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Cara Gallagher is a Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant. Modern, unique and fun wedding ceremonies delivered with style.

Charis and Kane


Real weddings, ceremony tips and local insight about venues and outdoor spaces from Byron Bay marriage celebrant, Cara Gallagher, of Modern Love Ceremonies.

Charis and Kane

Cara Gallagher

Charis and Kane eloped on the beach at Broken Head with just their son, Oskar, myself, my husband, Phil, and one of my beautiful friends, Suebee, as their witnesses.

Whilst Kane had a career in the public eye as a AFL footballer, both Kane and Charis identify as introverts, and didn't feel they could get up in front of their loved ones and share that big, yet intimate moment of getting married, so they chose to take a holiday up to the Byron region to have a secret elopement.

It was a glorious afternoon on the beach, and as always with elopements, such an incredible honour to be there.

Here's what Charis had to say about their experience:

"We always wondered what it would feel like having a stranger marry you. What it was like to pick a celebrant and how they would fit into the gestalt of our love. On Monday 14 March we found out. Having stumbled across Cara on Instagram we were drawn to her bright sensibility of love. We were lucky enough not only to have Cara marry us but her husband Phil document it (in the most beautiful way) and her dear friend Sue Ellen look after our 18 month old son while we exchanged vows. Cara had the skill to allow our day to pan out naturally and authentically without interfering with the natural flow of energy of the day. We could not recommend her highly enough. We found out, our celebrant, Cara, didn't feel like a stranger at all but someone that understood us."



Accommodation: Pavillion 2
Photographer: Phil Gallagher
Ceremony Location: Broken Head Beach
Bride’s Dress: Spell Designs
Bride's Make-Up: Kelli T
Flowers: The French Petal
Celebrant: Cara Gallagher (ME!)