Inspirations

Bungee jumping wedding. Videography by ABC Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bungee Jumping in Zürich, Switzerland, for the Bride’s Hand in Marriage

This may well be one of the most unique wedding experiences we have come across! To commemorate their wedding, this couple seized the challenge of bungee jumping off the 220-metre high Verzasca Dam – in their gown and suit, no less! Born and raised in Switzerland, the groom found the woman of his dreams in a Singaporean. When they said yes to the rest of their lives together, they enlisted ABC Studio to document their wedding journey. Thanks for these exhilarating images and videos, ABC Studio.

The bride shared: “My family is crazy adventurous. Since we were all in Switzerland and wanted to do the jump as a family, my groom and I took the opportunity to have our pre-wedding photos (and video) shot there. It was amazing; the vendor told us that we were the first couple to jump in a wedding gown and suit!

“I was actually more worried about my husband than myself, as it was his first time bungee jumping (and my fifth). In that moment, we felt that if we could overcome our fears together, nothing in this world would be able tear us apart.” Of course it helped that the bride’s father had dared the groom to earn his daughter’s hand in marriage by doing the bungee jump!

Our hearts sing for this couple – their album is filled with breathtaking views of the mountains, most of which were shot en route to, and from, the Verzasca Dam. Everything happened within days of each other, including the registration of their marriage at Villa Villette by Lake Zug, where they had the ceremony in both German and English, and their apéro, or reception, which took place at Schloss Meggenhorn (Meggenhorn Castle). As their guests mingled, the couple drove out to Luzern for more photos, and from there, rode a horse carriage back to the castle.

“After that day, our photographers told us that they needed more footage, and suggested that we do Zürich another day. I was really impressed by that and very grateful to have them; they weren’t at all calculative of the time they spent with us, but instead were really focused on getting us the best wedding footage,” added the bride.

Tips from the bride: “Just be yourself!”



GENEVIEVE & PINKAS {Europe}

Videography by ABC Studio / Location Verzasca Dam and around Switzerland

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

An Artistic Monochrome Styled Shoot

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We’re besotted with these drop-dead gorgeous styled bridal portraits! An art gallery is the perfect venue as it allows you to start with a blank canvas, and this concept of incorporating art into romance is a refreshing breath of fresh air. A modern take on everything, from attire to styling, it also shows that neutrals and monochrome palettes can be just as exciting. Many thanks to Ribka of Ever Mine Ever Thine Ever Ours for this chic concept, and to WeFreeze Photography for capturing these shots perfectly.

Ribka of Ever Mine Ever Thine Ever Ours: “The concept for the shoot was inspired by One Line Art, which is a simple yet intricate type of art. As an art and design enthusiast, I started to develop the idea, and the venue selection was obvious – we knew an art gallery would be the perfect place with its white walls, concrete floors and plenty of natural light.

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wefreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Timeless White and Gilded Gold at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Nothing spells romance like velvet textures and draping as part of the backdrop at a ballroom wedding reception. Completing the elegant space at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is this classic all-white look, along with the feathery light brown pampas grass that we have been seeing in almost every wedding this year. Our favourite part, though, is the bunch of dried lotus pods and foliage that Tailored Floral graciously sprayed gold – the pops of gold certainly brought the entire look together.

For this, The Wedding Notebook’s creative team took the liberty of experimenting with the stationery, slotting place cards with menus that doubled up as bookmarks for wedding favours. The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur pastry and banquet team also exceeded all expectations, taking our moodboard and bringing this amazing banquet spread to life. Many thanks to Joshua Koh Photography for capturing this romantic dream.

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur Junior Ballroom. Photo by Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Fire, Wood & Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Beach Styled Shoot With Elegant Dried Flowers

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

If you fancy the idea of using dried flowers for your wedding, we say to you: do it. Pepper Suite EventsFire, Wood & Earth, and Verena Mia fused their creative genius for this collaborative styled shoot, “Untamed”, which celebrates the spirit of being wild and free.

Two décor canvases – the first bohemian and the second, a beach – lent a contrasting visual effect to the natural elements and the flowing gowns by Mia. We love the splendid ocean view all around The Asmara Nusa Dua, and the nearby semi-private beach with rocky cliffs in the background was perfect for the second styled shoot.

The gowns – one a soft grey-blue tone and the other, a pale mauve – were made of layers of silk and chiffon that created movement against otherwise still backdrops. For the bohemian concept, Pretty Wildflowers bound together a cascading bouquet of dried wildflowers collected over the past year. We love the long wisps and ‘airy’ quality it exuded, and the fusion of dried willows, palm branches and peacock flowers in the beach shoot gave the set an air of elegance that we’d love to see more of in future bridal albums.


Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fire, Woodand Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Jasmine.A Photography. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Gilded Geometrics and Blush Florals at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Jasmine.A Photography. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The perfect venue is a beautiful blank canvas that will fit any theme – and the newly refurbished Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur ballroom is exactly that. Now boasting a contemporary feel with neutral colours, it was the site of this gorgeous setup. We cannot thank Sherly of Tie The Knot enough for her efficient coordination. It was also our first time collaborating with Jasmine. A Photography – she’s truly wowed us with her photos!

Jasmine.A Photography. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine.A Photography. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine.A Photography. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine.A Photography. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine.A Photography. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine.A Photography. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine.A Photography. Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Glamorous Pink Chic Styled Shoot at W Kuala Lumpur

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

With stunning rooftop views of the Petronas Twin Towers outdoors, and art deco inspired walls and ID indoors, the W Kuala Lumpur is more than just a venue for you and your loved one to tie the knot. The contemporary and trendy space is a perfect play on glamourous and chic with bright pops of colour and art. Many thanks to Joshua Koh Photography for capturing these Instagram-worthy shots, pulled together by The Wedding Notebook magazine; it was wonderful a playground of colour and creativity.

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The décor was centred around 50 shades of pantone pink from the guest escort cards to all the wedding stationaries with creative typography, perfected with the hot pink dragon fruit plating provided by W Kuala Lumpur. Known for their cocktail curation according to any theme, the W Kuala Lumpur also perfectly pairs their drinks and décor with delectable desserts and unparalleled cake design. An abundance of pink flowers and other bright blooms, was spot on according to our moodboard all brought together by Pathway Events & Design. Touches of gold and the use of ghost chairs complimented the creative tablescapes set against the artistic mirrored staircase – every single corner was Instagram-worthy!

We also have the honour of having Alan Yun and his lovely fiancée Emily for this styled shoot. For this shoot we got Emily something chic – a two piece, intricate lace top with tulle skirt – from Designer Bridal Room, we love how they have something for every type of brides. Alan looking dapper and confident as usual in a royal blue LORD’s tailor suit. We also glam her up with a pastel pink number, to match he was in a blush pink shirt inside and grey suit.

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

W Kuala Lumpur. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Bridal Portraits Ideas for the Adventurous. www.theweddingnotebook.com

10 Alternative Bridal Portrait Ideas for the Wild at Heart

Saying ‘I do’ to the love of your life is the start of an adventure, and what better way to capture that than with a real escapade? Classic destinations for bridal portraits (think Paris and Japan) will never lose their sparkle, but veer off the beaten path and you’ll have a photo album that proves to your grandkids that grandma and grandpa were once super cool and adventurous. Want a gasp-inducing, heart-stopping adrenaline burst with your beloved? Here are some ideas!

#01 Re-enact Jaws, With a Romantic Twist!
Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Swimming With Whale Sharks in The Philippines by Metrophoto

We’re kidding – this is not meant to be a horror story, but it is meant to get your blood pumping. For the sea babies and dive addicts, there’s a spot in the Philippines where you can swim with whale sharks in their natural habitat. In Oslob, right by Cebu where the beaches are breathtaking and the sunsets picturesque, sneak in a cliff jump or go canyoneering by the Kawasan Falls.

#02 Out of Africa
Photo by Andry Sander of Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Walk on the Wild Side by Axioo

For many, just a glimpse of a leopard in the flesh is a once in a lifetime experience, and enough to get their heart rate up! The beautiful terrain on which these animals roam, as well as the exotic experiences, combine to make Africa the perfect spot for exploration and photoshoots.

#03 Rainbow Mountain
Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Engagement Portraits Amid the Stunning Hues of Rainbow Mountain, Peru by Metrophoto

If climbing ain’t your thing, you can still scale a mountain or two. For some, Machu Picchu is a bucket list item, as is the magnificence of Rainbow Mountain. There’s nothing like taking in the grandeur of Mother Nature – all while capturing your love.

#04 Love Between the Lines
Keda.Z Photography – Antelope Canyon, Arizona. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Mind-blowing Bridal Portraits At Antelope Canyon, Arizona by Keda.Z Photography

There’s no preparing for the beauty of the Antelope Canyons in Arizona, USA. There really isn’t anything else like this in the world – the majestic structures inspiring awe with their narrow crevices, sharp angles, and rich orange hues.

#05 On the Road of Love
Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Pre-Wedding Motorhome Adventure Across New Zealand by Iluminen

Road trips may not appear glamorous but they’re a real intimate way to get to know your partner. Being in a small space together for hours on end means you’ll either love each other more or learn to! Also, New Zealand’s untouched landscapes and natural beauty is unparalleled.

#06 (Rock) Climbing Towards Love
Photo by Threebox Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Shooting Rock Climbers by Threebox Studio

It may not seem as obvious to you and me, but rock climbers are a romantic bunch – you’ll need to trust each other as you work your way through the routes and find your way to the top. In fact, many have likened marriage to rock climbing! If you and your beloved share this as a hobby, met through this hobby, or want to do something different – shed the suit and dress, strap on your harnesses, and climb!

#07 Scandinavian Stunner
Photo by Sheerss. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Dramatic Destination Bridal Portraits In Picturesque Norway by Sheerss Photography

Speaking of natural beauties, Scandinavia in the winter has the most beautiful terrain that’s straight out of a fairytale. A winter wonderland indeed, the experience is completed by the surprise sightings of such animals as reindeer and moose!

#08 Reach for the Stars
Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Under The Northern Lights by Avior Pictures

Another exclusively Scandinavian experience, many a couple has dreamed of viewing the Aurora Borealis together. Even though it’s one of the more commonly photographed natural phenomena, nothing beats a real life viewing, especially in the arms of your husband- or wife-to-be.

#09 Lost in the Desert
Photo by Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: The Outback Desert Of Australia by Axioo

We’ve heard the jokes – a marriage is like one long Walkabout with the person you’ll be exchanging vows with. When it’s just the two of you in the middle of nowhere, you truly have no one else but each other. The Land Down Under is the perfect backdrop for bridal portraits, its endless outback and sprawling beaches a sight for sore eyes indeed.

#10 Heaven on Earth
Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Untouched Beauty: Traditional Bridal Portraits in Lijiang and Shangri-La, China by Metrophoto

If heaven on Earth means being in the arms of the person you’re going to marry, why not capture your bridal portraits at Shangri-la in Lijiang, China? We don’t mean the luxury hotel chain, but rather, the actual place that has been described as heaven on Earth. This untouched corner of China is deeply underrated, from the colours and textures of the breathtaking terrain to the exotic animals and expansive skies.

Photo by Helium Hearts. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Woodland Fairytale Themed Shoot at Baguio City Camp John Hay, Philippines

Photo by Helium Hearts. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It was a beautiful and sunny morning at Baguio City Camp John Hay when this gorgeous shoot took place. Conceptualised by Gathered Creative Co., the ambience created here is one with a deep appreciation for nature. This shoot was done in Ayala Technohub in CJH, a beautiful outdoor location lined with firs, which made this feel like something out of a fairytale. Thanks for these brilliant photos, Helium Hearts by Marlon Capuyan!

Photo by Helium Hearts. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Helium Hearts. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Helium Hearts. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Romantic Gold and Blue Beach Wedding Styled Shoot at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Blue is one of the warmest colours, whether found in Mother Nature’s various hues or in the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi’s brand new décor, which channels Moroccan vibes with vibrant cobalt tones. Featuring spectacular views of the azure sky meeting the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea at the horizon, and flanked by tropical rainforests and limestone cliffs, the resort is as dramatic as it is serene and romantic.

These beautiful shots were captured by Peter Herman Photography, and many thanks to Darling Florist Langkawi for taking our moodboard and helping to bring the entire look to life.

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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The Westin Kuala Lumpur The Slate Wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

White and Gold Minimalism with The Westin Kuala Lumpur

The Westin Kuala Lumpur The Slate Wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Muted neutrals kept the colour palette fresh and modern, while decorative elements such as DIY crystal stones in bell jars and gilded candlesticks injected glamour. Meanwhile, white chairs, white flowers with eucalyptus leaves, and dried wildflowers in grey vases brought a touch of Scandinavian aesthetic to the mix. Thanks, Inlight Photos, for always capturing good photos for us, and a huge thumbs up to Warm Wishes Florist for doing such a great job with our brief.

Paired with The Westin Kuala Lumpur’s impeccable catering services – from the customised menu right down to the presentation and plating – no detail was overlooked. Thanks to them, everything was completely fuss-free as they took care of every last element, including glassware, china and plates for the dishes, perfectly ironed linen, and the setting up of the banquet tables and chairs. No longer do brides have to choose between their dream venue and quality service.

The Westin Kuala Lumpur The Slate Wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The Westin Kuala Lumpur The Slate Wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The Westin Kuala Lumpur The Slate Wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The Westin Kuala Lumpur The Slate Wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The Westin Kuala Lumpur The Slate Wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Elegant Tuscan-inspired Wedding at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur

Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Here in Malaysia, we long for outdoor soirees, but have to contend with the humidity and heat. Because sunlight always makes for much better photos, glasshouses are the next best thing for bringing the outdoors inside. Together with Le Méridian Kuala Lumpur, The Wedding Notebook created the dreamy romance of a Tuscan garden wedding in their glasshouse by the pool, complete with a breezy brunch. Heartiest thanks to Inlight Photos for capturing it all!

Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur wedding. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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