Photo by hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Going down the DIY route may require a lot of work, but at the end of the day, the payoff is definitely worth it. It ensures that your wedding reflects your style, personality and the celebration of such an important milestone!

This bride and groom tirelessly DIY-ed everything, keeping the colour palette simple with peach and white, and adding pops of colour from the bridal bouquet, flowers and décor – and not forgetting the bride’s beautiful multi-coloured hair! Special thanks to hellojanelee for these beautiful snapshots.

Wedding at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. Photo by hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Caryn: “We didn’t hire any planners or decorators and our ROM was held on 1 January morning, so we started setting up at the venue right after the New Year’s Eve countdown. With the help of my bridesmaids, we were finally done at 5am, just in time to get my makeup and hair done, and for my husband to take a quick nap before the big day! It was really crazy, but we did it and it was worth it!

“I started tearing just moments before walking down the aisle as I was overwhelmed with so many emotions. Thankfully I had my bridesmaids with me, and they cracked jokes and made funny faces to stop me from crying before my entrance. Of course, the waterworks started again when both my parents walked me down the aisle, seeing the look on my husband’s face as I walked towards him, and hearing his vows for the first time! We’ve been together for over 9 years and I’m really glad that I’ll be spending the rest of my life with him!”

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We wanted something simple, cosy, intimate and a little rustic, which was more ‘us’. My husband found the venue – the Pool Bar & Grill at Le Meridien KL – and it was perfect as it’s simple and modern yet has a rustic feel to it. We loved that it felt like an outdoor space by the pool, but is actually indoors! It’s fully covered by glass, so the natural lighting from the sun was perfect; we didn’t have to worry about the rain (and it did rain before the ceremony), and our guests (and ourselves) could feel comfortable, as it was fully equipped with air-conditioning.

“We used lace and burlap as part of the décor, and chose the colour peach for the bridesmaids’ dresses and flower crowns, and groomsmen’s ties and boutonnieres. There were hints of other colours through the floral arrangements and my hand bouquet, which was prepared by my sister-in-law.

“I was a DIY bride and put together the majority of the wedding items, such as the invitation cards, groomsmen’s boutonnieres, altar arch, candle and flower holders using recycled mason jars with added lace/burlap, lace flags for the photobooth backdrop, aisle chair ribbons, and more.”

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Hellojanelee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

CARYN & HO YIN {Malaysia}

Photography by hellojanelee / Videography by Wheres The Fish Productions / Venue Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 80 / Bridal Gown by Keep Gallery / Bride’s Shoes by Christy Ng Shoes / Hair and Makeup by Micky from Hattitude / Groom’s Attire by Burton Menswear / Wedding Bands by Diamond & Platinum / Flowers and Décor DIY / Wedding Cake by Babycakes by Good Eats / Wedding Favours DIY