Destination Weddings

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A Modern Rustic Beach Wedding at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa

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Keeping the colours neutral and textures minimal was the initial plan for this couple as they didn’t want anything outrageous – and they were pleasantly surprised when everything came together so well. From the nautical navy colours and taupe rope textures to the gilded accents and lush green tablescape, everything was finished with a touch of elegance. We especially love the wedding logo on the small boat, which was subtle yet special. Thanks to Mayad Studios for capturing these beautiful wedding photos.

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A Stylish Hamptons-Inspired Outdoor Wedding in Phuket

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An intimate soiree filled with cocktails, summer breezes and partying late into the night are all reminiscent of a luxe Hamptons party in the summer. Aside from the all-white glamour of this wedding, we love the unexpected details that made it really stand out, from the bridal bouquet of cascading white orchids to the groom’s light linen suit and the mother of the bride’s sleek and gorgeous jumpsuit. The white floral décor added to the beauty of the day, starting with the breathtaking floral arch and continuing with the reception table centerpieces. Many thanks to Nigel Lim Photography for capturing these stunning shots.

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Paresa Phuket destination wedding. Photo by Nigel Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Jacqueline: “Our best friend created a video for us which we played at our reception. It was a culmination of the past 12 years we’d been together, and the best times we’ve had with our friends who were with us in that room and who’d travelled from all corners of the world to celebrate our wedding. It really was such a special video, made even more special by us being with the people who were in it. By the end of the night, everybody was on the dance floor! For both myself and Sharif, it was a time to finally let loose and party with our friends and family, and celebrate the tears, stress and joy over the past months of planning our wedding, which ultimately led to the most incredible and beautiful day we’d both dreamed of!

“We both have a love for summer, cocktails and poolside soirées, so we loved the idea of having a ‘Hamptons’ style wedding theme. Everybody was dressed to the nines! We wanted a relaxed chic feeling for our wedding – men in shorts with different coloured linen jackets and ladies in bright summer dresses.

“For the reception, we wanted to bring our ‘Hamptons’ theme to life, so instead of table numbers, we had individual table names such as South Hampton, Montauk, Long Island, etc., which are different areas in the Hamptons. To act as place cards, we used navy and tan coloured luggage tags with each guest’s name, and that was also their wedding favour. To top it off, we had a signature ‘Hamptons’ cocktail which brought that summer feeling and was definitely a hit with our guests.”

Paresa Phuket destination wedding. Photo by Nigel Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Tips from the bride: “Think about the type of weather you’ll be getting married in. I knew it was going to be humid and extremely hot in Phuket so I searched for a light silk and backless wedding dress, which really helped me with the humidity on the day!

“Have your Maid of Honour carry a ‘survival kit’ during the ceremony and reception – it’s a lifesaver. Mine had everything from tissues, lip balm and lipstick to safety pins and band aids.

“Pictures, pictures, pictures! Print and save as many pictures as you can when it comes to the type of hair and makeup you’d like for your wedding. It’s always the best guide for your hair and makeup artist and you can play around with each style. Just remember that what you see in pictures doesn’t always work on your hair and face, so it’s always best to have a trial beforehand.”

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JACQUELINE & SHARIF {Thailand}

Photography by Nigel Lim Photography / Videography by Adrian Yap / Venue Paresa Resort, Phuket, Thailand / Number of Guests 70 / Bridal Gown by Delphine Manivet from The Mews, London / Bride’s Shoes by Burberry / Hair and Makeup by Lisa Allen (Phuket) / Groom’s Attire by Bespoke by Lee Baron / Wedding Bands by Dream Diamonds and Cartier / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Zimmermann / Groomsmen’s Attire by Bespoke by Lee Baron / Wedding Favours by Etsy / Art and Stationery by Etsy

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A Cosy And Romantic Beach Wedding At Villa Bayu Gita, Bali

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What really stood out in this wedding were the subtle decorative elements that brought everything together – from the bride’s beautiful ruffles on her wedding dress to the gilded textures on the furniture and décor.

Keeping the colour palette clean with white, gold and blush, the bride let the breathtaking beach views and romantic sunset set the perfect backdrop to their nuptials. The hanging lights for their outdoor reception also added a touch of magic after dusk. Many thanks to DiktatPhotography for capturing this gorgeous set of photos!

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Michelle: “We decided to write our own wedding vows to each other, so when my husband recited his vows to me, I could not stop crying! He kept his vows personal and close to the heart; I could not have felt more immeasurably loved and blessed to have found someone like him.”

Jong Sheng: “Watching Michelle walk out from the villa on her dad’s arm with the biggest smile I have ever seen and looking absolutely stunning was such a special moment. It was an amazing feeling seeing the woman of my dreams walk towards me, knowing that in about 15 minutes, we will be making our vows to grow old together.”

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Blush Pink And Gold At Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

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You can’t go wrong with glittery elegance set against the soft hues of nude and blush pink. Add to that clear blue skies, soft white sand and an ocean breeze, and you’ve got the perfect intimate beach wedding. From the sweet floral wedding altar to the pink and white parasol props, this couple tied the knot in a wonderfully classic wedding celebration, surrounded by family and friends. Many thanks to WeFreeze Photography for this stunning set of photographs.

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A Rustic Glam Outdoor Wedding At The Edge, Bali

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There’s plenty to love about this wedding. It is elaborate but in a very soothing and dreamy way, perhaps because of the colours, and we absolutely love it. It gives the wedding much warmth. We love how the family all dressed in black to create contrast. And we adore the idea of bridesmaids ditching the dresses; they look equally feminine in their jumpsuits. Thank you, Axioo, for sharing this with our readers.

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A Contemporary White And Lilac Wedding At Semara Luxury Villa Resort

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Sometimes in life we need to take a leap of faith and just believe. This bride saw pictures and booked the venue, Semara Uluwatu, which many might say was an irrational thing for her to do. But she didn’t regret it and it turned out absolutely jaw dropping. Trust your gut feeling when choosing all your vendors, otherwise there will be no end to your search. Another beautiful set by Terralogical.

Destination wedding in Semara Luxury Villa Resort Bali. Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Yess: “Our officiant James Sietstra’s personal anecdotes of me and Paco made the occasion more meaningful and not just ceremonious. He’s Paco’s best friend from college who knows the both of us very well. We kept our vows very real, personal and funny, and we think that the guests appreciated this because they were able to relate to some of the things that we shared. When Paco recited ‘How Do I Love Thee’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, I knew that the poem would have a special place in my heart forever:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

“Coming from the Philippines and belonging specifically to the Filipino Chinese community, weddings with 500 guests are considered standard. When we started wedding planning, we knew that we wanted a much more intimate affair and so decided to have it abroad. Bali was an easy choice because we fell in love with the charming island when we visited a few years back. We wanted an outdoor wedding to take advantage of Bali’s beautiful weather in September, and we took it to the next level by having it cliff-side. On our wedding coordinator’s recommendation, we saw photos of Semara Uluwatu’s sweeping views online and immediately booked the place before even seeing it in person. When we finally saw the place, my jaw dropped as I took in the unbelievable landscape – it was truly paradise right before my eyes.

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A Simple Backyard Wedding In Bali

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It is rare, very rare to have a bride tell us, “I didn’t want to make my wedding ‘something special’.” But when she began to explain, we understood why. Kimiyo didn’t want a wedding that just wow-ed and impressed people, she wanted a moment shared with her loved ones. That’s truly beautiful and we would love to see more weddings like this, because it’s heartbreaking when weddings become little more than just a show. Thanks, Evermotion, for capturing this amazing couple!

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Kimiyo: “I wanted it to feel very natural, as if we were in our home and had the ceremony in our own backyard. I shared my vision with my wedding planner and they understood what I wanted, so I left it up to them to execute it. We loved the reception! Its decorations, atmosphere and the smile on everyone’s faces – it was a heartwarming party.”

“My head accessory was an antique from the 1930’s, and my earrings and bracelet were antiques from the 1960’s. The necklace’s pendant is an Indonesian handmade silver accessory.”

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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.

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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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