Contemporary

A DIY Travel Themed Wedding And A Touching Groom’s Speech

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We have to admit that just the beginning of this video was enough to move us to tears. Tjin is possibly the sweetest guy on Earth, even to be able to pen these words.

“I would like to thank my beautiful wife – look how far we have come. I’ve counted 1,196 days of talking everyday long distance. We have not missed a single day. We have flown 30 separate flights to see each other, a whopping 180,000 km travelled, which brought with it 15 excited hellos and 15 heart-aching goodbyes.”

Looking at Dawn, it’s easy to see why a man would go the distance (literally!) to keep her – she is so gentle and lovely. Their three-year long distance relationship and many trips together explain their travel themed wedding. Just watching the video and reading about their love story, as shared with us by Grace of Stories, make us feel as if we already know them. We’re so happy for Dawn and Tjin; may the two of you continue to be a blessing together as you fill the pages of your story and travel journal.

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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A Celebration At Ciao

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

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The groom summed it up perfectly: Couples should really stop treating their wedding reception as a dinner, but rather as a party! Keep it an intimate affair by only inviting those who are closest to you and make sure everyone has a blast. Also, to every groom out there, take it from Sen: Officially propose to your wife so you will be spared the complaints down the road.

Sen: “A few items were really memorable that evening. I never had the chance to propose to my wife, so I did that during the ROM, which took place before the dinner reception and was witnessed by all my family members and best friends.

“I had a dance performance on the day but I am not really a good dancer. Luckily I have a bunch of best friends who were willing to sacrifice their time every weekend to practise with me and make it happen. Huge thanks especially to our friend, SawHoon, who choreographed our dance and trained us for weeks prior to our wedding. We did a flash mob kind of thing after the main course was served. We love the dance and music, which was a mash-up of ‘Marry Me’ and ‘Party Rock Anthem’. Another big surprise was from my niece and nephews who also performed a dance for us that was choreographed by my nephew.

Photo by Gallerie CK. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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A Yellow And Black Movie Premiere-Themed Wedding

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s indeed our honour to be able to share Hannah and Bryan’s wedding ceremony photos here. Their church ceremony was a movie premiere-themed event in the church auditorium, with a big LED screen, a stage and tiered seating. We love the creative burst of yellow and black details, which made this wedding truly an extension of this very happy couple. And even though everything looked so fun, the exchanging of vows was actually very emotional. Thanks, Cornelius, for these beautiful photos. For more details and to see pictures from Hannah and Bryan’s Kelabit wedding ceremony, do visit Hannah’s website as well.

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Hannah: “The best part was having the entire family together and being able to spend some quality time with everyone since most of them live outside of KL. The actual wedding was a bonus.

“My god-brother Joey and his wife Regine helped us with all the design work, including the invites, which were designed as a three-piece bookmark according to the theme of an independent film poster. We managed to DIY quite a number of things, like the invites, kids’ activity kits, food toppers, Ang Pao collection boxes, the confetti bar, etc. with the help of our family. Quite a tedious yet fun process!

Photo courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hannah Tan

Photo courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hannah Tan

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hannah Tan

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “If you’re thinking of wearing a poufy dress like mine, be prepared to hold your bladder for the entire duration of your ceremony/event!

“On a more serious note, while good wedding planners make pretty valuable lifesavers, not everyone can afford to leave it entirely to the professionals, and unless you’re opting for an unconventional celebration, you should be able to survive on a detailed checklist and budget plan. I’m happy to share my checklist and budget template; just pop me an email and I’ll reply with the files.

“Marriage is a gift from God. However, it’s usually during the wedding planning stage that both bride and groom get to know one another better through a series of disagreements, differences in opinion, etc. Remember to stay united as a couple and do what makes you happy. Ultimately, it’s your wedding, not your friends’ or in-laws’. Value and respect their opinions but don’t let them be the cause of your unhappiness because it may become poisonous resentment in the future. I know it’s tough but try to count your blessings and enjoy the process while it lasts. It’ll be over before you know it!”

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Cornelius Lim. Courtesy of Hannah Tan. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Highlight of their wedding ceremony.

HANNAH & BRYAN {Malaysia}

Photography by Cornelius Lim (unless stated otherwise) / Wedding Planning by Making The Difference Sdn Bhd, Jamie Liew, Gloria Tan and Victoria Joy Tan / Ceremony Venue City Harvest Kuala Lumpur / Hair and Makeup Joey Lau / Flowers and Decor by Datin Kessy Theseira / Wedding Invitations and Stationery by Joey and Regine

Contemporary Church Wedding Ceremony

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

If you read the 2014 wedding trends story in our latest issue, you’d know that pink is making a comeback, while black, previously a taboo colour for weddings, is also on the rise. This wedding is a perfect example of the two colours combined. Maybe it’s coincidence but we love how the black and white stripes on the ribbon go so well with the cathedral. Draw inspiration from your venue and your décor will fall effortlessly into place. Kudos to the absolutely great team behind this wedding – wedding planner Patricia with The Photoz and Wishing Tree. Check out the dinner reception here.

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

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: “We chose the simple and classic palette of black and white as our theme then incorporated shades of powder pink and light green into everything. We found black and white to be a delight to work with. We used black and white stripes and polka dot ribbons in our bouquets and corsages, which made a wonderful statement against the beautiful church architecture. It was so easy to keep things classy and also very ceremonious! The venue for our ceremony was an obvious choice: the beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral – where my parents were married and where we share so many memories.”

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

Wedding at St Mary's Cathedral 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

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

DEBORAH & PETTER {Malaysia}

Photography by The Photoz / Videography by Danny / Ceremony Venue St Mary’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 250 / Wedding Planning by Patricia of MY Wedding Planner / Bridal Gown by Oscar de la Renta / Bride’s Shoes by BCBG / Hair and Makeup by Eric Tan / Wedding Bands by Facets Fine Jewelry / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Monique Lhuillier / Flowers and Décor by Wishing Tree / Ceremony Catering by Manju Saigal / Wedding Favours by Asiatique Collections / Wedding Invitations and Stationery by Paper Tiger Press / Entertainment by SweetNotes Jazz Band

Bohemian Bash

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

With the unpredictable weather in Singapore, Nosh is a brilliant space – open-air yet sheltered just in case the weather decides to be less kind. Even in such a simple dress, Katrina looked absolutely beautiful. It’s nice to see such a light-hearted ceremony and reception. To illustrate their happy and fun nature, as well as their love for the reality show Survivor, the couple customised shot glasses with the words “I survived Isaac and Katrina’s wedding” for their guests. We’re really glad Samuel Goh shared this beautiful bohemian wedding with us.

Tips from the bride: “Time and the Internet are your best friends. If you take the time and effort to research and source, you can get almost anything and everything online. If the venue allows it, have an after-party there too. People tend to remember the beginning and end of an event, so remember to end the night on a high note!”

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Bohemian Wedding At Nosh. Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

KATRINA & ISAAC {Singapore}

Photography by Samuel Goh Photography / Videography by A Cinematic Story / Ceremony and Reception Venue Nosh Restaurant & Bar / Bride’s Gown by La Mariee Wedding House / Bride’s Shoes by Euniqyou / Flowers by Floral Magic / Wedding Cake by Jacqui Co. / Cupcakes by Cupcakes with Love / Photobooth by Kn0t’ In Pics / Entertainment by Jack and Raj / Harp Music by Jana Ang

{Read more about the wedding in the magazine}

Wedding Reception At Sydney Opera House

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A reception facing the Sydney Opera House would be beautiful, but a reception in it, like this simple one with family and close friends, is amazing. We’re extremely in love with the black and white photos; Tealily Photography has once again delivered a set of heartwarming pictures.

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Lena: “Half of our guests were from overseas so we wanted something that showcased Sydney – and what better place than Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour? There was no definite theme but both of us are food lovers so our focus was on the food. Also, we tried not to have too many formalities and make sure everyone enjoys the day. We chose blue, yellow, silver and white for the wedding. As for the favours, we had blue and yellow macarons that came in quirky flavours like macaroni and cheese and dark chocolate with sea salt.

“One of the most memorable moments would be when I saw Juin at the altar for the first time and the guitarist was playing our song. Having my parents walk me down the aisle was pretty emotional too.”

Juin: “One thing I cannot forget about that day was the time I first saw Lena in her wedding dress at the end of the aisle. She looked amazing.”

Tips from the bride: “Get yourself a wedding planner! My wedding planner did an amazing job allowing me to be that stress-free bride. Also, a good photographer is essential to make sure you get the best images out of your big day.”

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Do check out also this video by C2 Videography.

LENA & JUIN {Australia}

Photography by Trish of Tealily Photography / Videography by C2 Videography / Reception Venue Sydney Opera House Guillaume at Bennelong / Number of Guests 60 / Wedding Styling and Planning by Bells and Whistles Events / Bridal Gown by Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes by Prada / Hair and Makeup by Amy Chan Hair & Makeup Artistry / Jewellery by Georgini / Groom’s Attire by M.J. Bale / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Twobirds Bridesmaid / Groomsmen’s Attire by Gibson / Flowers and Décor by Susan Avery Flowers and Designs / Wedding Cake by Faye Cahill Cake Design / Wedding Favours by Bells & Whistles / Wedding Invitations by The Distillery / Entertainment by Phil Stormer (guitarist)

Modern Chic Wedding

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Gorgeous is an understatement for this bold black and white wedding. The extra shades of purple and gold are just matches made in heaven. In case you have not heard, all these colours top the list of trends for 2014. We never thought combining them all would look so amazing. What we love about this wedding, besides all the glitter and shimmer, is the couple. Although they reside in Austin, Alisha and Taylor decided to get married in San Antonio, where they both grew up. We welled up with emotion just looking at these photos by Taylor Lord Photography, and we’re sure their guests did the same.

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alisha: “Our ceremony was incredible. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to write our own vows. While I was nervous about trying to fit 10 years of emotions and feelings into words, it turned out to be one of the best parts of our wedding. It was so intimate and perfectly summed up our love for each other. We wanted our wedding to be personal to represent us. Taylor’s sister read a poem that Taylor had shared with me one Valentine’s Day.

“Taylor has a studio art degree from the University of Texas and is beyond creative. He was with me every step of the planning process so our wedding turned out to be the perfect blend of our styles, feminine and traditional mixed with some modern and whimsical elements. We wanted to be very involved in the development of our dream wedding so we ended up doing several projects ourselves. We designed and printed most of the reception stationery, and the striped ribbon on the bouquets and reception tablecloths we found and had a family friend help sew for us. We spent a lot of time researching vendors, and the toughest was finding the right photographer. Taylor graduated with a specialty in photography, so this was one area he was very picky about! Taylor Lord was the first photographer we both agreed on, and not only are her photographs gorgeous, but she is the sweetest person and we had so much fun having her be a part of our day!

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“The reception was where our personalities really came out! As guests arrived they had signature margaritas. The head table was covered in a striped fabric and had a purple ombre centerpiece that ran down the entire length of the table. We mixed long rectangular tables with round tables and kept the all-white centerpieces low and the lighting intimate with candles. We had a cake and macaron table that was covered with gold sequinned linen, a focal point in the room. For the father daughter dance my dad surprised me by playing a slideshow of me growing up that he and my mum created. Our wedding was perfect and we were so blessed to be surrounded by all those we love.”

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor Lord Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ALISHA & TAYLOR {US}

Photography by Taylor Lord Photography / Videography by POP Video Houston / Ceremony Venue Grace Lutheran Church, San Antonio / Reception Venue The Westin Riverwalk Hotel / Number of Guests 250 / Wedding Planning by Audrey Eichelberger of Timeless Beginnings / Bride’s Gown by Rivini from Ivory Bridal Houston / Bride’s Shoes by Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup by Maris Malone Calderon / Groom’s Attire by Black by Vera Wang / Groom’s Shoes by Gucci / Groomsmen’s Attire by Black by Vera Wang / Flowers and Décor by DeVinnie’s Paradise / Wedding Cake by Terrace Cakes / Wedding Favours by Walton’s Fancy and Staple / Entertainment by The Pictures

{Read more about the wedding on our magazine}

A Stunning Wedding At Andara Resort & Villas, Phuket

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Imagine having a wedding on a gentle hill rising from the Andaman Sea, along the upscale west coast of Phuket. The ocean views from Andara are stunning, as are the lovely bridesmaids in their pastel yellow dresses on the floating stage adorned with petals and flowers. We are truly impressed by how Aidan managed to give us such a beautiful overview of the whole wedding from all angles. The photos make us want to tie the knot there, or perhaps go there for a little honeymoon.

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.thewedddingnotebook.com

KARRINA & NIGEL {Thailand}

Photography by Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography / Venue Andara Resort & Villas in Kamala, Phuket

Urban Chic Wedding

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We’re impressed by how elegant the gate of Enderun looks, standing tall with the big courtyard and palm trees. It does look like one of those celebrity mansions in LA. Toto Villaruel sent us this beautiful set of wedding photos. The dusty pink flowers and gown are a perfect choice for an urban chic wedding, while the hand painted floral wedding cake looks really gorgeous.

We also like the fact that Starbucks and Krispy Kreme put in a special appearance. Sometimes, it is just nice to include something “common” in your wedding. It adds some sort of identity to your wedding day. It should be all about you anyway.

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Watch the video by Cinemarworks to see more of this wedding.

ERLYN & ARCHIE {Philippines}

Photography by Toto Villaruel Fine Art Photography / Videography by Marvi de Guzman of Cinemaworks / Venue Enderun Colleges / Bridal Gown by Cecilio Abad / Bride’s Shoes by Prada / Hair and Makeup by Elaine Silva / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Boy Kastner Santos / Flowers and Décor by Vatel Manila / Boutonnières by {etc} Handmade Goodness

Love Is…

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Here we go again, talking about how typography can really change your whole wedding day style. Both Tiffany and Mark are designers, and Mark is actually a typographer too.

We’ve lost count of how many designers’ weddings we have featured. Their refusal to conform to the norm always catches our eye when we see one of their weddings. There’s always a strong message and concept that carries through, and it’s such a joy to see them share their creativity with their loved ones.

This couple wed on 09.10.11 in Palm Springs, thus the iconic logotype “Nine.Ten.Eleven.” They rented the entire Movie Colony Hotel in Palm Springs, and used it as a blank canvas for their art. You can see it doesn’t look dated at all because good designs last for some time. The simple, clean typography also definitely helped. Mike Arick Photography did an awesome job of capturing all the details.

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mark: “Nine.Ten.Eleven., as we referred to it, became the general theme for the event. The location choice – Palm Springs, CA – gave us inspiration for our bright yellow colour palette and the wedding title, ‘A Celebration in the Desert’.

“We are both graphic designers so we created a bunch of fun stuff to go along with the ceremony and reception. A few of the things we created were waterjet-cut invitations, custom screen-printed placemats, and balloons that were made for our photobooth.”

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike Arick Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

TIFFANY & MARK {US}

Photography by Mike Arick Photography / Ceremony Venue Wellness Park, Palm Springs / Reception Venue Movie Colony Hotel, Palm Springs / Jewellery by 82 Degrees / Food Truck by Border Grill / Desserts by Esquisite Desserts / Art and Stationery by pprwrk studio / Entertainment by Tini Grey

Wedding At The Hangar

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike is a pilot and spends most of his free time at Dixie Wing working to help restore World War II aircrafts, so the couple thought it would be fun to get married at the hangar. We really love the old military vehicles and planes; it feels like a movie set. Also, the couple first formed their friendship based on a love of World War II history so it really was the perfect venue. It was a nice and simple wedding photographed by Peach Blossom Photography that captured the best of both their personalities.

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stephanie: “My wedding gown was by Badgley Mischka – ivory silk that faded to the lightest shade of blue at the bottom. I wore navy satin Gucci heels as my something blue.

“It was supposed to be small but it gradually grew bigger. I have a big family, enough said. We chose to get married on the grass beside the hangar. I hired a cellist to play the ceremony music. It was a very simple, traditional Christian ceremony. It was hot so we kept it short.

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“My mother made all of the flowers, right down to the table arrangements. The men of the Dixie Wing set up all the tables and chairs in the hangar, and did a wonderful job of placing the airplanes on display for our guests.

“We had local Atlanta band MudCat play the event. They were awesome. They are a Northside Tavern legend, and Mike and I have gone on many a date to see them play. Also, the hangar was great about letting everyone explore the airplanes and drive around in the old military vehicles. It was a really great easy-going afternoon.”

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

STEPHANIE & MIKE {US}

Photography by Julie Anne / Venue Dixie Wing Hangar / Bridal Gown by Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Shoes by Gucci / Wedding Cake by Publix at The Peach / Catering by Jacarr’s Catering / Entertainment MudCat

Music And Words

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Arvinna Lee and Hayashida Ken were classmates in Temasek Polytechnic School of Design. They sat next to each other on the first day of school and have been best friends ever since. But nothing happened until about two years ago, when Ken asked her out and Arvinna began to see him in a new light.

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Arvinna: “Our theme was very simple and minimalist. Small and cosy, so we could have more time with our friends. We didn’t even bother with the gatecrashing ceremony. The subtle theme behind it was ‘Music and Words’.

“Ken is a music person, being in a band, and he arranged for his singer to perform for me. Of course, he also coordinated the music for the entire night. While I was preparing the speech, I also included quotes from the authors and musicians that were featured in the card I designed. When the invitation cards were printed and we saw our names together, it really hit us that we were going to be wed. It was quite surreal for me.

“Ken wanted to buy the Cartier Trinity wedding band for me, but they didn’t have stock in my size in Singapore. At the time, our wedding was in two months, and Cartier Singapore needed about half a year to bring it in. Our friend was in Berlin at the time, and he went to Cartier Berlin to see if they had any stock. It so happened that they did, and he brought it back to Singapore for us. I remember thinking this little trinket travelled halfway around the world to help Ken seal the deal.”

A wedding at Grand Hyatt, Singapore. Chris Ling International Photographers

A wedding at Grand Hyatt, Singapore. Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

ARVINNA & KEN {Singapore}

Photography and Videography by Chris Ling International Photographers / Venue Grand Hyatt, Singapore / Number of Guests 170 / Bridal Gown by BCBGMaxAzria, Amanda Lee Weddings and LeGrand Weddings / Bride’s Shoes by Ralph Lauren / Hair and Makeup by Kenneth Lee / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Flowers and Décor by By The Branch