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

'Sweet Lips' Photo Props for Oh Happy Day | January 16, 2014

 

A Valentine's Day sprinkles-covered freebie for Oh Happy Day... Printable 'Sweet Lips' photo props... check it out here!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Oh Happy Day, Parties, Valentines Day, Weddings

Geometric Delights | August 16, 2013

No doubt you've noticed the current trend of geometric shapes, pastel hues and gold accents...

Here are a couple of my favourites in this area:

These coasters by Rissa Sandman...

...and this unique wedding styling concept on 100 Layer Cake with Concept and Art direction by Indie Wed and Photography by Amanda Megan Miller Photography  (see post for full list of credits and pics)... so beautiful!

XO
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posted under: Entertainer Delights, Entertaining, Food, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties, Tableware, Weddings

Wooden Bunting by Cubbylove | July 22, 2013

Thought sharing this might be a festive way to kick-off the week! Pretty wooden bunting by Cubbylove. Such a cute name too, doncha think?

See all their other colourful goodies in their shop.

{ photos from Cubbylove website }

XO
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posted under: Entertaining, Home Décor, Parties, Weddings

Mini Paper Fan Printables on 'Oh Happy Day' | July 15, 2013

So, I disappeared a bit last week. Sorry about that folks! My new Pomodoro timer app still works a treat but at some point, for whatever the reason, the wheels fell off my whole 'getting organised' mission. Just so you know, I've been working on these babies! It's my latest post for Oh Happy Day. You can grab them here.

XO
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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Oh Happy Day, Parties, Weddings

Mixed Bag... | May 30, 2013

shoes | escort card | star dominoes | shades | tumbler | girl's dress | postcard | paperweight | vase

XO
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posted under: Entertaining, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kids, Mixed Bag, Parties, Stationery, Tableware, Weddings

Sunday Flowers | April 29, 2013

Mark and I decided to take a trip to the People's Market on Sunday. We filled up on gumbo soup, shrimp po'boy and some 'Wonderbaos'.

We also dropped by to visit Mel (the artist responsible for the stunning floral arrangements at our wedding) in her beautiful flower shop in East Brunswick. I am completely in love with her style. She has a wonderful design eye and is just so inventive... you can see more of her work on her blog. Picked up one of her poseys to brighten up our home!

In other news, I think I've finally caught the cold that's been going around. I've got 'fuzzyhead' and I'm moving very slowly this week... blegh.

XO
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posted under: Home Décor, Melbourne Chic, Our Home, storytelling, Weddings

Sideshow Sign Co. | May 18, 2012

Go grab yourself a supremely awesome, fully-customisable marquee or wood lettering sign from Sideshow Sign Co. You know you want to.

I promise to be jealous.

{ photos from Sideshow Sign Co. website }

XO
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posted under: Home Décor, Parties, Typography, Vintage Style, Weddings

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

Cute Finds... June 22, 2011 | June 22, 2011

TOP: DIY bride and groom egg shell planters by Sibylle from Funkytime

BOTTOM: Handpainted vintage berry baskets from Olive Someday

XO
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posted under: Cute Finds, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties, Weddings

Patterned Votives from Terrain | May 17, 2011

Love these cute patterned votives from Terrain.

XO
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posted under: Entertaining, Home Décor, Parties, Weddings

Love & Shoes | May 06, 2011

Cute greeting cards by Rubina.

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Illustration, Stationery, Valentines Day, Weddings

'Mint' Ice-Cream Parlour cup for Wedding Style Guide Magazine | April 08, 2011

Wedding Style Guide magazine's latest issue (which features my wedding!) also includes a mint green version of my Ice-Cream Parlour cups as part of their 'retro green machine' spread (pg.78). The cup wrapper can be downloaded for free from their website!

(Print onto glossy photo paper for best results!)

XO
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posted under: Do It Yourself, Food, Free Stuff, Parties, Press, Weddings

Magpie Paperworks | April 07, 2011

Magpie Paperworks has such beautiful stationery for weddings in their super-cute shop! They also do custom designs.

XO
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posted under: Stationery, Weddings

DIY Rustic Wedding Table Numbers | March 29, 2011

I recently bought a set of wood coasters from Carina Sherlock in Armadale.  It struck me that they would look beautiful transformed into wedding table number signs for a rustic style wedding.

I thought they would look especially good when combined with a set of nature-inspired numbers I had recently illustrated.

After some research I discovered that I could use Lazertran decal transfer paper to transfer the numbers onto the wood surface and successfully create the table number signs I had imagined!

Continue to download this set of illustrated numbers and to get instructions on how to transfer them onto wood coasters.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Parties, Weddings

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

The DIY Wedding of Tabitha and Cynthia | March 04, 2011

When I spotted the DIY wedding of Tabitha and Cynthia on Style Me Pretty, I instantly fell in love with all the amazing details, especially the beautiful and festive colours. You can see all the gorgeous pics and read the story (if you haven't already) over here.

{ photos by Beaux Arts Photographie }

XO
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posted under: Do It Yourself, Weddings

Some cute finds... | February 21, 2011

'Bubble Gum' print from Zara Illustrates, the most gorgeous bridal gowns from Sarah Seven { via green wedding shoes }, block necklace from The Little Drom Store, cute party goods from Shop Sweet Lulu, Holla gocco card from Pink Shirts and Car Wrecks, molecule necklace from The Little Drom Store

XO
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posted under: Cute Finds, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Illustration, Stationery, Weddings

Donna Hay | November 15, 2010

Styling goddess, Donna Hay recently launched her new website. Some cute + irresistable things for parties and entertaining in her online store.

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posted under: Entertaining, Food, Parties, Weddings

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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