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Shannah and Jason’s Bright Byron Bay Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Brightly coloured blooms, sherbet coloured styling and a sunset that is nothing short of magic set the scene for Shannah and Jason’s colourful Byron Bay wedding captured by The Obsession Collection.

Shannah tells their story. “Jase & I actually went to high school together, but it was years later that we re-connected with each other after a night out with mutual friends and we are so happy we did.”

 

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There was plenty of DIY, starting with the stationery! Shannah tells, “I styled and planned our wedding remotely from up in Gladstone where we are living at the moment for work. There were many, many emails and hundreds of hours clocked up searching for the perfect elements on the internet. I also created our wedding logo, designed made and sent our invitations and wedding stationery. Jase made his own beef jerky to go into our little handmade kraft paper favor bags for our guests and he also made the personalised tree swing by hand two days before our wedding day.”

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Shannah chose a lace gown by Wendy Makin . Her bridesmaids in coral and pink gowns from The Bridal Company.

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Shannah and Jason chose Horizon, Byron Bay  as their wedding venue, explaining, “Horizon was our only venue. We arranged a private charter bus to collect all of our guests and drop them home again after the reception. We had an outdoor ceremony on the deck and a canapé reception in the pool area. We used the living room for the photo booth, guestbook and wishing tree and dancing, and dessert happened in the lounge area. This gave our guests lots of different areas to enjoy and retreat to.”

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Shannah tells ” We had some large foam letters cut into our initials to decorate the space. They looked amazing against the beautiful view of Cape Byron.”

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For the processional, Shannah remembers, “I walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of Bryan Adams’ – I’ll always be right there performed by Josh Boots Duo “.

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Arrangements of brightly coloured poppies were created by The French Petal . Shannah remembering, “I loved the flowers! They were so bright and cheery that they decorated the venue amazingly.”

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Of their photographer, Shannah tells, “Every time we look back over our stunning photos, we know that our day just wouldn’t have been what it was without our amazing photographer, Chantelle Lightbody from The Obsession Collection. Chantelle is a talented photographer, she listens, is very intuitive and is completely passionate and cares about her work. Her presence throughout the day was warm, supportive, calm and completely considerate. She was easy to work with and calming on the day. If I could have my wedding day a thousand times over, I would always choose to work with them every single time.”

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Rebellyous Cake Co created a delicious cake topped with sugar poppies. Shannah tells, “When it came time to cut our wedding cake we actually struggled a little to get the knife through! We had to wiggle back and forth due to having so many different layers of cake and ganache on the inside. I don’t think our guests noticed too much as there was music playing so we just danced around a bit.”

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Shannah tells, “We had our first dance to Bryan McKnight’s – Back at one. It was mushy one but we had lots of fun dancing to it as Jase and I know all the words and sung them to each other. We pretended that we knew how to slow dance and tried not to step on each other and my dress!”

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Congratulations on your marriage Shannah and Jason! Thank you for sharing your story with us! Thank you also to The Obsession Collection for sharing today’s wedding!

Photographer: The Obsession Collection / Bride’s Dress: Wendy Makin / Bride’s Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaid Dresses: The Bridal Company / Groom’s Attire: Jeff Banks & Roger David / Groomsmen Attire: Jeff Banks & Roger David / Hairstylist: Pure Sublime Hair / Makeup Artist: She Styln / Venue: Horizon, Byron Bay / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Byron Bay Weddings / Ceremony Officiant: Rick Lay / Flowers & Decor: The French Petal / Catering: Figtree Restaurant / Band: Josh Boots Duo / North Coast Entertainment / Photo Booth: Happybooth / Cake Baker: Rebellyous Cake Co

10 Stunning Art Gallery Gift Registries

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With so many options for gift registries nowadays and so many options for doing things differently I wanted to explore one of my new favourite options for wedding gifts – art gallery wedding registries!

So many incredible galleries are offering a gift registry service nowadays, with couples able to nominate a favourite piece of art which guests can contribute too. I am a sentimental sort so I love the idea of having a painting I adore on my wall, knowing that it was contributed to by my favourite people. It’s also a really brilliant option if you have a plethora of home goods already but want something really special in your home.

So today? I’m letting you in one ten of my favourite galleries that offer gift registries. Let me know if you have any other favourites by leaving a comment!

David Hart Galleries, Mooloolaba

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“Bouquet” by David Hadley from David Hart Galleries, Mooloolaba

David Hart Galleries, Mooloolaba offers a gift and wedding registry service allowing allow guests to make a contribution towards a gift voucher. The gallery not only showcases artworks that hang on the wall but also sculpture and glassware pieces. Each gift contribution is noted with a gift acknowledgment card so you know exactly what has become part of your beautiful piece.

Redsea Gallery, Brisbane

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“The Sun Will Rise” by Helene Carpenter at Redsea Gallery

Redsea Gallery in Brisbane offers a gift registry service which allows couples to come in and choose their favourite piece, then allowing guests to each contribute. The gallery is over 6000 square feet in size with numerous artists on their books – so there is plenty to choose from!

Aboriginal & Modern Art Gallery of Australia (AMOGA), Melbourne

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“Bush Medicine Leaves” by Louise Numina Napanangka at Aboriginal & Modern Art Gallery of Australia (AMOGA), Melbourne

Aboriginal & Modern Art Gallery of Australia (AMOGA), Melbourne offers a free art advisory service which is going to be a big plus for those of us a little clueless about finding the right piece of art for our homes! So when you go and choose your pieces for your registry (AMOGA offers a contribution registry allowing you to choose your piece after the wedding) you’ll be able to work with the gallery to find the right piece of art that suits not only your style but also your home. The process starts with free gift registry cards, a personal one page website for your guests, free delivery and a 10% contribution from the gallery towards your final artwork choice.

Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

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“The Last Place To Look” by Colin Pennock at Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, located in Rushcutters Bay has a carefully curated selection of pieces that can make the most wonderful of wedding gifts. Couples can choose their own pieces or a gift voucher for guests to contribute to. With over 26 artists on their books and a consultation service this gallery is sure to have something you’ll fall in love with.

Tusk Gallery, Melbourne

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“Autumn Sunshine” by Narate Kathong from Tusk Gallery, Melbourne

Tusk Gallery, Melbourne offers a specialised wedding registry service entitled “The Artful Wedding”. Couples register with the gallery, their guests contribute their set amount to the registry via email, in person over the phone and then when the wedding is done and dusted, the couple can consult with the gallery and choose their own special piece (either in person or online). The service is simple, but the range of pieces? Wide and varied and so very beautiful.

Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney

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Minma Kutjara by Elaine Woods from Kate Owen Gallery

Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney is a contemporary Aboriginal art gallery allowing an art wedding registry where guests can access a custom website just for the couple to make their  contribution. Couples can choose to display the pieces they’ve selected on their website and can also select to receive just a voucher. Once the wedding arrives, couples will be notified of all contributions and their selected pieces delivered – even to the wedding if they desire!

Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth

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“Albertine” by Diana Watson at Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth

Perth art gallery, Linton & Kay Galleries offers a gift registry service either as a contribution registry or as gift vouchers. The team can provide expert advice on the pieces which might suit your space, allowing you to have a piece that will work with your home and lifestyle forever. The gallery houses a huge array of artists- from modern to traditional allowing you a wide range of choice when it comes to your wedding gifts.

Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

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“Untitled 4″ by Winsome Spiller at Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

Looking for something completely modern? Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne might be just your thing! The team works with couples on a gift registry which allows guests to contribute with a personalised code. Couples can then choose pieces on consultation with the gallery who work closely with new collectors to ensure they are able to find the right pieces for their own personal style.

Margaret River Art Gallery, Margaret River

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“Through The Seasons” by Alice Linford Forte at Margaret River Art Gallery, Margaret River

Margaret River Gallery, Margaret River houses a beautiful selection of artwork – from paintings, to glassware, to jewels and everything in between. Their gift registry service allows couples to register for pieces they love at this modern and contemporary gallery with advice from the team.

Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

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“Sun Shimmer” by Matthew Johnson at Olsen Irwin Gallery

 Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney allows guests to log in to the couple’s registry online choosing to make contributions to the piece of art you have selected as your gift but to also see it on their screen. The gallery’s wide and varied curation of artists (over 40 are showcased at their Woollahra gallery) along with a team of experts who can help you select the right piece for you, make this gallery a fabulous choice for a wedding gift.

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Gown Collection

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Sareh Nouri has such a way with feminine, beautiful wedding gowns. Recently launched at bridal market, her fall 2015 collection is reflective of the ethereal and romantic aesthetics that Sareh strives so hard to consider in each design. We’re lucky enough today to have the first campaign shots of the beautiful “Jewel” gown to début.

Along with traditional bridal white and ivory, blush, mint, rustic golds, vivid slate blues and even dramatic black can be found in this collection, with the introduction of Sareh’s first evening wear pieces (which let’s be honest, would also make beautiful bridal gowns!). The combination of classic details like beautiful lace sleeves, embroidery and applique combined with modern elements like low-cut backs, folder detailing, mermaid skirts and plenty of drama make each gown a statement, a classic, a gown that is elegant and beautiful but with plenty of personality.

Sareh Nouri is available in Australia at Brides Of Beecroft.

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The rest of the collection? Equally as endearing and certainly as beautiful

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Bridal Gowns & Veils: Sareh Nouri / Select Bridal Laces: House of Sophie Hallette / Hairpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart / Photographer: Orange Photographie / Flowers: Laura Clare Design / Makeup Artist: Saray Barbosa Makeup Artistry / Hairstylist: Pimped Out Hair
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