I have been holding onto this gorgeous Byron Bay wedding for a little while and I’m so excited to finally share this love fiesta! Katya & Pat’s friends and family travelled from all over to come together to celebrate these two amazing humans and their love for each other. Their ceremony was held at a private property at Belongil Beach and the minute I arrived I could tell that this was going to be one hell of a party.
Katya & Pat met 15 years ago through mutual friends. Their love for each other grew naturally over the next 8 years till they finally succumbed to their attraction. It took Pat 6 more years and two beautiful children to find the courage to propose, and their wedding was a thoughtful, beautiful and timely occasion to express their deep love for each other in front of family and friends. Pat proposed to Katya in the carpark at Ballina airport…but that’s a whole seperate story!
Some of you may know Pat from his incredible talent as guitarist in the band Grinspoon. I for one have been a fan for a long as I can remember. I love Aussie rock and was so stoked when Pat told me in the lead up that he would be on stage with friends playing during the night!
The beautiful ceremony and reception space was put together by Sally from Frank and Joy and adorned with beautiful blooms by Canyon Botanica.
The love and support that was felt during the ceremony was palpable and there were quite a few tears! After the ceremony there were celebrations with bubbles, hugs and lots of laughter. I went for a little wander with Katya & Pat down some nearby alleyways for their photos, all very relaxed and a chance for them to catch their breath and soak up the fact that they just got hitched. The evening back at the reception was a beautiful celebration with some incredible speeches and an amazing party. Needless to say that Pat and many talented muso friends got on stage and set the vibe for the night. Katya surprised everyone when she came out in her second dress of the day, which was incredible and one my favourite moments captured that day was Katya & Pat rocking it out in front of the stage late at night. Such a ripper of a Byron Bay wedding! Wishing you a lifetime of love and endless good times xx
Styling Frank and Joy | Hair & MUA Clare Moriarty |Blooms Canyon Botanica | Celebrant Katrina Holt – Wonderlove Weddings |Cake Secret Weapon Cakes | Dress Simone Ellis |Tunes Jimmy 2sox + The Hombres + Grinspoon + friends | Catering 100 Mile Table | Hire Byron bay party and wedding hire
Maz is a family and wedding photographer based in the hinterland of Byron Bay. I shoot loved up families and weddings in Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond.
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