Michelle Shannon | Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant

Michelle Shannon  Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant

Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant

Wedding Chicks Member: Michelle Shannon | Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant
Serving: Australia
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A few words from Michelle Shannon:
As a wedding celebrant I am blessed to meet so many loving and beautiful couples. Kiera and Peter touched my heart this year with their incredible love story. Living in such a gorgeous location as Byron Bay, Australia I meet couples from all over the world. My goal is to create the kind of wedding ceremony that you have always dreamt of. One that you and your guests will remember and cherish long after the day has passed.
Photo by Kate Knutt

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Rainy Day Wine & Cheese Wedding

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What could be better on a rainy day then a little wine and cheese tasting? How about a wedding?! Krystle and Kenny’s rainy day wine and cheese wedding is what fantasies are made of! We loved everything from the cheese tasting guestbook to the butterfly release wedding ceremony. They even had an exciting grape stomp race!

But that’s not all! Not only do we have Krystle and Kenny’s fabulous wedding to drool over, but we also have her surprise bridal shower as well as their amazing rehearsal dinner! That’s right you just got 3 for the price of 1! Be sure to check out ever lovely moment captured by Weddings by Scott and Dana by visiting the full gallery here.

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Wedding Stationery To Die For

Not only did Amy Heitman created a masterpiece of an invitation suite complete with a fold out invitation and reception artwork including the menu, ‘Rate Your Wine’ coasters, and ‘Rate your Cheese’ guestbook cards. We also used the lovely envelope liner design by Amy to create custom napkin fabric thru Spoonflower.

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cheese tasting guestbook

From When Pigs Fly Events: Krystle and Kenny are such incredible people who shared with us their vision of a small intimate affair in the backyard of an incredible vineyard in Healdsburg, Ca. Their shared love of the color aqua and Krystle’s love for cheese created the springboard we needed to start creating this epic wedding.

One of the things we wanted to translate into the wedding is their charming figures side by side – Kenny is a statuesque 6’7” and Krystle is a svelte 5’7”. We knew we had to enlist the artistry of Amy Heitman to bring them to life in illustration for the invitations.

cheese board guestbook @weddingchicks

cheese board guestbook @weddingchicks

Rock Your Rainy Day Wedding

Krystle and Kenny celebrated their gorgeous wedding on one of this very special “10% chance of rain” days that turns into “torrential downpour for the 2 hours during your wedding celebration” kind of days.

But, as you can see from their big smiles, they were beyond excited to share this amazing day with each other and 40 of their closest friends and family. The biggest gift from the rain was the double rainbow that spread across the sky soon after they said their “I Do’s. 

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The sun broke through and they were able to finish the rest of their wedding ceremony sans rain, and able to release their butterflys.

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Wedding Grape Stomp

One of the couples’ main focuses for the day was to make sure the kids were happy and that guests were entertained. The grape stomp race was an absolute success. The girls faced off against the guys (girls won) for an all out stomp to the win. The kids were also invited to build a house for the newlyweds with big wooden blocks and to bounce the night away in a bouncy house.

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Always Have A Plan B

Because of the rain, we had to move the fully dressed tables in 10 minutes to another location under awning of the house. The setting worked perfectly and guests wined and dined on a family style meal while listening to live music. Nearly half of the wedding guests stood up to toast the couple

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cheese tower wedding cake @weddingchicks

Check out the wedding film from Have And Hold Studios below to get a closer look at this rainy day wine and cheese wedding!

But Wait! There’s More…

Are you as in love with this fabulous couple as we are?! Would you be stoked to see even more of them and their exciting wedding day festivities?! Prepare to lose your minds then, because we have not only one more but two more of Krystle and Kenny’s wedding events!

That’s right! Below you can see the eclectic chic bridal shower that Krystle’s gal pals surprised her with the morning of her big day! And the super fun personal pizza rehearsal dinner that Krystle and Kenny threw the night before! So much to see! So much to love!

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personal pizza rehearsal dinner @weddingchicks

rainy day wine and cheese wedding

Event designer & Coordinator: When Pigs Fly Events

Photography: Weddings by Scott and Dana
Cinematography: Have And Hold Studios
Stationery: Amy Heitman
Flowers: Hawthorn Flowers
Caterer: Zin Catering
Hair: Brush The Salon
Makeup: Dew Me Beauty
Prop/furniture rentals: Wine Country Party
Live Music: Brandon Hassur

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, green, pink
Styles: garden, indie, modern, vineyard

Blue And Pink Las Vegas Wedding

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Traci and Case selected Las Vegas as their destination wedding, but did not want to have a, “typical,” Vegas wedding. They were looking for a formal event, but sill had that Vegas sparkle.

With that sin city glitz and glam, and combining their love for pink and adding in a bit of navy they had one terrific wedding palette. If you can’t seem to get enough don’t worry, there’s plenty more to be seen in the entire gallery here. All captured by Chelsea Nicole Photography. BONUS!! Read on to see how much this blue and pink Las Vegas wedding actually cost.

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las vegas welcome bags

Some special touches that made our wedding extra lovely and unique to who we are as a couple were that we wanted guests to feel welcome upon their arrival here in Las Vegas so we created a welcome bag for the hotel to deliver to guests’ rooms. The welcome bags had a variety of our favorite things here in Las Vegas ranging from Retro Bakery sugar cookies, chocolate caramels from Peridot Sweets, a deck of cards from the World Series of Poker and a bottle of champagne.

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hire a wedding planner

If there was one tip I could give other brides after going through the process of being a bride myself it would be to hire a wedding planner. It is tough to plan a wedding and work a full time job or be a full time student. There is a wedding planner out there that will work with your style, budget and let you be as involved as much or as little as you would like to be in the planning process. If you just need help with designing of the space, look for an event designer. Hiring a wedding planner for at least the month of your wedding is so helpful. They confirm with all of your vendors and are there for you as your eyes and ears on the wedding day to make sure everything runs smoothly. You definitely want to be a guest on your wedding day and spend as much time with family and friends as they came to see you and celebrate with you.

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mail invites early

Overall, my wedding day was perfect. There were no major hiccups in the planning process. If I had to change anything, I would have gotten a better jump start on my invitations. I am quite the procrastinator, so when it came time to order invitations, I had to have everything custom, letterpressed… the whole deal. It took longer than expected to get the design perfected and the invitations printed. I mailed invitations over the holidays with one month until the wedding, and it took longer for guests to receive them. Words of advice to all brides: Don’t procrastinate. Mail invitations early (6-12 weeks before the wedding day is what I tell my clients).

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Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography
Coordinator: Scheme Events
Venue: Dragon Ridge Country Club
Stationery: Paper and Home
Flowers: Layers Of Lovely
Cake: Gimme Some Suagr
Makeup: Makeup In The 702
Shoe Designer: Kate Spade
Lighting: Led Unplugged
Welcome Bags: Welcome Bag Shoppe
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Transportation: Earth Limos
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Read on to see how much this blue and pink Las Vegas wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, gold, pink
Styles: classic