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downs1
Posted: Monday, October 20, 2008 9:12:36 PM
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Ive just convinced the good lady to get married in Byron Bay this Easter, probably the Wed before Bluesfest. We dont know the place that well and we were wondering if any of our fellow forumites could suggest a simple but pretty area where we can exchange our vows. Oh yes when we find a nice spot your all invited!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 4:34:54 AM
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The headland at Lennox might be worth considering

a large grassy area with magic views along the coast.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 9:04:20 AM
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Wategos ! Check it out........just beautiful.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:01:24 PM
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Yes, Watego's is great, have just been to a wedding there this last weekend.
But bear in mind you have to pay the Byron Parks trust around $650 for the privilege of having the ceremony, beach or grass, no matter how long the ceremony takes ...
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 4:53:08 PM

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In these tough economic times why not try North Belongil Beach, which I'm lead to believe is cloths optional, and should be far enough away to avoid the pecuniary interest of Byron Bay Council. Just don't skimp on sun tan lotion or insect repellent.

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Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
waffles
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:58:42 PM
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thank god greybeards still greybeard.

i second lennox headland or the next south beach -boulder beach or the next south sharps beach.these areas may be a little less crowded around easter. if you need some on site catering -simple but elegant and still reasonably priced ,i have a friend etc. just say so and ill give you a phone
number good luck.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 5:53:59 AM
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Waffles may just be right here....The headland at Boulders beach is a place where quite a few weddings occur.
It's only a fairly short drive from Byron, and is a lot less crowded.
You won't need to pay to use it.
Check it out
Best
Peter

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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 3:58:29 PM
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Thanks to all replys, keep them coming. Tried to buy our tickets today but the site wouldnt let me. Will try again on the 30th. I was at Bluesfest 04 and had the pleasure of meeting Steve Earle on an early morning stroll through Byron we had breakfast (tempura prawns) at a small place behind his hotel. Everyone thought i was his roadie because I was wearing my Just an American boy t shirt that I bought the night before. good times and good memories.
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 5:57:23 PM
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phoned the office tickets sorted. All done in a couple of minutes.
curlyloc
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 8:12:13 PM
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Gday betrothed one.

I too am getting married during Bluesfest. We are particularly looking forward to celebrating our wedding anniversaries at future bluesfests.

Howlin Bindog offerred to marry us but he seems to have been eaten by cOkebloke.

Perhaps we should toast each other at some stage of the festival?

And for god sake don't ask for suggestions from this mob for wedding songs (see archived posts on 'weather in Byron')

Buddy Guy is without doubt the best guitar player alive.......the way he plays is beyond anyone. Amen
curlyloc
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 8:13:53 PM
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[quote=waffles]thank god greybeards still greybeard.

yeah but he's a "newbie"

Buddy Guy is without doubt the best guitar player alive.......the way he plays is beyond anyone. Amen
downs1
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008 9:40:50 PM
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And for god sake don't ask for suggestions from this mob for wedding songs



Cheers curlyloc I have a song in mind "Tupelo Honey" an old van Morrison classic is my favorite. Lets keep in touch and we can have a few drinks around the place.
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2008 6:19:55 AM

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And for god sake don't ask for suggestions from this mob for wedding songs (see archived posts on 'weather in Byron')


This was on high rotation back circa 1963

Chad Morgan's FATAL WEDDING
The groom stood there waiting for his bride
The best man shiverin' by his side
On him the smell of stale sheep dip
And a flask of brandy on his hip

He knew he'd trod that last long mile
As his dear walked slowly down the isle
This was the day he was waiting for
When he'd get in for his cut and more

Of her old man's station and his gold
As soon as wedding bells had tolled
The fortune sure had smiled his way
This was indeed his lucky day

But the bride, she died at the alter
The bridegroom died next day
The parson dropped dead in the churchyard
As he was about to pray

The hearse capsized at the crossroads
It couldn't make the turn
And the people stood and cheered like mad
As they watched the old church burn

And then the heavens broke open
And the rain it started to fall
And the whole flamin' town got washed away
And there was no one le-eft at all...

It's a little worrying the prognosis for Byron with all that RAIN....

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2008 7:37:58 AM
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curlyloc wrote:


Howlin Bindog offerred to marry us but he seems to have been eaten by cOkebloke.





But but...Im still here
curlyloc
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2008 12:11:00 PM
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Sorry for the premature death notice...must have misread an earlier post.

But ties in nicely with Greybeard's wedding ditty theme anyways

And now there are two wedding anniversaries the posters will be helping to celebrate in years to come



Buddy Guy is without doubt the best guitar player alive.......the way he plays is beyond anyone. Amen
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2008 3:00:36 PM
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curlyloc wrote:
Howlin Bindog offerred to marry us but he seems to have been eaten by cOkebloke.

???
It's been years since i have had k9 on my menu!!!


After a few serves it started to taste a little ...RUFF
repete
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2008 6:47:39 PM
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greybeard wrote:
Quote:

And for god sake don't ask for suggestions from this mob for wedding songs (see archived posts on 'weather in Byron')


This was on high rotation back circa 1963

Chad Morgan's FATAL WEDDING
The groom stood there waiting for his bride
The best man shiverin' by his side
On him the smell of stale sheep dip
And a flask of brandy on his hip

He knew he'd trod that last long mile
As his dear walked slowly down the isle
This was the day he was waiting for
When he'd get in for his cut and more

Of her old man's station and his gold
As soon as wedding bells had tolled
The fortune sure had smiled his way
This was indeed his lucky day

But the bride, she died at the alter
The bridegroom died next day
The parson dropped dead in the churchyard
As he was about to pray

The hearse capsized at the crossroads
It couldn't make the turn
And the people stood and cheered like mad
As they watched the old church burn

And then the heavens broke open
And the rain it started to fall
And the whole flamin' town got washed away
And there was no one le-eft at all...

It's a little worrying the prognosis for Byron with all that RAIN....



As usual GB, right on the money. Chad is an old favourite of mine. And to help kick things along, the following link might prove helpful for young hopefuls wishing to tie the knot:

http://www.ldb.org/friedman.htm

...the wit and wisdom of Kinky Friedman. Indeed, Kinky for bluesfest '09!!!

Hangin' out on Frenchmen
pnoble
Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2008 7:13:31 PM
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there were two weddings today at the headland at Boulders Beach near Lennox Head.
first one - the bride and groom arrived by helicopter

you should check out this location for your upcoming big day
pathfinder
Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 12:17:13 PM
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The park opposite the pub at Brunswick Heads is beautiful,with the river as a backdrop it would be a really nice setting......
eileenk9
Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 1:03:23 PM

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pathfinder wrote:
The park opposite the pub at Brunswick Heads is beautiful,with the river as a backdrop it would be a really nice setting......


Um... the original post is 10 years old. They're probably married with 4 kids by now. Drool
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