Jan 2013

Beautiful Decor

Light Garlands and Table Decoration

I’ve always loved light garlands, and I love how this couple managed to hang them to give their tables a special look! Photography credit: Lydia Jane.



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Jan 2013

Joost + Carolien

A Sofa at the Altar and a Gigantic Paper Flower Arch

Sitting on a sofa during your wedding ceremony… Crazy, right? Well, not for these two! And wait, did I say “sofa”, like normal-looking sofa? It was a beautiful. maroon. leather. chesterfield. sofa. Photography credit: Sjoerd Booij, from The Netherlands.



So, they had a sofa. They also had a gigantic paper flower arch… and their whole wedding was 100% DIY. From the couple:

We decorated almost everything ourselves. We made a big arch entirely out of paper folded flowers and paper windmills. We also made 150 origami birds, which we hung in a tent at the entry.


Name one thing you regret…

Maybe inviting less people, instead of 250 invitations, 200 attending, I would rather invite 150.


… And one thing you’re really happy about / proud of.

During the ceremony we sat on a beautiful old leather sofa, overlooking all of our dear friends and family. We could feel the love and warmth.


Dec 2012

Jessica + Justin

Australian Wedding Full of Emotions and a Unique DIY Altar

Jessica and Justin are beautiful, so was their wedding and so are their wedding pictures. So much emotion emanates from these two that it’s actually contagious! Photography credit: Jonathan Ong from Australia—but who’ll be wandering in Europe next July and August for those who would still be looking for a photographer… À bon entendeur, salut!



I love Jess and Justin’s stories. There, I said it. Jess and Justin, the meeting.

One of the first things Justin said to me nearly 8 years ago was “If you really grew up in Fiji, there’s a hula competition at the university bar tonight. Prove it”  I’m not the best hip shaker but admittedly I was trying very hard! I won the competition (and a husband).

The wedding took place at Stones of the Yarra Valley, a bit over an hour out of Melbourne, Australia.



Jess and Justin, the proposal.

We were in a park near our home in Yarraville when Justin proposed. He was strumming his guitar, seated on the ground whilst I was swinging on the swing set near by. He changed the words to a song to incorporate ” Will you marry me” I corrected him with the right lyrics three times before realising what he was doing!!




Name one thing you regret…

Not a single thing.



… And one thing you’re really happy about / proud of:

We love our photos. We didn’t have a videographer so it was important our photos were going to be ones that ticked the ‘great coverage’ box. Jonathon Ong made that happen and so much more.




Jessica and Justin, thanks for sharing these memories. Wish you all the best!

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