Jason & Kim. Tanarimba, Malaysia.

It's been 2 months since Krystin & I got engaged, and wedding planning has gotten well underway. Boy, has it been a journey. From having a vision, to actually implementing it while balancing costs & expectations from parents; the past few weeks has been nothing short of overwhelming. I've always known that planning a wedding would be overwhelming, but I guess I never fully understood the extent of it. I'm just glad that I have Krystin by my side & we've just been mindful that at any point, wedding planning should bring us closer together rather than further apart. I definitely have a new found respect & reverence for every couple; knowing how much time, effort & heart have gone into making each decision to make their wedding day truly theirs. Jason & Kim invited me to be part of their wonderfully rustic wedding in Tanarimba, a tropical rainforest 1 hour from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I can only hope my storytelling invites you to be part of theirs too. Enjoy.

Their wedding was featured on Wedding Scoop here, The Wedding Notebook here & Honey Brides here.
Venue : Tanarimba, Janda Baik, Malaysia 
Bride's dress : Edmond Goh
Groom's suit: Pinky Tailor Event
Planner/Stylist : Tie the knot 
Flowers : Nahara
Stationery : Deeecupps Graphic
Wedding Cake : Gateauxlicious 

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