Hello, my name is Sarah-Jane, owner of Lady Bella Studio & Salon. I have a unique set of skills as a qualified Photographer, Hairdresser and Makeup Artist. This was a passion project to celebrate coming back into full swing from maternity leave. Excited to say it was featured on White’s Magazine recently here.
A little about the creative process…
I follow trends in an array of industries including wedding, fashion and interior design. It gives me inspiration and helps identify new trends. I personally love colour and my work is very bright, bold and vibrant. My brides love a bold lip and flowers in their hair. Combining the bold vibrant colours, eclectic decor and fun quirky details of a Mexican Fiesta our neon styled shoot came to life amongst the tropical palm tree oasis at The Secret Garden in Byron Bay.
A Mexican theme was a perfect mix of trend setting to inspire our brides and an opportunity to push the boundaries and showcase our collective skills and style.
Byron Bay is one of the most popular wedding destinations in Australia! Majority of our clients are destination brides with guests travelling Internationally and Interstate. Which means our weddings are massive parties as everyone is on holidays – a fiesta of love!
One of the many highlights of being a wedding vendor in Byron Bay is the quality of creative vendors. Byron Bay is an innovative hub for creative Entrepreneurs. This means I am privy to dynamic new businesses. I was introduced to Neon Republic and the Mobile Barbershop! The neon signage is a new product in Australia. Typically used as venue styling for guest photos. However… as soon as I saw the designs I knew I wanted to play and introduce it as an arbour! It looked AMAZING. Lugis Mobile Barber Shop is owned by ‘Wood & Beau’ who are famous for their wooden bow ties. In the past Groomsmen have been forgotten about on the morning of their big day. Men are taking better care of themselves and enjoy the finer things. This is an opportunity for Groom’s, Groomsmen, Fathers and alike to have an ‘experience’. Something memorable. They can be pampered for once!
Once I put forth the concept of A Byron Mexican Fiesta! all the other vendors jumped on board. We do so many ‘boho weddings’, it was an exciting, new project. We all knew we were onto something unique.
We are big supporter’s of woman and parents in business. We shot on a Monday and it was a long day. This meant a lot of us had to bring our kids. It was a warm and supportive environment. We shut the gates and let the kids play together… in true Byron spirit!
The energy was infectious! Everyone was really excited to be collaborating together. We had spent many hours on Facebook group chat’s sharing idea’s and piece’s we were going to bring. On the day everyone was walking around saying ‘Ooooh’ and ‘Ahhhh’. There were details to explore at every corner from pineapples on the table, cabbage flower in the headpiece, hand painted invitations & leaf place cards, layers of lace in the gown, sugar coasted Margarita’s to the Groom’s socks and the Bride’s adorned anklets!
Modern success is collaboration not competition. I think the best part of the day was watching everyone shine, supporting one another with positivity and sharing our passion with our children!
We hope our fiesta was inspiring and make’s you smile.
Photographer, Hair + Make Up: Lady Bella – Studio & Salon
Venue Secret Garden Byron Bay
Videographers Yellowbull Weddings
Dress Jennifer Gifford Designs
Florist Flowers By Lynda
Styling Bliss & Willow // @theonedayhouse_rentals
Celebrant Benjamin Carlyle
Mobile Barber Luigi & Sons Mobile Barber Shop
Mens Accessories – Wood & Beau
Stationary Poppy Ridsdill
Neon Arbour Signage Neon Republic
Bridal Jewels Forever Soles
Female Model Hayley Joan Montano
Male Model Jared Franzen