Kimberley & Shane
Kimberley and Shane had a lovely Elements wedding ceremony in Byron Bay.
Shane, a commercial real estate agent, and Kim, an accounts manager, are from Sydney’s Eastern suburbs. Kimberley looked amazing in a strapless white gown with a veil and a gorgeous white bouquet. Shane looked very smart in a beautiful dark suit and tie.
The Ceremony at Elements:
Acoustic guitarists set the scene against a stormy (but thankfully dry) sky, making for some pretty amazing photos. Kim and Shane’s Elements wedding was truly held after the elements caused havoc to the region!
The worst flooding seen since 1974 in the area occurred as a result of the after- effects of Cyclone Debbie. Unfortunately some of the guests were unable to make it to the ceremony due to impassable roads. A surprise was waiting for Kim however as she arrived via golf buggy. In the stress leading up to the day, and not knowing who would be able to make it and who wouldn’t, it was heart-warming to see some of Kim’s closest friends arrive muddied, unkempt, shoe-less, but extremely happy to run across the grass just in time to see the bride walk down the aisle! The look on Kim’s face was certainly memorable and made the ceremony all the more special.
The weather thankfully held off for the ceremony. The timber platform on the grass overlooking the beach had a couple of pandanus trees around it, but otherwise, the view up and down the coast was uninterrupted. Kim and Shane had decided to have a butterfly release to honour their loved ones who had passed away and could therefore not be here with them on their wedding day- a beautiful touch to honour their loved ones. Storm clouds contrasting with the white sand of Byron Bay made for some exquisite photos, care of Richard @ www.weddingsandportraits.com.au