Many talk about having an intimate wedding, but few get to experience a celebration like Irina and Erzhan’s. The newlyweds, who are from Kazakhstan, had only both sets of parents there to witness their special day – which, ultimately, is truly what matters.

Photographer Anna-Rina remembers the moment she first received an email from Irina. “Is this some kind of joke?” she thought. It’s not every day that a Malaysian photographer based in Kuala Lumpur gets the opportunity to photograph a wedding celebration with just four guests. “I don’t understand Kazakh,” she said. “But I could feel the romance in the air. Seriously!”

A year before their big day, Erzhan had surprised Irina with a holiday to India where he proposed in front of the Taj Mahal – the majestic monument that was built as a sign of eternal love.

Anna Rina Photography Malaysia

Anna Rina photography wedding

Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Langkawi wedding. Anna Rina photography

Berjaya Langkawi Resort wedding. Anna Rina photography

Malaysia beach wedding. Anna Rina photography

Anna Rina photography

Beach wedding in Malaysia. Anna Rina photography

Malaysia photographer Anna Rina

Photographer Anna Rina

IRINA & ERZHAN {Malaysia}

Photography by Anna-Rina / Venue Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Malaysia / Number of Guests 4 / Bridal Gown by Fashion House Papilio / Bride’s Shoes by Melissa / Groom’s Attire by Ramsey / Cake and Décor by Berjaya Langkawi Resort