While their childhoods couldn’t be more different – Kiana growing up in in Byron Bay and practicing yoga before school and Danny riding motorbikes around Melbourne – their love for travel and spending time together have them bang on the same page. Captured by Milina Opsenica, their free-spirited wedding in the Byron Hinterland kept things chill AF.
After working in wedding catering throughout uni, Kiana was keen to avoid the awkward pre-ceremony atmosphere. Setting the scene for a ‘laid back, shoes off, anything goes’ wedding, their guests were invited to a pre-ceremony party. Kiana shares, “While I was busy having my hair and makeup done, Danny was mingling with our family and friends, listening to live music, eating from a 4-meter tasting platter and drinking Stone & Wood from a converted Land Rover bar on wheels.”
The couple found gorgeous scenery and a dirt cheap price tag at Pearces Creek Hall, just a 30 minute drive from Byron Bay. Their heartfelt ceremony was held on the paddock of the 120 year old community hall, under an open sky and rolling hills. Décor was kept simple with homemade timber furniture, native foliage and festoon lights. The reception kept up the relaxed party vibes with plenty of dancing, a self-serve bar and food truck burgers.
Putting their own spin on the age-old advice, ‘take the time to enjoy the moment’, Kiana and Danny just went ahead and gave themselves more moments to enjoy! They hired a place at Broken Head for all their friends to enjoy over the weekend, turning the event into a three day affair.
Images Milina Opsenica | Bride's Dress Kay Brown (Best Friend's Mum) | Bride's Shoes Alias Mae | Groom's Suit Oxford | Celebrant Mali Van Yzendoorn | Flowers Anamundi Studio | Entertainment Cheeky Chalk Music | Venue Pearces Creek Hall | Grazing table All That Platters | Hair & Makeup Face Alchemy | Prop Hire Byron Bay Party Hire | DJ DJ Beaver |