19 October 2021
Like many couple’s navigating the current climate, Bel and Tom just wanted to be married. They didn’t care about having a fancy wedding at an expensive venue with a hundred of their closest friends, or elaborate ceremony and reception styling, or a three tiered wedding cake. All they wanted was for the two of them to be officially brought together in marriage, and to share the same last name.
They wanted to elope on the beach in Byron Bay, which is one of their favourite spots, and as they had their holidays booked for just after Christmas they decided they wanted to end the year with a celebration of love.
They contacted many other celebrants in the region to see who was available but New Year’s Eve is a very popular date. I also already had a booking for New Years Eve but after chatting with them on the phone they decided to have their ceremony around lunchtime so they could enjoy an afternoon picnic overlooking the ocean.
Broken Head is a very popular beach for weddings in Byron Bay, it’s stunningly scenic and normally not as busy as the main beach in Byron. Bel and Tom wanted a true elopement so they didn’t have any witnesses but as it was New Years Eve I knew there would be plenty of people on the beach, and I’ve never had anyone say no to being a random witness before. The photographer, Ben Wyeth, agreed to act as one of the witnesses, and we found the lovely local Julie – who was absolutely honoured to act as the second witness.
It was such a perfect day, their love was celebrated with minimal stress but with all the love they needed, and they had an epic summer holiday come wedding right here in Byron Bay.
Bel and Tom – 31st December 2020 – Broken Head Beach
“We can’t thank Victoria enough for her outstanding job she did as our celebrant for our elopement in Byron Bay.
She was so easy to work with and gave us the perfect ceremony. Such a lovely, bright, bubbly and fun personality.
She absolutely loves her job and is suited to it just perfectly- highest recommendation!”