When her boss told her not to come in the next day, Kristen Todhunter feared the worst, little did she know future fiance David Nguyen was planning her dream proposal.
David, 31, had arranged everything with Kristen’s work and whisked her away to Byron Bay for a day of romance, pampering and, of course, the big question.
The Brisbane couple then returned to Byron Bay for their simple and relaxed nuptials on September 28, 2015.
Their Byron Bay wedding was celebrated alongside 70 family and friends at the coastal spot’s famed Fig Tree Restaurant. “Everything was so natural, free flowing and filled with love,” Kristen, 30, says of the day.
“We made sure we made time for each other and had time to party with each other. After all, it was our day and we made sure we spent it together.”
The couple also paid tribute to their beloved miniature dachshunds, from the invitations to the dog-shaped gingerbread given as favours, and even David’s cufflinks.
A vintage caravan transformed into a photo booth added another element of fun to the celebrations and the executive assistant and lawyer partied the night away with guests at the venue’s gorgeous outdoor area overlooking Byron Bay.
Photos courtesy of Simon J Coulson.
The couple were married by Kristen’s dad’s best friend on the lush lawn of Fig Tree Restaurant.
A good old-fashioned hippy van acted as wedding transport. “Nothing says fun more than a multi-coloured hippy van blasting ’70s disco tunes,” Kristen says.
“I have beautiful photos of perfectly imperfect, real moments,” praises Kristen of photographer Simon J Coulson.
Exclusive Live Productions by Scott Day-Vee provided the evening’s musical entertainment.
Video by Creative Flow Studios.
Bomboniere: DIY / Brides Accessories: Family heirloom / Brides Gown: Grace Loves Lace / Brides Shoes: Nine West / Bridesmaid Shoes: Novo Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Molten Stone / Bridesmaids Dresses: Tokito, Myer / Cake: DIY / Celebrant: Tony O'Gorman / Ceremony Music: Exclusive Live Productions by Scott Day-Vee / Entertainment: Exclusive Live Productions by Scott Day-Vee / Flowers: Poppy and Fern / Grooms Attire: TM Lewin / Groomsmen Attire: TM Lewin / Hair: The Beauty Case / Honeymoon: Hawaii / Invitations: DIY / Makeup: The Beauty Case / Photobooth: DIY / Photographer: Simon J Coulson Photography / Rings: Xennox Diamonds, Bulgari / Transport: The Magic Bus / Venue: Fig Tree Restaurant / Venue Decor: Fun Print / Videographer: Creative Flow Studios / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Boat House / Wedding Planner: Byron Bay Weddings