Falling for Autumn in the hinterland

Photography / Nicola Lemmon

A chance meeting online was the beginning of a long distance love affair for Carlie and Jake, who drew inspiration from the season with a nod to the tropics for their magical Autumn vows.

“I wanted to compliment the gorgeous tones of the rammed earth walls, as well as the deep green from the fig tree…”

Carlie and Jacob Wedding at EarthHouse Byron Bay


We met on Tinder when I was living on the Gold Coast and Jake was in Adelaide, where I’m originally from. I had a good feeling from the start and we took the plunge and decided to officially meet. Jake flew to the Gold Coast and we spent three days together. We both knew from there that we were meant to be. Jake’s proposal was nothing short of magic. He organised a camping weekend away in Byron because we had tickets to Ziggy Alberts, who we saw play on our first date. Jake hung 17 photos of us up along the sand dune, each saying something beautiful about our relationship. At the end of the string, he stepped out, got on one knee and popped the question. We then stayed in Byron in a gorgeous villa. He kept surprising me the whole weekend!


We were to get married at Fig Tree Restaurant, before it burned down. When that happened, we checked out EarthHouse and there was one date available, so it felt like it was meant to be. We loved the view, the gorgeous fig tree, and of course the beautiful barn. It was just stunning. We had to postpone a third time because of the pandemic but we settled on April and had the most perfect day


Our wedding was in autumn and I wanted to compliment the gorgeous tones of the venue’s rammed earth walls, as well as the deep green from the fig tree. I chose warm, terracotta, peachy, rust tones with some deep greens and it all worked out perfectly. We loved our Big Leaf Boutique installation. We wanted a feature within the barn and the arrangement was just stunning and complimented the EarthHouse. When I dropped off all of our decor pieces, I was literally blown away by our reception space. I just loved how it all came together.


I tend to go for details that all work together, so we carried the tones of the bridal party throughout the entire day. We wanted our guests to enjoy to stunning view and make the most of the shade from the fig tree. Byron Bay weddings were really easy to work with. They made sure no stone was left unturned. Even after we were married, we still received their well wishes.


Don’t sweat the small stuff and be in the moment. You spend so much time, energy and headspace planning the day, that you have to just breath and enjoy it. Also, have the day start as early as you can, that way you are optimising your time. Make sure you and your hubby take a minute to take it all in. Watch your friends and family and the emotion in their faces – it’s a pretty special time.

Planning + Coordination / Byron Bay Weddings @byronbayweddings

Hair / Cassandra Kelly @ck_colour

Makeup / Makeup Maree @makeupmaree

Gown / Made with Love Bridal @madewithlovebridal

Florals / Flowers by Ola @flowersbyola

Plant hire and foliage installation / Big Leaf Boutique @bigleafboutique

Event hire / The Wedding Shed @theweddingshed

Lighting / Byron Audio @byronaudio

Food / Figtree Catering @figtreerestaurant

Ceremony / Katrina Holt @wonder___love

Music / Sarah Archer @thisisarchermusic

Guest transport / Byron Bay Double Deckers @byronbaydoubledeckers

Bridal transport / Byron Bay Kombis @byronbaykombis

Videographer / Gold Bear Wedding Films @goldbearweddingfilms

Photography / Nicola Lemmon Photography @nicolalemmonphotos