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Turkish Wonderland – Ellie + Alex

Sep 26, 2019

Working alongside our sweet couple Ellie and Alex was an absolute and utter delight. Not only were these two so genuinely lovely and down to earth; they also shared a wedding vision imbued with creativity, authenticity and meaningful details that truly reflected their relationship. 

Inspired by a memorable trip to Cappadocia in Turkey, Ellie (nutritionist and best-selling author behind @elsaswholesomelife) and Alex wanted to create a wildly romantic bohemian celebration packed with deep jewel tones, statement florals and rich textural styling. Nestled in the peaceful hills of Byron Bay, The Orchard Estate was the perfect blank canvas to bring their colourful celebration to life. 

These two exchanged their vows underneath a giant fig; our Ellie an absolute vision in Rue De Seine with her girls by her side in Spell. Surrounded by lush macadamia trees, we styled their intimate outdoor ceremony with an abundance of wild grasses, textured rugs and berry-toned blooms.

Out on the lawn, we used a mix of layered textiles, intricate styling details and pops of burnt orange, dusty pink, burgundy and bronze to create a Turkish-inspired wonderland. A plethora of comfortable rattan lounges, leather ottomans, low feasting tables and plush cushions were scattered underneath naked tipis and strings of festoons, all tied together with wild bohemian flowers and feathery foliage.

With Ellie’s passion for plant-based food and wholesome living, this party wouldn’t be complete without an incredible spread of vegan delights, colourful platters and banquet-style catering for guests to devour throughout the evening. And our sweetest memory from the day? Setting up a private table for Ellie and Alex to sneak away and enjoy a sunset dinner for two while watching their loved ones celebrating from afar.

We’ll forever remember this wanderlust-inspired hinterland day as one filled with joy, magic and a whole lot of love, created with a total dream team on board. See all of the beautiful details captured by Lilly Red below (as seen on Green Wedding Shoes), or get in touch to learn more about our Byron Bay wedding planning and styling services.

 

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Ellie + Alex, The Orchard Estate Byron Bay Wedding | Styled by The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Wedding planner + stylist: The Events Lounge
Photography: Lilly Red
Wedding venue: Orchard Estate
Floral design: Bower Botanicals
Bridal gown: Rue De Seine, Grace Loves Lace (second dress)
Bridesmaid gowns: Spell
Hair stylist: Alan Buki Hair
Makeup artist: Luciana Rose
Groom attire: Suit Supply
Videography: Saladito Studios
Paper goods: Emma Kate Co
Catering: Greenhouse Canteen, The Poor Girls Pantry
Furniture rentals: Lovestruck Weddings, Hampton Event Hire
Tipi hire: Byron Bay Tipi Weddings
Officiant: Sprout Journal
Lighting: Out of the Dark Event Lighting
Cocktails: O Sun Sparkling
Platters: The Poor Girls Pantry
Signage: Sketch and Etch Creative, Electric Confetti
Plant hire: The Borrowed Nursery