What we love most about Byron Bay is that it is such a versatile location for an elopement. Not all of our couples want to have a beach wedding or get married in Byron Bay for that matter. Sarah and Ponsy eloped at Friday Hut Road Estate, owned by professional surfer Matt Wilkinson. Just 15 minutes from the beaches of Byron Bay, Friday Hut Road Estate is a stunning hinterland property, because this venue located just outside of Byron Bay it meant we could avoid some of the strict Byron council guidelines for outdoor weddings and have a more relaxed hinterland wedding. This luxurious venue has a beautiful natural archway which perfectly frames the natural timer arbour providing the perfect location for a ceremony.
A real family affair Sarah and Ponsy’s mums cooked all day at the accommodation to make dinner for the reception, while the kids swam in the pool. During the ceremony we live streamed with New Zealand so Ponsy’s family could be a part of the celebration.
Upgrading the Barfoot package to include hair and make for mum, Sarah’s sisters and some of the guests, as well as including videography. Being in the hinterland we captured some gorgeous portraits of Sarah and Ponsy in the dappled light through the trees down by a river located on the property as well as some fun shots in the rustic cabana by the pool which suited Sarah’s traditional bouquet of roses and greenery and stunning dress with lace details.