A wedding that details ‘a subtle Lord of the Rings vibe’ in their styling brief instantly perks ears in the Nouba office! Captured by the incredible Brooke Adams Photography, this earthy wedding took place in an enchanting spot of Byron Bay bushland. An ethereal ceremony was followed by a chilled, tapas style reception at Treehouse on Belongil.
Fitting with the LOTR wedding undertones, Rebecca and Riley’s story is nothing short of a fairytale – and we’re not even exaggerating. The couple met as young teenagers in an orthodontist and instantly fell for one another (ahh, young love). The teens lost touch and got on with their very different lives, in very different locations. But the stars eventually aligned when they both returned to their homes on the Sunshine Coast and bumped into each other at their local church, ten years later!
Rebecca chose not one, but two gowns by Grace Loves Lace – Arlo for the ceremony and Harriet for the reception. “Although I wanted that natural, minimalist look, the little girl in me still wanted a dress to twirl in – the Harriet was all that!” shared Rebecca.
It was all hands-on deck on Rebecca and Riley’s big day. Teamed with the effortless floral creations by Floral and Mineral, all the décor was collaboratively created by the couple and their friends and family.
“Emma just got me from the get go and had free creative reign of all things floristry, which was the best idea ever as she makes the most effortlessly beautiful creations,” says Rebecca of Floral and Mineral.
When it came to Bec's bridesbabes, it was all about each maid's individual style. "I just wanted it tasteful and kept to a colour scheme of ivory/beige with styles they felt comfortable in," shares Rebecca.
Riley’s Scottish heritage saw him wearing a kilt made with his traditional family tartan teamed with a simple linen shirt from Island Luxe. Complete with a dagger that belonged to his grandfather when he was in the Scottish army.
Back to that fairytale vibe, Rebecca rocked up to her wedding ceremony on a white horse thanks to The Herd Byron Bay and Zephyr Horses. And how's this for perfect - the horse was coincidentally named Riley!
Loyal to local bridal label Grace Loves Lace, Bec slipped out of the sleek and minimal Arlo dress and into the floaty, feminine Harriet dress for the reception.
Nailing the relaxed vibe in her trademark candid style, Brooke Adams was more than just a photographer to Bec and Riley. "Brooke was the most incredible support in the lead up and on the day, we never were short of laughs together and she has the gift of making anything look good and not cliche."
Treehouse on Belongil was the perfect spot for the couple's the chillaxed wedding vibe, with guests loving the cruisy atmosphere and tapas-style fare.