Destination Weddings

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Bride Shares 5 Wedding Tips Everyone Should Know

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We’ve read many tips from brides over the years, but this stands out as one of the most thoughtful and well reasoned – it’s definitely worth your time to read it. Throughout her wedding planning, she was able to give and take in all aspects, from in laws and guests to vendors. It’s easy to see how she managed to pull everything off for a really enjoyable wedding. She looked gorgeous in both her dresses, but more importantly, we feel she’s got an even more beautiful heart! Thanks for sharing this lovely couple’s story with us, Axioo.

Tips from the bride:

1. Browse and browse. Always use Pinterest. I didn’t share it with a lot of people, as I wanted our guests to be surprised.
2. If your in-laws/parents want to be involved, let them. Don’t argue with them; it’s not worth it. A good wedding organiser will be able to incorporate their ideas with yours so that both sides get some of what they want. The key is to discuss everything openly, especially with your future spouse.
3. Be humble with all your friends and vendors. I know we pay the vendors to do their job, but it doesn’t mean that you can do whatever you wish impolitely. I wanted everyone, including the vendors, to enjoy my wedding so I tried to be nice to them all and put myself in their shoes. It’s a give and take relationship.
4. Don’t be a bridezilla. Choose the right wedding planner, and they will be really helpful and give you less stress.
5. Be happy and enjoy everything.

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Chintania: “While we were doing our pre-wedding photoshoot in Nusa Lembongan (30 mins from Bali), a huge wave hit us and swept us against the coral. It was crazy; I cut my knee and got six stitches. I couldn’t walk properly or wear anything but slippers for two weeks. I was grateful that I didn’t injure my face or hands at all.

“Other than the drama of our photoshoot, I was a very relaxed bride, although very particular with flowers, the dress, and little things like the invitations, stationery and décor. I loved my Holy Matrimony; it was intimate and had beautiful décor. I started to tear when I heard the band practicing, and cried throughout the ceremony. They were happy tears. I felt that finally, Randy and I could stand at the altar and say our lifetime vows in front of everyone.

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“We had our reception only on the following day. Our entrance was pretty unusual – we danced all the way to the main stage to the song ‘Love Never Felt So Good’. After that, we did our appreciation speech and toast, and started the dinner with beautiful songs performed by Andrew Lee Entertainment as well as our close friends – Alfred, Ivan and Wilgo. Then I did the father daughter dance, followed by our first dance and a flash mob item. The flash mob was amazing; everyone was surprised!

“We wanted it to be fun yet elegant. So we had a proper seated dinner but with a fun programme. For the venue, Randy wanted it outdoors but I wanted it indoor to avoid [having to deal with] wind, sun or rain. We both got what we wanted: St Regis Bali for our Holy Matrimony, and The Mulia Bali for the reception.

Bridal Gown by Tex Saverio. Photo by Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Misty Rainforest Wedding At Puri Wulandari, Ubud

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It rained during this wedding but Terralogical did a perfect job – everything looked beautiful, just as the bride described it. In fact, the white umbrellas and the view overlooking those misty mountains made the wedding seem almost magical. Ricarda, the bride, revealed their three day wedding programme to us and showed us how they got so much quality time in at a destination wedding.

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A DIY Boho Rustic Vintage Bohemian Wedding In Bali

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Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

With Asian weddings traditionally being big, grand affairs, we were amazed that this couple managed to keep it to just 25 people for their Bali nuptials. Vicente is from Kuching
and Elizabeth from Singapore, where they both currently reside. On a more personal note, we’re so glad to see that weddings are looking more and more enjoyable these days!

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White On White Wedding At Alila Villas Uluwatu

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Effortlessly elegant is how we would describe this wedding. We don’t know if we can find a better example of a white on white wedding done right. The secret lies in the use of texturing and different materials. Read more about it in the October issue of our magazine.

“We knew exactly what we wanted: a wedding stripped to its very core, the union of two souls and a celebration of love, no glitz and glam,” revealed the bride, Febe. Instead of a wedding attended by a thousand people, the couple chose to keep it small and pampered their nearest and dearest with great gifts and memories to take home. Thank you, Axioo, for sharing this with our readers.

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Tips from the bride: “I think nothing can make the wedding planning process simpler or easier to go through, especially when you’re a detail-freak like I am. The preparation was a very difficult and stressful period. Surround yourself with your loved ones, stick with them, and you’ll feel much better.”

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FEBE & FRANCIS {Indonesia}

Photography and Videography by Axioo / Venue Alila Villas Uluwatu / Number of Guests 50 / Wedding Planning by Bali Wedding Solutions / Bridal Gown by Fifi Firianty / Bride’s Shoes by Venilla Suite / Hair and Makeup by Lona / Jewellery by Family Heirloom / Groom’s Attire by Wong Hang / Wedding Bands by 3-G Gold, Honking / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Priska Henata Couture / Flowers and Décor by Rose Barrel Décor / Wedding Cake by Alila Villas Uluwatu / Wedding Favours by Silver Box Concept, Surabaya / Art and Stationery by Cottonville / Entertainment by La Puja

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A Rustic Chic Wedding At Khayangan Estate, Uluwatu

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Photo by Maxtu Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Keep your destination wedding simple – get a local planner to help you with the groundwork so you can have a fuss-free, enjoyable wedding with your loved ones. It’s no surprise that Khayangan Estate is one of the most popular destination wedding venues in Uluwatu, Bali. Comprising five villas with different themes for guests to choose from, brides are spoilt for choice. Thank you, Maxtu Photography, for sending us this lovely set.

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Two Sides Of Bali In One Wedding

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The thing about having an outdoor wedding is you can never really predict what will happen. Sometimes things can get complicated, especially if it’s also a destination wedding that all your guests are flying in for. But here’s the truth: your wedding can still be very fun and memorable if you don’t allow circumstances to affect you. We’ve seen many couples thrive in spite of wedding hiccups, so here’s another story to inspire you!

Xerxes: “We were actually affected by the ash cloud in Bali, so two days before our wedding all flights were cancelled! In the end we had 18 cancellations and I wasn’t sure that my father would make it until the day of my wedding. It was a very stressful time for us but we remained positive and hopeful, and enjoyed as much of the lead up as we could. In the end people went to some extreme lengths to be at our wedding, and that made our day so much more special for us.

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“The wedding was nothing short of a magical fairytale. Our theme was glamorous elegance, and we had two exclusive venues. From the floor to ceiling glass, floating Eternity Chapel at The Mulia Bali to the manicured trees/pools/fountains and decadent surrounds where we took our bridal party photos, everything was perfect. The moment I saw the reception at Semara, I was utterly speechless. The Villa had been transformed into a magical midsummer night’s dream. I was so in love with every detail. And we loved the work of Govinda from Terralogical. We asked that our pictures be editorial style and glamorous, and he captured our vision exceptionally.

“We looked at soooo many venues in Bali! We feel like Bali is our second home so we always knew we would like different venues to give our guests two feels of Bali. We fell in love with the Eternity Chapel at the Mulia. It was so grand and elegant – it felt like we were floating on water as we said our vows. Semara took our breath away with its stunning views and we had to have our reception there!

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Photo by Stories by Integricity. Gown by Vera Wang. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Simple Beach Wedding At Four Seasons Koh Samui

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Photo by Stories by Integricity. Bridal Shoes by Sergio Rossi. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The key to planning a destination wedding is to hire a wedding planner whom you trust and leave everything to them. Also, make sure you have a good wedding photographer so that the beautiful venue and special moments are all captured. In this instance, both Hanngevent and Stories by Integricity did an awesome job. We can almost feel the stress this couple went through to put this together, but look how beautiful everything turned out to be.

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A Tropical Dream Wedding In Phuket

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Adorable flowergirls. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding, check. Garden wedding, check. Beach wedding, check. Now is that a good start or what? Look at the bridesmaids in hot pink and flowergirls in bright colours with bindis on their foreheads. To top it all off, the venue was filled with orchids.

As the photographer told us, if you want to get married in Phuket and have a beautiful beach wedding, then Katathani it is. Boasting 850 metres of unspoilt paradise, embraced by lush green hills and the sparkling blue ocean, this place is a tropical dream.

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Katathani Beach Wedding, Phuket. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Hot pink bridesmaids' dresses. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

VIBHA & CHRIS {Thailand}

Photography by Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography / Venue Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

A DIY Destination Beach Wedding At Koh Lipe

www.theweddingnotebook. Darren Jee Photography. Destination beach wedding at Castaway Resort Koh Lipe, Thailand

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Not even rain could stop this bunch from having fun. Friends and family members who were game enough to fly all the way to Koh Lipe for the wedding certainly were not going to let raindrops stop them from partying.

This wedding is testament to the fact that one’s wedding day is not about being perfect, but about celebrating the love of two special people coming together as one. Look at all the DIY details – flowers, décor, stationery, favours, etc. – they were all a labour of love by the newlyweds’ loved ones. And check out the great use of typography in all their collaterals. We are happy to see such a joyful, stress-free bride.

www.theweddingnotebook. Darren Jee Photography. Destination beach wedding invitations

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Geraldine: “The most meaningful part is spending good quality time with my closest friends and family. How amazing that everyone helped out during the wedding to set up the place. Don’t try to do everything on your own. Get friends and family to help out, and you’ll be amazed at how it brings people closer. Not everything will work out as planned on your wedding day. It rained on mine, but it was not the end of it. We had so much fun.”

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GERALDINE & RAYMOND {Thailand}

Photography by Darren Jee Photography / Venue Castaway Beach Resort, Koh Lipe / Number of Guests 45 / Bridal Gown by Syomir Izwa / Hair and Makeup by Syomir Izwa / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Wedding Cake and Desserts by butter.fly

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An Intimate Affair

Many talk about having an intimate wedding, but few get to experience a celebration like Irina and Erzhan’s. The newlyweds, who are from Kazakhstan, had only both sets of parents there to witness their special day – which, ultimately, is truly what matters.

Photographer Anna-Rina remembers the moment she first received an email from Irina. “Is this some kind of joke?” she thought. It’s not every day that a Malaysian photographer based in Kuala Lumpur gets the opportunity to photograph a wedding celebration with just four guests. “I don’t understand Kazakh,” she said. “But I could feel the romance in the air. Seriously!”

A year before their big day, Erzhan had surprised Irina with a holiday to India where he proposed in front of the Taj Mahal – the majestic monument that was built as a sign of eternal love.

Anna Rina Photography Malaysia

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Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Langkawi wedding. Anna Rina photography

Berjaya Langkawi Resort wedding. Anna Rina photography

Malaysia beach wedding. Anna Rina photography

Anna Rina photography

Beach wedding in Malaysia. Anna Rina photography

Malaysia photographer Anna Rina

Photographer Anna Rina

IRINA & ERZHAN {Malaysia}

Photography by Anna-Rina / Venue Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Malaysia / Number of Guests 4 / Bridal Gown by Fashion House Papilio / Bride’s Shoes by Melissa / Groom’s Attire by Ramsey / Cake and Décor by Berjaya Langkawi Resort