Simon and Emma describe themselves as global nomads, having spent most of the last decade living in Europe and Asia. They met in London in 2005 after Emma moved into the share-house Simon was living in. In 2017, they returned home to celebrate a magical wedding with all their friends and family.
Having grown up in Byron Bay in the 80s, Emma was well-aware of Byron’s chilled-out, ‘hippy’ vibe. She used this to inspire the laid-back, rustic and natural feel of her wedding.
‘Our wedding was planned to be very relaxed, set on a farm with rustic beach-town feel,’ says Emma.
‘We wanted the reception to feel like a huge, Tuscan-style outdoor lunch, even though we were serving dinner in Byron Bay!’
The Farm at Byron Bay was the foundation of Emma and Simon’s wedding styling, with all elements keeping in character with its rustic decor.
‘When I was growing up, [The Farm] was a working flower farm. We used to drive past it every week on the way into town,’ says Emma.
‘It has meant a lot to me to see how thoughtfully the new owners have taken the land and transformed this farm into a fabulous asset for Byron. I also really wanted our guests to see how beautiful the countryside is, not just the beach.’
The couple stuck with muted tones for tableware along with lots of candles, cascading greenery and hanging lights to enhance the outdoor setting of their reception. The ceremony was also filled with white orchids, huge half-open white roses, King Protea and big tropical palm leaves.
Three Blue Ducks created another of their famous wedding feasts for Emma and Simon, serving a spread of oysters, kingfish, prawns, charcuterie, dips, cheese, grilled snapper, roast pork loin, an abundance of sides and a grazing dessert table to end all grazing dessert tables.
Check out Emma and Simon’s beautifully laid-back wedding pics by HOORAY! favourites, Heart and Colour below.
Photography: Heart and Colour | Event Planning: Stephanie Brodeur | Event Styling + Decorations: Frank & Joy | Floral Styling: The French Petal | Venue, Catering + Drinks: Three Blue Ducks | Cake: Raw & Peace | Stationery: Paperless Post | Entertainment: Kieran Harte + North Coast Entertainment | Wedding Gown: Rue Du Seine | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Lover, Dion Lee + Ulla Johnson | Shoes: Sergio Rossi | Suits: Paul Smith | Engagement Ring + Wedding Bands: Michael Wilson Diamonds | Celebrant: Skai Daly | Hair + Makeup: Alex Outsen | Transport: Magic Bus Byron Bay | Ceremony Venue: The Farm, Byron Bay
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