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Getting Married In Their Favourite Place In The World

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There are many places to explore in this world, yet there are places that you don’t mind visiting again and again. Perhaps it has some sort of magic that captures both your hearts, and makes you feel at home instantly. Bali is that place for many, and it is not surprising that its beautiful venues and hospitality have enticed many from all around the world to have their wedding there.

Of all the venues in Bali, we have to say that the
Semara Uluwatu is still one of our favourites to date. With a gorgeous place like this, very little needs to be done except making sure you hire a great photographer like Ben Yew Photography. He captured this wedding, the serenity of Bali and the depth of emotions in this beautiful affair perfectly.

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Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Beautiful Garden Wedding At Cove55

Garden wedding in Cove55, Malaysia. Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cove55 is a gorgeous venue as it is; the pink flowers draped from the tree and beautiful white benches make it just perfect for a garden wedding. We are truly in love with this place, so thanks, Fabulous Moments, for sharing this set with us.

Angel: “We just wanted a simple, happy, heartwarming and touching wedding. The most meaningful part of the wedding was when we exchanged vows. Just a tip for brides to be out there: remember to delegate the tasks well so you can totally enjoy the day.”

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Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding in Cove55 Malaysia. Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Purple bridesmaids. Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding in Malaysia. Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Purple bridesmaids. Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Purple bridesmaids. Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Pink and purple bridal party. Garden wedding in Malaysia. Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Fabulous Moments. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ANGEL & JASON {Malaysia}

Photography by Hong of Fabulous Moments / Videography by The Filmmakers Company / Venue Lot 10 Boutique Hotel and Cove55, Santubong, Sarawak / Number of Guests 80 / Bridal Gown by One Simple Gown (Altered by Lux Bridal in Kuching) / Bride’s Shoes by Charles and Keith / Hair and Makeup by Mui Lin / Jewellery by Pandora / Groom’s Attire by Tux and Suit in Kuching / Wedding Bands by Tiffany and Co. / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Twenty3 / Flowers and Décor by Cove55 and Spiral Events in Kuching / Wedding Cake by Spiral Events / Catering by Bayridge Fine Seafood Restaurant, Kuching / Wedding Favours by Tuah In The Bottle by Cove55 / Art and Stationery by Cove55

Lovely flowergirls dresses by Donna Tobin Couture. Photo Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Stunning Vineyard Garden Wedding

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Photo Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

When a couple owns such a beautiful estate, there is no reason not to have their own wedding there. In fact, we are so very thankful that they did, and so grateful to Ben Yew for sharing with us a glimpse of this beautiful garden wedding. The flowergirls and pageboys seated on the steps of the altar were a totally brilliant idea and so adorable!

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Photo Ben Yew Photography. Styling by Evoke by Katrina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Lovely flowergirls dresses by Donna Tobin Couture. Photo Ben Yew Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Pieces of Themselves

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This bride was absolutely sure about what she wanted for her wedding, and she was determined to share a part of her and her groom with their loved ones. One of the best things your guests can say to you is, “This wedding is so you.” Thanks for sharing this lovely wedding with us, Jeff Garban of Green and Purple Photos.

Jian: “It was lovely spending our big day with our three dogs and the children. It will be hard to forget our first kiss. Also, that moment when I received the bridal bouquet from Vatel Manila – it really blew my mind. It was one of the highlights, and had everyone gushing.

“We went for the things that we both like and that reflected our personalities. We love history, culture and stories, hence the Cathedral Museum with a garden reception, as we also love the outdoors. The small chapel was perfect, as we wanted an intimate ceremony with handpicked guests.

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Jeff Garban Photos. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Enchanted Forest Wedding At Gita Bayu

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This couple sealed their 10-year friendship with ‘I do’s, and everything about their wedding fell into place just the way she wanted it. We love how the bride worked creatively within her budget to come up with such a beautiful wedding. And of course, a good wedding photographer is a must.

Hui Wen: “The night before our wedding, the forecast was rain. As I was making my way to Gita Bayu, I felt sick to the stomach looking at the swirling dark clouds. I was mentally beating myself up for not opting for a clear tent as a Plan B. I was so nervous and worried the whole morning! Nonetheless, our first look was all it took to calm my nerves. Holding Andy’s hand while we walked around was definitely one of my favourite parts of the day.

“Another favourite moment was glancing around and feeling so humbled that all our loved ones had flown in from as far as Australia and New Zealand just to gather at one place, this moment, for us. Other favourite moments included getting ready with my bridesmaids, laughing as they would not allow me to devour carbs on the morning of my wedding; watching Rocky (our corgi) prancing around in his tuxedo; having my flowergirls and pageboy blowing bubbles, oblivious to everything around them; and having my girlfriends unintentionally turn up in mismatched floral prints, looking like a separate bridal party of mine!

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Gita Bayu garden wedding. Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I have always wanted to get married under a canopy of trees and chandeliers – not an easy feat in KL, for sure! By chance, I stumbled upon a wedding in Gita Bayu shot by Mun Keat, and I realised that I had found the two most important keys to my wedding – the venue and photographer! It was getting to be quite a pain looking for my ideal photographer in Malaysia, as I wanted a photographer who had a very effortless and natural style with an attention to detail, and most importantly, who could deliver a certain emotion in his photos. I was beginning to think that such a person didn’t exist, and when I found Mun Keat, it was a no-brainer. He was the first vendor that I booked! As for Gita Bayu, I was ecstatic to find the forest setting that I had been dreaming about. We knew it was meant to be when we realised that it was also pet-friendly, which meant that we could have Rocky with us on our wedding day.

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Gita Bayu garden wedding. Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Although I didn’t have a specific theme for our wedding, I envisioned an organic and effortless look to go with the forest backdrop. I chose a pastel palette of pale pink, baby blue, mint and lavender, a colour combo that came about as I tried my best to ensure that the décor wasn’t too girlie, as it was also Andy’s day as much as mine. However, I couldn’t resist sneaking in touches of fuchsia (my favorite colour) into wedding details that belonged to me! For example, my wedding bouquet, my manicure, and our bridal robes that I custom-made on Oh My Gorge.

“For flowers, I wanted them to resemble fresh-picked flowers from a walk in the woods. I asked for the same look for my wedding bouquet, but couldn’t resist adding in some peonies! We were very mindful of cost as we still needed to budget for our wedding reception next year. I tried my best to make things look beautiful without spending a lot of money, and as much as possible, I tried to DIY. We put together the wooden slab place cards, the ring box, handmade signs, Mr and Mrs signs, Rocky’s tuxedo, straw flags, and even collected close to 100 glass bottles, etc.

“A ‘Eureka!’ project was my flowergirl dresses. I wanted them to wear a fully tulle dress to look like little fairies in an enchanted forest. Alas, tulle dresses for kids were really expensive! I was struck by a moment of brilliance and altered tulle maxi skirts from my online fashion store, AZORIAS, into long tulle dresses for my flowergirls, and they looked adorable.

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rustic glam wedding in Malaysia. Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Andy didn’t have much input in the wedding décor, but we had fun coming up with what to say on our signs! Considering we actually met in English class back in our freshman days, this was a great blast to the past. One of our favourites read: ‘Only the bride should be hot today. Please grab an umbrella or fan to cool down’. Other favourites included our wedding invitations featuring Rocky that were illustrated by a good friend; our ice-pops stand, which was a huge hit in the hot weather; our handpainted fans that made great favours; Rocky entertaining our guests by performing tricks; a donation photobooth corner for animal welfare featuring Rocky once again…”

Tips from the bride: “Don’t be afraid to think out of the box for your wedding, and have fun personalising your big day! Also, accept that things will go wrong on the day, but don’t let them get to you. Many things went wrong at our wedding. Our celebrant almost didn’t turn up, our florist forgot the flowers for our cake, someone broke the glass bell jars that I purposely bought from Thailand and Australia, and it was threatening to rain the whole morning. But in the end, none of that mattered because I got to marry my best friend! Do hire a coordinator, or get a reliable friend to coordinate and oversee things on the day itself. No bride should be worrying about seating arrangements or hanging decorations on the day of her wedding!”

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

HUI WEN & ANDY {Malaysia}

Photography by Munkeat Photography / Videography by Keng’s Cinematography / Venue Gita Bayu / Number of Guests 100 / Bridal Gown by Celest Thoi / Bride’s Shoes by Valentino / Hair and Makeup by Gavin Art Works / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Etsy, ZARA and Topshop / Wedding Cake by Souka / Ice Cream The Potong

Couple From Singapore Wed At Pulai Springs Resort, Johor

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This is not exactly a destination wedding per se, although the couple isn’t familiar with the local vendors in Johor, and their guests had to fly in from all over the world. The logistics for this were immense; Wanlyn shared a beautiful account of the day that would be extremely useful for those of you wanting to plan a wedding that is even an hour or two away from home.

We love how a few things were done differently in this wedding; for example, how the godmother of Thibaut solemnised the ceremony since they had already been legally married two days prior. Also, we like how instead of only the couple flying off for their honeymoon, most of their guests actually joined them in Bali. That must have been the coolest after party ever. Thanks, Ann-Kathrin, for capturing these amazing photos.

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chinese gate-crashing ceremony. Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Vintage bridesmaids look. Photo by Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Rustic DIY Outdoor Wedding In Queensland

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The bride in these photos is the lady behind the Etsy shop One Lantern, which explains all the beautiful touches and gorgeous stationery. The long Hessian drapes made an awesome backdrop, and the bride, Tamara, made sure her florist included a good selection of Australian natives, such as spinning gum, tetragona nuts and king proteas, to her bridal bouquet. This is definitely a Pinterest-worthy post; we could swoon over this all day. Thanks, Byron Loves Fawn, for sending this over.

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Byron Loves Fawn. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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White And Green Garden Wedding At Hotel Equatorial Bangi

Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Most couples struggle with the unpredictable weather in Malaysia, but of late, the haze has been an even bigger threat. This happened in the weeks leading up to the wedding, but it ended up being a better story, which we’ll leave to the groom to share. Thanks, Anna-Rina, for sharing this lovely set with us.

Wai Kit: “The hardest thing to forget about our wedding was the unusual (ideal) weather! Just weeks prior to the big day, our city was clouded in haze – it was even hazardous at certain towns/districts. Coupled with pouring rain days before the wedding, it seemed that it would certainly rain during our garden ceremony and bridal procession.

“Thankfully, none of those things happened. It was sunny and clear throughout our wedding ceremony! It meant a lot to us because we had invested a lot of time and effort into our one and only day. It also reminded us that God works wonders that are beyond us.

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We had planned a garden wedding with hints of rustic. We tediously planned our wedding processes, and agreed that Equatorial Hotel, Bangi, was one of the most fitting places to accommodate our ceremony, tea session and dinner reception. We wanted a pretty place, but we also prioritised convenience and comfort for our families and friends. Our colours were white, green and a dash of gold. Colours that we felt were timeless, fitting for a garden ceremony yet elegant without looking highbrow.

“We spent countless nights sourcing and making DIY decorations and gifts. As much as we stressed the details, the little imperfections made the day personal and real to us. We didn’t want to regret not doing extra because we could only do it once. It need not carry a heavy price tag, but it had to be special.

“The bride wore a customised ivory silk chiffon dress that flowed nicely and that appeared translucent under the sunlight. The top was covered with lace and sequins, and there was a cross wrap around the waist. The dress was held up by a lacy strap on the shoulder. The groom wore a dark blue suit with a checkered shirt and denim tie to match the casual garden setting. Redwing boots added to the rustic theme. The groomsmen wore white and brown, and the bridesmaids, white.”

Tips from the groom: “Do your research and know what you’re paying for.”

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Hotel Equatorial Bangi. Photo by Anna-Rina. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SZE MUN & WAI KIT {Malaysia}

Photography by Anna-Rina / Videography by Kareem Koh and Joel Tan / Venue Hotel Equatorial, Bangi / Number of Guests 170 / Bridal Gown by Veralyne Ng / Bride’s Shoes by Veralyne Ng / Hair and Makeup by Mimi Make Up by Remy Ngan / Wedding Bands by Forevermark from Diamond & Platinum / Flowers and Décor by Arada Designs / Entertainment by Relent band and Lin Seay / Wedding Coordinating by Sharon Lim

Mint And Peach Summer Wedding

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Here’s a beautiful mint and peach garden wedding, followed by a reception with a breathtaking view, at the Sandringham Yacht Club. Love the bridal party look and the added details! Thanks, Alison Mayfield, for sharing this with us.

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tina: “One of the most memorable moments was doing the tea ceremony. I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did, and originally only did it for tradition. I’m glad I did it in the end because I got to wear the traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai dress and celebrate my culture. Doing the tea ceremony really showed us how much our families loved us and how happy they were for us. It was a very emotional part of the day.

“Another favourite moment of the day was my civil ceremony at The Royal Botanical Gardens. To say our vows in front of our families and closest friends was so special. It is a moment I will never forget and I will cherish it forever.

“I thought about having a wedding theme but couldn’t decide, so I ended up going with a colour theme instead. It took me a long time to decide on a colour as there were so many to choose from. In the end, I decided on mint since I am totally obsessed with the shade.

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Alison Mayfield Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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