Myles & Amy’s Rainforest Tipi Wedding

Words by Kristy Kyi / Images by John Benavente
November 14, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered whether a wedding without flowers could work, John Benavente’s images of Myles and Amy’s lush tipi wedding will have you convinced.

An event producer by trade, Amy had a firm idea of what she wanted and luckily Myles was on the same page. “I was adamant that I 100% did not want a single flower at the wedding”, says Amy. “I have seen it time and time again so I wanted to do something a little different. This is where the rainforest theme came into play and it grew from there. We wanted the whole wedding to be submersed in a rainforest vibe that was cool, calm and cozy.”

The Grove at Byron Bay was the setting for both the ceremony and reception which were brought to life by Byron Bay Weddings. Luxury tipis nestled amongst the lush green hinterland not only provided a unique backdrop for the ceremony but also housed a reception set-up with a distinct rainforest vibe. Long wooden tables, crossback chairs and abundant foliage in the form of hanging installations and table adornments by Beautiflora created a rich green sanctuary. Even the naked cake by Let Them Eat Cake was decked out in greenery.

And of course this ultra-cool wedding featured an ultra-cool bride and groom. Myles rocked a stylish bespoke suit by Charlie Allen while Amy wore a Berta Bridal gown with a plunging neckline, glittery Jimmy Choos and beautifully natural hair and makeup by Julie Corbet. The pair, however, weren’t too cool to shed a few tears when reciting their vows. Amy says that the ceremony was her highlight of the day. “It was pretty special, nothing has ever felt more right.”

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Hanging foliage installations and table adornments by Byron Bay floristBeautiflora created a rich green sanctuary.
Byron Bay tipi wedding / Photography by John Benavente
Berta Bridal wedding gown / Photography by John Benavente
Jimmy Choo silver heels
bridesmaid dressing gowns
Berta Bridal wedding gown / Photography by John Benavente
Berta Bridal wedding gown / Photography by John Benavente
tropical lotus pod and succulent bouquet
Amy's mind was made up from the get go... no flowers! We're loving this lush green bouquet of tropical greenery, lotus pods and succulents by Beautiflora.
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In keeping with the rainforest theme, the newlyweds' guests created palm frond canopy for the aisle exit, in place of the confetti toss.
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Delicious contemporary canapes were dished up by Byron Bay's Fig Tree Restaurant.
Byron Bay tipi wedding / Photography by John Benavente contemporary canapes
Tipi wedding at The Grove at Byron Bay / Photography by John Benavente
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Tipi wedding at The Grove at Byron Bay / Photography by John Benavente Naked layer cake dressed in greenery
Let Them Eat Cake crafted this epic naked layer cake, dressed in tropical greenery and succulents.
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Tunes were a key part of the day and Amy tells us “A large portion of the songs were intrinsically linked to certain times, places and memories of our lives together... this allowed for our personalities as a couple to shine through.”
Byron Bay tipi wedding / Photography by John Benavente

Credits

Images John Benavente | Bride's Dress Berta Bridal | Bride's Shoes Jimmy Choo | Groom's Suit Charlie Allen | Hair & Makeup Julie Corbett | Venue The Grove at Byron Bay | Event design Byron Bay Weddings | Florist Beautiflora | Celebrant Margaret Walgers | Catering Fig Tree Restaurant | Lighting North Coast Events | Cake Let Them Eat Cake | Band Sovereign Band | DJ DJ Cutloose |


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Casar na Praia 3 years ago

Best wedding in the beach!

Dan 3 years ago

Our lighting has featured heavily in this wedding. Please credit us.
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