Colours

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Navy Blue Sunset Garden Wedding in Bali

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Saying ‘I do’ to the love of your life must be pretty special, but getting to have your first kiss overlooking a Balinese sunset, with all your loved ones in attendance to witness your union, must be out of this world amazing.

This couple took everything in stride, even when their ringbearer lost their wedding rings an hour before the bride had to walk down the aisle! They decided to go ahead anyway, with a borrowed symbolic ring from a bridesmaid. (They never found the ring.)

Their wedding stuck to a simple, clean white palette with varying shades of blue: from royal blue for the bridesmaids to bright cobalt for the groomsmen. A sunset wedding also meant gorgeous photographs – thanks for this set, Iwan Photography.

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photography by Jay of Qlix Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Sunny Autumn

Photography by  Jay of Qlix Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photographed in the parklands of Sanctuary Lakes in Point Cook, Melbourne, this photoshoot is refreshing yet dreamy and romantic. Thanks for sharing this lovely set of photos with us, Ruffles & Bells, they were indeed beautifully captured by Qlix Photography.

Jay Cao of Qlix Photography: “The inspiration for this shoot was a result of the many ideas from the vendors involved. Eventually, we narrowed it down to the one thing we wanted to do, and that was reinvent the colours and mood of Jose Villa, summarised by a rustic bridal editorial shoot with a fresh colour palette of yellows, whites and greens.

Photography by  Jay of Qlix Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by  Jay of Qlix Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by  Jay of Qlix Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by  Jay of Qlix Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by  Jay of Qlix Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by  Jay of Qlix Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by  Jay of Qlix Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

2015 Dessert Table Trends

Marsala Themed Dessert Table. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marsala Themed Dessert Table. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dessert tables are here to stay, but besides the usual tiered cakes and macarons, you will definitely see a wider variety of treats. Chef Loh Mee Fong, Pastry Chef of Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, shares with us more on what to expect. We also noticed that we couldn’t find many inspiration boards on Marsala, the Pantone Colour Of The Year, so we, together with Chef Mee Fong, decided to explore the theme. Hope you like it!

Naked cake. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Wooden ware and glassware are in when it comes to dessert bars, as people are looking at more rustic and natural looks.

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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For that same reason, do expect naked cakes or cakes with fewer tiers. Instead of one wedding cake, you might see a few. Cakes will be cleaner and more basic, which hopefully applies to the marriage as well – no sugar coating.

Naked cake. Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Naked cake: Red berries cake filled with cheese frosting, surrounded by fresh berries and rosemary herbs

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Besides macarons and cupcakes, expect to see plenty of bite size and petit desserts, including lollipops, cake pops, glass desserts and petit gateaux.

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Macaron: Chewy almond macaron sandwich with raspberries and chocolate ganache

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cake pop: Chocolate orange poppy seed ball cake pop, coated with white chocolate

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Comforting and familiar, home style desserts are back in vogue, such as pies, handmade truffles, fruit compote and éclairs.

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Éclair: Éclair filled with homemade vanilla bean custard and glazed with vanilla white fondant

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Looking at current lifestyle trends, desserts might also start to get more organic and healthy, and less sweet. Alternatively, savoury items can be added to balance out all the sweetness on the dessert table.

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Brioche: Butter brioche with golden raisins

06-customise
Expect to see more custom desserts and decorations based on the theme, as well as customised cocktails and drinks.

Photo by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Champagne: GH Mumm with fresh berries

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Dessert in a glass: Sour forest berries mocktail with milk pudding shot

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People are tired of fridge magnets and chopsticks, but instead of chocolates, why not try edible wedding favours like cookies and desserts in a jar?

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Cookies: Walnut almond chocolate chip cookies

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Dessert as wedding favours: Poached pear with Chantilly cream and sandy berry crumble in a jar

Photography by Joshua of Inlight Photos / Art Direction by Chaiyen Wong, The Wedding Notebook / Flowers by Wishing Tree / Cakes and Desserts by Chef Loh Mee Foong / Location Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

{Read more about this styled shoot in the magazine}

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Loh Mee Foong, Pastry Chef of Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Life keeps getting sweeter for Chef Loh Mee Foong, who oversees the production of all pastries, cakes and confectionary for Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur’s restaurants, and banquet and catering events. Among the awards that she has won are a silver medal at the FHA International Salon Culinaire Singapore 2006, and a Platinum Award for Most Artistic Pastry Chef 2011-2013 at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (Regional Series). A firm believer in experimentation, she is constantly whipping up innovative creations that carry influences from both the east and west. She particularly enjoys working with chocolate to create delectable concoctions with a local twist. She also likes variety, and enjoys creating dessert platters so that guests are spoilt for choice.

White and green themed wedding. Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Green In Tanarimba

Green wedding shoes. Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It is always great to see this venue in a new light. The many couples that have gotten married there and that have been featured on our blog, from rustic or vintage weddings to elegant affairs, are enough to make us smile. Thanks, Paul of Gallerie CK, for sending us this set.

Bridal bouquet. Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Tanarimba. Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

White and green themed wedding. Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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A Romantic Blush Pink And Gold Wedding At The Majestic Hotel

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Natasha from The Peak Xperience never fails to impress us; it’s like she has a magic wand to transform a bride’s dream wedding into a dream come true. Perfected with blush pink and gold shimmer, this wedding is romantic beyond words, and we loved reading about Cheryll’s experience – so much so that we’ve decided to make her personal account of her big day a feature all on its own.

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by The Peak Xperience. www.theweddingnotebook.com

CHERYLL & BERNARD {Malaysia}

Styling and Wedding Planning by The Peak Xperience / Venue The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur / White Bridal Gown by Celest Thoi / Bride’s Shoes by Custom made / Entertainment by Mint’s Music

White And Green Wedding At Tirtha Uluwatu

A destination wedding at Tirtha Uluwatu, Bali. Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It is really no wonder that most Bali weddings are held at Uluwatu. Tirtha Uluwatu, especially, is a true treasure, a dream wedding venue with its glass house that boasts sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. This isn’t the first time we’ve featured a wedding held there but can you blame us for doing it again? It’s so gorgeous! Thanks, Angela from The Wedding Stylist, for sending this to us. Love the details captured by Iwan Photography.

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iwan Photography. Styling by The Wedding Stylist. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Iwan Photography / Venue Tirtha Uluwatu, Bali / Number of Guests 50 / Wedding Planning by The Wedding Stylist / Hair and Makeup by Cindy Lin Makeup & Hairdo / Flowers and Décor by Tirtha Uluwatu / Wedding Favours by Sticky Singapore

A Dreamy, Romantic Blush And Champagne Gold Soiree

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It is our joy to feature the work of Mint Events again. They’re truly a talented team with creative minds that will leave you wanting more. The aisle here is especially beautiful – we’ve seen it on Pinterest and to know that they can do the same is wonderful. Freeze-dried rose petals that were personally sourced and air flown in from the States by the bride gave the venue a pleasant scent and surely added a dreamy touch to the wedding ambience.

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adeline: “Nothing is more satisfying than the joy of seeing months of planning fall into place. Seeing our mood board come to life, and the colour palette of ivory, blush and champagne being painted across the space and on every little detail – it was amazing.

“There was no specific theme, but the goal was to achieve an overall dreamy-romantic feel with a rustic hint to balance out the girly-ness of everything else. The rustic-style photobooth setting was also perfectly complemented by Ciao’s existing red brick exterior.

“The venue was chosen by the couple because it could host both the ceremony and reception, and it had an existing draped marquee with chandeliers that was perfect for a soft, dreamy touch. The rustic exterior of the venue balanced everything out very well.

“The Dessert Table was a fun addition to the wedding. The bride was mindful of the fact that Dessert Table items often end up being untouched, so we put together customised candy bags for guests to pack the extras. This was a crowd pleaser, as guests also didn’t leave empty-handed.”

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mint Events’ tips for brides-to-be: “Having the bridal couple’s trust and confidence is invaluable in the whole planning and execution as we are then trusted to do what we do best. Engage someone whom you trust to execute your wedding vision and, more importantly, choose someone whose work and style you can resonate with.

“We love Pinterest brides – couples who come to us with an existing inspiration board to illustrate their ideas. It’s an exciting shift in the role dynamics because traditionally we would be the ones producing inspiration boards. This adds value to the creative process and helps us align their ideas with our creative vision.”

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Styling by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wen Sen Photography, courtesy of Mint Events & Soirées / Event Styling including Flowers and Stationery by Mint Events & Soirées / Venue Ciao Ristorante / Number of Guests 60 / Wedding Cake by Miss Shortcakes

Vintage Purple Themed At One Rochester

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s no secret that we love DIY weddings. Valerie is a very talented and beautiful bride, and with the help of her friends, she actually put together the reception décor, photobooth and even handmade the props! We know it’s hard to believe but she actually made the floral wreath and that beautiful piece she wore on her head. She’s so talented we can’t help but wonder if she’ll consider going into the wedding industry (hint, hint).

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Valerie: “The theme for my wedding ceremony was rustic garden, vintage and shabby chic. One Rochester was the only place that we felt was suited to our wedding theme as it had both an indoor colonial house area and an outdoor garden area. The main colours chosen for the wedding were champagne, purple and ivory to give a vintage and classy atmosphere.

“The wedding favours were skeleton keys that came with a tag which said ‘Key To A Happy Marriage. A secret and special time we all share with family and friends. Love, Abery & Valerie’. I adore vintage keys and they fit so well into our wedding theme. Skeleton keys are commonly used as escort cards but instead we made them our wedding favours. They symbolise the key to love, peace and happiness.

“I wanted a personal touch to our wedding so I decided to DIY most of the décor, props and accessories. Hand-making things is one of my favourite hobbies. I made the photobooth backdrop, my headwear, my brooch bouquet and all the printed goods including my invitations.

“It was very meaningful exchanging our vows in front of family and friends, our unrehearsed and candid dance, and the crazy after-party that went on till 3am.”

Tips from the bride: “Enjoy the process of preparing for the wedding!”

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

VALERIE & ABERY {Singapore}

Photography by Max Yeo of Chris Ling International Photographers / Videography by Mark Song / Venue One Rochester / Number of Guests 180 / Wedding Planning by Melissa of One Rochester / Bridal Gown by JJ’s House, Satine Boutique at Delfi Orchard and New2U Thrift Shop at SCWO / Bride’s Shoes by JJ’s House / Makeup by Zen Makeup / Groom’s Attire by Hugo Boss / Wedding Bands by Vivo Diamonds / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Estrella at City Plaza / Groomsmen’s Vests by The Suit Factory / Flowers and Décor by One Rochester / Wedding Cake by One Rochester / Cotton Candy by Fringe House / Wedding Favours by Skeleton Keys from Etsy / Photobooth by 4Matted Photography / Emceeing by Elizabeth Loh / Entertainment by One Rochester’s In-House DJ, Kenneth Siew

Pink, Black and White Wedding Reception At Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We rarely divide our coverage of a single wedding into two posts but this wedding reception was so gorgeous it deserved a post all by itself. Wishing Tree brought an astounding, romantic feel to the ballroom by filling it with candles and flowers. We like how the décor still had some sort of continuity from the church ceremony, yet had its own elegant and glamorous look. Thanks to The Photoz for giving us a glimpse of this wonderful dinner reception.

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Deborah: “The Grand Hyatt was our choice for the dinner reception as we absolutely loved the ballrooms and the hotel’s stylish and elegant interior.”

Tips from the bride: “Stick to the classics and keep to your theme. Don’t clutter your wedding venues or colour palettes. You will find that keeping things simple will really pay off in the end. Pay attention to the details in your theme – I promise they won’t go unnoticed!”

Photo by The Photoz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DEBORAH & PETTER {Malaysia}

Photography by The Photoz / Videography by Danny / Venue Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 250 / Wedding Planning by Patricia of MY Wedding Planner / Bride’s Shoes by BCBG / Hair and Makeup by Eric Tan / Flowers and Décor by Wishing Tree / Wedding Favours by Asiatique Collections / Wedding Invitations and Stationery by Paper Tiger Press / Entertainment by SweetNotes Jazz Band