Whimsical

Photo by Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Rustic DIY Wedding At Food For Thought At Singapore Botanic Gardens

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Do-it-yourself weddings have taken off in popularity and it’s a chance for couple’s to show some creativity. The chandelier was a brilliant alternative to a tedious Pinterest tutorial. Thanks, Andri Tei Photography, for sending us this set.

Maryanne: “Most of our memorable moments were shared with the people that we love the most. It was a great moment to see my parents and my sister in the morning before the whole day began, having our family and friends witness our union in the presence of God, and being surprised by my husband who composed a song in English and Mandarin. That was a real pleasant surprise.

“It was really amazing to walk into the dinner space at Food for Thought and see how everything had come together; it was even better than what we could have imagined. Our favourite part of the evening was when my husband and I took time to give each family member and our spiritual parents a personalised speech, and give them gifts to honour them and thank them for building our lives and loving us. It was a special moment to express our love and appreciation to each of them.

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Fun And Bright Affair At Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences, KL

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This rooftop wedding perfectly represented the happy couple with fun colours, temporary tattoos and lots of laughter. Leona, who is a wedding planner herself, has taught us that ultimately, the best kind of wedding is one where the couple and their guests have a great time! Thanks, Munkeat Photography, for the amazing set of photos.

Leona: “The weather, sunny with a hint of breeze, was perfect. The atmosphere was fun and joyful, and everyone seemed to enjoy the fellowship, food and festivities of the day. It was lovely to have our church friends from different countries in Africa serenade us with a Zimbabwean love song. That was a surprise performance during our wedding ceremony. The speeches were heartfelt and sincere, and my dad made everyone sing ‘Rasa Sayang’ about 17 times (yes I’m exaggerating but just slightly). Everything about our big day was perfect and memorable.

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Cinema themed wedding. Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A DIY Movie Themed Wedding

Cinema themed wedding. Photo by Mark Teo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Mark Teo Photography

Cinema themed wedding. Photo by Mark Teo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Mark Teo Photography

Cinema themed wedding. Photo by Mark Teo Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Mark Teo Photography

We are proud of this couple who coordinated their own wedding. Once in a while, you’ll see a groom who really wants to be involved, and in this case, it was because he wanted to see his bride happy! We love this wedding not just because of the romantic venue, but also the way they gave it character so they could call it their own. Since both Tenny and Aaron are from an advertising agency, their wedding was filled with quirky copywriting, and they successfully engaged their guests with lots of laughter and tears of joy. Thanks, Bloc Memoire, for capturing it all on photos for us.

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

Cinema themed wedding. 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

Aaron: “The most effort was put into the setup at Nosh. This wasn’t your regular hotel wedding ceremony hence the attention to detail was insane. An hour before the guests arrived, I walked around the venue to make sure that everything was done – the flower arrangements, lighting fixtures, photobooths, etc. During this time, Tenny was finishing up her makeup and she was so excited to see everything after being cooped up in her room the whole time. I wasn’t nervous but rather, excited to see her face when we opened the door to see what our months of preparations looked like. My happiest moment was seeing the look on her face when I led her out of the room. She kept going on about how beautiful it looked and how happy she was – she was practically skipping! It was then that I finally understood what ‘happiest day of your life’ meant.

“The concept was simple – ‘A Night at Our Movie’. We’re both movie buffs and we often piss our friends off because we would have already caught all the movies they wanted to watch. We wanted to go with a theme that was a little bit out of the norm and something close to our hearts.

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by The Royalworkshop. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Glimpse Of A Japanese Wedding

Photo by The Royalworkshop. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Royalworkshop. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Royalworkshop. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Royalworkshop. www.theweddingnotebook.com

One of our favourite parts of the job is exploring different types of weddings in Asia. We especially love the rich culture found in Japanese weddings, which are normally more formal than what we might be used to. That wasn’t the case for this wedding, which was held outdoor, and filled with colour and loads of laughter without missing out on the usual customs. Thanks, Daniel, for sharing this with us.

Daniel of The Royal Workshop Japan: “Personally, it was one of the most memorable weddings of 2014, as the wedding was held at a camping spot (near the 5th base of Mt Fuji) in the midst of a typhoon that was passing through Japan. My camera gear was soaked and I mistakenly loaded a roll of colour film instead of the usual BW film, and developed it in my own BW soup. I thought I’d screwed up big time but even though the BW pictures turned out a little ‘older’ than expected, it wasn’t too bad.”

Photo by The Royalworkshop. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Royalworkshop. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Royalworkshop. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by The Royalworkshop. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Bali Destination Wedding. DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Whimsical Pastel Wedding At Tirtha Luhur, Uluwatu

Water color themed wedding. DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bali Destination Wedding. DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It is easy to look at these vibrant photos, so perfectly taken by DiktatPhotography, and conclude that this wedding was flawless, but when you read on you will realise that it was far from perfect. Every bride has her own story to tell, and this just might be one of the most dramatic that we’ve heard.

Fransisca: “The night before our wedding day, our wedding car had an accident and it ended up in a lake. It was a major nightmare; fortunately, they provided us with another car. A series of unfortunate events followed – our Best Man missed his flight so we had to find a replacement the night before the wedding day, and the wedding assistant mistakenly gave us fake wedding bands for our actual wedding ceremony; thank God our video editing team managed to fix that in post-production.

DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DiktatPhotography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Uniquely Theirs

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We would love to see more brides like this one – she’s one of the few brides we’ve come across who share our sentiment that you do not need to be limited by wedding ideas only for inspiration. The talented Rachel also designed her own wedding invitations as well as the lettering on the wall, menu and place cards, and the couple did their own décor. Thanks, Jonathan Ong, for sharing yet another lovely story with us.

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photography by Bloc Memoire. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Woodland Magic At Nosh

Photography by Bloc Memoire. www.theweddingnotebook.com

With no décor planned 1.5 months before her wedding, you’ll be impressed at what this bride pulled off. Salute. Thanks, Bloc Memoire, for this gorgeous set.

Van Mi: “At the end of the solemnisation ceremony, after exchanging vows with Wei Kiat, I could not help but reach for a hug from my mum, and we both cried tears of joy. My father, seeing this and fighting to control his emotions, turned to my husband and said, ‘Take care of my daughter, yes?’ And my husband replied with such conviction in his voice, ‘I will, dad.’ I guess parents have different ways of expressing their feelings, as this really showed.

Photography by Bloc Memoire. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Bloc Memoire. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Bloc Memoire. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Bloc Memoire. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Bloc Memoire. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Bloc Memoire. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Beautiful Details

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Instead of flowers and champagne, this bride really invested in the décor and chose something that best reflected the bridal couple – a happy, carnival-themed wedding that was bursting with colour and that surely lifted everyone’s spirits. Thanks, Daren Chong, for sending us this beautiful wedding that was styled by Bliss & Glitz.

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Daren Chong Photography. Event Styling by Bliss & Glitz. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When Divers Wed

Photo by Bloc Memoire Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There is something about diving that teaches us about commitment. When faced with a space as vast as the sea, one can literally go and explore anywhere. But the buddy system that is instilled in every diver reminds us to stay committed to the dive plan, while ensuring there is always someone to depend on and to watch our back. This couple is off to a good start – theirs is a theme that their diver friends will easily resonate with, and it’s also a simple way to share a part of their life that means a lot to them with their friends who don’t dive. Thanks, Bloc Memoire, for connecting us to this great love story, and for capturing all the beautiful moments and pretty details.

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

Olive: “We are avid scuba divers. We actually met in Malaysia on a dive trip. We were in a long distance relationship for a year, and we met every three months to go diving in the best dive sites in Asia, namely Wakatobi, Sipadan and Bali.

“We wanted our wedding to be fun, casual and, at the same time, dreamy and romantic, so when we saw North Border (just by chance!), we both said, ‘We’ve found our venue!’ We just needed fairy lights to add that dreamy feel.

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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Whimsical ‘Up’-Inspired Ceremony At Tanarimba Janda Baik

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A wedding at Tanarimba Janda Baik. WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shi Ying and Kang Lih put together a wedding that was inspired by the Pixar motion picture ‘Up’, though mostly focusing on the shades yellow and blue, which was a wise way of making the theme uniquely theirs. We totally love the details, especially the cake topper! Thanks, WeFreeze, for brightening up our week with this!

Shi Ying: “We had guests flying in from all over the world for our big day. Many were our closest friends and family members who had come all the way just for our wedding. We were a very blessed couple indeed.

“We chose the movie ‘Up’ as our theme, and many of the wedding items were inspired by it. Also, the location was a boost to the rustic feeling we wanted to have. We love our photographer and our designer for the invitations and stationery; they did a fantastic job. Our caterer and decorator did great too.”

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cool cake topper. WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “An intimate wedding is the way to go. After all, you are sharing this journey with your closest friends and family, people who have known you and seen the both of you grow together right up to the day you become husband and wife.”

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SHI YING & KANG LIH {Malaysia}

Photography by WeFreeze Photography / Venue Annexe Hall of Enderong Resort, Janda Baik, Pahang / Number of Guests 120 / Bridal Gown by Makyovision / Bride’s Shoes by Christy Ng Shoes / Hair and Makeup by Desmond Makeup + Hair / Groom’s Attire by Hugo Boss / Wedding Bands by DeGem Diamond / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Dessilyme / Flowers and Décor by Khareyan Events / Wedding Cake by Gateauxlicious / Catering by Big Onion Food Caterer / Wedding Favours by Ebay / Art and Stationery by Thistle Cards / Entertainment by Mekar Subur Resources

Something Beautiful

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When two lovebirds are designers and crafty people, you know you’ll get some awesome stuff. From their bridal portraits to the very beautiful spring colour palette and water colour illustrations for their invitations, their personalised menu right down to their pretty wedding website, we thoroughly enjoyed all the details of this fun-filled wedding. (Thanks, Nez Cruz!)

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Be sure to check out their website; it’s one of the best we’ve ever seen. We absolutely love it. The ‘Save The Date’ comic gave us a good laugh, especially because it’s what (almost) every bride goes through!

Photo by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LORRA & ELBERT {Philippines}

Photography by Nez Cruz Fine Art Photography / Videography by Zoombox Wedding Videos / Ceremony Venue Santuario De San Antonio, Makati City / Reception Venue The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion / Bridal Gown by Veejay Floresca / Flowers and Décor by Vatel Manila

DIY Vintage Travel Themed Ceremony

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Another couple from Singapore nailed it when they chose a vintage travel theme for their wedding ceremony. Despite the fact that it was in a traditional church, they managed to pull off the theme very well. Their invitations and wedding favours were DIY, and we have to applaud Frances for being one of the rare brides to wear a short wedding dress. Of course, we’ve also got to thank John Lim for sharing these photos with us.

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Frances: “We wanted our wedding to be different and something that represented us. The concept behind the wedding is vintage, something that we’ve always loved and that is a part of our life. Even the church is apparently the oldest Teochew church in Singapore.

“We used a VW Kombi as our bridal car and our own 1976 Vespa Sprint Veloce as part of the decorations. We welcomed our guests with things like maps, suitcases, etc. around the reception table, to represent travelling, which we love. To make our lunch area cosier, we had long tables instead of the usual round ones and Tiffany chairs.

“My most memorable moment was seeing the joy in my family and friends, as they shared my big day with me.”

Tips from the bride: “Think of something that represents you or something that you love the most, and work around it. Always plan ahead and give yourself time.”

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

John Lim Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

FRANCES & STEPHEN {Singapore}

Photography by John Lim Photography / Venue Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary / Number of Guests 100 / Bridal Gown by Olive Suite Bridal / Bride’s Shoes by CK Tangs / Hair and Makeup by Mansia Tan / Groom’s Attire by MUJI / Wedding Bands by Carrie K / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Saturday / Flowers and Décor by Heaven in a Wild Flower / Wedding Cake and Desserts by Carpenter & Cook / Catering by One Paradise