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Mediterranean Luxe – Steph + Andrew

Nov 19, 2019

We love when our couples draw inspiration from unique and unexpected places. For Steph and Andrew, it was the colours and textures seen throughout their favourite resorts in Greece that formed the creative brief for their intimate Byron Bay wedding. 

Set at the iconic Raes on Wategos (a boutique oceanfront venue overlooking the serene coastal charm of Wategos Beach), these two wanted to create a day imbued with luxe Mediterannean styling, relaxed summer vibes and a rich, tropical palette.

Working with the unique architecture of the venue (think white curved walls, towering palms and tranquil interiors), we set out to design the perfect coastal celebration for Steph, Andrew and their favourite people. We first created a sun-drenched ceremony space in the shade of the Raes garden, using crisp white bentwood chairs, layered cowhide rugs and ceramic pots spilling with bold, colourful blooms. Against moody grey skies and balmy weather, these two shared their vows overlooking one of the most beautiful pockets of Byron Bay. 

The ceremony flowed seamlessly into a clear marquee reception as we styled a dreamy space filled with tropical accents, whitewashed flooring and eclectic mixed textures. Timber feasting tables were adorned with leafy foliage and bright florals, with bold pops of burnt orange, coral and blush. We layered each place setting with speckled ceramic plates and soft linen napkins for an effortlessly elegant tablescape, with custom terracotta-toned signage to add depth and detail. And to complete the look, twinkling fairy lights and basket pendants were strung overhead as guests enjoyed world-class dining under the stars, before moving into the restaurant for the night’s festivities.

It was our absolute delight to create this luxe tropical setting for Steph, Andrew and their loved ones. See more from this coastal celebration below (as captured by Janneke Storm) or get in touch to learn more about our Byron Bay wedding planning and styling services.

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Real Wedding: Steph + Andrew, Mediterranean Luxe at Raes on Wategos | The Events Lounge, Byron Bay Wedding Planner

Wedding planner + stylist: The Events Lounge
Wedding venue: Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay
Wedding photography: Janneke Storm
Furniture hire: Hampton Event Hire, Sunday Best Event Hire
Decor hire: The Supper Club
Signage: Sketch and Etch
Floral design: Nikau
Lighting: Out of the Dark Event Lighting