Garden

An Invitation To Hawaii

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap got the opportunity to shoot a wedding in Hawaii last year and he’s generously shared the fruits of that trip with us. This isn’t your regular Hawaiian beachfront wedding; instead, it’s a cosy, intimate one. There were so many photos we had a hard time selecting just a bunch. We hope these give you a good overview.

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tiffany: “The best part of our wedding was being surrounded by the people we love, and the intimacy of being able to mingle and enjoy each and every guest. Being able to have our two daughters as a part of the ceremony, and having both sets of parents and grandparents there was lovely.

“I had our mothers and grandmothers help build my bouquet. As I walked down the aisle with my father, I was handed a rose by my mother and grandmother, and Shang-Yi’s mother and grandmother. When I reached the front, Shang-Yi’s father met my father and I to help tie the flowers into place while my father held the bouquet. We wanted to use this little ceremony to symbolise the union between our families. I also wore a diamond necklace made from my grandmother’s diamond ring and his grandmother’s diamond brooch.

“We wanted to have an outdoor wedding without it looking like the usual Hawaiian beachfront wedding, a venue with a lot of intimacy where we weren’t being watched from afar. The colours and flowers we chose were subtler and more natural, that would blend well into an outside setting. We wanted the overall feel of the event to be elegant and classy. I handmade all the invitations and had handwritten notes for each of our guests tucked within the guests’ place cards.

“My bridesmaids wore their own choice of black dresses and it turned out great. It is actually amazing that four out of the five bridesmaids were pregnant!”

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Take everything in stride. When planning becomes overwhelming, take a break and go back to planning a couple days later. On the day of the wedding, sit back, relax and breathe. Whatever happens or does not happen, it is not the end of the world. Remember that you are marrying your partner in life so focus on your love for each other, include your partner in the decision-making, and listen to his needs. It is not worth fighting before, during, and happily ever after the wedding!

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

{Steal Tiffany’s Pinterest board}

TIFFANY & SHANG-YI {US}

Photography by Dennis Yap Photography* / Venue The Bayer Estate of Honolulu, Hawaii / Number of Guests 55 / Wedding Planning by Krystal Jacob / Bridal Gown by David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes by Fendi / Hair and Makeup by Pua Reff-Nahaku / Groom’s Attire by Express / Wedding Bands by Jean Bevernage of Beverly’s Jewelers / Groomsmen’s Attire by Express / Flowers and Décor by Floral Inspirations by Fong Tagawa / Wedding Cake by Diamond Head Market / Desserts by Delish! a la mode. / Catering by Beaches and Backyards Catering / Entertainment by David Swanson

Timeless Elegance

Wedding at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This wedding was held at Penang’s two most sought-after venues – a beautiful white garden ceremony at E&O Hotel followed by a chic dinner reception at the Blue Mansion. We love the bridal party, the bridal car and, of course, the stunning bridal gown. This is another good example of how to keep a traditional essence without missing out on some fun. Lynn didn’t have a Pinterest board because she knew exactly what she wanted. With the help of her planner at Touching Hearts, her wedding was nothing short of awesome. Thanks, Alex and Crazy Monkey Studio, for capturing this precious day and sharing it with us.

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A beautiful wedding at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Lynn: “I wanted an intimate feeling and so stayed away from ballroom weddings. Having it in a big city like KL would have meant the guests would be more scattered and getting everyone together would have been challenging with traffic. The experience would have been more about logistics. My mum is from Penang and Penang has such a charm about it; all the little boutique hotels that have been restored are full of character and are all within walking distance of each other, so Penang was a great fit for what I wanted.

“The Blue Mansion, also known as Cheong Fatt Tze, is a unique location; the colours are incredible and it’s got such a story! I wanted to have our wedding there in its authentic state, even if it was without air conditioning!

“E&O Hotel was also a natural choice because of the location. As the dinner reception was going to be in an Asian environment, I wanted the vows ceremony to be ‘western’ and light. That’s why I did it outdoors on grass with a minimal set-up – just a white tree!”

Tips from the bride: “Hire a wedding planner that you can see yourself working with and a good decorator, then focus on enjoying the wedding.”

Wedding at The Blue Mansion, Penang. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A beautiful wedding at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang . Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LYNN & ARNAUD {Malaysia}

Photography by Alextan Artworks / Videography by Crazy Monkey Studio / Ceremony Venue Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang / Reception Venue The Blue Mansion, Penang / Wedding Planning by Touching Hearts / Bride’s Gown by Alice Temperley / Bride’s Shoes by Manolo Blahnik / Hair and Makeup by Lam Tsoi from Hair Corner HK / Groom’s Attire by Dolce & Gabbana / Wedding Bands by Piaget / Flowers and Décor by Bayu Timor / Invitations and Stationery by Adcreative Hong Kong / Entertainment by Jackie

{Read more about the wedding in the magazine}

Vintage Shabby Chic

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A lovely navy blue and orange vintage garden wedding that exuded warmth and was filled with DIY touches put together by family and friends. Having grown up together for seven years, Pearlyn and Rongzhao’s relationship has seen both the joys and pains of life. Read more about their courtship on their wedding website here and check out these lovely images by AndroidsinBoots.

Pearlyn: “We wanted to keep things economical so we didn’t hire a wedding planner, but we did get help and advice from a wedding coordinator as well as from our friends. The décor contained elements of different aesthetics that we both like, shabby chic and vintage, and it was created with the help of AssembleHappinest and friends. When I saw the venue with all the décor and lights, and the lush greenery, I thought it looked just perfect. The beautiful outdoor wedding solemnisation was followed by a cocktail hour and live music played by our friends while the sun set over the gardens.

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“The wedding invitations were genuine vintage postcards of the Singapore Botanic Gardens in the 19th century. Rongzhao thought it would be cool to use them as our wedding invites since that’s our venue, so we bought them online from the UK. We both like things that have a history and a story behind them, and are nostalgic for Singapore’s past. Our designer friend Hannah helped us put together the wedding invite, retaining the original vintage look. We inserted a map printed on special translucent paper and tied each invite with red and white baker’s twine. Each had names and addresses written with a calligraphic pen and came in a wax sealed envelope.

“My maid-of-honour was in Taiwan and saw a shop that sold chocolate squares in adorable wedding-themed packaging so she brought the favours all the way back. I also gave out Baci chocolates, which are not only delicious but also happened to fit my colour theme! They come with a quote on love inside the foil so they were perfect as wedding favours too.

“Due to our work schedules, we planned the wedding in about 5-6 months. It was an intense and busy time, and I think having pre-marital counseling helped us to put the focus on marriage and our love, rather than on the wedding itself, and we learned how to set our priorities. We are also grateful and thankful for all the help and support that came from our family, friends and wedding vendors that made our wedding beautiful and special.”

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

PEARLYN & RONGZHAO {Singapore}

Photography and Videography by AndroidsinBoots / Venue Burkill Hall, Singapore Botanic Gardens / Bridal Gown by Oleg Cassini for David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes by Pazzion / Hair and Makeup by Mawaki Yamamoto / Groom’s Attire by Topman and Benjamin Barker / Groom’s Shoes by Obermain / Wedding Bands by Lee Hwa Jewellery / Groomsmen’s Attire by Benjamin Barker / Flowers and Décor by Assemble Happinest / Wedding Cake by Emicakes / Wedding Favours by Baci and other chocolates from Taiwan / Car Rental by Kaela Woods

{Read more about the wedding in the magazine}

A DIY White and Green Outdoor Reception At Laguna

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

St Gregory the Great Parish Majayjay is one of the oldest standing churches in the Philippines. The church and its surroundings are so beautiful that little needed to be done for the big day. For the reception, the couple filled the whole place with different white and green flowers.

We believe the key to managing your own DIY wedding is to keep the colour theme simple. White and green are two of our all time favourite outdoor wedding colours as they look effortlessly elegant. Honestly, we’re still in awe that the couple did all this on their own, including the favours for their guests. Thanks, Erwin Leyros Photography, for sharing this beautiful wedding with us.

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dhelcie: “We didn’t have a wedding planner; every detail of the wedding was our idea. We wanted it to be simple and personal. We were hands-on from the planning to the design of our invitations, and even the décor that we used. One of the most memorable moments for us was during the ceremony, when we exchanged vows with each other.”

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DHELCIE & JEROME {Philippines}

Photography by Erwin Leyros Photography / Ceremony Venue St Gregory the Great Parish Majayjay, Laguna / Reception Venue Majayjay Bed and Breakfast / Number of Guests 50 / Bridal Gown by Cecile Camtan / Hair and Makeup by make up by Edgie / Groom’s Attire by Titan Barong from Lumban / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Cecile Camtan / Groomsmen’s Attire by Titan Barong from Lumban / Wedding Cake by Maite Gregorio of Cake Concepts Unlimited / Wedding Stationery by Hya Martinez

A Blissful Wedding At Paresa Resort, Phuket

Wedding at Paresa Resort, Phuket. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Getting married at Paresa Phuket makes you feel like you are on top of the world, as it is perched high on the cliff side with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Andaman Sea. This is the perfect number of guests for a destination wedding. We like their reception on the platform next to the pool, under the open sky. It must have been quite an experience dining there during sunset, and with an unobstructed view of the fireworks at night.

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography

LAUREN & IAN {Thailand}

Photography by Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography / Venue Paresa Resort, Phuket / Number of Guests 15

Vintage Garden Wedding At Saujana

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We understand it is not easy to juggle work and wedding planning, all the more so if you are many miles away from home. Bee Fong and Eu-Wing are both doctors based in the UK, and for them to have a wedding back here in Kuala Lumpur is definitely not an easy task. Thanks to Bee Fong’s sister and their wedding planner, however, the couple got to chill and cherish the moment with their loved ones.

What a lovely garden wedding setup, generously filled with flowers and pretty details. The gorgeous arch beneath the tree, the cute little flowergirls who graced the aisle before the bride walked in… This is like a dream-come-true garden wedding. Dennis Yap, as usual, delivered a set of very genuine photos, and we love the expressions that were captured.

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bee Fong: “We wanted something stress-free and the theme reflected that – a relaxed garden wedding under the tree. The colour theme was soft pastel colours. The theme was followed through for the evening reception as well. My sister helped to coordinate the wedding but she is based in Penang. We left most of the designing to the wedding planner. We were quite chilled since that is the whole point of hiring a wedding planner.

“Initially I wanted a beach wedding but our families combined had over 900+ guests. So I thought a garden wedding would be nice. I had seen a few wedding videos and websites featuring Saujana Hotel. Also, it’s close to my house with an airport nearby and we didn’t like the idea of travelling to the city centre.

“Despite hiring a wedding planner, we managed to contribute our ideas and do what we wanted. On the day, everything went smoothly. We enjoyed ourselves and most importantly it was stress-free.”

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BEE FONG & EU-WING {Malaysia}

Photography by Dennis Yap Photography* / Venue The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 300 / Wedding Planning by The Peak Xperience / Bridal Gown by Steward Parvin / Bride’s Shoes by Vivienne Westwood and Valerie Fan Wedding Gallery / Hair and Makeup by Mimi Make Up by Remy Ngan / Groom’s Attire by A Suit That Fits and Hugo Boss / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by That Special Occasion / Flowers and Décor by Creativelines / Desserts by Cuppacakes by +Wondermilk / Wedding Favours by One Tree / Art and Stationery by One Tree

Intimate Destination Ceremony

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This was truly a dream wedding where family and friends were all at Panchoran Retreat, Ubud, to prepare for the big day. The atmosphere was filled with laughter, smiles and love. The bride, Laura, DIY and custom-made most of the details and décor herself, including her dress, the bridesmaids’ dresses, and even the beautiful hand-made tea towels for the guests to take home. It was a blessed day indeed with perfect weather.

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Laura: “On the morning of our special day we woke to blue skies and the tweeting of birds throughout the valley – our very own ‘Love Wonderland’ was to become a reality. We created an intimate ceremony in a beautiful and special place surrounded by our most loved, and together, exchanged our written vows and made our promises to each other in the arms of the sacred Bodhi tree.

“As a couple, our commitment of love to each other was the most important part of the day, and as the heavens opened and the sun shone down, it couldn’t have been a more magical and perfect moment. That moment we were pronounced husband and wife!

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We turned around and everyone began to throw fresh rose petals as the Marvin Gaye song ‘You’re A Wonderful One’ started to play. It brings tears to my eyes even as I write about it, so thank you for making me go through it all again!

“A delicious banquet was served and all enjoyed many laughs and tears over stories of the bride and groom as we toasted to love and friendship. After dinner, guests were treated to an amazing Kecak fire dance performed by over 100 men from the local village. Wish lanterns were released into the darkness of the sky as many hoped for love and happiness in the years to come.

“The cake was a simple cake with white icing. The bride and groom cake topper was given to us by Dallas’ mother and father, having been bought in Germany on the announcement of our engagement, and there was also a silver shoe on there that had been on my grandmother’s wedding cake in the 1940’s.

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I drew and designed my bridal dress, then had a wonderful Italian lady make it for me in Brisbane. It is made of silk and chiffon. I hand-made the feather details on the hips and a feather headpiece to match the dress. I added a diamond vintage brooch to bring together the diamond cufflinks and the ring elements. The gold jewellery I am wearing on my head was made by one of my best friends, Tigerframe Jewellery, and I decided to wear it, as I liked the fact that it made me feel close to her as I took my final steps as a single woman.

“All the details were DIY by us and with the help of friends and family. It was beautiful to see the perfect setting we had imagined for so long created before our eyes. ‘A Love Wonderland’ – relaxed, festival vibe with a vintage and creative twist. Sentimental touches such as the photos of family and friends that couldn’t be there made it feel very special.”

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LAURA & DALLAS {Indonesia}

Photography by Angga Permana / Venue Panchoran Retreat, Ubud, Bali / Number of Guests 45 / Bride’s Shoes by ALDO

A Wedding Worth Revisiting

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We imagine many men were heartbroken when the news went out that the beautiful and talented Sonia was getting married, and even more so now that Janice, her identical twin sister, has also tied the knot. We don’t share the same sentiment; we’re overjoyed that they have both found the love of their lives. Jayesslee is probably one of the first few YouTube stars that we actually loved. They’re so talented they actually make ‘Gangnam Style’ sound bearable.

For those of you who don’t know, Andy is actually their drummer and manager. This is one beautiful wedding – every moment of it. The bridesmaids were gorgeous in coral colours, and their dog got to be one of the coolest ring bearers in town. The hundreds of white balloons ascending up into the sky, and the couple’s loved ones sitting in the wide open field enjoying the night together. For all this, we have Jenny Sun and her team to thank.

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SONIA & ANDY {Australia}

Photography by Jenny Sun Photography / Wedding Planning Dress Heaven / Flowers and Décor by Dress Heaven / Celebrant Reverend Joshua Choi

Rustic Destination Wedding At Khayangan Estate Bali

Destination wedding in Bali. Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There is almost no better place to hold a wedding in Bali than in the last retreat of an emperor, the Khayangan Estate. Personally, we love the bridesmaids in green dresses running the gatecrashing ceremony against that exotic backdrop, not to mention the tea ceremony. Totally photo-worthy.

This was indeed a celebration of love. The groom designed the wedding bands and had them custom-made in Singapore, while the bride made the DIY wedding invitations and tinned pastilles favours.

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine: “It felt great seeing our family and friends who flew in from around the world to Bali. As well as the amazing view and intimate setting of having a dinner reception under a marquee in the garden with an eight-piece Cuban band.

“We wanted a theme that was fresh and vibrant with a rustic touch. The colours we used to style the wedding were quite eclectic but nature-inspired, such as grass green for the bridesmaids’ dresses and sky blue for the groomsmen’s shirts.

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I had the table centrepieces made with all local flowers, moss and pine cones. We used dried grape vines from the north of Bali for our wedding arch, with clusters of pale pink, green and beige flowers of different textures to blend everything together elegantly. We strung jasmine garlands from the trees around the estate, which looked charming and also made the whole estate wonderful.”

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Do as much research as you can for destination weddings. Be careful not to hire based on online portfolios only, as you must be sure that the service matches the quality of the product. Make sure the wedding planner you hire understands you, and can creatively turn your ideas into the real day within your budget! Be firm about your budget, and make decisions earlier rather than closer to the date. This will save you money, as you have the time to find more vendors and negotiate.

“If you’re unhappy at any stage during your wedding planning process, don’t be afraid to make the changes necessary to keep things running smoothly. We had to change our wedding planner three months before our wedding due to poor follow-up and nothing being done. It caused lots of stress, but as soon as we found another planner who was the right one, everything was brilliant and it became fun. Which is how it should be!”

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JASMINE & BEN {Indonesia}

Photography by Terralogical / Videography by Bali Metro DigiArt / Venue Khayangan Estate Uluwatu, Bali / Number of Guests 103 / Wedding Planning by Tifany Fadjar / Bridal Gown by Collette Dinnigan / Bride’s Shoes by Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup by Yeanne and team / Groom’s Attire by CYC Custom Shop Singapore / Groom’s Shoes by Carmina / Bespoke Tie by Vanda / Custom-Made Wedding Bands by Yuen Ting Singapore / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Indigo Eve / Groomsmen’s Attire by Uniqlo / Flowers and Décor by Martha’s Florist Bali / Wedding Cake by Le-Ing Ong / Catering by Dijon Bali / Entertainment Juanito’s Cuban Band

Cool Wedding Party

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We extremely love how this couple had no printed wedding invites and wedding cake. The bride couldn’t recall what heels she wore, and she wasn’t concerned about the flowers and favours because someone else took care of them.

Looking at the pictures, you can see it turned out to be a totally rocking and cool wedding. In fact, we’re never seen a properly planned wedding that looked more fun than this one.

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Barbara: “[We had] no concept at all, really. The idea was to keep it as fun and stress free as possible. No rules.

“It was great having all my friends and family from all over the world fly in for a week of fun. Seeing the 14 groomsmen with their horse heads on rounding up the guests. My husband’s hot pink suit, getting ready with my stunning bridesmaids, swimming in the pool in my wedding dress with my husband after the wedding, being with all my guests including my 70-year-old mother, the lighting of the wishing lanterns on the beach…”

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy cool destination wedding in Bali. Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “It should not be stressful for any reason. Relax and enjoy the process of organising the wedding and the day itself. I loved every single minute!”

Barbara & Myles {Indonesia}

Photography by Aidan Dockery Wedding Photography / Videography by Dean Halcombe / Venue Mahatma House in Seseh-Tanah Lot, Bali / Bridal Gown by Nicole Miller / Groom’s Attire by Marc Jacobs / Wedding Bands by David Yurman / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by BCBGMaxAzria / Groomsmen’s Attire by Uniqlo / Catering by Bali Catering Company / Entertainment by Gus Till

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A Rocking Garden Wedding At Campus Lakeside

Bridal shoes. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Faith and Max held their wedding at Taylor’s University Lakeside, and from the moment guests received their invitations, it was like they had just gotten passes to the most happening event of the year. We wish we were there because it looked like such an uber cool wedding.

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding invitations. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Max: “The theme of our wedding was ‘We Love Because God First Loved Us’ (1 John 4:19). I believe our wedding theme and concept came from none other than God. [Faith and I] have so many differences, yet we are able to choose to love because we know God has planned this relationship for us since the beginning. Basically we realised that we can’t love if we never learn that love comes from God in the first place.

“As to why we chose this venue, this is where our hearts are. We love college students. There’s just so much energy in them as well as potential. We are thankful for the privilege of building a campus generation as well as our church ministry. It was at this very spot that I proposed a year before our wedding.

Guest notes. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding party. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor's Lakeside garden wedding. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“It was unbelievable that the day had come – a day in which I saw how God had orchestrated such a beautiful wedding for us! Firstly, there was fine weather during the rainy season, and secondly, my bride sang her vows in a song – the sweetest one. On that day, we married the best that God has given us.”

Ultimately, we think weddings are only for a day, but marriage is for a lifetime, so build the latter. It doesn’t cost tons of money to have a good wedding; after all, it’s not so much a good wedding that we desire but a good marriage. The key is to have a meaningful wedding.”

Taylor's Lakeside garden wedding. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Pouring of sand ceremony. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We both love creativity. We had a casual vintage theme. Pastel blue was the main colour, followed by pastel pink and yellow. With the limited budget we had, and leveraging on God’s given idea, we made use of designs and lots of recycled materials for our invitations and wedding décor.

“Bottles and cans were collected from different kopitiam and cafés, with the help of some friends. Faith’s cousin Alexandrea Yeo, who is a designer, designed and made her wedding gown, and Faith’s brother composed a song for us.

Paper plane instead of confetti, clever idea. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

First valentine's gift as ring holder. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Our wedding bands were carried by my first Valentine’s Day gift to her – a teddy bear. I must admit that Faith was the main creative person when it came to the entire theme, resources and planning. She would make a really good wedding planner!

“I personally loved the wedding invitations (I’m biased!). It served not just as a wedding card with concept and info, but also as a fridge magnet. We’ve seen them in many of our relatives and friends’ homes. If you look closely, you’ll see ‘12345’ – 2012, March 4 at 5pm.

Taylor's Lakeside Campus wedding. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Our tips for brides-to-be: “Start with a theme while planning. Try to DIY if you’re confident enough, otherwise find friends who are. Get a good wedding coordinator who will help relief you from stress so you can enjoy the moment. Finally, appreciate those involved in making your big day happen.”

FAITH & MAX {Malaysia}

Photography by Inlight Photos / Videography by With Love / Venue Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Uni Square, Selangor / Number of Guests 350 / Bridal Gown by Alexandrea Yeo / Bride’s Shoes by Taobao / Hair and Makeup by Pixie / Wedding Bands by Materialise Creativity & Mass Customization / Groom’s Attire by Topshop / Wedding Cake by Chef Karam / Catering by Ruemz Hotel / Invitations by Max (Groom) / Entertainment by Relent, Taylor’s University Symphony Orchestra and Jyne Lim (FRESCO) / Sound and Lighting by Psychoacoustic Sound & Lights

Peachy Spring Garden Party

Peach garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bridesmaids' dresses. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Welcome sign and notes from guests. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This wedding made us fall in love with the colour peach all over again. Peach injects a kind of sweetness and happiness into the atmosphere. From the bride’s bouquet and VW van to the stationery, cake and big peach balloons, there is just so much to love about this wedding.

Sugarcoated Events beautifully crafted and put together the stationery. The wedding programme fans – complete with handpainted handles – menus, signs, meringue bar labels, right down to the cushions for the little ones at the end of the aisle. Detailed to the last dot, they also hand-dyed vintage napkins and aprons for the waiters to wear.

Bridal bouquet and confetti. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography: “Banker by day, creator by night and all the moments in between. Nicola, of the gorgeous Etsy shop Concrete & Honey, dressed up her wedding with the sweetest handmade pieces in just about every nook and cranny. Hope you enjoy this visual feast as much as we did; I think I’m still in awe of it all. Special mention also goes to the type-your-own guest notes.”

Vintage peach garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adorable flowergirls and pageboys. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Whimsical peach garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bridesmaids in peach tones. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Beautiful garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Outdoor wedding reception. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Outdoor wedding reception. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach colour wedding cake. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach colour wedding décor. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Outdoor lunch reception. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.comn

Peach colour garden wedding. Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

NICOLA & DARREN {Australia}

Photography by Tealily Photography / Bridal Gown by Collette Dinnigan / Bride’s Shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti / Groom’s Attire by J.Crew and Herringbone / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Anna Campbell / Flowergirls’ Dresses by Tutu Du Monde / Flowers and Décor by Aleksandra / Wedding Cake by Sweet Bloom / Catering by Katering / Art and Stationery by Sugarcoated Events / Invitation Illustrations by Studio Kandy / Pews and Handmade Goods by Mr & Moi and Concrete & Honey on Etsy / Vintage Tableware by The Vintage Kitchen / Furniture by Splendid Days