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A Mint Green And Peach, Vintage DIY Church Wedding

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We’re loving this wedding colour palette of mint green and peach with hints of blush pink and gold, all brought together beautifully with twine, wooden décor elements and simple vintage pieces. It’s hard to believe that most of the décor was DIY, and it’s clear that the bride and groom’s families make the perfect team! We especially love the added touch of the vintage gold Fiat 500 as the bride and groom’s wedding car. Many thanks to Arch & Vow Studio for capturing all the lovely moments of this special day.

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A Union Of Two Cultures At Le Meridian Kuala Lumpur

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For Matthew and Yasuho, tying the knot after being together for almost a decade was a momentous and meaningful celebration indeed. The solemnisation ceremony was a classic affair, held in Le Meridian’s rooftop glasshouse. The abundance of natural light made the colour palette of navy and white really stand out in the photos and video.

To highlight the union of their different cultures, Yasuho wore a ‘furisode’, a type of kimono only single women are allowed to wear, complete with a stunning floral headpiece of white hydrangeas and baby’s breath. We absolutely love the whole look! For her walk in, she chose to wear a ‘cheongsam’ to represent her husband’s culture and heritage, as well as to symbolise her merging into his family. She also hand-folded hundreds of ‘orizuru’ (paper cranes) for each guest as part of the wedding favours!

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An Old School Chinese Gate-Crashing Ceremony

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Most Chinese wedding customs have been modernised but some traditions still remain, such as the tea ceremony and the gate-crashing ceremony, where the groom picks up the bride. These are, without a doubt, the most sentimental and joyous aspects of the whole day. The gatecrashing ceremony fills the house with a lot of laughter as both sides of the family get acquainted with one another through ice-breaker games; while the tea ceremony is a traditional and sweet way of introducing the new family member to each side.

Here, we love how Rachel was resplendent in her ‘kua’ and how charming Chris looked in his traditional Chinese outfit, plus that beautiful red flower wall. Many thanks to WeFreeze Photography for capturing the joy of such a wonderful day, perfectly complemented by the beautiful stylings of Rachel’s own team, Pathway Events & Design. Do check out their elegant blue and gold wedding reception too; we promise you it is Pinterest-worthy.

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A Gilded Rustic DIY Wedding At Luther Centre Church, Petaling Jaya

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The simple gold and white colour palette gave the bride and groom plenty of room to play with textures and other decorative elements. This included burlap, tassels, shiny satin and wooden accents, interspersed with baby’s breath and lush green florals – all together, it was a cosy, simple yet elegant affair.

The couple left no stone unturned when it came to keeping their guests entertained – a space to take beautiful photos, an ice cream cart (that proved to be a real hit!) and an ingenious guestbook alternative: writing their well wishes on wooden blocks! We especially love the subtle texture of the pearly lace on the bride’s gown, which perfectly complemented her bridesmaids’ asymmetrical white and gold satin dresses. Many thanks to Nick Lim Photography for capturing the sweet details and magical moments of this wedding!

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A Traditional Chinese Gate-Crashing And Tea Ceremony In Red

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This couple is proof that tradition does not have to mean boring and old-fashioned at all. Done right, it can look vibrant and lively, and be a meaningful reminder of our roots and heritage. Li Jun and Erwin went all out, with the bride in full traditional bridal regalia: a resplendent “Qua”, the traditional Chinese wedding costume, complete with a gold headdress, lacy red veil and embroidered shoes. Her entourage of “Chi Mui” matched her in striking red cheongsams, while the groom himself showed up in a mandarin-collared suit.

The gate-crashing ceremony created a lively atmosphere of joy and laughter, and really set the tone for the tea ceremony that followed. To cap things off, the bridal portraits with the whole team, taken outdoors in the bright sunlight and among shady trees, really showcased the camaraderie and happiness of the occasion. Many thanks to WeFreeze Photography for capturing and sharing this joyous set of photos with us.

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A Timeless Burgundy Wedding At St Andrew’s Church, KL

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Keeping things classic with a beautifully modern colour palette of deep burgundy, red and blue, this bride and groom made every part of the flowers, décor and bridal party a reflection of who they were. The dark shades of burgundy in the bridal bouquet perfectly contrasted with the light pops of pink in the décor, and the bride looked absolutely resplendent in her bridal gown, especially with the decadent lace sleeves. It was clear there was so much love and joy on this special day – between the newlyweds and from their guests as well. Many thanks to MunKeat Photography for capturing this gorgeous set of photos.

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Red bridal bouquet. Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jo Ni and Tsen: “The most memorable moment of our big day was when we exchanged vows before God, family members and friends during the morning solemisation in church. That was the most intimate and sacred part of the whole wedding.”

Tsen: “Of course, seeing Jo Ni, who looked as stunning as ever, walking down the aisle towards me was a moment I’ll never forget. I was overwhelmed with emotion as I understood I was about to marry the woman I love and spend the rest of my life with her.”

Jo Ni: “For me, it was when I was walking down the aisle toward Tsen while reminiscing the years I’ve spent with my father, who was walking next to me. I felt assured knowing that I was walking towards my future husband who will love me as much as my father does.”

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A Glamorous Blush Pink And Gold Wedding At Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

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Pair draped linen and soft twinkling lights with gold sparkles and lots of flowers, and you’ve got yourself a classically perfect wedding. From the sparkly bridesmaids’ dresses to the blush pink accents in the reception’s tablescape, décor and flowers, everything came together so beautifully, and we especially love the ceiling of flowers and the floral arch. Many thanks to Adam Ong Photography for capturing this glamorous wedding party – planned by MY Wedding Planner and put together by Wishing Tree.

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Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Michelle: “I remember walking down the aisle and looking towards the end and being able to only see Hann. As clichéd as it may sound, a relaxed feeling came over me as his gaze warmed and calmed my soul.

“What’s more fun and memorable than a giant get-together with friends and family? We had to figure out how to make a party work for 820 people, so we agreed to throw an after party in the function hall next to our reception ballroom. Everyone, both young and old, were up on their feet and having a ball dancing the night away.

“I knew I wanted a romantic and beautifully lit reception setting, draped in linen and accented with soft lighting for a dreamy and ethereal feel, as well as a colour palette and flowers that complemented the beauty of the ballroom. It’s easy to get carried away but that night when I entered the ballroom, I fell in love with everything I saw and it felt great to see the end result. Our colour scheme of blush pink, white and gold featured in all aspects of our wedding day, from our invitations to the bridesmaids’ dresses and the floral decorations. We also brought in gold chairs to fit the grand space.”

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A Majestic Floral Cliff Top Wedding At Khayangan Estate, Uluwatu

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Almost as if it were straight out of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, this beautiful wedding had one defining element: flowers and botanicals – everywhere! Orchids were a particular favourite, as it held significant meaning for the bridal couple, and they covered everything from the decorations, invitations, and favours to even the lace cape of the bride’s evening gown. We’re also loving the bride’s dress, which was custom made by Yefta Gunawan, one of Indonesia’s leading bridal designers.

The bride and groom exchanged their vows amidst a truly stunning décor of white rose petals and hanging roses, which created a ceiling over the intimate and serene space with its breathtaking cliff top view. Replicating this elegant décor for their reception, they opted for fresh flowers that adorned the tables as well as the ceiling, and fresh pink roses for the tea ceremony. Many thanks to Terralogical for capturing this absolutely gorgeous set of photos.

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A Grand Cathedral Ceremony In Jakarta Followed By A Rustic Outdoor Reception At The Edge, Bali

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Photo by iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Even when you’re in your home country, you can have a destination wedding of sorts! This couple had their wedding ceremony in Jakarta Cathedral, then their dinner reception the next day at The Edge Villas Uluwatu, Bali.

Jakarta Cathedral, with its vaulted teakwood ceilings and sunlight streaming through long, narrow windows above the grand main altar, needed only minimal decorations. From the bride’s baby’s breath bouquet to the white-on-white floral pew hangers and textured white carpet, everything was kept simple. This allowed the grandeur of the venue to truly shine, lending an air of solemnity and awe to the proceedings.

Many thanks to Illuminen Photography for sharing these wonderful photos with us.

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A Dusty Blue And Gold DIY Wedding At Tanarimba Janda Baik

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High ceilings and wooden decorative elements make for a perfect rustic vintage wedding, what more if some of the wooden details were actually crafted by the groom himself?

This couple chose to personalise their wedding in a very special way, and complementing their wooden décor was a gorgeous colour palette of dusty blue and soft pastel pink, all brought together with touches of gold. Many thanks to hellojanelee Photography for capturing these wonderful moments – from the joy and laughter right down to the amazing décor! Don’t forget to play the beautiful video from Motion in Style.

Rustic bridal bouquet. Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding vow. Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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A Multi-Cultural, Multi-Colour Peranakan Wedding

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A wedding is more than just a union of two people – it’s a union of families, cultures and communities. For this bride and groom, their wedding reflected their Baba Nyonya roots with each of their cultural ceremonies – an ‘akad nikah’ for her side of the family, and tea ceremony for his side of the family. A multi-cultural wedding also meant a beautiful combination of colours – from the thoughtful decorative pieces to that amazing ombre cake! Many thanks to Andrew Yep Photographie for capturing this gorgeous wedding full of joy and colour.

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Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Aina: “We wanted our wedding to reflect both of our cultures, so we decided to pay homage to our roots with a colourful Baba Nyonya / Peranakan theme. Mark’s family is from Penang, while a part of my ancestral family is from Melaka. We went on numerous trips to Peranakan hotspots such as Penang and Malacca to find inspiration for food and décor, as well as to pick up special pieces for décor. We didn’t want a cookie-cutter wedding and focused on it being a fun and lively celebration with close family and friends. We opted for batik fans as our wedding favours since it was an outdoor event and they would serve their purpose; we found them during a trip to Jogjakarta!

“We had our ‘akad nikah’ in the morning at my house, where I wore my Nyonya ‘kebaya’ and my late grandmother’s ‘kain batik’ and antique jewellery pieces, while Mark wore a traditional ‘baju melayu’. After the solemnisation, we changed into our Chinese outfits and had a really fun Chinese tea ceremony, which was a first for my family. I wore a special royal blue ‘cheongsam’ while Mark wore a matching ‘samfu’. It was then followed by a garden reception at home, where we were serenaded by friends. The wedding party ended at the Smokehouse Lounge at Majestic Hotel to keep with the old-school theme.

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Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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An East-Meets-West Vineyard Wedding In France

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Vineyards are the perfect venue for an intimate wedding, and we love how this couple infused their personality, story and heritage into their nuptials. Besides the subtle inclusion of the bride’s half-Indian heritage and the groom’s creative designs, they also included their friends and family, as well as utilised the romantic outdoor space to the fullest.

Keeping their décor minimal to enhance the French vineyard setting, they used lavender as part of the decorations and everything just came together beautifully. Many thanks to Et Voila Weddings for another beautiful wedding and Caroline Cuinet Wellings of BlueCicada Photography for this incredible set of photos. The bride was truly resplendent and the wedding looked every bit out of a fairytale.

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Bluecicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jimmy Choo bridal shoes. Bluecicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Bluecicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Nina: “We had a clear vision of the atmosphere we wanted for the wedding: something relaxed but special as our friends and family would have travelled to be there. We were looking for somewhere with a wow factor but not a traditional French Chateaux as we wanted it outdoors to make the most of the beautiful Provençale countryside. The vine arch was a natural focal point for the ceremony and the courtyard was perfect for dinner as it was enclosed but outdoors, retaining a really intimate feel. As soon as we saw the venue, we knew it was perfect.

“I’m half-Indian and I wanted to incorporate some of the Indian and Hindu traditions into the wedding. My dress was the first one I tried on but I loved it as it was so different – it complemented my figure and it was made from crinkled silk chiffon, which gathered at the centre to create a short train – almost like a saree. I also wore Indian-style jewellery. My bridesmaids’ dresses felt slightly Indian-inspired as well, as they were bejewelled and the skirt was draped in the front – similar to my dress. The flowergirl dresses were from India, and they had bangles and bags from India to throw lavender from.

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Bluecicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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