Emily and Matthew’s Glamorous Byron Bay Wedding

This week’s White Lily bride Emily and now-husband Matthew first laid eyes on each other over six years ago. What started out as a night out at Friday’s, along the Brisbane River, turned out to be much more than just a cheeky boogie on the dance floor. With a couple of dance moves, Emily was swept off her feet and here we are! A few years later, Matt finally proposed to Emily during an early morning hike on the Sunshine Coast. He got down on one knee next to a waterfall and completely caught Emily by surprise. What a dream!

Simplistic Glamour

Surrounded by the luscious greenery at the Farm in Byron Bay, this week’s White Lily couple said their vows in the most beautiful setting. Natural tones combined with subtle decor complimented the simplistic theme of the day whilst embracing the natural beauty of their Byron Bay location: “The style of our wedding was effortless and simple with a little bit of glam. I love neutral tones and really wanted black bridesmaid dresses. Matt really wanted to wear a white jacket, but I didn’t want it to be black and white so I brought in some gold tones to soften it and bring a bit of life to the simple colour palette.

Standout Vendors and Memories

The day was captured by Nathan Lapham, who was one of Emily and Matt’s highlight vendors. Nathan’s impeccable attention to detail ensured that the couple is now able to look back at their favourite moments and relive their most precious memories. The couple also put a large emphasis on their food and entertainment: “We wanted our wedding to be a celebration for everyone we love.” And it sure was! “The most memorable moment was the impromptu dancing to Greek/Macedonian music (Matt’s family is Macedonian). It was so wonderful seeing both our families and friends dancing together.”

Enjoy Every Moment

With a day so picture-perfect, we had to ask: What is your advice? “Don’t get caught up in the small details…Be true to you and who you are as individuals and as a couple, don’t jump on trends or traditions that don’t resonate with you. Get your venue and big-ticket items locked in as early as possible, the rest just comes together. Remember why you’re getting married. Take your time to enjoy the love fest, because it is over in a flash and it will honestly be the most special moment in your life. The opportunity to celebrate each other and have everyone you love in one room is rare, so enjoy every moment.

The Dress

Our simplistic yet stunning ANTIOPE gown by Pronovias caught Emily’s eye immediately and we are so glad it did. The elegant silhouette was not only the perfect fit but it was also everything Emily was looking for in her dream wedding dress: “I loved the simplicity of my White Lily dress. It was simple but still formal and special for the occasion. I always wanted a cowl neck and it was just perfect, I love the timeless style.

Emily’s White Lily Experience
My experience with White lily was phenomenal. The service is second to none. It was fun, informative, encouraging but not pushy and it just made the process of finding a dress so easy and enjoyable. There are also so many different styles to try without it being overwhelming.”

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Celebrant: Byron Bay Celebrant – Heidi Robertson
Florist: Byron Style Co
Cake: Cakealicious
Hair: Fox Lane Styling
Makeup: Bexi
Bridesmaid dresses: Saba
Suits: Politix