Traditional

Wedding Ceremony At Tirtha Uluwatu

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Most of you will recognise this iconic venue – Tirtha Uluwatu. Is it the structure that looks like a floating pavilion, the pathway across the pool, or the vast horizon of the ocean as a backdrop? Thanks to EverMotion Photography for sharing with us this wedding. This place always leaves us in awe, which is what the architect intended for it to do and be – a dream wedding venue. This couple kept it simple with white orchid arrangements, directing all attention to the gorgeous bride.

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding Ceremony at Tirtha Uluwatu. Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ELVYRA & DENNY {Indonesia}

Photography by EverMotion Photography / Venue Tirtha Uluwatu, Bali

Rustic Destination Wedding At Khayangan Estate Bali

Destination wedding in Bali. Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There is almost no better place to hold a wedding in Bali than in the last retreat of an emperor, the Khayangan Estate. Personally, we love the bridesmaids in green dresses running the gatecrashing ceremony against that exotic backdrop, not to mention the tea ceremony. Totally photo-worthy.

This was indeed a celebration of love. The groom designed the wedding bands and had them custom-made in Singapore, while the bride made the DIY wedding invitations and tinned pastilles favours.

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine: “It felt great seeing our family and friends who flew in from around the world to Bali. As well as the amazing view and intimate setting of having a dinner reception under a marquee in the garden with an eight-piece Cuban band.

“We wanted a theme that was fresh and vibrant with a rustic touch. The colours we used to style the wedding were quite eclectic but nature-inspired, such as grass green for the bridesmaids’ dresses and sky blue for the groomsmen’s shirts.

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I had the table centrepieces made with all local flowers, moss and pine cones. We used dried grape vines from the north of Bali for our wedding arch, with clusters of pale pink, green and beige flowers of different textures to blend everything together elegantly. We strung jasmine garlands from the trees around the estate, which looked charming and also made the whole estate wonderful.”

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Do as much research as you can for destination weddings. Be careful not to hire based on online portfolios only, as you must be sure that the service matches the quality of the product. Make sure the wedding planner you hire understands you, and can creatively turn your ideas into the real day within your budget! Be firm about your budget, and make decisions earlier rather than closer to the date. This will save you money, as you have the time to find more vendors and negotiate.

“If you’re unhappy at any stage during your wedding planning process, don’t be afraid to make the changes necessary to keep things running smoothly. We had to change our wedding planner three months before our wedding due to poor follow-up and nothing being done. It caused lots of stress, but as soon as we found another planner who was the right one, everything was brilliant and it became fun. Which is how it should be!”

{Steal Jasmine’s Pinterest board}

JASMINE & BEN {Indonesia}

Photography by Terralogical / Videography by Bali Metro DigiArt / Venue Khayangan Estate Uluwatu, Bali / Number of Guests 103 / Wedding Planning by Tifany Fadjar / Bridal Gown by Collette Dinnigan / Bride’s Shoes by Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup by Yeanne and team / Groom’s Attire by CYC Custom Shop Singapore / Groom’s Shoes by Carmina / Bespoke Tie by Vanda / Custom-Made Wedding Bands by Yuen Ting Singapore / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Indigo Eve / Groomsmen’s Attire by Uniqlo / Flowers and Décor by Martha’s Florist Bali / Wedding Cake by Le-Ing Ong / Catering by Dijon Bali / Entertainment Juanito’s Cuban Band

A Wedding With A Hint Of Scottish Influence

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Imagine an all-white rustic country wedding with a hint of Scottish influence. Romantic and fun, this is what you get from a beautiful Italian-Scottish match. It’s great when couples include some of their customs in their weddings. Besides remembering their roots, it gives them a story to tell that others cannot imitate.

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Deanna: “I love the details of the reception – the fairy lights that draped across the beams, the rustic candy table and the overall styling. It made my heart sing when I saw it. The Scottish dancing was a highlight! It got everyone up and all our Australian guests were having such a blast.

“I handmade quite a few things. I made a large photo board myself that had all the guests’ photos on it with their designated table number. Being a photographer myself, I wanted to do something that represented that bit of me. All the place name cards were made out of burlap and leftover paper from the DIY invitations.

“I also made the large sign that hung at the front of the venue with the directions on it. I stained three large pieces of wood, painted the letters and glued them together. It hung perfectly under the big old wine barrel.”

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tealily Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DEANNA & GORDAN {Australia}

Photography by Tealily Photography / Videography by Novae Films / Venue Gledswood Homestead and Winery, NSW / Wedding Planning by Hannah – Kiss and Tell Weddings / Bridal Gown Design by Steven Khalil / Bride’s Shoes by Butter Shoes – Bridal Collection / Makeup by Christina Cleary / Groom’s Attire by McAllans Kilt Hire / Flower Girls’ Dresses by Juju’s Tutus / Flowers and Décor by Affair with George Flowers / Candy Buffet by Pure Bliss Creations / Celebrant Maureen Thorpe / Photobooth by Sydney Photo Booth

Goat Farm Oriental Wedding

Goat farm oriental wedding in Singapore. Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Interesting wedding venue in Singapore. Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We never imagined there were goat farms in Singapore, let alone anyone actually having a wedding at one. But we’re so glad that Stephanie and KC did, because they’ve opened up so many possibilities for wedding venues. The setup looks amazing, and we wish we could have been there to witness this.

Terry from One Eye Click: “For a girl who has spent most of her life on a goat farm, rearing and milking them, it must have been a dream come true for her to get married on the goat farm she grew up in.

“We were very honoured to be able to capture the wedding of Stephanie and KC. The first one we’ve ever done that was held on a farm, and the only goat farm in Singapore at that.

Oriental wedding in Singapore. Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Goat farm oriental wedding in Singapore. Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Oriental wedding décor. Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Stephanie is the only daughter of the owner of the Hay Dairies group, and has handled goats all her life! Many would think that the children of such an organisation wouldn’t be so hands-on, but we were impressed to find out that Stephanie has been doing this for as long as she can remember.

“We got a closer look at the farm while doing a casual shoot with the couple before the reception began –and it was so much fun. The goats are so adorable!

“The reception was held on the grounds of the farm. This was not the first time that Stephanie had planned a party on the farm, but this one was special. A large tent was set up on the premises and done up really nicely according to the theme – oriental. Guests came dressed like they were from Shanghai Tang. It was a beautiful evening.”

Oriental wedding décor. Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Oriental wedding décor. Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Oriental wedding. Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Traditional chinese wedding in Singapore. Photography by One Eye Click. www.theweddingnotebook.com

STEPHANIE & KC {Singapore}

Photography by One Eye Click / Venue Hay Dairies Goat Farm, Singapore

Almost There

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DIY sign. Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bridal car. Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

He is the drummer of a modern rock band, Rosevelt and hardcore band, A4J (AZUREFORJANNE). So you get a classic vintage jeep as a bridal car, old school gold rings for wedding bands, DIY décor, and a group of very awesome people.

Vera: “Basically the theme was cosy and very indie-style. Everything was planned with budget restrictions – DIY décor done by family members and invitation cards designed by Sanjay, A4J’s vocalist. The best thing was we did not have to pay for the venue. It was supposed to be a garden wedding but due to bad weather, we decided to move it indoors.

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding band pillow. Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“The most memorable moment was when Bryan picked up an instrument that he once loved playing but now hates very much, the violin. It took some practice before he could play me a simple song. Another was when the groom and all his groomsmen played those traditional Chinese games before entering the bride’s house. It was fun. Everyone was very cooperative and indeed a good sport.”

Tips from the bride: “Pinterest for overall wedding ideas followed by lots and lots of Google images. I followed a wedding website’s complete what-to-do guide from day 1 of preparations right up to the day we tied the knot.”

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

VERA & BRYAN {Malaysia}

Photography by Andrew Yep Photographie / Venue Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club / Number of Guests 150 / Bridal Gown by Tidebuy.com / Bride’s Shoes by Debenhams / Hair and Makeup by Denise Goh / Catering by Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club / Music by Church band and Nick Davis

Family Affairs

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Traditional Indian weddings are always rich in detail, colour and culture. We can’t help but love the vibrant emotions in these big family affairs that include everyone!

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Dhanya: “For the wedding ceremony, we went for something classic, traditional and elegant, our primary colours being white and gold with accents of maroon and deep purple. It was a Malayalee wedding ceremony, and although we kept the traditional elements, there were many contemporary features present as well.

“One of the most memorable moments for us was seeing each other for the first time at the altar. Another was when we finally tied the knot after nine long years of dating!

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

“For the wedding dinner, we wanted a romantic and intimate vibe. We chose the venue as it perfectly fit the ambience that we were looking for. One of the unique things at the dinner was a candy buffet. The guests, young and old, thoroughly enjoyed it!

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

“The favours were DIY small, square, deep purple boxes topped with a customised tag. In each favour box was a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.

“We also had a DIY photobooth which was a treat too. Not to mention the groom himself was the DJ for the night.”

Tips for brides-to-be: “Do not stress (easier said than done, I know). But once it’s all over, you’ll realise how silly it was to have been petty, and fussed over the smallest things. On that day, the truth is, no one realises if the flowers were the exact shade you picked out or not. So PLAN, DELEGATE and LET GO. Do not micromanage!”

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

Nicholas Leong Photography. Malayalee Wedding Ceremony

DHANYA & BALA {Malaysia}

Photography by Nicholas Leong Photography / Ceremony Venue Puspanita Hall; Dinner Reception Venue Ishq Restaurant in Crowne Plaza, Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests: Ceremony 550; Dinner 200 / Hair and Makeup by FACES by SudhaG / Wedding Band by The Diamond Boutique / Flowers and Décor by Floralworkz / Wedding Cake by SomethingSweet Bymimi / Entertainment by DJ Cut (Groom) / Mehndi Artiste by Nakreze Mehndi

One Voice

This is an amazing idea that’s never crossed our minds before. Put together by Crazy Monkey Studio, the video shows how profound it can be when the wedding vows are edited together instead of being shown separately. For the very first time, we felt two people putting aside their differences and coming together as one voice.

JIA XIN & LIVINGSTONE {Singapore}

Videography by Crazy Monkey Studio

When Two Really Become One

Sayher Heffernan Photography

It was a gorgeous autumn wedding with wonderful weather and a picturesque location to match. Looking at the groom’s mum in a sari and the bride’s mum in a ‘ao dai’, you know this isn’t just about the coming together of two people, but a marriage of two great families.

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Melbourne. Sayher Heffernan Photography

Australian wedding photographer Sayher Hennernan

Wedding at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Melbourne. Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Victoria and Jithma were married in a beautiful church in Middle Park, before heading to Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District) to take their photos. Making their day even more memorable was an unexpected appearance by a Star Wars character.

Their reception for family and friends also took place in the city, at a restaurant called Comme, where there were plenty of laughs during the speeches and lots of traffic on the dance floor.

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Sayher Heffernan Photography

Purple themed wedding. Sayher Heffernan Photography

Superhero wedding photo. Sayher Heffernan Photography

Wedding photo shoot in Melbourne Central Business District (CBD). Sayher Heffernan Photography

Victoria: “One of the most memorable aspects from my big day was being able to spend it with our closest family and friends. We survived the entire night and had drinks with our guests until 4am.

“We chose to have our wedding reception at Comme – a modern Melbourne bar and restaurant. It’s very understated in its décor, and has retained some of its heritage features.

“Our colour scheme came about by coincidence. It started with the bridemaids’ dresses, the invitations, bouquets, table arrangements, groomsmen’s shirts and ties… We wanted the invitations to be easy to read, so we decided on a typographical theme.”

A tip for brides-to-be: “Don’t be shy about asking your friends and family members for references or contacts. Most of the companies we used were based on recommendations from friends. Do choose things that represent you and your partner. And don’t forget that it’s his party too!”

Decoration by Tribal Rose Fitzroy at Comme Bar & Restaurant, Melbourne. Sayher Heffernan Photography

Wedding at Comme Bar & Restaurant, Melbourne. Sayher Heffernan Photography

VICTORIA & JITHMA {Australia}

Photography by Sayher Heffernan / Videography by Turbo Productions / Ceremony Venue Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Melbourne / Dinner Reception Venue Comme Bar & Restaurant, Melbourne / Number of Guests 144 / Bridal Gown by Suzanne Harward / Bride’s Shoes by Stuart Weitzman / Hair by Amy Michalidis / Makeup by Kim Chew / Jewellery by Pilkington Jewellers / Groom’s Attire by P.JOHNSON – Tailors / Bridesmaids’ Dress by Dessy.com / Bridal Bouquet by Sydette Richards / Flowers and Décor by Tribal Rose Fitzroy / Wedding Cake by Bakers Addict / Art and Stationery by Julia Lawson / DJ by DJ Alex Jack of Allegro Music

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