Kim & Ashleigh’s Ewingsdale Hall Wedding

Words by Kristy Kyi / Images by Shane Shepherd
August 5, 2016

A sunny garden party, French farmhouse-style feast and pumping dance floor – that’s how you put on a great wedding! Ash and Kim’s day, held at the historic Ewingsdale Hall, was captured in all its glory by the talented Shane Shepherd.

This couple’s love story began 7 years ago when Kim serenaded Ash with a ukulele while they were studying medicine together. Two medical degrees and one beautiful daughter later, Kim proposed spontaneously on a beach using a ring he’d fashioned from a shell.

Ash and Kim had no desire for wedding planning to take over their lives so decided to enlist the help of Rachael from Peachey Pie – a decision they didn’t regret. Ash says, “Rachael was the glue that kept the whole thing together. She paid attention to the smaller details on the day so that we didn’t have to. We were able to arrive at the party, enjoy ourselves, and then smoke bomb!”

The reception was styled with a mix of hired pieces from The One Day House and items the couple found in op-shops or borrowed from family and friends. Garden style floral arrangements by The French Petal complemented the setting and added a splash of colour.

Music was a big focus with guitar-wielding celebrant Ben Carlyle (who learnt a mariachi tune just for the occasion!), folk music duo throughout the afternoon, and finally Miss Renee Simone and her 6 piece soul band. And, with a Macedonian bride, the night couldn’t end without some serious moves getting cut on the dance floor!

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The casual groom from head to toe, Kim dressed in relaxed vintage style with checked shirts from Country Road, navy shorts from Sportscraft, River Island boat shoes and navy bowties made by the crafty bride.
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Ewingsdale Hall wedding | Byron Bay wedding photographer Shane Shepherd
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Ash’s dress with its simple neckline, thin straps and layered skirt was made by her seamstress aunt, Roza Rojano. She travelled in true retro style, arriving in a vintage VW Beetle from Retro Campervans.
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Ewingsdale Hall wedding | Byron Bay wedding photographer Shane Shepherd
Ewingsdale Hall wedding | Byron Bay wedding photographer Shane Shepherd
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Vintage caravan The Canavan was the ideal service bar for post-ceremony drinks in the picturesque grounds at Ewingsdale.
Ewingsdale Hall wedding | Byron Bay wedding photographer Shane Shepherd
Ewingsdale Hall wedding | Byron Bay wedding photographer Shane Shepherd
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Ewingsdale Hall wedding | Byron Bay wedding photographer Shane Shepherd
Ewingsdale Hall wedding | Byron Bay wedding photographer Shane Shepherd
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Ash’s description of the French grazing-style menu catered by Graze Catering makes our mouths water! “There were baguettes, duck terrine and plenty of cheese to start, followed by large share pots of coq a vin and beef bourguignon, assorted salads and green vegetables.”
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This three tiered semi-naked wedding cake created by The Cake That Ate Paris looks almost too pretty to eat! It was made up of layers of banana and lemon & poppyseed.
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Credits

Images Shane Shepherd | Bride's Dress Handmade | Bridesmaid's Dresses Alannah Hill | Groom's Suit Country Road | Celebrant Ben Carlyle | Flowers The French Petal | Catering Graze Catering | Transport Retro Campervans | Venue Ewingsdale Hall | Planning & Styling Peachey Pie | Event hire The One Day House | Band Miss Renee Simone | Mobile bar The Canavan | Cake The Cake That Ate Paris | Hair & Makeup Total Bliss Hair and Body Spa |


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Benjamin Carlyle 3 years ago

This was such a cool wedding!! So much colour, so much fun and so much awesomeness!! I had a ball being the celebrant and thank you so much for the shout out Nouba! Love your work!! Have a groovy Friday…

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