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Kasia and Simon: The Tshirt Love Story

by | Bride, Engagements


Kasia and Simon

I love love stories that make me giggle and Kasia and Simon share a story that is sweet and so funny. Memories of moments that aren’t created by grand gestures, but rather something that comes from humour and a knowing. Kasia and Simon’s engagement photos come from Kwintowski Photography.

Kasia tells their story. “Simon and I first met through a mutual friend’s birthday. I was wearing a shirt, which read (and I’m a little embarrassed to admit this now) ‘Kiss Me Stupid’. Simon bounded over to me and said that he was incredibly stupid and that I should probably kiss him. I agreed that he was most likely very stupid, but refused to kiss him. We started talking later that night (and every night after the party) and became good friends.”

“Simon and I spent the first five years of our relationship traveling between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and then Brisbane and Cairns to see each other (Simon was a dive instructor and I was studying to be a teacher). He eventually moved to Brisbane to start university.”

“A year later, I suspected that he had bought me a ring as I had found a letter from FedEx. So, I “secretly” spent the month before telling everyone about the “maybe proposal”, whilst trying to find the ring. I managed to find a ring box hidden in a coat pocket. I pulled the box out, only to find a note, written by Simon, which said, “I knew you would go looking. Stop looking! Let this be a surprise.”

“A month later, he asked my dad if he could marry me and he proposed by leaving me a note and the ring in the fridge, whilst he sat at the top of the stairs, very casually calling out, “So, what do you think? Is that a yes? Will you marry me?”

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Valentine’s Day Sweet Edible Jewels

by | Bride, Cakes


Feeling a little peckish? Or perhaps you’re just looking a few Valentine’s Day style accessories to brighten up your outfit? I thought I’d take a break from our gorgeous love stories for this deliciously sweet inspiration shoot from four talented Melbourne-ites!

Juli of One Sweet Girl  came up with the concept of beautiful cookies worn as jewellery! ” I stumbled upon a website called Cookie Couture, and the name stuck with me, and I kept turning it over in my head as something to do, but kept stumbling on the fact that you can’t wear cookies… but wait, you can wear cookies – as jewelry!  So then off my imagination went, creating pieces as lifelike as possible so that they could actually be worn if in fact you wanted to.”

Juli teamed up with Penny of PS I Love You  and Candice De Ville (who modeled the pieces) along with photographer Ambiance Image Photography to pull together this sweet Valentine’s Day inspiration.

Concept and Product: One Sweet Girl / Styling: PS I Love You / Model: Candice De Ville / Photographer: Ambiance Image Photography

Lia and Andy: A Long Lost Love Story

by | Bride, Engagements


Lia and Andy

It’s hard not to believe in fate when you hear a story like Lia and Andy’s. Two people who went to school together, were separated across oceans, great distances while pursuing their own lives, careers and dreams. But then, for some moment of serendipity, they come together again and fall in love. That’s the story of Lia & Andy and the story I will share today to compliment their lovely Sydney engagement photos by Myka Photography.

Photographer, Tommy says “Andy is this super duper confident person with a great sense of humor. He jokes constantly and always jumps up and down exactly like those energizer bunny. I think that’s probably one of the reason why Lia fell in love with him. He always teases Lia and make her laugh. You can tell straight away, how much he adores Lia.”

Tommy explains, “During our conversation with Andy & Lia, Lia told me that they’ve known each other for more than 20 years. They went to the same primary school, but then Lia moved to Singapore and then to the US, while Andy stayed in Semarang, Indonesia.

Thank God for technology, Facebook has a funny way of randomly connecting people that we haven’t seen for ages. So after Andy added Lia as his friend in Facebook, he started his campaign to win Lia’s heart.”

Photographer: Myka Phjotography

Jo and Johnny- A Sweet Fitzroy Love Story

by | Bride, Engagements


Jo and Johnny

Happy Valentine’s Day! No matter what you may be doing today, may it be filled with a moment or two of love, of snuggles and of counting blessings. I thought today was the perfect day to share other people’s love stories (something I adore reading) and there’s something about love stories while couple’s are newly engaged. There’s a giddyness, a newness, an anticipation of years of love and laughter to come. So today I’ve going to share a mass of beautiful love stories that touch my heart. I hope they make your Valentine’s Day sweet!

Scout & Kat of It’s Beautiful Here captured the engagement photos of Jo and Johnny at their Fitzroy home. The couple chose their home as the location for their photographs – not only because they don’t find themselves to be too mushy or romantic, but also so they could include their cats Captain and Pucci. They then hopped on their bikes to Merri Creek to capture the beauty of the afternoon.

Jo tells the story of how Johnny proposed. “Johnny took me away for a weekend away in Phillip Island, we hadn’t been able to go away forever so finally had a free weekend.

Johnny had organised it all, he left work early to buy champagne and pack the car and get everything ready for our trip and hide it all from me, slight hiccup he locked himself out of the house, the first time he had ever done it and had to wait for me to come home. So he was quite nervous by the stage I got home.”

“We finally got to the house, we had mussels and oysters for dinner and a bottle of  wine, it was still quite early and Johnny seemed a little on edge, I still had no idea that anything was going on. We had finished dinner early and was about to sit down and watch TV when he suggested we go for a walk to the beach around the corner, it was horrible and windy outside but I thought ok why not, so he ran off to the room and thought to himself what a perfect chance and grabbed the ring!”

“We got to the beach and it was windy and cold and were about to walk back, but then the most gorgeous thing happened when the sun started shining out of the clouds, I turned around and Johnny had my favourite ring in the world and asked me to marry him, I just cried and hugged him…he then asked if that was a yes, and I said of course!”

“We then went back to the house, rang our families and friends and popped the champagne, it was such a fun night we stayed up talking and dancing for hours and the rest is history….

Photographer: It's Beautiful Here
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