Styling your ceremony

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Styling your ceremony

Your wedding ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day. Setting the scene and creating a ‘special’ place with the right atmosphere to say those important words ‘I do’, can easily be brought to life through your styling.

Be it barefoot at the beach, on top of a stunning hinterland hilltop vista, or underneath an ancient fig tree with ocean views, a beautifully styled ceremony can be created anywhere. Your ceremony style sets the tone and vibe for your entire day. Whether you’re after a day that feels soft and romantic, elaborate and formal or relaxed and simple, the options are endless and the look and feel can be created with just a few pieces, including an arbour, chairs, floral arrangements and decorative details. 

For inspiration, take a look at just some of the options below. 


COASTAL ROMANCE

A crisp white palette with touches of soft pastel tones, elegant florals and shell details set with a simple tipi arbour can create a relaxed and romantic vibe, perfect for the boho bride.

Photo by Ivy Road Photography

Photo by Ivy Road Photography

Photo by Ivy Road Photography

Photo by Ivy Road Photography

Photo by Ivy Road Photography

Photo by Ivy Road Photography


TROPICAL LUXE

Summer ceremonies with a tropical feel can be created with lots of lush greenery and simple details such as coral, coconuts, raffia and bamboo. Light timber textures are the perfect base to add layers of green foliage, white floral details and pops of gold metallics resulting in a relaxed summery luxe vibe. 

Photo by Carly Tia Photography

Photo by Carly Tia Photography

Photo by Carly Tia Photography

Photo by Carly Tia Photography

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Photo by Fig Tree Pictures

Photo by Fig Tree Pictures


ROMANTIC BOHO

A more modern rustic ceremony setting with boheme elements can be created with the use of natural greyed timber textures and deeper bold colours and earthy tones. These can be incorporated in your floral installations, layering in colourful rugs and cushions, raw timber textures and muted metallic tones and feathers. 

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MAKE YOUR ARBOUR COUNT

Your wedding arbour doesn't have to be the traditional arch decorated with flowers. There are an array of different style structures in all shapes, styles and colours! It can be a simple wooden arch, fabric draped from the trees, a simple tipi, screen back drop or a striking floral installation masterpiece.  Take the opportunity to create something that represents you and your style. The limit really is your imagination.

 

Photo by Inga K Photography

Photo by Inga K Photography

Florals by Bower Botanicals | Photo by Wilde Visual

Florals by Bower Botanicals | Photo by Wilde Visual

Photo by Peggy Saas

Photo by Peggy Saas

Florals by Bower Botanicals 

Florals by Bower Botanicals 

Photo by Shane Shepherd

Photo by Shane Shepherd

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Coastal Romance

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Coastal Romance

Byron Bay has its own special kind of soulful beauty and our recent styled shoot ‘Coastal Romance’ captures the iconic ocean, earth and romantic vibes that having your wedding in this region has to offer. As we shift into the warmer months, this tablescape full of subtle pink and purple pastel hues and green succulents set the tone for a romantic summer soiree. The soft, delicate floral details with glimmering rose quartz (the ‘crystal of love’) and amethyst crystals encompass a dreamy, luminous atmosphere. The unique barnacle clusters and crystal elements tie together the ocean and earth creating an effortless, luxurious feel to your tablescape. The lush, green rolling hills that surround Byron Bay make for the perfect setting to use white decor and distinctive, colourful textures. We have expanded our range to include plenty of neutral furniture options that can really help transform a venue space and make it a breeze for styling. We’re also excited to offer these gorgeous barnacle clusters and crystals for hire. It’s these individual details and textures that really provide that extra wow factor to your wedding day.   Scroll down for inspiration. 

Byron Bay has its own special kind of soulful beauty and our recent styled shoot ‘Coastal Romance’ captures the iconic ocean, earth and romantic vibes that having your wedding in this region has to offer.

As we shift into the warmer months, this tablescape full of subtle pink and purple pastel hues and green succulents set the tone for a romantic summer soiree. The soft, delicate floral details with glimmering rose quartz (the ‘crystal of love’) and amethyst crystals encompass a dreamy, luminous atmosphere. The unique barnacle clusters and crystal elements tie together the ocean and earth creating an effortless, luxurious feel to your tablescape.

The lush, green rolling hills that surround Byron Bay make for the perfect setting to use white decor and distinctive, colourful textures. We have expanded our range to include plenty of neutral furniture options that can really help transform a venue space and make it a breeze for styling. We’re also excited to offer these gorgeous barnacle clusters and crystals for hire. It’s these individual details and textures that really provide that extra wow factor to your wedding day.  

Scroll down for inspiration. 

The beautiful calligraphy stationery, handwritten and designed by Cass Deller Design. The sophisticated and effortless wedding gowns by Grace Loves Lace are perfect for the modern, free-spirited bride. The gorgeous soft pastel, romantic florals in this styled shoot were designed by Bower Botanicals. Their creative director and one of the region’s leading floral artists, Kelley, relishes the opportunity and challenge to create something really distinctive, giving every event a unique floral edge of its own. 

CREDITS

Creative Direction + Styling Byron Bay Weddings // Photography Ivy Road Wedding Photography // Wedding Gowns Grace Loves Lace // Model Yasmin Blake // Venue Fig Tree Restaurant // Flowers Bower Botanicals // Styling The Grove Styling // Makeup Billi Hunter Beauty // Hand Crafted Stationery Cass Deller Design

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Styling your wedding tables

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Styling your wedding tables

When it comes to planning your wedding, one of the most exciting parts is deciding what the event will look like. Your table styling plays a large role in transforming the space and dictating the atmosphere of your celebration. If you don’t know where to start, we suggest in choosing a style that suits the vibe you want your day to reflect.

 Starting off with a natural white base provides the perfect blank canvas to began layering various textiles, florals, metallics, colours and eye-catching textures. Using a white base can also help you balance out your space and make the room look bigger. We're all for infusing a white palette with unique characteristics such as barnacles, crystals, feathers, coconuts and coral; It's the unique details against a white backdrop which really create that wow factor.

Your styling choices are a way to illustrate you as a couple and add your personal touch to your celebration. Scroll down to take a look at some of our styling ideas.

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Monochrome

Monochrome can look absolutely striking and adding deep colourful florals against this look will really pop. We created this look using our black plates, boho charger plates with shell details and crystal cut glassware to keep the table looking formal and sophisticated. We've added feathers for some unique texture giving it a boho vibe. 

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Photos by Carly Tia Photography

Photos by Carly Tia Photography

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Tropical Luxe

This summery tropical feel absolutely boasts Byron Bay. Earthy tones in the stoneware plates, mixed with palm leaves, soft florals, coral and gold lanterns is what makes up this stylish tropical look. 

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Photos by Carly Tia Photography. Florals by Wilderness Flowers.

Photos by Carly Tia Photography.
Florals by Wilderness Flowers.

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Island Dreaming

Coconuts were incorporated as the feature table piece bringing an element of a summer holiday day feel. The earthy tones of the husks, balanced with the intricate coral details and simple white florals spells tropical island paradise. The crystal cut glassware brings a touch of elegance and sparkle to the overall theme. It’s all about using organic elements, textures and a balance of monochromatic details to create this simple table setting.

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Photos by Carly Tia Photography. Florals by Wilderness Flowers.

Photos by Carly Tia Photography.
Florals by Wilderness Flowers.

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Barnacles & Crystals

The hints of pink and purple pastels in the florals and decor against the white tables keep the feeling soft and romantic. The added rose quartz which symbolises the ‘crystal of love’ and barnacle clusters combined give off a luxe ocean vibe which radiates love! The feminine pastel florals and succulents by local florist, Bower Botanicals add to the unique styling of the seascape feel.

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Photos by Ivy Road Photography Florals by Bower Botanicles

Photos by Ivy Road Photography
Florals by Bower Botanicles

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Island Dreaming

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Island Dreaming

In this styled shoot we wanted to create an atmosphere of a dreamy tropical island that captures the relaxed balmy Byron vibe. Using a completely natural white palette creates a sense of serenity. Coconuts were incorporated as the feature table piece bringing an element of summer and fun. The earthy tones of the husks, balanced with the intricate coral details and simple white florals spells tropical island paradise. The crystal cut glassware brings a touch of elegance and sparkle to the overall theme. It’s all about using organic elements, textures and a balance of monochromatic details to create this simple table setting. Keeping the details not too perfectly organised keeps the feeling relaxed and carefree; which is what we’re all about in Byron. 

Our new range of white tables and neutral furniture provide the perfect blank canvas for adding unique characteristics to your overall wedding styling. With a few details you can completely transform your space to feel like your ultimate getaway location or special place. Remember whatever styling, theme or decor you choose is a way to illustrate you as a couple and add your personal touch to your celebration.

Location – Byron View Farm
Photographer - Carly Tia Photography
Florals - Wilderness Flowers
Stationery - The Blackline by Lauren
Plants - Nikau Store

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Styling for a Baby Shower

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Styling for a Baby Shower

We love creating gorgeously executed spaces, and for something a little different we recently had the pleasure, along with The Event Shed to style something special for a gushing mother to be.

This baby shower was styled with pieces from our range of furniture & decor (all available for hire), along with beautiful ferns by Wilderness Flowers. Ferns bring a lush, soft, classic feel and can easily transform your table, room, bouquet or food platter to look absolutely striking. You can apply them to almost any theme, and they're one of the simplest ways to add a wow factor to your wedding or event.

The luscious food was supplied by Feast Events who specialise in relaxed dining such as feasting tables and food stations. The scrumptious cakes and desserts were supplied by Millie's of Newrybar. Dione is a passionate cake designer who loves creating elegant, beautiful and mouth-watering cakes, desserts, biscuits & preserves for special occasions. 

Creating a beautiful looking space for any event can be really simple. The Event Shed can help plan these unique occasions from looking after your catering needs to furniture hire so you can celebrate important times of your life with ease and in style.

Photographer: Stories by Ash, Location: The Fig Tree Restaurant, Florist: Wilderness Flowers. Catering: Feast Events & Millie's of Newrybar. Styling: The Wedding Shed and The Grove Styling. 

 

 

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Ceremony Styling Inspiration

When it comes to styling your all important 'I Do' we've put together a few ideas to consider and a few of our favourite styled ceremony setups to kick start your planning and inspiration...  

Arbors – With a range of arbors these days – your wedding style and venue will determine whether you choose a rustic drift wood arbour,  a more traditional classic hardwood arbor or even a sophisticated lattice screen arbor.  Floral options for your dress arbor can range from full cascading blooms which creates a stunning vision to a more understated colourful statement on one corner.

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Seating – Select from a range of seating styles such as matching chairs to more informal garden wedding style seating.  Consider how many older guests you have coming and the length of your ceremony -  will they need chair backs for comfort.  It’s also possible to mix and match chairs and benches for a more informal look.

Decoration – seating decoration can vary from a floral bouquet at the end of each row (or every second row of chairs).  For a more rustic, country charm style consider tying floral bouquets to the end chairs with raw jute twine or shepherd's hooks.  For a more classic look, floral garlands along the ground the length of the chair rows creates a stunning natural ‘aisle’ for the bride to walk down. 

Rugs & Aisle Runners – another option to create an aisle are carpet runners. The cow hide is a perfect statement runner which will add a touch of glamour to your overall look.  If you’re after a more relaxed vibe, a Moroccan runner give the perfect shabby chic feel to any wedding.  If you are wanting to create a warm comforting space look at layering afghan rugs bringing home away from home to your ceremony.

Signing Chairs – signing your wedding certificate deserves to be done in style.  For a sophisticated statement style consider chairs the White Peacock Signing chairs or for a more relaxed boho look the Natural Peacock chairs are a great choice. For the classic look, the White Colonial high back chairs are a great choice. Your signing chairs can then be reused at your reception feast.  Add some individual Mr & Mrs signs for some more detail. 

Signing Table – a range of signing tables is available whether you are after the more classic garden style or chic look.  Consider the size of the signing table, do you want any additional floral decoration on it such or will you simply display your bridal bouquet on the table.  As with the signing chairs, the signing table can be reused as the cake table later.  See below for some options. 

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Steph & Liam

On a perfect summers day, the lovely Steph and Liam exchanged their vows at the Fig Tree under a beautiful floral drenched arbor with the ocean glistening in the background.  Guests enjoyed canapés in the gardens under the canopy of the 100-year old fig tree while enjoying views to the ocean and hinterland before dining banquet style under the stars. The French Petals stunning blooms created beautiful summer vibrancy throughout the evening and complemented Stephs gorgeous vintage inspired Anna Campbell bridal gown perfectly. 

Many thanks to Stories by Ash for the amazing photography. Huge congratulations to Steph and Liam and big thanks for letting us be part of their special day.

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Styling & Hire The Wedding Shed / Planning & Coordination Byron Bay Weddings / Catering & Venue Fig Tree Restaurant / Florist The French Petal  / Lighting & Audio Byron Bay Audio / Photographer Stories by Ash / Dress Anna Campbell Bridal

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Sylvia & Tom

Venue: The Grove | Photographer & Videographer: Lucas & Co Photography | Styling: The Wedding Shed | Hire: The Wedding Shed, The One Day House, Hampton Event Hire and CL Weddings |  Planning & Coordination: Byron Bay Weddings | Blooms: Bower Botanicals | Plant: Northern Rivers Plant Hire |  Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant | Lighting & Audio: Byron Audio | Celebrant: Katrina Holt | Dress: Mxm Couture | HMU: Billie Weston | Cake: Sweet Obsession | Marquee: Mullum Party Hire |

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Chrissy & Shaun

Venue: byronviewfarm | Photographer: Ameila Fullarton | Style & Hire: The Wedding Shed | Planning & Coordination: Byron Bay Weddings | Blooms: The French Petal | Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant | Music: The Paper Flowers | Lighting & Audio: Byron Audio | Celebrant: Susie Figgins | HMU: Emily K | Cake: Love In A Cake | 

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Pindara Estate

Styling The Wedding Shed Photography Grant Tyrrell Flowers Poppy & Fern Soft Furnishings Marr-Kett Lighting Byron Audio Furniture & Decor The Wedding Shed

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Reception Styling Inspiration

Creating gorgeously executed weddings is what we MOST LOVE to do.  We've been lucky enough to work on some pretty amazing weddings this year !  We've popped together a few of our favourite of our styled receptions to kick start your ideas and inspirations...

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Melissa & Xavier

Venue: byronviewfarm | Photographer: Stories by Ash | Style & Hire: The Wedding Shed | Planning & Coordination: Byron Bay Weddings | Blooms: The French Petal | Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant | Dress: Max Atkins | Shoes: Nine West | Suits: Suit Supply | Ties: The Tie Bar | Transport: The Magic Bus

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Stacey & Glenn

The lovely Stacey & Glenn recently wed at Fig Tree Restaurant in the company of close friends and family beneath the properties 100-year-old fig tree with vistas of the ocean, countryside and Byron Bay.  The French Petal worked her magic to create an incredible floral arbor, meticulous floral installations that guests dined beneath within the restaurant and Stacey’s gorgeous floral crown of deep red and pink blooms.  The winner for us was most definitely Stacey’s gorgeous two-piece Bo & Luca gown from the intricate beadwork to the soft draping fabric – the day was nothing short of perfect.  

 Once again, Congratulations Stacey & Glenn, thank you for letting us be apart of your very special day.

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Styling & Hire The Wedding Shed / Planning & Coordination Byron Bay Weddings / Catering & Venue Fig Tree Restaurant / Florist The French Petal  / Lighting & Audio Byron Audio / Photographer Todd Hunter McGaw / Dress Bo & Luca

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Amy & Myles

Gracefully set on a high hill overlooking the lush Byron Bay hinterland, complete with its own macadamia plantation, The Grove set the stage Amy and Myles’ spectacular wedding.  The couple living abroad, enlisted in the styling and design services of The Wedding Shed to flawlessly execute their rainforest submersed wedding. 

Amy was adamant that there was not a single flower at the wedding; instead an all green affair was created!  Over 70 square metres of lush tropical rainforest were installed in three Nordic tipis, rich greenery and relaxed natural cocktail areas were arranged around The Grove.   A smaller tipi was transformed into a ‘pop up bar’ offering the perfect chill zone for guests to kick back relax and enjoy a cocktail.

Many thanks to John Benavente for shooting this show stopping event & huge congratulations to Amy & Myles.

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Styling & Hire The Wedding Shed / Planning & Coordination Byron Bay Weddings / Catering Fig Tree RestaurantFlorist Beautiflora / Lighting & Audio North Coast Events / Photographer John Benavente / Cake Let Them Eat Cake / Dress Berta Bridal / Hair & Makeup Julie Corbett 

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