Congratulations Hayley + David!! 💖
Hayley has been following us for 3yrs! An engagement and a baby in-between she finally got her big day with Luxe Elopements – no pressure right 🤣🙈
Each wedding day is completely different because each couple is totally unique!
Every day is unique from our couples personalities, the styling, the vibe, the weather… it’s never the same… that’s what makes it so much fun!
In Hayley’s words:
Tell Us About Your Experience With Luxe Elopements?
“It was structured very well. It was full of fun and laughter. SJ and my celebrant Leisa and my Videographer Martin were an incredible team that did everything to make me feel comfortable, to ease my anxieties and to accommodate my needs. Nothing was too much trouble. But I will also say, that once SJ arrived, EVERYTHING felt suddenly so real and the nerves kicked in. It couldn’t have been helped and it’s just anxieties of a Bride minutes away from walking down the aisle.”
Wedding Planner @luxeelopements_byronbay
Hair + Makeup @salon5sixty_weddings
MRS + MRS 😍
Ashlie + Alisha officially tied the knot with their 5 x little people as witnesses ✨ Well, our team was the “official” witnesses on the legals 🤣
Cabarita beach was recently voted number #1 beach in Australia! Secret little spot inbetween Byron Bay and the Gold Coast ☀️
We rolled up to a double rainbow 🌈 which reappeared just as Ash was saying her vows! Could it get anymore romantic!?
In Ash’s words:
Tell Us About Your Experience With Luxe Elopements?
“What a great one it was… We can’t thank them enough! We were suppose to get married a few weeks ago, except we went in to lockdown…after an emotional day within 5 days we had a new date and SJ worked to rebook all our vendors and ensure we were all set again…it was effortless for us and she took out all the stress.
Jacqui the hair and make up lady was incredible. She smiled away and chatted with our 3 girls as she did their hair first, she was just so lovely and down to earth and our looks at the end were just stunning- we wish we never had to take the make up off.
SJ is lovely, she makes you feel super relaxed from the first second you meet her and it just makes the whole taking posed photos relaxed and enjoyable. She certainly knows her lighting and how to capture those perfect shots.
Leisa who we used as our celebrant…my gosh- her ceremony she wrote for us was just perfection, it had tears welling up in our eyes and tears of laughter too, she knew just the right length of ceremony to do to keep our little ones happy, the whole day was perfect thanks to this team they are just AMAZING!
We didn’t have to worry about a single thing! They did the timeline, organised our flowers, location, all of it, and it was how we pictured it perfectly.”
Thank YOU both for making our “jobs” so much fun 😍
Wedding Planner @luxeelopements_byronbay
Personalised Cookies @nundericookies
Silk bouquet ribbon @thewholebride
“Not the beach” Elopement at Bramblewood
It’s that time of the year – FIREPIT 🔥
Post elopement feels – watching the sunset while you cosy up around the firepit 🥰
Winter on the East Coast is gorgeous – 20C days!
Venue @bramblewoodfarm @ $650 venue hire free / 15mins from Gold Coast Airport
Cute story: Julie-Anne + Wayne’s daughter, Cassie surprised them with a Luxe Elopements!!!
They have been together for over 20 years – their adult kids thought it was about time they officially tied the knot 😉
JA + W had organised a holiday in Byron Bay when Cassie sent them a wedding invite to their OWN wedding 🙈 Brilliant idea! What a surprise!
I really hope my daughters grow up to be this thoughtful and kind 👏
There is something special about getting married after many years…. You have already lived through your vows!
Mother Nature spoilt us with THIS AUTUMN SUNSET 🥰
Rain on Your Wedding Day?
Every bride dreams of perfect weather on their wedding day. It’s a roll the dice situation and hope for the best! But it’s not all doom and gloom if the weather doesn’t fall in your favour.
Realistically if you’re on the East Coast of Australia the odds are it could rain, especially if you’re planning a summer or spring wedding. But! Never fear, whether it’s the wet season of summer (December to March) or the typical hit or miss 20 minute storms in April, September or October most of the time it travels out to sea fairly swiftly. It almost never affects our ceremonies and in fact, it provides the most epic and flattering lighting!
Pictured: 2018 Cyclone Debbie Storms
They say rain is good luck on your wedding and we love this sentiment! If the weather does turn grey on your wedding day remember this old saying and put your mind at rest … storms create the most breathtaking colours and photos! And overcast days, well the clouds create the most flattering light acting as a natural filter. We’ll shelter in place and wait for the skies to clear, then grab our clear umbrellas as an accessory and capture those amazing post wedding feels and post stormy skies!
We are extremely experienced in these situations and will let you know IF the weather looks like it may pose a problem. It does rain “most days” in spring/summer however it never seems to impact us as they move so quickly out to sea. We watch the BOM radar closely, and will advise if it may be best to move your ceremony or wait it out – usually only 15-30 minutes max. And rest assured we very rarely need to change location or reschedule.
Pictured: 2021 Feb (wet season) rained all day + cleared in the afternoon = RAINBOW!
Worst Cast Scenario…
Okay, having covered all that, I hear you asking “What happens if we can’t wait out the storm SJ?” Don’t worry we’ve always got a back up plan!
We notify you 24hrs prior if there looks to be an imposing issue, offering with a few options like a change of ceremony time or location (think your Airbnb, reception venue or one of our partners). The day of, we carefully watch the BOM radar and let you know when it’s safe to go outside. Don’t forget those cute clear umbrellas! If it looks like the weather won’t let up, then we will change locations indoors.
ABSOLUTE worst case and the weather is a total wipe out, floods or blocked roads – we reschedule to another day you are available. As usually the would-be newlyweds would have their honeymoon already pre-booked somewhere nearby!
And if your still not convinced, check out these AMAZING photos captured during recent weather systems.
And if your still not convinced, check out these AMAZING photos captured during recent weather systems:
Top 8 x Boho Bridal Accessories - Byron Bay Edition
This one is for our wild at heart, free-spirited brides, who are dreaming of a bohemian wedding for their special day. Boho weddings have been growing steadily in popularity for the last few years, and it’s no surprise really. Who doesn’t love earth tones and organic linens combined with overflowing florals and abundance of greenery to transform your wedding day into a bohemian wedding.
Whether you are totally wild at heart or just love the eclectic mix of a classic wedding with casual sophistication of a boho theme, there are some definite bridal must haves. From swoon worthy bridal gowns to personalised jackets to glistening jewels to delicate flower girl dresses and accessories we have sourced some of our favourite boho must haves.
Images by Lady Bella Photography – Byron Bay
Don’t you just love it at the end of a romcom when they throw confetti at the happy couple getting married as they leave the church!? Well now it doesn’t just have to be in the movies! The Whole Bride has created an eco-friendly confetti that guests can add to the celebrations and create that magic just married moment on your wedding day!
Velvet Ring Boxes
The Whole Bride is a space where you can complete your wedding day with all of the beautiful products that you need to tie your wedding story together. Their velvet ring boxes are to-die-for and really add a touch of elegance to your wedding day photography and help little hands (or the best man!) keep those all-important rings safe.
Wearing a veil (or not) has been a hot topic for brides in recent years. While wearing a veil isn’t going out of fashion any time soon, we are seeing some other really cool alternatives to wearing a veil at your wedding, many boho brides are choosing to wear wide-brim hats. But, choosing to wear a hat doesn’t mean you can’t wear a veil. If you want to include a little touch of tradition, add some tulle to the crown, back or inside of your hat. Hats acting as headpieces — even big ones — look stunning. So the answer is yes. Wear both!
If hats are your thing and your rocking a boho wedding dress why not see if a hat works with your style? If you’re looking for a super cool hat Lack of Colour is a great place to start.
Lawd knows your wedding day is a long day, and the last thing you want is to be standing with your lover about to say I do and your feet cramp up! Every boho bride needs a pair of fashionable but comfortable shoes you can stand, walk and bust a move in. Shoes are often overlooked by brides, as they are so often hidden by your gown. Your shoes like any other accessory can be the ultimate statement piece, like these gorgeous velvet “Passion Heels” from Foreversoles.
If you’re totally crushing on the boho vibe chances are you want to wear jewellery that reflects your personal style and is as unique as you are. Pieces that are relaxed, nature themed, and has elements of the earth and the universe. Something with stones, feathers, shells, beads and made of sterling silver, copper or brass. Jewels that are worn alone, or in layers letting your effortless style shine bright on your wedding day. Some of our favs for dazzling luxe jewels are Celeste Twikler, Salita Matthews and Frankly My Dear.
@homebodii + @thewholebride
Bridal robes are another wedding trend that is growing in popularity in 2021. When you’re busy planning your wedding it’s easy to forget those ‘getting ready’ moments are just as precious. Those quiet moments in the make up chair or a sneaky glass of bubbles with your bridal party. Photographers are usually around to capture these moments so it’s nice to be wearing something that makes you feel beautiful and why not go all matchy matchy with your bridal party for a bit of fun? Our friends at Homebodii have some truly beautiful options for everyone.
Custom Bridal Jacket
Your wedding should be all about you and expressing your personalities. What better way then by adding custom touches to your special day that truly reflect who you are? Being a locally owned business we have developed relationships with our amazing wedding community in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. I am Poppy Designs is an award-winning local artist who can create so many beautiful things from wedding stationary, to a live painting of your wedding ceremony to this custom jacket she made for one of our brides recently. I am Poppy Designs can help you to make your wedding day a true expression of you.
Flower Girl Dresses – @Arabella Rose
Including little people in your wedding day can be the most precious memories for a lot of couples. Finding that perfect dress for your flower girl can be difficult, something that matches your boho style but is still suitable for a young child or pre-teen can sometimes be a challenge. If you’re looking for a stunning dresses that are perfect as flower girl dresses that are suitable for the little boho princess in your life we recommend Australian designer Arabella & Rose.