Ever thought about skipping town to marry your beau? It mightn’t seem as crazy as you may think. Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s no surprise why. Sending out the wedding invitations, dusting off the suitcase, and heading off to an iconic holiday destination with your favourite friends and family provides a unique and memorable way to exchange those all-important ‘I dos’.
This month we thought we’d feature Byron Bay, south of Brisbane, Australia’s most easterly point. Byron Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New South Wales, so it’s no surprise that it is also an iconic wedding destination for couples from all across Australia. With its reputation for world famous beaches, glorious hinterland, natural beauty, diverse residents and laidback lifestyle, Byron Bay provides a stunning backdrop for thousands of couples every year .
There are really 100+ reasons to have a Byron Bay wedding, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to the top 10.
Want the destination wedding without the expensive travel and long flights? With its proximity to both Gold Coast & Ballina’s regional airport, Byron Bay makes an easy weekend getaway for you and your guests. With an extensive selection of holiday accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes, your wedding will have that contagious holiday feeling and leave your guests footloose and city free.
2. Postcard Perfect
Spectacular beaches, rolling hinterland vistas, iconic lighthouse walks….what a backdrop! It’s a photographers dream being on the doorstep of such a beautiful natural landscape. You’ll have the wedding album envy of all your friends.
3. It’s the Vibe
What makes Byron special is the vibe of the town. With a strong coastal surf culture, eclectic hippy history and laidback lifestyle, Byron has a way of converting even the most cynical. Locals are dedicated to preserving its small town soul, endless beaches, reliable surf breaks, fine food and diversity. A Byron wedding gives your guests the chance to embrace all of this and ample opportunities for pre & post get-togethers at many of the picturesque locations that surround the area.
4. Eat, Drink, be Merry
An area rich in diverse, organic produce; your Byron wedding will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your menu. With the food scene matching the jaw dropping vistas you’ll be able to create a menu that uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients.
5. She’s Talented
Despite being only a small regional town, Byron is fortunate to be serviced by award-winning photographers, high class theming and event companies, hair and make-up specialists, exclusive entertainment and incredible celebrants.
6. Spoil your Guests
A Byron Bay souvenir or gift is a special way to honour and show your appreciation to those who have made the odyssey with you and have helped make your wedding day special. Think locally grown hinterland coffee, hand-made natural skin care products, local art or day spa vouchers. There are so many unique and beautiful products available. As a couple, you may wish to visit the Byron Bay markets, the Arts and Industry Estate, or one of the many local galleries prior to the wedding to select gifts that will best suit your guests and your wedding theme.
With mind-blowing luxury villas, houses and guest lodges located anywhere from the magnificent Wategos Beach up to the privacy and rolling hills of the hinterland, you will be spoilt for choice should you decide to extend your stay once the wedding festivities are over and you have waved off the last of your wedding guests.
Well known for its creativity, the Byron retail experience is unique. It features local handmade products, sophisticated clothing and lifestyle brands, local crafts as well as local produce and wholefoods. Byron offers what the big cities can’t.
9. Make memories to Treasure
Byron Bay is an experience, a place where memories are created and schedules are forgotten. Why not encourage your guests to enjoy hot air ballooning, sea kayaking, whale watching, surfing, hiking and mountain biking during their stay? Sound exhausting? That’s o.k ! Your guests can take it down a notch or two by taking a yoga class, enjoying one of the many day spas or retreats, learn to paint or draw or simply flop and drop on one of the many spectacular beaches that hug the coastline.
No traffic lights, no suits, no high rises, no hustle, no…..worries. Arrive a day, a week, a month before your wedding and leave the high heels at home. Embrace the laid back lifestyle during the lead up to your wedding and you’ll awake feeling relaxed, stress free and tanned on your most special day.
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