Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Julia and James chose this venue right in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district because of its great cityscape. Julia and James wanted a warm, relaxed party and indeed they achieved that. It was a great celebration with family and friends. One of their friends even wrote a poem for them, titled ‘One Saturday in May’. Here’s an excerpt:

    “So this is where it all starts
    as a hundred stand in a circle around you today
    (who would all do the same again tomorrow)
    and there are more out there,
    swelling with pride
    that these two
    our two
    will keep each other’s hearts glowing,
    warm and beating
    beyond 365 more nights
    but on
    and on
    and on
    and on…”

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

As the bride is from a Polish background, the couple also incorporated a few Polish touches into the wedding. Besides a Polish blessing, guests sang the traditional celebration song ‘Sto Lat’ all night.

As the photographer said, “It was at James and Julia’s wedding that I came to a revelation of what the statement ‘love is a friendship set on fire’ really means”.

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

JULIA & JAMES {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Venue Alto Event Space, Melbourne / Bridal Gown by Jane Hill – Bridal / Groom’s Attire by Filippa K / Flowers and Décor by Cecilia Fox / Catering by Damm Fine Food / Entertainment by Mister featuring Stella Angelico