Whimsical

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

Vintage Carnival

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This wedding is awesome on so many levels. A good location, and a very inspiring, fun theme and team! And of course we have this set of very beautiful images from Jonathan Ong. Sometimes we feel as though all of heaven rejoices whenever there’s a couple who celebrates with a wedding that is true to themselves.

We know it’s not fair; the bride had a team of wedding designers. Which got us thinking, maybe sometimes we just don’t trust our event planners enough when they give us crazy, conceptual ideas, because we think no one has done it before. Maybe sometimes we just need to dive in with a leap of faith if we feel that it’s right, because honestly, even the event planners can’t fully imagine it too.

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Kirstyn: “We booked The Substation not long after getting engaged. The space is amazing and suited us perfectly. The whole look and feel of the day started with inspiration from The Substation. As for the ceremony location, Adam and I didn’t really want a garden or beach or anywhere typical, but we wanted a venue that could facilitate the carnival. The old Newport Rail Workshops were perfect, plus it was just three minutes’ drive away from our reception venue!

“The whole wedding was vintage carnival-inspired. We chose the 1930s and 1940s in particular so that there was a distinct era and continuity throughout the whole day. Adam and I both love theatre – I love the performance side and Adam loves the actual spaces. So we wanted the ceremony to have a dramatic feel about it. Our celebrant, Jon Von Goes, was hilarious and really set the tone for the rest of the day. We even had a few guests say that it felt like ‘the show had begun.’

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Adam and I love things with an earthy, rustic, organic feeling so we tried to have that throughout. The centrepieces ran the whole length of the tables with many different elements so that they were not only eye-catching as you walked in, but when you sat down there were lots of details to admire. There were large gold candlestick holders, moss, flowers in jars and bottles, pinwheels, carnival terrariums with merry-go-rounds and elephants, and lots of candles. Then we had a huge ceiling installation that had large balls of flowers, wire balls, moss balls and pendant lights. It looked like something out of a movie.

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Adam is a chef so it was really important to him that the food be outstanding. Quite often meals made en masse lack the personality that restaurant food has, but our food was fabulous and full of character.

“All of the details throughout the whole day made our day special and enhanced the experience for our guests; we had so many people comment that everything about the day was so typically us, which is what it’s about at the end of the day – us.

“Adam and I had the greatest night. We didn’t feel rushed or as though we spent the whole night hosting, we simply enjoyed the party we had worked so hard to put together and it was magical.”

Tips from the bride: “As a wedding planner, this is what I do for other brides all the time, but after experiencing it firsthand, I cannot stress enough how critical having a coordinator was to the enjoyable day we all had.”

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

KIRSTYN & ADAM {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Ceremony Venue The Old Newport Rail Workshops / Reception Venue The Substation, Newport / Number of Guests 150 / Wedding Planning and Styling by IGBY Productions / Bride’s Shoes by Wittner / Bride’s Veil and Hair Accessories by Alannah Hill / Groom’s Attire by Hugo Boss / Groom’s Shoes by ASOS / Groomsmen’s Attire by ASOS, MYER and ZARA / Hair by Mary Posterino – Salon Symmetry and Adam DiBiase – Salon Jenaire On the Waterfront / Makeup by Sadie Tate / Wedding Party Flowers by Connie Fedele / Reception Flowers by IGBY Productions / Catering by Melbourne Catering Company / Favours by Lajari Design House / Invitations and Stationery by Bride and Bdesignsinvitations on Etsy / Entertainment by Austin Busch and Anthony Murray and Mamakusa

{Read more about the wedding on our magazine}

True Love Is A Big Deal

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s not every day we see a relationship that lasts 10 years, so we’re truly happy for Janel and Paulo, who not only found a lover in each other, but a best friend whom they will keep by their side forever. And with that, we bring you this beautiful set of photos taken by Jaja Lifestyle Photography.

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

From the bride: “The whole wedding was unforgettable but some of the most special moments were when we recited our personal vows, and when I walked down the aisle and saw our families, friends and my grandparents, and Pau waiting for me at the altar. It has always been my dream to walk down the aisle in a pretty white gown. When my grandfather danced with me during the reception, I cried. I felt at that very moment that no matter what happens, I would always be his little girl.

“We wanted a theme that was not too over the top and décor heavy, so we chose polka dots and stripes since it is simple, yet very cute and easy to match. As it was summer, salmon pink, seafoam green and mint seemed suitable. Pau and I never thought of having our reception indoors. We wanted to be different from the weddings we’ve attended. We love the idea of backyard receptions because they seem very simple, comfortable and fun.

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Together with my cousin and friends, we made a newspaper to share our story as a couple with our guests. We wanted to share with them our 10 years of being together. We had different games that involved all of our guests throughout the night, for example trivia questions for guests to get to know us better, and Jenga as an alternative to tossing the bridal bouquet.

“Prepare a lookbook of how you envision your wedding and reception to be. It helps you put everything together and match your ideas.”

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Putting aside all the pretty things, what we truly want to celebrate is this couple. You have to listen to the vows they make to each other in the video compiled by IGS Cinema to understand the love that they have for each other. It suddenly dawned upon us that a pretty wedding is but an empty shell if true love is not part of the whole thing.

Janel & Paulo {Philippines}

Photography by Jaja Lifestyle Photography / Videography by LEC of IGS Cinema / Ceremony Venue Chapel on the Hill, Tagatay City / Reception Venue Clearwater House, Tagatay City / Number of Guests 280 / Wedding Coordination by E-vents’ Ezzentials / Bridal Gown by Michi Calica / Bride’s Shoes by Nine West and Nike Jordan 11 / Hair and Makeup by Terence Buenaventura / Groom’s Attire by Mak Tumang / Boutonnieres by {etc} Handmade Goodness / Bridesmaids’ Attire by Joon Dayrit / Groomsmen’s Attire by Mak Tumang / Ceremony Flowers and Décor by Amante Fleurs / Wedding Cake by Cake Tree Manila / Catering by Passion Cooks / Activity Booth by Spark + Twinkle / Invitations and Stationery Design by Printsonalities / Entertainment by Daryl Ong and Chiro

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Whimsical Celebration

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

To be honest, when we first stumbled upon this set of photos, we didn’t realise that it was a wedding in Singapore. The flowers and colours used were so rare. The photography style of Ivan Tan definitely did its magic too – the images and emotions look so effortless yet real.

It’s not often we get to see an Asian bridal couple actually relax and enjoy their wedding. We like it when the couple is involved in the décor because it seems as if their wedding is their first special project together.

From the round green and purple paper lanterns, origami cranes and crepe paper flowers, to the pretty centerpieces, colourful buntings and adorable furry green animals, every element had been carefully pieced together by the couple and their friends.

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jia Yin: “It’s hard to pin down a favourite moment – the impromptu sing-along session with the band, secretly-organised party games we weren’t told about, the heartfelt speeches from the best man Hianyi and maid of honour Jess, the endless photobooth madness… At the end of the day, we were just overjoyed that our guests enjoyed themselves.”

Huan Min: “One of my groomsmen, Dalun, surprised me by turning up at my home in the morning when he was supposed to be studying in the States. The feeling really was indescribable.

“We wanted our wedding to be not about us, but about all who have touched our lives, because without these wonderful people we would not be who we are. With the idea of a house party in mind, we chanced upon Food For Thought at Singapore Botanic Gardens and fell in love with the expansive space and wholesome home-style dishes.”

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Forget about fairytales, a wedding is a celebration of love and friendship; everything else is cosmetic. If you’re pining for the perfect solitaire and the wind in your hair, you’re setting yourself up for stress and disappointment.

“Take your time to bring together a team who shares your vision and tastes. We were deliberate in asking Ivan to be our photographer, not just because he made great photos but because his philosophy towards photography – to capture moments and interactions as they happened; no second takes – resonated with us.”

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ivan Tan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Finally, enjoy this video compiled by Mphoricstudio.

JIA YIN & HUANMIN {Singapore}

Photography by Ivan Tan Photography / Videography by Mphoricstudio / Reception Venue Food For Thought, Singapore Botanic Gardens / Number of Guests 150 / Bride’s Gown by Valens Couture / Bride’s Shoes by TOMS, Steve Madden and Jimmy Choo / Hair and Makeup by IKON Studio / Groom’s Attire by Topman, ZARA and Massimo Dutti / Wedding Bands by Tiffany & Co / Flowers and Décor by Joyous Florist / Wedding Favours by Taobao / Invitations – Design by Mary Bernadette; Printed by The Gentlemen’s Press / Entertainment by Today’s Special / Photobooth by One Eye Click Live / Lighting and Sound by XJ Audio and Visual Productions

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