Glamorous

The Ultimate Glamour

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

As lovers of art and beauty, it was not surprising at all that Analy and Jose chose to be wed at Antigua, Guatemala, a UNESCO world heritage site. The couple knew from the moment they got engaged that they wanted a small and intimate destination wedding.

Analy: “I fell in love with my shoes because they were simple and chic. I put on more traditional jewellery during the ceremony and kicked it up a notch with a bulkier and trendier necklace for the reception. My wonderful stylist braided my hair into a half up-do for the reception and added a gorgeous hairpiece that completely transformed my look and went amazingly well with my jewellery.”

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Jose and I chose to do a first look, and we saw each other before the wedding. Our chauffeur took us around the cobblestone streets of Antigua in a 1936 Chrysler convertible while playing Frank Sinatra. People on the street were applauding, taking pictures and congratulating us; complete strangers joined in our happiness and made that drive our fondest memory. It was just amazing.

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I’ve seen all kinds of themes and colour palettes in weddings but I wanted something stylish and timeless. Our main colour theme was black and ivory with hints of green that was brought in with the use of peacock feathers.

“My main focus was to highlight the beauty of our location, a museum and hotel that were once a monastery in the early 18th century. We used candles and simple flower arrangements to enhance the already gorgeous location.”

Tip from the bride: “I believe that trends pass and fashion always changes, but style remains forever.”

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination wedding at Guatemala. Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ANALY & JOSE {Republic of Guatemala}

Photography by Jenny Sun Photography / Ceremony Venue Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo’s Chapel in Antigua, Guatemala / Reception Venue Iglesia San José el Viejo / Number of Guests 40 / Wedding Planning by Un Detalle Especial / Bridal Gown by Lazaro / Bride’s Shoes by Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup by Mariana Navarro / Groom’s Attire by Hugo by Hugo Boss (Red Label) / Flowers, Décor and Catering by Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo / Entertainment by Mariano Castro y sus Violines Magicos

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Simply Elegant

Bridal heels by Giuseppe Zanotti. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Pink bridal bouquet. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Simplicity and elegance meshed perfectly at this black, silver and white wedding. This couple has known each other since the age of 12. Isn’t that an incredible story already?

We love the great details on the bridal gown, which is by Tadashi Shoji. These are also by far some of the best bridesmaids’ dresses we have ever seen – varied designs with sparkle elements on all of them. We believe the all-white flower arrangement of calla lilies and hydrangeas by Wishing Tree were inspired by Jeff Leatham’s signature look.

Grey bridesmaids' dresses. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adorable page boy. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at KL Hilton. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bridesmaids' dresses with details. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Grey, silver and black wedding day. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adeline: “The day unfolded in timely perfection, exactly how I had planned and dreamed for it to be. My walk down the aisle and us saying our vows was, for me, the heart of the wedding. It was a long day, but having our loved ones witness and celebrate this milestone with us was more than we could ask for. Best day of our lives yet!

“Being a jewellery designer, we decided to combine my creative streak with Adrian’s classic style, and picked a simple and elegant theme of black, white and grey with silver and crystal accents. As a couple, our style is very streamlined and minimalist, and we wanted to reflect this in the little details.

Customised DIY ang pow. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I was a very hands-on bride and worked a lot of DIY details into our wedding as I wanted to personalise the whole experience for us and our guests. I worked very closely with Mint Events & Soirées on the event design and wedding planning to conceptualise our wedding theme, which really helped put things into perspective.

“I designed our wedding stationery, which featured a Chantilly lace-wrapped invitation card embellished with a satin ribbon and finished with a crystal diamante. We also requested that all our guests attend in black, white or grey only, which they did, and the monochromatic palette looked amazing in pictures.”

White on white wedding table centrepiece. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Black, white and a little sparkle table setting. Photography by Creative Clicks.www.theweddingnotebook.com

White and silver wedding cake. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

White on white wedding. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stationery by Mint Events & Soirees. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Additional photos from the bride.

White on white wedding at KL Hilton. Photography by Creative Clicks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips for brides-to-be: “Go with wedding vendors whom you are comfortable with and whose work resonates most with your personal style. We had the most amazing vendors – talented and professional. They had this great synergy, which helped make our dream wedding a reality.

“A wedding planner and coordinator is a must. I didn’t want any friends or family working during the wedding, as I wanted everyone to have a good time minus the stress.”

ADELINE & ADRIAN {Malaysia}

Photography by Creative Clicks / Videography by Wedding Story / Venue at Hilton Kuala Lumpur / Wedding Planning by Mint Events & Soirees / Event Coordination by Jovita Lo Weddings / Bridal Gown by Tadashi Shoji and Celest Thoi / Bride’s Shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti / Hair and Makeup by Ka Won / Wedding Bands by Chopard / Flowers and Décor by Wishing Tree / Art and Stationery by Paper Cut

The Tuscan Castle

wedding gown. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

bridal bouquet and heels. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

bridal makeup. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

groom preparation. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

On a beautiful afternoon, in a castle on top of a hill far, far away in the medieval town of Serre di Rapolano in Italy, Dolores and Martin tied the knot.

castle wedding venue. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

pageboy and flower girls. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

pouring of the sand. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The groom actually entered the venue to the song from the movie The Rock, and saw his bride in her bridal gown for the first time when she walked down the aisle. Dolores shed tears of joy when she met Martin at the altar, and the exchanging of vows was very emotional.

exchange of the rings. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

castle wedding. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

wedding in the castle. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

At sunset, the tables for the wedding reception were beautifully set for dinner, and the place slowly began to fill with family and friends, laughter and love. It was, quite simply, perfect.

wedding table numbers. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

castle outdoor wedding. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

wedding table setup. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

bride and groom toast. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

first dance. ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DOLORES & MARTIN {Italy}

Photography by ZA Gallery / Venue Castello delle Serre, Sienna