Love Stories

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Blush, Gold And Green Backyard Wedding

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When the father of the groom said he didn’t want a “typical Chinese wedding”, this couple jumped at the opportunity to do something different – a backyard wedding for loved ones and close friends that was swanky yet cosy.

The first thing they did was to hire a reliable wedding planner and discuss their plans with a decorator. They decided on blush, gold and green – colours that they loved and that would bring out the natural beauty of the family home. Bouquets of roses and hydrangeas adorned the lovely garden where they would wed, and every other detail, too, was planned and carried out to perfection. Many thanks to MCS Wedding Gallery for this fantastic album!

Blush pink wedding backdrop. Photo by Mcs Wedding Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Blush pink wedding. Photo by Mcs Wedding Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rustic desserts table. Photo by Mcs Wedding Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding. Photo by Mcs Wedding Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by MOCO Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Reenacting Memories For Meaningful Engagement Portraits

Photo by MOCO Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When it comes to engagement portraits, keeping things simple and clean helps couples to focus on what’s important – their most treasured memories captured in stills that will be enjoyed for generations to come.

“We made it a point to agree on the bigger goal(s) beyond typical and superfluous wants and needs. In hindsight, what has always gotten us back on track in times of conflict or doubt is our desire to honour God and our parents,” said this couple. “We’ve always asked ourselves: does this glorify God and honour our parents? The answer to that question always helps us to decide on the next best step to take.”

To receate the memories that matter to them, the couple planned a day of photoshoots in Jason’s Food Hall, a Starbucks and a local park. The first venue was where Dansen first held Evelyn’s hand as they shopped for risotto ingredients – never mind that his plan to cook for her never materialised!

Starbucks was where they had deep conversations about their relationship, values and spiritual faith, and finally, as their relationship came to a crossroads, he proposed to her at a park – and she said yes! Many thanks to Cheryl Wong of MOCO: Capturing Life Moments for these meaningful shots.

Photo by MOCO Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by MOCO Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Traditional Chinese Wedding At The Blue Mansion (Cheong Fatt Sze) Penang

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

More often than not, what matters to a couple will naturally be reflected in their wedding. For Kee Hong and Louis, who met in England and celebrated their engagement in romantic Paris, honouring family traditions and their heritage was at the heart of their wedding, which was held at the Blue Mansion in Penang.

Fusing auspicious red with blue, beige and cream, the couple created a wedding palette that was loud in its declaration of prosperity and tradition, yet modern and easy on the eyes. Many thanks to Andrew Yep Photographie for this smashing album!

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Funkydali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Classic Oriental Wedding At Glasshouse At Seputeh

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It is amazing how themes can totally transform a wedding venue. Glasshouse@Seputeh Kuala Lumpur has scored major points with event hosts, and it’s easy to see why. When it comes to weddings, this is a great space, especially for couples who have a very clear idea of their theme.

We were mesmerised by the Shanghai-esque flavour of this wedding. The classy deep red of the handsome couple’s ‘qipao’ and shirt, drapes, lanterns and oriental wares all made for a stunning traditional Chinese setting. As the bride shared, “The most memorable moments were spending time with our guests and seeing all our plans come to fruition.” Good job, Spring Cottage, and fantastic shots, Funkydali!

Tips from the bride: “Detailed planning beforehand will allow you to relax and enjoy yourself on the big day!”

Photo by Funkydali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Funkydali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Funkydali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Funkydali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Funkydali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Funkydali. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Fire, Wood & Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Au Naturel” Bridal Portraits In Bali

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It has been said that a successful marriage is about falling in love many times, always with the same person. Shot on a quiet and secluded beach in Bali, the indie-vintage tone of these photos made for a dreamy throwback to the times when this couple were young, carefree and newly in love.

Keeping things as natural as possible to preserve its essence, they themed their engagement shoot ‘Reminiscence of Love’, and as Andre of Fire, Wood & Earth shared: “Laughter and happy memories filled the air as they casually recollected portions of their love story in between camera clicks.” Well done, Andre, on producing this brilliant and memorable album!

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fire, Wood and Earth. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Road Trip Of Beautiful Memories In New Zealand

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More than just beautiful photos captured amidst the majestic backdrop of mountains, rivers and heritage buildings in New Zealand, this couple’s love story is one that warms our hearts: they met as students in New Zealand, and upon graduating planned to begin their lives together, but first they wanted to honour their memories at some of their favourite places in the land where they fell in love.

Kiko and Sean look gorgeous together, and check out the bride’s blush gown photographed in the picturesque outdoors. We love the tenderness and simplicity captured in these bridal portraits – what a brilliant idea to do this on a road trip!

Shared Sam Leong of Fixer Photography: “We met many times before the shoot but we didn’t stage the shoot. We just planned the locations and things were really casual once we got there. We drove around and observed what we liked and shot when we saw something good. Most importantly, we shared a close relationship with the couple, which made the job easier and very enjoyable.” Well done, Sam!

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Bitesize Visuals. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Celebrating Love At Klebang Sand Dunes, Melaka

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We’re totally digging this bride-to-be’s gorgeous pre-wedding shots of her in her flight attendant uniform, which also tells of her proudest achievements as she looks forward to an exciting future with her man. Making the album extra special is the fact that the photos were taken in Malacca, where she grew up, while the tennis shoot is a nod to the couple’s shared love for the sport. Great shots, Bitesize Visuals!

Brides who relate, here’s Su Lynn’s wedding planning philosophy: “Don’t get all caught up in planning and stressing out for the big day, although it can be easier said than done.”

Photo by Bitesize Visuals. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bitesize Visuals. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

White On White In The Winter Wonderland Of Hallstatt Austria

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

More memorable than the winter chill they experienced during this shoot is surely the photos that they got to take home! We love this romantic and unique set of destination bridal portraits that were shot in Hallstatt, Austria. Kudos to Sam Leong of Fixer Photography for these remarkable photos.


Says Sam: “We had many meetings and prepared Tsin Yee and Teck Keong on what to expect from their morning and evening shoot sessions in Venice. It was after that conversation that they studied their options further and decided on Hallstatt, Austria.

“We weren’t quite prepared for the snowstorm that greeted us on our arrival. A quick hunt for winter jackets, snow shoes, gloves… and a short time later, our shoot began and we all continued to brave the elements until we got everything we wanted.”

Wedding photos at Hallstatt Austria. Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination Wedding photos at Hallstatt Austria. Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Blush And Brass Garden Wedding At Alila Villas Uluwatu Bali

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It was as much a reunion as it was a wedding celebration for Ken Eun and Min Chung. We love how this South Korean couple living in New York had a most intimate garden wedding at Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia. Planning a destination wedding can be a stressful affair, especially with the remote sourcing and organising, but kudos to this awesome bride for pulling it off so beautifully. Many thanks to DiktatPhotography for these mesmerising photos!

Kee Uen was browsing on Pinterest when she fell in love with the blush on green theme. Combining bronze, brass and tan with varying shades of blush, the couple’s wedding was a dignified display of the features she liked, including the monstera leaf and the king protea flower. Trees sparkled with fairy lights, casting a romantic glow over loved ones as they dined beneath a sunset sky.

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Valentino bridal heels. Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Vintage Oriental Wedding Portraits In Kuala Lumpur

Photo by Onewaytix. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding portraits really are a great opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the city that you live in – and have a great time while you’re at it. This bride took her love for 70s buildings and all things vintage to the streets of Kuala Lumpur, and gave her portraits an oriental theme for a classic spin. The results were fresh, quaint and personal, and the couple added some extras too – picnic-themed photos of them with a brilliant red Volkswagen, and at the beach in Port Dickson. Many thanks to Onewaytix for the lovely album!

Photo by Onewaytix. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Onewaytix. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Onewaytix. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Onewaytix. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Onewaytix. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

An Eco-conscious Wedding At Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church, Singapore

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Is it any surprise that this couple’s socially responsible wedding was clever, fun and well received by family and friends? Ashley and Jarrod wanted a wedding that was socially conscious and that had a low environmental impact wherever possible. Instead of using fresh flowers, their florist came up with the brilliant idea of using dried flowers and opening up a herb bar where the flowers/herbs could be wrapped in a bouquet for guests to bring home as wedding favours.

With the help of Ashley’s father, they also created a backdrop of recycled wooden pallets that was used for both the ceremony and the lunch reception in the church. Everyone was on board with the eco-conscious theme, including the vendors like Covenant Jewellery and Bettr Barista, who do good work with underprivileged and marginalised communities. Kudos to Samuel Goh Photography for these fantastic captures!

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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