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