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Hello Friends

Big Picture Stuff has always loved showcasing people who inspire us and partnering with them to tell their stories. Stories of hope, stories of inspiration and stories of love.

This one is a story of love.

Scroll back up and read again from ‘The Beginning’, the story of two individuals coming together to make one story. With paths which cross and intertwine into the final  moment, the final crescendo of new and exciting beginnings. It is no secret that we love weddings. Photographing them, decorating them or even looking at them online brings both us such joy and happiness.

Hence Vess was so excited to help our dear friend Cheryl (you can read her story & her craft on Big Picture Stuff) with her wedding invites.  Rather than being printed on paper invites, Cheryl ingeniously proposed the idea to print her special message on locally printed, vegetable ink based tea towels! (I know, we love Cheryl so much!) Ensuring that Vess’ design would not go to waste nor be recycled with the mail, Cheryl’s tea towels are a fun, creative and unique way to communicate her special message while also providing a fun keepsake for friends and family.

Congrats again dear Benson and Cheryl, and thankyou for sharing your story with us.

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” -Bob Marley-


val copyValerie Bong   –  Founder & Content Executive
Val is an Arts/Commerce student currently based in Melbourne.  As a photographer and documenter she loves celebrating the beauty of the world. With her love for capturing special moments she specialises in fashion, wedding, family and event photography.

Website Twitter / Linkedin 


vess copy squareVANESSA BONG   –  Founder & Content Executive
Vess is a writer, graphic designer, illustrator and creative director based in Melbourne, Australia. Passionate about design, art, fashion and story telling her She has worked with a number of well known clients including the Melbourne Zoo, Kelly Thompson Illustrations and currently holds a position at SMASH enterprises as a junior designer.  Website Instagram


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  • Cheryl 30/07/2014 at 12:26 pm

    Aaah awesome post! Thank you so much vess and val for adding a double dose of “special” to our big day! Vess, this wouldn’t have been possible without your immense patience and limitless creativity! Love you both! 😀

    • Val & Vess 30/07/2014 at 12:57 pm

      Aw!! Thanks so much for the comment Cheryl and for being so amazingly inspiring! It’s incredible to think that the day is so close now! So excited and so blessed that we’re both here to attend!

  • Lillian 01/08/2014 at 3:14 am

    This is so beautiful… the lovely invite… the sweet love story…

    • Val & Vess 01/08/2014 at 7:08 am

      Thankyou Lillian! We love it so much as well! Hope u love hearing about these special stories! Cause we love telling them!:)

  • Naomi 06/08/2014 at 12:35 pm

    Love that tea towel idea. Such amazing design skills Vess!

    • Val & Vess 09/08/2014 at 1:22 am

      Thanks so much Naomi! One of my favourite projects thus far! X