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Yet another wonderfully relaxed and joy filled Byron Bay wedding has popped up into our inbox. This time it’s the gorgeous Sonya and Brad who recently tied the knot at the hinterlands go-to ceremony and reception venue The Fig Tree Restaurant and Rooms.

Sonya tells us “it was important to us that the day would be as relaxing as possible. We had no specific themes but we knew we didn’t want things to feel formal or stuffy; it’s a celebration after all! Everything was in one location, so as the day rolled into night, our guests lounged on picnic blankets, played lawn games, and chatted over canapés and drinks. Having so much time to spend together gave us a chance to really take in the day”

Hello May’s favourite Queensland celebrant Paul Voge officiated at the ceremony of which Sonya says “Brad and I will always remember our wedding day as the day we couldn’t stop smiling. Despite the occasional tear, we were completely filled-to-the-brim with joy and laughter all day, and well into the evening.”

And Sonya has nothing but gold stars and high praise for their wedding photographer. “Jess Jackson, captured our memories perfectly and you can sense the intense happiness we felt, in each of her photographs.” She also has some advice for soon-to-be brides and grooms…

“Our advice, for couples planning now, is to welcome assistance from friends and family. My mother and sister put all the favour bags together; our friends and families helped us with all the setting up, and all worked to make our day as easy and smooth-sailing as it could be. Start with the big things–your venue and photographer, for example–and then just have fun filling in the blanks later. Your day will be great no matter the decorations, weather, or colour scheme. We really enjoyed the time we spent working together on such a big, creative project.”

And on that note we’ll leave you to enjoy the hand painted signs, home made favours and glorious moments captured by Jess. Enjoy.

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CREDITS Photos Jess Jackson // Bridal gown Vintage via Love Miss Daisy // Accessories Mimco // Shoes Wittner // Bridesmaids dresses Whitney Deal // Groom suit Topman // Grooms shoes R.M Williams // Groomsmen ASOS // Ceremony and reception The Fig Tree Restaurant and Rooms // Cinematographer All Your Memories //  Hair and makeup The Glamour Bar // Flowers Rocklea Flower Markets // Celebrant Paul Voge //  Backdrop Little Gray Station // Garden stakes BHLDN // Book pop-up Love and Found.