In my humble opinion, the most incredible weddings are usually the ones that champion the couples’ promise to each other above all else. Don’t get me wrong, I clearly love all the other stuff that usually goes hand in hand with this promise, but every so often you see a wedding stripped back to its most real form; no bells, no whistles, just two people who are each others’ whole world.
Michelle and Jon had one of those weddings. On a trip to Byron Bay to celebrate their 11th Anniversary, the high school sweethearts (and best mates) decided to make things official by turning their little getaway into an elopement. For them, committing to each other meant sharing something intimately personal that didn’t require the big guest list and accompanying fanfare.
They tied the knot in the presence of their celebrant, Karlye Williamson and photographer, Beck Rocchi. After the ceremony, Beck (who was doubling as chauffeur) took the newlyweds on a scenic route through the Byron hinterland, taking some stunning snaps along the way. Michelle tells me “Beck was like our photographer, bridesmaid, groomsman, tour guide and long time friend (that we only met 3 hours before!). She’s such a ray of sunlight and made our day even more fun.” (See more of Beck’s awesome work here)
After their little adventure, Michelle and Jon celebrated their nuptials with dinner at their hotel, Byron at Byron. They had their first dance in their room to Frank Sinatra’s ‘It Had to be You’. I know, just too sweet.
Photography: Beck Rocchi | Bride’s dress: Carla Zampatti | Groom’s suit: Argy’s | Accessories: Vintage | Hair & Makeup: Julie Corbet | Celebrant: Karlye Williamson | Reception venue: Byron at Byron | Flowers: Flowers on the Run