Love Stories

Pre-Wedding Motorhome Adventure Across New Zealand

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

New Zealand is well known for its scenic landscapes, and what a waste it would be if couples were to simply rush from one spot to another just for a few photographs. We love these photos for their sense of adventure and you can just feel the couple enjoying the experience. The idea behind your bridal portraits should be to make memories and capture your genuine love for each other, not to stage it.

Indra of Iluminen: “This wasn’t a typical pre-wedding shoot, it was more of a ‘let’s go on an adventure’. We drove for hours listening to music and stopped at places that caught our interest. We parked along wide open fields, fired up the stove, cooked our meals and enjoyed our wine.”

Frankly, we can’t think of a better way for a couple to see the world together before they put a ring on it. Kudos to Iluminen for these awesome shots!

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Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Botanicals, Blush And Dusty Blue At Nosh, Singapore

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Guided by their vintage botanical theme of neutral hues, greenery, and a touch of dusty blue and gold, Charis and Joshua put together a DIY wedding at the church where they grew up – Church of the Good Shepherd. It was indeed a labour of love for the couple and their friends, as they created the calligraphy musical backdrop, signs and wedding invitations. Many thanks to Bloc Memoire Photography for these precious memories!

Weddings are a celebration of a couple’s union, but they are also in large part about the people who have been a part of that journey. We are always glad to see couples search for unique ways to appreciate their loved ones.

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DIY Wedding Of Gold, Pink And White At Cameron Highlands

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Fusing delicate peonies with elements of gold for their wedding, this couple went the DIY route – as much as they could. The groom, graphic designer and wedding photographer Andrew Yep, designed the invitations and stationery, and created direction boards using recycled wood and hand painted calligraphy. Meanwhile, the wedding favours were jars of locally produced strawberry jam. Thanks for these beautiful photos, Peter Herman Photography, and congratulations, Alice and Andrew! Our best wishes with you, and we’re so happy to see you both tie the knot.

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Punyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

White On White With A Hint Of Gold At Ungasan Clifftop Uluwatu

Photo by Punyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It was the high point of their lives, a splendid day filled with joy and thankfulness as the couple prepared to transition from courtship to marriage. The camaraderie and laughter, the happy tears, the pride on the parents’ faces, the elation of being pronounced “man and wife” – all these and more were part of this dignified celebration at Ungasan Clifftop Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia. Cheers to the beginning of a new chapter, and many thanks to Punyan Photography for these meaningful captures!

Photo by Punyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Punyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Punyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Punyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Punyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Punyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Punyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Romantic Vintage Boho Portraits In Australia

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As your wedding day approaches, take time off from that hectic wedding planning schedule for an album of bridal portraits that you will treasure forever. We love the intimacy in this couple’s photos, which were shot at the heritage-listed Horsley Homestead in Sydney, Australia, and perfectly coloured by the glorious rays of the setting sun. Dating back to Australia’s convict origins, Horsley Homestead, with its large hipped-roofed bungalow emulating the style of Indian colonial architecture, is infused with charm and character that will surely spark off great conversations. Many thanks to Wedding Gallery Studio for these fantastic shots!

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Seeing Red At A Garden Wedding Held At Beas River Country Club, Hong Kong

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A compatible couple is often evidenced by the ideals and thoughtfulness they put into their wedding. Since En Li and Andy were going to have a conventional church-and-hotel wedding in Kuala Lumpur later on, they opted for an outdoor winter ceremony in the concrete jungle of Hong Kong for something different.

Held at the exclusive Beas River Country Club, the newlyweds’ thoughtfulness came through in the form of heatpacks in personalised pouches as wedding favours, so guests could stay warm in the chilly, but very lovely, open. Amid the tastefully selected décor in hues of Marsala red, family and friends enjoyed the posh venue and rejoiced in their union. And MunKeat Photography was there to capture all the beauty!

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Stylish Jumpsuit For These Sydney Opera House Portraits

Photo by Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photographed beneath the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House was this stylish bride in her wedding jumpsuit. Dressed in white, with a deep V neckline, open back and chiffon cape piece, she smiled, posed and strolled along the promenade – the Sydney Harbour Bridge and bay creating the perfect backdrop.

Ideal for a chic city wedding or brides who want to let loose on the dance floor, bridal jumpsuits can create a silhouette that is just as seductive, dramatic and feminine as a dress. For some, stripping away the tulle and tiara also allows them to explore a more honest mode of self-expression.

Thank you, Tealily Photography, for sharing these compelling and timeless stills of Sarah and Glenn. These evocative images were only possible because of your knack for visual storytelling.

Photo by Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bridal Portraits In Sydney: A Celebration Of 10 Years

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Think of marriage as a tree supplied by three roots: trust, commitment and delight. This couple’s courtship of 10 years, which included a period when it was long distance, is testament that good things don’t come easy and the merited prize of each other is indeed sweet. Taking their portrait shoot to Sydney, Australia, where the bride studied, the couple revisited their favourite places and delighted in the precious supply of memories that they have built together.

Lilian recalled: “We wanted a relaxing, simple photoshoot and I even handpicked my own bouquet of fresh flowers just the day before.” Bridal portrait shoots can be quite demanding depending on the location, but you can always tell when a couple had a great time. Hats off to Wedding Gallery Studio Sydney for these fabulous photos!

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedding Gallery Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Louis Loo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Gloriously Gold And Blue At The Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Manolo Blahnik bridal shoes. Photo by Louis Loo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It all boils down to sound decisions, a quality venue and efficient vendors. Believe it or not, this couple hosted three wedding reception dinners with just six weeks of planning!

Lacking the time to even consult with a wedding planner, the bride picked her favourite colour – pastel blue – and left the rest to her décor vendor, Wishing Tree. The combination of hydrangeas, ivory roses, white tulips and phalaenopsis softened the grand ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, and helped to create a dreamy fairyland ambience that the guests loved.

Drawing inspiration from their college days in London, which was where they met, Shanru and Wee Jin themed their wedding “British Vintage”. The intimate setting was perfect for the meaningful celebration, which was also a happy reunion for all who attended. Meanwhile, the gold candelabras and crystal cut vases, set against the black tablecloths, made quite an impression and brought the touch of glamour that the couple sought. Many thanks for these fantastic photos, Louis Loo Photography!

Photo by Louis Loo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Louis Loo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Louis Loo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Louis Loo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Louis Loo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Louis Loo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by One Way Ticket. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Boho Bridal Portraits With Fur Babies

Photo by One Way Ticket. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There are two kinds of people in this world: dog lovers, and everyone else. Love your pooches and be blatant about it. We love how Soo Peng and Kok Lim incorporated their precious fur babies into their wedding portraits, since these “bundles of joy” are so integral to the couple’s relationship. They really sweeten the pictures, don’t they? Including your fur babies into your wedding album is a fun way to express your personality, plus it shows spunk and a healthy zest for life – all great things to have in any relationship. Excellent captures, Onewaytix!

Photo by One Way Ticket. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by One Way Ticket. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by One Way Ticket. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by One Way Ticket. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by One Way Ticket. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Indoor Garden Wedding At Glasshouse At Seputeh Kuala Lumpur

Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Couples who want an outdoor wedding but need the comfort of air-conditioning would do well to host it at Glasshouse at Seputeh. From its high ceilings and tall black windowpanes to the brick walls and concrete finishings, the venue has just the right décor for a garden theme, and provides a refreshing change from the conventional ballroom setup.

For Charley and Reugene, they also included items to replicate the night they first met, as well as food stations serving decadent entrées, desserts and a wide assortment of cheeses. Surrounded by family and friends, their wedding was everything they had envisioned, and their priority of people over matter was surely evident. Many thanks to Chester Kher Creations for these fantastic shots!

Photo by Chester Kher Creations. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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