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Byron Bay Wedding Photography – Fig Tree Restaurant – Junior and Kate

 

Kate and Junior met on the dance floor back in 2010. They danced until the “Ugly lights” came on. There was a spark.

3 years later they finally caught up for a coffee, and after a few years more, all their messaging back and forth rekindled the spark.

Kate went through some major surgery and Junior was always there for her, she knew he was The One!

“Deep down we just knew it would end in forever!”

A little boy later, and with another bub on the way, we skip to now.

 

This winter’s day, Junior and Kate were married, at the beautiful Fig Tree in Ewingsdale, Byron Bay, Australia.

It was a stunning day, a fairy-tale wedding, under a huge fig tree with a backdrop of the Byron Lighthouse and coastline off in the distance.

 

Thanks to Kate and Junior for having Pete and I along on your big day, for the trust you had in us to capture the love you indeed show for each other.

I have just chosen a few of my faves to show off for you as a sneak peek for now, but more will come very soon.

Love, Matt.

 

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A few awesome vendors Kate and Junior want to thank, who helped make their day what it was.

 

Wedding Planners – Byron Bay Weddings

Food – Fig Tree Catering

Hair and Make-up – Natural Goddess Organic Salon

Celebrant – Ceremonies with Amala

Jewellery By Design

Wedding Cake – Nourishing by Sally

Musician – Ino Pio

 

Fig Tree is also featured in our great article on 5 of the best Byron Bay wedding venues.

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Tamborine Mountain Wedding Photography – Jeff and Wendy – a few frames

 

Tamborine mountain is one beautiful part of the world. This is where Wendy married her sweetheart, Jeff.

Albert River Winery was the spot they chose, and what a spot!

Wendy, your very detailed lace Luv Bridal gown was just stunning.  Jeff, your blue suit and awesome red bow-tie matched perfectly. Great taste you guys have, and also with finding each other.

Congratulations to you. I know you will be an unstoppable team together in life, on your journey forward.

 

Many thanks for having Pete and I along on your beautiful day.

Here are a few faves I have chosen for you for now, just as a sneak peek.

More to come soon.

 
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Also big thanks to the following people who helped make the day happen.

Emilia Maria Makeup Hair

Flowers by Unveiling Poppy

Klaire Marie – Videographer

Celebrant – Jan Reid

 

Tamborine Mountain is one beautiful area that’s for sure, but there is also a great feature we have done on another  stunning part of Northern NSW, Byron Bay HERE. Please, do have a look.

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Sydney Wedding Photography – Rebecca and Todd’s little flashback!

 
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These two met on a dance floor (with some stars) and were still on a dance floor (under lots of stars) when Pete and I left them last weekend.

 

Here’s a few moments in between all that. Below is some of the day that Rebecca and Todd joined hands together to head out onto the dance floor of The waltz of life.

These two are now one. They are so in love. They can conquer the world together.

We had such an awesome and crazy, yet exhilarating, weekend down in my old home town, the beautiful Sydney.

Thank you for allowing us to share some time with your awesome friends and families on such a hugely important day in both your lives, even with some Black Swans, smoke, the sun (we get enough of that up this way, but we love it) and the much needed rain (we don’t get so much of that). And even with quite an angry, yet I found also mildly amusing?, resident (who may be either smoke or colour intolerant, or both I think – he should get that looked at *winks*).

Life’s not so hard really, with all these first world problems we have out our front doors is it? No. 🙂

Thanks for having Pete and I along, Bec and Todd. We are proud togs, smiling. 🙂

I have just had so much fun reliving your day while surfing through all mine and Pete’s photos of the whole day, picking the keepers, crying with embarrassment at some of the rest, laughing at you guys for a lot as well (with you I meant), I felt I needed to share a few more than just a couple this time…I like to change it up now and then.

Hope you like these until the rest come your way very soon.

 

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Also nice to meet and work along side a few cool talented other humans:

 

Perfection in make-up by Marija Milisavljevic from Sherbet Birdie
Eva Gardenia – on hair (and veil rack)
Some Very professional yet also very funny and entertaining words – the ceremony by Narelle Murray

Wedding planning by Rustic Character

Amaze Cake by Sweet Layers, Arncliffe

Great food late into the night by Fork n Knife catering, accompanied by smooth tunes by Blake Roberts

…and who could forget the awesome rockin’ rides by Chevy Wedding Cars

 
 

Pete and I loved getting back to Sydney again that’s for sure, but we also don’t mind returning up here in our part of the country, it’s also quite spesh. If you’re entertaining the thought of wedding planning in the near or far future , take a peep at a few of our favourite venues in Byron Bay.

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Sydney Wedding Photography – Jordan and Kate – First look

 

A ‘First look’ brought Love, Energy and Anticipation to the start of Kate and Jordan’s huge day. I love that.

These two have so much love for each other, the way they connect when they even get close is just contagious.

Pete and I thought we would show off your whole first look for you, Kate and Jordan…and a few others as well. What a day!

Pilu at Freshwater was just awesome, perfect location, great food, nice and intimate…nice choice guys!

Hope you like this sneak peek of what is just one awesome day. And thank you for having us along, for the trust, for being so easy going and down to earth. You two are cool, and will do great things together.

More to come soon.

 

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If by some chance you are looking to have your upcoming wedding in Byron Bay, there is a great feature we have done on some of our favourite venues, just over HERE. Please, do have a look.

 

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Blue Mountains Wedding – Dave and Ash – Megalong Valley

 

It was lovely to get back to the area I was born and grew up in, the stunning Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

Ashley married David at the beautiful Dryridge Estate Winery out in the Megalong Valley, with The Great Dividing Range surrounding them.

The weather was chaotic yet addictive, windy and calm, rainy with stars to finish.

Ash is wearing an elegant beaded gown by one of my favourite designers Karen Willis Holmes, Ash what a stunner you are!!

Dave is in a very cool, blue M.J. Bale Suit, and he and the boys have custom Peggy and Finn Ties and pockets with Australian native prints, matching the handmade bouquets with all of the Aussie fauna included.

Dave’s wedding band is extremely custom made by Zoe Pook, featuring a surround of meteorite and Ash’s fingerprint hand engraved into the middle…what a ring!

Ash and Dave, thanks for having me along on your wonderful day, for the trust and inspiration, for having such welcoming and hospitable families and friends. I will never forget your day.

 

I hope you like these few teasers for now. More to come soon.

 

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  • Jenny - Stars and the vines at night is a beautiful photo.ReplyCancel

  • Sally - These pictures are stunning Matt. I hope you enjoyed Ashley and Dave’s wedding weekend as much as we did. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos later. ReplyCancel

  • Angela - I love all of these shots! Exquisite work Matt. It was lovely to meet you. Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Ben - I like the natural atmosphere ReplyCancel

  • Marko - Great photo’s, especially the intimate photo on the dance floor and the perfect circle framing from the sun.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - Congrats guys!! Looks like an amazing day, wonderfully captured! That one on the hill with the sun is beautiful. Can’t wait to see the rest xxReplyCancel

  • Ash - They’re lovely Matt. I can’t wait to see more. 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Leonil - As a fashion photographer and occasional wedding photographer myself, it was so much fun watching Matt work and getting a chance to see how he shoots a wedding.
    I love how the first dance and the star portrait turned out. So thankyou for the amazing photos and letting me take a glimpse at how it was done, from one photographer to another, it was bokehlicious.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Such beautiful photos! Absolutely amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Toni - Beautiful photos. Looks like it was a wonderful wedding. Congratulations to the Bride and Groom.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - Love love love these photos. Especially the one of Ashley framed in the doorway, the beautiful one on the dance floor and the one outside at night with the stars twinkling down from above. Pure Magic!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene - Great photos captured awesome memories of a great event. The night shot with the stars is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette - Beautiful photos Matt, very unique which is just what is important for such a special day. It was fun seeing you at work, loving what you do has come out in your photos, Cheers Bernadette (Dave & Ashley’s wedding) ReplyCancel

  • Fallon - Beautiful pictures of beautiful people! ReplyCancel

  • Mel - Beautiful work capturing a beautiful couple! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - Wonderful memories of your special day, captured in romantic photos, in the best setting in the worldReplyCancel

  • Lorena - You’ve truly created a beautiful memory for the couple ReplyCancel

  • Jim Lee - This was a magical and memorable day, captured by the wonderful photos. Eagerly waiting to see more ….ReplyCancel

  • Jillian - Love the night shots!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - These shots capture the most beautiful day perfectly xReplyCancel

  • Light Pictures - Thanks for all the love guys n gals, so good to see such wonderful support, for both myself and Ash and Dave. MattReplyCancel

Country Style Wedding – Narbeh and Talin – Somersby NSW

 

Talin and Narbs are no longer two people, they are ONE!

They married each other on a stunning property, The Somersby Stables, in Somersby NSW, what a place!!

The huge barn was seriously decked out with flowers galore, by the very talented Piccolo Petalo, there will be more to come of that later.

Talin and Narbeh joined with vows that were both humorous but also brought us all to tears. Kind words said by a dear friend of theirs who married them all but a few legal must gets.

I love these two, so kind and thoughtful, always worrying about everyone else instead of kicking back and enjoying their huge epic ride that was their wedding day. But lucky Pete and I were there to snap a few pics of the day in case they missed anything.

Talin is wearing a very elegant Alyssa Kristin gown from Love Marie Bridal Boutique and Narbs looked very dashing in his perfectly fitting blue suit by Brent Wilson – what a perfect match!

So much class!

So much love too, and romance, and the weather was superb. Thanks Sydney for putting it on for all of us on their special day!

Everyone partied the night on in the barn, lots of Armenian charm on the dance-floor, and the food by Sprout was soooo darn good!

Thanks Talin and Narbs, for having Pete and I along, and for being so hospitable, it was a lot of fun!

A few pics here of the day, an attempt to show off the intensity and love of your day, more to come soon.

 

Somersby is one beautiful location 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.

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  • Talin Abovian - So, so, SO incredibly chuffed and honoured to have had the pleasure of meeting, working with and being shot by Matt and Pete. Holy moly – what truly amazing photographers, and they took all the time to not only snap the day but also to scout out the perfect locations on the property, getting just the right shot at just the right moment. I mean, the one on the lake – breathtaking. 
    You both fit right in to our families too 🙂 loved by one and all! ReplyCancel

  • Lachlan - What a stunning testament to a special day! These are eminently beautiful photographs. Wonderful stuff! ReplyCancel

  • Crissha - Piccolo Petalo Florals - Two words: BLOWN AWAY! I’ve been busting to see your captures from this day Matt and you have not disappointed. It was SO nice meeting you and I’m honoured to have my work captured in yours for this (most favourite ever) couple. Your professionalism, friendliness and just general awesomeness on the day won’t ever be forgotten by myself and my team, it’s always a blessing to work with such lovely wedding peeps.Okay so now I have to go and wipe whatever is leaking from my eyes after looking at these photos, I’M NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING!! haha <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

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