BYRON BAY pop-up

Forever drawn to Byron Bay for its tropical weather and sublime beaches, we both decided to head over to hold our very first POP-UP show. At Lola Varma we are absolute suckers for lofty green foliage making Byron a masterpiece setting for what we had in mind. Keeping things very unconventional, we set up "shop" at our beautiful Air BnB, a quintessential Byron home- a boho hut. Although the population in this beachside town is relatively small, we met an overwhelming amount of brides, who gleefully travelled from all over the East Coast! What babes!

With the new collection in tow and a couple of nifty cameras on us. We drove around the suburbs and captured the new wedding dress collection amongst some very obscure and decorative ferns.  The images encapsulate a dark, unrefined beauty and spontaneous spirit that we are so strongly fascinated by. 

Here are a few behind the scene snaps taken on a disposable film camera- working with the local talent;

Model: Fran Doll, Brisbane

Hair:  Edwards and Co, Byron Bay

Make up: Alexis Mahoney, Byron Bay

Photography and creative direction : Courtney Illfield & Phoebe Cristinelli

Fran Doll wears Mariposa Gown in Silk White. 

Fran Doll wears Mariposa Gown in Silk White. 

Fran Doll wears Vera Skirt & Vayla Cami with Aleta Veil.

Fran Doll wears Vera Skirt & Vayla Cami with Aleta Veil.

Fran Doll wears Vera Skirt & Vayla Camisole.

Fran Doll wears Vera Skirt & Vayla Camisole.

Arlo top. Ring belt & Delfina skirt 

Arlo top. Ring belt & Delfina skirt 

Aletta Veil & Vayla top

Aletta Veil & Vayla top

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