After a busy start to the 2016 wedding season and getting through the seemingly endless editing pile July was a great time to go away to Byron Bay and do some researching and recharging. I am always on the lookout for activities to build my knowledge about weddings and photography so it seemed like a good idea to take a trip tothe Byron Bay Wedding Fair , with a couple of my favourite people, and have a look at how the second busiest location in Australia for destination weddings does it. It turns out that they do it with great style!
There was so much to see and do and so many people to meet - here is our trip in brief. We ventured around the venues and took in the sights. Just between you and I it was great to visit the wedding suppliers at the fair and see that my travelling companions and I (Rutherglen Florist and Gather Vintage Hire) are right on track when it comes to wedding style! We were absolutely wowed by the venues such as The Grove, Forget Me Not, Horizon, Earthhouse, Secret Garden and Byronview Farm. We were terrified into giggling fits as Carla bravely negotiated our rental car through the little skinny, winding, potholed, jungle fringed goat tracks that we had to travel on to get from venue to venue. We got to meet the divine girls Mel and Amy from Wedshed. There were really thoughtful activities to take part in such as a flower crown making workshop with Poppy and Fern Flowers and breakfast (with Bloody Mary's) at Secret Garden. We met Kelley of Bower Botanicals and fell in love with Sperry Tents and Naked Tipi's. There seemed to be Kombi vans everywhere - one was a photobooth. We got fantastically, ridiculously sidetracked at Newrybar and Bangalow. We went to the pub every day for a little relax in the beer garden and lunched multiple times at The Roadhouse. All in all it was a top trip away and very inspiring!