Talk about flexible. John & Zahrai didn’t even have a particular place picked out for their ceremony. Of course I was quick to suggest the most picturesque and most private beach in the area. A little out of the way but so worth it.
Perfect weather, perfect location, perfect for a clandestine ceremony.
The celebrations started from the moment we set out from the car park and was still in full swing as the sun was setting on the empty Champagne Bottles. Ching and more ching to this very happy couple.
The blustery South Easter and the windy, dusty track to the North end of 7 mile beach almost went unnoticed for Brooke and Angela. Their focus was spilt between their wedding and their rollicking chocolate Labradors, Shaka & Zulu.
True to their laid back form, Brooke and Angela were first on the beach and weren’t at all fazed by the late arrival of their guests. Everything just seemed to fall into place without any effort and within seconds of the introduction of the new Mr & Mrs Harris, Brooke and Angela were off down to the water’s edge being dragged along by 2 very vigorous puppies.
Shayne & Erin, your wedding day matched you both impeccably. Beautiful, bright and happy!
Cosy Corner at Tallows provides yet another North Coast picture perfect backdrop with blue skies and sunshine. Even the birds seemed to be chirping louder than normal.
The Groomsmen in their pink floral shirts set the vibe and matched seemlessly with the bridesmaids.
You two are blessed with a lovely family and great friends. Gaz and I wish you every happiness in your exiting journey together.
Love, laughter and big warm smiles were the order of the day for Jason and the gorgeous Christine. Jason and his mates had affectionately set a beautiful beach scene for the bride to be - perfect. Accompanied down to the beach by the melodious sounds of the steelpan, Christine seemed to glide into Jason's cuddles. Guests already in the groove, sipping a champagne or two were riveted to the telling of their love story. Bottoms up to the new Mr & Mrs McKimm. What a couple, what a day. XX
Broken Head Beach, sunshine, family and friends is more than the happy couple could ask for. But Owen and Michelle were also blessed with a special backdrop. No less than a large whale breaching just off the beach throughout the ceremony. Awesome!
Their two gorgeous girls Mia and Maddison frolicking around their feet and making sand castles. It truly was a family affair. Owen and Michelle only had eyes for each other and with such heartfelt vows and the romantic setting, you couldn't help but get swept up in the moment. Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Neve.
It may have been a small and intimate gathering but the emotion was large. Not a dry eye in the house or should I say at the beach. Happy tears flowed from us all and it was such a close celebration to be a part of. Love, laughter and smiles filled the air, such a wonderful vibe to soak up.
Not the only soaking going on?? Just as the knot was tied, the tide itself was upon us. All of a sudden a rogue wave swept up the beach and we snapped back into reality grabbing chairs, table, PA, etc. The ecstatic bride and groom, surrounded by immediate family and friends soon disappeared to their cosy bungalow to celebrate this special day.
Gotta love a themed wedding - Yeah 50's. David & Kimberley pulled it off to a 'T'. From the girls rolling up in a shiny black Cadillac convertible to the outfits. Then the hair, the makeup and right down to the shoes. Trippy. Back in time.
Heads turning every which way just to catch a glimpse of the bridal party. The boys decked out formerly too. Not to miss out on all the fun, David & Kim's beloved Jack Russell, Coco was part of the bridal party and did herself proud in her new leach complete with rose bouquet. As the light was fading fast the happy couple and their entourage were whisked away in the Caddy for some romantic photos.
What a brilliant day for a wedding. A dream for any Bride and Groom. Winter on the north coast is definitely the pick for weddings. Warm winter sun, a gently northerly wind and plenty of beach goers enjoying the sparkling waters of Byron. Nathan had already raked the sandy aisle and lined it with black tape for his bride's entrance. At the end of the aisle Nathan has spelt out 'NJ' at the base of a love heart with some beach some pebbles. Mr Romance at work.
The guests tramp their way along the beach followed shortly by bridesmaids and of course Joelle in a gorgeous white wedding dress. Beautiful. Time slows and finally Joelle makes those last few steps to Nathan. The end of single, time to mingle as the music fades and the ceremony sweeps all their dreams into reality. It all passes too quickly and just as well as the tide had risen so far the bride was inching up the beach. As the camera shutters slow down the champagne is popped for another very happy couple.
The sky looked ominous as the clock raced towards ceremony kick off. It was too wet for the beach so Plan B was set in motion. Then rain petered out, the clouds turned from dark grey to light grey. The sun even wedged its way through the troposphere every now and then.
Plan B reverted back to Plan A and the guests threw their shoes off and headed back to the beach with the String Quartet in tow. Broken Head Beach is quite secluded with only a hand full of houses situated close to Byron Bay. After all the rain, the beach was deserted so the wedding party had it all to themselves. Around 50 guests formed a circle on the sand with the Quartet seated at one end then the Bride, Groom at the other end. The Bride was beaming in her 'favourite' white wedding dress (she bought 6) and the Groom matched in smart casuals. I love writing ceremonies for couples that open up and tell me all about how they met and provide me plenty of material for the introduction to the ceremony. The entire wedding party can then relate to the bride and groom through the celebrants words. No matter whether they know the couple well or not, they focus on the Bride and Groom and etch it into their memory. Great service, great couple, great family, great friends and no it didn't rain for the rest of the day!
Drew and Diva chose such a photogenic location to share their special day with a select group of friends. They were indeed fortunate with a perfect North Coast winter's day, a light breeze and plenty of sunshine at Broken Head. The swell was pounding and a vast pod of dolphins was putting on a grand show surfing the waves as they wound around the point.
The chosen wedding site provided an excellent vantage point to soak in this spectacular vista and it really set off the barefoot ambience for the ceremony. I must revisit the headland at Broken Head with my husband soon to enjoy a balmy sunset. I spent enough time with the bride and groom to compose a personalised ceremony and with only a handful of guests the presentation was quite intimate. Like any beach wedding, the venue was rudimentary but unlike many orchestrated weddings in conventional venues, the effect is truly inspiring and nature reliably dynamic.
There is nothing like a wedding in a public place to get noticed and it didn't take long for a small audience to form and witness one of the most beautiful settings around this magnificent Northern Rivers Region. Drew and Diva are a loving young couple and looked the part throughout the ceremony. They were off after the ceremony to share their joy and party with the rest of their friends in Byron Bay.