• Photo by Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Rustic

    Rustic Themed Wedding At Stones Of The Yarra Valley

    Every time we look at photos from the Yarra Valley, our hearts skip a beat. The Stables at Stones look so amazing with its simple rustic setting. This couple didn’t have a bridal party, and honestly, no one says it’s a must. Why choose when you have a great bunch of close friends and they’re all among the selected few attending your wedding, right? Thanks, Jonathan Ong, for this stunning set of photos. Hamish: “While our ‘first look’ was such a special and exciting moment for us both, there’s something about the chapel doors swinging open and the quartet beginning to play the bridal march that took my breath away.…

  • Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Contemporary,  Love Stories

    A DIY Urban Industrial Chic Wedding

    This couple made DIY so much more enjoyable. Their courage to explore different materials and prototypes to come up with something different and new made this wedding thoroughly theirs. They might have co-founded a laser cutting company but they didn’t just use it, they took the opportunity to push boundaries and reveal even more possibilities. We love the contemporary industrial theme. Thanks, Jonathan Ong, for sending this set over.

  • Wedding in Tanarimba, Janda Baik. Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Rustic

    Romantic And Dreamy Wedding At Tanarimba

    For many bridal couples, the real trick is in making sure that the customary ceremony does not keep them so busy that they forget to enjoy their big day. We love how this bride embraced every special moment of her wedding, both with her new husband and her dad. Thanks, Jonathan Ong for these beautiful moments captured.

  • Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Whimsical

    Uniquely Theirs

    We would love to see more brides like this one – she’s one of the few brides we’ve come across who share our sentiment that you do not need to be limited by wedding ideas only for inspiration. The talented Rachel also designed her own wedding invitations as well as the lettering on the wall, menu and place cards, and the couple did their own décor. Thanks, Jonathan Ong, for sharing yet another lovely story with us.

  • Magazine

    The Wedding Notebook Magazine April 2014 – issue 06

    Be mesmerised by some of the most breathtaking destination weddings and bridal portraits, see our pick of top 10 luxury honeymoon resorts from all around Asia, and read our suggested itineraries for truly memorable trips to South Africa and Italy. This issue is also your chance to check out many of Asia’s most talented destination wedding photographers, and don’t forget to check this site, where you’ll find more beautiful weddings and amazing ideas to inspire you for your big day. {If you have problem viewing, please click here}

  • Love Stories,  Whimsical

    Vintage Carnival

    This wedding is awesome on so many levels. A good location, and a very inspiring, fun theme and team! And of course we have this set of very beautiful images from Jonathan Ong. Sometimes we feel as though all of heaven rejoices whenever there’s a couple who celebrates with a wedding that is true to themselves. We know it’s not fair; the bride had a team of wedding designers. Which got us thinking, maybe sometimes we just don’t trust our event planners enough when they give us crazy, conceptual ideas, because we think no one has done it before. Maybe sometimes we just need to dive in with a leap…

  • Magazine

    The Wedding Notebook Magazine July 2013 – issue 03

    This issue of The Wedding Notebook magazine features some of the most interesting weddings, vintage themed ideas, and much more! Read in-depth interviews with newlyweds and photographers, and pick up a tip or two from them. Don’t forget to also check out www.theweddingnotebook.com, where you’ll find more beautiful weddings and amazing ideas to inspire you for your big day. {If you have problem viewing, please click here}

  • Love Stories,  Vintage

    Destined To Be Wed

    On their first date, Rob and Kim discovered something magical – they were both born on November 10th, exactly a decade apart. This is an excerpt from their wedding ceremony introduction: “Before the entrée arrived, Kim had told Rob that she was going to marry him, and Rob had totally concurred, being quite clear that he loved her wholeheartedly and wanted to be with her and look after her for the rest of his life. “So it was settled then. They meshed together like well-synchronised cogs. Relaxed about their decision, they set about enjoying the process of getting to know each other better, secure in the mutual agreement that they…

  • Love Stories,  Rustic

    Rustic Minimalistic

    Sometimes we feel that there is more to simple weddings. This wedding held at Stones of the Yarra Valley, an hour from Melbourne, is a wonderful example of that. Jessica went for a very simple natural look, and instead of a bouquet or veil, she wore an ethereal floral headpiece for a rustic look. It is just so refreshing to see brides wearing their hair down once in a while. For her wedding gown, she chose a crinkled creation made from spotted tulle that was designed by Gwendolynne Burkin. The décor featured amber beer bottles that the bridal couple had collected over time, hanging from the oak tree under which…

  • 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,…