Cheryl and Benson


Inspirational story of Love and Friendship 

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L… is for the way you look at me,
O… is for the only one I see,

V…is very, very extraordinary, even more than any one that you adore can..

Love, what a beautiful word and a beautiful phrase. It takes courage to love, to have hope, to have faith and to be totally FOR a person.

Love is more than just a feeling. It is a noun, a verb, a state of being, a longing and an intrinsic part of what it means to be human. It is the binding forces with brings and ties people together; for better or for worse, through sickness and in health and till death do they part. Love is a beautiful thing.

It  brings us great joy and happiness to bring you these photos of love and happiness; A little snippet of the darling wedding of the wonderful (and very good looking!) Cheryl and Benson. Two of the most inspiring, joyful, genuine and strong people we know, Cheryl and Benson have the most amazing love for each other and for those around them. A love and care that is strengthened by and derived from their love and faith in God.

This wedding is extra special special to us, because we were given the opportunity to creatively use our gifts and talents to celebrate and capture the love of Cheryl and Benson and contribute to their special day!

You may remember Vess’ amazing tea towel wedding invitations? Screen printed tea towels that depicted the C & B love story, which Vess captured beautifully through typography and delicate illustrations. Her typography also be seen on the day adorning Cheryl and Benson’s gift box, a super cool idea from Cheyl (which you can see above) and on chalk boards around the venue. While Val, was given the amazing opportunity to be a second shooter for the wedding. Working with the amazing Kim from Hello Kimbo it was honestly a dream come true to be apart of capturing such a beautiful day between friends, lovers and family members.

Thankyou so much Cheryl and Benson, for opening your hearts, for sharing your lives and for allowing us to be apart of celebrating your beautiful day of love and happiness.

And I was asked to take pics of the boys while get got ready in the morning; here’s a little snippet of what they can expect!

Love and Happiness

Val and Vess

(words by Val)

vess copy squareVANESSA BONG   –  Illustrator 
Vess is a writer, graphic designer, illustrator and creative director based in Melbourne, Australia. Passionate about design, art, fashion and story telling.  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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VALERIE BONG   –  Photographer
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.

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  • Livia 09/10/2014 at 10:22 am

    So sweet!! You guys did such an amazing job, I adore these photos Val, and the gift box is freaking amazing Vess, as with everything you guys do!!

    • Val & Vess 09/10/2014 at 10:26 am

      Oh Liv!! YOU are incredible! <3 Can't wait for our super flowery and creative weekend 🙂

      Cheryl was the mastermind behind all the decoration/wedding planning. Seriously felt so blessed to have captured the beauty of everything! 🙂

  • julialo1lia 09/10/2014 at 10:28 am

    You guys are so talented!! Love the photos and the typography xx

    • Val & Vess 09/10/2014 at 10:29 am

      Thankyou lovely one!!
      You are so mazing!!
      So great to have your encouragement 🙂
      It’s such a blessing to be able to do what we love and love what we do! 😀

  • Cheryl 10/10/2014 at 9:50 pm

    Love, love, LOVE! Thank you both so much for the lovely words and absolutely beautiful pictures! I particularly love that you captured all the little details! (: Amazing, amazing job!

    • Val & Vess 10/10/2014 at 10:33 pm

      Yay!! thanks Cheryl! 😀 ThankYOU for giving us the opportunity! 😀
      Can’t wait to see all the pics all together! <3
      hehe, 'Hello May' cover couple!!l! 😉