Byron Bay isn’t just another beach town for Shannon and Eric, it hold symbolism. It was right here on the sands of Byron Bay that Eric dropped on one knee and asked Shannon to marry him. They came back to the same sands to get married.
Not only have these two found a best friend in life, they have found a soul mate. Their love was as clear as the bright blue skies above.
Two humans that were meant to collide in this lifetime.
E – “I remember the first time we met and how sure I was that you were that special one.”
S – “When I met you, I learned that sunshine could exist in a person.”
The day greeted us with high winds, we tucked around the corner of Belongil Beach to shelter as much as possible behind the big boulders that line the beachfront. They chose a barefoot elopement, which means no styling, and they were literally barefoot!!
Eric organised the elopement. Rarely, does the groom organise the entire elopement, however Shannon works overseas and so Eric being the true gentleman he is, did all the arranging for the two of them!
Shannon and Eric invited both of their families to join them on this magic day, a very warm and happy collection of human’s eagerly awaited Shannon’s arrival. She arrived in a Kombi, travelling from Wategos Airbnb – we love the idea of arriving in style and having a cute photo prop. And truly, when in Rome.. Right?! (or, should we say.. Byron Bay)
And staying within the boho theme, Shannon wore the most gorgeous Spell gown, the “canyon moon” + the spell “duster” over the top. Her hair worn half up, half down and entwined with gorgeous white flowers.
The sun sunk and left burnt orange in the sky, their love flourished before us. They walked along the oceans edge holding hands; they played in the orange glow surrounded by fields of long grass. They walked the train tacks and watch the sun go down.
They also invested in videography, and had the whole thing filmed by our film crew, Yellowbull weddings.
Belongil Beach is the beach you can see to the left of you if you are standing at Main Beach, it’s about 3 minutes from the heart of Byron Bay, but more quiet. It’s tucked away in it’s own little spot, and mostly locals traffic this beach.
From this point you have an incredible view of the sweeping ocean that dips into the centre of Byron and wraps around the coastline, which meets the most easterly point of Australia AKA The Iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse headland sticking out! It’s quite the sight + amazing for photos!
We find this beach quiet and chilled. If we are lucky we get to pat all the cute dogs that come to swim too.
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