Tanya and Peter could not have asked for a more perfect day to have their wedding. Moderate temperatures, blue skies, fluffy clouds and gentle breezes made for a very enjoyable afternoon. In fact the entire day was a whole lot of fun. The girls spent the morning at Zig Zag in Yamba, having their hair and makeup done and being pampered by the wonderful staff. The boys had a relaxing morning and started getting ready an hour or so before the ceremony, onsite at Angourie Rainforest Retreat. Peter gave his groomsmen cufflinks that reflected their personalities as well as beautiful handmade timber pens. I even scored a pen of my own (take note future grooms) 🙂
The ceremony took place poolside at the Retreat amongst a hundred of the couple’s closest family and friends. After the ceremony, the bridal party and I headed off to Angourie Point and had a great time making images in this incredible landscape.
After the location shoot, it was back to the Retreat for great food, drinks and festivities that lasted long into the night.
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.
It was a beautiful day on the Gold Coast the day Carissa and Park were married, and the Sheraton Mirage was the perfect venue to host the event. Their ceremony took place in a private clearing surrounded by palm trees, right in the middle of the resort. The couple were joined by an intimate gathering of family and friends who had travelled far and wide to join them on their special day. Most of Park’s family had travelled all the way from Thailand to be a part of the festivities.
The entire day ran like clockwork, largely due to the work of Lee from A Fabulous Event. The reception was held in the Horizons Room where I caught up with an old mate I hadn’t seen for about 15 years… Nik from NikNat Entertainment, who kept everyone kicking up their heels on the dancefloor long after I had hung up my cameras for the evening. The couple also scored a complimentary fireworks show, just as they started their first dance… courtesy of another event at the resort.
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.