Chelsea and Matt exchanged their wedding vows in a luxurious Byron Bay wedding at The Orchard Estate.
The couple envisioned a luxurious, yet laid-back atmosphere for their special day. They wanted to take their guests on a journey, so they used different spaces in the venue with different decor, music, florals, and drinks. The event was organized by The Event Lounge, and was documented by Lucas + Co. The ceremony was provided by Nicole Juliet Ceremonies, and was catered by Joechef Catering. The newly wed enlisted Xcel Hire for marquee hire in Sydney, and Hampton Event Hire, The Palace & Co, and CL Weddings & Events took care of the decor.
Matt, a fan of fresh produce and amazing food, thought that food and drink was important in the wedding. As the guests arrived, they were offered San Pelligrino or fresh coconut water with the couple’s names etched on the coconuts, courtesy of Kayter&Co.
Under the marquee hire in Sydney, sit down dinner offered home made butter, beef and fish dishes, and freshly baked breads served on each table.
The post-ceremony involved a cocktail bar with several food stations with matching food and drinks, all taken care of by JoeChef.
Chelsea took her time looking for samples online, so she’ll have an idea of how she’ll want her gown to look like. She has been following some custom designers, and decided to go to Sydney and have a gown made by Leah da Gloria. Immediately after seeing Chelsea’s samples, she started sketching a design and Chelsea only needed to return for two more fittings to make sure her dress is perfect. She paired it with gold Gucci shoes and a simple pair Chanel pearl earrings.
For the reception, she changed to an Alex Perry party dress and wore crystal Christian Louboutin heels.
Since the couple wanted a different feel for every part of their wedding, they had an acoustic guitarist at the arrival, and lounge bar music while everyone was sipping on their cocktails. A pianist on the grand piano serenaded the guests and the newly wed during their dinner, and a DJ for the music on the dance floor.
The Bride’s Tip
Chelsea recommended hiring a wedding planner. They know so many details about a wedding that an ordinary person may not be aware of. Their original choice of venue shut down a few months before the wedding, but Chelsea said do not worry about small details. In the end, everything worked out for the best.