Stacey & Glenn’s Flower-Filled Wedding at Fig Tree Restaurant

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by Todd Hunter McGaw
September 26, 2016

Stacey and Glenn gathered their nearest and dearest for a vibrant ceremony in the gardens of Byron Bay’s Fig Tree Restaurant and with Todd Hunter McGaw behind the lens, the snaps were bound to be beautiful.

When it came to the proposal, Glenn had organised a day off for Stacey on the down-low. He chose to act natural over breakfast as if it were any other Friday morning and just as Stacey was preparing to leave for work he asked her to check the fridge where he’d stashed some champagne on ice. Next minute Glenn was down on one knee and the rest is history!

With their worldly backgrounds – Glenn was born in NZ while Stacey was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in the UK – the wedding was an opportunity to have all of their loved ones under the one roof. A theme didn’t matter to these two, they were more concerned with keeping things simple and letting the flowers do the talking. Estelle of The French Petal brought their dreams to life with an arbor adorned with the most magical blooms and Stacey loved the flowers so much that she purchased a flower press post-wedding, so she didn’t have to part with them.

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Not keen on the traditional look, Stacey opted for a two piece embroidered Bo & Luca gown paired with a flower crown, and her chunky gold Topshop kicks were just icing on the cake!
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Todd Hunter McGaw is always a good choice when it comes to photography and his images of Stacey and Glenn are every bit as beautiful and fun-filled as we imagine the day would have been IRL.
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Sure, the classic red double decker bus was for transport purposes but it also served as the perfect prop in some of Stacey and Glenn’s wedding snaps! Plus, it allowed the party to continue well after the wedding itself was over… “One of the highlights was the bus ride back to Byron at the end of the night.” Stacey says. “Both floors of the bus were absolutely rocking as the guests were belting out Bohemian Rhapsody and a few other classic power ballads.”
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This pair first discovered their venue the weekend Glenn proposed. They had spent the weekend in Byron Bay, happened to come across The Fig Tree Restaurant and were sold! “As soon as we saw we both knew this was the place we were going to get married. It was the first and only place we looked at.”
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Credits

Images Todd Hunter McGaw | Bride's Dress Bo & Luca | Bride's Shoes Topshop | Bridesmaid's Dresses Witchery | Groom's Suit Stuart Suits | Groom's Shoes Aquila | Rings Robert White Jewellers | Hair Luciana Rose | Makeup Alex Perry | Ceremony Venue The Fig Tree Restaurant | Celebrant Michelle Shannon | Reception Venue The Fig Tree Restaurant | Flowers The French Petal | Catering The Fig Tree Restaurant | Entertainment Josh Boots - North Coast Entertainment |


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