Love Stories

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

Bricks And Gown

Heartpatrick Photography

The mixed materials that create this modern architectural beauty, especially the brick wall, really bring out the contrast between the white gown and the couple. Many photographers have shot here after they discovered this place, but Patrick has given it a new perspective.

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

CHIN LAY & JOEL {Malaysia}

Photography by Heartpatrick Photography / Location PJ Trade Centre, Petaling Jaya

Pure Simplicity

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Julia and James chose this venue right in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district because of its great cityscape. Julia and James wanted a warm, relaxed party and indeed they achieved that. It was a great celebration with family and friends. One of their friends even wrote a poem for them, titled ‘One Saturday in May’. Here’s an excerpt:

    “So this is where it all starts
    as a hundred stand in a circle around you today
    (who would all do the same again tomorrow)
    and there are more out there,
    swelling with pride
    that these two
    our two
    will keep each other’s hearts glowing,
    warm and beating
    beyond 365 more nights
    but on
    and on
    and on
    and on…”

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

As the bride is from a Polish background, the couple also incorporated a few Polish touches into the wedding. Besides a Polish blessing, guests sang the traditional celebration song ‘Sto Lat’ all night.

As the photographer said, “It was at James and Julia’s wedding that I came to a revelation of what the statement ‘love is a friendship set on fire’ really means”.

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

JULIA & JAMES {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Venue Alto Event Space, Melbourne / Bridal Gown by Jane Hill – Bridal / Groom’s Attire by Filippa K / Flowers and Décor by Cecilia Fox / Catering by Damm Fine Food / Entertainment by Mister featuring Stella Angelico

PS3 Before Tea

This is so worth sharing because we’re not sure if we will ever find another bride playing PS3 in her gown and veil. Perhaps many of us have missed the point, and forgotten to enjoy and cherish every moment of our wedding day. Look at this couple bonding with their loved ones before the tea ceremony. Beat that!

MONIQUE & KENNETH {Malaysia}

Videography by Ken Chan Productions

Sun, Sea, Sand And Starfishes

Anna Rina Photography Malaysia

Avillion Port Dickson wedding

A beautiful sunset beach wedding at Avillion, Port Dickson. It’s quite trendy nowadays for couples to use seashells for their beach weddings, but we love the added touch of green apples and white gerbera daisies. It made the whole set so much more interesting and lovely, and set just the right atmosphere for an intimate celebration with family and friends.

Wedding in Avillion Port Dickson. Anna Rina Photography

Beach wedding in Malaysia. Anna Rina Photography

Malaysia photographer Anna Rina Photography

Damon: “The most beautiful moment for me was seeing my bride for the first time in her stunning white gown, walking down the aisle with her father. She simply took my breath away! It was also having our family and closest friends being such an integral part of the wedding ceremony. Having my best friend as our celebrant, and Pei Yen’s sister and brother-in-law as our emcees just topped it off. I also must say that Anna’s approach and professionalism were second to none, which made us both feel so relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera on our big day.

“We wanted to have a wedding that was a little bit different from the typical big, formal, western-style wedding and reception, and since we have so many beautiful beaches here in Malaysia, it wasn’t difficult making our decision. We were a little bit wary, as some beach weddings can look tacky, so we did a lot of research on locations and colour themes that would bring life and enjoyment to the clean white sand. We felt that apple green was fresh and modern, and was a perfect match with Avillion’s set-up on Tumasek Beach.”

Sabah wedding photographer Anna Rina. Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina Photograhy

Avillion Port Dickson beach wedding decor. Anna Rina Photography

Avillion Port Dickson wedding

Beach wedding decor. Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina wedding photographer

PEI YEN & DAMON {Malaysia}

Photography by Anna-Rina / Venue Avillion Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan / Number of Guests 50 / Bridal Gown by Eleusis Bridal / Bride’s Shoes by Pazzion / Hair and Makeup by Mayce Chong, Seremban / Groom’s Attire by State Tailor, PJ / Groomsmen’s Attire by British India / Flowers and Decor by Avillion Port Dickson / Catering and Wedding Cake by Avillion Port Dickson / Art and Stationery by Damon Fuller (Groom)

The Post-Wedding Video: Dear Future

There are a lot of great wedding videos out there, and unless you’re from a creative background, it can be quite hard to outdo them.

But this simple and beautiful video approached things from another angle, which totally surprised us, and we loved it! The idea? A “time capsule” post-wedding video for Jo Lin and Bernard to remind them of the vows they made to each other.

If we could, we would make it a law for every married couple to have a “time capsule” video that they can watch on their anniversary every year. Mostly because as humans, we tend to be very forgetful creatures.

JO LIN & BERNARD {Malaysia}

Videography by Kahgiap Remarks

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The Vow

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

He made everyone laugh and cry at the same time, but not because he’s an entertainer. From the moment we saw Bernard on the verge of tears as his bride Jo Lin came down the spiral staircase of Hotel Maya, we knew it was going to be a very emotional affair.

We really wanted to put the wedding in perspective. That is why the vows meant everything to us. And to say our vows in front of our loved ones and close friends meant everything” – The groom

And indeed it was. Bernard and Jo Lin both wrote their own vows, each word true and from their hearts. With wedding vows like these, no one could deny the couple’s love for each other. Watch the video and you’ll know what we mean.

JO LIN & BERNARD {Malaysia}

Photography by Dennis Yap Photography* / Videography by Kahgiap Remarks / Venue Hotel Maya, Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 250 / Wedding Planning by Maju Juta Events / Bridal Gown by Valerie Fan Wedding Gallery / Bride’s Shoes by Valerie Fan Wedding Gallery / Hair and Makeup by Diva Production / Groom’s Attire by Bespoked – Ian Chang / Flowers and Décor by Pure Seed and Maju Juta Events

Tips: If you are thinking about writing your own vows, watch this video but don’t steal their lines. The point of customising your wedding vows is to write in your own words your promise to your spouse. Do prepare in advance and read it over and over again so that you’re familiar with it. On your wedding day, the piece of paper is only there to remind you, not for you to read from it. In fact, if you can, you should be looking into the eyes of your spouse!

The Colonial Island

georgetown-wedding. Heartpatrick Photography

We love Penang, with its old architecture, beaches and food (of course!), but what we see in these photos is a majestic side of the island that we’ve never seen before. Only through the lens of this great photographer… how fortunate it is for Jin and Ben to have found him.

penang-wedding. Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

JIN & BEN {Malaysia}

Photography by Heartpatrick Photography / Location Penang

Colour Palette

colourful themed wedding. Anna Rina Photography

colourful themed wedding dress. Anna Rina Photography

colourful themed wedding bouquet. Anna Rina Photography

colourful themed bridesmaids. Anna Rina Photography

colourful themed wedding bouquet. Anna Rina Photography

colourful themed wedding poster. Anna Rina Photography

Cyan, magenta, yellow… As graphic designers, we often work with the colour coding CMYK, but we’ve never thought of using it as a colour theme. One shouldn’t have to try too hard when it comes to wedding ideas, as often they come from objects we see in our everyday life.

Blessed indeed is this couple who had a group of good friends from church that made their DIY-wedding possible. Of course, we should also mention that Aaron is a graphic designer himself, while Chrystin is a multimedia executive. They handmade most of their stuff or added little details to things they’d bought for a personal touch.

Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina Photography

ice cream kart for wedding. Anna Rina Photography

lifelong marriage. Anna Rina Photography

colourful wedding decor. Anna Rina Photography

page boy board. Anna Rina Photography

colourful wedding. Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina Photography

colourful wedding candy bar. Anna Rina Photography

CHRYSTIN & AARON {Malaysia}

Photography by Anna-Rina / Venue Eaglepoint Covenant Fellowship, Selangor

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

Behind The Scenes Of A Shoot Gone Wild

Have you ever seen a video of bridal portraits that has everyone at the wedding reception bursting into applause even before it has finished playing? This one did. But then you wouldn’t expect anything less when you put this quirky couple who are both from creative backgrounds, Regine and Joey, and photographer Julian together. The result is a set of photos that are really impressive, but what made this even more awesome is how brilliantly this video was put together.

Chalkboard bridal portraits. Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com. Behind the Scenes of a Shoot Gone Wild

Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets. www.theweddingnotebook.com. Behind the Scenes of a Shoot Gone Wild

REGINE & JOEY {Malaysia}

Photography by Julian Oh of Redd Bullets / Camera Works and Editing by Boyd / Hair and Makeup by Makeup Miracle by Kenny Yee / Illustrations by Joey Khor (groom) and Julian Oh

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