Anthony & Rachel first met at another wedding - Dave & Li's wedding here. It was also the first time I met Rachel. Since then, we've become friends through a love of japanese stationery, graphic design & minimalism. When Anthony & Rachel first started dating, they lived in different countries. Which meant dates usually involved buying a plane ticket. After an international courtship of long-distance calls and planning holidays & adventures together, they both ended up in Melbourne, and a few months later, Ant proposed with a donut (and a ring). Their story is one of triumphing over time zones; of how love takes work and patience, and also faith, and how it is so worth it in the end.
In true Ant & Rach style, as we referred to them, each detail of their wedding was special to them. The celebration was held at Butterland, an old butter factory in Newstead, on a beautiful October day. They wanted to keep it small, intimate, and relaxed. Come early for coffee & donuts, the invitation urged us, and we were happy to oblige.
Inside, the tables looked magical, covered in spring foliage and richly-coloured bouquets arranged by the amazing Katie Marx here. Our place cards were lemons harvested from a family friend's garden, with hand-lettering by Rachel herself. Anthony's mum made their wedding cake - fluffy pandan chiffon in tiers - which was topped with sparklers and flowers. We took with us beautiful shared moments that spoke of a lifetime of adventures & being at home with the one you love. Plus little jars of honey, home made by a colleague of Rachel's.
Ant & Rach, here's to a lifetime of adventure & home. Love, Jon & Krystin.