Laura and Haydn knew each other back from school. Once they finished school, they crossed paths regularly at after work drinks and house parties.
Slowly, their friendship blossomed into Love.
Laura and Haydn chose the stylish Fig Tree Restaurant for their location. After a roller-coaster ride of a morning, Ben Carlyle, their calm and collected celebrant, kept the spirits high as the rain sprinkled down upon everyone.
Heart felt vows were spoken. There were tears all around. It was all then sealed with one hell of a kiss!. And Laura and Haydn were married. These two were meant to be one.
We saw the sun was about to come out so we drove out to a gorgeous little spot up on a big hill in nearby Coorabell. This was one epic photo session, the mist sitting in the valleys, below an intense golden sunset.
Haydn, you were looking very stylish, in your Tom James royal blue suit, no doubt. It was noticeable that you were barely able to take your eyes off your gorgeous new wife the whole time!
Thank you to you both, for such a great day, for inviting us to come along on your adventure.
Our day then turned into night and everyone enjoyed lots of beautiful food and wine. It continued long into the night, with dancing to tunes, by musician Oscar Richardson.
I would also like to send big thanks to my partners there taking amazing pics with me on the day. To the lovely Kate Holmes, and to my awesome sister Hannah, thank you for your talent and support.
Also, hats off to the team at Byron Bay Weddings for putting on such an amazing event.
There wiil be more to come of this stunning day very soon, but for now, we hope you enjoy these.
The Fig Tree Restaurant is one fabulous Byron Bay venue, if you have an upcoming wedding. There is also a great feature article that we recently wrote on some other top Byron Bay wedding venues HERE. It’s worth a peep, no doubt.
Last weekend Rachel and Alex were married in a very beautiful part of the world, up in Villa Vivanté, a stunning spot all the way up on the top of the Coffs Harbour hilltops.
Along side them were their two beautiful little girls, gum-nut babies!
Rachel and Alex chose a first look up at the Villa. Alex was in shock as his stunning bride Rachel walked down the stairs to him.
We were able to sneak away down to the beach for a couple of pics, just the two of them in their lovely space, with each other.
We then headed back up to the Villa for the very emotional ceremony, touching and charismatic words by Alison Bartlett.
…and then of course, a huge party that went all night long.
Thank you, Rachel and Alex, for the privilege of being able to be a part of your epic day in paradise.
More of the whole wedding, and some of the best Coffs Harbour wedding photography I have seen, will be coming your way very soon, but for now a no doubt eagerly awaited few pics of the day.
Also big thanks to Lauren from North Coast Luxury Weddings for putting on such an amazing day, the attention to detail you have is astounding.
Villa Vivanté is one epic wedding venue that’s for sure, but there is also a great feature we have done on another epic part of NSW just over here. Please, do have a look.
It was “LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT” for these two when they met.
Amy was working with explosives, and Mick was a driller.
Mick couldn’t talk to Amy for a whole year, he was just too shy, despite Amy’s efforts! He would walk away from her!
They slowly saw how much they were alike, that they adored each others qualities, and eventually became good buds.
Mick called Amy “the bomb chick!”
When Mick was forced to move to the other side of the country for work, it got to them both, they couldn’t live without each other.
Amy chased him all the way to W.A.
The rest is history. The epic backyard party in the super friendly country town of Dubbo NSW was a party I will not forget.
My whole trip and my experience with these wonderful bunch of people, is something I am very thankful for.
Amy and Mick, it’s still explosive, as much as I can see love can be.
…and as for the drilling…
Hope these few keep you keen for a while until more come soon.
Thank you for letting me be a part of such a memorable day, and weekend.
…Also, everyone keep an eye out for dinosaurs around here, they may pop up at any time!
Amy and Mick wanted to mention:
Bridal Dress – Louise Nuku Designs
Bridesmaids dresses – Sheike
Amy’s Shoes – Vizzan Brazil
Groom & Groomsmen suits – Brittons Formalwear Perth
Cake by – Mary Walsh Brisbane
Some of the local Dubbo talent that made all this so grand and personal are:
Hair / Make-up by Bronwyn Davis makeup & Jacqueline Munro
Jewellery (incl. rings) Shain Forth @ Leon Baker Jewelers
Florist – Amy and her girls
Wedding planner / Event stylist – Amy
Catering – Kel Anderson
Videographer – Brittany Maree Smith
If you are looking for wedding venues all over Aus, also take a look at a feature in one of our recent articles on Byron Wedding Venues, it’s worth a peep.
It was a romantic rainy day in paradise the day Kirsty and Brett were married, their gorgeous kids aside them all the way, with
There was lots of emotional tears all around, the rain made it such an intimate gathering.
The Earth house in Clunes, Byron Bay gave us a spectacular backdrop with clouds rolling through the valleys off in the distance.
Kirsty wore a stunning Grace Loves Lace dress and her elegant and very fragrant Bouquet was by the talented French Petal. The energy was high as the rain came down, thanks to the always charismatic Ben Carlyle.
Thank you guys and also to all your friends and families, for having Pete and I along on such a wonderful day.
I hope these few teasers captured just a brief glimpse of what your day was all about.
More to come soon.
I love Byron so much, I long to be there so I can truly tell myself I am a Byron Bay Wedding Photographer.
I get down there a lot though, so I’m close!?
Well Pete Oakman, my partner in crime, and I got down, and back to the epic Earth House last weekend. The sweetest lovebirds Amelia and Chris were married, under the fig tree, on a just beautiful Byron Bay sunny winters day….What a Kiss!!
These two Met on tinder! They fell in love with each others love of travel, snow, good times and great food. 3 and a half years and a kitty cat named Rosie later, now they are together forever.
Thank you for such a wonderful day guys.
I hope these few teasers keep you excited for whats to come soon.
Thanks once again to Munro for the perfect venue, 100 Mile Table for the mouth watering food, the always smiling Cara Gallagher for the beautifully spoken ceremony, the girls from The Events Co for a perfectly co-ordinated day, the boys from McGee Entertainment for the awesome tunes and Wilderness Flowers for the mind blowing flowers! There is just so much talent in the Byron Shire. *love*