About Joanie

About Joanie - Wedding Planner and Stylist at One Wedding Wish

Hi, I'm Joanie.
I'm the Founder/Owner/Head Planner and Stylist at One Wedding Wish and i have a confession.

I love planning and styling weddings.

The word 'passion' gets thrown around loosely at times. I believe passion is not just about the highs and excitement of what you do, but is proven when you dive in head first and willingly into daily challenges, thrive under the intensity of the responsibility placed in your hands, and realise deep down inside what your purpose is. It is a sense of gratitude that what you do involves spreading more love, beauty and happiness in the world.

It is so true that they say fulfilment comes not from what you have, but what you give. Coming from a completely unrelated industry, I started from absolute ground up to learn everything I know so that I can give to and share with my team and all my couples. The early days included one particular shift that lasted 40 hours, pickups at the flower market in darkness and pouring rain, and many many hours teaching myself everything from web design to floristry to the craft of weddings. It is one of the hardest and scariest things I have ever done, but clearly also one of the best and most committed decisions I have ever made. 

Six years on, I continue to grow each day and thirst for new ideas. I had the grandest opportunity recently to learn under legendary event designer Karen Tran in one of her around-the-world Master Floral Classes. We are proud to be featured in Modern Wedding as one of Australia's Top 25 Stylists. I also sit on the Advisory Board of the AAWEP (Australian Academy of Wedding and Event Planning) sharing honest and first-hand knowledge with its students who are inspired to join the industry just as I was.

If you've come this far in this section, thank you for taking the time to read a little about me. I am really looking forward to grabbing a coffee and getting to know you both better and the dreams you share for your special day.

"You've been a real blessing to us."

Sweet words of praise from couples we have worked with

Thank you for the fantastic wedding styling! Michael and I had a brilliant time and everything went pretty smoothly. If I could list the amazing touches I would but I would be here forever! These are a few of my favourite things: candelabras, flowers, plates, our sweetheart table, the table runners, the vases, the chairs, the cake, the wishing well and the wall of lights were simply superb and so brilliant for the photos!!!!!! Overall an absolutely amazing job everyone was raving about it. ~ Anya & Michael Browell

Anya and Michael - Praises for One Wedding Wish

We would like to thank you very much for helping make our wedding day so special and memorable. The styling that you and your team did was truly amazing! No words are adequate to express how thankful we are and how much it means to us. I couldn't have asked for anything more on our wedding day- thank you again One Wedding Wish for your wonderful gift to us. All the best and we will certainly spread the good words to our friends and family! ~ Yenni & Brian

"Thank you for lending your brilliance to our perfect day."

Joanie, thank you doesn't feel like enough. You blew me away on the wedding day, I was so excited to see it all come together.  I can't recommend you highly enough. Thank you so much for sharing such a special experience with us and creating such a beautiful memory for Tim, myself and our guests.  We had so many people comment saying it was the best wedding they have ever seen (I bet you hear that a lot but it's true). Love always ~ Tammy and Tim Meilak

Tammy and Tim - Praises for One Wedding Wish