Jonathan Ong is Awesome | March 11, 2014

I first had the supreme pleasure of meeting Melbourne wedding photographer Jonathan Ong back in 2010. It was his artistic eye and slightly off-beat style that instantly drew me to his work and Mark and I were absolutely chuffed to hire him to capture our big day!

Since then, on rare occasion, Jon and I will catch up, bond over our introverted tendencies and lightly touch on the possibility of working on a project together. Regrettably, we have yet to do so. However, I have been keeping an eye on his work, marvelling at the growth of his talent with each passing year. He's had the opportunity to shoot some truly gorgeous weddings and continually demonstrates his ability to capture the whole gamut of the wedding experience- from the perfect little details to raw, human emotion.

And so, I felt it was high time to showcase some of my personal favourites from his portfolio, on the blog.  Truth be told, the curation actually took far longer than expected, as he has so many beauties to choose from!  Take a gander and then pop over to his lovely journal to revel in more of his awesomeness...

above: Adam + Kirstyn.

above: Simon + Sarah.

above: Jolvin + Jolyn.

above: Paul + Victoria.

above: Murray + Suga

above: Noel + Yadira.

above: November Deer Launch.

above: Aidan + Lauren.

above: Jia Heng + Adelene

above: Jennifer + Brendan.

above: Simon + Sarah.

above: Rob + Kim.

above: Brent + Cathy.

above: Jia Heng + Adelene

above: Simon + Sarah.

above: Riccardo + Sabrina.

above: Justin + Jessica.

Make sure to pop on over to his Journal to see more of his gorgeous work.

( all photos by Jonathan Ong )

XO
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posted under: Melbourne Chic, Photography, Weddings

Samantha Pleet Spring/Summer 2014 | October 24, 2013

Thought I'd temper my recent spurt of 'bloody' Halloween posts (pardon the pun) with a shot of prettiness today...

Happy Friday! :)

{ photography: Jacqueline DiMilia. styling: Turner }

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Photography

Mixed Bag... | June 06, 2013

napkins | oxfords | tiger cushion (via the design files) | leopard cushion | moustache | mask | tag | straws | dog | de clieu | mousepad | coaster 

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Melbourne Chic, Mixed Bag, Parties, Photography, Stationery, Tableware

Industry of One | March 25, 2013

Have you seen Industry of One yet? It's easily one of my favourite websites at the moment. 

(The above photos and words are from the feature on photographer Laura Dart.) 

Check it out.

{ all photos from Industry of One website }

XO
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posted under: Love at First Sight, Photography

MiLK | March 22, 2013

These editorial images over at MilK magazine are super adorable. Love the quirky styling and pretty colour palette. 

See them all here.

{ photography: Karel Balas. art direction: Isis-Colombe Combréas. styling: Hélène Lahalle. }

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Kids, Photography

Nail Polish Rainbow | July 18, 2012

Yes, I did take a moment today to arrange my collection of nail polish colours into a pretty rainbow.

it simply had to be done.

{ photos by Amy Moss }

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posted under: Bits of Happy, Fashion, Photography, storytelling

Bits of Happy... July 5, 2012 | July 05, 2012

Sometimes you've really just gotta spill all your ultra-girly, pretty pastel and sparkly goodies out onto a table and take a photo, yaknow?  The result will make you smile.

{ photo by amy moss }

XO
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posted under: Bits of Happy, Photography

Mixed Bag... July 4, 2012 | July 04, 2012

Slim { jeans } in mauve from Arnsdorf

Lights out { pillow } from Kate Spade

Magic { mouse } from Apple

Gold { Havaianas } Club Monaco

Bow to stern { mustard dot scarf } in mustard dots from Modcloth 

Fashion { photography } from Erika Astrid Photography { via Daydream Lily }

Goldie Moroccan { handbag } from Club Monaco

Suvali { scarf } from Club Monaco

Pansy { sandals } from Seychelles

Madeline { chair } from Urban Outfitters

e.l.f essentials { nail polish } in mint cream from e.l.f Cosmetics

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Photography

Hooked on Instagram | June 01, 2012

I must confess, I've never been a huge fan of all this Instagram madness. I think the spurt of blurry and grainy snaps laden with gloomy toned filters initially put me off....but now, I gotta admit, I'm a little hooked! You can see my instagrams here.

I'm still in the process of decorating our house and it's ever-evolving. I am pretty happy with our little window nook where I occasionally cosy up on the button-tufted armchair with a cup of tea and some magazines. So far, our place definitely evokes an overwhelming rustic vibe, but in the future I intend to inject some different styles into the mix- perhaps some contemporary brights, a bit of glam, and a touch of mid-century. Oh, and I definitely need more fairy lights.

What are some of your favourite decorating styles?

(You can download the patterned tape strips, used in the above image, from Pugly Pixel.)

XO
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posted under: Home Décor, Interiors, Photography, storytelling

Breathtaking... | May 09, 2012

Oh my, these photos by Nick Meek are STUNNING. They make me so happy that I just want to sit and stare at them all day. However, it occurs to me that this may not be the most productive use of my time. *Grinning from ear to ear*.

See more here!

XO
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posted under: Photography

Mulberry Spring/Summer 2012 | March 21, 2012

The Mulberry Spring/Summer 2012 collection is gorgeous and I'm loving the cute candy themed campaign. Design boutique, Construct created a promotional newspaper (top pic) which, fittingly, comes disguised as a giant candy stick!

The awesome seaside photoshoot (above) is complete with melting ice-cream and oversized rock candy. ( Photography by Tim Walker )

See more pics here and be sure to check out the cute video.

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Photography

Colourful Wedding Details | February 16, 2012

Elegant glass goblets and cosy blankets... Loving all the colourful details in the wedding of James and Aubrey. Photography by Brooke Schwab  and Event Design by Ashley Meaders.

See 100 Layer Cake for more pics.

{ photos by Brooke Schwab }

XO
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posted under: Photography, Vintage Style, Weddings

Geronimo Spring 2012 | January 19, 2012


Another cute spring collection from Geronimo. Love the polaroids by Chloe Aftel.

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Photography

Purocorazon | November 07, 2011

Some cute bags and accessories in the Spring/Summer 2012 collection from Purocorazon. Love the fun photos! See more pics on their facebook page.

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Photography

EvaJuliet | September 05, 2011

Eva, a graphic designer, does some very beautiful work. She shares a studio with a lovely antique tabletop letterpress called Juliet.

Loving her gorgeous custom family trees!

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Photography, Stationery

Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Fall 2011 | August 25, 2011

You simply must check out this Fall lookbook by Rodarte for Opening Ceremony. Beautiful.

{ photography by Autumn de Wilde }

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Photography

Ruche Lookbook Spring 2011 | March 25, 2011

Loving this Lookbook by Ruche for their pretty spring 2011 collection entitled " A garden dream". Photography and art direction by Stephanie Williams and set styling by Jessica Haack and Sovy Designs.

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Photography, Vintage Style

Our Wedding featured in Wedding Style Guide Magazine!! | March 24, 2011

I'm incredibly thrilled to announce that our wedding is featured in the latest issue of Wedding Style Guide magazine!!

I retrieved my copy from the mail on Monday and eagerly flipped to the correct page. I was elated to find that the feature was nothing short of perfect! Superb layout, beautiful words...  I couldn't ask for a better souvenir of our special day!

Wedding Style Guide consistently boasts the most beautiful spreads brimming with inspiring colour and innovative style ideas. I was so honoured to be a part of this spectacular Autumn issue amidst so many other gorgeous weddings!

For those interested in purchasing a print or digital copy of the magazine, go here.

You must check out the gorgeous Lookbook which will give you a taste of some of the great style ideas presented in the Autumn issue.

Once again I'd like to say thanks to all the talented vendors and family members who helped in the production of our special day. Special thanks to Jonathan Ong for his stunning photography. We never would have been featured in such a beautiful magazine without his incredible talent!

Almost an entire year has gone by since our wedding day. This is such a wonderful gift for our first anniversary!

The sweet folks at WSG were kind enough to include a photo of my Nan in the feature- it was a lovely touch. She passed away, unexpectedly, only a few short months after the event and I was so thankful that she was there to celebrate with us on the day.

Finally, for those who missed it, you can check out all the photos, story and styling of my wedding in my own account.

Thanks Wedding Style Guide! xo

XO
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posted under: Photography, Press, storytelling, Weddings

Dace Spring 2011 | February 25, 2011

Love the dreamy, free-spirited mood in these gorgeous shots for Dace's spring 2011 collection.

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Photography

Mini Interview with Wedding Photographer Jonathan Ong | November 04, 2010

One of the important tasks for my wedding earlier this year was to find a brilliant Melbourne photographer, someone with a unique vision who possessed a passion and keen eye for detail. I stumbled across Jonathan Ong while browsing through Australian wedding blog Polka Dot Bride and was impressed with his quirky and artistic style.

Jonathan recently launched a new website and blog.  "The website is meant to be an experience; a magical journey. I believe an experience cannot be rushed; it must have a relationship with time. The song playing in the background is written by a wonderfully talented friend of mine, Valerie. It's full of heart and I absolutely love what she has come up with. So close your eyes, open your heart, and follow me on a journey of faith, hope and love"

Jonathan was also kind enough to answer a couple of questions for Eat Drink Chic! Continue for my mini interview with Jonathan and to see more of his fabulous work.

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posted under: Photography, Weddings
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