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Stylish Outfit For Your Bridal Portraits. Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

7 Stylish Fashion Ideas For Your Bridal Portraits

Your wedding is the perfect opportunity to showcase your style, from your choice of wedding dress right down to the décor. If veering off the beaten path for your wedding gown is too big of a leap, why not do something different with your bridal portraits instead? Perhaps this is the time to live your fashion editorial fantasies by infusing your photoshoot with some serious high fashion. Check out these brides who jumped at the chance:

#01 Lace Top With A Dramatic Skirt
Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: The Most Amazing Places On Earth: Bucket List Post-Wedding Portraits by Metrophoto

Photo by Bottega53. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Timeless And Romantic Seaside Bridal Portraits In Capri, Italy by Bottega53

Lace is a beautiful option for low-key bridal luxe, but wearing lace from top to toe could be a bit much. Break it up with a dramatic full-length skirt, and you’ve got yourself a dazzling two-piece that screams high fashion!

#02 Be The Glorious Lady In Red
Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Glamorous High Fashion Bridal Portraits in Shanghai by Metrophoto

Photography by Metrophoto. Destination bridal portraits in Bolivia. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Engagement Shoot at the World’s Largest Salt Flat in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by Metrophoto

No matter the backdrop, a beautiful deep red gown is both dramatic and breathtaking. It is no wonder that red is the colour of love – this rich hue is romantic, mysterious, glamorous and theatrical at the same time. There’s no better way to stand out.

#03 Cool In Shiny Metallics
Photo by Peter Herman Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Futuristic Themed Bridal Portraits in the Desert by Peter Herman Photography

Photo by Acapella Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Dramatic and Glamorous Bridal Portraits in Iceland by Acapella Photography

Forget the usual whites and neutrals, how about a glossy white or even sleek gunmetal grey? Metallics add a layer of cool to everything, and will keep your nuptials classic yet super chic. There’s no better occasion to strut those metallics.

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Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Modern and Sleek in New York City

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ah, the city that never sleeps. New York City is unparalleled when it comes to its dynamic streets, iconic architecture and bright lights. That this mermaid-inspired wedding gown by Wedding Crafters was able to stand out in all its glamorous beauty is a wonder indeed. Many thanks to AndroidsinBoots for these beautiful photos!

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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7 Picture Perfect Places For Snowy Bridal Portraits

What is it about snow that instantly paints a magic brush over everything? That romantic dusting of powder, the majestic and moody ice-topped mountains, the dreamy blanket of white over everything – it’s so beautiful, and an adventurous shift from our tropical weather of course! Sure, it might get a little cold, but what’s a couple of frozen minutes for photos that will last a lifetime, right? These following brides certainly were not afraid to travel to some far-flung places for that winter wonderland feel.

#01 Iceland

Photo by Acapella Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Acapella Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Dramatic and Glamorous Bridal Portraits in Iceland by Acapella Photography

There’s something wonderfully exotic about Iceland, with its terrain that’s unlike anywhere else in the world. These portraits are such a breathtaking palette of blues that you almost wonder if it’s really Mother Nature at work. Mysterious and dramatic, Iceland is the perfect romantic backdrop against which to capture your love.

#02 Switzerland

Photo by Ivan Mario of Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ivan Mario of Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Lost In The Magic Of Snow by Axioo

Forget those sunny beaches, there’s nothing like these majestic mountain ranges to get you in the mood for love, especially when coupled with the magic of snow! The best thing about snowy backdrops – they make ideal all-white “canvases” that allow you to fully stand out.

#03 Niseko and Shirakawa-go, Japan

Destination bridal portraits in Niseko. Photo by Niseko Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Skiing bridal portraits in Niseko. Photo by Niseko Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Skiing Bridal Portraits in Niseko, Japan by Niseko Photography

You don’t have to go too far away from home. Japan is practically a hop and a skip away, and it’s even more exciting when it’s ski season. (Sneak in a vacation, perhaps?) The best thing about Japan is that you’re not limited to just Niseko, there are other parts of the mountains too, like Shirakawa-go.

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Iluminen Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Winter Photoshoot in Kanazawa and Shirakawa-go by Iluminen

#04 Hallstatt, Austria

Wedding photos at Hallstatt Austria. Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fixer Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: White On White In The Winter Wonderland Of Hallstatt Austria by Fixer Photography

Winter wonderlands sometimes also mean you’re beholden to unexpected storms. These newlyweds were greeted with a snowstorm but they still made it work, which resulted in some playful yet romantic bridal portraits. Hallstatt has become a little touristy over the years, which makes winter the best time to visit as the cold means there are fewer people.

#05 Oslo and Tromsø, Norway

Photo by Sheerss. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Sheerss. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Dramatic Destination Bridal Portraits In Picturesque Norway by Sheerss Photography

Dramatic landscapes and picturesque scenery are found throughout Norway. Oslo, located in the southern part of Norway, and Tromsø, which is at the northern part, boast some of the most visually impressive coastal landscapes in the world, and Norway is also home to the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights.

#06 Queenstown, New Zealand

Photo by VRP Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by VRP Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: A Poignant and Intimate Pre-Wedding Shoot in Queenstown New Zealand by VRP Photography

To some people, New Zealand must seem like the farthest corner of the world. To others, it is heaven on Earth if such a place indeed exists. From the snow-capped mountains to the lush meadows, the country’s majestic terrain is Mother Nature at its untouched finest. Undoubtedly the perfect backdrop for your bridal portraits, it’s no wonder so many couples choose New Zealand for their destination photoshoot.

Photo by Atipattra. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Atipattra. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Stormy Yet Dreamy Bridal Portraits in Queenstown New Zealand by Atipattra

#07 Melbourne, Australia

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Engagement Shoot in Snowy Dinner Plain, Australia by MunKeat Photography

Melbourne might not necessarily be known for its winter scenery, but visit at the right time of year, and you just might discover a snowy wonderland in the mountains. We love how this bride dramatised her bridal portraits by wearing a ballgown complete with a full skirt.

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Top 12 Wedding Trends from Marriott International x WAF

Featuring many of the most sought after wedding professionals in Malaysia, Marriott International x WAF2019 was a delightful revelation of what we predict will be the wedding trends to look out for in 2020.

#01 Hanging Installations
From chandeliers and crystals to flowers and more, hanging installations, whether lush or minimalist, seem to be what it’s all about. The ‘Love Tunnel’ experience by Wishing Tree was mesmerising, proving that wedding décor is no longer one dimensional. The layering of mirrors and crystals left us breathless, and we can imagine this being an absolutely stunning entrance to your wedding space.

This piece by Elisa Florals would make an excellent backdrop for your VIP table, while this minimalist piece by The Next Big Thing and Wildflower is another good example.

Decor by Wishing Tree. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by Wishing Tree

Decor by Wishing Tree. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by Wishing Tree

Decor by Spring Cottage. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by Spring Cottage

Decor by The Next Big Thing and Wildflowers. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by The Next Big Thing and Wildflowers

Decor by Elisa Florals. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by Elisa Florals

#02 Gold and Bronze
Wishing Tree’s Gilded Affair section, complete with gold finishing and even a bronze mirror, looked really elegant. Gold sprayed leaves were everywhere, including in the Contemporary Chic section by WM Décor and the Destination Vogue section by Darling Florist & Events and Tie The Knot. Gold and bronze elements were definitely all over the cakes and desserts too.

Decor by WM Decor. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by WM Décor

WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Cakes by Raindough Desserts, sayaBAKE and Miss Shortcakes

Decor by Wishing Tree. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by Wishing Tree

Concept by Tie The Knot. Floral by Darling Florist and Events. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Concept by Tie The Knot. Floral by Darling Florist and Events

Concept by Tie The Knot. Floral by Darling Florist and Events. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Concept by Tie The Knot. Floral by Darling Florist and Events

#03 Mirrors and Reflective Surfaces
This one was a surprise. No matter the theme, WM Décor showed that mirror boxes at different heights with decal stickers can be quite fun. Even reflective materials like Perspec have found their way into this latest look, and we love Spring Cottage’s bold approach in covering the entire aisle for a very modern and chic effect. Zahuohang’s installation with a futuristic touch was definitely something you didn’t see often.

Decor by Spring Cottage. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by Spring Cottage

Decor by ZaHuoHang. Photo by www.pinkpool.studio. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by ZaHuoHang. Photo by www.pinkpool.studio

Decor by ZaHuoHang. Photo by www.pinkpool.studio. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by ZaHuoHang. Photo by www.pinkpool.studio

Decor by WM Decor. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by WM Décor

#04 Neon Lights

The Peak Xperience’s bold photobooth at the Eclectic Pop section was worth every Instagram post. The neon lights completed the look for the Speakeasy Bar, prepping the crowd for the perfect after party.

The centrepiece by Spring Cottage was modern and chic, while the soft fabrics and floral elements by WM Décor gave everything a romantic finish. While different looks can be created with different fonts and treatments, one thing is certain – expect lots of neon in the coming year!

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by The Peak Xperience

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by The Peak Xperience

Decor by Spring Cottage. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by Spring Cottage

Decor by WM Decor. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by WM Décor

#05 Bold Colours

Pink is definitely a thing. Mixed with deep blue, green and gold, it’s the perfect recipe for a statement piece. Embrace bold patterns and prints, such as those seen in Wishing Tree’s installation, and check out Marble & Co.’s dramatic pattern print background.

One of our favourites was the Speakeasy Bar done by The Peak Xperience. That hot pink carpet was unforgettable, and it just goes to show that you might not even need flowers. For the Eclectic Pop section, The Peak Xperience sprayed leaves in all kinds of gradients, which was too beautiful for words.

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by The Peak Xperience

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by The Peak Xperience

Decor by Marble and Co. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by Marble & Co.

Decor by Daun and Petals. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by Daun & Petals

#06 Silent Disco

Someone once asked us why after parties were not so successful in Asia. We think it’s because in addition to booze, you need a good DJ, and some venues have curfews which make it tricky. Also, it can be hard to move your guests from one venue to another. Silent Discos are the answer to all of this, so cheers to successful wedding after parties in 2020!

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Concept and Décor by The Peak Xperience

#07 Mixed Floral

Using only one colour or one type of flower is something we don’t see from wedding decorators, so the challenge is getting the right combination of colours and flowers. Here are some good examples. Contrast seems to be a thing, even if it means injecting pops of colour into a monochromatic theme. Wildflowers, mixed arrangements and non-symmetrical stylings like this G.H. Mumm Champagne Bar by Wishing Tree are just gorgeous. WM Décor used pampas while Elisa Florals opted for dried flowers punctuated with pops of colour. Even when green leaves are used, different types of greenery are often used for different themes.

Decor by WM Decor. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by WM Décor

Decor by Wishing Tree. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by Wishing Tree

Decor by Wishing Tree. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by Wishing Tree

Decor by Elisa Florals. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by Elisa Florals

Decor by Zahuohang. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by ZaHuoHang. Photo by www.pinkpool.studio

Decor by Marble and Co. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by by Marble & Co.

#08 Mixed Textures

Furniture comes in all kind of shapes, textures and fabrics. Don’t be afraid to mix them up, from metals and fabrics to glassware. It can get messy if you don’t know how to do it, but these decorators pulled it off flawlessly. There were so many interesting layers! This is what we call customised wedding décor.

Decor by Elisa Florals. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by Elisa Florals

Decor by Elisa Florals. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by Elisa Florals

Decor by WM Decor. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by WM Décor

Decor by WM Decor. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by WM Décor

Decor by Zahuohang. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by ZaHuoHang. Photo by www.pinkpool.studio

Decor by KAMI Design. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by KAMI Design

#09 Personalised Bars

Be your own style. We love this G.H. Mumm Champagne Bar done up by Wishing Tree –– it spells luxe all over. Bring in your own mixologist, or some hotels might have one if you know your recipes. Cocktails were served by W Kuala Lumpur at the Speakeasy Bar and Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral at the Tropical Bar. Serve your favourite cocktails, customise your own, or simply find a drink that goes with your theme to enhance the atmosphere.

If you are in for the real thing only, serve single malt. Let your guests know that you pay attention to the details, right down to what they are drinking. And if you think bars are boring, think again!

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by The Peak Xperience

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by The Peak Xperience. Mixologist by W Kuala Lumpur


Mixologist by Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Decor by Wishing Tree. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: G.H. Mumm Champagne Bar Décor by Wishing Tree

The Glenlivet for wedding

#10 Insta-worthy Corners

Photos are no longer restricted to the photobooth, plenty of Insta-worthy corners seem to be the new goal. Surprise your guests with beautiful touches and interesting setups that will have them taking photos and videos at every turn.

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by The Peak Xperience

Decor by The Peak Xperience. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by The Peak Xperience

Concept by Tie The Knot. Floral by Darling Florist and Events. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Concept by Tie The Knot. Floral by Darling Florist & Events

Concept by Tie The Knot. Floral by Darling Florist and Events. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Concept by Tie The Knot. Floral by Darling Florist & Events

#11 Gentlemen’s Sessions

If you think weddings are not for men, think again. At Marriott International x WAF2019, the grooms-to-be and their best men had an absolute blast mixing their own whisky blends and having their men-only sessions. Bachelor parties don’t have to be dodgy, give them a real drink and see if they don’t choose that instead!

The Blend by Chivas at WAF2019

The Blend by Chivas at WAF2019
Above: The Blend by Chivas – The Gentlemen’s session at WAF2019

The Glenlivet session at WAF2019
Above: The Gentlemen Club with The Glenlivet at WAF2019

The Glenlivet session at WAF2019
Above: Décor by Mint Events & Soirées

#12 Sweet and Savoury

Cheese Bars, Tapas Bars and Dessert Tables all can be part of the décor. It is another way to complete your theme and keep your guests occupied. Considering how late dinners in Asia sometimes start, you just might be surprised by what a hit these additions can be. And remember, don’t under order.

Decor by WM Decor. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Decor by WM Decor. WAF - Weddings.Arts.Fashion. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Above: Décor by WM Décor. Food by Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur and Le Méridien Putrajaya

Bungee jumping wedding. Videography by ABC Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bungee Jumping in Zürich, Switzerland, for the Bride’s Hand in Marriage

This may well be one of the most unique wedding experiences we have come across! To commemorate their wedding, this couple seized the challenge of bungee jumping off the 220-metre high Verzasca Dam – in their gown and suit, no less! Born and raised in Switzerland, the groom found the woman of his dreams in a Singaporean. When they said yes to the rest of their lives together, they enlisted ABC Studio to document their wedding journey. Thanks for these exhilarating images and videos, ABC Studio.

The bride shared: “My family is crazy adventurous. Since we were all in Switzerland and wanted to do the jump as a family, my groom and I took the opportunity to have our pre-wedding photos (and video) shot there. It was amazing; the vendor told us that we were the first couple to jump in a wedding gown and suit!

“I was actually more worried about my husband than myself, as it was his first time bungee jumping (and my fifth). In that moment, we felt that if we could overcome our fears together, nothing in this world would be able tear us apart.” Of course it helped that the bride’s father had dared the groom to earn his daughter’s hand in marriage by doing the bungee jump!

Our hearts sing for this couple – their album is filled with breathtaking views of the mountains, most of which were shot en route to, and from, the Verzasca Dam. Everything happened within days of each other, including the registration of their marriage at Villa Villette by Lake Zug, where they had the ceremony in both German and English, and their apéro, or reception, which took place at Schloss Meggenhorn (Meggenhorn Castle). As their guests mingled, the couple drove out to Luzern for more photos, and from there, rode a horse carriage back to the castle.

“After that day, our photographers told us that they needed more footage, and suggested that we do Zürich another day. I was really impressed by that and very grateful to have them; they weren’t at all calculative of the time they spent with us, but instead were really focused on getting us the best wedding footage,” added the bride.

Tips from the bride: “Just be yourself!”



GENEVIEVE & PINKAS {Europe}

Videography by ABC Studio / Location Verzasca Dam and around Switzerland

Bridal Portraits Ideas for the Adventurous. www.theweddingnotebook.com

10 Alternative Bridal Portrait Ideas for the Wild at Heart

Saying ‘I do’ to the love of your life is the start of an adventure, and what better way to capture that than with a real escapade? Classic destinations for bridal portraits (think Paris and Japan) will never lose their sparkle, but veer off the beaten path and you’ll have a photo album that proves to your grandkids that grandma and grandpa were once super cool and adventurous. Want a gasp-inducing, heart-stopping adrenaline burst with your beloved? Here are some ideas!

#01 Re-enact Jaws, With a Romantic Twist!
Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Swimming With Whale Sharks in The Philippines by Metrophoto

We’re kidding – this is not meant to be a horror story, but it is meant to get your blood pumping. For the sea babies and dive addicts, there’s a spot in the Philippines where you can swim with whale sharks in their natural habitat. In Oslob, right by Cebu where the beaches are breathtaking and the sunsets picturesque, sneak in a cliff jump or go canyoneering by the Kawasan Falls.

#02 Out of Africa
Photo by Andry Sander of Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Walk on the Wild Side by Axioo

For many, just a glimpse of a leopard in the flesh is a once in a lifetime experience, and enough to get their heart rate up! The beautiful terrain on which these animals roam, as well as the exotic experiences, combine to make Africa the perfect spot for exploration and photoshoots.

#03 Rainbow Mountain
Photography by Metrophoto. Destination engagement shoots in Peru. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Engagement Portraits Amid the Stunning Hues of Rainbow Mountain, Peru by Metrophoto

If climbing ain’t your thing, you can still scale a mountain or two. For some, Machu Picchu is a bucket list item, as is the magnificence of Rainbow Mountain. There’s nothing like taking in the grandeur of Mother Nature – all while capturing your love.

#04 Love Between the Lines
Keda.Z Photography – Antelope Canyon, Arizona. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Mind-blowing Bridal Portraits At Antelope Canyon, Arizona by Keda.Z Photography

There’s no preparing for the beauty of the Antelope Canyons in Arizona, USA. There really isn’t anything else like this in the world – the majestic structures inspiring awe with their narrow crevices, sharp angles, and rich orange hues.

#05 On the Road of Love
Photo by Iluminen. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Pre-Wedding Motorhome Adventure Across New Zealand by Iluminen

Road trips may not appear glamorous but they’re a real intimate way to get to know your partner. Being in a small space together for hours on end means you’ll either love each other more or learn to! Also, New Zealand’s untouched landscapes and natural beauty is unparalleled.

#06 (Rock) Climbing Towards Love
Photo by Threebox Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Shooting Rock Climbers by Threebox Studio

It may not seem as obvious to you and me, but rock climbers are a romantic bunch – you’ll need to trust each other as you work your way through the routes and find your way to the top. In fact, many have likened marriage to rock climbing! If you and your beloved share this as a hobby, met through this hobby, or want to do something different – shed the suit and dress, strap on your harnesses, and climb!

#07 Scandinavian Stunner
Photo by Sheerss. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Story: Dramatic Destination Bridal Portraits In Picturesque Norway by Sheerss Photography

Speaking of natural beauties, Scandinavia in the winter has the most beautiful terrain that’s straight out of a fairytale. A winter wonderland indeed, the experience is completed by the surprise sightings of such animals as reindeer and moose!

#08 Reach for the Stars
Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Under The Northern Lights by Avior Pictures

Another exclusively Scandinavian experience, many a couple has dreamed of viewing the Aurora Borealis together. Even though it’s one of the more commonly photographed natural phenomena, nothing beats a real life viewing, especially in the arms of your husband- or wife-to-be.

#09 Lost in the Desert
Photo by Axioo. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: The Outback Desert Of Australia by Axioo

We’ve heard the jokes – a marriage is like one long Walkabout with the person you’ll be exchanging vows with. When it’s just the two of you in the middle of nowhere, you truly have no one else but each other. The Land Down Under is the perfect backdrop for bridal portraits, its endless outback and sprawling beaches a sight for sore eyes indeed.

#10 Heaven on Earth
Photo by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com
Story: Untouched Beauty: Traditional Bridal Portraits in Lijiang and Shangri-La, China by Metrophoto

If heaven on Earth means being in the arms of the person you’re going to marry, why not capture your bridal portraits at Shangri-la in Lijiang, China? We don’t mean the luxury hotel chain, but rather, the actual place that has been described as heaven on Earth. This untouched corner of China is deeply underrated, from the colours and textures of the breathtaking terrain to the exotic animals and expansive skies.

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Simple And Fun Lilac Wedding On A Yacht

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Trade an aisle for a bridge to get onto a yacht and a yacht instead of a church, and you’ve got a unique venue for tying the knot! We love how this couple embraced the unconventional and held their ceremony on a yacht, before setting sail to have an onboard barbecue as their reception. Keeping things modern and their colour palette simple with shades of purple, they made sure everyone had a blast. Many thanks to Dennis Yap Photography* for capturing this wonderful set of photos.

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

European Dreams

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Europe has no shortage of amazing nature backdrops: from the contrasting hues of the azure blue ocean to the light blue skies of Santorini, from the opulent royal gardens to the mountains of Salzburg. The whitewashed walls and quirky yet whimsical sights of Santorini exude a glamorous yet slightly bohemian feel, while the quaint townhouses of Salzburg set against the majestic mountains paint a picture perfect setting. Many thanks to Sunrise Greece for these beautiful shots of fashion blogger Camille Co, who is looking every bit the romantic princess bride in Greece and Austria.

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Sunrise Greece. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Deviews Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Oh My Succulent!

Here’s a refreshing alternative to flowers: succulents! These low maintenance plants are sturdy and resilient when it comes to withstanding transportation and unpredictable weather, and they’re gorgeous and versatile too. Available in different hues of green, succulents are known for their dewy texture and intricate leaf patterns, which makes them easy to style – be it glamorous, rustic, vintage, classic or cosy.

Our thanks to Cindy Chang of Nupts & Such and Bryan Chew of Ohara Florist for this idea and decoration tip: using wine and martini glasses as dainty and aged mercury vases for the succulents.

Photo by Deviews Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Deviews Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Of Romance and Dreamy Lace

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

You don’t really need to travel far for your bridal portraits; this styled shoot is a perfect example of how a great photographer makes a lot of difference, particularly if you’re shooting somewhere local.

The Silhouette Collection is an off-the-rack collection by The Bliss Chamber that is simple, timeless yet alluring. From dreamy lace overlays to elaborate ruffled designs, this collection caters to all styles and tastes.

Thanks for sending this over, Memoir Click Studio!

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Memoir Click Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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