Love Stories

Wedding Ceremony At Tirtha Uluwatu

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Most of you will recognise this iconic venue – Tirtha Uluwatu. Is it the structure that looks like a floating pavilion, the pathway across the pool, or the vast horizon of the ocean as a backdrop? Thanks to EverMotion Photography for sharing with us this wedding. This place always leaves us in awe, which is what the architect intended for it to do and be – a dream wedding venue. This couple kept it simple with white orchid arrangements, directing all attention to the gorgeous bride.

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding Ceremony at Tirtha Uluwatu. Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Evermotion Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

ELVYRA & DENNY {Indonesia}

Photography by EverMotion Photography / Venue Tirtha Uluwatu, Bali

A Shanghai Songstress

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Forgive us for being such a sucker for the work of Chris Ling International Photographers. We lust after fashion photography. It makes our heart leap with excitement every time we see a photographer go to so much effort to create the right lighting and mood for a shoot.

Their Hong Kong division created this conceptual piece, which was inspired by Wong Kar Wai’s ‘In The Mood For Love’. We know these are just photos, but it feels like we can hear 50s music playing. Like good photos do, they evoke emotions and make our imaginations go wild.

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chris Ling International Photographers. www.theweddingnotebook.com

KAREN & SAMUEL {China}

Photography by Chris Ling International Photographers / Location Shanghai

Little Pink Tea Party

Candy buffet. Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Let’s get all sugar high in this pink-themed engagement party planned by Pineapple Studio. The pastel blue wall in Marmalade Café definitely makes it an even more joyful place for special occasions. We are definitely fans of short dresses; brides should so start wearing them for garden weddings.

Yumie: “I wanted something warm and cosy. Pink because it’s my favourite colour. I’m a very meticulous person, so I told my wedding planner the kind of design I was looking for, right down to the cake design I wanted. I’m so glad that Naomi understood and was able to translate it to reality.

“My favourite moment of the day was when the registrar announced us husband and wife. It was so emotional. This is the guy I want to spend the rest of my life with!

“I also absolutely loved my custom-made dress. I’m a tutu lover, so the dress had this fluffy bottom.”

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography and Event Styling by Pineapple Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

YUMIE & SHAWN {Malaysia}

Photography by Pineapple Studio / Venue Marmalade Café in Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 60 / Wedding Planning by Naomi Ching of Pineapple Studio / Bridal Gown by Valerie Fan Wedding Gallery / Hair and Makeup by Kelly Yong / Groom’s Attire by Armani Exchange / Flowers and Décor by Pineapple Studio / Wedding Cake by Rosalind / Art and Stationery by The Idealist Studio

We Fell In Love Despite Our Differences

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

If you love what you are doing, then there is no reason to not include it in your bridal portraits. We totally love this set of photos where the couple injects some fun and laughter into their seemingly mundane workspaces. Claudia is a hairdresser while Riva is a concrete manufacturer. Looking at this set of photos, you know there will never be a dull moment in their journey together. The team tells us more about how these two fell in love, despite their differences. Happiness.

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo: “Opposites attract is a term that truly describes these two. Riva is an old friend of my wife and me. We were ecstatic when we heard about them getting hitched. Riva is mature, crazy but not wild, religious, soft-spoken, very charming, a simple guy, and he probably has the same retirement plan most Balinese guys have – to live quietly in a nice villa overlooking the rice paddies.

“She, on the other hand, is this gorgeous, independent, bubbly, very jet-setting big-city kind of girl, with maybe a retirement plan of living in a penthouse overlooking the bright lights of the Big Apple. Yet here they are, completely head over heels about one another. All of their differences seem to make the other a better person. I had a great time shooting their bridal portraits and I’m so happy for the two of them.”

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

All Season – Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

CLAUDIA & RIVA {Indonesia}

Photography by Rio Yapari of All Season – Photo

Wedding At The Hangar

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Mike is a pilot and spends most of his free time at Dixie Wing working to help restore World War II aircrafts, so the couple thought it would be fun to get married at the hangar. We really love the old military vehicles and planes; it feels like a movie set. Also, the couple first formed their friendship based on a love of World War II history so it really was the perfect venue. It was a nice and simple wedding photographed by Peach Blossom Photography that captured the best of both their personalities.

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stephanie: “My wedding gown was by Badgley Mischka – ivory silk that faded to the lightest shade of blue at the bottom. I wore navy satin Gucci heels as my something blue.

“It was supposed to be small but it gradually grew bigger. I have a big family, enough said. We chose to get married on the grass beside the hangar. I hired a cellist to play the ceremony music. It was a very simple, traditional Christian ceremony. It was hot so we kept it short.

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“My mother made all of the flowers, right down to the table arrangements. The men of the Dixie Wing set up all the tables and chairs in the hangar, and did a wonderful job of placing the airplanes on display for our guests.

“We had local Atlanta band MudCat play the event. They were awesome. They are a Northside Tavern legend, and Mike and I have gone on many a date to see them play. Also, the hangar was great about letting everyone explore the airplanes and drive around in the old military vehicles. It was a really great easy-going afternoon.”

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Peach Blossom Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

STEPHANIE & MIKE {US}

Photography by Julie Anne / Venue Dixie Wing Hangar / Bridal Gown by Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Shoes by Gucci / Wedding Cake by Publix at The Peach / Catering by Jacarr’s Catering / Entertainment MudCat

Wonders Of Nature

Pre-wedding at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Pre-wedding at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Avior Pictures. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been included among the new 7 Wonders of Nature. The limestone in this bay has been shaped through 500 million years under different conditions and environments. This is the kind of natural beauty we have in Asia that is often ignored.

This cheeky couple also made their way to the city of Hanoi. A red dress always has a way of making the bride stand out in the utterly busy streets. From the photos, we are sure the team had lots of laughs shooting this.

Pre-wedding at Hanoi, Vietnam. 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

LIPING & LUCIEN {Vietnam}

Photography by Avior Pictures / Venue Ha Long Bay and Hanoi

Enchanted Wedding At CHIJMES

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Not only was 21.12.12 not the end of the world, for Felicia and Steven, it marked the beginning of a new journey together.

If you remember, we previously featured their breathtaking bridal portraits, also by Kennfoo Weddings, that were taken in Italy, so it was no surprise that they chose another historical building, CHIJMES, which was previously a Catholic convent, in which to wed. One of Singapore’s most elaborate places of worship ever built, the CHIJMES hall has an arched ceiling and stained glass windows.

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Kennfoo: “We met Felicia and Steven a year ago when they wanted to do their bridal portraits in Europe, a place filled with amazing architecture, which the couple loves very much. After much planning, we finally flew to Italy to get their pre-wedding session done. It was truly an unforgettable trip for us in our career as we got to know not just a great couple but also awesome friends!

“Both their solemnisation and dinner reception were held at the CHIJMES Hall in Singapore, which is one of the most beautiful halls we’d ever photographed to date. It was quite tiring for us as we had to fly back to Penang the night itself to work on another photo engagement the next day, but overall, we really enjoyed our time capturing Felicia and Steven’s moments, and it was an honour to be a part of their biggest celebration in life.”

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. www.theweddingnotebook.com

FELICIA & STEVEN {Singapore}

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings / Venue CHIJMES Hall, Singapore

Rustic Destination Wedding At Khayangan Estate Bali

Destination wedding in Bali. Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There is almost no better place to hold a wedding in Bali than in the last retreat of an emperor, the Khayangan Estate. Personally, we love the bridesmaids in green dresses running the gatecrashing ceremony against that exotic backdrop, not to mention the tea ceremony. Totally photo-worthy.

This was indeed a celebration of love. The groom designed the wedding bands and had them custom-made in Singapore, while the bride made the DIY wedding invitations and tinned pastilles favours.

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jasmine: “It felt great seeing our family and friends who flew in from around the world to Bali. As well as the amazing view and intimate setting of having a dinner reception under a marquee in the garden with an eight-piece Cuban band.

“We wanted a theme that was fresh and vibrant with a rustic touch. The colours we used to style the wedding were quite eclectic but nature-inspired, such as grass green for the bridesmaids’ dresses and sky blue for the groomsmen’s shirts.

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I had the table centrepieces made with all local flowers, moss and pine cones. We used dried grape vines from the north of Bali for our wedding arch, with clusters of pale pink, green and beige flowers of different textures to blend everything together elegantly. We strung jasmine garlands from the trees around the estate, which looked charming and also made the whole estate wonderful.”

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Terralogical. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Do as much research as you can for destination weddings. Be careful not to hire based on online portfolios only, as you must be sure that the service matches the quality of the product. Make sure the wedding planner you hire understands you, and can creatively turn your ideas into the real day within your budget! Be firm about your budget, and make decisions earlier rather than closer to the date. This will save you money, as you have the time to find more vendors and negotiate.

“If you’re unhappy at any stage during your wedding planning process, don’t be afraid to make the changes necessary to keep things running smoothly. We had to change our wedding planner three months before our wedding due to poor follow-up and nothing being done. It caused lots of stress, but as soon as we found another planner who was the right one, everything was brilliant and it became fun. Which is how it should be!”

{Steal Jasmine’s Pinterest board}

JASMINE & BEN {Indonesia}

Photography by Terralogical / Videography by Bali Metro DigiArt / Venue Khayangan Estate Uluwatu, Bali / Number of Guests 103 / Wedding Planning by Tifany Fadjar / Bridal Gown by Collette Dinnigan / Bride’s Shoes by Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup by Yeanne and team / Groom’s Attire by CYC Custom Shop Singapore / Groom’s Shoes by Carmina / Bespoke Tie by Vanda / Custom-Made Wedding Bands by Yuen Ting Singapore / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Indigo Eve / Groomsmen’s Attire by Uniqlo / Flowers and Décor by Martha’s Florist Bali / Wedding Cake by Le-Ing Ong / Catering by Dijon Bali / Entertainment Juanito’s Cuban Band

Vintage Bridal Portraits

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The thing about outdoor photoshoots in Malaysia is you can hardly predict the weather. Cool weather, however, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Oftentimes what is unplanned can seem all the more beautiful and unique. Of course a good photographer who knows how to adapt is important.

Jangguttouch: “The day was cloudy and hazy. The weather was obviously not on our side. We could not get proper light. However, at the click of the first shutter, we could feel that we would have breathtaking photos later. The haze and the branches of fallen trees helped us to create a temperate-climate setting. Everything made the day amazingly perfect!”

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Jangguttouch. www.theweddingnotebook.com

IZWA & J. SHAMSUL {Malaysia}

Photography by Jangguttouch / Location Dr. Seenivasagam Park, Ipoh, Perak

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Music And Words

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Arvinna Lee and Hayashida Ken were classmates in Temasek Polytechnic School of Design. They sat next to each other on the first day of school and have been best friends ever since. But nothing happened until about two years ago, when Ken asked her out and Arvinna began to see him in a new light.

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Arvinna: “Our theme was very simple and minimalist. Small and cosy, so we could have more time with our friends. We didn’t even bother with the gatecrashing ceremony. The subtle theme behind it was ‘Music and Words’.

“Ken is a music person, being in a band, and he arranged for his singer to perform for me. Of course, he also coordinated the music for the entire night. While I was preparing the speech, I also included quotes from the authors and musicians that were featured in the card I designed. When the invitation cards were printed and we saw our names together, it really hit us that we were going to be wed. It was quite surreal for me.

“Ken wanted to buy the Cartier Trinity wedding band for me, but they didn’t have stock in my size in Singapore. At the time, our wedding was in two months, and Cartier Singapore needed about half a year to bring it in. Our friend was in Berlin at the time, and he went to Cartier Berlin to see if they had any stock. It so happened that they did, and he brought it back to Singapore for us. I remember thinking this little trinket travelled halfway around the world to help Ken seal the deal.”

A wedding at Grand Hyatt, Singapore. Chris Ling International Photographers

A wedding at Grand Hyatt, Singapore. Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

Chris Ling International Photographers

ARVINNA & KEN {Singapore}

Photography and Videography by Chris Ling International Photographers / Venue Grand Hyatt, Singapore / Number of Guests 170 / Bridal Gown by BCBGMaxAzria, Amanda Lee Weddings and LeGrand Weddings / Bride’s Shoes by Ralph Lauren / Hair and Makeup by Kenneth Lee / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Flowers and Décor by By The Branch

In A Different Realm

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garovs majored in Fashion Design & Merchandising in university, while Ryan in Multimedia Arts. The both of them own Everywhere We Shoot, whose work has been in most major magazines in the country and even abroad. Having seen their bridal portraits and infographics invitations, you must be wondering, how creative can they get in a traditional church wedding?

Well, how could it not be creative when some of Manila’s most talented creative people were involved? The thing we love most about this wedding isn’t that it’s so out of the norm, but that this couple knew who they were and kept to it.

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

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

If you strip everything away and look closely at the wedding highlights, you will see the way Ryan looked at his bride as she walked down the aisle, and realise this is no different from other weddings – they are a couple who love each other dearly and that is all that matters.

Garovs said, “The most joyful moment was walking down the aisle and seeing our family and friends crying, smiling, laughing!”

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

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

As for their wedding concept, she said, “We wanted our wedding styling to look like an altar of our life together, as if we’d died and were born again. With this in mind, we opted not to have flowers, but have our guests and entourage wear florals and graphics. Our church aisle was like a walk in the clouds, and our venue was styled as if you were going through a blur of memories, then later getting washed away into our all-white dinner area.

“We are thankful that our suppliers understood what we wanted and executed everything beautifully and seamlessly. Enjoy the planning, and leave the rest to the experts. On your wedding day all you will see are the faces of your friends and family!”

Photography by MangoRed. www.theweddingnotebook.com

‘Everywhere We Wed: An Anti-Wedding Film’ is not for the faint of heart. As the film faded out, Raimund Marasigan of Sandwich played the first bars of Cure’s ‘Pictures of You’, and the guests welcomed the entrance of the newlyweds.

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

Video highlights.

GAROVS & RYAN {Philippines}

Photography by MangoRed / Engagement Videography by Jason Magbanua / Wedding Day Videography by redsheep Cinema / Venue Whitespace, Manila / Number of Guests 230 / Wedding Planning by The Best-Case Scenario / Bridal Gown by Mich Dulce / Bride’s Shoes by Vivienne Westwood / Hair and Makeup by Sam Gallardo / Groom’s Attire by Joey Samson / Groom’s Custom-made Shoes by Maco Custodio – Shoes / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Mich Dulce; Customised Print by Tinay Villamiel of Bleach Catastrophe / Groomsmen’s Attire by Joey Samson / Event Styling by RabbitHole Creatives / Wedding Rentals by Ghost Chairs by Olive Tree / Outdoor Sculpture and Art by Leeroy New / Andy Warhol Cupcakes by OC’s Kitchen / Wedding Cake by CakeTreeManila By Laura Puno / Catering by K By Cunanan / Lighting Design by Ian Torqueza / Wedding Favours by Personalized M&M’S / Invitations by Inksurge; Printed by Velprint / Entertainment by Sandwich, Picoy Cruz, The Diegos, Paulo Castro, Melvin Mojica and Don’t Bogart The Can… Man!