Real wedding // Stephanie & Sebastian’s Earth House wedding

Stephanie & Sebastian’s wedding at The Earth House evoked the most magical feel. Witness how the talented crew behind Rabbit and the Bear beautifully captured the essence from start to finish, romanticising us with hues of pink blooms against pastel skies and deep green rolling hills. Read their love story below.

Tell us your story, how did you both meet?
Seb and I first met at College in Brisbane on the day that I moved in. My friend (and bridesmaid), Connie, and I were moving our boxes up to our new apartment when Seb offered to carry them in for us. It turned out that he was my neighbour and our bedrooms shared the same wall. After running into each other at a few gatherings around college, we realised there was something more there!

What were the reasons for choosing The Earth House as the venue for your special day?
We attended the Byron Bay Wedding Fair at the start of 2017, and made a last minute decision to scope out The Earth House. It was the first venue we went to on the day, and as soon as we pulled up to the venue we knew it was the one. The Earth House was truly our dream venue – it had it all. It had the perfect ceremony spot overlooking the hinterland, and thankfully a great wet weather plan which we had to enact. The reception spot was already beautiful as it was, which meant we could do as little or as much as we wanted with the space. Munro, the venue owner, was also so wonderful to work with. He was always happy to help answer any questions we had.

What style were you striving for with your table settings, florals and reception? Was there a certain look or vibe that you wanted to create?
I wanted to create a fresh, green feel for the reception, but we really just chose florals (by The French Petal) and details that we liked and hoped that it all worked together. Which thankfully it did! There was a hint of pink throughout the whole day, with my heels, nails, bouquets and hanging installations all varying shades of pink. This was not intentional at all, but it looked beautiful in the end!

Were there any wedding suppliers that you particularly loved working with and why?
All of our suppliers were wonderful and I wouldn’t have changed the way the day turned out at all… but meeting and spending the day with our videographers/ photographers Jordyn and Andy from Rabbit and the Bear, and their third shooter Jess, was truly magic. Seb and I are not naturals in front of the camera, but they immediately made us feel comfortable, like we were just hanging out with friends that we’d known forever. They sensed any stress that we were feeling and put us at ease straight away by making us laugh or reminding us what the day was all about. On top of that, their work is amazing; I still cry every time I watch our video.

I also loved working with Emily from Secret Weapon Cakes. She was so flexible when I kept changing my mind, and so many people commented on how delicious our cake was. Claire from Lark Music was also wonderfully patient, and on the evening she not only performed beautifully, but interacted wonderfully with our guests… especially our little nieces and nephews.

What were your favourite parts of the planning process with Byron Bay Weddings?
Byron Bay Weddings was great at keeping me on track throughout the planning process, and were always very flexible and patient when I was constantly changing my mind. On the wedding day, Lloyd and Carmen were so attentive, and this made us feel at ease throughout the whole day. We especially appreciated them putting into play the wet weather plan seamlessly when a thunderstorm rolled in, and bringing us food out in the paddocks when we were taking photos.

Overall, what was your most favourite part of your wedding day and why?
The ceremony was definitely our favourite part of the wedding day. Seeing each other for the first time that day was really emotional, but in the best possible way. We loved hearing each others vows and discovering the words we’d spend our lives striving to achieve. 

Stephanie & Sebastian xo

Venue: The Earth House // Celebrant: Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant // Photographer: Rabbit and the Bear // Florist: The French Petal // Make-up: Sasha Hicks // Hair: Sarah Neill Hair // Catering: Fig Tree Catering // Drinks: The Cellar // Cake: Secret Weapon Cakes // Lighting:  Byron Audio // Transport: Byron Magic Bus // Furniture & Styling: The Wedding Shed // Planning & Coordination: Byron Bay Weddings

Real Wedding // Courtney & Bird’s Forget Me Not Wedding

April 4, 2024

Nestled in a tranquil and secluded hinterland setting, Courtney & Bird celebrated their gorgeous wedding at Forget Me Not. Their vision was clear: to have a creative destination wedding, all in one picturesque location. Forget Me Not effortlessly ticked all the boxes, and felt like the perfect combination of Courtney & Bird – country & coastal.…

Real Wedding // Sasha & Roshitha’s Fig Tree Restaurant Wedding

March 7, 2024

On a magical spring day, Sasha & Rosh celebrated their dream wedding at the stunning Fig Tree Restaurant. Their celebration was a breathtaking fusion of cultures and personal style, highlighted by a heartfelt Poruwa ceremony honouring Rosh’s Sri Lankan heritage. From their days as junior doctors to a dreamy proposal in Broome, their love story…

10 Reasons to get Married at the Fig Tree Byron Bay

January 16, 2024

Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding is a pivotal decision, setting the stage for a day that will be cherished forever. The Fig Tree Restaurant, nestled in the idyllic coastal town of Byron Bay, offers many compelling reasons to consider it as your dream wedding location. With its awe-inspiring ocean views, romantic charm, gourmet…

Real Wedding // Emma & Tom’s Fig Tree Restaurant Wedding

November 3, 2023

Emma & Tom celebrated their gorgeous wedding day at the Fig Tree Restaurant on the first day of spring. Their wedding was an ode to modern minimalism and timeless elegance, flawlessly encapsulating the essence of their love and connection as a couple. Drawing inspiration from the beauty of simplicity and embracing an all-white colour palette,…

Real Wedding // Svetlana & Guy’s Earth House Wedding

October 23, 2023

Svetlana & Guy celebrated their magical wedding day at The Earth House in Byron Bay’s hinterland on a gorgeous spring day. Resonating with their vision of an intimate, relaxed, and naturally beautiful celebration, the moment Svetlana and Guy laid eyes on The Earth House, they felt an instant connection — as if the venue had…

Discover the Earth House – Byron Bay’s Iconic Hinterland Wedding Venue

October 16, 2023

Overlooking the breathtaking Nightcap Ranges, The Earth House stands as one of Byron Bay’s most iconic hinterland venues for its flawless integration of architectural innovation and stunning natural beauty. The extraordinary space is a testament to sustainable design, nestled harmoniously within the lush Byron Bay hinterland. Its organic rammed earth walls, cathedral ceiling and exposed…

The 2023 Byron Bay Wedding Fair

September 23, 2023

Celebrate the magic of our 11th annual Byron Bay Wedding Fair! On a beautiful winter day, we showcased over 70 talented suppliers and 16 premium wedding venues. The day overflowed with excitement and creativity, featuring awe-inspiring styling displays by The Wedding Shed and local florists, along with lively performances by local musicians, talented cake makers,…

Discover the Orchard Estate – One of Byron Bay’s Top Hinterland Wedding Venues

June 21, 2023

There is something truly special about the Byron Bay hinterland—the breathtaking landscape, lush rolling hills, natural surroundings, magical golden sunsets, and complete serenity. For so many reasons, the hinterland is undeniably one of our top picks as the ultimate Byron Bay wedding location. If hinterland serenity with magical views is what you have been searching…

Real Wedding // Millie & Jay’s Fig Tree Wedding

June 8, 2023

On a beautiful spring day, Millie & Jay celebrated their dream wedding at the gorgeous Fig Tree Restaurant. Millie & Jay’s heartfelt ceremony was held under the iconic fig tree and was followed by an afternoon of fabulous cocktails & canapés poolside with their nearest and dearest. With a dreamy palette of pastel florals, soft…

Real Wedding // Dani & Alex’s Fig Tree Wedding

June 6, 2023

Dani & Alex celebrated their gorgeous wedding day at the stunning Fig Tree Restaurant on a picture-perfect spring afternoon. With a romantic, elegant vibe at the heart of their styling vision, Dani – who works in the wedding industry herself, drew inspiration from some of her past brides and chose vibrant pops of colour to bring her…