Love Stories

Vintage Garden Wedding At Saujana

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We understand it is not easy to juggle work and wedding planning, all the more so if you are many miles away from home. Bee Fong and Eu-Wing are both doctors based in the UK, and for them to have a wedding back here in Kuala Lumpur is definitely not an easy task. Thanks to Bee Fong’s sister and their wedding planner, however, the couple got to chill and cherish the moment with their loved ones.

What a lovely garden wedding setup, generously filled with flowers and pretty details. The gorgeous arch beneath the tree, the cute little flowergirls who graced the aisle before the bride walked in… This is like a dream-come-true garden wedding. Dennis Yap, as usual, delivered a set of very genuine photos, and we love the expressions that were captured.

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

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

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

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bee Fong: “We wanted something stress-free and the theme reflected that – a relaxed garden wedding under the tree. The colour theme was soft pastel colours. The theme was followed through for the evening reception as well. My sister helped to coordinate the wedding but she is based in Penang. We left most of the designing to the wedding planner. We were quite chilled since that is the whole point of hiring a wedding planner.

“Initially I wanted a beach wedding but our families combined had over 900+ guests. So I thought a garden wedding would be nice. I had seen a few wedding videos and websites featuring Saujana Hotel. Also, it’s close to my house with an airport nearby and we didn’t like the idea of travelling to the city centre.

“Despite hiring a wedding planner, we managed to contribute our ideas and do what we wanted. On the day, everything went smoothly. We enjoyed ourselves and most importantly it was stress-free.”

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

BEE FONG & EU-WING {Malaysia}

Photography by Dennis Yap Photography* / Venue The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 300 / Wedding Planning by The Peak Xperience / Bridal Gown by Steward Parvin / Bride’s Shoes by Vivienne Westwood and Valerie Fan Wedding Gallery / Hair and Makeup by Mimi Make Up by Remy Ngan / Groom’s Attire by A Suit That Fits and Hugo Boss / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by That Special Occasion / Flowers and Décor by Creativelines / Desserts by Cuppacakes by +Wondermilk / Wedding Favours by One Tree / Art and Stationery by One Tree

Alluring Femininity From 1960s Shanghai

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This concept was suggested by the couple themselves, who simply adore the look and feel of 1960s Shanghai. Ariel has a special fondness for the traditional Cheongsam, which is usually associated with a very feminine hourglass silhouette that can stop a man in his tracks, and had specially tailored four delicate pieces for her wedding.

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

AndroidsinBoots: “Films like ‘In The Mood For Love’, ‘2046’ and ‘Ruan Ling Yu’ were set in the 60s. These creations were a huge influence during the early days of our career. It has been a while since we were given the opportunity to do something so interesting. We couldn’t wait to embark on a nostalgic journey of re-visiting the beauty of such films.

“We dug out our long-hidden film collection and scoured through the dusty pile for inspiration. We immersed ourselves into the audio experience and arresting visuals. It was a long and tedious preparation process, from choosing the perfect venue to finalising the suitable costumes before the photoshoot. But it was all worth the effort and we really like how it eventually turned out.”

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Androidsinboots. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ARIEL & DONG {Singapore}

Photography and Videography by AndroidsinBoots / Location Singapore

Just The Two Of Us

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We have yet to find an answer as to why there are so many eccentric and colourful photoshoots in the Philippines, other than the country is filled with very happy and creative earthlings. We like both sets by Wedoitforlove, which make us really want to pack our bags and go on a road trip in that yellow kombi. The couple is also very well colour-coordinated and carefully styled, and they look outstanding despite the busy background.

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Wedoitforlove. www.theweddingnotebook.com

GLECIE & FRANCIS {Philippines}

Photography by Wedoitforlove / Styling by Tipping Point Collective / Hair and Makeup by Gery Penaso / Location Secret Garden

Hunter Valley Wedding

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Sophie and James flew in from the UK for an Aussie Christmas and also to celebrate their wedding a few days later. Sophie and the girls prepped themselves in her beautiful childhood home. Hunter Valley was stunning and the perfect backdrop for the day, and it’s no wonder the couple flew all the way back to have their wedding there. Bistro Molines is located among the picturesque surroundings of Tallavera Grove Vineyard. We especially love how Cavanagh Photography captured the wedding party photos.

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cavanagh Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SOPHIE & JAMES {Australia}

Photography by Cavanagh Photography / Ceremony Venue St Patrick’s of Nulkaba Wedding Chapel / Reception Venue Bistro Molines at Tallavera Grove

The City Of Love

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We are impressed by the fact that despite our having featured so many sets of photos from Paris, photographers never fail to show us a different side to the City of Love. In fact, we are stunned by how artistic and beautiful this set of photos taken by Adam Ong is. His talent is beyond words, capturing the essence of a city that is filled with dancers, painters and writers. It is obvious he knows exactly how to stage perfect moments.

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Adam Ong of Frame[S]tudio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

EMILY & BEN {Europe}

Photography by Adam Ong Photography / Hair and Makeup by Remy Ngan / Location Paris, France

Looking Glamorous Outdoor

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We all love outdoor garden weddings but what if you want something glamorous too? Here, we present to you a garden wedding that was also totally glamorous. Thanks to MangoRed, we get to share a snippet from the wedding of Filipino actor-model Marco Alcaraz and former beauty queen and Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman.

The bride, in a gorgeous blush pink gown by Veejay Floresca, walked down the aisle to the tune of ‘Bless The Broken Road’ sung by her sister and matron-of-honour Jerica Quigaman. We love the platform built on top of the pool and how the whole reception was beautifully decorated with floral table centerpieces to give it a vintage and rustic look.

Wedding invitations. Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding party details. Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bestmen. Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bridesmaids looking stunning in tones of lilac and lavender. Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Gorgeous wedding ceremony setup. Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Locally grown flowers blended beautifully with imported ones such as pink Veronicas, lilac campanulas, stachy, amaranthus, brunia, leucadendron, hypercum berries, wax flowers and pink hydrangeas. Accent flowers such as bells of Ireland and eucalyptus completed the wedding reception look.

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Candy booth. Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Centrepiece. Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rustic chair décor. Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Thanks IGS Cinema for showing us more of this beautiful wedding.

LARA & MARCO {Philippines}

Photography by MangoRed / Videography by LEC of IGS Cinema / Venue Hacienda Isabella / Number of Guests 400 / Bridal Gown by Veejay Floresca / Hair by John Cliff Dimaala / Makeup by Gio Flores of Glo Mineral / Groom’s Attire by Randy Ortiz / Bridesmaids’ Dresses and Groomsmen’s Attire by Veronica Velayo / Flowers and Décor by Maja Martinez Angeles of Passion Cooks / Event Coordination by Ivy Reyes and Rowell Octavio of Supernatural Management Inc. / Catering by Maja Martinez Angeles of Passion Cooks / Wedding Favours by Personalized M&M’S / Art and Stationery by Printsonalities

Return Of The Legend

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stephanie and Ronald did their bridal portraits in both Singapore and Bali. The Singapore one was more formal, and was done at the National Museum. We are especially impressed by Ronald’s kung fu pose in front of the Bruce Lee poster. The Bali set, on the other hand, was more casual and relaxed.

Andri Tei: “Ronald is my primary school friend. We thoroughly enjoyed both the photoshoots. The Bali trip was more of a holiday than a wedding photoshoot. It was definitely one of the most memorable photoshoots I’ve had thus far.”

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Andri Tei Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

STEPHANIE & RONALD {Singapore and Indonesia}

Photography by Andri Tei Photography / Location National Museum, Singapore and Bali

The Beauty Of Traditions

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Benny is from Chicago. He moved to Hong Kong a few years back for work, and that is where he met Marina.

We love this wedding to bits, especially how they included all the traditional customs yet kept it so much fun. It’s so beautiful to see all the bride’s family dress up in ‘Qun Kua’ and ‘Qipao’ including the grandma. They laughed, cried and went all out eccentric. They were just so authentic in front of the camera, which made these photos by Julian Wainwright extra amazing.

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Wainwright Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MARINA & BENNY {Thailand}

Photography by Wainwright Weddings / Videography by Mayad Studios / Venue Sri Panwa, Phuket

Vintage Carnival

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This wedding is awesome on so many levels. A good location, and a very inspiring, fun theme and team! And of course we have this set of very beautiful images from Jonathan Ong. Sometimes we feel as though all of heaven rejoices whenever there’s a couple who celebrates with a wedding that is true to themselves.

We know it’s not fair; the bride had a team of wedding designers. Which got us thinking, maybe sometimes we just don’t trust our event planners enough when they give us crazy, conceptual ideas, because we think no one has done it before. Maybe sometimes we just need to dive in with a leap of faith if we feel that it’s right, because honestly, even the event planners can’t fully imagine it too.

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Kirstyn: “We booked The Substation not long after getting engaged. The space is amazing and suited us perfectly. The whole look and feel of the day started with inspiration from The Substation. As for the ceremony location, Adam and I didn’t really want a garden or beach or anywhere typical, but we wanted a venue that could facilitate the carnival. The old Newport Rail Workshops were perfect, plus it was just three minutes’ drive away from our reception venue!

“The whole wedding was vintage carnival-inspired. We chose the 1930s and 1940s in particular so that there was a distinct era and continuity throughout the whole day. Adam and I both love theatre – I love the performance side and Adam loves the actual spaces. So we wanted the ceremony to have a dramatic feel about it. Our celebrant, Jon Von Goes, was hilarious and really set the tone for the rest of the day. We even had a few guests say that it felt like ‘the show had begun.’

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Adam and I love things with an earthy, rustic, organic feeling so we tried to have that throughout. The centrepieces ran the whole length of the tables with many different elements so that they were not only eye-catching as you walked in, but when you sat down there were lots of details to admire. There were large gold candlestick holders, moss, flowers in jars and bottles, pinwheels, carnival terrariums with merry-go-rounds and elephants, and lots of candles. Then we had a huge ceiling installation that had large balls of flowers, wire balls, moss balls and pendant lights. It looked like something out of a movie.

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Adam is a chef so it was really important to him that the food be outstanding. Quite often meals made en masse lack the personality that restaurant food has, but our food was fabulous and full of character.

“All of the details throughout the whole day made our day special and enhanced the experience for our guests; we had so many people comment that everything about the day was so typically us, which is what it’s about at the end of the day – us.

“Adam and I had the greatest night. We didn’t feel rushed or as though we spent the whole night hosting, we simply enjoyed the party we had worked so hard to put together and it was magical.”

Tips from the bride: “As a wedding planner, this is what I do for other brides all the time, but after experiencing it firsthand, I cannot stress enough how critical having a coordinator was to the enjoyable day we all had.”

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

KIRSTYN & ADAM {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Ceremony Venue The Old Newport Rail Workshops / Reception Venue The Substation, Newport / Number of Guests 150 / Wedding Planning and Styling by IGBY Productions / Bride’s Shoes by Wittner / Bride’s Veil and Hair Accessories by Alannah Hill / Groom’s Attire by Hugo Boss / Groom’s Shoes by ASOS / Groomsmen’s Attire by ASOS, MYER and ZARA / Hair by Mary Posterino – Salon Symmetry and Adam DiBiase – Salon Jenaire On the Waterfront / Makeup by Sadie Tate / Wedding Party Flowers by Connie Fedele / Reception Flowers by IGBY Productions / Catering by Melbourne Catering Company / Favours by Lajari Design House / Invitations and Stationery by Bride and Bdesignsinvitations on Etsy / Entertainment by Austin Busch and Anthony Murray and Mamakusa

{Read more about the wedding on our magazine}

The Time Tunnel

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The first time we walked into the Time Tunnel Museum at Cameron Highlands, we knew right away that we just had to do a photoshoot here. This undiscovered place is filled with gems of yesteryears. Gone are the days of museum displays in glass cases. Here, you literally feel as if you’ve walked through a time tunnel and gone back in time. Thank God for our photographer, Jennifer of Jspy Photography, and the team, who were game enough to make the trip up to Cameron Highlands with us.

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chaiyen: “The surroundings are rather dark, so for the casual look we styled the couple in brighter colours. We brought Coke bottles for props as their wedding theme revolved around that. It is quite a journey from Kuala Lumpur, so we stayed two nights to ensure we would have sufficient time and enough rest before the shoot. We were worried that the place would be a bit too dark, but everything turned out perfect.”

Needless to say, we barely had enough time to do the beauty of this place justice. So the next time you are in Cameron Highlands, please visit the Time Tunnel Museum. You just need to pay a ridiculously low entry fee, and we promise you will go Instagram-crazy here.

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jspy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

CHAILENG & TIMMY {Malaysia}

Photography by Jspy Photography / Hair and Makeup by Monique Thoo / Styling by Chaiyen Wong / Location Time Tunnel Museum, Cameron Highlands

{Read our magazine for more}

True Love Is A Big Deal

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s not every day we see a relationship that lasts 10 years, so we’re truly happy for Janel and Paulo, who not only found a lover in each other, but a best friend whom they will keep by their side forever. And with that, we bring you this beautiful set of photos taken by Jaja Lifestyle Photography.

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

From the bride: “The whole wedding was unforgettable but some of the most special moments were when we recited our personal vows, and when I walked down the aisle and saw our families, friends and my grandparents, and Pau waiting for me at the altar. It has always been my dream to walk down the aisle in a pretty white gown. When my grandfather danced with me during the reception, I cried. I felt at that very moment that no matter what happens, I would always be his little girl.

“We wanted a theme that was not too over the top and décor heavy, so we chose polka dots and stripes since it is simple, yet very cute and easy to match. As it was summer, salmon pink, seafoam green and mint seemed suitable. Pau and I never thought of having our reception indoors. We wanted to be different from the weddings we’ve attended. We love the idea of backyard receptions because they seem very simple, comfortable and fun.

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Together with my cousin and friends, we made a newspaper to share our story as a couple with our guests. We wanted to share with them our 10 years of being together. We had different games that involved all of our guests throughout the night, for example trivia questions for guests to get to know us better, and Jenga as an alternative to tossing the bridal bouquet.

“Prepare a lookbook of how you envision your wedding and reception to be. It helps you put everything together and match your ideas.”

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jaja Lifestyle Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Putting aside all the pretty things, what we truly want to celebrate is this couple. You have to listen to the vows they make to each other in the video compiled by IGS Cinema to understand the love that they have for each other. It suddenly dawned upon us that a pretty wedding is but an empty shell if true love is not part of the whole thing.

Janel & Paulo {Philippines}

Photography by Jaja Lifestyle Photography / Videography by LEC of IGS Cinema / Ceremony Venue Chapel on the Hill, Tagatay City / Reception Venue Clearwater House, Tagatay City / Number of Guests 280 / Wedding Coordination by E-vents’ Ezzentials / Bridal Gown by Michi Calica / Bride’s Shoes by Nine West and Nike Jordan 11 / Hair and Makeup by Terence Buenaventura / Groom’s Attire by Mak Tumang / Boutonnieres by {etc} Handmade Goodness / Bridesmaids’ Attire by Joon Dayrit / Groomsmen’s Attire by Mak Tumang / Ceremony Flowers and Décor by Amante Fleurs / Wedding Cake by Cake Tree Manila / Catering by Passion Cooks / Activity Booth by Spark + Twinkle / Invitations and Stationery Design by Printsonalities / Entertainment by Daryl Ong and Chiro

{Read our magazine for more}

Under The Northern Lights

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Definitely not your regular bridal portraits, these cost an estimated USD20,000, and much planning had to be done in advance to ensure that they achieved the results they wanted. Needless to say, the journey there wasn’t easy, and neither were the weather conditions.

This pursuit of the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as The Northern Lights, was made possible by ChuianFeng of Avior Pictures and a team adventurous enough to move out of their comfort zone, not to mention a couple crazy enough to attempt it.

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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JIAN YONG & JACQUELINE {Europe}

Photography and Art Direction by ChuianFeng of Avior Pictures / Makeup and Styling by Liren Neo / Location Porjus, Sweden

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