Byron Bay Wedding at Forget Me Not Farm Lani and Steve
The Byron Bay minimalistic romantic garden party wedding of Lani and Steve
How they met
Steve was enjoying a few drinks with his mates at his local (Lani’s work) – The Royal Hotel one Friday arvo. He fancied what he saw, got the nod of approval from his best mate. A mutual friend introduced them to one another. He started stalking Lani on Facebook and slid into her dms. Lani first noticed Steve’s cute cheeky smile and Steve first noticed Lani’s “good looks”.
We were in Fiji with Steve’s whole family celebrating Poppa John’s 90th. Steve organised for us to have a couples massage at another resort. The location sat high on a mountain with panoramic views of the island. we were taken into a room with a beautiful flower bath with champers and chocolate dipped fruit after the massage. When I turned around, he was down on one knee. I laughed because I was so overwhelmed, a typical response from me.
The Wedding at Byron Bay
Our ceremony and reception was at Forget me not farm in Byron Bay. I had a vision of what I wanted the reception to look like – a clear marquee covered in fairy lights. We wanted a destination wedding and we have both always loved Byron Bay. Forget Me Not we fell in love with it straight away! We really liked how versatile the venue was with its many ceremony nooks and how it was completely encompassed with greenery. We were mostly going for romantic, garden and minimalist.
Trent the celebrant! He’s our dear friend and he did not disappoint. It makes it even more special having someone who truly knows you. Trent gave the perfect amount of funny and sincerity
The wedding Dress
The very talented Christie Nicole. I followed her after I fell in love with one of her early designs years ago. I knew I wanted to show a bit of leg and I loved how classy she made it.
Unique and Funny moment at your wedding at Byron Bay
20 mins before the ceremony started, one of the resident cows at Forget Me Not gave birth, and they named it Lani! Making each other laugh during our vows, which we loved, which also made for amazing photos. Lastly, it was the one fine and sunny day amongst some torrential rain and severe flooding over that weekend.
Any advice for future couples?
The day can go pretty quick, so if you can start it early then go for it!
Relationship wise – don’t take things too seriously, always respect one another and find ways to spend quality time together.
Anything else you would like to add about your day?
We just want to express how grateful we are for everyone who contributed to making our day as special as it was and we are beyond blown away by the quality and content of our photos and wedding video.