Byron Bay is fast becoming Australia’s hot spot for weddings! Famous musicians, movie stars and celebrities flock to the bay: Chris Hemsworth, John Butler & Oilver Newton Jon and Miley Cyrus are now proud residents. Suicide Girl’s Aussie sweat heart Margot Robbie recently tied the knot in Byron Bay!
I have put together some information and tips to you elope barefoot in Byron Bay!
Why Byron Bay?
Why not! It is the top destination for weddings in Australia. It’s not hard to know why. Byron Bay has that something special. You can’t quiet put your finger on it. It’s pulsing with surf culture, holistic and natural living and bursting with creative energy.
In the last 5 years we have seen a significant growth within the Byron Bay wedding industry. Byron has become a hub for restauranteers. Boutique experience’s with breathtaking views of the ocean or hinterlands. Local produce infused with creativity. Each venue is perfectly styled. A feast for your belly and eyes.
Byron Bay’s town hub is rich with coastal boheme wedding venue’s. Drive a few minute’s up the road and you can explore Byron Bay Hinterland wedding venue’s with sweeping hinterland and coastal views. It’s truly breathtaking. Wether you are looking for Bohemian, Coastal, Rustic, a French Manor or Precious Farm you won’t be disappointed.
When is a good time of year?
Peak wedding season’s are: March, April, Sept, Oct and Nov
April is especially busy in Byron Bay because we also have: School holidays, Easter + Anzac long weekends, Bluesfest and the International Writer’s Festival!
Dec and Jan are popular month’s for elopements. A lot of our European couple’s escape the cold to elope on a beautiful Byron Bay beach.
Byron Bay weather?
This is the million dollar question! Most tourists aren’t aware of the complex weather systems. Basically, it rains everyday. But don’t let that scare you off. It’s what makes everything so lush and green. I’ll eat my words here but out of every weekend there is very few every year that are ruined by the weather. It rains in the morning (while you get your hair and makeup done) and will often lightly rain, sprinkle or threatened too in the late evening. Meaning… your ceremony will almost always be fine. Most venue’s offer outdoor dining experience. Go with it. On the day they will tell you if it needs to be moved. 9 out of 10 times is finnnneeeeee.
Dec, Jan & Feb are HOT and HUMID. Consider this when you are planing to wear a suit & tie on the beach ;P
There are two things to considering when choosing your ceremony time: The HEAT and LIGHT.
As a photographer we are forever chasing gorgeous light. The first and last light of the day is called ‘Golden Hour’. It’s the light you see in most wedding photographer’s portfolio’s. It’s soft and flattering. The sky lights up with colourful hue’s. You won’t be blinded by the sun which make’s it more comfortable for you to have your portrait’s done. It allows us to evoke natural emotion and play with natural light.
We recommend working the day backwards from sunset. In Winter sunset is around 5.30pm or Summer 7.00-7.30pm (NSW time). Ideally for an elopement you would have a 3pm ceremony time in Winter and 4-5pm in Summer. Give or take 30 minutes depending on how many guests you have.