Couples can enjoy relaxed outdoor wedding ceremonies by the beach in picturesque Byron Bay. Byron Bay has to be one of the favourite holiday destinations for Sydney-siders. The balmy northern NSW town boasts the most easterly point of Australia and delights both beach and nature lovers, foodies and fun-loving adventurists, style junkies and the spiritual. To all, it delivers a unique calmness and serenity, which makes it the ideal destination for the busy bride and groom in the lead up to their big day. The appeal of Byron Bay as an out-of-town wedding destination is reinforced by suppliers such as Byron Bay Weddings, run by local brothers Che and Jules Devlin. Che manages the popular and long-standing Fig Tree restaurant set in the region’s hinterlands and overlooking the magnificent beach and lighthouse (figtreerestaurant.com.au) while Jules stands at the helm of local favourite, The Eatery (theeateryonjonson.com) in Byron’s town centre. Taking the business over from their parents about nine years ago, the boys injected their own brand of foodie fl air into the iconic restaurants. Their culinary style has been described as a true mix of international influences, exotic spices and tastes — all made using fresh and quality products sourced from local producers, farmers and fishermen. And the success and demand for their unique culinary vision and dishes led to the launch of their catering business, aptly named FEAST, which is all about choice and customisation. With an “anything is possible” ethos, Che and Jules encourage couples to use their imaginations and create the wedding they really want. In the past, this has resulted in couples opting for grand weddings with feasting tables as well as smaller, more informal dos, featuring tapas served on rustic breadboards or gourmet burgers served from a cool burger bar — and my favourite… dessert stations dishing out triple-scoop gelatos!