Wedding, Butterflies & the Sweetest Dreams


Who doesn’t love a book? Especially one as sumptuous as Weddings, Butterflies & the Sweetest Dreams.

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Hong Kong-based cake designer Bonnae Gokson commissioned Sydney design studio This Is Ikon to art direct and design her inspirational coffee-table book. The book juxtaposes stunning images of Bonnae’s cakes, themselves works of art, with photographs drawn from the world of couture, archives, and grand weddings. It’s not a guide about how to stage a wedding, but rather a visual flow that waltzes the reader through cultural approaches, evocative locations, and gorgeous gowns.

The book begins with contributions from American fashion designer Vera Wang, and interior designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel.


I was tasked with coordinating the photography used in the book, from finding and sourcing images to negotiating usage and rights management. Along the way I worked with photographers, image archives, agencies and individuals around the globe to secure rights.


The book won Silver in the Publication category at the Sydney Design Awards 2019.