Stephanie & Christopher are all set to be married at the Moller Pavillion in the Bangalow Showgrounds later this year. Recently, we spent a gorgeous autumn afternoon strolling around the showgrounds and other Bangalow locations, capturing images of the happy couple. As sunset drew close, we headed up to one of my favourite places to shoot, The Point overlooking Byron Bay. It was a beautiful afternoon and a truly lovely way to spend the afternoon. Now I just can’t wait for Steph & Chris’ big day!
What an incredible day! Lorna & Nathan’s wedding was the most emotionally filled day I have experienced in a very long time. The day was filled with joy and laughter as the couple prepared for the big day surrounded by their closest friends and family. There were no signs of panic or stress anywhere and the entire day just seemed to unfold casually and calmly. Everyone was ready long before deadline, with Lorna being fully dressed and ready to go about 90 minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to start. I think the couple were both so eager they simply wanted to become husband and wife as soon as they possibly could.
After the ceremony at St. Kevins, the bridal party and I strolled around Bangalow, stopping traffic and shooting at some of Bangalow’s popular sights. We all had a great time at Heath’s Old Wares and I can’t thank the owners enough for their warm reception and assistance during the shoot. They were incredible (if you are in Bangalow, make sure you pop into Heath’s).
The reception was held in Bangalow’s A & I Hall and the emotions continued to flow. The groom’s speech had everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) in the hall in tears. It was absolutely beautiful! Once everyone had dried their tears, the reception carried on with plenty of good food, great music and some stunning traditional Pacific Island dancing and customs.
I spent a beautiful afternoon with Melissa & James recently at Bangalow’s newest wedding venue Forget Me Not Weddings. This venue is a hidden little oasis with gorgeous grounds, a great pond with rustic jetty and set amongst the rolling hills and countryside that make this part of the world so popular with wedding couples.
Melissa & James are to be married at the end of the month at the equally spectacular Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms, overlooking beautiful Byron Bay. If you are planning a wedding and happen to be in the area next weekend (June 20/21), pop into Fig Tree to see myself and many other wedding vendors at this year’s Byron Bay Wedding Fair. I’d love to discuss your wedding with you, so come along. I’ll be there all weekend.
Earlier this week Lorna, Nathan and I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours between rain showers to shoot their engagement session in and around Bangalow. The 4th of July is a big day for celebrations for our North American friends, but this year it will be an even bigger day for Lorna and Nathan. The couple are to be married at St Kevins Catholic Church in Bangalow and then celebrate the event with a reception at Bangalow’s famous (and freshly painted) A&I Hall.
Sarah and Justin are somewhere in the world having a great time. Just where I’m not sure, and Sarah didn’t know on their wedding day either. You see Justin had planned a surprise honeymoon, and knowing just how extensively they have both travelled, I’m sure the location is somewhere absolutely awesome!
Sarah & Justin are both amazing people and they couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day. Everything ran smoothly all day and the weather was simply perfect. They were married at Fig Tree Restaurant and held their reception under the stars in the same location. Many of the guests had travelled from Sarah’s homeland of Canada and got to spend a full week experiencing everything this area has to offer.
Wherever you guys are I hope you are having an incredible time, and I look forward to catching up when you return. For now, here’s a little reminder of your special day…