A traditional wedding was never in the cards for Amy and Brett. A day focused on family, friends and a whole lotta fun., this couple was originally working towards a rustic theme – however – soon changed their tune, going for a bright and fun Mexican party vibe with heaps of food, drinks and dancing…

“It was was bright, fun and vibrant… just as we had pictured! The Mexican party bunting, fairy lights and table clothes, cake, balloons, pom-pom wall – so much colour,” says the bride, who wore a stunning Grace Loves Lace gown.

“I tried on a handful of dresses and they were all beautiful but the ‘Harriett’ was just perfect! It was fun, relaxed, suited our theme and was like it was designed for my body shape,” Amy tells us, adding that Carly Tia and The White Tree were no doubt standout vendors.

Having learned a lot from their special day, Amy and Brett had plenty of advice to pass along to future brides and grooms. “When it gets too much just take a step back and remember weddings aren’t meant to be perfect, it’s a day to celebrate love with real people in real life with real emotions – it’s not going to be Facebook or Instagram perfect!”

Want to see more from Carly Tia? Have a look at this coast wedding – or perhaps this romantic garden celebration!

CREDITS Photographer Carly Tia // Cinematographer Pixelbits // Florist Wallflower Floral Design // Stationery Coral Lane Paper via Etsy // Printer Lava Print // Ceremony and reception Ewingsdale Hall, NSW // Catering Siguenos // Food truck Gathering Events Caravan Bar // Cake Samara Ballington // Decorative elements eBayIn Nonnas Kitchen via Etsy, Lorgie via Etsy, Target and Kmart // Wedding favours Pack My Product // Prop / furniture hire The Wedding Shed // Garden games Gathering Events // Lighting / sound hire Byron Audio // Entertainment The White Tree // Celebrant Sunshine Ceremonies // Engagement ring Diamond Exchange // Brides wedding band Crown Family Jewellers // Grooms wedding band The Gentleman’s Smith // Transport Byron Bay Coaches // Kombi Kombi Celebrations // Bridal gown designer Grace Loves Lace // Robes / getting ready tees Sandy Waters Store via Etsy // Shoes The Iconic // Earrings Wallace Bishop // Hair Isabella Jane Hairstyling // Makeup Makeup by Bridget // Bridesmaid dresses David Jones and The Dress Shoppe // Shirt, pants and cufflinks Myer // Tie / Bow tie Top Man // Shoes RM Williams // Socks Blaq // Watch David Jones // Barber / grooming Blade Barbers // Flower girl outfits A Little Lacey // Page boy outfits Charlie&Me and Target.