Byron Bay Wedding - Taryn & Shannon

How you first met:
We first met at Alberto’s café in West End, after a group ride with our triathlon squad. Shannon distinctly remembers thinking it was random how this chick had brought her own breakfast to a café. We struck up a friendship that lasted years before anything ever eventuated. People always believed there was a special spark between us.

Shannon secretly went to Dubai to buy an engagement ring while I was overseas for work. He had to use the wifi on the plane to keep it a secret, still responding to my WhatsApp messages! He wanted it be to a surprise (I suspect everything) so he got down on one knee while I was at home studying (stressed to my eyeballs) and still in my ugg boots. While he got the element of surprise, I think he could have picked a better time (and place)!

Wedding ceremony & reception:
On the beach at the Pass, Byron Bay. Reception at Beach Byron Bay.

Funniest wedding day moment:
Probably the shoe game

Tulum, Mexico, Barbados, Inca Trail, Peru, Bahamas

What did you value most about Kyle Richardson Photography?
How easy and relaxed it was for us on the day. Kyle made photo's fun. He was also invisible for most of the day, and we didn't even notice he was there snapping away.

Advice for future brides to be:
Don't get caught up in all the wedding hype! Relax and enjoy your day. Make the groom do some of the planning and get comfortable delegating jobs so you're not having to do it all.

Wedding vendors:
- Hair: Ron from byron hair - Makeup: Elina from EV hair and makeup - Flowers: The french petal and Aunty Diane - Celebrant: Tash Thompson - Music: Ooz - Cake: Abbycakes