Byron Bay & What to Wear to a Beach Wedding

Monday, 6 July 2015

Today's post is a quick recap on a fantastic and delicious, weekend coastal getaway. My family lives down Casuarina (NSW) way and so honestly I try to take the trip as often as possible. In no way is this a "What you should do whilst visiting" post but a visual ode to what I wore to a beach wedding and of course pictures of (some) of the things I ate! If you want a comprehensive guide of what to do, sing out, because I could go on forever...there's too many things to do!
You may only be 1.5 hours from Brisbane city but being able to see and hear the ocean is relaxing, and simply put, just perfect.

As I said, on this particular weekend we attended a wedding on gorgeous Cabarita Beach Headland, the day was magnificent! Australian winters are wildly fabulous - warm, sunny and pleasant! Just look at that view!?

I managed to grab a sneaky picture of Dad and I - I happened to be wearing Blue Bungalow (when am I not?) and so I thought for once I thought I'd come out from behind the camera...I wore the Camilla Tie Sleeve Kaftan Dress which is ideal for a beach wedding - colourful, doesn't cling and breathable, tick! Considering this style is $55, I was impressed that the key component of my outfit was under $100! A customer in-store actually convinced me to try it on. It's funny how when things are under your nose for so long you forget about them, I owe her one!

1. Camilla Tie Sleeve Kaftan Dress $55: Shop Now
2. Gold Clutch with Pom Pom Keyring $79.95: Shop Now
3. Flower Earrings (Orange) $29: Shop Now

When considering a beach wedding shoes play an important role! We don't stock the pair above (they're Siren Nude Heels) but this height may not be for everyone. I might suggest a wedge for most - I wear heels everyday so I'm quite comfortable in this height and style. But I will be honest...trudging up a grass headland is never graceful unless you're blessed with model genes. 
I opted to belt this style as I'm larger busted and feel more comfortable this way. However, most people wear this style loose and relaxed (so perfect for fitting in a banquet later).
On that note...just look at dessert! Sticky black rice, ice-cream and lychees!

The reception was at Spice Den - modern asian cuisine in Casuarina. Everyone complimented the food (it was outstanding) and especially the service. The waiters were wonderful - they were never intrusive but somehow always knew when my wine was ready to be refilled...I'm just going to say I must have looked thirsty from "gracefully" trudging up the headland in heels! If you're concerned about Gluten Free options have no fear...most of the menu was Gluten Free bar a couple of meals. The lighting was quite dark (romantic) so I didn't match to get too many photos, that or the banquet was eaten too quickly for me to capture it. Now that's a good sign!

Sunday was well spent with a day trip to Byron, shopping the local Sunday markets and having a coffee at the ever faithful "Nat's Coffee"! If you get to Nat's, it's in the main part of town, the brownies are a must! Gluten Free and oh so delicious!
All in all, I'm pleased to say the weekend was a success and I feel well rested...despite a few vino headaches of course!

Where do you love to visit?
What's your favourite coffee/restaurant/shop in northern NSW?


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