7th June, 2021 | by Alera
A boho-luxe theme with a European feel was on this week’s White Lily bride’s mind when planning her wedding in Byron Bay. Upon canceling her original plans of getting eloped in France, Lizzy and JP finally celebrated their love in an intimate and beautiful ceremony at Byron View Farm.
A Big Apple Love Story
Imagine looking at the view of New York’s skyline, turning around, and seeing the love of your life on one knee! Lizzy and JP’s proposal story has us dreaming of overseas trips: “JP proposed on a trip to the US in September 2019. He told me he had organised a nice dinner and we caught the ferry over to Long Island NY. We stopped and looked at the view of New York skyline, took some photos etc and then when I turned around he had got down on 1 knee and started saying all these beautiful things, and had organised a professional photographer. Can confirm we were both in tears!”
It is no surprise that travel lovers Lizzy and JP originally planned on getting married overseas. With Covid throwing a spanner in the works, our White Lily couple was determined on bringing the European feel to their new location in Byron Bay: “Since we weren’t able to travel, we were looking for a European feel with a timeless, boho luxe, elegant, fun wedding with a lot of beautiful white, dusty pink and neutral details.” Not only was their special day embellished with beautiful decor, but it was also filled with memories the couple will cherish forever; Lizzy specifically remembers walking down the aisle and having her first dance with her now-husband JP in the rain – so dreamy!
Complete the sentence: Being married means being loved so much that you always feel safe.
Lizzy’s Dream Wedding Dress
A modern minimalist’s dream – Lizzy wore OBERON by Pronovias and absolutely stole the show! Oberon’s minimalist yet elegant mikado fabric made the dramatic train pop, creating the most astonishing silhouette. The button details on the back completed Lizzy’s dream bridal look and made her feel beautiful on her special day. Upon asking what she loved most about her White Lily experience, she reminisces about her Luxe Lounge experience: “We had booked the Luxe Lounge experience and wow it didn’t disappoint! Being able to bring my bridesmaids and my mum to the fitting as well as enjoying some bubbly and treats was so special…The girls were amazing, professional, understanding and so much fun to work with.”
Speaking From Experience
We love asking our brides for planning advice and often hear the same words: don’t stress over the little details: “Try not to stress over things you can’t control, remind yourself that this day is about you and your other half so just ENJOY every single moment, don’t worry about anyone else and have fun! It will be the best day of your life.”
Scroll down to view all photos from Lizzy’s special day!
Venue: Byron View Farm
Photographer: Carlo O’Brien
Videographer: Sam Thompson
Celebrant: Shelley Lingman
Florist: Nicola Chatfield
Stylist: Byron Bay Weddings
& The Wedding Shed
Cake: Diana Llanos
Hair: David Burton
Makeup: Philippa Mendes
Bridesmaid dresses: Chancery the label
Suits: Hallenstein Brothers
Transportation: Byron Bay Coaches
Entertainment: Josh Boots & Matty A DJ
Stationery: Laura Stanbury
27th April, 2021 | by Alera
A gorgeous day in Byron Bay, smiles as far as the eye can see, and a beautiful couple that finally gets to call themselves husband and wife. White Lily bride Beck and husband Sean caught our eyes with their undeniable happiness in every single photo from their special day.
13 years ago, Brisbane couple Beck and Sean had no idea that a visit to the EKKA Showgrounds would take both of them on the ride of their lives. A few drinks of confidence, a cheeky number exchange, and here we are!
“Sean organised a surprise weekend away at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. It was truly magical, a hidden bungalow, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the stunning rainforest… 100 tealights, rose petals and dinner for two. He got on one knee and popped the question. It was like a dream!”
Simple, yet elegant decor with crisp whites and deep tones of oak and burgundy. Captured by Mitch Lally Films and Steph and Maurice from Two Blushing Pilgrims, Beck and Sean’s day was raw and beautiful. The carefully selected flower placements with subtle hints of burgundy filled their reception and ceremony with warmth and romance. Luckily, after patiently riding the Covid wave, none of their plans were affected by Covid. In the end, all of Beck and Sean’s 70 guests were able to attend their Byron Bay wedding, which made the day truly special for everyone: “We knew we wanted to relive the day, watching our family and friends come together to celebrate our love story. It is the little details or precious moments that we might not have seen on the day (as it happens so quickly), that could be caught on film & watched over again.”
Let’s Talk Dress
Her smile says it all! GROVE by Stella York was, without a doubt, the dress for Beck: “I loved the colouring of the sheer on the bodice, the buttons down the spine, with the seamless detail of lace and tulle.” The romantic look of the lace details tied in perfectly with the elegant theme of the day and made her look effortlessly beautiful when striking down the aisle.
Beck’s Favourite Memories
Speaking about striking down the aisle: Upon asking Beck about her favourite moments from the day, her emotions from their ceremony came flushing back: “There was so much love..” How can you not be in tears when hearing your husband’s vows and listening to an acoustic performance of “I will always love you”?
Mr. & Mrs.
After all these years, Beck and Sean finally move onto the next chapter of their lives. Beck’s favourite part about being married is to finally call each other husband and wife: “…we still giggle and cannot believe after 13 years, we finally did it!” It has, indeed, been a long time coming!
Complete the sentence: Being married means committing to your best friend for life and loving all their rawness.
Scroll down to see all photos from Beck’s special day!
Venue: Fig Tree Restaurant
Photographer: Two Blushing Pilgrims
Videographer: Mitch Lally Films
Celebrant: Andrew Michael
Stylist: The Wedding Shed
Cake: Hansel & Gretel Cakes
Customised sugar cookies: Eats & Treats_GC
Hair: Your Mayne – Chloe.Bee Bridal
Makeup: Sheridan Meyers Makeup Artist
Bridesmaid dresses: Tania Olsen Design
Suits: M.J. Bale
Transportation: Forever Kombis and Byron Bay Double Deckers
Music: Sarah Archer Weddings
9th June, 2020 | by mediachip
Clare and Jordan’s wedding exuded a sense of relaxed sophistication and unique flavour of fun. The couple’s vibrant bohemian Byron wedding featured bold colours and personal touches unlike any other.
White Lily bride, Clare had her eye on the venue for years. Fig Tree Byron Bay set the scene for Clare & Jordan’s big day, Clare explaining “I had seen Fig Tree Restaurant on Instagram years ago and known that it was where I wanted to get married.
The couple gave the iconic space their own personal flair with an abundant array of bold pink and orange florals encircling them at the end of the aisle. They continued these bold and beautiful blooms into their bridal bouquets, as well as a delicate selection of blossoms adoring Clare’s hair.
The abundance of floral details paired perfectly with Clare’s bohemian beauty-style wedding dress. “As soon as I put it on I knew that it was the one.” She said of her Ashley gown from Noosa designer, Erin Clare. “Erin was so amazing to work with and she brought my dream dress and veil to life!”
“I thought I wanted a plain dress with a big tulle skirt. I ended up choosing a sequinned, tight-fitting dress!” The gorgeous gown features luxe white sequins, fine straps and side split.
The couple celebrated their love in a stunning outdoor ceremony with friends and family.
“We wanted a simple, relaxed, fun ceremony. We didn’t have any readings but our celebrant Michelle did an amazing job of telling our love story to our family and friends. We wrote our vows as we wanted to make realistic promises to each other that related to our relationship and what we want from our marriage. We were able to hug and whisper to each other throughout the ceremony and this made us feel loved, happy and comfortable. Our ceremony was a highlight of our day.”
Following a lovely sit-down dinner with their guests, Clare and Jordan headed out underneath the stars to continue their celebrations.
The first dance? Utterly romantic says Clare. “Our first dance was outside, underneath a grapevine and fairy lights, surrounded by our family and friends. We wanted a classic song that wouldn’t go out of style – we chose ‘Stand By Me’ by Ben E King.”
See more from their relaxed and vibrant wedding in the gallery below!
Photographer: Figtree Pictures
Venue: Fig Tree Byron Bay
Planner: Byron Bay Weddings
MUA: The Luxe Beauty Co
Hair: Sinead Marian Hair
Flowers: Wilderness Flowers
Furniture: The Wedding Shed
Celebrant: Michelle Shannon
Grooms Attire: MJ Bale
Robes: Le Rose
7th June, 2019 | by Alera
After meeting at a friend’s 16th birthday party, Kate was head-over-heels for smooth-talker Jayden. The pair hit it off and now, years later found themselves arranging their wedding. They both agreed on what mattered to them most. We sat down with Kate to hear how it unfolded and her thoughts on what’s really important on your wedding day!
Aglow in the joy of their big day, Kate strode down the aisle looking beyond fabulous in Myra by Enzoani – a heavenly beaded mermaid gown with Chantilly lace underlay. She knew it was ‘the one’ straight away while shopping at White Lily Couture’s Brisbane boutique. Kate says,
“I loved that as soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one. I thought I was going to have such a hard time choosing, except the dress chose me! It made me feel beautiful and feminine. As soon as I put that dress on I felt amazing, I loved the way it looked, sat and fell on my body. I tried it on so many times before the wedding as I just loved the way I felt in it.” – The ultimate bridal feeling!
6th March, 2019 | by Celine
Joyous after the yes vote was passed, Kat and Kirsten were one of the first to say ‘I do’ in a Queensland same sex marriage.
After almost five years together, the couple tied the knot in a lavish and exquisitely thoughtful Byron Bay ceremony. Their venue of choice was the unique and rustic Earth House nestled into the expansive gardens of the grounds, which evokes tasteful simplicity, inspired by the natural environment of the hinterland.
The location of the ceremony was kept under lock and key as guests were brought to the garden escape in a super-cute red double-decker bus!
7th August, 2018 | by Celine
Stef and Dane’s Byron Bay Wedding was a tropical beach dream! With palm fronds and a soft neutral/pastel palette, the day was beautifully styled.
Stef fell in love with Stevie by Made with Love Bridal – the perfect relaxed fit for the big day. Stef styled her gorgeous lace mermaid gown with a raw-edged veil, a chic half-updo and statement earrings. The Beauty Lineup crafted and amazing warm smokey eye to bring out the warmth in her gown for a beautifully understated bridal look.
Our gorgeous real bride kept her bouquet simple, bountiful and fresh with lush whites and greens.
Scroll through the couple’s stunning wedding gallery below!
Images: Figtree Pictures
Makeup: The Beauty Lineup
Florals: The Arbour & Co
Celebrant: Kate Veling – Inner Circle Ceremonies
Images: Figtree Pictures