Rustic

Lets Grow Old Together

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We believe guests should always leave a wedding celebration knowing a little more about the couple and appreciating the love they have for each other. That’s why we were thrilled when we stumbled upon Sarah and Justin’s wedding. Everything they liked and loved were included in the celebrations, from their love of tea cups to their background in performing arts.

The wedding took place on a farm in Melbourne, with a mixed wedding theme of Enid Blyton’s children’s books meets “The Great Gatsby” meets the 1950s. The bride knew exactly the dress she wanted, a 2009 Giambattista Valli creation, but since it was no longer sold in stores she had to have one custom made.

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The couple’s collection of vintage tea cups and plates of different designs, shapes, sizes and colours looked beautiful sitting on the tables for their 150 guests. The tea bags were also DIY, and carried the slogan “The Perfect Blend Since 2007”.

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SARAH & JUSTIN {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Videography by Sarah Walker Photography / Venue Collingwood Children’s Farm, Melbourne / Wedding Planning by Georgeous Occasions / Bridal Gown by Alice Haute Couture / Bride’s Shoes by Kate Spade / Hair by Rokk Ebony South Melbourne / Makeup by Rosemary Walsh / Jewellery by Chris Perry / Groom’s Attire by J.Crew, The Hat Mansion and French Connection / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Stop Staring / Groomsmen’s Attire by French Connection, Charles Tyrwhitt and Carhartt / Flowers and Décor by Cecilia Fox / Wedding Rentals by Vintage Fun Hire Cars / Catering by The Farm Cafe / Entertainment by Pleasing Anna and DJ Masters

Surprise… We’re Married!

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“As I arrived for Amy and Mark’s wedding, I was like a little child who knew a secret but was sworn to secrecy – bursting with excitement. They were holding their long overdue engagement party in their parents’ backyard, but had revealed to me earlier that they were actually going to surprise everyone and get married,” photographer Jonathan Ong recalled.

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The bride wore her mother’s 30-year-old wedding dress with a pink floral hairpiece from Alannah Hill. She, with the help of some very good vendors, had transformed the backyard into a “recycled” and rustic-looking venue, complete with wooden furniture, wine barrels and vintage crates.

Warm-toned spring flowers like gerberas, roses, strawberry fields, gloriosa, tulips, billy buttons, green tricks, sunflowers and dahlias “floated” everywhere in hanging glass bottles of different shapes and sizes. Guests were taken by surprise at the effort the couple had put in for a supposed “engagement party”.

When the party was in full swing, the groom took the microphone and shared the story of how he and Amy met. He then finished by saying that they will be making a commitment to each other in the presence of them all!

Said Amy of the collective gasp that ensued and everyone’s surprised and delighted faces,

I wish I could live in that moment forever!”

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

AMY & MARK {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Hair and Makeup by Beautique Creative / Flowers and Décor by Cecilia Fox / Catering by Atlantic on Site / Art and Stationery by Cavallini & Co. and Zetta Florence / Wedding Rentals by Georgeous Occasions and The Design Depot