Traditional

A Statement Bride

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This was a story we couldn’t resist. Jess has immensely great style and we love how she wore the traditional ‘kebaya’ for her walk down the aisle instead of a regular, contemporary, white wedding gown. She kept the white gown for her reception, but she still made a statement with her bouquet choice. This wedding is so simple yet so gorgeous and memorable because the couple knew what would make all the difference. For capturing all the beautiful details, we surely have DiktatPhotography to thank.

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Diktatphotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Milan Teh. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When Picking Up The Bride Requires Passports And Flight Tickets

Photo by Milan Teh. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Most bridal couples would have done a separate tea ceremony and wedding for either side of the family, but this groom knew it would mean a lot to his wife-to-be if he did this, and he wanted to honour both sets of parents. So he brought the entire bridal party with him on an unforgettable adventure to Kuala Lumpur and back to Singapore. We have to agree with Milan Teh – the bride in her wedding gown on the plane with the entire bridal party is rather cool. Thanks, Rekord Haus, for the awesome video as well!

Photo by Milan Teh. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Milan Teh. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Milan Teh. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Milan Teh. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Darren Jee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The Beauty Of A Simple Wedding

Darren Jee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Darren Jee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We’ve always had a thing for traditional churches with pews. It’s a shame they don’t build churches like this anymore, there is something about them that evokes a feeling of warmth. This is a simple wedding that was photographed by Darren Jee, and we think it is worth a look.

Jen Nee: “We just wanted it to be simple with minimum fuss. Too many people get caught up in the details and forget to have fun on their big day. When my husband asked the priest if he could kiss me after we were pronounced man and wife, everyone in attendance burst out laughing. It was a sweet, memorable moment.”

Darren Jee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Darren Jee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Darren Jee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Darren Jee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Darren Jee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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An Extremely Fun Traditional Wedding

Photo by JFaith Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bridal portraits at Haji Lane. Photo by JFaith Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Honestly, traditional weddings won’t be boring if you have an extremely fun photographer. We love the vibrant colours here, and even though we had never seen a void deck Malay wedding in Singapore before and so had nothing to compare this to, it really just blew our mind.

Juliana of Jfaith: “Who says a wedding on a void deck cannot be pretty and hipster? Dhirah and Boes gave a rousing answer to that question by having their décor vendor transform the void deck to an English-inspired garden setting. And boy, it was beautiful!

“Of the two, Dhirah was the more outspoken one and she animatedly told me how she had decided to not leave relationships to chance and asked for Boes’ number instead. Boes was just smiling, but it was clear to me that they weren’t just a great match, but were very in love as well.

Photo by JFaith Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by JFaith Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by JFaith Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by JFaith Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by JFaith Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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A Warm Ceremony And Reception

Photo by Moco Bridals

Photo by Moco Bridals

The couple wanted a very personal and warm affair. Something contemporary that didn’t lack that cosy feeling, following their lovely bridal portraits that were taken in Paris and London. We love the interior of the traditional church; besides it being a beautiful church, it really is a lot more meaningful to get married in a church that you attend every week.

Lydia: “We had our wedding ceremony in our own church, which has a lot of wood and gives out a vintage feel. Hilton KL became our final choice for our reception due to capacity as well as the modern feel. In terms of colours, purple was the central colour, with dashes of pink to complement.

“We designed our own wedding invitation cards and did something out of the norm. We also designed and handmade the wedding favours, guest book and decorative backdrop. Honestly, it was quite a lot of work, but it was worth it to see it all come together.”

Photo by Moco Bridals

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The Great Outdoors

Aiman Hakim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s lovely to be able to capture such beautiful outdoor photos. We’re personally very impressed by how even though it was a traditional wedding, the bridesmaids wore mismatched modern colours to make it fun. Love the details and intimate moments at the akad nikah that were captured by Aiman Hakim Photography.

Aiman Hakim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Aiman Hakim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Aiman Hakim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Aiman Hakim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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A Stylish Chinese-Korean Wedding At Carcosa

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ki-lyun is Korean and Auspen is Australian Chinese. They met in Beijing where they studied Mandarin. The couple currently resides in Hong Kong, and they are here in Kuala Lumpur for their wedding. Amazingly, Caroline, a French photographer who is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, spent the entire day conversing with the bride and the Maid of Honour in her own mother tongue. The two of them speak French fluently, and actually became best friends when they met in Paris a decade ago!

Unlike the usual garden weddings that are held at Carcosa, this one was indoors because of heavy rain. The richness of the different languages, cultures and traditions was also evident throughout the ceremony, making this wedding one of a kind.

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“For our wedding we mostly wanted to show our multicultural background, for example, by selecting typically Chinese (Cantonese), Korean and Western styles in our details and clothes. We think we did a great job to incorporate all of it!”

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Caroline: “I was in awe of the absolutely stunning Hanbok dress that the bride wore for the two tea ceremonies of the day. It was a silk, hand embroidered number with vibrant colours and intricate details. I really loved watching the whole process of the tea ceremony – parents and relatives were giving the couple pieces of marriage advice.”
Ki-lyun: “We loved every single moment of our wedding day but we especially enjoyed the photo sessions before the wedding as we relaxed with our friends who had come from far away – Australia, Canada, the UK and Seoul.

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BlueCicada Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Contemporary Church Wedding Ceremony

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

If you read the 2014 wedding trends story in our latest issue, you’d know that pink is making a comeback, while black, previously a taboo colour for weddings, is also on the rise. This wedding is a perfect example of the two colours combined. Maybe it’s coincidence but we love how the black and white stripes on the ribbon go so well with the cathedral. Draw inspiration from your venue and your décor will fall effortlessly into place. Kudos to the absolutely great team behind this wedding – wedding planner Patricia with The Photoz and Wishing Tree. Check out the dinner reception here.

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Deborah: “We chose the simple and classic palette of black and white as our theme then incorporated shades of powder pink and light green into everything. We found black and white to be a delight to work with. We used black and white stripes and polka dot ribbons in our bouquets and corsages, which made a wonderful statement against the beautiful church architecture. It was so easy to keep things classy and also very ceremonious! The venue for our ceremony was an obvious choice: the beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral – where my parents were married and where we share so many memories.”

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at St Mary's Cathedral Kuala Lumpur. Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Photoz. Flowers and decor by Wishing Tree. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DEBORAH & PETTER {Malaysia}

Photography by The Photoz / Videography by Danny / Ceremony Venue St Mary’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 250 / Wedding Planning by Patricia of MY Wedding Planner / Bridal Gown by Oscar de la Renta / Bride’s Shoes by BCBG / Hair and Makeup by Eric Tan / Wedding Bands by Facets Fine Jewelry / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Monique Lhuillier / Flowers and Décor by Wishing Tree / Ceremony Catering by Manju Saigal / Wedding Favours by Asiatique Collections / Wedding Invitations and Stationery by Paper Tiger Press / Entertainment by SweetNotes Jazz Band

Timeless Elegance

Wedding at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This wedding was held at Penang’s two most sought-after venues – a beautiful white garden ceremony at E&O Hotel followed by a chic dinner reception at the Blue Mansion. We love the bridal party, the bridal car and, of course, the stunning bridal gown. This is another good example of how to keep a traditional essence without missing out on some fun. Lynn didn’t have a Pinterest board because she knew exactly what she wanted. With the help of her planner at Touching Hearts, her wedding was nothing short of awesome. Thanks, Alex and Crazy Monkey Studio, for capturing this precious day and sharing it with us.

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A beautiful wedding at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Lynn: “I wanted an intimate feeling and so stayed away from ballroom weddings. Having it in a big city like KL would have meant the guests would be more scattered and getting everyone together would have been challenging with traffic. The experience would have been more about logistics. My mum is from Penang and Penang has such a charm about it; all the little boutique hotels that have been restored are full of character and are all within walking distance of each other, so Penang was a great fit for what I wanted.

“The Blue Mansion, also known as Cheong Fatt Tze, is a unique location; the colours are incredible and it’s got such a story! I wanted to have our wedding there in its authentic state, even if it was without air conditioning!

“E&O Hotel was also a natural choice because of the location. As the dinner reception was going to be in an Asian environment, I wanted the vows ceremony to be ‘western’ and light. That’s why I did it outdoors on grass with a minimal set-up – just a white tree!”

Tips from the bride: “Hire a wedding planner that you can see yourself working with and a good decorator, then focus on enjoying the wedding.”

Wedding at The Blue Mansion, Penang. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A beautiful wedding at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang . Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LYNN & ARNAUD {Malaysia}

Photography by Alextan Artworks / Videography by Crazy Monkey Studio / Ceremony Venue Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang / Reception Venue The Blue Mansion, Penang / Wedding Planning by Touching Hearts / Bride’s Gown by Alice Temperley / Bride’s Shoes by Manolo Blahnik / Hair and Makeup by Lam Tsoi from Hair Corner HK / Groom’s Attire by Dolce & Gabbana / Wedding Bands by Piaget / Flowers and Décor by Bayu Timor / Invitations and Stationery by Adcreative Hong Kong / Entertainment by Jackie

{Read more about the wedding in the magazine}

Destination Wedding At Infinity Chapel Conrad Bali

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We couldn’t wait to share this story with you. First off, Esther and Kennard make such a beautiful couple. Then of course we are still awestruck and amazed at how they planned the entire wedding without a wedding planner all the way from London. Thanks, Terralogical, for sharing these beautiful photos with us.

Esther: “I have always wanted a laid-back and intimate destination wedding, an event that is more of a collective vacation where our closest family and friends can sit back, relax and have a great time. And I can’t tell you what a perfect decision that was. Both of us live in London and most of our family and friends were based in Malaysia, the UK and US. Bali has always been on my ‘to do’ list so we settled on that beautiful island.

“Being from a fashion background myself and Ken from actuarial, we were both extremely picky in terms of location, decoration details, dresses, food, photography, videography, and most importantly, our budget. With all these in mind, we decided to plan the wedding all by ourselves from the UK. We obviously had a bit of a challenge pulling it off from halfway across the world without a wedding planner. It took a lot of courage, patience, time and perseverance to do this all on our own. Nevertheless, everything turned out perfect!

“The venue was more beautiful than we could have imagined; it was a dream come true. We recited our vows during sunset at the beautiful Infinity Chapel overlooking the Indian Ocean and had our reception at Metis restaurant overlooking the lotus and rice fields. Every single moment of my wedding was memorable, from the moment I walked down the aisle with my dad to reciting our vows to our first dance.

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Our inspiration was classic and romantic yet simple with a touch of elegance, something that suited both our tastes and personalities. We incorporated a lot of DIY and the utmost attention to detail in our wedding decorations. Both Ken and I designed and printed our wedding invites and programmes together. I must say it was definitely the most time-consuming part of our wedding planning; we wanted them to be clean, modern and personal. We also put our own creative flair on all the décor, including hanging fairy lights as our reception backdrop.

“My mother handmade my dream veil just by looking at pictures of my dress, and it suited my dress perfectly. My cousin hand-carried my peony bouquet from Kuala Lumpur. The tables were decorated with romantic candles and flowers – blush pink, white and ivory roses, baby’s breath, spray roses, lisianthus, carnations and snap dragon in a mixture of bottles and jars. Our wedding was indeed magical. Our photographers and videographers did such an impeccable job capturing the beauty and feel of the event. We were so blessed with amazing vendors and most importantly having the people that are close to our hearts by our side on this special occasion. We couldn’t have asked for more. It was truly a dream wedding.”

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “If you are planning a destination wedding it is extremely important to do your research. View vendors’ portfolios online, check references and reviews. It’s necessary to have credible vendors that you are comfortable with. Communication with your vendors is important, whether it is through emails or video calls. You need to make sure they clearly understand your vision. Planning this wedding has been, without a doubt, the best experience my husband and I have had since getting engaged. Although the road hasn’t always been easy, the tough parts can’t compare to the joy of celebrating our wedding in Bali. All I can say is it was completely worth it.”

Esther has one of the most beautiful voices ever. It makes us want to watch the whole video and of course, kudos to Bali Metro DigiArt for making the video so seamless.

ESTHER & KENNARD {Indonesia}

Photography by Terralogical / Videography by Bali Metro DigiArt / Ceremony Venue Infinity Chapel, Conrad Bali Resort & Spa / Reception Venue Metis, Seminyak Kuta / Number of Guests 40 / Bridal Gown by Enzoani / Bride’s Shoes by Valentino / Hair and Makeup by Lona Bali Makeup Artist / Groom’s Attire by Johnny Tuxedo / Flowers and Décor by Gloriosa Flower House / Wedding Cake by Ixora Cakes Bali

A Romantic Neutral Palette Wedding

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The San Juan Nepomuceno Parish Church has those old gorgeous tiles, high ceilings, long aisles and pew chairs; the bride couldn’t have worn anything better than a lace dress and long cathedral veil. We love the use of neutral colours and how they go well with almost any theme. It’s so romantic and elegant without being overpowering.

This wedding definitely had a very big wedding party and lots of DIY, including the bridal accessories, candy buffet and wedding favours. The bride’s mum even handmade the bridal bouquet! Abby and Paolo have been together for nine years, and this wedding showed how dearly loved they are by their friends and family. We could go on and on about all the pretty things, but we’ll let Wedoitforlove’s photos do the rest of the talking.

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ABBY & PAOLO {Philippines}

Photography by Wedoitforlove / Videography by Black Tie Project / Ceremony Venue San Juan Nepomuceno Parish Church / Reception Venue Ville Sommet Tagaytay / Bridal Gown by Kristel Yulo / Hair and Makeup by Junie of Jing Monis Salon / Bouquet and Boutonnieres by Bundle.ph / Catering by K by Cunanan / Wedding Coordination by Blushing Bride
 / Lights and Sound by JS Mina / Entertainment by Anima Choir & Strings

Classic Elegance

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We are always captivated by how majestic churches in the Philippines are. Walking through those grand entrances and down the aisles must be every little girl’s dream.

When it was her turn, Larae looked effortlessly elegant in her Monique Lhuillier long trail gown and cathedral veil. The couple chose a season-less neutral palette, and we love how thoughtful they were to personalise gifts for each member of their bridal party, right down to the little ones.

We can imagine how cool it must have been for each of the guests to get a flipbook from the photobooth, and how amazing the after party was, where the older guests danced to the music of the band and the younger ones danced the night away to the music of the groom, DJ Monds. Thanks to Metrophoto for sending us this set of photos, and Derek Yee‘s video for giving us a complete picture of this beautiful wedding.

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.comPhotography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Larae: “We wanted a wedding with a scenic view. Pavillion Tent of Sofitel was perfect because it faces the Manila Bay. This reminded us of our wedding proposal, which was done on a cruise. We also chose a tent as it can be dressed up according to our personal taste and style, unlike ballrooms where you are stuck with the same look and feel.”

Tips from the bride: “Start preparing as early as possible. Less cramming means less stress as you near your wedding day. If you have the time, opt for DIY so it will be more meaningful and personal as it reflects the couple’s personality more. Pamper yourself weeks before to relax both mind and body, and focus on the true meaning of marriage, which is a lifetime commitment, not just on the wedding day itself.”

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LARAE & RAYMUND {Philippines}

Photography by Metrophoto / Videography by Derek Yee Video / Ceremony Venue San Sebastian Church, Manila / Reception Venue Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila / Number of Guests 350 / Wedding Planning by Detalye Weddings and Events / Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes by Manolo Blahnik / Hair and Makeup by Pong Niu / Jewellery by Heirloom / Groom’s Attire by Ermenegildo Zegna and Valentino / Groom’s Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo / Wedding Bands by Piaget / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Serge Jimenez Couture / Groomsmen’s Attire by Serge Jimenez Couture / Event Styling by Miel Cabanes / Flowers and Décor by Emma’s Flowers and Miel Cabanes / Church Choir by Coro Animo / Tiffany Chairs Rental by Windsor & Tiffany / Wedding Cake by Hearts and Bells Cake Artistry / Catering by Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and Bonanza Roasted Calf / Wedding Favours by Chocolate Pralines and Flipbooks by Flip Productions / Photobooth by Flipbooks by Flip Productions / Light and Sound by 10 inch Lights & Sounds / Art and Stationery by Jay Cee Kay Stationers & Engravers / Emceeing by CJ the DJ of Magic 89.9 FM / Entertainment by Trio Strings, Verve Project and DJ Monds (The Groom)

{Read more about the wedding on our magazine}