Stunning afternoon, for the lovely couple, dancing with loved ones under the full moon late into the evening.
I had not had time to post lately as I have been soooooo busy, I also had a robbery, and had quite a few things stolen as well as my camera, which I miss so much, so most of my recent wedding pics are lost until I get the photographers to send thru some memories.
Crystal and Tim were married on Clarks Beach, Byron Bay. Again yet another stunning event. We were all gathered on the beach and the weather was ominous, rain clouds hovering in over the ocean, and the odd drop of rain, teasing our venue.
I felt confident we would pull off this wedding, just in the nick of time, and that we did. It wasn’t until we were signing the wedding docs and mother nature, had decided to shed her tears of joy, sharing her blessing for Tim and Crystal. We were grateful, including the guests and wedding planners, that the beautiful beach of Byron Bay, offered up the dream to our bride and groom.
Crystal and Tim were over the moon, and there reception was held on the beach at the Clarks beach Cafe, just near by. Weddings are about love and the people we love. Regardless of the weather, the joy and happiness of the day that this day delivered, over shadowed the the rain clouds and marked another love story on the sands of Byron Bay.
All aboard for the wedding season. i have been on a long break caring for my family.
Now refreshed, and flat out, with my couples, helping to deliver the dreams of brides and grooms.
Back at the glorious venue- the ‘figtree’, the day was mild and the sun was breaking through the clouds. I made my way down to the cottage, to be met by Matt who was cleaning his pearly whites. He looked every bit an Italian Prince in his back suit shirt and tye.
There was a buzz of nervousness and excitement in the air, and it was my job to step in
and make sure all was in check, ready for our bride to appear.
I called upon all of our guests, to leave there drinks aside, turn off mobile phones,
and gather in, leaving clearance of the Rose petal embellished path.
Matt waited patiently, sweating slightly, and I quietly calmed his nerves, reminding
him he was amongst loved ones and he was not sitting for an exam.
Mikey their 3 year old son, with a mop of golden locks, ran to his dad.
He was wearing a little suit.
The energy was relaxed and very organic, I discussed with Kim and Matt, to go with flow, considering Mikey was only 3.
We welcomed, the energy of Mikey as he held tightly onto dads leg, both there to welcome Kim, looking relaxed and radiant.
Together we all celebrated the truth of their relationship and honored their family unit by welcoming their son, into the ceremony, pausing, and embracing the innocence of youth.
Kim was wearing sleeveless off white, silk satin gown, The yolk of the gown was heavily embellished, however, the body of the gown fitted and elegant, with a fish tail and heavy train. It almost had a romantic hollywood, feel.
I noticed Kim, accentuated eyes in gold tones, which complemented her beautiful ocean coloured blue eyes.
After Kim and Matts nuptials, the guest raised their glasses and we cheered them on as
newly wedds and husband and wife.
This wedding was every bit a family affair full of love, emboding, a modern and relaxed atmosphere.
I wish Matt and Kim, all blessing and being such a small part of their day was memorable. A beautiful and fun couple.
This time last year we were experiencing an Indian Summer. Our planet is out of whack.
My mind was on Bridget and Jimmy, my beautiful couple from Brisbane,QLD.
Their wedding was being, held @ 2pm at ‘The Fig Tree’ Ewingsdale, 2 mins, just out side of Byron Bay.
A stunningly beautiful venue, exhibiting coastal views, from north to south, lush, green and earthy back drop for a wedding under a huge old, wise ,Fig tree.
I arrived at the venue at around 1.40 and made my way down to the cottage to where bridget was getting ready.
She had spoken to me about her dress and I could’nt wait to see her.
I was met by Georgia her maid of honor. Her welcome was warm and inviting, and we made our way to Briget’s room, where I could hear a lot of chatter.
Adam Singer, (not Adam Sandler from the ‘wedding singer’) their photographer from Sydney, was taking pics, and Bridget was glowing,as all brides, just do, on their special day.
Bridget’s dress was a champagne vintage lace, by designer Hilde Hein ,long with a small sweeping train.
A plunging V -neckline and sleevless fitted bodice embellished with sparking beads.Her sillouette was form fitting which looked elegant and complimented her slim and curvaceous figure.
She looked stunning, and the dress was so much her.
Bridget’s hair was coiled up with a shear and tranluscent veil pinned at the back.
Her bridesmaids were in 1950′s style gold embellished dress to the knee, so fitting for the story of our bride.
We discussed the weather as Bridget and Jimmy were concerned about the near freezing temperature and the comfortability of their guest. I asked them what they wanted for their day and they wanted their wedding out doors. I reminded them it about them, and that the ceremony was only to be about 15-20 in duration.
We agreed their loved ones and guests could manage, until the reception in the warmth of the restaurant on site.
We were ready to go………
Jimmy looked seriously handsome in his ‘Italia Studio’, grey marl suit. I put him at ease, as all of our grooms do get nervous, even though they rarely admit it.
As always I remind my bride and groom, your ceremony is not an exam. It is about really being in the moment, about celebrating the love they share with authenticity, and remembering they are with the people they love.
Bridget walked down with her veil over her eyes, escorted by her father ‘Paddy’.
Jim and Bridget connected with each other and I then called forth, very handsome little men in their suit and ties.
Connor, Patric and Charlie, proudly carried three candles up.
A beautiful moment. These candles were lit by Bridget and Jimmy in rememberence of Bridget’s mother Rosemary, her grandmother Willa and Jimmy’s grandparents Jack and Patricia and Uncle Stephen.
A beautiful way of acknowledging loved ones whom have passed and could not be present in the physical sense
but present in the spiritual body.
This candle ceremony also embodies, the union of family and has many healing values, amongst family and friends.
Their ceremony was, divine, Keith Jimmy’s grandfather did a reading, about love from the’ Corrinthians and Paddy, Bridgets dad shared some wise and beautiful words dedicated to them.
Bigs kisses! and joy all round the bubbles flowed and every one had forgotten about the cold.
One very happy couple, who no doubt were filled with an authentic love for each other and loved by those around them.
Jimmy and Bridget are leaving Tuesday for an 8 week tour de France, I am so jealous, we are going to catch up when they get back for dinner in Brisvegas.
I will post a couple of my own pics, but as soon as get the master shots I will post up.
I am taking a months holiday myself, so no wedding for a few weeks, a little break before the busy spring/summer season.
Keep posted though, as I will much to tell about up and coming wedding and little hints and tips along the way.
Happy hearts and love,love,love
Here are some pics, taken via my I-phone, as soon as I get the pro shots I will post.
The weather was precarious, however, it is always the love felt , and the energy held within the ceremony.
A truly beautiful and heartfelt ceremony.
Well, what can I say about Kira and Willy’s wedding @ noon, Sat 28th May , 2011.I woke in the morning feeling a tad uneasy as , rains was in the air.
Driving over to Broken Head, I invoked the weather Goddess, and trusted that we would have a stunning wedding.
That it was! Arriving onto the beach I was met by a crowd of 75 guests. Mostly from Adelaide, Willy and Kira’s home.
The energy amongst the guest was warm and friendly.
Willy was looking dashing and relaxed in his black Chinos and casual dress shirt.
A bamboo pavilion with white muslin drapes danced in the breeze and the sea shell mobliles tinkered which added a stunning theme to their beach wedding.
The gorgeous Jaia strummed out earthy ballads on his guitar until Kira arrived with her father.
A knock out! Kira designed her own dress, long off white silk fitted sillouette.
She had a soft twisted rope holter neck embellished by small cauiru shells.
So fitting for the couple and the back drop of our beautiful Byron Bay.
The rain held off, and as we were doing a reading which had us all a little teary, the sun broke through the clouds.
That was a special moment.
It was such a joy to be a part of their day, and to be amongst so much genuine love.
I am waiting on pics, from Matt and Katie, check out their blog. I will upload for you and you can take it all in.
Have a great week!
Byron Bay Celebrant
I am meeting up with Kira and Willy tomorrow in the lazy Brunswick Heads.
We are having their big day, Saturday, 12 noon at Broken Head, Byron Bay.
A barefoot wedding on the beach, followed by their reception at the Pavilions @Broken.
A seriously stunning venue, used by many of my couples.
I will keep you posted and upload some pics, after the event.
A few tips for beach weddings-
- Heels can be difficult girls, so maybe a gorgeous flat sandle or nothing at all for the ceremony, then slip on the Jimmy Choo, for the reception.
- Always have umbrella handy or hat, sometimes it can get a little warm waiting for our bride, and oh! suncreen under your make-up, a must.
Got to run…..
Byron Bay Celebrant
Finally, I can share with you all my journey as your ‘Byron Bay Celebrant’.
My Gallery only offers images of past weddings I have witnessed, but there is so much more I want to reveal about my ceremonies. Every gorgeous detail.
If you are planning a wedding in Byron Bay, you have certainly picked the right place.
Byron Bay offers a magical back drop for your ceremony. You have the sublime beaches, sunshine…..most of the time, fragrant air of sea and salt and lush hinterlands.
Accom is at your finger tips and the catering services are A1.
Stunning dress! Ocean breeze, glass of champagne, and the people you love!
Be here in Byron Bay
Byron Bay Celebrant