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KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen kissing under her veil. She wears the long sleeved, fit and flare Lexie wedding dress.

Taylor & Kalen's Luxurious Byron Vows

KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen walk down the aisle as she wears the sweetheart cut Lexie gown

The perfect combination of glitz and modern sophistication took place at Taylor and Kalen’s polished wedding ceremony in the stunning hinterlands of NSW after a few bumps in the road. We know we often daydream of a wedding just like theirs.

 

With the juxtaposition of Taylor’s sequin, Lexie gown from our LUXE collection against the simple, minimalist aesthetic of the Fig Tree Byron Bay venue became an instant classic. If you don’t want to be drooling at your desk…please stop scrolling.

On the proposal

As little girls, we often dream of a far off day when prince (or princess) charming sweep us off of our feet in a magical day of delight, filled with grand romantic gestures (including lots of flowers) and all-encompassing love that never ends. It’s truly a tale as old as time. We grow up with those stories, but often our lives drift into the mundane. However, Taylor, being one lucky, lucky gal, got to live out that fantasy.

 

After being friend-zoned for several years, Kalen somehow got past that dreaded barrier and got to date the woman of his dreams. Then in 2018, on a dreamy vacation getaway to the countryside of Champagne, France, their life changed forever. He spoiled his beloved by starting their bougie day of sippin’ champagne at the stunning Domaine Les Crayeres hotel, where they had a magnificent lunch while looking out over the carefully manicured vineyards. Not quite done with all the region had to offer, the two love birds traversed to Ruinart champagne house for a special tasting. Could it get any better than French champagne and a handsome date?

 

The pair took a private boat ride down a river in Epernay to top off the night through the centuries-old gardens where history meets the present in the most alluring way, where he proclaimed his unconditional love for Taylor in the sweetest proposal. Of course, she said yes!

KWH real bride holding a glass in her bridal robe with wedding date embrodiered on the sleeve.
KWH real bride holding a glass in her bridal robe with wedding date embrodiered on the sleeve.
KWH real bride holding a glass in her bridal robe with wedding date embrodiered on the sleeve.
KWH real bride Taylor putting on her earrings as she stands in her hand beaded Lexie wedding dress.

On the venue

Although their story started with unbridled romance, it soon turned to tragedy as their venue, the iconic Fig Tree Bryon Bay, burned down in a fiery blaze in November 2019. Heartbroken, the newly engaged looked for other options.

 

Fortunately, the family-owned business decided to rebuild their dearly loved wedding venue to make sure future couples could enjoy the charms of the NSW hinterland. Taylor and Kalen knew they had to book it immediately!

 

The estate hosts various specially designed spaces that help guests journey throughout the evening without ever having to leave the property. A 150-year-old fig tree is the foundational element of the land where the two tied the knot.

KWH real bride Taylor walking in her sweetheart neckline Lexie wedding dress with a drink in her hand.
KWH real bride Taylor walking in her sweetheart neckline Lexie wedding dress with a drink in her hand.
KWH real bride Taylor walking in her sweetheart neckline Lexie wedding dress with a drink in her hand.

All the styling details

Working off the venue’s elements was easy. The ceremony space was styled by placing a singular circular grid structure enhanced with bold florals in front of the old fig tree for their vow exchange. It was a clean aesthetic that worked off the more natural scenery and matched the existing furniture used throughout the buildings.

 

The reception area was created using warm wooden hues and contemporary fixtures to bring the glow of the sunset into the main space. Taylor chose to keep their decorations simple and refined, using small minimalist bud vases with pops of burnt orange roses and elegant white orchids by Aurora Floral Studio for their tablescape, keeping the look modern yet classic.

 

 

 

 

KWH real bride Taylor's venue with white small house on the property.
KWH real bride Taylor's venue with white small house on the property.
KWH real bride Taylor's venue with white small house on the property.
KWH real bride Taylor's reception venue at Fig Tree in Byron.

Highlight of the day

“We loved every moment of the day; however, I think the highlight was singing and dancing with all of our best friends and family.”  

It sounds like a party we want to attend!

KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen standing in front of their circular wedding alter. She wears the ivory beaded Lexie gown.
KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen standing in front of their circular wedding alter. She wears the ivory beaded Lexie gown.
KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen standing in front of their circular wedding alter. She wears the ivory beaded Lexie gown.
B&W image of KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen kissing in the middle of the aisle. She wears the

The Dress

Taylor knew she wanted a dress that would truly shine. She found the Lexie wedding dress at our Brisbane boutique. Lexie is a hand-beaded dress with long sleeves and a high neckline that exudes sophistication.

 

“I love the elegance of KWH gowns. And of course, can’t pass up supporting an Australian brand! I loved EVERYTHING about my gown, most of all the sequins detailing and the keyhole back. 

KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen under a clear umbrella. She wears the classic beaded Lexie wedding dress.
KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen under a clear umbrella. She wears the classic beaded Lexie wedding dress.
KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen under a clear umbrella. She wears the classic beaded Lexie wedding dress.
B&W image of Taylor and Kalen under an umbrella as she sheilds her modern Lexie wedding dress with long sleeves

Accessorising

Due to her Lexie gown’s highly beaded, detailed nature, Taylor chose to wear a veil that complemented the wedding dress while not competing for attention. Her Camila veil in the glimmer tulle added a bit of softness to her bridal look.

 

She finished her style with two-tiered drop pearl earrings from The Traveller Series.

 

KWH real bride Taylor up close image of her intricate sequin details of her Lexie gown.

Advice

“Everyone says this but, try on everything! Even if you do not think it is your style, or if you think you already know what you want. I never pictured myself wearing a long-sleeved dress, then I tried one on after trying multiple strappy / strapless numbers, not falling in love with any. As soon as I put the Lexie gown, I knew it was the one.”  

B&W image of KWH real bride Taylor and Kalen under a clear umbrella. She wears the classic Lexie gown with long sleeves.

What does love mean to you?

“Love is spending every day with your best friend for the rest of your life.”

 

That’s anyone can ever hope for.  

KWH real bride Taylor & Kalen dancing under the rain at night in her sequin Lexie wedding dress.

Suppliers:

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Fig Tree Byron Bay / Celebrant – Andrew Michael / Photographer – Finch & Oak / Event Planner – Byron Bay Weddings / Florist & Styling – Aurora Floral Studios / Videographer – Dandi Films / Hair – Lujo Studios / Makeup – Taylor Lordan Makeup  / Music – Michael Vos /  First Dance – Into the Mystic, Van Morrison / Wedding bands – AG Designer Jeweller / Stationary – Laura Elizabeth Design / Menu – Fig Tree Catering / Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Shona Joy / Wedding Shoes – Naked Vice / Veil – Camila veil, glimmer tulle / Jewellery – The Traveller Series 

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