Contemporary

Louis Gan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Chic Yet Moody Intimate Wedding At Wildflowers KL, Chinatown

Louis Gan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

What a beautiful and understatedly chic wedding! From the bride’s low ponytail and trendy off-shoulder bridal gown to the venue’s all-black interior, these newlyweds definitely knew what they were doing. They even got their guests to all dress in white for the occasion! It’s de rigour now to have family-only weddings with less than 50 people, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo a glamorous setup. It is still your special day, after all! Many thanks to Pathway Events & Design and Louis Gan Photography for this beautiful set of photos.

Louis Gan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Louis Gan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Louis Gan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Louis Gan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Flower-Filled, Cosy East-Meets-West Wedding At Isabel Restaurant, KL

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It was indeed an East-meets-West affair at Isabel Restaurant, a trendy French-inspired eatery in the heart of KL. Already filled with lush blooms and greenery, the chequered floors and rattan furniture added texture to the décor, so all the bride and groom had to bring were themselves, their loved ones, and a joyous celebration of their love! With small weddings becoming the norm due to Covid-19, it has become increasingly trendy to have your wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue. Many thanks to Andrew Yep Photographie for capturing these sweet photos.

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andrew Yep Photographie. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Bohemian Rustic Akad Nikah At Villa Nadiah, Bentong

Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We can’t get enough of these lush florals and warm wooden tones, set against the beautiful backdrop of the venue’s expansive windows and high ceilings. Held in Bentong, Pahang, this pre-Covid wedding was possibly one of the last few before restrictions were imposed. Bonus tip: the beautiful dais background from the ceremony was repurposed into a photo booth at the reception! Many thanks to Manoj Photography for this amazing set of photos.

Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Trees On The Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

An Unconventional Rustic and Black Wedding at Sekeping Jugra

Photo by Trees On The Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When life as we knew it stopped for so many of us in lockdown, those who had planned to get married during this time were met with uncertainty – to postpone or cancel all together? And if they postponed their wedding, until when?

For this couple, as soon as the Malaysian government gave the green light, everything was quickly put in motion for a cosy, intimate wedding. No matter that it wasn’t the big soiree that they had originally intended, the most important people were there and that was all that mattered. Many thanks to Trees On The Moon for capturing this beautiful wedding.

Photo by Trees On The Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Trees On The Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Trees On The Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Trees On The Moon. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Spontaneous Post-Quarantine Family Lunch At JOLOKO, Kuala Lumpur

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This couple’s love story has understated romance and spontaneity sprinkled throughout, right from the time they first met to how they decided to tie the knot! Because of Covid-19 and their being based in Singapore during the Circuit Breaker, they weathered 14 days of quarantine so they could come back to Malaysia just for their ROM! There was no theme, just a celebration of love and their two families coming together. With a cosy gathering of just 20 people, they toasted to their union as they embarked on the next chapter. This lovely set of photos was beautifully captured by Jasmine A. Photography.

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The Wedding:
“We had zero concept. All we knew was that we had a ROM appointment at JPN in the morning, and ideally we wanted to have a family lunch after that. We couldn’t plan anything until the Conditional MCO was lifted. We had lunch at JOLOKO a few days before our ROM. We thought that the restaurant was beautiful and the walnut hummus was delicious. It ticked two important boxes: ample sunlight and ground floor dining that was accessible for our elderly grandparents. We only had 10 people from Jia Jun’s side of the family, 10 people from my side of the family, yummy Afro-Caribbean food, a photographer and champagne!

“Family being family, they filled in the gaps. My aunt bought some flowers and put them into jars from home. She also ordered a cake from her downstairs neighbour. My grandmother found some old antique hairpins and did my hair on the day. Jia Jun’s parents came early in the morning and drove us to the ROM. My mum rushed me to a store a few days before the ROM after she heard that I was planning on wearing an old not-white dress, and picked out a new white one for me. As part of regulations, I couldn’t even try on the dress but it ended up fitting right! Maybe the only research I did was on Jasmine, our lovely photographer. She was my senior in high school and I admired her photography.”

Tips from the bride: “Be flexible! Getting married in 2020 is challenging but you are going to face other challenges in life too so use this first one together as practice! Communicate with your soon-to-be husband and make sure that it’s as much his ideal ROM or wedding as it is yours.”

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

How did you meet?
Melissa: “Here’s our love story. I met Jia Jun in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2017. I had just graduated from university and gotten a job outside Chicago. Using my first pay check, I bought a weekend plane ticket to D.C. to visit a close friend from university – Jhader, who is from Peru. I was so psyched! I had never been to D.C. before. Jhader promised to take me out to bars and show me the local night scene, but first we had to drop by a house party.

“What Jhader didn’t tell me was that it was a Latino party. And like all real friends, Jhader left me to fend for myself as he went to get us drinks. In a sea of people speaking Spanish, I found Jia Jun. We hit it off straightaway. We realised that we were both from Malaysia (he was from Kajang and I’m from PJ), we went to the same high school (he was three years my senior), we both did our degrees in the U.S. and ended up staying back to work after, and we had a ton of friends in common. Jia Jun and I talked for hours. At the end of the night, we exchanged numbers and said goodbye. I flew back to Chicago the next day.

“We texted a lot in the following days. Our dynamic was great but we lived halfway across the country from each other. The distance between Chicago and Washington, D.C. is similar to the distance between KL and Bangkok. We had limited opportunities to see each other again and our conversation petered out after a while.

“A few weeks later, Jia Jun texted me out of the blue asking if he could drop by Chicago after his work trip to Bangladesh. ‘Come to Chicago? Is it even on the way to Bangladesh?’, I texted back. It wasn’t, but he dropped by anyway for a few days before returning to D.C. We had such a good time that a few weeks later, we were looking for a way to see each other again. There were affordable tickets to Cuba at the time. ‘Hey, do you want to meet “halfway” in Cuba? Malaysians don’t need a visa!’ We spent a week there. That was our third date. People asked us if we were on our honeymoon.

“After a year of our long distance relationship between Chicago and D.C., my company relocated me to their Singapore office. What was already a challenging relationship became even more difficult with a 12-hour time difference. We did one year between Singapore and D.C. until Jia Jun got a transfer to his company’s Jakarta office. He was lucky enough to have a flexible schedule and spent half of his time working remotely from Singapore. We got a taste of living together from that.

“At the beginning of 2020, Covid-19 happened and the whole world came to a standstill. While we were in lockdown together in Singapore, Jia Jun applied and got into a few graduate school programs in the U.S. They gave him a full scholarship to enrol in Fall 2020. We were only six months into living together and now we were about to be separated again? We deliberated our options. We had never discussed marriage before and no one wanted to be the first to bring it up. We skirted around for weeks and researched other options.

“We were sitting on our couch when he said, ‘Hey, what if we get married and move to the US together?’ We looked at each other and laughed. That’s how it went! There was no proposal, flowers or rings. Just an honest and practical conversation.”

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jasmine A Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Melissa & Jia Jun {Malaysia}

Photography by Jasmine A. Photography / Venue JOLOKO, Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 20 / Bridal Gown by Joslin Studio / Hair by Gracesalon Bangsar / Makeup by Ameline Lok Makeup / Groom’s Attire by British India (kurta top) and Uniqlo (pants) / Wedding Cake by Vanilla Pods by Kim

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Photob by AndroidsinBoots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rustic Autumn Splendour at The Grand Marquee, Singapore

Photo by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We love the exhilarating tempo of this unconventional wedding that was held at Wesley Methodist Church, Hotel Fort Canning and The Grand Marquee in Singapore. The lovely couple opted for just a wedding march in order to spend more time with their guests, showcase the special performances, and enjoy that which mattered the most. Thank you for these brilliant captures, AndroidsinBoots!

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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Photo Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Subtly Elegant and Modern Intimate Wedding at The RuMa Hotel & Residences

Photo Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We often make the mistake of thinking that a small wedding has to mean something simple and lacklustre, but these newlyweds and wedding planner, Sherly of Tie The Knot, did exactly the opposite, achieving a wedding celebration that was both intimate and oh-so-glamorous. Amidst the lush backdrop of flowers and greenery was the understated elegance of a gilded geometric arch – we love how it peeks out as part of the backdrop while the couple exchanged their vows! Many thanks to MunKeat Photography for this beautiful set of photos!

Wedding ceremony venue in The RuMa Hotel and Residences in Kuala Lumpur. Photo Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Exchange vows in your own house. Jonlin Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic, This Couple Chose To Tie the Knot At Home

Exchange vows in your own house. Jonlin Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com #weddingduringcovid19

Bless this couple for their persistence in the face of global chaos! Their gorgeous wedding is a bright spot in so many ways, and it just goes to show that when it comes to weddings, true love is all that is needed. Prior to the ‘Circuit Breaker’ in Singapore, they decided to proceed with their wedding by hosting a small ceremony in their own home, keeping it small and safe for everyone. Imagine the memories every time they walk those hallways now! Thank you for these stunning images, Jonlin Photography.

Jonlin Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonlin Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonlin Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Classic Champagne and Blush Pink Wedding at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Sleek satin in ivory and shimmering hues of champagne and gold were all that were needed to bring texture and colour to this beautiful wedding. The bride and groom looked like they had stepped right out of a fairytale – she in a ballgown with a full skirt, and he in his well-fitted suit. Bringing it all together were gilded accents and an abundance of flowers, which made the couple’s big day feel even more like a dream. We also loved their outfits for the tea ceremony – that dramatic lace dress with a train and the groom’s blue suit with a mandarin collar. What gorgeous photos, Manoj Photography!

Donna: “I chose colours such as ivory, gold and champagne, and also incorporated blush and nude pink accents as I love neutral colours. This combination radiated a romantic, ethereal and inviting aura, which was perfect for our wedding day.”

Tips from the bride: “Getting organised and planning early is key!”

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Manoj Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

DONNA & NIGEL {Malaysia}

Photography by Manoj Photography / Venue The Barn, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur / Bridal Gown by Alisha & Lace Singapore / Bride’s Shoes by Manolo Blahnik / Hair and Makeup by Suyenpang Artistry / Décor by 23 Century / Wedding Entertainment by Matahari Entertainment