Bridal shoes. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Faith and Max held their wedding at Taylor’s University Lakeside, and from the moment guests received their invitations, it was like they had just gotten passes to the most happening event of the year. We wish we were there because it looked like such an uber cool wedding.

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding invitations. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Max: “The theme of our wedding was ‘We Love Because God First Loved Us’ (1 John 4:19). I believe our wedding theme and concept came from none other than God. [Faith and I] have so many differences, yet we are able to choose to love because we know God has planned this relationship for us since the beginning. Basically we realised that we can’t love if we never learn that love comes from God in the first place.

“As to why we chose this venue, this is where our hearts are. We love college students. There’s just so much energy in them as well as potential. We are thankful for the privilege of building a campus generation as well as our church ministry. It was at this very spot that I proposed a year before our wedding.

Guest notes. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding party. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Taylor's Lakeside garden wedding. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“It was unbelievable that the day had come – a day in which I saw how God had orchestrated such a beautiful wedding for us! Firstly, there was fine weather during the rainy season, and secondly, my bride sang her vows in a song – the sweetest one. On that day, we married the best that God has given us.”

Ultimately, we think weddings are only for a day, but marriage is for a lifetime, so build the latter. It doesn’t cost tons of money to have a good wedding; after all, it’s not so much a good wedding that we desire but a good marriage. The key is to have a meaningful wedding.”

Taylor's Lakeside garden wedding. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Pouring of sand ceremony. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We both love creativity. We had a casual vintage theme. Pastel blue was the main colour, followed by pastel pink and yellow. With the limited budget we had, and leveraging on God’s given idea, we made use of designs and lots of recycled materials for our invitations and wedding décor.

“Bottles and cans were collected from different kopitiam and cafés, with the help of some friends. Faith’s cousin Alexandrea Yeo, who is a designer, designed and made her wedding gown, and Faith’s brother composed a song for us.

Paper plane instead of confetti, clever idea. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

First valentine's gift as ring holder. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Our wedding bands were carried by my first Valentine’s Day gift to her – a teddy bear. I must admit that Faith was the main creative person when it came to the entire theme, resources and planning. She would make a really good wedding planner!

“I personally loved the wedding invitations (I’m biased!). It served not just as a wedding card with concept and info, but also as a fridge magnet. We’ve seen them in many of our relatives and friends’ homes. If you look closely, you’ll see ‘12345’ – 2012, March 4 at 5pm.

Taylor's Lakeside Campus wedding. Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Inlight Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Our tips for brides-to-be: “Start with a theme while planning. Try to DIY if you’re confident enough, otherwise find friends who are. Get a good wedding coordinator who will help relief you from stress so you can enjoy the moment. Finally, appreciate those involved in making your big day happen.”

FAITH & MAX {Malaysia}

Photography by Inlight Photos / Videography by With Love / Venue Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Uni Square, Selangor / Number of Guests 350 / Bridal Gown by Alexandrea Yeo / Bride’s Shoes by Taobao / Hair and Makeup by Pixie / Wedding Bands by Materialise Creativity & Mass Customization / Groom’s Attire by Topshop / Wedding Cake by Chef Karam / Catering by Ruemz Hotel / Invitations by Max (Groom) / Entertainment by Relent, Taylor’s University Symphony Orchestra and Jyne Lim (FRESCO) / Sound and Lighting by Psychoacoustic Sound & Lights