• Photo by Sayher Heffernan. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Contemporary,  Love Stories

    A Rustic Yet Elegant Barn Wedding in Victoria

    Don’t let the bright blue skies deceive you; this beautiful rustic wedding took place right in the middle of winter! Australian winters often come through with great weather, and these cosy nuptials found the perfect setting at Stones of the Yarra Valley in Victoria. With picturesque grounds and a barn that was just perfect for the exchanging of vows, Stones was the ideal venue, and the newlyweds made sure to add little touches to personalise the space for their special day. From the mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses with leather jackets to the sweet table names and wedding favours, this celebration of love was also very much a really fun party! Keeping…

  • Contemporary,  Love Stories

    Pure Simplicity

    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…

  • Love Stories,  Rustic

    Lets Grow Old Together

    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…

  • Love Stories,  Rustic

    Surprise… We’re Married!

    “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. 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,…