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After searching high and low for the perfect low-key country hall, Ashleigh and Sam happily settled on Ewingsdale Hall in Byron Bay. “We picked Byron for it’s beauty and it’s convenience. The hall was so well loved and looked after, with a gorgeous little church and plenty of lawn for games,” explains the bride, who says that their celebrant was definitely a standout vendor.

Michelle was also amazing, the ceremony was probably our favourite part of the whole day. It was so emotional. I don’t think there was a dry eye out there. She is truly such a beautiful woman. She even gave us a lift to the practice ceremony the day before when our car wouldn’t start – what a legend!”

Captured by Carly Tia Photography, the pair (self-confessed “low-key people”) stayed true to their personalities and kept things super simple. “Nothing was really ‘original’ but it was all very us. I love Christmas, so of course, there was a TON of fairy lights. Everything was a little mismatched and very understated, much like us. I guess if I gave it a theme it would be, ‘eclectic DIY’ maybe?”

Having been together for a whopping 10 years before tying the knot, the newlyweds say that their marriage hasn’t changed much at all. “This wedding was really more a celebration of our everlasting love. An excuse for a big party really!”

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CREDITS Photos Carly Tia Photography // Bridal gown Jackson Zhu // Flower crown Flowers at the Farm // Robes / getting read tees WeddingSong via Etsy // Shoes Lipstick Shoes // Hair and makeup Emily K Hair // Rings Argyle Jewellers and Diamonds on Bayliss // Suit Target // Shirt Myer // Tie / Bow tie and socks Roger David // Shoes Windsor Smith // Barber / grooming Blade Barbers // Event planner / Stylist Yellow Lane Events // Florist Flowers at the Farm //Ceremony and reception Ewingsdale Hall, NSW // Catering Jimmy’s Catering // Cake TOME // Decorative elements Adorn Event Hire and Cotton On // Prop and furniture hire Byron Wedding and Party Hire // Entertainment Brisbane Backyard Games // Celebrant Michelle Shannon // Transport Retro Campervans.