Rachael and Tom saw five or six venues before landing on Verandahs in beautiful Byron Bay. Their vision? Boho garden meets relaxed, cruisy vibes.

“We wanted everything that comes with a wedding and stick to most traditions but with a little bit more fun and relaxed feel,” explains Rachael, who wore a lovely Spell Bridal gown.

“It was the easiest thing I have ever done. I saw it on the Spell Bridal website and loved it you could return it within 100 days so I thought what the hell if it’s not right I can return it,” she tells us, adding that Fig Tree Restaurant, Byron Bay Weddings and the oh so amazing Zoe Morley were surefire standout vendors.

“Zoe Morley was also absolutely amazing we got a long so well with her and she just made it so easy for us and her photos are truly incredible and we are so stoked with them.”

As far as advice goes, these lovebirds learned a lot – advising other soon-to-be brides and grooms: “Just have fun with it, try not to stress about too much you are meant to enjoy the process.”

CREDITS Photos Zoe Morley Photography // Cinematographer Byron Wedding Visual // Event planner / Stylist Byron Bay Weddings // Florist Alstonville Florist // Stationery Amber Oswald // Printer Sydney DPS Printing // Ceremony and reception Verandahs, NSW // Catering Fig Tree Restaurant // Wedding favours Custom Favours // Prop / furniture hire , lighting / sound and signage The Wedding Shed // Marquee / teepee Sperry Tents // Photo booth The Photobooth Guys // Entertainment Tom Francis and North Coast Entertainment // Celebrant Wonderlove Weddings // Rings Alistair Kelsey // Transport Ballina Byron Mini Bus Hire // Bridal gown designer Spell Bridal // Veil Abbey Bridal // Hair piece Crowns and Wreaths // Lingerie ASOS // Shoes Wittner // Hair Atlas Hair // Makeup Andy Fretten Beauty // Bridesmaid dresses Bojena King the Label // Suits and cufflinks Instichu // Tie / Bow tie Bowtie & Cotton via Etsy // Shoes Antoine & Stanley // Socks Country Road // Watch Axton Wills // Barber / grooming Ashley Atlas Hair.