In the lead up to Alexandra and Dave’s wedding at the Byron at Byron it rained. And it rained. And it rained. Then the skies cleared and their wedding was held in fabulous Byron Bay sunshine. Everything was gorgeous and it was an absolute delight to be their wedding photographer.
Want to see their wedding photos? Here’s a slideshow showing their album layouts. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.
See if you can spot me in the background. When a wedding photographer and videographer work together, it’s a dance as we move around each other trying to avoid getting in shots. Some videographers can do it, others can’t. The guys from Byron Wedding Visual definitely can do the dance of the wedding photographers.
Being a Byron Bay wedding photographer is what I do. At a guess I would say a good 80% of the weddings I photograph are in Byron. Almost all of those are people who come here from outside the Northern Rivers area. Ballina people get married in Ballina, Lismore people have their weddings in Lismore, Yamba brides stick to Yamba, Casino and Kyogle couples tend to stick to the country and don’t go for beach weddings.
It was therefore refreshing to photograph local couple Alexandra and Dave on home turf at Byron Bay.
I love stories of how couples met, got together and were engaged. Alexandra and Dave’s meeting was super cool because of how simple it was. Alexandra is a hairdresser at Hair Machine and Beauty in Lismore. Dave needed a haircut. Snap. Game over. It’s not the big decisions that are life changing. It’s the little ones. Dave could have gone anywhere for that haircut. Instead of a trim from a sweaty old barber, he met his wife.
Fast forward to their wedding. The lead up to Alexandra and Dave’s wedding was wet. Torrential rain one day, soaking rain the next. The lawn at the Byron at Byron where they had planned to have their ceremony was pretty wet but that didn’t matter. The resort staff cleared the restaurant and made a great space for the ceremony. The rain stayed away for their wedding and it was a perfect Byron Bay afternoon with great people having loads of fun.
Alexandra pulled her crew together to do hair and make-up. Her Mum did an astonishing job on flowers and bridesmaids dresses. It was simply a lovely, loving wedding.
Here’s just a handful of their wedding photos. You can see a few more on my Facebook page here.
But I missed something. The bridal party were entering the reception from one side of the room, I entered from the other side. In doing that I missed out on meeting Terri, Bindi and Bob Irwin. Probably a good thing though. I’d be likely to have embarrassed myself by showing them the scar I have from when I was attacked by a stingray.