This couple's Byron Bay hinterland wedding- in a paddock!
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Renee & Mik

8th September, 2017

Renee & Mik

This couple’s Byron Bay hinterland wedding was simply gorgeous.

The Couple:

Renee and Mik are from the State of Victoria, but chose the large acreage property of a childhood friend of Renee’s in the small village of Federal.

Federal is about half an hour drive from the heart of Byron Bay.

Renee and her friend spent many hours as children exploring the countryside here, and having a Byron Bay hinterland wedding gives you so very many options. However, this particular location holds a special place in Renee’s past and her heart! Mikaël is originally from France.

The Ceremony:

Renee and Mik wanted to have a ‘legals-only‘ ceremony (if you would like to enquire about one, contact me here). Their plan was to have a short and sweet ceremony to make their union legal. The following week they had a big party planned with friends and family. The few guests (and I) were given a lift down from the main house, in a four-wheel-drive truck. We bounced along a dirt track for a couple of kilometres until we came to the massive open grassy area on which the ceremony was to be held. In true Australian style, Renee arrived to the paddock in  the back of a ute, bumping along over the grassy fields dressed in a flowing white skirt, a blue singlet top, runners and a gorgeous floral head-piece. She walked down the aisle with no music, save the few guests humming the Bridal March! That personal touch gave the ceremony a beautifully intimate, humorous, yet emotional tone. The Groom was all smiles as he watched his bride walk toward him.  Literally 5 minutes later, they had gone from couple-in-love to newly-weds in love.  It was another gorgeous Northern Rivers day with the sun shining, the birds tweeting and love in the air. Sometimes, the ceremonies that are the most challenging to get to are the most special!