Love Stories

When The Ground Gave Way

Ndrew Photography Malaysia

On this afternoon, the sun shone ever brighter and the vast sky was blue and elegant. It was almost as if all creation was working together for the perfect photoshoot. Even the rock formations stood confidently and the ground opened up to make way for this couple, who were filled with tremendous character and energy. You’ve got to love the contrast of the yellow platform heels against the textures on the ground.

Ndrew Photography from Frames Studio

Ndrew photographer in Malaysia

Wedding photographer Ndrew Photography

Ndrew Photography

Ndrew Photography

Ndrew Photography

Ndrew Photography

Ndrew Photography

Ndrew Photography

Ndrew Photography

JINNY & DANNY {Malaysia}

Photography by Ndrew of Frame[S]Studio

Broadway Charm

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This charming couple dazzles so effortlessly with a Broadway set behind them. Jeffrey’s light grey three-piece suit looks perfect on him. A black suit wouldn’t have delivered the same result. At the same time, if Tessa had chosen a dress with a pale colour, it wouldn’t have been as captivating. That is why these photos, which were taken at Universal Studios Singapore, are great. All the touches, from lights to styling, come together so beautifully that we could almost make a theatre poster out of it. The photographer pulled it off very well indeed.

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

TESSA & JEFFREY {Singapore}

Photography by Chris Ling International Photographers / Location Universal Studios, Singapore

penang pre-wedding

Ruffle Gown At The Station

We really love this set of bridal portraits that was taken at the abandoned Prai railway station. The photographer made great use of light and shadow, giving the photos a dramatic tone. The tiered and ruffled bridal gown was also definitely a good choice, as we’re not sure if a different gown would have created the same effect.

Prai railway station. Photography by Kennfoo Weddings

Dramatic bridal portraits. Photography by Kennfoo Weddings

Kenn Foo Photography

Kennfoo Fine Art Weddings & Portraits

Ruffle bridal gown. Photography by Kennfoo Weddings

Penang pre-wedding. Photography by Kennfoo Weddings

ELIZABETH & JASON {Malaysia}

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings / Hair and Makeup Glamorous by Michelle Lum / Location Prai abandoned railway station, Penang

A Union In Amsterdam

Here in Amsterdam, in the serene garden of Orangerie Elswout in Overveen, we celebrate the union of Varsha, a girl from Amsterdam, and Deepak, a guy from Den Haag. The Orangerie Elswout is the largest orangery in the Netherlands. Once a favourite retreat of merchants, it is now a unique venue for weddings. Watch Varsha walk down the aisle and mark her milestone moment in this gorgeous place, and enjoy the video.

VARSHA & DEEPAK {Netherlands}

Videography by Gregs Creative / Venue at Orangerie Elswout in Overveen, Amsterdam

A Cuppa Coffee In Korea

Dennis Yap Photography

Korea Bridal Portraits. Dennis Yap Photography

Korea Pre-Wedding. Dennis Yap Photography

Dennis Yap Korea Pre-Wedding

Flowers pre-wedding. Dennis Yap Photography

Shops in Korea. Dennis Yap Photography

Dennis Yap Photography

Coffee in korea. Dennis Yap Photography

Dennis Yap Photography

streets of Korea. Dennis Yap Photography

Dennis Yap Photography

We totally love how this couple seemingly swirled all over Seoul, Korea in her red dress and his checked shirt. Looking at the photos, we feel as if there’s a rhythm in the movements of this couple as they walk along the streets hand-in-hand and pop into the shops and cafés. Or is this simply the chemistry of love?

Seoul Tower

dennis yap photography

dennis yap pre-wedding photos

SHERYL & JERRY {Korea}

Photography by Dennis Yap Photography* / Location Seoul

darth vader pre-wedding

Carousel Of Love

darth vader pre-wedding. ZA Gallery

The Darth Vader helmet suits our superhero theme, and besides, this couple is so cute! They wanted something colourful and cheerful for their bridal portraits, and we think Zach captured the mood very well. As a videographer who does mostly documentaries, Chin Hor must surely be very pleased to see his love for Bek Yee so well documented.

Superhero wedding photos. ZA Gallery

carousel i-city. ZA Gallery

ZA Gallery

ZA Gallery

ZA Gallery

Ferris wheel. ZA Gallery

ZA Gallery

BEK YEE & CHIN HOR {Malaysia}

Photography by ZA Gallery / Makeup by Chew Yen / Location I-City in Klang, Selangor

Vintage Superheroes

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Megan: “Yes, you read that right. S-U-P-E-R-H-E-R-O-E-S. Like the larger-than-life-muscles-galore figures who graced the pages of our Marvel comic books when we were kids. They conquered the world and the many challenges life threw in their direction – much like Tom and me.

“An ocean and 4,000 miles separated us for 18 months as I pursued my dream to live and work overseas in Prague, Czech Republic, while Tom continued to work on his dream as an MD/PhD student tracking towards a career in transplant surgery in Minneapolis. Worlds apart, but connected by the fervour of young lovers who shared hundreds of love letters, we made a commitment to conquer the world as one. So as we began to plan our wedding, the theme happened upon us naturally.

“We both have strong personalities, love to travel, Tom’s family is Polish, I have lived in Europe on two separate occasions in my life, we are eclectic and passionate, and we yearned to find a theme that would embody these many unique characteristics. We also adore kitschy diner food, comics and the combination of old and new. Thus, our vintage superhero, mid-century modern theme was born. We chose to take a risk on the Minnesota fall weather and have an outdoor wedding at Camrose Hill Farm, Stillwater. We were blessed with sunny skies and warm temps that set the stage for a beautiful celebration.

“I adore DIY weddings, and our invitations, which featured a custom Megan and Tom superhero sketch, were one of my favourite features of the Super Wedding. Designed by close friend Phil Kjelland, they not only conveyed the theme and our personalities, but were also designed as an eco-friendly postcard.

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“While I wore a custom designed dress, by designer-turned-friend Eva Brzáková from e:be in Prague, with a splash of red, cream and chocolate polka-dot detail, the bridesmaids wore vibrant aqua dresses with red hand-knit boleros (both fashioned by Eva as well) and red canvas TOMS shoes. Instead of flowers, we opted for apples from a local orchard as centerpieces.

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We loved everything about our wedding, but some of our favourite parts were the games field featuring bocce ball and more, our makeshift photo booth, the “candy shoppe”, the bonfire with s’mores, the ice cream truck, and the wishing lantern ceremony.

“My advice to future brides is to go with the flow on your big day. It will not be perfect and things may happen that you’d never expect, yet these are the things that will make the day so unique and special.”

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

{Steal Megan’s Pinterest board}

MEGAN & THOMAS {US}

Photography by Cat Norman / Venue Camrose Hill Farm in Stillwater, Oklahoma / Number of Guests 225 / Bridal Gown by Eva Brzáková from e:be / Bride’s Shoes by TOMS / Hair and Makeup by Megan Lally / Wedding Bands by Curly Girl Glass Jewelry / Groom’s Attire by Eva Brzáková and Banana Republic / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Eva Brzáková / Groomsmen’s Attire by Banana Republic / Flowers and Decor by Camrose Hill Farm / Wedding Dessert by Big Bell Ice Cream Truck / Catering by We Cater To You / Invitations and Stationery by Phil Kjelland / Entertainment by The Dusty Porch Sisters and John Chadbourn

Superhero Ball

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bride and groom wearing Converse sneakers. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Somehow, Alex and James’ story feels like the picture that we have always wanted to paint for soon-to-wed couples. Celebrate each other, be yourself and have loads of fun. We don’t know what brought them together but they are truly perfect for each other. They put aside the traditions of a typical wedding, choosing instead to walk a new and narrow path in their Converse sneakers, and celebrating their nuptials as a day for themselves.

Yellow, pink, orange bridal party. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Superhero-themed wedding. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Superhero wedding. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Scrabble. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

They both love superheroes, playing games and doing crazy things together. So they built their wedding around that theme. The New Children Museum in San Diego was the perfect venue. The main colours that anchored the décor were bright shades like yellow, orange and pink. Alex and James were smart enough to bring in a wedding planner, and they must surely be thankful for that. With details like these, we wouldn’t recommend anyone with a full-time job try to DIY all this on their own.

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy things aside, couples like this give us hope, and remind us that somewhere out there is the person who will love and accept us as we are. The vows that Alex and James made to each other are a sign of that kind of love, and that high-five at the end? Surely there’s no other couple like them.

ALEX & JAMES {US}

Photography by Jagger Photography / Videography by Lunch Pail Pictures / Venue The New Children’s Museum, San Diego / Wedding Planning by Amorology / Bridal Gown by David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes by Converse / Hair and Makeup by Tracy Teddy / Groom’s Attire by J.Crew with shoes by Converse / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by David’s Bridal / Flowers and Décor by Twigg Botanicals / Cupcakes by Crumbs Bakery / Catering by Crown Point Catering / Art and Stationery by Brightly Designed and Paper Jo

Comic Fans

Darth Vader. Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

As an avid fan of comics, illustrations, games and design, Lenny even has a special room dedicated to his passion. After getting their pre-wedding photos done, they decided to rope in Funky Dali to help conceptualise their wedding day. And what did Funky Dali propose? A superhero theme!

Everything from the décor to the wedding invites was based on that theme. The wedding was a very private occasion that only the closest friends and family witnessed, and although some of the guests were not surprised by the idea, they were stunned nevertheless to see Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper walk into the room.

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SIAO LING & LENNY {Malaysia}

Photography by Funky Dali / Venue Coco Tei Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur / Wedding Cake by Bisou Bake Shop / Concept and Décor by Funky Dali / Artwork designed by Lenny Foo

A Touch Of Red

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This garden wedding ceremony held at the historical heritage mansion Carcosa Seri Negara was filled with tears and laughter. In the photographer, Zach’s, own words, “it’s definitely one of the most memorable weddings we’ve ever captured”.

We believe memories are made from the things that wedding couples put together. In this instance, the Yoon’s gorgeous dress was made by her friend Veralyne, who is a wedding gown designer.

Also, the garden décor and white helium balloons, as well as the bride’s vintage bags, were all collected during her many travels. The beauty of it all can only truly be seen when everything comes together.

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Carcosa Malaysia, garden wedding venue. Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

YOON & BRIAN {Malaysia}

Photography by ZA Gallery / Venue Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur / Bridal Gown by Estudio de Veralyne / Groom’s Attire by Bespoked – Ian Chang

An UP Inspired Adventure

Andrew Yep Photographie

Huei Min and Steven’s bridal portraits was inspired by the Pixar animation “UP”. A movie that speaks of adventures, dreams and love, it sets the exact right tone before a marriage. Great combination of colours, and most importantly, a fun-filled portraits session.

Andrew Yep Photographie Malaysia

Andrew Yep Photographie conceptual wedding photo shoot

Andrew Yep Photography Malaysia

Andrew Yep wedding

Andrew Yep Photographie Malaysia wedding

Malaysia photographer Andrew Yep

HUEI MIN & STEVEN {Malaysia}

Photography by Andrew Yep Photographie / Hair and Makeup by Sun / Location Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, Ipoh