Love Stories

Green Vintage

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Bird nest ring

This wedding truly is a celebration of friends and loved ones. From the wedding planning by good friend Theodora Soh to the invitations and stationery, from the flowers and décor to the cakes and desserts, everything was put together by friends of the bridal couple. How very blessed they are to have been showered with so much help from family and friends.

Besides the beautiful details, we also love the people and the emotions that were captured. You can almost hear the music, the tears and the laughter. And looking at all the photos and watching the video, you realise that is exactly what it was like.

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Church décor

Charlene: “Standing outside the church was a big moment for me as this was the church that I grew up in. The design of the dress had also been kept a secret from the groom until the moment the church doors opened. It was definitely a moment of great anticipation.

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Vintage wedding car

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. The wedding party

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

“We had over 60 guests, including those who had flown in from Australia, America, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and it was just great knowing that our loved ones had made such an effort to share our special day with us. Since ours had been a long distance relationship, our wedding was another step for us to be together, and finally being in the same country at the same time.

“We had a travel and nature theme, which was very apt for us. Jason lived in Sydney while I lived in Dubai. I was a flight attendant and so I traveled a lot. Jason would fly around and meet me in the cities where I had stopovers, meeting me whenever and wherever he could, and we also travelled together frequently.

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Travel themed wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

“Our save-the-dates for the wedding were flight boarding passes, wedding invitations were paper planes, and favours were luggage tags that our guests can actually use. We are also very earthy and green people, and that’s why we chose the colour green for our theme.

“We wanted a cosy and intimate reception, and we fell in love with the high ceilings and organic theme of the restaurant, as well as its lighting.”

Bridal tip: “Plan ahead and don’t stress. Enjoy the day, and let your hair down and party!”

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

www.theweddingnotebook.com. Photography by One Eye Click. Green vintage wedding

CHARLENE & JASON {Singapore}

Photography by One Eye Click / Videography by Lighthouse Studio / Ceremony Venue St Teresa Church / Reception Venue at The Prime Society Dempsey Hills, Singapore / Number of Guests 100 / Bridal Gown by Time Taken to Make a Dress / Bride’s Shoes by Nina Shoes / Hair and Makeup by Cecilia Tan / Jewellery by Swarovski / Groom’s Attire by Gibson / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by SATCH / Groomsmen’s Attire by MYER / Bridal Car Rental by Kombi Rocks / Wedding Cake by Roxanne Toh of Overdoughs / Wedding Favours by littlethingsfavors / Invitations by Creamer Inks / Stationery by inkbots / Entertainment by DJ Danceman

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Love

© Andrew Yep Photographie. The Wedding Notebook - Love

This set of photos seems to have been very carefully planned and put together. Jean’s lovely lace dress looks simple and sweet, just right for props like these. The Coke bottles and red apples have nothing to do with each other but somehow, the red branding of Coke brings everything together. Enjoy!

© Andrew Yep Photographie. The Wedding Notebook - Love

© Andrew Yep Photographie. The Wedding Notebook - Love

© Andrew Yep Photographie. The Wedding Notebook - Love

© Andrew Yep Photographie. The Wedding Notebook - Love

© Andrew Yep Photographie. The Wedding Notebook - Love

© Andrew Yep Photographie. The Wedding Notebook - Love

© Andrew Yep Photographie. The Wedding Notebook - Love

© Andrew Yep Photographie. The Wedding Notebook - Love

JEANNIE & PJ KENJI {Malaysia}

Photography by Andrew Yep Photographie / Hair and Makeup by Aivy Yong Bridal Makeup Studio / Location Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast At The Park

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. The wedding party

The thing about weddings, as much as most people want to be different, they often find themselves falling into the trap of mediocrity. This site is not about imitation, or worse, intimidation and making you think there’s a benchmark for what your wedding should be like. Rather, it’s about inspiring you to be who you are and celebrating that, as well as reminding you of the things you love and that purity of love you had as a child.

Euodia and Nic are a couple that embodies that. According to Chinese tradition, it should have been a gatecrashing ceremony. We have nothing against that – it can be fun and has its significance – but we’re excited that they decided to have a great time at the park together instead.

One of the most important moments was the exchanging of marriage vows, knowing that I will be spending my entire life with the most amazing man.”

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Purple themed wedding

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Breakfast at the Park

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Breakfast at the Park

Euodia: “I’ve always dreamed of having an outdoor ceremony, but due to the weather here, we opted for a breakfast picnic to fulfil that dream. In retrospect, it was one of the wisest decisions we made.

“Our evening ceremony and reception leaned towards the elegant, classic and formal, so we wanted something fun, bright and colourful for the morning, with lots of patterns and textures. We loved this “out of the norm” way of celebrating our friendship before we walked down the aisle.

“I did the flowers and décor myself with the help of my bridesmaid Melissa Leong – even the boys’ bow ties were handmade – and one of my church members, Michelle Ng, put this beautiful breakfast table together.”

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Wedding textures

© ZA Gallery. The Wedding Notebook - Breakfast at the Park

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Breakfast at the Park

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Breakfast at the Park

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Breakfast at the Park

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Breakfast at the Park

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Breakfast at the Park

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Breakfast at the Park

Bridal tips: “Always stay focused. Do your research but don’t be distracted by too many ideas, as all weddings are beautiful and unique in their own way. Always be sure of what you and your partner want, and stick to that. Grow on that. Lavish on that. Also do lots of sourcing to get the best bargains in town so you can pull off a beautiful wedding within your budget.”

www.theweddingnotebook. Photography by ZA Gallery. Breakfast at the Park

EUODIA & NIC {Malaysia}

Photography by ZA Gallery / Videography by Rocket Science and Jay / Venue Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 8 / Bridal Gown by That Special Occasion and Khoon Hooi / Bride’s Shoes by Christy Ng Shoes / Hair and Makeup by May Lim of Wedding Isle

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Journey To Italy

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. Bridal portraits in Italy - Rome, Florence, Siena

It feels like we’re as close to the Colosseum as they are, strolling past Florence Cathedral with them, and getting lost in the beautiful medieval town of Siena like they did. With bridal portraits like these, you won’t hear your guests complaining when you play your photos on loop. Kenn Foo really did do this lovely couple and the magnificent architecture justice.

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. Bridal portraits in Italy - Rome, Florence, Siena

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. Bridal portraits in Italy - Rome, Florence, Siena

Kenn: “Rome, the City of Gods, the city where once the infamous Roman army ruled. Steven and Felicia are huge fans of architecture and great monuments, and Rome was the perfect location for them to have their bridal portraits done. The city is filled with grand and breathtaking architecture. They are all around you, and spectacular views are a norm. Steven and Felicia were also blessed with good weather throughout the photoshoot.

“We had a hectic and tiring three-day photoshoot in three cities – Rome, Florence and Siena – but we enjoyed it very much, and had so much fun as Steven and Felicia are such an easygoing couple! They were willing to try anything and everything, from the fun to the really dangerous!”

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. Bridal portraits in Italy - Rome, Florence, Siena

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. Bridal portraits in Italy - Rome, Florence, Siena

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. Bridal portraits in Italy - Rome, Florence, Siena

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. Bridal portraits in Italy - Rome, Florence, Siena

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. Bridal portraits in Italy - Rome, Florence, Siena

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings. Bridal portraits in Italy - Rome, Florence, Siena

On the other hand, we were trying to figure out how Jessen from JXS Wedding Cinematography managed to capture the video from some of these angles, and lo and behold, we found out that they’d actually used a ‘helicam’. Believe us when we say we have never been so enthusiastic about saying something is a must-see.

FELICIA & STEVEN {Europe}

Photography by Kennfoo Weddings / Videography by JXS Wedding Cinematography / Hair and Makeup by Glamorous by Michelle Lum / Location Rome, Florence and Siena in Italy

The Unconventional

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Thanks to their unique ROM celebration and creative chalkboard bridal portraits, we were so excited to see what Regine and Joey would do on their wedding day. Once again, we were blown away. Check out how the bride creatively reused items from her garden ceremony for her reception later in the evening.

Regine: “Being unconventional adults, we wanted a wedding that somewhat reflects us. But just like any other bride, I didn’t know where to begin. Excited as I was, I just had too many ideas and things I wanted to do for our wedding. That’s when I fell in love with Pinterest. I started pinning all sorts of interesting things that I wanted to do.

“We wanted something outdoors. But knowing our weather, Joey wasn’t so keen on having our wedding dinner outside. So we agreed on an outdoor ceremony followed by a dinner indoors. We ended up at Hotel Equatorial, Bangi. It has a beautiful garden, and also a big ballroom.

Hotel Equatorial. Garden wedding venue. Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“My greatest concern was the décor. I wanted it to be light-hearted, uplifting, and most importantly, I wanted it to be US (whatever that meant)! Hubby came up with the colour scheme, and showed it to me. My immediate reaction was, ‘Perfect!’

“So that’s how it all started to fall into place, from the main backdrop streamers and aisle stands to the hand-fans that doubled up as lyrics for praise and worship during the ceremony. Then I added other details like the little hearts down the aisle, and the colourful paper roses that hung from above. It was all streamlined with the help of Pinterest – we picked out things that could be done within our theme.

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“My favourite highlight from the garden ceremony was my bridesmaids’ ‘note boards’. I didn’t want my girls to just walk down the aisle holding a bouquet of flowers; I wanted them to be part of the ceremony. We had chalkboards and the girls each wrote their ‘note’ to the groom on them. It was like their final warning to him!

© 3PM Studio. The Wedding Notebook - The Unconventional

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“A good friend, fashion designer Micky Tan, custom-made my three dresses. We conceptualised the dresses and even went shopping for the materials together. What a lovely job she did!

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

© 3PM Studio. The Wedding Notebook - The Unconventional

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“For my ballroom decorations and photo-booth, I literally reused everything we had at the garden ceremony to save on my budget. Instead of a candy buffet, we had big bowls of childhood snacks as centerpieces on each table.

“It’s never just one item that makes a wedding memorable; I believe it’s all the elements combined. The venue, theme, design, decorations, videos, entertainment, and of course, our guests, and we are happy to say we had the entire package!

Tips from the bride: “DIY projects are more difficult to do when you start multiplying by the number of tables. Engage decorators so that you don’t have to worry about execution and setting up on the day. Attending to the guests as bride and groom is already extremely tiring and overwhelming enough.”

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by 3PM Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

{Steal Regine’s Pinterest board}

REGINE & JOEY {Malaysia}

Photography and Videography by 3PM Studio / Venue Hotel Equatorial, Bangi – Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur / Bridal Gown by Micky Tan / Bride’s Shoes by Zang Toi / Hair and Makeup by Olivia Loke / Décor by Paper & Colour / Invitations by Joey Khor (Groom) / Sound System by Crossroad Production

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Original Old Town Coffee

Bridal portraits in Ipoh. Photography by ZA Gallery

Rong Hui is a Singaporean girl. Yin Huan spent his high school years in Singapore, but actually grew up in a small town in Malaysia called Ipoh. She may not have been there for his childhood years, which were some of the most precious of his life, but by taking these photos, we feel as if it’s a way for him to embed her into those beautiful memories, making them even better.

Photography by ZA Gallery

Photography by ZA Gallery

Photography by ZA Gallery

Photography by ZA Gallery

Photography by ZA Gallery

Photography by ZA Gallery

Photography by ZA Gallery

Photography by ZA Gallery

RONG HUI & YIN HUAN {Malaysia}

Photography by ZA Gallery / Hair and Makeup by Eye Do Make Up / Location Ipoh

Stop Motion Video: The Story

Funky Dali: “Childhood lovers? You could almost say that. They first met as innocent teenagers, and as the guy said, ‘It was almost love at first sight.’ But like a dramatic plotline, their relationship didn’t blossom until 12 years later. Trust us, the details are worthy of a soppy Korean drama.

“We wanted something really unusual for Niena and Afeef, so we decided to make a stop-motion video. After much planning, three and a half months of production, and thousands of edited pictures, the couple’s love story was finally shared with a thousand viewers on their wedding day in Perlis.”

NIENA & AFEEF {Malaysia}

Videography and Editing by Funky Dali / Song ‘Ke Langit Biru’ by Asmidar / Music and Lyric by Izaad Amir

A Snowy Day In Kyoto

© Eyeshot Studio Photography. Destination bridal portraits at Togetsukyo Bridge at Arashimaya, Kyoto

Kyoto is a very beautiful place, well known for its pristine natural beauty, and you will see many couples, even from other parts of Japan, flocking here to take photos. The local lovebirds often put on their traditional costumes and stroll the streets, whispering and giggling to each other, and you’ll also see couples cycling together or being ferried around by rickshaw.

Though it’s rather crowded during peak season, the overall vibe is still tranquil and peaceful. It’s definitely not hard to capture good photos here, but this snowy scene at Togetsukyo Bridge at Arashimaya, also known as “lovers’ bridge”, is totally the picture perfect moment.

© Eyeshot Studio Photography. Pre-wedding photos at Togetsukyo Bridge at Arashimaya, Kyoto

© Eyeshot Studio Photography. Destination bridal portraits at Gion District, Kyoto

© Eyeshot Studio Photography. Pre-wedding photos at Gion District, Kyoto

© Eyeshot Studio Photography. Destination bridal portraits in Japan

© Eyeshot Studio Photography. Destination bridal portraits at Mount Rokkō in Kobe, Japan

© Eyeshot Studio Photography. Destination bridal portraits at Mount Rokkō in Kobe, Japan

DIANA & KELVIN {Japan}

Photography by Eyeshot Studio Photography / Location Arashimaya and Gion District in Kyoto and Mount Rokkō in Kobe, Japan

Love You Bear-y Much!

One Eye Click: It’s not every day that you get to see a pair of life-sized bears on Orchard Road. But for Terence and Cindy, it was a once in a lifetime experience when they dressed up as their favourite bears and took to the busy streets. It was really fun photographing them in the unusual outfits and also observing how people reacted to them.

CINDY & TERENCE {Singapore}

Photography by One Eye Click / Location Orchard Road, Singapore

Rustic Minimalistic

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Sometimes we feel that there is more to simple weddings. This wedding held at Stones of the Yarra Valley, an hour from Melbourne, is a wonderful example of that.

Jessica went for a very simple natural look, and instead of a bouquet or veil, she wore an ethereal floral headpiece for a rustic look. It is just so refreshing to see brides wearing their hair down once in a while. For her wedding gown, she chose a crinkled creation made from spotted tulle that was designed by Gwendolynne Burkin.

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

The décor featured amber beer bottles that the bridal couple had collected over time, hanging from the oak tree under which they were married. The rest of the bottles and glass jars were used to decorate the dining area.

The couple wanted to keep the colour tones natural so the florist used flowers like David Austin and iceberg roses, lisianthus, hydrangeas, snowberries and field daisies with sprigs of rosemary. Somehow, the interior of this venue reminds us a little of Tanahrimba Janda Baik, Pahang.

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jonathan Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

JESSICA & JUSTIN {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Venue at Stones of the Yarra Valley, Victoria / Bridal Gown by Gwendolynne Burkin / Hair by Lauren Mackellar / Groom’s Attire by Dom Bagnato and Rhodes & Beckett / Flowers and Decor by Blooming Brides’ / Entertainment by Soulbeats Entertainment