Having spent the last 12 years together, Sarah and Mark decided to tie the knot in scenic Byron Bay, NSW after holidaying there in the past. With views of the ocean and the rolling hills, the Byron Bay View Farm was a no brainer, Sarah adding the overall vibe of the day was relaxed, with a ‘take off your shoes and get low on the dance floor’ policy. (Sounds good to us!)
Sarah discovered designer Suzanne Harward whilst trawling through Instagram. After realising they were having a sample sale, and missing out on an appointment, the store called her back asking if she could come in within 15 minutes! “One of my bridesmaids and I raced down there and I bought my dress within the space of an hour! It was completely different to what I had initially thought but absolutely loved it! I only purchased it a few months before the wedding!”
The couple added they loved the work of their celebrant Cara from Modern Love Ceremonies, whose personal touch made everyone feel comfortable and as though they’d been friends with her for years. They crew behind Byron Bay Weddings did a fantastic job of ensuring the day went smoothly and even helped with connecting them to their other vendors.
Sarah and Mark’s laid back attitude to planning their special day meant the couple didn’t get stressed about the finer details. Their advice? “Just relax. It will all get done eventually! Those teeny tiny details that you think are going to be so important, really aren’t that important in the end.” They mentioned you’re better off spending the time and effort on the things you value most, “At the end of the day you get to marry your best friend and have a great party with all of your favourite people so just relax and soak it all up!”
CREDITS Photographer Ryder Evans // Cinematographer Roost Film Co // Event planner and Stylist Byron Bay Weddings // Ceremony and Reception Venue Byron View Farm // Catering Fig Tree Restaurant // All Furniture Hire The Wedding Shed // Lighting and Sound Hire Through Byron Audio // Entertainment Nick Cunningham // Celebrant Modern Love Ceremonies // Engagement ring Megan Webb Jeweller // Bridal Gown Designer Suzanne Harward // Flower Crown Flowers at the Farm // Accessories Lovisa // Hair and Makeup Luciana Rose // Bridesmaid Dresses Ixiah // Bridesmaid Shoes The Iconic // Groom’s Shirt Country Road // Watch The Horse // Page boy Outfit Country Road