Between a natural ceremony arch made of bamboo, a stunning reception hall, and fab bridal style, we can’t get enough of Alyce and Mitch’s sophisticated Australian wedding! The couple selected Graciosa Byron Bay as their venue because its panoramic views of rolling green hills just past the ceremony space were too gorgeous to pass up. Alyce’s crisp white floral bouquet from Poppy & Fern and lace gown from Made With Love were truly the stars of the show – even after a very sandy beach newlywed session with Jimmy Raper Photography!
Alyce and Mitch
Graciosa Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
The most memorable part of our wedding would of course have to be the ceremony… being able to share & celebrate our love with our family & friends under the bamboo arch was pretty amazing! Also having our son walk down the aisle & be a part of our day was pretty special.
Jacqui, our wonderful celebrant, asked both Mitch & I to answer some questions about our relationship which meant she was able to share our personalized ‘love story’ with our family & friends – along with having some of our close friends read passages that we felt were relevant to us & our future.
My gorgeous dress was created by the amazing team at Made with Love & my stunning bridesmaids wore handmade silk dresses by a dear friend & incredible designer Bojena King.
I met Jimmy while he was shooting my best friend’s wedding & knew I wanted him to be our photographer. We were able to lock in our dates & he was fabulous, so easy going & he really needs no instruction or direction… he knows what he is doing & captured the day perfectly. He was easy, fun & relaxed & so enthusiastic which makes you enjoy it so much more!
We gave s’mores as our favors. We wanted these as it was in one of the cooler months on the year & we thought our guests would enjoy to toast them over a fire. Sadly we found it later we weren’t able to have an open fire on the property… but that just meant everyone was able to take their treats home!
Processional: Robert Shirey Kelly – I Want To Make You Mine
First Dance: Robert Shirey Kelly – Yours
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Jimmy Raper Photography
Event Planning – Byron Bay Weddings
Venue – Graciosa Byron Bay
Floral Design – Poppy & Fern
Catering – Fig Tree Restaurant
Cake – Byron Bay Cake Boutique
Officiant – The Champagne Celebrant
Live Music – North Coast Entertainment
Videographer – Inverse Imaging
Invitations – My Creative Space
Makeup Artist – Alexis Mahoney
Hair Styling – Radiance Hair
Wedding Dress – Made With Love
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Bojena King
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – Oxford Suits
Favors – Black Pantry
Congratulations to Alyce and Mitch, and a huge thanks to Jimmy Raper Photography for sharing their wedding with us. Want more New South Wales wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this sophisticated outdoor Byron Bay wedding!
Oh my word! This has to be the most beautiful set of wedding photos this year! The bride is so stunning and so happy, the photo’s are amazing, they really show the uniqueness of this wedding. I love her dress too, thanks for sharing!