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WEDDING BLOG

Sophisticated Outdoor Byron Bay Wedding

November 15, 2016 | gabby

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This Byron Bay wedding at The Fig Tree features sophisticated rustic décor, tons of classic white and green florals, and a mobile teardrop trailer bar! Chelsea and Adam knew they wanted a special destination wedding, so the relaxed vibes and organic beauty of Australia’s Byron Bay naturally called to them. Photographer Zoe Morley captured every moment of Chelsea and Adam’s wedding beautifully, including their fabulous reception décor, Chelsea’s minimalist Pronovias gown, and luxe wedding favors for their intimate 60-person guest list.

The Couple:

Chelsea and Adam

The Wedding:

The Fig Tree, New South Wales, Australia

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We were looking for a destination wedding but something different to Bali or Thailand as we have been many times. We considered Hamilton Island and north Queensland as the weather in September is quite nice then visited Byron Bay over the Christmas holidays and fell in love with the relaxed nature of the town. It encapsulated everything we wanted our wedding to be. 

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While we were in Byron, we checked out a few venues with Byron Bay Weddings and The Fig Tree was actually the first one we saw. There are so many beautiful properties but we loved that this venue overlooked the lighthouse and beach, had beautiful gardens and an adorable restaurant as a wet weather alternative. It’s just beautiful. We only looked at three venues whilst over there and booked The Fig Tree as soon as we got home.

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We wanted the wedding to be quite intimate and casual whilst still having a level of sophistication about it and our selection of vendors worked out perfectly. The decorations were very minimal but with a vintage style.

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I was a little overwhelmed with the idea of having to select a wedding dress so my mum bought me a few wedding magazines to look through. I found a Pronovias ad in one of the magazines and loved the minimalistic style of it. I went to two bridal stores. One was filled entirely with lace and bling and I didn’t even try on one dress in there. Then we went to Samantha Wynne and I tried on a few minimalistic dresses which were short and long sleeve.

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So glad we planned a destination wedding. We loved everything about our wedding. It made it so much more than just one day and we all have memories for the week surrounding the day. It gave us so much more time to spend with everyone and while everyone was in holiday mood. It was awesome and we wouldn’t change a thing. We are also really glad we had a small wedding. It becomes overwhelming trying to invite everyone you know and by keeping it small (60 people), we were able to socialise with everyone and have all the extravagances we would have had to forfeit should we have had more people.

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Our favorite details of the day were the wedding favours. As all of our guests had to travel to the wedding, we bought them each a personalised leather luggage tag from The Daily Edited. Each one was embossed with their initials. We couldn’t wait to give them these.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Zoe Morley
Event Planning & Styling – Byron Bay Weddings, The Wedding Shed
Venue & Catering – The Fig Tree
Floral Design – Poppy & Fern
Cake – Chelsea Davidson
Officiant – Benjamin Carlyle
Live Music – McGee Entertainment
Invitations – Xsight Graphic Design
Makeup & Hair Artist – Alex Ouston
Wedding Dress – Pronovias via Samantha Wynne
Bridal Accessories – Valentino
Groom’s Apparel – MJ Bale, Calibre, Two Guys Bow Ties, Alexander McQueen
Accommodation – Byron Bay Holiday Rentals
Rings – Hardy Brothers
Rentals & Calligraphy – The Wedding Shed
Transportation – Xcede
Favors – The Daily Edited

 

Congratulations to Chelsea and Adam, and a huge thanks to Zoe Morley for sharing their wedding with us. Want more Australian wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this fabulous rustic Australian wedding at Melross Farm!

xoxogabby

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One Comment

  1. Wow, awesome location for a wedding!

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