On top of two rescheduled wedding dates (thanks to COVID, of course), floods and La Niña rains kept this couple guessing right up until the wedding date. It sounds like quite the ride – because it was – but luckily for us, the day ended up as beautiful as ever – and one of our fave lens ladies, Janneke Storm, caught it all on camera. Scroll down for more… 

THE INSPO “I wanted it to feel warm, cozy, romantic and a little rustic. I also wanted the dinner to feel like a candlelit intimate dinner party with shared dishes and lots of red wine flowing. The rammed earth building, open view into the misty valley, autumn leaves and wood fireplace set the perfect base for this vibe.”

FAVE DEETS “The dozens of antique brass candelabras we had on the tables, which I had been collecting for over two years from all over Australia. They looked amazing with the candles after sunset, and I now have them on display in my house. The guest seating ornate metal easel was also an antique find, which looked so great in the space. The flowers were the finishing touch – the colours were so fun for an Autumn wedding, and looked amazing in the space.”

THE DRESS “Sphere Bridal Gallery was the first boutique I visited, and I found my dress on the first visit. I did try one more boutique after that, but my heart was already set on this beaded beauty by KYHA.”

MARRIAGE MEANS… “Marriage is a pretty profound thing when you think about it really. Choosing to stand by someone, be their solid pillar, stand up for them and always support them. When it’s hard. When it’s sad. When it’s elating and fun. The solidarity of it is so sacred and special.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Organisation is key. Start early, have a plan B, C and D and use a spreadsheet. Make sure you understand what aspects of the wedding you truly value (photography, food, suit etc) as that will help with the budget. AND – A coordinator is worth their weight in gold. I would recommend at least month-out coordination if it’s in your budget. Even if you are Type A and super organised, planning a wedding is wild and there are nearly always unexpected bumps that you won’t anticipate.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Janneke Storm, our gorgeous photographer, was beyond helpful both in the lead-up and on the day. She provided us with so many tips, answered so many of my questions and was just an all-round superstar. 20 minutes into our portraits my dress got covered in red mud, and she spent 10 minutes helping me clean it in the paddock. While that’s definitely not part of her job description, it shows how above and beyond she goes for her clients. Munro from Earth House, Michelle Shannon, our celebrant, [who] was kind, warm, and had the most beautiful gift of settling our nerves when she was around. And Luke Bickley, our Film Maker.”

If you are swooning over Andrea and Daniel’s pics, head on over to Janneke Storm’s Directory listing with us here. You’ll find contact deets, further info and more real weddings we have featured of hers for endless inspo. But first…

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Janneke Storm Cinematographer Luke Bickley On The Day Coordination, Set Up & Hire Items Frank & Joy Florist Posy Lane Invitations DIY (Bride) Printer Vista Print Place Cards & Menus FromUrsTruly via Etsy Ceremony & Reception Earth House Catering Eat Drink Catering Cake Sweet Obsessions Lighting Byron Audio Signage Studio Jesslyn via Etsy (Table Numbers), CNB Calligraphy via Etsy (Bar Menu), Kimbthelabel via Etsy (Polaroid Guestbook) Entertainment Acoustic Musician Tom Francis DJ Kristin Prior via The Wedding DJ Celebrant Michelle Shannon Wedding Bands Molten Jewellery Transport Byron Bay Double Deckers THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Kyha  Bridal Boutique Sphere Bridal Gallery Veil Prea James Bridal Pyjamas Silk Maison Heels Tony Bianco Boots Novo Accessories (Earrings) Christie Nicolaides Hair & Makeup Claire Moriarty via Unveil Brides Fragrance Diptique THE GROOM Suit & Shirt Montagio Tie & Cufflinks Anthony Squires Shoes Aquila Grooming The Men’s Lounge Barber