It’s not every day that one of your own gets married, so when they do it’s extra special… Team SW’s very own (and very beautiful!) Chelsea married her long-time sweetheart Che in the hinterland of Byron Bay.
Everything about the event was personally detailed, rustically beautiful and made with love. These details flowed through from the engagement, right down to the invitations, hand-drawn by a friend of the couple.
The pair took a drive one Saturday morning up in the hills behind Byron Bay (a beloved spot of the two), and it was here that Che popped the question. Hidden in a pastry bag (be still our beating hearts!) was an opal and ruby ring that he had designed himself to be as unique and beautiful as his bride to be.
In the spring of last year, among 125 of their loved ones – the couple tied the knot.
Looking every bit the bohemian bride in her cream and white silk Lola Varma top and skirt, with SAMANTHA WILLS jewels, Chelsea walked down to aisle to the acoustic notes of the guitarist, to marry her handsome man. He wore black and navy, with his brown leather shoes adding a dapper touch of vintage.
Rather than bridesmaids and groomsmen, they exchanged vows surrounded by their friends and family, beneath the arbour that Che himself crafted from old hardwood timber.
The reception hall was filled with native flowers that had been lovingly gathered from friend’s and family’s gardens and were arranged amongst candles along the banquet tables. Beautiful linen tablecloths and 125 napkins were hand-made by the bride’s grandmother, and created the perfect setting for the party to enjoy a 3-course sumptuous feast, before moving on to the exquisite 3-tiered vegan and organic cake extravaganza!
The rest of the night was spent dancing and laughing till the early hours before the newlyweds jetted off to Bali for some rest and recovery!