Vintage

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Botanicals, Blush And Dusty Blue At Nosh, Singapore

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Guided by their vintage botanical theme of neutral hues, greenery, and a touch of dusty blue and gold, Charis and Joshua put together a DIY wedding at the church where they grew up – Church of the Good Shepherd. It was indeed a labour of love for the couple and their friends, as they created the calligraphy musical backdrop, signs and wedding invitations. Many thanks to Bloc Memoire Photography for these precious memories!

Weddings are a celebration of a couple’s union, but they are also in large part about the people who have been a part of that journey. We are always glad to see couples search for unique ways to appreciate their loved ones.

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Dusty Blue And Gold DIY Wedding At Tanarimba Janda Baik

Beautiful wedding stationary. Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Yellow and Grey Industrial DIY Wedding In Kuching

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at The Granary Kitchen + Bar, Kuching. 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

This was a wedding of contrasts, as the venue was rustic with its exposed brick walls yet industrial with its steel staircase and high ceilinged warehouse interior. Strung with lights and set up in a combination of yellow and light grey, this wedding was literally brought together by the efforts of the bride and groom. Their DIY project brought them closer together and they made sure their wedding reflected their personalities and love story. We love the little details too: succulents in the bride’s bouquet, and the various decorative accents. Many thanks to Andrew Yep Photographie for capturing this beautiful wedding.

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Retro 1960s-Inspired Backyard Wedding

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The best thing about having a DIY wedding is that no matter what, it becomes very closely personalised to your own style and story. This couple was no exception, from involving their friends and family in the process to rummaging through their parents’ old knick-knacks. (They found some real gems!) We loved the relaxed vibe and casual décor, complete with the loving smiles of the newlyweds and their guests. Thanks to Memoir Click Studio for this pretty set of photos.

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Warm, Earthy Garden Wedding At Gardens By The Bay, Singapore

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We love it when we see a couple’s nuptials reflect their personality, and for Jason and Constance, their wedding showed their deep love for each other, their down-to-earth personalities and the joy they wanted to share with their loved ones. The bride knew that she wasn’t a traditional ‘girly’ bride and chose to don a two-piece with oxfords instead of the usual bridal gown and heels. We think she looks fantastic! Thanks to Samuel Goh Photography for capturing these special moments.

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Samuel Goh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Pink And Brown Baskin-Robbins Themed Wedding

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

No one ever complains about an ice cream party, but this is so much more than just another good idea. There’s a story behind it, one that we’ll let the bride Charmaine share with you. We adore her Celest Thoi dress and those adorable flowergirl outfits. The simple white flowers against the rustic brown and blush pink shades look gorgeous too! Thanks for the photos, Arch & Vow Studio!

Dress by Celest Thoi. Photo by Arch and Arrow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch and Arrow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Charmaine: “As my family is the master franchiser of Baskin Robbins, I literally grew up with the brand, and my husband used to call me ‘Baskin-Robbins’ instead of my name before we began dating. Pink and brown are the theme colours for these two reasons: firstly, the Baskin-Robbins logo carries pink and brown polka dots, and I thought the colours went well together. Secondly, pink and brown evoke very different feelings – pink is romantic and sweet, while the earthy shades of brown bring a good balance so that the whole theme isn’t too princess-y or girly.

“One of the most unforgettable moments was when I walked down the aisle with my dad, along with the music played live by my sister’s boyfriend (piano) and my high school junior (cello). This private celebration with our closest friends and family was very meaningful and special, particularly the exchanging of vows and the speech by the Maid of Honour, who was my sister.

Photo by Arch And Vow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Arch and Arrow Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Wedding With A Thousand Guests Planned In Less Than 3 Months

Red wedding shoes. Photo by Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s hard to believe that one can plan a wedding with a thousand guests in less than three months, but this bride managed to do that, thanks in large part to the fact that her groom, Michael, is the owner of the biggest event organising, decorating and design agency in Bandung, Indonesia. Check out their sets and props! Thanks, Axioo, for giving us a look at this wedding.

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A DIY Vintage Party At Enderong House, Janda Baik

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This is a perfect example of a DIY bride done right. The challenge of DIY is you not knowing what is too much. Doing everything will be close to impossible, especially if you have a day job. This couple hand-sewed their brilliant wedding favours and invitations, both of which could be prepared well in advance. Then the bride splurged on red, heart-shaped helium balloons, pretty paper straws and that Etsy cake topper, which definitely nailed it. Keeping the guest list small was also smart, and it’s one of the reasons why we are totally in love with this wedding. Do also check out their underwater proposal here.

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wei Wei: “Since day one, we’ve wanted something that relates to our childhood days, hence the ‘summer vintage’ theme. It was love at first sight when we saw the venue. The entire resort has a very intimate yet romantic feel, and we instantly knew we wanted to tie the knot there at Enderong. We chose the colour gold as a base as it creates a balanced texture and atmosphere.

“We sent out customised ‘pints of 90’s candies’ wedding invites to our guests. We managed to hand-sew sets of ‘five stones’ for wedding favours, and the dessert table was entirely done on our own. Some of the props are vintage finds sourced locally, and we DIY-ed so many things, including the invitations, banners and even my own makeup.”

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “For DIY brides out there, do a lot of research online. Try Pinterest, wedding blogs and any wedding magazines you can get your hands on. Next, get your family and friends to be part of your wedding preparation. We couldn’t have done it alone and having them involved meant the world to us! Also, just know and accept that while things will inevitably go wrong, the only thing that matters is you’re marrying the person you love. Seeing all of our close friends whom we call family as I was walking towards the altar overlooking the pond and hills was beyond perfect.”

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WEI WEI & STUTU {Malaysia}

Photography by Tah Cheng from KL Photographers / Venue Annexe Hall of Enderong Resort, Janda Baik, Pahang / Number of Guests 60 / Bridal Gown by Custom Made / Groom’s Attire by Paul Smith / Wedding Bands by Van Cleef & Arpels / Décor by Typo and Etsy / Wedding Cake by Xiao by Crustz / Wedding Cake Topper by Better Off Wed on Etsy / Catering by Party’s Planner / Wedding Favours by DIY ‘five stones’ in paperbags by Typo

A Wedding Ceremony At Intercontinental Singapore

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A very creative wedding at Intercontinental Singapore. Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds posted this wedding invitation many months back and it has definitely left an impression. Our expectations for the wedding were high and we are so glad it did not disappoint. It even had its own twists and fun, including “missing wedding rings”!

Sometimes we can’t help but feel that weddings have become over-commercialised and have lost their meaning, but couples like Jeri and Bern remind us that there’s still hope. This couple carefully designed, printed and folded each of their invitations, and their wedding favours were so thoughtful we’re sure their guests felt their sincerity and love.

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Creative display of wedding photos. Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

One of their most memorable moments came when the couple pretended during the solemnisation that they had lost their wedding rings! The rings were then delivered by a remote-controlled VW Kombi, the same Kombi that Bern had used for his marriage proposal two years ago.

“Jeri and Bern make a stylish pair, who share a love for graphics, travelling, vintage collectibles, quaint cafes, balloons and bicycles, all of which were summed up very well by their ‘Wanderlust’ wedding theme. The wedding was held at Intercontinental Singapore, known for its timeless heritage appeal. The colours selected for the wedding were cream, gold and blush pink. Bringing together Bern and Jeri’s favourite things, the wedding boasted decorated bikes, giant helium balloons, wild mixes of flowers, and vintage and old school elements. Jeri and Bern’s love for each other and spirit of exploration were the true inspiration for their big day! Now, they can embark on an even greater journey together.”

Creative ring bearer. Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

JERI & BERN {Singapore}

Photography by Multifolds Photography / Venue InterContinental Singapore / Number of Guests 220 / Wedding Planning by Wedrock Weddings / Bridal Gown by Dang Bridal / Bride’s Shoes by ALDO / Hair and Makeup by Lynette Feng / Groom’s Attire by Dang Bridal and ZARA / Wedding Bands by Love & Co. / Groomsmen’s Attire by Handmade floral bows from Etsy

1950s Vintage Coke Theme

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

If you don’t already know, we don’t plan weddings. We love weddings and all things beautiful. Our desire is to see weddings in this region rise to greater heights. We understand that not everyone has the budget to splurge on their big day, but creativity bursts forth when your resources are limited. That is why many of our favourite weddings this year are DIY.

Chaiyen, one of our team, took the opportunity of her sister’s wedding to show us exactly how we can maneuver the budget and personalise a wedding with small details. These lovely photos are taken by WeiMin and Chris Teoh.

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wei Min. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wei Min. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wei Min. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wei Min. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Chris Teoh. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Chris Teoh

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wei Min. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wei Min. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wei Min. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wei Min. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chaileng: “I do have quite a huge Coke collection. When my sister told me that we should do a red and white Coke-themed wedding, I jumped onto the bandwagon and she handled it all from there. It was great because it took a big chunk off our shoulders while we focused on all the major decisions such as guest lists and cash flow.

“Instead of spending too much on flowers, we channelled that money to our candy bar and dessert table. It was equally pretty and made more sense to us because it was edible. My sister and I were in the States earlier this year and it was close to Valentine’s Day so there were loads of seasonal candies. We bought most of our stuff from Target and Party City. We were a little disappointed with the car plate that we’d bought online because it is not real metal but I guess it still looked good in photos.

“The wedding was a celebration of wonderful people who are a big part of our lives. It was beautiful to see laughter and tears shed during the ceremony. God’s love was indeed evident! We decided on the venue because it is really pretty on its own and we wouldn’t need to spend much on doing it up. They have an in-house caterer and the food was great. It fit our budget and theme perfectly.”

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by WeiMin. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Wei Min. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Boho Chic

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

About 280 guests gathered for the wedding of these two photographers, Mildred and Marlon. Decorated with beautiful vintage paraphernalia, the reception was everything the couple wanted – the perks of working in the wedding industry and having friends who understood exactly what they wanted for their wedding.

Mildred: “We wanted to have a very laidback wedding; something that’s not too formal and constricted. A bohemian wedding with a touch of vintage was outright perfect for our personalities. It’s a good thing working in the wedding industry has its perks. We were able to work not only with colleagues but people from the industry whom we already consider friends. Because of their genius, our ideas for our wedding were executed according to our vision. DIY ideas – reception styling, boutonnieres and floral head wreaths – were pulled off with the help of the creative minds of Cuckoo Cloud Concepts.

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“The bridal gown was designed by Jerrick Macasocol. But I gave him pointers as to what I would like in my wedding gown. Like, I wanted a flowy bohemian gown made of off-white lace with an open back. It is actually a two-piece dress. The lower gown is actually a skirt that can be removed, with a short knee-length lace dress inside. I asked him to design it that way so I can still use the knee-length dress after the wedding.

“I designed the bridesmaids’ dresses myself, bought the materials, and had them made by a trusted local seamstress here in Cebu. I wanted the gowns to be flowy and easy to move in to maintain the bohemian vibe. I wanted different designs for each of them so they can still use the gowns after the wedding, without having to worry that someone else has the same dress. I went for soft, romantic neutral colours like peach, melon, beige, and cream.”

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Marlon Capuyan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MILDRED & MARLON {Philippines}

Photography by Marlon Capuyan Photography / Videography by Noel Samson Wedding Films / Ceremony Venue St. Therese Parish / Reception Venue IPI Sports Complex / Number of Guests 280 / Wedding Planning by Joseph Arnejo / Bridal Gown by Jerrick Macasocol / Hair and Makeup by Jomer Arrances and Bienne Ybanez / Groom’s Attire by Roger Salazar / Flowers and Décor by Eric Zanoria / Reception Styling by Cuckoo Cloud Concepts / Car Rental Warner Pasasadaba / Catering Creative Cuisine / Sound System and Lighting by REMO Lights (Prosound)

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