Love Stories

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Intimate Bridal Portraits on Film Photography Amid Lush Greenery in Adelaide

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The bride emanated attitude in a long sleeved bridal dress and black oxfords, while the groom was swanky in his blue grey suit – together, this couple took their simple engagement photography session to some of the classic spots around Adelaide, South Australia, to create the memories of a lifetime. With two wedding receptions to prepare for – one in Australia and one in China – the blissfully in love pair took the opportunity to enjoy some downtime, snuggling close for the camera. Thanks for these beautiful pictures, Ben Yew Photography!

“The couple, who is based in Adelaide, invited me to capture their wedding day, as well as the day before,” recalled Ben. “The bride loves film photography, and the colour, style and simplicity of it complemented her dress, theme and location so well. Her selection of black shoes and white dress was stunning!”

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Chic DIY Burgundy Wedding at Neo Tamarind

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When you have a deep theme colour like burgundy, it’s important that everything else pops. These newlyweds opted for various textures in white, including ropes, fabric and floral details. The results were chic yet glamorous, and the wooden accents of the venue, together with all the other decorative elements such as the signboards, really added to the warmth of the occasion. What a beautifully intimate affair, where the focus was solely on the union of the newlyweds. MunKeat Photography captured the essence of the day perfectly.

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

An Elegant Woodland Garden Party in NSW, Australia

Photo by Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Oh, these newlyweds really knocked it out of the park with their dreamy woodland romance. From the ivy and green décor to the sparklers, this was all kinds of a midsummer’s night dream. Against the clean and simple palette of green, white and pale pink, the only things that really shone were the bride’s bright smile and everyone’s uncontainable joy. The dancing, happy toasts and sweet vows were the main event of the day. Many thanks to Tealily Photography for capturing these amazing shots!

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

Photo by Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Bespoke Photographics. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Traditional Yet Glamorous Blush Pink Wedding in Sarawak

Photo by Bespoke Photographics. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s not often that we get to feature an Iban wedding, and this one was beautifully put together, from the cosy and intimate celebrations with close friends and family to the open reception that included everyone in Kapit. What’s even more amazing is that a clear theme was maintained throughout – the blush, grey and light gold palette tastefully brought together with textures such as drapery, florals and other traditional elements. Many thanks to Andy Phe of Bespoke Photographics and Melia Linggi of the Tun Jugah Foundation for all the important information on Iban weddings and customs.

Amanda: “The theme for our church blessing was ‘Rustic Garden’. Our altar stage décor had two-toned drapery, and we used fresh flowers in pink, white, pale yellow and green. Jonathan wore a navy blue suit paired with a pineapple-printed dark blue bow tie to add a bit of fun, and I wore a vintage off-shoulder trumpet dress in Chantilly lace from ThatWhiteDress and a Swarovski-dotted veil from Designer Bridal Room rimmed with a bunch of fresh baby’s breath in my hair.

Photo by Bespoke Photographics. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bespoke Photographics. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bespoke Photographics. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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A Surprise Romantic Proposal in Paris

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After six years together, you’d think these high school sweethearts might find it difficult to keep a secret from each other. Much to Dasha’s great surprise, Shil bought a ring, planned a holiday, and even got their loved ones to Paris so he could pop the question! From the costume changes – that yellow dress and blue suit channelling serious ‘Beauty and the Beast’ vibes – to the sights of romantic Paris, these bridal portraits are an absolute dream. Many thanks to Cengiz Ozelsel from Kiss in Paris Photography for these postcard-perfect shots!

Dasha: “Shil popped the question during sunrise at the Trocadéro in Paris, with the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop. Shortly after, 15 of our friends and family members surprised me! He’d even hired a photographer for the surprise proposal and for an engagement photoshoot, which he initially sold as an anniversary gift.”

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Photo by Kiss Me in Paris. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Kiss Me in Paris. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by The Galeria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Classic Noir Wedding Portraits at Chinatown

Photo by The Galeria. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The beauty of wedding portraits is that any location can serve as a backdrop to your story, and with an experienced photographer behind the lens, your experience will be complete. In this wedding portrait album, an adventurous and artistic couple explore Chinatown Singapore, discovering some very vintage-esque and quirky spots. Thanks again thegaleria, for reminding us of the beauty of film when done right!

Wearing spunky red kicks with their wedding attire, and traditional outfits to contrast the city’s raw and iconic cityscape, this album is testament to the couple’s bold sense of fun and adventure, and will serve as a good reminder of the dreams they are building as man and wife.

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Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Destination Pre-Wedding Shoot in Eclectic Tokyo

Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s pretty normal to feel overwhelmed when your list of wedding things to do gets longer by the day. Why not take some time off with your spouse-to-be, committing only to the moment and the love you share? Rekindle your passion for each other as you explore the charm and flavours of an eclectic city like Tokyo. Like this couple discovered, it will be nothing short of the needed getaway that will also help in the preservation of good memories.

Taking to the market, streets and buildings, the lovebirds expressed their love of art and wonder against the fast paced and raw backdrop that Tokyo affords. Destination mood albums are good fun and rewarding – provided you are able to place your trust in your photographer of course. Thanks for these brilliant pictures, Kai Picture!

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Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Kai Picture. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A DIY Rustic Chic Wedding at Rowan & Parsley, Johor Bahru

Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Their intention to keep things cosy and simple did not stop these newlyweds from pulling out all the stops when it came to the little details that added flair and elegance to their wedding soiree. What’s even more impressive was that the wedding was entirely DIY. Granted, the venue was already a gem on its own, but the flowers and liberal use of eucalyptus, ferns and herbs really brought the rustic chic theme together. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous set of photos, Peter Herman Photography!

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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