LOVE STORIES

Michelle Shannon


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Love Stories - Recent Weddings - Wedding Professionals

Every week I feel so lucky to work with wonderful couples, who share their love, their life and their family and friends with me.

with this blog I try to show you just a little of what I do - who I work with and how much fun your wedding day can be.  Enjoy!

Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding

Lisa and Bane - Earth House


The Team on the Day.

Photos by                    Lucas and Co

Film                               Allume Weddings

Venue                           Earth House 

Florist                           Wilderness Flowers

Coordination             Byron Bay Weddings

Styling                          The Wedding Shed

Music                             This is Sarah Archer

Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding

Lisa and Bane - Earth House

You wouldn't know that Bane and Lisa had a wet day for their wedding at the Earth House. These two met when they were just teenagers chatting to one another from the other side of the train tracks on New Years Eve. Bane won Lisa over, crossed the tracks and Lisa and her girlfriends all travelled to the same party that night with Bane and they have been inseparable ever since.⠀

We managed to bring their ceremony forward by 20 mins to beat showers of rain, but once the party started there was no mention of the word.  A truly fun wedding.

The Team on the Day.

Photos by                    Lucas and Co

Film                               Allume Weddings

Venue                           Earth House 

Florist                           Wilderness Flowers

Coordination             Byron Bay Weddings

Styling                          The Wedding Shed

Music                             This is Sarah Archer

Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding
Chloe and Rory Byron Bay Wedding

Chloe and Ruairidh - Beach Restaurant

Chloe and Ruairidh travelled from their home base in New York bringing with them guests from around Australia and the world to celebrate their love at 

Beach Restaurant in Byron Bay.

Initially meeting at a friends engagment party in 2013 they were 

drawn to each other from the moment they were introduced.  

Chloe wrote to me about her love for Ruairidh and said;

"I love that Ruairidh is literally always happy. He is so easy going and approaches life with such positivity. I love his fierce loyalty. He puts me and his family first, and is incredibly loyal and would honestly go above and beyond to do anything for the closest people in our lives. Marriage to me, means being a family unit and team. 

It means continuing to always respect and support one another, and to 

always uplift the other person and look out for what's best for them."

We had a stunning day and the bright sunshine and gold tones 

really added to the festival feeling of Summer.

Testimonial

"Hi Michelle, we wanted to thank you again for Saturday. We had the best day, and we felt the ceremony was so warm, love filled and special. Thank you for making it so lovely, for helping us with our vows and for your patience. So many people mentioned how wonderful you were in your approach and how nice the ceremony was. It's obviously a day we will remember forever. 

So thank you again, Chloe and Ruairidh." 

The Team on the Day.

Photos by                    Megan Kelly

Venue                            Beach Restaurant

Florist                            The French Petal

Coordination              Belinda Kirkwood (Beach  Restaurant)

Cake                               Let them Eat Cake

Dress                              Ines Di Santo

Music                              North Coast Entertainment

Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House
Stephanie and Eamonn at Earth House

Stephanie and Eamonn - Earth House

Stephanie and Eamonn first met over breakfast in a little cafe in 2016.  

Stephanie told me; 

"I knew I liked Eamonn, a lot, straight away and he made 

me feel very nervously excited."

Eamonn said;

"Marriage for me is me is declaring our love and declaration for one another 

with our family and friends to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Marriage is taking on the responsibility to love and protect 

Stephanie and our family always and forever, to give 

Stephanie the very best life possible."

 Eamonn, originally from Ireland added touches of his Irish heritage to the ceremony having  his mother and sister read Gaelic Irish blessings.  Stephanie looked incredible in her gorgeous Pronovias gown.  

Roxy from Frank and Joy making sure the day ran to perfection.

Testimonial.

"Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for being part of our special day. 

You were fabulous and we couldn’t ask for more in a celebrant. 

The day we met you, you put ours minds at ease. You are such a beautiful person inside and out and delivered such a professional, wonderful 

and personable ceremony on our wedding day. 

I will highly recommend you to others.  

Steph and Eamonn xx

The Team on the Day.

Photos by                     Byron Loves Fawn

Venue                             Earth House

Florist                            The French Petal

Coordination              Frank and Joy

Cake                               Tara from Byron Bay Cake Boutique

Dress                              Pronovius

Hair and Make up     Byron Beauty Bar

Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day
Brooke and Christian's wedding day

Brooke and Christian - Fig Tree Restaurant

Christian met Brooke in March of 2011. Brooke was out having a few drinks with her friend - she started chatting to the handsome barman (obviously Christian) and before the night ended there were a few sneaky kisses on the dance floor and Christian kindly offered to walk the girls home.. The rest is history!

Christian wrote;

" Brooke brings out the best parts of me and every second

I get to be with her makes me so happy;

I love Her smile - I love the way she believes in me.

She has made me a better version of myself - 

the me I always wanted to be. "

Testimonial.

Hi Michelle,

Married life is actually kind of wonderful!

Who knew that after 8 years we could end up in a love bubble all over again.

It was honestly such a privilege to have your marry us.  It meant so much to us to have your constant support and love along the way. 

As for our wedding day, we received so many comments from our family and friends about how intimate and special our ceremony was - and how it seemed as though you were a dear friend of ours. Some people thought you actually were a close friend!! They couldn't sing your praises loud enough and neither can we, Michelle. The warmth, calming energy and love that you brought to our day is something we won't forget. We only wish we'd had a few more moments with you.

Best wishes Brooke & Christian xx

The Team on the Day.

Photos by              Bayleigh Vedelago  

Venue                      Fig Tree

Florist                      Bower Botanicals

Coordination         Byron Bay Weddings / Styling - The Wedding Shed

Cake                          The Cake That Ate Paris         video Wilde Visual

Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen
Emily and Cohen

Emily and Cohen - Earth House

Emily and Cohen chose the divine Earth House as their location 

for their wedding day. 

Thanks to mutual friends at a party in 2012 these two first met. A week or so after the party Cohen spied the beautiful Emily on the dance floor at a night club, plucked up the courage to go over and say hi, they danced and they kissed - phone numbers were exchanged -and well, you could say the rest is history!"

60 guests joined them to celebrate - Byron Bay Weddings managing a smooth team on the day for the perfect evening of love.

Testimonial.

"Michelle, We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. We had an amazing day and we really felt you helped capture the mood of our wedding perfectly. Your kind and calm nature made us feel relaxed, and your helpful tips made the day run smoothly and helped us to appreciate every moment.

We look forward to catching up for a coffee one day soon when we are in Byron!

Lots of love and thank you again, Emily and Cohen xx"

The Team on the Day.

Photos by               Fig Tree Pictures    

Venue                       Earth House  

Florist                       The French Petal

Catering                   Feast 

Coordination         Byron Bay Weddings / Styling - The Wedding Shed

Cake                           Sweet Obsessions           Music           Tom Francis

Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel
Samantha and Samuel

Samantha and Sam - Fig Tree Wedding


Samuel and Samantha met in January 2014 at a party being hosted by a mutual friend. They had both just recently returned from separate Europe trips and had plenty to talk about. Samantha spent a little time stalking Samuel on facebook and before she knew it they had arranged their first date. After that date it really just kicked off their relationship and 4 years later they gathered their close loved ones to celebrate at Fig Tree Restaurant.

Testimonial.

"Hi Michelle -We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything, 

we loved having you as our celebrant and part of our big day. You made us both feel very comfortable and relaxed during the whole process, from the moment we first met you in Byron on that rainy morning for coffee we knew we were i

n good hands and that everything would work our perfectly. 

On our wedding day you were that friendly and familiar face who 

made us feel instantly relaxed.

Thanks again, Lots of Love  Mr and Mrs Luff xx"

The Team on the Day.

Photos by               Fig Tree Pictures    

Venue                       Fig Tree Restaurant  

Cake                         Byron Bay Cake Boutique       

Florist                      Alstonville Florist

Makeup/Hair         Luxe Beauty

Music                        Lark Music

Coordination        Byron Bay Weddings / Styling - The Wedding Shed

Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish
Lesley and Trish

Lesley and Trish - Harvest Cafe

Their love story stole my heart and made me feel very humble to be part of a couples long, long awaited day with pride.

They both met in an Yoga Ashram in India in 2000. They became friends and two years later reconnected when Lesley flew from Sydney to Adelaide for a visit.

Lesley said;

"We have been together for 15 and half years, always committed and focused on a future together. Now that we can legalise our commitment, I feel a deeper connection to Trish. Although I didn’t think I could be more committed than I already was, I do feel a stronger sense of commitment to her and feel stronger in myself. Marriage has always been a sacred institution from my perspective." 

Harvest Cafe making the day run as perfect as they always do, delicious food and great service just part of who they are.  Justin from Bushturkey Studio capturing all the action.


The Team on the Day.

Photos by              Bushturkey Studio       

Venue                      Harvest Cafe            

Cake                         Byron Bay Cake Boutique             


Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben
Alana and Ben

Alana and Ben - Deux Belettes

Alana and Ben first connected via a mutual friend just over 3 years ago. Conversations soon turned into a first date at a little bar in George Street called Palmer and Co. They clicked straight away, talked for hours and ended up having McDonalds at 1.30am in the morning. It was a cold and rainy winter’s night and the city pavers were slippery, as Alana lost her footing in her leather shoes she grabbed hold of Ben's hand and hasn't let go since.

Alana told me;

"I knew this was something special by the second date. I remember driving back home and speaking to my sister saying “I think he is the one". Ben had this genuineness and ability to make me feel at ease from the moment we met."

They celebrated again amongst showers of rain but they had plenty to smile 

about and enjoy.  The champagne flowed and Coordinator Jane Magnus 

made sure every detail was perfect.

The Team on the Day.

Photos by                  The White Lane           

Venue                          Deux Belettes            

Videographer           The White Lane        

Catering                      100 Mile Table

Cake                              Sweet Obsessions            

Coordination -          The Wedding Series with Jane Magnus         

Florist  -                        Florals and Co       

Music                             Ineka           

Marquee /Furniture  Lismore Party Hire and Hampton Hire                                                                                      

Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah
Andrew and Hannah

Andrew and Hannah - Earth House

Hannah and Andrew met at the Big Day Out Festival in 2009 through mutual friends.  They decided to wed at the beautiful Earth House, Clunes as they were engaged in Byron Bay so it seemed appropriate to bring those they cherish back to a place they both love.  

Andrew wrote and said;

"I was initially attracted to Hannah’s beautiful looks, friendliness and her dancing skills! It wasn’t long after meeting Hannah that I had that butterfly feeling in my stomach and never wanted to be away from her. 

Marrying Hannah is a celebration of all the great things we have 

achieved and done so far and will go on to do in the future." 

The Team on the Day.

Photos by -                            Cassandra Ladru 

Venue                                      Earth House

Videographer                        Gold Bear         

Venue  & catering                Byron Bay Weddings                

Cake                                          Rebellyous Cakes

Coordination -                      Creative Weddings 

Florist  -                                   The French Petal

Music                                        The White Tree

Furniture                                The Wedding Shed        Hampton Hire                                                             

Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria
Alex and Rachel at Osteria

Rachel and Alex - Osteria Wedding

Alex and Rachel's first real date was in early 2014 - Alex wrote and said;

"The first time I saw Rachel it was game changing. Rachel emits an aura of quiet confidence and competence and I was instantly held in rapture of her presence.

I love her strength and find it both calming and awe inspiring at the same time. Meeting Rachel was one of the most incredible moments of my life."


They gathered their loved ones from around Australia to celebrate at Osteria, Casuarina. A beautiful afternoon filled with love captured perfectly by Fig Tree Pictures.

The said;

Michelle, Alex and I could not thank you enough and I am so, so glad I found you to take us through our marriage journey. You really kept my nerves in check. 

I remember how nervous Alex & I were going into the rehearsal. But after meeting with you (literally holding my hand) our nerves were replaced with excitement!

And WOW what a ceremony you delivered! People are STILL talking about it. 

A few of our guests thought you were a friend of ours because you knew us so well and every word you spoke was with an authenticity that's hard to come by.

So thank you again. You will always hold a special place in our hearts & we will be calling on you for a coffee date next time we are in Byron!

Hope you are really well Michelle, Lots of love Rach & Alex xo

The Team on the Day.

Dress designer -                    Hope x Page         

Photos by -                              Fig Tree Pictures                     

Venue                                        Osteria                        

Cake                                           Sweet Obsessions

Coordination -                       Sunshine and Confetti            

Florist  -                                    Gypsy and Bloom   

Music                                         This is Sarah Archer   

Furniture                                  Hampton Hire                                                                                

Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm
Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm

Emma and Tim - Byron View Farm

Seventeen years ago in year 7 at high school Emma and Tim's paths first crossed. Emma said that Tim was always very sweet, had perfect manners and everyone always gravitated around him, he was loved by all. In 2009 their paths crossed again, this time thanks to a mutual friend as they were all heading to a 21st birthday party. Emma believes this moment was the first time she really met Tim.


Working with these two was a dream, easy, lovable and fun - which reflected so much in their ceremony held at the divine Byron View Farm.  Tim and Emma have the same drive, enthusiasm for life and love of family as one another - a perfect match in my eyes.  Every moment captured beautifully by Ann-Louise at Possum Creek Studios.

They wrote:

"Hi Michelle, Tim and I cannot thank you enough for our perfect ceremony on Saturday. We knew exactly what to expect, were so comfortable and 

even managed the tears! Every single person said it was the most heartfelt 

and genuine ceremony they had been to. They were in awe of how you 

worked the space and allowed Tim and I to be in each others arms, 

kisses and whispers whenever we needed. The comment about how 

well everything went are a testimony to all of your hard work and preparation- 

I couldn’t have imagined our ceremony any other way.

We had the perfect day, and it all kicked off with you. Lots of love from us xx"

The Team on the Day.

Dress designer -              Friend Linda Smith

Photos by -                        Possum Creek Studio             

Venue -                               Byron View Farm

Caterer                                Feast Events

Styling and Furniture - The Wedding Shed

Coordination -                 Byron Bay Weddings           

Florist  -                               Wilderness Flowers                                                                      

Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove
Anna and Henry at Summergrove

Henry and Anna - Summergrove

If it wasn't for  Anna's friend Kevin,  Anna and Henry might never have met. In the class of 2012 Chartered Accountants' Kevin who apparently idolised Henry and his muscular physique had seen Henry around in the gym. Kevin sat down a seat away from Henry, leaving Anna to sit between them (next to Henry) as there were no other seats available.  Henry told me;

"From the moment we met I thought Anna was just gorgeous. I loved that she was so family orientated, intelligent and smart. I soon discovered her love of food matched my own. We have a lot of fun together and today means I will always have her by my side where ever I go - growing old and building a life together, forever." 

Their beautiful wedding at Summergrove, touched us all with tears and laughter

The Team on the Day.

Cake designer - The Vanilla Rabbit

Dress designer - Keooula Designs

Earrings - The Two Mrs Grenvilles

Lion Dancers - Mantis Kung Fu

Live band - The Hip Stars Band

Groom's suit - Joe Black

Photos by Fig Tree Photography                       

Venue - Summergrove                      

Florist  - Daisy and Co Flowers                             

Hair and make up  - Andri Makeup, Sarah Neill Hair                                            

Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes
Bianca and Mike at Deux Belettes

Bianca and Michael's Stunning Duex Belettes Wedding

Bianca and Mike's paths crossed a few times before they officially met in September of 2012. It seemed Bianca had her eye on this handsome man a few times before she had the courage to walk right up to Mike, tap him on the shoulder and asked if he wanted her phone number. Bianca wrote; 

"From the start I liked that Mike was easy to talk to, really humble and we shared a lot of the same values. He is a true gentleman. Mike is the best person I have ever known and I’m very, very lucky to have such an incredible man by my side."

Bianca looked stunning in her Karen Willis Holmes gown, her gorgeous smile beaming throughout the day - and a very emotional Michael watched eagerly as his beautiful bride made her way down the aisle at Deux Belettes. 

 Every moment captured by photographer Janneke Storm.

Kind words from Bianca and Mike  ;

Hi Michelle,

We are still reminiscing about the day as it was so magical and special. 

Many of our guests commented about how lovely and calming you were, 

and the experience with you was great. 

Thanks again for all your love and light! Bianca & Mike x


The Team on the Day.

Photos by                             Janneke Storm

Venue                                     Deux Belettes

Coordinator/stylist           Hayley Cravigan Event Stories                                   

Gown                                      Karen Willis Holmes

Bridesmaids                        White Runway

Florist                                     The French Petal

Cake                                         Byron Bay Cake Boutique

Caterer                                    Your Gourmet

Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding
Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding

Teanna and Jye's Byron View Farm Wedding

Initially meeting through mutual friends it didn't take Jye long to win over Teanna's dad - they tell me all it took  was a bowl of chips, a few beers and a game of football on TV and Jye soon became the most popular person in Teanna's house.  

Jye wrote to me about meeting Teanna and said;

"Teanna was a catch from the moment I laid eyes on her. She has a great smile, 

was easy to get along with and she liked to be out and was always 

up for a good time - and she is beautiful..

Within months I knew I had fallen in love with Teanna. 

Everything was just so easy and I thought to myself 

'she is the one I want to be with for the rest of my life'

Teanna looked beautiful in her Grace Loves lace gown - the team at Byron Bay Weddings once again creating a magical day full of wonderful memories.

Kind words from Teanna and Jye:

"Hi Michelle,

We are well and loving married life. Our wedding guests and family are still going on about how amazing you were. The wedding day would not have been as incredible without you and we are so grateful for everything you have done for us, 

you truly went the extra mile to ensure our celebration of love was perfect.  

Teanna and Jye xx"


The Team on the Day.

Photos by                               Fig Tree Photography

Venue & Catering                Feast Events

Coordinator/stylist             Byron Bay Weddings

Flowers                                    Bower Botanicals

Gown                                        Grace Loves Lace

Styling                                      The Wedding Shed     

Hair and makeup                 Phoebe fever Weddings 

Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt
Chantelle and Matt

Chantelle and Matt - Celebrate at Beach Restaurant

Eight years ago Chantelle met Matt through mutual friends.  Being beach lovers Byron Bay was the perfect choice for a weekend getaway with family and friends to celebrate their love.  Matt told me;

"Chan grabbed my attention with her pretty looks and fun-loving personality 

from the moment we met. I knew Chan was someone very special in that 

moment and then after a few years of friendship it blossomed into love. 

I feel very lucky to be marrying her today."

Beach Restaurant looked beautiful as did the gorgeous bride in her Made with Love Bridal gown - the white arbour the centre stage for the ceremony.  Having booked Raes at Wategos for their honeymoon they had plenty of stunning locations to capture the fun and happiness of the day.

Kind words from Chan and Matt ;

"Hi Michelle,

Just want to say a HUGE thank you for being part of our special day. 

You really are amazing at your job and couldn't of asked for anyone else to marry us. It was truly the best day.  Lots of love Mr and Mrs Whitehall xx"



The Team on the Day.

Photos by                              Shane Shepherd

Venue                                      Beach Restaurant                                                      

Gown                                       Made With Love Bridal

Bridesmaids                         Shona Joy

Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril
Jess and Kyril

Forget Me Not - Kyril and Jess

It was such a pleasure to work with Jess and Kyril, their fun nature and caring family connections brought together some lovely hindu traditions to our modern love story.  After spending 6 1/2 years together marrying in the hinterland at Forget Me Not property was a dream come true.  We had a few showers but sheltered under the Marquee for the ceremony and then celebrated outdoors when the skies cleared.  Kyril wrote and said;

"I knew I was falling in love with Jess when she started cooking me awesome home cooked meals and would ask me to come home for dinner. They say “the way to a man’s heart is through his tummy” and this is exactly what happened here. These days the amazing food is just a bonus on top of the remarkable person she already is. But asking Jess to marry me has to be one of the most memorable nights of my life. I don't remember the wording much after I got down on one knee but the outcome was positive and a definate YES.."

Kind words from Kyril;

Hi Michelle,

"Thank you so much for being part of our amazing day and giving 

us a very special ceremony. We had numerous comments on 

how well the celebrant created a beautiful atmosphere. 

Kind regards Kyril and Jess"

The Team on the Day.

Photo by                                 Fig Tree Pictures

Venue                                       Forget Me Not

Caterer                                     Eat Drink

Management                         Events by Emily

Furniture                                 Byron Bay Wedding and Party Hire

Flowers by                              Poppy and Fern

Cake                                          Two Little Bakers

Music                                        Sarah Archer

Marquee                                  Sperry Tents Australia

Makeup and Hair                 The Beauty Lineup

Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren
Billy and Lauren

Orchard Estate - Lauren and Billy's beautiful day

Billy and Lauren chose the beautiful surrounds of the hinterland and Orchard Estate for their wedding celebrations.  They met at the local gym back in 2012. It wasn't long before they soon fell in love and the very week they celebrated 5 years together they married on that day.  Lauren wrote and said;

"I love Billy's ability to make me laugh even on a bad day. I love his dedication 

and motivation to his work and studies. I love that he makes me feel so relaxed. 

I love how polite he is and never takes anything for granted. 

But most of all I love the way Billy loves me for me."

Lauren wore a beautiful ring with a blue stone from her late grandmother as her 'something blue' and also tied to her bouquet was a ring 

given to her by her grandfather.  

The Team from Byron Bay Weddings putting together another amazing destination wedding event - they really are the dream team.

The Team on the Day.

Photo by                                 Paul Bamford at Finch and Oak

Venue                                      Orchard Estate

Caterer                                    Fig Tree Restaurant

Management                        Byron Bay Weddings

Styling                                     The Wedding Shed

Flowers by                             The French Petal

Gown                                       Karen Willis Holmes

Cake                                         Millies of Newrybar

Music                                        McGee Entertainment

Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes
Kylie and Tommy - at Deux Belettes

Kylie and Tom's Amazing Deux Belettes Wedding

Kylie and Tom first crossed paths at the Breakfast Creek Hotel in Brisbane.

Tommy spotted this gorgeous girl sitting alone and with great courage he walked over and kindly asked if Kylie would like to join his group of friends for a drink. 

 The answer was 'no' and Tommy walked away feeling a little embarrassed. They continued to catch one another's eye and flirted with sheepish smiles throughout the afternoon and a while later Tommy tried his luck once more when he noticed Kylie was again sitting alone. This time the conversation flowed easily - they discussed all of the big topics from favourite fonts to vegemite/butter ratios on toast and so on.  Tommy knew in his heart that meeting this beautiful, intelligent, fun girl was more than just a coincidence - it was meant to be.

Tommy wrote and said;

"To be able to call Kylie my wife is so special to me. Marriage is my solemn commitment to her for the rest of my life. I will always be there to support her in everything she does and ever wants to do as well as be true to what she needs. Marriage to me is an honest and true vow to be faithful to one another and stick things out during the good, the great ,the bad and ugly times. "

The celebrations were in full swing, big smiles and a contagious fun atmosphere beautifully styled and managed by Frank and Joy.

Kind words from  Kylie and Tom;

Hi Michelle,

Seriously what an absolutely smashing day we had on Saturday!! We are on the beach here at Hamilton island and just keep re-living all of our favourite moments - huge smiles all round, LOVED every second of it!

Thank you so very much for such an amazing experience - the ceremony was everything we had wished for, it was just perfect! Thanks again - you're an absolute darling and a star celebrant. We will most definitely be recommending you to all of our friends and fam that are starting to arrange their upcoming weddings!

Big love and hugs to you Kylie and Tommy xxx



The Team on the Day.

Photo by                                Fig Tree Pictures

Venue                                      Deux Belettes

Styling & Management    Frank and Joy

Flowers by                             The French Petal

Gown                                        Riki Dalal

Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall
Mel and Luke at Ewingsdale Hall

Mel and Luke's gorgeous Ewingsdale Hall Wedding

What started out as friendship soon turned to love when Mel and Luke were introduced to one another in 2011 through mutual friends.  Luke had plans to move to the USA and Canada for a year but after 6 weeks of travelling he headed home due to missing Mel so much.  He told me:

"I knew that I loved Mel when I couldn’t stop thinking of her while I was away 

from home. I knew I was in deep! I was on a trip of a lifetime; however, 

I was totally love sick. I kept having to drop into convenient stores to 

find pre paid credit so I could stay in touch. 

It was clear as day that she was for the one for me! "

They began their celebrations with a gorgeous setting at Ewingsdale Hall followed by their reception at The Belongil Restaurant.  Mel looked beautiful in her Grace Loves Lace gown and flower crown by Vitoria Fiztgibbons.

Kind words from Mel and Luke;

"Hi Michelle, We just wanted to say a huge thank you! You were absolutely wonderful, and we are so happy to have shared this big moment in our lives with you. Your kindness, calmness, and expert knowledge really helped us 

in being calm on the day (trying to be at least haha). We had many comments 

from guests about how fantastic you were, and we couldn't agree more. 

It was a beautiful ceremony, and in our eyes couldn't have been more perfect. 

So thank you very much, you were a huge support to us.  

Love Mel and Luke Granger  xx"

The Team on the Day.

Photo by                          Fig Tree Pictures

Reception                       The Belongil 

Venue                                Ewingsdale Hall

Flowers by                       Victoria Fiztgibbons

Music                                 Tom Francis

Gown                                 Grace Loves Lace                                               

Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding
Sianna and Tyson's Fig Tree Wedding

Sianna and Tyson chose Fig Tree Restaurant for their celebrations

Every time I arrive at the Fig Tree Restaurant I feel like I am at home, the views are spectacular and the staff are always friendly - not to mention how amazing each wedding setting takes my breath away.  Sianna and Tyson invited a fun crowd ready for a celebration of a lifetime - the styling by The Wedding Shed combined with florals from Beautiflora outstanding.  Sianna and Tyson's two cute kids lead the way down the aisle with Sianna's lovely mum.  After meeting each other 8 years ago at a mutual friends BBQ - Tyson wrote to me and said;

"What's not to love about Sianna- she is absolutely beautiful, intelligent

and the best mother to our two amazing children.

She is the most caring person I know, she puts everyone else before herself

and that's what I love so much about a her.

From the day we first met I thought to myself I have to have this girl.. "

Kind words from Sianna;

Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for the amazing ceremony you provided 

Tyson and I. We cannot thank you enough! Before getting married and 

meeting you I didn't quite realise just how important it is to get the 

right celebrant for your wedding but man' are we glad we chose you. 

Thanks again Michelle. Sianna xx 

The Team on the Day.

Photo by                             Yellowbull Weddings

Video                                    Yellowbull Weddings

Coordination                    Byron Bay Weddings

Catering/Venue                Fig tree Restaurant

Flowers by                          Beautiflora

Styling                                  The Wedding Shed

Hair                                        Byron Bay Wedding Hair Co

Cake                                       Rebellyous Cakes

Transport                             Magic Bus double deckers                            

Lu and Rich's gorgeous Forget Me Not Wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding
Ashleigh and Matt's Verandahs wedding

Lu and Rich's Fabulous 'Forget Me Not' Wedding

Over 100 guests joined in the celebrations for Lu and Rich at the divine Forget Me Not venue.  The incredible setting was true Bohemian fairy tale. Styled and Managed by the team at Story of Us, Lu's smile was filled with pure happiness and joy every moment caught on film by Janneke Storm.

A few years ago Rich was very lucky to meet the gorgeous Louise. Being a little cheap he told me he needed an ABN number to score some new furniture at a discount price. Lu was introduced to Rich by his friend Paul over the phone and before she knew it he had asked her out for a drink to say thank you. 

 And, well  as they say the rest is history.

The Team on the Day.

Photo by                             Janneke Storm Photography

Video                                    Story of Us

Coordination                     Story of Us

Catering                               Seaweed Cruise

Flowers by                          Bower Botanicals

Venue                                   Forget Me Not

Styling                                  The Wedding Shed

                                    

Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Fig Tree Restaurant - Samantha and Tom's wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding
Samantha and Tom's Fig Tree Wedding

Samantha and Tom's bohemian dream wedding

Samantha and Tom chose the divine Fig Tree Restaurant & Rooms to celebrate their love.  Initially meeting at work in 2013 - Sam wrote to me and said;

"I had just arrived in Australia and I managed to get myself a travel job. 

My boss sent me for a training session in Kings Cross and Tom was my 

work training guy! Who knew I'd find my Prince Charming in a rundown '

Travelbugs' shop in notorious King's Cross!

As soon as I met Tom I had this really strange feeling, but it wasn't the 

typical 'heart skipping' feeling, it was much calmer. 

I guess I knew there was something special from day one."

Family and friends travelled from around the globe to join them - Sam's gorgeous 

86 year old gran also came all the way from the UK, telling me she wouldn't have missed it. Samantha's beautiful smile tells the story of the day, they were relaxed, happy and ready to celebrate.

Samantha wrote;

"Michelle is amazing in every single way. She made the marriage process so easy and enjoyable from the get go and her ceremony was everything we 

dreamed of and more. Our guests couldn't compliment her enough; 

her warm nature, professional manner and personal touches really did make our day extra special. I'd recommend Michelle in a heartbeat to anybody 

looking to be married in the area."

The Team on the Day.

Photo by              Fig Tree Pictures          and videography  Fig Tree Pictures   

Coordination     Byron Bay Wedding    

Flowers by           Alstonville Florist                 

Venue                    Fig Tree Restaurant     Styling - The Wedding  Shed

Music                     Tom Francis                                     

Gown                     Grace Loves Lace

Hair                         Brides Aunt   

Makeup                 Bodi Beauticious                 

Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House
Jess and Aron marry at Bangalow Guest House

Jess and Aron's Bangalow Guest House Wedding

Jess and Aron first crossed paths in 2011 in Jindabyne while working during the ski season - almost by accident. Jess needed a place to stay and her friend Terri kindly offered her room at her place - Aron and his brother Jake just happened to live there as well - And what started as a friendship soon grew into more.. 

 Jess  said;

 "I was sold the minute I saw Aron in person, tall, dark and handsome - I was smitten, then when I saw him snowboard - I was swooning - an instant groupie." 


They celebrated with 78 friends and family and their gorgeous daughter Charlie - gifting her with a special necklace during the ceremony to remember the day.

All the action captured by Van Middleton.

They wrote to me and said...

"Hi Michelle,

It was all so lovely. Aron and I were just saying how bereft we felt now that you are not a part of our lives! It feels like we made a friend!  We loved every minute of the experience. Thank you for everything. Best wishes, Jess and Aron xx"

The Team on the Day.

Photo by              Van Middleton        

Videographer     Gold Bear                    

Flowers by           Bower Botanicals                     

Venue                     Bangalow Guest House        

Caterer                  100 Mile Table                               

Gown                       Shona Joy         

Tents                       Sperry Tents        

Makeup                   Friend                    

Harvest Weddig
Alice and Simon
Kate and her lovely dad
Simon and Alice
Simon and Alice
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe
Simon and Alice at Harvest Cafe

Alice and Simon's intimate family wedding at Harvest Cafe

Alice and Simon bought their family to beautiful  Newrybar for their intimate wedding ceremony held at Harvest Cafe.  Alice looked divine in her Zimmerman dress - paired with an outstanding ostrich feather cape that her mother gave her as a wedding gift.  After deciding on a small wedding party and short vacation - they went back to their home town of Hobart to celebrate with 100 friends.    

Alice wrote and said;

"Hi Michelle, We are really enjoying married life. Nothing much has changed but there is something about making the formal commitment that brings happiness to the soul. We think back to our wedding day a lot- we really loved it. 

Alice and Simon xx"

The Team on the Day.

Photo by                                       Kate Holmes

Flowers by                                   Flowers at the Farm

Venue                                             Harvest Cafe

Gown                                              Zimmerman

Makeup                                         Alex Ousten

Hair                                                 Edwards and Co.

Hannah and Ben
Hannah in her Grace Loves lace gown
Flowergirl
Hannah getting ready
Hannah and Ben
Hannah and Ben
Hannah and Ben
Hannah and Ben ' Married'
Hannah and Ben ' Married'
Hannah and Ben ' Married'
Hannah and Ben ' Married'
Flowers at the Farm bouquet
Grace loves lace gown
Hannah and Ben
Sweet Obsessions cake
Hannah and Ben at The Farm

Hannah and Ben marry at The Farm Byron Bay

In 2006 Hannah and Ben met through mutual friends. It took months of crossing paths at various places before they started to chat, once they did the conversation flowed easily, they opened up to one another and they started to fall in love. 

That was over 10 years ago. 

Ben told me;

"I was smitten and knew pretty early on that this was a once in a lifetime kind of love. I had never thought it possible to feel so strongly for another person."

They celebrated with close family and friends at The Farm in Byron Bay.

Three Blue Ducks catering deliciousness on the day. Photos by Lucas and Co.

They wrote

Hi Michelle,

We would do it all I again if we could!! The day was perfect!!!

THANK YOU soooo much for marrying us. All our guests said, what a wonderful job you did. You made it so personal and just a beautiful ceremony. 

You presented our story so well. Could not have been happier with the ceremony! 

Thank you!!! Hannah and Ben xx

Hannah and Ben - The Team on the Day.

Photo by                                        Lucas and Co

Flowers by                                    Flowers at the Farm

Venue                                              The Farm

Caterers                                         Three Blue Ducks

Cake                                                Sweet Obsessions

Gown                                              Grace Loves Lace

Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Little Lenny
Blake and Reece
Reece and Blake
Blake and Reece's New Zealand Wedding
Reece and his groomsmen
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Reece and Blake
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece
Blake and Reece

Reece and Blake's - Gorgeous New Zealand Wedding

A couple of years ago I remember Blake cheekily telling me at her sister Rebel's wedding that she was next.  Little did I ever imagined being invited to marry her and her gorgeous beau Reece in Queenstown, New Zealand.  Being part of this incredible family never ceases to amaze me. Having first married sister Nicky in Byron to her handsome hubby Jamie and then going to Noosa for Rebel and Michael's wedding this for me was the icing on the wedding trio cake. 

You only have to be with everyone for a moment to realise how much fun, love and dedication they have as a family towards each other and I feel very honoured to be part of this one.

Choosing a divine location at Jack's Point Estate, Gather and Gold  set up their Giant nordic tents while photographer Kate Roberge captured every moment perfectly.

There were so many amazing photos of this stunning day and so I have also posted more on my facebook page - so check it out.

And a very big thank you to Victoria Hanrahan who as a local celebrant helped me out with the New Zealand legalities for the day.

The Amazing Team

Ceremony Venue:                           Private Home - Jack's Point Estate, Queenstown

Photographer                                  Kate Roberge

Tipi                                                       Gather and Gold

Wedding co-ordinator                  Kath McKenzie

Wedding Stylist                               Amy Zareei  

Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James
Brooke and James

Brooke and James - Secret Byron Elopement

Ahhh, where do I start with this divine couple.  Brooke rang me one day and totally convinced me that this would be the easiest and most relaxed elopement I would ever have to be part of.. she was right!  

Not only did I just love these two but I walked away from their wedding with two new friends.  

Brooke and James didn't want to fuss too much, they hadn't yet told family and friends of their plans but had known for some time that they truly loved each other and after a decade together wanted to marry.  

They even turned up 'ring free' (so my husband and I quickly made them a fern ring each on the way back to the resort to have a bit of fun) - as you can see we are obviously jewellery designers in the making. (well maybe not!)

Brooke wrote to me and said;

"Hi Michelle - James and I wanted to thank you for being a essential part of our special day. You have such a gorgeous energy and made it so relaxed for us, it was just perfect and no words are going to be able to say how thankful we are.

We can't forget Mark either - please say a huge thank you to him again for us as he was a very crucial and special part of our big day too.

Will be keeping in touch Michelle. Kind Regards, Brooke Wade x"

The team

They stayed at the beautiful Byron at Byron Resort and Spa

Photographer                                Stories by Ash

Flower crown                                  The French Petal

Hair and Makeup                            Ava Belle Bridal

Gown                                                   Zimmerman

Married by Me

Kelly and Tom
Kelly's bouquet
The Earth House
Kelly in her stunning gown
Kelly and Tom
Kelly and Tom at Earth House
Making it all official - Kelly and Tom
Signing the register
The Earth House
Beautiful bridesmaids
Kelly and Tom and the bridal party
Cake by I heart Cakes

Kelly and Tom marry at the beautiful Earth House

I first met Kelly and Tom at Kelly's sister's wedding a few years ago - I feel very blessed when another family member asks me to also take part in their ceremony. 

Surrounded by 80 guests they celebrated at the beautiful Earth House in Clunes.  Managed and styled by Frank and Joy.


 Kelly wrote to me and said;

"Hi Michelle,

We would both like to say a huge thank you for creating a ceremony that 

reflected us both perfectly. We were so in the moment throughout 

the whole experience and you made us feel completely 

comfortable at such a nerve racking time. 

It truly felt like you were part of the family!

We had many guests comment on the beautiful simplicity of the 

ceremony and how great you were at delivering it.

We will be forever thankful for you being with us through this moment.

Warm thanks, Tom and Kelly"

Their love story.

Kelly and Tom have been in each others lives since they were both 15 years old and they both told me they were inseparable and have truly grown together and grown more in love as the years have passed.

They wrote and said;

"We see marriage now as a time to recognize and celebrate how much we 

love each other, as not much will change because we are already 

so deeply in love and committed to one another for the rest of our 

lives and have been for some time. I see marriage being the next step

 in our lives and the beginning of starting a family together."

Such a beautiful day - The TEAM

Photographer                        The Common Smith    

Management/styling           Frank and Joy    

Venue                                         The Earthhouse

Catering                                   Pablo Pablo 

Flowers                                     The French Petal

Cake                                            I heart Cakes

Kelly's gown by                     Dan Jones - Unbridled

Makeup                                      Erin Forbes and Hair      Moosh Hair Studio

Celebrant                                Me

Kate and Daniel
Kate and Daniel's wedding
Kate and Daniel's wedding
Kate and Daniel's wedding The Farm
Kate and Daniel's wedding
Kate and Daniel's wedding
'The Kiss' - Kate and Daniel's wedding
Michelle Shannon Celebrant Kate and Daniel's wedding
Kate and Daniel's wedding
Kate and Daniel's wedding
Kate and Daniel's wedding
Byron Bay Cake Boutique
Kate and Daniel's wedding
Kate and Daniel
Kate and Daniel's wedding
And they lived happily ever after - Kate and Daniel

Kate and Daniel's beautiful Wedding at The Farm - Byron Bay

Kate and Daniel's love story began when she moved from the North side of Sydney to the South - Little did she realise that moving closer to her friends would mean meeting the man of her dreams in the first week.  Their wedding ceremony was set amongst the macadamia orchard at The Farm - the very place that last Christmas Daniel surprised Kate with his proposal.  70 friends and family joined them to celebrate and enjoy the deliciousness served up by Three Blue Ducks.  Kate looked stunning in her Moira Hughes gown and Daniel's 3 gorgeous boys, Lachlan, Nicholas and Brandon joined in the fun.  They both spoke so beautifully about the other and Daniel told me;

"Marriage means the strongest possible bond that two people can have and that we are never far from each other’s thoughts and considerations. Kate and I will share a lifelong commitment together and I feel such gratitude for having found my soul mate "The One"- someone to snuggle up to and eat junk food in front of the teli with and I feel so lucky to have this incredible women with whom to build family memories with for the rest of my life."

The incredible TEAM on the day

Photographer                       Lucas and Co Photography

Venue & Catering                The Farm Byron Bay - Three Blue Ducks           

Flowers                                    Flowers at the Farm

Cake                                          Byron Bay Cake Boutique

Gown                                        Moira Hughes Couture

Testimonial from Kate & Daniel;

Hi Michelle

A very big THANK YOU for doing such a wonderful job on our special day! 

Your mix of warmth, humour and professionalism created the perfect tone for what was a truly magical day. We could not have hoped or wished for anything more. 

And our guests loved your style and many commented on your expert 

delivery of our ceremony, especially your quick wit when the flock of cockatoos unexpectedly flew overhead!

We wish you all the very best, and we too also hope that our paths 

cross again one day.  Love Kate and Daniel  xxx

Alice and Joel's stunning Byron Bay wedding
Joel and his friends at Verandahs pre wedding
Alice in her gorgeous Made with Love Bridal gown
Alice and her lovely parents
Alice and Joel's secret promise to each other
Alice and Joel having some fun during the ceremony
Alice and Joel's Verandahs Wedding
Alice and Joel - Married
Alice and Joel's wedding day
Champagne Tower for Alice and Joel
Family hug - Alice and Joel's wedding day
Smoke bomb - Alice and Joel's wedding
Smoke bomb - Alice and Joel's wedding
Alice and Joel's wedding day
Alice and Joel's wedding
Alice and Joel's wedding at Harvest Cafe

Alice and Joel's Byron Bay Elopement

This epic love story began 10 years early when Joel spotted this cute surfer girl named Alice at the Beaumaris Lifesaving club.  They spent Summers hanging out on the beach  together - especially loving their trips down to Portsea over the years, in the ocean, jet skiing, surfing, drinking and having fun at the pub and at friend’s holiday houses.  Joel wrote to me about his love for Alice and said;

"I love how determined Alice is, achieving anything she sets her mind too.

Including becoming a doctor! I love how organised Alice is. 

She writes lists of all her lists.I love how terrible she is at singing. 

I love how excited she gets with Christmas and birthdays. She just makes up for how much of a Grinch I am.. and I love how Alice really believes it when she says she's going to stop eating chocolate...but more than anything today

 I'm just so proud to be able to call her my wife."

You only have to be with them for a moment to think that maybe these two just met, but there is nothing but love and pure happiness around them and this is the kind of friendship that really makes for a lifetime partnership.

For more of these stunning photos by Kait Barker head to my

Facebook page for the full story.

The incredible TEAM on the day

Photographer                      Kait Barker Photography

Venue Ceremony                Verandahs

Venue Reception                 Harvest Cafe

Flowers                                   The French Petal

Gown                                       Made With Love Bridal

Videographer                      Joel Tronoff


Angie and Morgan's wedding
Angie and Morgan
Angie and Morgan's wedding day
Angie and Morgan's Elements Wedding
Marquee at Elements resort
Angie and her dad walking the aisle
Angie and Morgan's Elements Wedding
Flowers by The French Petal for Angie
Angie and Morgan's Wedding day
The first dance - Angie and Morgan
And they lived happily ever after - Morgan and Angie
Angie and Morgan with Celebrant Michelle

Angie and Morgan's Stunning Elements Wedding

 'Bright . Happy . Fun' - just a few words to describe the feeling I had the moment I arrived at Elements Resort for Angie and Morgan's wedding. Apart from being one of the most spectacular days we have had in Byron this year the outstanding styling and floral's will stay with me forever.  Over 200 guests joined Angie and Morgan for a fun filled day - their friends Clint and Jos created their love story tale and we blended their words into the ceremony with their vows, rings, family values and more.   Angie and Morgan wrote to me after the ceremony and said;

"Hi Michelle!

Thank you so much for everything! We thought you were absolutely incredible and our guests all agreed! We wanted a fun and relaxed day and you set the intent for that for us from the very beginning. And we’re so grateful for all the pre-wedding info you gave us as it allowed us to have the confidence to write our own vows, which is one of the most special things we’ll take away from all of this.

Thanks again - Angie and Morgan xxxx "

For more of these stunning photos by The Robertsons head to my 

Facebook page for the full story.

The incredible TEAM on the day

Photographer                      The Robertsons

Venue                                      Elements Resort Byron Bay

Marquees                              Sperry Tents Australia

Styling                                      Frank and Joy

Flowers                                    The French Petal

Hair                                            Emily K Hair                

Gown                                        Rhonda Hemmingway Couture

Stationary                               Fox and Fallow

Videographers                       La Luna Cinema

Music                                         The Baker Boys

                      

         

Lisa and Paul Byron View Farm
Family Lisa Eat World
Byron View Farm
That moment - Lisa and Paul's wedding ceremony
Van Middleton Photography
Lisa and Paul's Byron View Farm Wedding
The Wedding Shed for Lisa and Paul's wedding
Byron View Farm Wedding
Lisa and Paul's Wedding day
Lisa and Paul's Wedding Cake
Michelle Shannon and Lisa Holmen
And they lived happily ever after

Lisa and Paul's Byron View Farm Wedding

during Cyclone Debbie

Many months go into the planning of the perfect wedding day.  I met with Lisa and chatted quite a few times about enjoying the beauty of Byron for her wedding to Paul - but one thing we didn't plan on was Cyclone Debbie.  Paul and Lisa embraced the day, their family and friends were supportive and ready to celebrate no matter what.  And with the team from Byron Bay Weddings making sure everyone was happy the wedding went without a hitch (except the rain of course) - Lisa looked gorgeous in her Anna Campbell gown teamed with beautiful bouquet by Estelle.

Paul wrote to me about Lisa and said:

"Lisa cares so much about the people in her life. She always puts other people first and would do anything for her friends and family. But most of all it is the small things: Over time I have come to love Lisa more and more as I have seen the 1000’s of small things that go into making her the person that she is 

and I love her for loving me."

The incredible TEAM on the day


Photographer                    Van Middleton

Cake                                         Rebellyous Cakes

Gown                                        Anna Campbell

Management/bkg               Byron Bay Weddings

 Styling                                     The Wedding Shed

Flowers                                     The French Petal

Venue                                        Byron View Farm

         

Coco and Confetti Stylist and Florist
Michelle Shannon Marriage Celebrant
Coco and Confetti Stylist and Florist
Lidqvist Ink Stationary and Caligraphy
Rachel Bainbridge Plates
Songbird Silk and Lindqvist Ink
Colourful Romantic dining
I Heart Cakes Designer
Total Romance
Romantic Wedding Stylist
Beautiful Romantic styled wedding
And they lived happily ever after

Beautiful Indie Styled Wedding Shoot - 

now featured on Burnetts Board


I have always been a huge fan of colour in weddings. It's breath-taking, memorable and simply beautiful. Set amongst the black volcanic rocks at Fingal Head Lighthouse - Amazing stylist and Florist Coco & Confetti alongside Photographer Kylie Maree from Just For Love Photography & Film bought an incredible team together to create this magical, romantic photo shoot now featured on

Burnett's Boards .

The incredible TEAM on the day

Videography                 Anchored Cinema

Cake                                I heart cakes by Casey

Gown                              Begitta - Bridal & Couture

Paper goods                 Lindqvist Ink

Hair and Mup              The Beauty Lineup

Plates                             Rachel Bainbridge Art

Headpiece                    Komorebi Handmade

Silk Ribbon                  Songbird Silk

Tie and suspenders   Wood&Beau

Models Wes Ford and Zoe Carstairs

Byron Bay Surf Club Wedding
Aisle walk with mum and dad
Anneka and Kent's Surf Club Wedding
The kiss Anneka and Kent make it official
Michelle Shannon Celebrant
Byron Bay Cake Boutique
Surf Club celebrations Byron Bay Wedding
Chris Hemsworth, Anneka and Kent's wedding

Anneka and Kent were married at Byron Bay's beautiful Surf Club

They both met 5 years ago through work and started out having lunches together, river runs and hanging out on the weekends before they were an official couple.

Now residing in beautiful WA - family and friends travelled from New Zealand, Australia and the UK to enjoy the best of what Byron has to offer.

Including being lucky enough to run into actor Chris Hemsworth at The Pass beach while having their wedding photos taken by the fabulous Ben from  Blue Tulip Imaging.

The Surf Club really is one of the best locations overlooking Main Beach at Byron Bay and caters easily for large wedding groups . 

 They both wrote to me and said;​

Hi Michelle,

"We would just like to say thank you soooooo much for making our ceremony personal,

loving and enjoyable for us and our lovely guests. All our friends and guests commented 

on how lovely you are. Thank you again for making our special day the best day ever xoxo "

The Team for the day

Photographer Ben Blue Tulip Imaging

Music Josh Boots - 

Catering and Management by Equality Catering Co

Flowers by  Flowers by Julia Rose

Cake by Byron Bay Cake Boutique