Sonya & Jamie. A Byron Bay Hinterland Wedding.

Sonya & Jamie. A Byron Bay Hinterland Wedding.

Long before their wedding date rolled around, I knew Sonya and Jamie’s wedding was going to be amazing. Not only are they a beautiful couple, but they choose some of my favourite wedding vendors to pull their day together. And when you know that everything is being left in the hands of talented people you have worked with before, you just know everything is going to go as planned… or perhaps even better than the couple had imagined.

All of the preparations and the ceremony took place at one of the hinterland’s hidden gems. The R&R Ranch is a Colorado resort style home with more than enough room to accommodate everything you need for a wedding. Catering at the ranch was taken care of by the wonderful staff from Harvest Cafe and everything was organised and managed to perfection by Rachael from The Events Lounge. The ceremony was officiated by the region’s grooviest celebrant, Mr Benjamin Carlyle, to the delightful tunes of Josh Boots from North Coast Entertainment.

After the ceremony, Jon and Seb from Byron Wedding Visual and I took to some of the gorgeous surrounding landscape to capture the couple’s images and video. Sonya and Jamie travelled in style upon the Magic Bus and then we were treated to more music, celebrations and incredible food at Harvest Cafe.

Wedding Planner:

The Events Lounge

Ceremony Venue:

R&R Ranch

Reception Venue & Catering:

Harvest Cafe


Benjamin Carlyle


Byron Wedding Visual


North Coast Entertainment


Elyssium Blooms

Hair & Makeup:

Erin Gallienne

Decor & Lighting:


Hampton Event Hire

North Coast Events

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Amy & David. A beautiful Country Wedding.


Some people travel far and wide to find the perfect location for their wedding. Others have it all right in their own backyard (or in this case, their parent’s backyard). Amy’s parents live on a gorgeous property in The Pocket, just north of Byron Bay and their 100 year old dairy shed made the perfect setting for the couple’s special day.

Amy and David are two of the nicest and most welcoming people you could ever wish to meet. Even though I was essentially nothing more than the hired help, all day I was treated as though I was a long time friend and they both went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. I noticed the same consideration was made for everyone present and on a day that is supposed to be all about them, they ensured everyone was having a great time.

At one point I noticed a tattoo on Amy’s foot of the Olympic rings. When I questioned her she responded with, ‘Oh yeah, I was in the 2008 Beijing Olympics’, like it was no big thing. It turns out that not only did she attend, but she and her water polo teammates came home with Bronze medals.

After a magical ceremony on The Pocket property, everyone made their way to Harvest Cafe at Newrybar for Amy and David’s reception. Surrounded by family and friends, great food, impeccable service and quality entertainment, it was the perfect way to cap off a perfect day. Thank you Amy and David for letting me be apart of your amazing day!

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