We’re forever swept up in love stories of the wildest, most fervent kind, where two intrinsic souls collide to create something real, something potent. A romance steeped in magic.
Having photographed model Olive Cooke and partner Henry Tervenski for our Lovers series, we’ve witnessed firsthand their profound and palpable love for one another. So, needless to say, we were more than excited to see their chic wedding drop into our inbox.
Nestled between infinite rows of macadamia trees and the undulating hills of the Byron Bay hinterland, Olive and Henry’s wedding was an elegant garden affair. Effortlessly melding the modern with the boheme, the couple exchanged vows in a quaint church encircled by manicured hedges and delicate, perfumed roses. Olive was the epitome of contemporary chic in a slip-style dress with an organza overlay, before changing into a sleek midi for the reception, elevated by a perfectly oversized bow.
The party ensued beneath a white marquee where tables were romantically styled with Tiffany chairs, pillar candles, and blooms curated in a palette of soft pink.
Artistically capturing every detail of this summer celebration was Lane favorite, Megan Kelly.
Names / Olive & Henry
Wedding Date / 22nd February 2020
Guest Numbers / 130
How We Met
Henry and I met through friends when I had first moved to Byron Bay.
Our Engagement Story
Henry proposed at sunset on the beach in Hawaii while we were on holiday with friends. It was such a surprise and couldn’t have been more perfect.
Marriage to us Means…
Marriage is a commitment to each other for the rest of our lives. A wedding does not have any true religious meaning for us, it was truly a great moment to have all our friends and family from across Australia and the world come together, be in one place, and celebrate our love. It felt so special to have those that we love altogether.
We got married at Christine’s Church of The Two Grandfathers. We are not religious but fell in love with the little church which was the perfect indoor area for our ceremony, while also having beautiful gardens surrounding that we could create the perfect reception space.
The night before our wedding I stayed together with my bridesmaids and had a lovely dinner, and then champagne in the morning when my mum came to get ready with us.
Overall Aesthetic / Style
We wanted to create a beautiful but relaxed garden party. We used lots of soft neutrals in the marquee, table settings, and florals to contrast the green of the garden.
Our wedding planner was Tanya Shaw of Oh Flora Studio, she was so amazing throughout and bought everything we imagined to life and more.
Megan Kelly photographed our wedding. I have always loved her style of wedding photography as she captures beautiful moments and amazing details. I love how much emotion was captured in our wedding photos, and couldn’t have imagined it any better.
First Dress – De La Rosa, a simple slip dress worn under an organza tie top with detailed soft sleeves.
Second Dress – Rasario x My Theresa, something more fun with an oversized bow detail at the back.
White linen Daily Sleeper dresses.
Jewellery / Accessories
I wore minimal jewellery, only a pair of simple diamonds studs from Kirstin Ash with a pair of vintage blue earrings from a close family friend.
I had one of my close girlfriends Marie Cain do my hair. I wore a classic, sleek low bun for the ceremony and then took it out and had soft waves for the reception.
My girlfriend Phoebe did my make up with the inspiration of a natural glowy look which made me feel so comfortable on the day.
We had three layers to our cake; chocolate almond mud, Persian love cake and lemon, and elderflower this was covered in white chocolate ganache with edible flowers to decorate.
Food & Beverages
We had the wonderful Bruno from Terra Catering talking us through the most amazing Italian menu for the day, we had a grazing table to start, then sat at long tables and shared plates of delicious pasta, meat and fish. As we were getting married on international margarita day we also had incredible cocktails all night from the local Dead East drinks team.
Sources of Inspiration
I found a lot of inspiration from vintage photos and had so much fun looking through Pinterest.
If I Could Give Other Brides One Piece of Advice…
Stay true to you and create a day you will love and truly enjoy.
Photography / Megan Kelly
Bride’s Shoes / Sania D’mina
Bridesmaid’s Dresses / Daily Sleeper
Bridesmaid’s Shoes / James Smith
Flower girls / Love Shack Fancy
Wedding Rings / Kristin Ash
Hair / Marie Cain
Makeup / Phoebe Fever
Florist / Oh Flora
Cake / Eat Cake
Catering / Terra Catering
Wedding Planner / Oh Flora
Celebrant / Emily Fearson
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