BYRON BAY BLISS – HAVE YOU MET RAE?
There is plenty of hype around NSW’s north coast town of Byron Bay – boosting stunning beaches, uninhibited coastline, spectacular cliffs and craggy rocks, lush vegetation, a cute lighthouse and the country’s most easterly point. We’ve gotta admit, it’s all true.
Every time we plan and style a wedding in Byron Bay and surrounding hinterland we fall in love all over again with this gorgeous part of Australia. It is where we find peace to unwind and relax…and the inspiration to create some truly unique and visually stunning weddings.
Byron Bay is perfectly situated between the city and country; just far away from the cityscapes of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but idyllic for those wishing to mix the chilled vibes and bohemian flair of an alternative beachside town with pristine natural surrounds of lush Australian bush, misty mountains and rustic farmlands. The exclusivity of the area will certainly add a sophistication to your wedding.
Our absolute fave venue for grandeur and intimacy is Raes on Wategos. With absolute beach front, this boutique hotel is nothing short of elegant and luxurious. The architecture of the building is shrouded in mystique – its thick curved walls, arched doorways, hidden courtyards and tranquil waters will take your breath away. Rae’s eccentric charm and location right on the shoreline of Watego’s Beach is the true beauty of the venue.
Looking for inspiration? Our Amalfi Coast inspired style shoot for The Wedding Harvest, recently featured in White Magazine, showcases the beauty of the venue (and some amazing suppliers!). Dreamy watercolour blues, emerald, whites with accents of bold rouges in the florals set the scene for an Italian inspired wedding romance on the coast. A feast of juicy figs, fresh fish plucked from the sea, rustic loaves of bread and vibrant salads made the tablescape come alive, reminiscent of a feast amongst good friends and family. Let your senses be guided by these lovely images by Ryder Evans Photography.
To make your wedding weekend truly amazing, we recommend incorporating some adventure activities into your wedding festivity plans. There are plenty of fab bush walks, picnic spots, scenic drives, luxury spas, golf courses, markets, local produce farms and health retreats to entertain you and your guests.
Are you ready for a Byron Bay wedding? We are and look forward to hearing from you. Contact us here!
Photography: Ryder Evans Photography
Planning: White+White Weddings and Events
Styling: Little Gray Station
Furniture hire: Hampton Event Hire
Stationery: With Love Stationery + Design
Makeup: Jessica Brailak Makeup Artist
Hair: Foxs Lane Styling
Venue + catering: Raes on Wategos
Model: Melinda, Courtney, Ally and Alexandro
Bridal gown: George Wu
Bridesmaids’ gowns: The Babushka Ballerina
Florist: Elyssium Blooms
Cake: Rebellyous Cake Co
Groom’s outfit: Wil Valor
Veil: Grace Loves Lace
Props: The Palace + Co, AV Ideas
Jewellery: Samantha Wills
Bridal robes: Wedding Bling