wedding.

Kimberley & Shane. An Elements of Byron Wedding.

Last weekend was truly an emotional weekend for weddings in the Northern Rivers region. The area was hit with the worst flooding in almost 50 years and many couple’s weddings were affected. Roads were cut in all directions which meant wedding guests and suppliers simply weren’t able to reach their destination.

For Kimberley and Shane, several of their guests were trapped north of Byron Bay and the disappointment was obvious. Tears were flowing, stress levels were high, but then at the last minute, while Shane was patiently waiting for his bride-to-be, a group of guests came sprinting across the fields and made it to the ceremony literally seconds before Kim arrived.

Luck it seemed was definitely on Kim and Shane’s side. The clouds parted and the couple were married under the first patch of blue sky I had seen for what seemed like weeks.

This set the tone for the rest of the day. Kim and Shane exchanged vows, with their gorgeous daughter Luella in their arms, at Elements of Byron’s beautiful Heart of the Bay in front of their closest family and friends, to the acoustic tunes of Luke & Sebastian.

The reception was held back at the resort, where everyone enjoyed themselves long into the evening.

 

Wedding Planner:

Elements of Byron

Ceremony Venue:

Elements of Byron

Reception Venue & Catering:

Elements of Byron

Celebrant:

Heidi Robertson

Wedding Dress:

Theia

Wedding Cake:

Byron Bay Cake Boutique

Music:

Luke & Sebastian

Florist:

The French Petal

Decor & Lighting:

Hampton Event Hire

North Coast Events

Claire & Christian. A Fingal Head Wedding.

Claire & Christian. A Fingal Head Wedding.

Claire and Christian became husband and wife under a rustic arbor and blue skies, overlooking the golden sands of Fingal Head Beach. It was a gorgeous day full of laughter… in fact, I don’t know if the couple realise just how much they laughed throughout the day, which, in my opinion, is the only way to start a life together.

The day started with the boys taking in an early surf before heading back to Peppers Bale Apartments to prepare for the big event. The girls spent a lazy morning in hair and makeup and then readied themselves at a private residence in Kingscliff.

After the ceremony, the bridal party and I wandered up to the point overlooking Cook Island for some location shots where the laughter (and bubbles) continued to flow. Finally, it was onto Babalou at the Kingscliff Beach Hotel for a wonderful reception with incredible food, drinks and live music.

Ceremony Venue:

Fingal Head

Reception Venue & Catering:

Babalou Weddings and Events

Celebrant:

James McLauchlan

Videography:

Steffen Schreiber

Music:

Sherridan Leigh

Florist:

Irene and Eddie Brockwell

Cake:

Creative Cakes by Lisa

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