It’s impossible to imagine anyone going to this wedding and not having a good time. A day filled with flowers, fancy food and the kind of music you’d expect to hear coming from a 1920’s French cafe, Melissa and Xavier had everything they needed to pull off an awesome party. £We also wanted to create a bit of a leafy wonderland in an already magical location!— adds Melissa, a graphic designer who set the tone with a floral inspired, native green and yellow invitation suite.

Held at Byron View Farm, one of Byron Bay’s boutique wedding hotspots, Estelle from The French Petal took their vision to the next level, creating eye catching bouquets, green and white garlands, matching flower crowns and a magical canopy of green leaves above Melissa and Xavier’s beautifully decorated outdoor dining table.

It was here, following their heartfelt ceremony, that Melissa and Xavier’s closest friends and family were treated to a delicious feast catered by their venue’s on site restaurant, plus an amazing spread of delicious desserts courtesy of Melissa’s uber talented mum. £She also made the favours – balsamic beetroot chutney and three fruit marmalade—, says Melissa proudly, grateful that it allowed her time to design her dress.

£From the beginning I was pretty sure I wanted to design my own dress, something that would suit me. There were a few designs in my head but what cemented the design was finding the beautiful European lace from Selective Fine Fabrics. After many trips to visit Max my whizz of a dressmaker, together with wonderful input from my sisters, my dress was born!—

Her dress, like every other detail of their classic day had everyone’s approval, including their photographer Ash of Stories by Ash who was clearly impressed with the whole shebang as she tells us, £Melissa and Xavier’s day left me with full heart and a sore face from smiling so much. The warmth, love and beauty that surrounded them was a pleasure to witness and capture, and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful location and day. Photographer heaven!—

Get three more healthy doses of wedding inspiration from some of Ash’s other incredible real weddings featured here, here and here or if you’re planning a Byron Bay wedding as well, click here.

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CREDITS Photos Stories by Ash // Bridal gown Max Atkins // Flowers and flower crown The French Petal // Shoes Nine West // Rings Carbon Jewellery // Groom and groomsmen suits Suit Supply // Grooms shoes Florsheim // Ties The Tie Bar // Ceremony and reception Byron View Farm, NSW // Catering Fig Tree Restaurant // Cake Marche du Macaron // Styling The French Petal and Byron Bay Weddings // Hair and makeup Julie Corbet // Entertainment Fox Lane // Celebrant Gold Coast Wedding Celebrant // Transport The Magic Bus.