family focused wedding inspiration

This family focused wedding inspiration shoot from the talented Byron Loves Fawn Photography duo is probably the longest feature I’ve ever shared here on Burnett’s Boards and with good reason! This Australian dream team of vendors created one of the most heartwarming, loving, and inspirational celebrations ever.

Whether you have a big family, a small one, or if you consider your closest friends your family – joyous get-togethers are always a blast. Having a family centered wedding that focuses on the culture of your family is the perfect way to celebrate your wedding with those you love most.

hand-tied bouquet / Byron Loves Fawn Photography Intimate wedding ceremony / / Byron Loves Fawn Photography bridesmaids in white and groomsmen / Byron Loves Fawn Photography bridal hair: relaxed braid dress and veil from Jennifer Gifford Designs / Byron Loves Fawn Photography family focused wedding ideas / Byron Loves Fawn Photography making it official / Byron Loves Fawn Photography

For a family themed wedding choose a venue that has special meaning to you all like where your parents got married or a home that you have your yearly celebrations at. Include members of your family wherever you can and ask your photographer to take portraits of everyone, but especially parents and grandparents that you can treasure forever.

One fabulous detail that is coming up is a unique take on a family tree. The family tree you’re about to see was created using string wrapped around a tree and photos from all the generations of the family were placed around it.

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Instead of a traditional wedding cake, ask your aunts and friends to each contribute a pie! I love this idea so much. It adds character to this styled shoot and who wouldn’t want to have Nanna’s famous peach pie at their wedding?!

cake table and floral backdrop / Byron Loves Fawn Photography wedding pie / Byron Loves Fawn Photography wedding pie / Byron Loves Fawn Photography Wedding pies / Byron Loves Fawn Photography naked fig cake / Byron Loves Fawn Photography

Family style tables at your reception are a must and the paper placemats with each family member’s name on them are a fabulous way to stay chic while keeping a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.

family style wedding reception / Byron Loves Fawn Photography family style wedding tablescape / Byron Loves Fawn Photography paper placemat with menu / Byron Loves Fawn Photography gorgeous centerpiece / Byron Loves Fawn Photography favors and flowers / Byron Loves Fawn Photography family style wedding reception / Byron Loves Fawn Photography favors and food / Byron Loves Fawn Photography bride and groom / Byron Loves Fawn Photography

Wasn’t this shoot great? Don’t you miss your family now? (I do!) I’d like to give a big mahalo to Jennifer Gifford Designs and Byron Loves Fawn for sending these images my way.

If you love what this team of vendors did here then be sure to check out another shoot of theirs I’ve had the honor to feature here!


Photography: Byron Loves Fawn // Fashion Styling: Jennifer Gifford Designs // Styling & Hostess Gift: Imbue Weddings // Floral Design: Cotton Blossom // Furniture & Prop Rentals: One Day House // Venue: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds // Jam Favors: Old Harvest Jam // Paper Goods: Wolley // Officiant: Chiquita Mitchell // Desserts & Pies: Brown Betty’s Bakery // Bridal Attire: Jennifer Gifford Designs // Hair: Clare Adams Artistry // Makeup: Jacqueline L Smith Makeup // Groom’s Attire: Wil Valor // Groomsmen Ties: Marcello Neckwear // Car: Woody’s Surf Car Hire // Bride & Groom: Julia Rigby & Steve Mylne // Other Models: Vicki Vaughan, Glenn Hare, Bill Orr, Barbara Orr, Clare Adams, Miguel Shaw, Michael Mientses, Taylor West-Taylor, Nikolas Taylo, Melita Taylor, Jocelyn Neuendorf, Laura Maskell, Tarik Orr-Shields, Dakota Lowe, Maeve Gifford, Eden Gravenall, Abigail Newdick.

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  1. What a great idea for a shoot and so many pretty images!

  2. A wonderful idea! I love the all white bridesmaid’s dresses, the long family-style table and the idea of a pie from each family member who is willing to bake!

  3. This has so many gorgeous details that would just be AMAZING for an Autumn wedding!

  4. I absolutely love family-style seating/tables. Very sweet!

  5. Simple and sweet! love it.

  6. Awww I love it!!! Those placemats are AWESOME!!!

  7. Wow…this is so cute and creative. And the naked cake is FAB!

  8. This is just gorgeous – I love the intimacy of it all. And, the names of the guests on the placemats is such a brilliant idea. Loving the pies being baked by family members.

  9. Love this!! I am such a huge family person and these details are perfect. Those placemats are wonderful.

  10. Ditto to it all!

  11. Really just a lovely wedding!

  12. I loveeeee this shoot! so much heart & soul <3

  13. What a beautiful place for a celebration! I love it! and the idea of personalized individual paper tablecloth is fantastic!


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