Photo by Oli Sansom
Izaja and Julian
The moody coastal engagement photos of Izaja and Jonathan took my breath away. The couple took to the Victorian coastline at Cape Schanck with photographer Fifteen Photography to capture one of their favourite parts of the world.
Meeting over a love of their morning coffee, Izaja tells their story. “Every Monday morning we used to go to the same cafe before work and smile to each other until one day Julian finally gained the courage to speak to me and ask me if I would like to have breakfast with him. Ever since then, we have been inseparable.”
On what he loves about Izaja, Julian remarks, “What first attracted me to Izaja was of course how beautiful she is. As we grew closer we could just completely be ourselves around each other, and we both revealed sides of ourselves that other people don’t get to see.”
On what she loves about Julian, Izaja tells, “What we love about each other is that we are not only partners, but we are also best friends. Since day one, Julian has been my by side. He is so generous and kind and is always up for an adventure, no matter how far the destination is.”
Remembering the proposal, Izaja recalls, “I was completely overwhelmed! I immediately said yes, and we just sat there for a while, enjoying our first moments being engaged, drinking champagne while we watched the sunset.”
Letterpress has always been a fond love of mine and as someone who has long followed the collections and journey of US letterpress company Bella Figura I am thrilled to see their latest collection has plenty to choose from – including my current favourite – letterpress metallics!
The 2014 collection brings with it 60 new designs from designers like Chelsea Petaja and Courtney Jentzen. Calligraphers Patricia Mumau, Nicole Black and Elizabeth Hardin of Hardink Calligraphy also literally lent their talents creating everything from modern and sleek invitations to traditional and classic.
Bella Figura completes their invitation selections with a complete coordinating suite. From the save the date the invitation, to programs, menus, coasters and place cards. Infusing your wedding day style from the first hello to the last thank you.