Some people like to make their wedding day a huge, lavish event with hundreds of friends and family along to share in their celebrations. Others, like Courtney and Jacob, choose a more simplistic path. Courtney and Jacob flew up from Victoria and were joined by their witnesses, their celebrant and myself for a very private ceremony on Little Wategos Beach, Byron Bay. Susie Figgis (www.lifeceremonies.com.au) delivered a beautiful service, complete with sand ceremony, in a manner that suited the couple perfectly. After the ceremony, some brief showers passed by, lasting just long enough to add a little variety to the images of the day, but not long enough to disturb anything else. Courtney, Jacob and I then had a great time exploring the landscape of Australia’s most easterly point… which would also be as close as we could get to Jacob’s hometown of Reno, Nevada without getting wet.
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.