Barefoot at Broken Head Wedding

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Olivia and Grant’s Barefoot at Broken Head Wedding can best be described as being deeply intimate yet a tonne of fun. This was a micro wedding in the truest sense of the word. There was only twelve people in total including Olivia and Grant. It was one of those weddings I truly felt like not only a photographer, but one of the guests. I even got to sit at the table with everyone while we gauged ourselves with the most amazing vegan meal I’ve had to date. I used to be a massive humous connoisseur but I can honestly say the humous that was served simply next level.

You may notice lots of kissing photos in this blog. Truth be told Olivia and Grant couldn’t keep off each other the whole day. I’m pretty sure they’d have over 3 ‘first kisses’ before their final ‘I do’ kiss. Their energy was wildly infectious which made them a dream couple to photograph.

There’s also a pretty cool story behind their weddings rings, which also happens to tie in with Grant’s proposal. Olivia and Grant had planned a two-week holiday in New Zealand, trekking the Milford Track multi day hike. It wasn’t planned but, perhaps inspired by the awe and beauty of their adventures in the wilderness, Grant decided to propose on the hike. They both decided to, very fittingly, get their rings made from Jens Hansen, the very person that forged the one ring for the Lord of the Rings movies. There was even Elvin inscriptions on Olivia’s engagement ring!

Barefoot at Broken Head Wedding Photography

A moment to watch out for that was truly beautiful was Olivia and Grant’s spontaneous first dance. They were super excited for Tom Francis to perform for their wedding. They requested that he forego his covers list as much as possible and play his original pieces (how’s that for the best compliment ever!). I was told there wasn’t going to be a first dance, but when Tom played Olivia and Grant’s favourite tune, unbeknown to the rest of the guests, a truly magical, impromptu first dance took place. I was told that Tom was so touched that he even shed some tears.

To sum up, this was truly one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve had the pleasure of capturing to this date. But of course, none of this would take place without an amazing dream team of vendors to help make this magic happen. Here they are:

Venue: Barefoot at Broken Head
Celebrant: Ben Carlyle
Florist: Pikt Flowers
Dress designer: Abbey Bridal
Suit designer: Woolcottst
Make Up and Hair Artist: Byron Bay Beauty Bar
Live Music: Tom Francis Events
Cake Maker: Millies of Newrybar
Rings: Jens Hansen


If you’re looking for a photographer who can mix in as one of your wedding guests and capture those beautiful, real and raw heartfelt moments, I may be the one for you! Click here to send through a booking request and say hi!

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