Sayher & Amelia. Melbourne Botanical Gardens & The Substation.

Sayher was the first photographer I met when I arrived in Melbourne, and we hit it off instantly. I was really thankful for having a friend in the industry, especially since I was relatively new to Melbourne. I couldn't be happier to hear when he got engaged to Amelia and was even more honoured to be asked to capture their big day. Here's to Always & Forever.

Their wedding was featured on Nouba here, Bride Story here, Wedding Scoop here & February's issue of Harpers Bazzar Singapore. - Bride's dress :Bo & Luca Groom's suit: Jack London Flowers :Bunched Together Catering : The Fair Foodstore Ceremony : Botanic Gardens Reception : The Substation

Nick & Kim. Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne.

"The number one question was 'Who's going to photograph your wedding?' " - Kim said during her thank you speech, before pointing me out from the crowd. It's a humbling thing being asked to document someone's wedding, let alone being asked to photograph a fellow photographer's wedding. Kim is a wedding photographer based in Melbourne (see her awesome work here) - she's not just a colleague, but also a friend.

Nick & Kim are the exactly the kind of couple I love photographing. They have incredible chemistry, know how to have fun, and have the uncanny ability to make each other laugh. I remember when I met them to talk about their wedding day, Nick, being the funny guy he is, asked whether they could get all the RAW photos. Kim immediately hit him on the arm, and said to me, he's been dying to ask that because he knows I hate it when couples ask me for it. We all had a great laugh, and I knew we were going to share many more laughs on their wedding day.

They said their I do's in the gardens of Abbotsford Convent, surrounded by friends & family. Their vows lead to a combination of tears and laughter - my favourite kind. The reception was no different - a light hearted affair with a warmth & intimacy, and of course some great dance floor moves.

On the day of their wedding, I woke up slightly nervous, feeling that extra pressure. As I left the house and bid farewell to Krystin, she assured me not to worry & that I'd be great, and reminded me to shoot with a sense of wonder. I needed that reminder (and that's why I'm marrying this incredible girl), and with that in mind, this turned out to be one of my favourite weddings of the year. Enjoy.

Their wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty here, and featured on Nouba here.
Also named as top 10 Weddings of 2015 here.

Venue : Abbotsford Convent
Flowers & Styling : Bunched Together
Videographers : Humdrum Flims
Catering : Bursaria Fine Foods
Bride's dress : Anaessia
Bride's shoes : Gorman, Hobes
Groom's suit : Briggins
Groom's shoes : Vanishing Elephant
Bowties : KnotNow Bowties
Stationery : Bianca Cash, Kohlver

Anthony & Rachel. Butterland, Newstead.

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.

Their wedding was featured on Rock My Wedding here, Nouba here, Issue 10 of Wedding Notebook here & So Dazzling here. - Venue : Butterland, Newstead Bride's dress : Alice Temperly London Groom's suit: Jack London Flowers : Katie Marx Stationery : Designed by the couple, made by The Hungry Workshop