Traditional

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