Now there’s something I know I could never achieve - keep your clandestine elopement a secret for over a month.
The whole event was only witnessed by a few late beachgoers soaking up the last of the golden rays for the day and the odd seagull.
A slight miscalculation with the tide and there was no room left on the beach for anyone by the time the I do’s were over with.
Not a problem because the night was very young and the small wedding party was heading for town to kick up their heels. Ching Ching!
So beautiful to see a couple so in love and so attentive of each other after so many years together.
Also, there is something very touching about the elopement being a secret from family and loved ones that puts your partner in such high regard.
Perfect setting, perfect day, perfectly private for Dan and his gorgeous Nicki. So romantic xx.
What a vantage point. The balcony at Oskars Burleigh Heads on the fab Gold Coast literally sits over the water with waves crashing only a few metres below. Best surf viewing platform around this neck of the woods. The guests had something even better to look at though with the gorgeous Francine radiating with happiness.
John couldn’t take his eyes off his beautiful bride in her very stylish bridal gown. It seemed only minutes until the ceremony was over and the bride and groom were whisked away to another Gold Coast location in their stretch limo for a celebratory luncheon with close friends and their very proud sons.
Could Byron turn it on any better than Richard & Sophie’ special day. Pure Magic! North Byron Events at Belongil is so picturesque. Richard and Sophie, couldn’t wish for better especially being surrounded by amazing family and friends. One couldn't help but get caught up in the vibe.
With the finest champagne flowing and sumptuous food it could go on forever! The girls looked a million dollars and I loved, loved, loved those dresses! Everyone looked like something out of a mag..:-)..Mr & Mrs Didcott, the pleasure was all ours and we wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter and bubbles.....X
An inspirational afternoon to say the least with the new MR & Mrs Gibbons. Kevin & Samantha have a very close knit family and they showed their appreciation by treating them to a personalised and intimate wedding at this private beachfront retreat. The dry afternoon air was filled with the marshmallow scent from Silk candles and the promise of a night to remember.
Lots of tears, lots of giggles and a fair amount of cooing the Bride and the flower girl, Hope. Toasts with tears and a short honeymoon in Byron to top off a perfect afternoon and evening. Ching Ching!
Christian and his mates were too busy getting the deck ready to notice the Shannelle and her bridesmaids up on the terrace posing for photos. By the time everyone was ready to go, the guys were wiping their brows and keen to ditch their jackets.
Meanwhile the girls were just looking pretty and taking everything in their stride. Then, when they heard the lilting guitar, Shannelle and her entourage strolled down the path towards Christian, as cool as cucumbers.
The deck in front of the surf club was perfect for the occasion. On top of the raw emotion, Christian and Shannelle provided plenty of quirky entertainment with their home spun marriage conditions and the wet sand ceremony.
Best of wishes to the new Mr & Mrs Watson..
Shambhala. Always a magic spot for a small gathering of your closest family and friends for the best day of your life. Anxious bride Santina couldn't wait to get proceedings underway and join her nervously awaiting groom Todd. Leading the way were Jemma and Callum to the tunes of Jason Mraz. I am yours- One of my favourites - with Santina following on the arm of her younger brother Braydon.
It must have seemed like an eternity to Todd & Nantina but today was all about them and their they had no choice but to bask in the limelight. Click, click, click, all eyes and cameras were on them and what a stunning couple they were. To the newlyweds Mr & Mrs Latchford, may you be as happy in your 50th year as you were today.
Gasps from the guest as they arrive reassures me that Shambhala is one of the most gorgeous beach front properties available for weddings around Byron Bay. Beach front but the grounds are secluded and private from the beach. Set in a jungle of exotic plants, boardwalks, running water features and contemporary architecture, it is a mini wonderland.
Perfect for the 40 guests that had the pleasure of witnessing this fun couple tying the knot. Enough shade for most to stay cool in the blazing sun, everyone appreciated Dan and Ambers love story and the readings.
As soon as Dan and Amber were pronounced husband and wife the corks were popping and the freshly shucked oysters were being appreciated by the dozen.
XXXX stiff hair spray was on top of the list for the girls today. Running a close second was the champagne of course! Whoa, that wind didn't let up. Numerous kite boarders in the background making the most of the blustery conditions. Whatever Byron throws at you, it's fun!
Plenty of fun was in store for Clinton & Angela today. With guests eager to get this party started, they were in fine form from the get go and weren't wasting anytime celebrating. The sun shone, the corks popped, smiles, laughter and love all round. Cheers to Clinton & Angela. May the wind today be always at your back and may the road ahead be a smooth one.
No-one within cooee and not a breath of wind. The atmosphere couldn't have been calmer. The spot that John and Rochelle chose to be married was so photogenic. It was start time and where were all the wedding guests?
Viola, they were tumbling out of the magic bus. Then the cool, calm and collected groom John and his beaming groomsmen waltzed up. How long will it be until the bride arrives? Who is in contact with her? Yikes and lots of gasps, she is already walking toward the sandy alter.
What a beautiful scene it was. Never have I witnessed a more calming, laid back ceremony. For John and Rochelle it would be what it would be, on the riverbank of the beautiful Brunswick River. The love shared between two people is so unique, only they understand what it's all about to them and only them. Congratulations John and Rochelle, may you be blessed with a lifetime of happiness.
A sense of fun, laughter and love filled your heart on entering the yard at Beaumont's where Dan, Claire and friends had set up camp for the weekend. Hustle and bustle and last minute mayhem. Would the clouds open up or would we be sweet for a beach wedding after all?
The sand it was, but not for long when the clouds opened up and caused the guests to make a run for cover. Soon everyone was snuggled under the marquee and take two was under way. This crowd always had a quick comeback so there was never a dull moment during the ceremony. After much laughter and vows of love, Dan & Claire were crowned Mr & Mrs.
Awesome day, Awesome ceremony, Awesome couple, Awesome friends, Awesome ceremony!
This wedding was like déjà vu. Simon proposed to Heidi on a fourth floor South Brisbane balcony during the 2011 floods. Somehow they timed their marriage to fall on the wettest day since the floods. Even if it had snowed, there was no way this couple was deviating from having their beach wedding. And what a doozy of a spot.
The guests were in no doubt about their good taste in venues after they trudged across the resort to the beach front platform. Freshly landscaped, a heavy sky and the sun's rays poking out of the black clouds intermittently set the scene.
Simon waited with his bevy of groomsmen whilst the photographer provided plenty of distraction. Heidi arrived with a plethora of bridesmaids, flower girls and page boys bustling around and it was the signal for game on. The long walk up to the marquee would have seemed longer than the whole ceremony for Simon. Heidi, looking radiant in her ivory gown, filled the bill for what was shaping up to be a spectacular event. It just proves that 'Simon says' does work for some guys.
Shambhala means hidden paradise. A full blown rainforest oasis right on the Beach front at Belongil just north of busy Byron Bay. And what a spot for a wedding. The sound of waves breaking in the background and enough breeze to cool the afternoon rays made it all the more special.
After such a long run of wet weather, Matt and Kirstie lucked in with the sunshine and a gentle offshore breeze. Everyone participated by hanging their crystals on the bonsai tree and reading out their selected quotations for Matt and Kirstie's future. So many beautiful words and kind thoughts for Matt & Kirstie. You couldn't hope for a more romantic setting and what a great way to share it with your family and friends.