After a “super bougie, champagne-filled day,” in France back in 2018, these two were engaged for two-and-a-half years before tying the knot. They enlisted the help of a number of our fave vendors, Laura Elizabeth Design (stationery and signage), Karen Willis Holmes for none other than that bridal gown and M.J. Bale for the groomsmen suits. Of photographer, Finch & Oak, the couple say, “we couldn’t have chosen better” and the proof is in the pudding, guys. Also, below…

THE VENUE “We were living overseas at the time of booking, so we actually didn’t visit any. We originally planned to have the wedding in Italy then decided to do it back home in Australia. Fig Tree Restaurant gave us all the Italian / European vibes and when we saw it had burnt down, we were devastated. Once hearing they were rebuilding, we booked immediately. It looks incredible in photos, but the grounds are so much more beautiful in real life.”

FAVE DETAILS “We LOVED the flowers [by Aurora Floral Studio]. We were inspired by bright reds, soft pinks and white and are still obsessing over them.”

THE DRESS “The Lexie gown from Karen Willis Holmes; a beautiful, hand-beaded, long-sleeved dress. I fell in love with it instantly and knew it was the one. Kalen always wanted to wear a coloured suit, wanting something non-traditional, and found his green suit on his first outing suit shopping!”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Make sure you are both involved in the process. It makes the day so much more special when you get to see everything you picked and decided on together come together.”

WE’RE GLAD WE… “Embraced the rain and didn’t let it bother us or ruin the day. If anything, it made it more special and romantic and made for some incredible photos!

If you have fallen in love with a bunch of elements from this Byron wedding, you’ll want to look into them further. And we’re here to help. Check out more from some of our faves, too at the following peeps’ Directory listings with us. Finch & Oak, Laura Elizabeth Design, Karen Willis Holmes and M.J. Bale. But first…”

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Finch & Oak Cinematographer Dandi Films Event Planner Byron Bay Weddings Stylist The Wedding Shed Florist Aurora Floral Studio Stationery & Signage Laura Elizabeth Design Ceremony & Reception Fig Tree Restaurant Cake Family Lighting Hire The Wedding Shed Entertainment Michael Vos Music Celebrant Andrew Michael Marriage Celebrant Rings AG Designer Jeweller Transport Byron Bay Coaches THE BRIDE Bridal Gown & Veil Karen Willis Holmes Robes Le Rose Shoes NAKEDVICE Accessories The Traveller Series Hair Lujo Studios. Makeup Taylor Kimler Makeup Artist Bridesmaid Dresses Shona Joy Bridesmaid Shoes Billini Bridesmaid Gifts Piyama & Izoa (Earrings) THE GROOM Suit & Tie Calibre Shirt Saba Shoes Aquila Watch Fossil Belt Scotch & Soda Grooming Tommy Two Blades Groomsmen Suits M.J. Bale Groomsmen Gifts Riedel