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WIN! miki.o & Mike Semple Photo Package Competition


Hello love birds!

Congratulations on taking the plunge! We can’t wait to hear all about it, so here’s the deal:

We are looking for creative, unique, quirky and fun couples wanting to celebrate getting married with wedding day that’s full of personality! If this sounds like you! Then keep reading below!


It’s simple! First things first, follow the Mike Semple and miki.o Facebook pages to ensure you stay in the loop. Then fill out the form on our website and answer the following questions.

1) Your proposal story! We want to hear all about it!
2) Why you want to win this package.

Package includes a 2 hour engagement photo shoot and a 12inch Coffee table book +  high resolution digital edited files.

Package includes 50 postcard size Save the Date cards on your choice of paper + choice of envelopes.


Terms & Conditions

- Entry deadline is 31st August 2014 5.00pm AEST and the winner will be announced shortly after via social media and contacted directly.
- The competition is open to any couples set to tie the knot in 2014 or 2015 who are yet to book their wedding photography coverage

- In order to claim your prize your photo shoot will be on a date and location suitable for all parties
- Winning couple understands that if the photo shoot requires travel outside of Melbourne VIC they will cover all travel fees related to the photo shoot
- Your Save the Date cards designed by miki.o will include an image from the engagement photo shoot
- By entering our competition you agree to be added to the Mike Semple and miki.o mailinglist


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Free printable Mother’s Day Cards

Mothers day is just over a week away and I love posting freebies on the web. Mum definitely deserves something pretty, so feel free to print the free printable cards and write you mum a sweet message.

I posted mine a week ago and because the mail is usually slow was counting on it arriving just before mothers day but my mum already received hers… ah well, early is ok. She loved it :)


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Peach Garland Mother’s Day Card


Real weddings – Kim & Keiran

Kim and Keiran were married on 22 March at Stones of the Yarra Valley. The couple chose my confetti invitation in beautiful bright colours and I knew then that this couple knows how to party! These beautiful stills are from the amazing video that was taken by C2 video.

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keiran // kim – yarra valley from C2 Video on Vimeo.

Talia’s Christening

My former manager and friend asked me if I could design her daughter’s christening invites and of course I jumped at the opportunity. I designed a postcard style card with an image on one side and the invitation details on the other side. The invites were based on my chevron delight invitation and we chose a hot pink colour. I love how everything looks when it’s all together. I also designed gift labels, menu cards and place-cards. Such a pretty set-up don’t you think?

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Posting your wedding invitations – tips & tricks

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A while ago I posted some tips & tricks for your wedding invitations as well as advice on when to send your wedding invitations. Today I’d like to share a few insights in regards to posting your wedding invitations.

Wedding stamps

Finding wedding stamps can be quite difficult as not all post offices carry the full range. Make sure you contact your post office beforehand so that they can order stamps for you or direct you to another post office.

Also make sure to find out how many stamps you will need for your invitations as the post office calculates invites by size and weight. If you are adding an RSVP, wishing well and bind it all together with twine it will end up costing you more to send. Miki.o’s square invitations are generally $1.20 to send within Australia but please check the exact amount with your post office. You wouldn’t’ want your 80 invites returned because you didn’t put enough stamps on it.

Assembly line

Putting your invites and other stationery together can be quite exciting at the start but after a few you probably won’t be enjoying it as much anymore. I’d suggest either buying self-seal envelopes or a wet pad to close your envelopes. Licking 80 envelopes isn’t the most enjoyable. Also, feel free to ask your family or maid of honour to help you assemble your invites, doing it together is much more fun.

Sturdy package

I do like Australia post, but unfortunately they don’t feel the same way about your mail as you do. If you want your invitations to arrive the same way you sent them, it pays to purchase sturdy envelopes or add an envelope liner to your mail to make it as sturdy as possibly.

I hope this was helpful to you, now off you go… send those gorgeous invitations and give your guests a glimpse into your special day.

Valentines Day + Free Printables


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Valentines Day is coming up and it’s time to share the love with some romantic free valentines cards. We’ve created a selection of cards that you may print as many times as you like for your personal use. Each card is a folded greeting card with a blank inside for your long messages. To download your cards, click on the images below.

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It’s easy, once you have downloaded your card click PRINT, but make sure your printer page scaling is set to ‘none’ and you print on A4 card stock. You’ll see little corner lines which is where you cut your cards. A guillotine is easiest but if you don’t have one, use a ruler and pencil to create a line that connects your crop marks so that you can cut along the line to get your A5 card. Once you’ve cut your cards, simply fold them in half and voila. Time to write your sweet message!

Have a lovely Valentines Day!

Bonus Download:mikio free valentines labels 2