When I first met Georgie and Chris, I just knew their wedding day was going to be a whole lot of fun… and it certainly was. I spent the day surrounded by some of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. The bridal party was full of larrikins and lovely ladies and felt more like a day out with friends than a regular ‘ol workday.
Alex Ouston looked after the hair and makeup for the girls and as usual, she and her team did a wonderful job. Alex has spent many years doing makeup for TV networks and it really shows. Her work photographs beautifully. The ever-lovely Michelle Shannon worked her usual magic and delivered a beautifully heartfelt ceremony. After the formalities, the guests were treated to the musical delights of The Paper Flowers, while the bridal party and I headed offsite for photos in a few locations around Byron Bay… travelling in style in a pair of 1964 Kombis supplied by The Vintage Wagon.
The team at The Wedding Shed certainly put their mark on Fig Tree. This venue always looks incredible, but for Georgie & Chris’ wedding, it was a whole new level of amazing. The couple encased their outdoor dining area with a marquee frame, decorated with soft fabrics, gorgeous chandeliers, and beautiful flower arrangements by the uber talented Estelle from The French Petal. This was the first time I have ever seen Fig Tree dressed like this… but I’m sure it won’t be the last.
Many couples choose Byron Bay as the location for their wedding day. With her world-class beaches, relaxed atmosphere and abundance of amazing wedding venues, it’s a pretty easy decision. Steph and Dylan’s reasoning though, is a little more unique than most. You see, both Steph and Dylan’s families both used to holiday in Byron Bay and on one occasion, many years ago, they happened to book cabins right next to one another. There was an instant attraction at first sight and the guys have been virtually inseparable ever since.
The wedding and reception were both held at Byron Bay’s incredibly popular Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms. Master Celebrant Benjamin Carlyle injected his unique style of humour and groovy vibes into the ceremony and the guys from North Coast Entertainment kept everyone partying long into the night. The gorgeous Kombi was supplied by Alex at Coast 58.
Take a great couple, put them in a gorgeous location, surround them with amazing family and friends… and you’re simply bound to have an incredible day. And that’s exactly what Rebecca and Liam’s wedding day was… incredible! The boys were all getting ready at Sunrise House on the Fig Tree property, while the girls were preparing for the big down in the heart of Byron Bay. The ceremony and reception both took place at Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms, and as usual, they did an amazing job. Once the sun had set, the outdoor dining area looked better than I have ever seen it before! As a photographer, one of the things I love most about shooting at Fig Tree is not only all the gorgeous locations on site, but it is also just a few minutes away from a number of other great locations. We shot in several offsite spots and were only gone for an hour or so. The guests were having so much fun I don’t think they even realised we’d gone!
Josh Boots and the guys from NCE entertained the guests with great live acoustic tunes throughout the afternoon and all the latest tunes on the dancefloor all through the night.
Sarah and Jordan were married amongst family and friends at Byron Bay’s popular Fig Tree Restaurant. It was a glorious day in this part of the world and every element of the wedding was thought out and executed to perfection. The gents were all looking very dapper and the ladies very elegant in their beautiful gowns. There were tears aplenty during the ceremony and an abundance of laughter during the rest of the day. This was the coming together of two New Zealand families and so there were touches of Maori tradition throughout the day… including a traditional haka initiated by the bride’s brother.