“Our wedding took place where our hearts are: Byron Bay.”
Sydneysiders Darienne Selikman and Brett Forer, aged 28 and 32 respectively, married in their favourite seaside town on November 13, 2016. The Byron Bay wedding was themed “elements of nature”, and included 210 of their loved ones. “We wanted to personalise our wedding, so we styled the day ourselves, and shared a video showing our nine-year journey with our guests,” says bride Dari.
Rewind about a decade to when the couple met, Dari was more of an “annoying teenager” while Brett was a “worldly university student”. They were sharing a car ride home with a mutual friend, of which Dari says her Bacardi-fuelled self was nothing short of irritating for her fellow passenger. “He chivalrously responded to the ‘white noise’ coming from the teenager in the backseat by pretending – for the most part – that I was simply not in the car at all,” laughs Dari.
But it turns out Brett was actually paying close attention, and the next time the pair met they became inseparable. “Over the years, we have spent many nights laughing together, caring for one another, travelling the world together, and forming an inseparable bond that, nine years later, led Brett to ask me to be his wife,” smiles Dari.
Photos courtesy of Nadine Saacks Photography.
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The couple exchanged their grandparent’s rings at their ceremony earlier in the day.
Video by The White Tree.
Brides Accessories: David Jones / Brides Gown: Enzoani / Brides Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Bridesmaid Shoes: Various / Bridesmaids Accessories: Various / Bridesmaids Dresses: Langham / Caterer: Amaze In Taste / Celebrant: Gad Krebs / Ceremony Music: Hamsa Band / Entertainment: Short movie / Flowers: Passionate Flowers Byron Bay / Gift Registry: Peters of Kensington, David Jones / Grooms Attire: Politix / Grooms Shoes: David Jones / Groomsmen Attire: Politix / Groomsmen Shoes: Various / Hair: Ava Belle Bridal / Honeymoon: Thailand / Invitations: Greenvelope / Makeup: Ava Belle Bridal / Pageboy Attire: Industry Kids / Photographer: Nadine Saacks Photography / Rings: Grandparent's rings / Transport: Byron Bay Buses / Venue: Elements of Byron / Venue Decor: Frank & Joy, Northcoast Events, Passionate Flowers Byron Bay / Videographer: The White Tree / Wedding Night Accommodation: Elements of Byron