Kym and Dane are truly awesome humans sharing a wonderful loving life together here in Byron. You can see their whole wedding featured by @the_lane here
The day before their wedding a handful of us enjoyed a beautiful Welcome to country ceremony facilitated by local Indigenous legends (Delta Kay, Nigel and uncle Magpie) to connect with the land and receive the blessings of the ancestors prior to their marriage. Then the next day their ceremony and wedding celebrations were sublime; stylish and earthy while still being Chic and classy all at the same time. Their venue Horizon Byron Bay (sadly no longer a wedding venue in Byron) was on top of a hill overlookingBelongil Beach, Main Beach, Clarkes Beach, Julian Rocks, The Pass, Wategos and of course the iconic Byron lighthouse.
Kym and Dane met in Bondi at a mutual friends Halloween Party in 2008. Kym was living in Sydney and Dane was about to head off travelling, but they kept in touch and then actually met up again the following year again on Halloween, which will clearly always be a big date for them. During their 5 years together they have traveled a lot and explored many destinations and cultures, they just love sharing the all the joys of life together! Whether it’s camping beach side or in a remote location and experiencing nature, like being trapped in the pouring rain in a swag … or enjoying an amazing sunset or sunrise while sipping cups of tea.. or in the mountains of Japan waking up super early to get up the mountain first for the freshest snow. Then there was the best adventure yet.. and this is one that all the guests knew about because they had read Danes email about how he proposed to Kym. It was their 4 year anniversary.. Halloween 2013.. and after all the false starts, he finally pulled it off in the water out the back of Wategos .. and just to quote a small piece of this golden story from Danes perspective.. “It was super shallow out the back which helped so when I dropped to the knee my head didn’t go under. Kymy was looking into the shore and she turned around and looked down at a little black fella smiling with a diamond ring! “ And for Kym, when she looked at Dane that day she absolutely knew he loved her completely. It was such a wonderful moment for them both!
As their celebrant it was such a fun and humbling experience to meet them and get to know them in this exciting time in their loves. And these were Kyms lovely words “Susie Figgis, she has truly found her calling. She knew us better than we knew ourselves. The ceremony was so beautifully written. I cried when I read the first draft… there was only need for that 1 draft, no more.”