Real Wedding | Rebecca + Joel

Rebecca and Joel got married in Byron Bay. They chose to have a private ceremony at the Pass in Byron Bay with only eight guests present, as it is a sentimental place for both. "Rebecca’s father’s ashes are at the pass and we swim at the Pass when we visit Byron twice a year. We wanted to get married in a place we can visit and take our kids to one day".

They then celebrated with 62 of their closest friends and family at a family property in Uki. The pair, who love amazing restaurants and bars, the beach and their two dogs, wanted to feel like themselves on their wedding day - and mostly didn't worry about following tradition. Their day was captured beautifully by photographer Matt Godkin.

Rebecca and Joel knew very early on that they would marry. Joel typed a wedding proposal on his Grandmas typewriter after three months of being together. He sealed it and wrote on the envelope ‘To be opened when the time is right.’ Rebecca hoped it was a proposal - and wrote her response and sealed it also. Three years later on a roof top in Woolloomooloo watching the sunrise, Joel pulled the letter out and when they got home Rebecca did the same with her answer.

Joel wanted to custom design a suit so he worked closely with Luke from Dyonsu. They created a look that was interchangeable throughout the night. "A three piece suit at first, and as the night got wild, no shirt, suspenders and chains."