Sarah (a self-confessed “busy bee”) who not only owns her own jewellery business, Eastern Soul, but works at Spell & the Gypsy Collective while studying to be a midwife (ok, we agree with her!) married her man, musician Ant, in a low key wedding wearing one of our fave Sydney designers, the sustainable, Lost in Paris. They had both the ceremony and reception in Byron’s Ewingsdale and it’s as cute as it is cool. Van Middleton Wedding Photography shot all the gorgeous details, so do yourself a solid and scroll down…  

THE VENUE “We wanted somewhere that was a blank canvas for us to create what we wanted, a place were we didn’t have  a curfew. Being a bunch of musicians, this was essential. So we thought Ewingsdale Hall was the perfect choice.”

THE VIBE “Authentically us! Being a jewellery curator, I knew that an eclectic mix of exotic textiles and rustic vases were a must have. We just did what we loved, didn’t stick to any theme. But if you had to name it it would be boho.”

FAVOURITE DETAILS “Our most favourite detail was the sense of community that all our beautiful family and friends brought to our special day. We have so many talented kind people in our lives – pretty much everything was DIY. I loved the day before when we organised all the flowers, Babs was cooking and we had epic music pumping. It was honestly the best of times. The ceremony would have to be our favourite moment of the day, the light was beautiful (pre-storm) and we were so in the moment it was like it was just us there standing under those beautiful trees. Saying out vows was so damn raw and beautiful. The magic was real!”

THE DRESS “I LOVED MY DRESS! Alyssa from Lost in Paris was such a gem and I just adored it. I saw a blog (maybe even on Hello May) when I was looking for dresses and I booked in a fitting right away. Made from a vintage Spanish piano shawl, it had history and was tailored to fit my body shape perfectly. I love how Alyssa makes all the dresses in her studio in Sydney using vintage fabrics!”

REFERENCES “I did most definitely use Hello May as a resource –  perfect for our style. We also just did a lot of Googling and research through quotes to find the right thing for us. We didn’t need to much guidance we knew what we wanted.” 

LITTLE LOL “Well, if you count the epic storm and power outage from 7pm until the end of the wedding? We thought is was hilarious, the night ended up candlelit with amazing conversations. We did still get to have the band and all the banging music but it was a major F-up lol! All our beautiful friends and family thought it was the most romantic wedding ever!” 

A WORD OF ADVICE “Get a generator – lol! Do it your way, we didn’t get caught up in it all and honoured us and it really reflected through the energy of the day. The main piece of advice I would give to any couple is, if you want to do it on a budget really think about your guests, how many people you have will impact the way your wedding unfolds.” 

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Van Middleton Wedding Photography Rugs Pow Wow Parties and Glamping Stationery Lucy Charlotte. Ceremony & Reception Ewingsdale Hall Catering Babs Zarrella (Family) Cake Maker Ruby Lonesome Corner Cafe Hire Items Byron Bay Wedding & Party Hire Marquee & Lighting Hire Pavilion Marquees Sound Hire Byron Audio Entertainment Declan Kelly Music Celebrant Susie Figgis Rings Jux Jewellery THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Lost in Paris Robes Spell & the Gypsy Collective Shoes Bryr Accessories Eastern Soul Hair & Makeup Clare Moriarty Bridesmaid Dresses Reformation Bridesmaid Shoes Funkis Swedish Forms THE GROOM Suit, Shirt & Tie Thomas Farthing