Skye Butler and Brad Scott decided there was just one person they needed to see them walk down the aisle – Skye’s son Max.
The Port Macquarie, NSW, pair, who met online four years ago when they were both living in Western Australia, eloped to Byron Bay with young Max in tow for their laid-back farm wedding.
Byron Bay Farm hosted the intimate ceremony on November 20, 2015, with Skye and Bradley, both 30, marrying on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding countryside.
“The ceremony was short and sweet, full of happy tears, and was followed by some lawn games with Max, a private picnic and then photo time,” Skye recalls.
Later in the evening the trio was treated to a three-course meal on a deck at the farm watching the sun set.
“Our wedding was everything we wanted, quiet, serene, captivating and emotional,” Skye says.
“There were no stresses or fears of things going wrong, which left us able to live completely in the moment. The captivating views, rustic gardens and nostalgic decor created the most beautiful backdrop.”
Photos courtesy of Mad Photo.
In choosing a wedding dress, Skye wanted something pretty that “wasn’t too traditional.” She teamed her lace gown with an Egyptian necklace, a family heirloom dating back to the 1940s.
“It was important for Max to be there, this was about all of us uniting,” Skye says. “He even got his own little ring.”
The couple met online four years ago. Skye was a widow and Brad had taken up fly-in-fly-out work in WA. “We talked for a month and it seemed pretty clear from the beginning that it was going to go great places,” Skye says.
Skye made an unusual choice when it came to selecting wedding shoes, opting for a pair of tan boots. “Because these boots were made for walking,” she says with a laugh.
Brides Gown: For Love and Lemons, Needle & Thread / Brides Shoes: NastyGal / Cake: Sweet Obsessions, Keep Sakes for Life / Caterer: Fig Tree Restaurant / Celebrant: Jacqui Patterson / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Flowers: The French Petal / Grooms Attire: Tarocash, Etsy / Grooms Shoes: Tarocash / Groomsmen Attire: River Island, Etsy / Groomsmen Shoes: River Island / Hair: Emily Kay / Honeymoon: Paradise Resort for Kids / Makeup: Emily Kay / Photographer: Mad Photo / Rings: Jons Family Jewellers, The Gold and Coin Shop / Venue: Byron View Farm