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

Simon & Sarah. London.

"Today was like every other day; I woke up and made you coffee, I was terribly disorganized while you looked amazing." - Simon Simon & Sarah are Australians who have made a home in London for the last 7 years. Besides the fact that it was their wedding day and she had a white dress to wear and he, a blue suit, the 3rd of August began like any other Saturday, with coffee and cuddles with Thomas (the cat), in their beautiful loft apartment in Shoreditch.

Simon promised that he would believe that this year would be "our year", every year. Sarah vowed to hold Simon's hand on the bus when they were old & grey; and that others would see them and say "awww, what a cute couple."

This was a wedding I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a celebration of love found in the repeated rhythms & patterns of life; the Tuesday kind of love (read here) that makes my heart skip a beat. Or two.

Their wedding was featured on Rock My Wedding here, with Lauren being ever so kind and saying "Actually that kiss is definitely the best kiss I’ve seen on these pages all year." I loved how Sarah wrote about her wedding in the interview, "Things went wrong for us, as they do for everyone, but when I saw the way Simon handled it, I was more in love with him than ever."

Their inforgraphic wedding invites was designed by the talented Jonathan Quintin here and was featured here. Her beautiful lace dress was from Etsy and flowers by Jam Jar Flowers here.

Duncan & Ailsa. Married in Manchester, UK.

It's weddings like this I thank God for the opportunity to do what I do. Besides being able to travel to the other side of the world, Duncan & Ailsa are one of the most personal couples I've met. They invited me into their home in Reading when I arrived in the UK; where we had tea and biscuits in their backyard while basking in the glorious sun. They shared their lives with me. Ailsa spoke about her travels as a kid and mentioned how she really wanted a photo in the attic of the church because that's where she used to play as a kid (her uncle is the priest of the church). Their wedding really reflected who they were; everything had a special meaning to it. Their reception was held at a school hall across the road from the church, where Ailsa's mum made 200 metres worth of bunting, and everything was put together by family and friends. And as the wedding came to an end, Ailsa's little niece came to give me a nice big hug and said a heartfelt goodbye, which made my heart melt. Duncan & Ailsa - thank you for letting me into your lives; for the privilege to spend such a big day with you. Manchester Church WeddingManchester Church WeddingManchester Church WeddingManchester Church WeddingManchester Church WeddingSchool Hall Wedding School Hall WeddingSchool Hall Wedding

Their DIY wedding was featured on Rock My Wedding here. I'm hoping to be back in the London & Europe region in July & August 2013; if you are getting married at that time, do come say hello.