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The Blue Mansion in Penang, previously known as the Cheong Fatt Tse Mansion, brings you back in time and leaves you with a warm feeling of home. Here, the iconic blue structure, very wisely combined with colourful kebayas and cheongsams worn by the family, resulted in really beautiful photos.

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Chinese traditional wedding. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Blue Mansion Penang wedding. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Blue Mansion Penang wedding. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Blue Mansion Penang wedding. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ann: “We definitely knew what we didn’t want, which was a hotel ballroom wedding. We considered a beach wedding but knew that all of our guests would be sweating. While doing research, we came across Alex Tan’s photos of Lynn and Arnaud’s wedding, immediately fell in love with the venue and placed a booking the very next day.

“With such a beautiful venue, deciding on our theme was really easy – oriental. My family is very proud to be Peranakan Chinese, and we love our beautiful kebayas. It was easy to get everyone to turn up in traditional outfits. The mansion and décor were simple yet beautiful, and I remember at one point in the evening, looking around and thinking this is exactly how we imagined our wedding to be.”

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Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Penang bridal portraits. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Don’t ever fall for the ‘it’s only once in a lifetime’ marketing gimmick. Always choose whatever suits your budget, and most importantly, what you and your husband agree on. It’s not worth it to argue over that one day. Also, your actual day wedding photographer is the most important of all, because he or she will need to capture the right moments to create memories that will last a lifetime.”

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ANN & TERRY {Malaysia}

Photography by Alextan Artworks / Venue The Blue Mansion by Samadhi, Penang / Number of Guests 170 / Wedding Planning by Evelyn Ho / Bridal Gown by Eleusis / Bride’s Shoes by ALDO / Hair and Makeup by Yvonne Bridal Makeup / Groom’s Attire by Emerald Brilliant Cheongsam Boutique / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Vintage Cheongsam & Kebaya / Groomsmen’s Attire by Bangkok Chinatown / Flowers and Décor by Poh From Cheong Fatt Sze / Wedding Cake by Penang Wedding Cakes / Art and Stationery by Agape Communications Pte Ltd / Band by Superband Entertainment