• The Datai Langkawi. Joshua Koh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Inspirations,  Themes

    A Romantic Elopement Styled Shoot at The Datai Langkawi

    Malaysians are truly fortunate to have such an abundance of beautiful resorts and beaches on our doorstep. It might be a while before we can hold destination weddings again, but there’s nothing stopping you from saying “I do” by the beach, or against the backdrop of a lush rainforest. From the sun-soaked private beaches of Datai Bay to the lush gardens and rainforests surrounding The Datai Langkawi, could this be any more perfect for an intimate wedding or romantic elopement? Located at the north-western tip of Langkawi island, this exclusive resort has all the answers: a cosy, sunset ceremony on the beach, perhaps, or the magical deck overlooking the rainforest…

  • Fad Manaf Photography. Decor by I Heart Party Malaysia. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Inspirations,  Themes

    Bridal Shower with a Palm Springs Theme

    Colourful moodboards continue to be the trend this season, as this bridal shower with a Palm Springs theme demonstrates. What a laidback and fun party! Thanks to I Heart Party for sharing this absolutely chic event with us, and Fad Manaf Wedding & Portrait Photography for the photos. Juliana: “Friendship is something I hold very dear to my heart, and all the ladies that were invited have shared with me, in some form or shape, their friendship and love. It was so important for me to have them attend my bridal shower, and although a few women were missing from the day, having most of them attend and celebrate this…

  • Maritha Mae Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Inspirations,  Themes

    A Modern Art-inspired Floral Wedding at an Art Gallery in Singapore

    File this one under wedding inspirations! Who knew an art gallery would be so perfect for a wedding, but of course – the perfect lighting, white walls, beautiful pieces of art as the backdrop and an intimate setting… what more could you ask for? We also love how the bride and groom were styled to complement the decorative elements in this space. Many thanks to The Wildest Dreams, 8dec and This Humid House for this gorgeously styled shoot, and to Maritha Mae for capturing these beautiful photos. Pei Li of 8dec: “For this modern art-inspired wedding editorial, our team searched high and low to find the perfect light-filled, minimalist art…

  • Juan Moley Photologue. Styling by Med Karlek. HDB styled shoot. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Inspirations,  Themes

    Sophisticated Yet Moody Alternative Bridal Portraits in an HDB Flat at Toa Payoh, Singapore

    Pandemic weddings can be really special. There’s something about capturing intimate moments in the privacy and comfort of your own home, plus being at home doesn’t mean it cannot also be sexy and sophisticated. Styled by Med Kärlek Inc and captured by Juanmoley Fotologue, these styled portraits carry an effortless yet curated look – one that can be easily achieved! Phillane Cheng of Med Kärlek Inc: “We were inspired by our clients, the changing times and current pandemic, and the words of Si Ying of Eloise the Brand: ‘The union of two souls defined, not by numbers, the glitz or traditions, but the intimate moments in-between, surrounded by the people…

  • Natalie Wong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Inspirations,  Themes

    An Oriental Themed Styled Shoot at Mandai Connection, Singapore

    We love the oriental artistry of this beautiful styled shot at Mandai Connection by Everything With Crates. The colour play with pastels and blush shimmer gives these images an exquisite touch that is as romantic as it is elegant. Thank you for these lovely pictures, Natalie Wong Photography! Inspired by the Chinese folklore ‘Butterfly Lovers’, this album recreates the dramatic love story of Liang Shan Bo and Zhu Yin Tai, also known as the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet. Soft romantic hues, floral embroidery and butterfly elements take centre stage on this gorgeous set, highlighting the tender devotion of the couple.

  • Manoj Photography. Styling by Eventistry. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Inspirations,  Themes

    A Sustainable and Philanthropic Covid-19 Wedding

    A styled shoot inspired by this pandemic era is exactly what we need to remind bridal couples that it’s still possible to have the loveliest wedding. This collaboration, led by Eventistry, is filled with not only gorgeous, sustainable ideas but also charitable vendors that are supporting some of our B40 communities. What better way to celebrate love than by sharing with those who need it the most? Thanks, Manoj Photography, for rushing out these edits for us!

  • Photo by Tomek Cheung Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Inspirations,  Themes

    A Sensual Styled Shoot That Shows the Confidence of a Calligrapher/Barrister in Hong Kong

    What a dreamy and inspirational styled shoot! How do you capture the soft and poetic side of a calligrapher who also happens to be a tough, confident barrister? In these images, the photographer has managed to capture both aspects of the model’s personality, not to mention her beauty. Thank you for these lovely shots, Tomek Cheung Photography! Our beauty lies within, and this is an example of how being at ease with oneself is key to exuding it. All parties involved in this shoot wore outfits that complemented the theme and vibe, with every detail seen to and no stone left unturned. We love the versatility showcased by the wedding…

  • Wedding invitation. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Covid-19,  Ideas,  Inspirations

    Artist Collection – A Collection of Wedding Stationery Inspired by The Creative Community

    The past few months have been challenging for the creative industry, but here at The Wedding Notebook, we are very much encouraged by how wedding vendors have stayed strong and positive. This project, spearheaded by KAMI, is one of many beautiful initiatives. Teaming up with the best local artists, fashion designers, interior designers, independent stationers and lifestyle brands, KAMI has produced this exclusive collaboration that embodies the artists’ signature aesthetics. What a gorgeous wedding invitation collection! It’s exactly what we need to get us all excited about wedding planning again. All designs can be purchased on www.kamidesign.co under Artist Collection. KAMI is also committed to introducing a new local artist…

  • Filming Art Cinematography pre wedding video
    Ideas,  Inspirations

    Tell a Better Love Story Through Your Pre-Wedding Photos and Videos with This Extra Time

    It goes without saying that Covid-19 has thrown a giant spanner into 2020’s wedding plans. It doesn’t mean that all is lost. The wedding is just one day, but your marriage is for the rest of your lives! Just remember, things aren’t cancelled, they’re postponed. What that means is you have suddenly been given a lot more planning time, both for your wedding and your bridal portraits. Get in touch with your photographer and let those creative juices flow. Talk to your spouse-to-be and reflect on what might make your portraits just that little bit more meaningful. It’s a great opportunity to bring both your personalities into it. Here are…

  • Sanren Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Ideas,  Inspirations

    Going Back To Basics With A Bridal Portrait Shoot on Zoom During The Covid-19 Lockdown

    There’s something about how creative we are getting when it comes to bridal portraits while in lockdown that truly captures who we are in this time. During the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia, ND from Sanren Studio began using Zoom or WeChat to take bridal portraits for his clients. It’s great to see that the lockdown isn’t stopping photographers from flexing their creative muscles and finding new ways to connect with their community and would-be clients. The convenience and quality of a Zoom video call means there is so much in terms of artistic direction that can be explored, and if you don’t believe us, check out these photos…

  • Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Ideas,  Inspirations

    5 Alternative Wedding Ideas For The Covid-19 Era

    For those of us who were planning to tie the knot in 2020, it’s time to make a contingency plan. While this can be disappointing, it’s not the end of the world. After all, weddings are all about making it work! Just don’t forget to throw that party for your friends and family to celebrate with you when all this is over. Read on for our list of alternative wedding ideas if you’re getting married in this Covid-19 era: #01 Live Streaming You’re already keeping in touch with friends and family through Zoom, IG Live or Skype – why not live stream your wedding too? You could even get a…

  • Ideas,  Inspirations

    Instagram-Live Courthouse Wedding in Brunei in The Midst of Covid-19

    As our lives became more strictly controlled due to the uncertainties around Covid-19, it was soon clear that most weddings in the first half of 2020 would have to be postponed. Sure, you could still get married, but you wouldn’t be able to have a reception. These newlyweds could only have their witnesses with them on the day they registered their marriage at the Brunei High Court, and since they couldn’t bring their party with them, they celebrated with everyone online – via Instagram! An added bonus? Some of their friends who initially weren’t able to attend due to distance got to witness their special day! Weiting: “We had booked…