rebecca & lindsay

VERANDAHS, COORABELL, NSW 

photos captured by: Josephine Lee Photography | styling by: The Wedding Shed

 

Highschool sweethearts Rebecca and Lindsay met when they were just 15 and 17. “We had been together for 5 years when Lindsay asked me to marry him at South Stradbroke Island. It was a magical day. We flew there via seaplane, had lunch by the water, swam in the ocean and lay in the sun.”

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PLANNING OUR WEDDING|  “Creating our wedding was stressful but fun. Surprisingly a lot more work went into it than I had originally anticipated but the way it turned out made everything well worth it. Even though I worried about every single little detail, on the day everything was perfect.”

 NOT A CLOUD IN THE SKY|  The weather for Rebecca and Lindsay’s wedding was a sweet 26 degrees with a gentle, warm breeze. “The sky was blue. It was a beautiful autumn day in Byron Bay. We had been so nervous about the weather as in the lead up to the day we had seen torrential rain, storms and gale force winds. Despite being forecast to shower on the day the sky was clear from dawn to dusk.”

MY FAVOURITE PART | “Lindsay and I were married under a mini teepee which was styled with a gorgeous flower arrangement. We chose Josephine Lee to capture our wedding and she did so perfectly. We loved her candid and romantic style of photography. As our venue was so beautiful we didn’t need to travel very far to get some incredible portraits.”

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FLORALS & FAVOURS| “I was pretty easy going with the flowers and let my florist do her thing. My only requirement was that the arrangements featured Australian natives. The blooms were breathtaking. Every single arrangement was beyond my wildest floral dreams!”

Rebecca and Lindsay created little bags of dried rose petals and put them on the chairs for guests to throw at the end of the ceremony. “It made for some gorgeous photos of us walking down the aisle as husband and wife.” For favours the couple filled hessian bags with flower seeds and a small card that read ‘Let Love Grow’.

FASHION | Rebecca had two wedding gowns. The first was the Frankie from Made With Love. “It was a floral lace, plunge gown with ruching detail, pockets and train. I paired this with a 3 metre long veil.” The second gown Rebecca wore for the reception was a tulle skirt and lace off-the-shoulder top. “Lindsay wore a mismatched suit from Peter Jackson of a navy jacket, and beige pants.”

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Rebecca and Lindsay’s wedding cake was a semi-naked cake decorated with fresh flowers and a cake topper that read, ‘Mr & Mrs Jackson’.

  Keli’s bridesmaids wore Shona Joy dresses in powder blue. “They were simple and elegant and the girls looked beautiful beside the groomsmen in their navy suits.” 

Keli’s bridesmaids wore Shona Joy dresses in powder blue. “They were simple and elegant and the girls looked beautiful beside the groomsmen in their navy suits.” 

TOPS | "Our reception was held beneath two giant teepees decorated with fairy lights and florals. We also had an open-air dance floor lit with festoon lighting." While the wedding didn’t have a particular colour scheme, it stayed within the theme of Relaxed and Romantic. "Candles and flowers were the main decorations and we also had love quotes displayed on stained wooden boards which my sister had hand painted.”

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credits

gown: Made With Love Bridal, madewithlovebridal.com | Grace Loves Lace, graceloveslace.com.au

photographer: Josephine Lee, josephineleephotography.com.au

wedding venue: Verandahs Byron Bay, verandahs-byron.com

caterer: Feast Catering, feastcaterers.com.au

stylist & reception decorations: The Wedding Shed, theweddingshed.com.au

flowers & floral decorations: Florals & Co., floralsandco.com

cake: Byron Bay Cakes, byronbaycakeboutique.com.au

stationery: Minted, minted.com

planner:Byron Bay Weddings, byronbayweddings.com.au

groom & groomsmen: Peter Jackson, peterjacksons.com

bridesmaids: Bardot, bardot.com

hair : Byron Bay Wedding Hair Co., byronbayweddinghair.com.au

makeup: Keoora, keeora.com