Love Stories

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A DIY Ethereal Luxe Tropical Wedding at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang

Munkeat Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We love the warmth and thought poured into this beautiful wedding at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang. To celebrate the beginning of the rest of their lives together, they chose the theme of “ethereal luxe tropical”, a soothing and gorgeous colour palette with intimate details that highlighted the people and parts of their lives that they cared about. We were deeply moved by the way they left a note on a chair for a parent who was not there. What a beautiful gesture to honour the love of a father. Thanks for these brilliant captures, MunKeat Studio

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Munkeat Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Munkeat Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by MJK Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Classic Gold and Forest Green Wedding at Tropique Café and Restaurant Johor Bahru

Photo by MJK Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

As you prepare to begin life together as man and wife, let your wedding be filled with the things you love. This couple did that by keeping their wedding reception at Tropique Café and Restaurant Johor Bahru elegant and decidedly cosy. It was one where guests could mingle easily, and that which the bride could infuse her hobby into. Thanks, MJK Photography, for sending over this set.

Photo by MJK Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by MJK Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by MJK Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Contemporary Engagement Album Shot at the St Regis Langkawi

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

With the evening sun casting a soft glow on their romantic silhouettes, this couple’s precious moments were captured in an engagement album that will surely be enjoyed time after time. Their photographer snapping away, they strolled leisurely through the beautiful gardens, the exquisite St. Regis Langkawi as their backdrop. Thanks, Dennis Yap Photography*, for these wonderful memories!

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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

Engagement Shoot By the Ocean in Canggu, Indonesia

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

Often what makes an engagement photo album extra special is the friendship that the couple shares with their photographer. This makes the shoot even more meaningful, as seen here in these images. Here at this chic beach villa in Canggu, Indonesia, this couple let their hair down for a fun and romantic evening while their photographer snapped away. See their delight in each other as they twirled around, waded ankle deep through the waves, and admired the beautiful horizon before them. To top it off, an amazing sunset at Seseh Beach gave them the perfect golden hour. As Fire, Wood & Earth shared: “The great vibes and perfect chemistry here made this session special.” Well done!

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

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

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Photo by Bitesize Visuals. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Lavender Grey Bohemian DIY Wedding at Tanarimba Janda Baik

Photo by Bitesize Visuals. www.theweddingnotebook.com

As they pledge their lives to each other as man and wife, their union solemnised before God and loved ones, this couple’s hard work in putting their DIY wedding together is a beautiful and telling story of how they approach their marriage.

Their priority was the venue as both of them love the outdoors and wanted a place that had both indoor and outdoor options. They chose to go bohemian for the occasion, the casual vibes complementing the serene surroundings of Janda Baik. The uplifting colour palette of green, lavender grey, and copper gave the already splendid venue a touch of their personality. Thank you, Bitesize Visuals, for the great captures!

Photo by Bitesize Visuals. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Casual Yet Stylistic Engagement Shoot in Kuala Lumpur

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When it comes to your pre-wedding portraits, it really can be any style you want them to be, even if it is simply strolling the streets with your beloved. At ease with being in front of the camera, this lovely couple wanted a stylistic set of captures to mark their upcoming wedding, with the city of Kuala Lumpur as their backdrop.

“They love shopping and being in the city, so our team got their angles with views of the streets, and in the most realistic way possible,” said Sam Leong of Fixer Photography. “We love how the simple concept worked so well.” Great job on these inspiring photos, Sam!

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivory and Blush Ocean View Wedding at Sergeant Mess Sydney

Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Here at The Wedding Notebook, we have always marvelled at brides who manage their own weddings, especially when there are multiple events for different groups of family and friends, both locally and overseas. Like many couples with several wedding reception obligations to fulfill, Bronwyn and Jason had three celebrations, all of which were efficiently organised and executed in line with their priorities.

For their third and final reception, the couple’s vision was to have an intimate and relaxing evening with family and friends at Sergeant Mess Sydney, a splendid function venue with terrific views of the ocean. The bride got on to Instagram and pored over various DIY projects for inspiration. She soon found a fantastic florist who was able to bring her ideas to life with floral elements that were minimalist and classic. To complement the bridesmaids’ ethereal blush gowns, each wore ivory and blush hued corsages. Taller bouquets of ivory and lavender stood in white porcelain jars, all of which made for beautiful photos without adding too much to the venue. The bride recalled, “I didn’t need very many decorations, as the venue itself was amazing.” Thanks, Daren Chong Photography, for sharing with us this beautiful set.

Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daren Chong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Indie Portraits With A Playful Twist at The Great Madras Hotel Singapore

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Hands down the best indie game face we’ve seen in a pre-wedding album, this was a breath of fresh air indeed, and we’ll tell you why. Shot at the unconventional The Great Madras Hotel Singapore, the photos certainly reflected the couple’s desire to create something indie and playful, in a flavour that was truly their own. They were not afraid to challenge the norm, with their funky outfits and zero public displays of affection. Instead, they went for a somewhat “disconnected” feel, aiming for “nothing touchy, yet being emotionally connected”. “That,” said Bloc Memoire Photography, “was honesty to the core.”

Creative wedding photography gifs. Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Creative wedding photography gifs. Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Trees on the Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Spunky and Preppy Bridal Portraits Taken in Port Klang and Puncak Alam

Photo by Trees on the Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This colourful set of bridal portraits had us smiling at the couple’s delight in each other. They wanted something casual, fun and adventurous – and the bride had made it clear that the groom was not to see her in her gown until their wedding day.

Being open to suggestions, they heeded their photographer’s advice to shoot at Port Klang, around an abandoned factory and what they thought was an abandoned railway! Their experimentation with a “smoke bomb” drew plumes of red and teal, not to mention laugher, and best of all, everything was captured in an album that will give them great memories for the coming seasons of their lives together as man and wife. Thanks for these fun shots, Trees On The Moon!

Photo by Trees on the Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Trees on the Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Spectacular Sunset Wedding Portraits at Boranup in Perth

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We see a world of adventure and joy ahead for this couple, who shot their spectacular wedding portrait album at Boranup in the south of Perth. Opting for a casual photoshoot, the couple (and their photographer) spent an enjoyable and idyllic day journeying through the lush and tranquil Boranup woodlands and quaint town of Fremantle. Nature’s forest hues and golden sunsets certainly made for a wonderful tapestry that ensured a memorable day out. Kudos to Iluminen for these fantastic photos!

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Just Strolling Through Shanghai With an Adorable Alpaca

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Living and working in a hip city like Shanghai with your fiancé is a special experience. You have a bank of memories from building this chapter of your lives together, away from all that is familiar, and you want to remember how you’ve made this place home. Shanghai, with its iconic streets, memorable frames of skyscrapers, and eclectic mix of Chinese-European residences, all make for a meaningful engagement album that encapsulates this Malaysian couple’s life in this season.

We love their carefree spirit in these images, and check out that adorable alpaca curiously eyeing its surroundings. It’s an unusual addition to an engagement album but it’s so docile, you can’t help but be charmed by it. To capture a sense of the local fashion, the couple wear Fei Yue, a well-known sneaker brand produced in that very city. Thank you for sharing these brilliant shots, Andrew Yep Photographie!

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We got in the night before and discussed our shoot options. We decided on some of their favourite locations and other interesting ones in Shanghai,” says Andrew Yep Photographie, adding that many of the shots were spontaneous. “The alpaca was a joy to work with after we got over our initial apprehension. It drew plenty of attention and there were times when a crowd had gathered and we had to ask them for space to shoot. But the alpaca never once misbehaved.”

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MICHELLE & ANDREW {China}

Photography by Andrew Yep Photographie / Hair and Makeup by Chen Jen Ying / Location Shanghai

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Dreamy Bohemian Garden Wedding at Alila Villas Uluwatu

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

So much of this wedding was infused with the newlyweds’ own style and quirky personality. Against a colour palette of whites and nudes, other elements such as the golden plates, decorative branches and geometric vases added a dramatic flair. We love the bride’s beautiful lace bridal grown, paired with a bold vampy lip, and the groom’s unusual beige double-breasted suit!

Complementing the couple were the bridal party’s coordinating outfits – blouse and skirt combos for the pretty bridesmaids and dark suits for the dapper groomsmen. Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali is known for its serene location overlooking the ocean, and indeed it is a picture perfect place to tie the knot. Thanks to DiktatPhotography for capturing this special day.

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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