Love Stories

A Cuppa Coffee In Korea

Dennis Yap Photography

Korea Bridal Portraits. Dennis Yap Photography

Korea Pre-Wedding. Dennis Yap Photography

Dennis Yap Korea Pre-Wedding

Flowers pre-wedding. Dennis Yap Photography

Shops in Korea. Dennis Yap Photography

Dennis Yap Photography

Coffee in korea. Dennis Yap Photography

Dennis Yap Photography

streets of Korea. Dennis Yap Photography

Dennis Yap Photography

We totally love how this couple seemingly swirled all over Seoul, Korea in her red dress and his checked shirt. Looking at the photos, we feel as if there’s a rhythm in the movements of this couple as they walk along the streets hand-in-hand and pop into the shops and cafés. Or is this simply the chemistry of love?

Seoul Tower

dennis yap photography

dennis yap pre-wedding photos

SHERYL & JERRY {Korea}

Photography by Dennis Yap Photography* / Location Seoul

darth vader pre-wedding

Carousel Of Love

darth vader pre-wedding. ZA Gallery

The Darth Vader helmet suits our superhero theme, and besides, this couple is so cute! They wanted something colourful and cheerful for their bridal portraits, and we think Zach captured the mood very well. As a videographer who does mostly documentaries, Chin Hor must surely be very pleased to see his love for Bek Yee so well documented.

Superhero wedding photos. ZA Gallery

carousel i-city. ZA Gallery

ZA Gallery

ZA Gallery

ZA Gallery

Ferris wheel. ZA Gallery

ZA Gallery

BEK YEE & CHIN HOR {Malaysia}

Photography by ZA Gallery / Makeup by Chew Yen / Location I-City in Klang, Selangor

Vintage Superheroes

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Megan: “Yes, you read that right. S-U-P-E-R-H-E-R-O-E-S. Like the larger-than-life-muscles-galore figures who graced the pages of our Marvel comic books when we were kids. They conquered the world and the many challenges life threw in their direction – much like Tom and me.

“An ocean and 4,000 miles separated us for 18 months as I pursued my dream to live and work overseas in Prague, Czech Republic, while Tom continued to work on his dream as an MD/PhD student tracking towards a career in transplant surgery in Minneapolis. Worlds apart, but connected by the fervour of young lovers who shared hundreds of love letters, we made a commitment to conquer the world as one. So as we began to plan our wedding, the theme happened upon us naturally.

“We both have strong personalities, love to travel, Tom’s family is Polish, I have lived in Europe on two separate occasions in my life, we are eclectic and passionate, and we yearned to find a theme that would embody these many unique characteristics. We also adore kitschy diner food, comics and the combination of old and new. Thus, our vintage superhero, mid-century modern theme was born. We chose to take a risk on the Minnesota fall weather and have an outdoor wedding at Camrose Hill Farm, Stillwater. We were blessed with sunny skies and warm temps that set the stage for a beautiful celebration.

“I adore DIY weddings, and our invitations, which featured a custom Megan and Tom superhero sketch, were one of my favourite features of the Super Wedding. Designed by close friend Phil Kjelland, they not only conveyed the theme and our personalities, but were also designed as an eco-friendly postcard.

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“While I wore a custom designed dress, by designer-turned-friend Eva Brzáková from e:be in Prague, with a splash of red, cream and chocolate polka-dot detail, the bridesmaids wore vibrant aqua dresses with red hand-knit boleros (both fashioned by Eva as well) and red canvas TOMS shoes. Instead of flowers, we opted for apples from a local orchard as centerpieces.

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We loved everything about our wedding, but some of our favourite parts were the games field featuring bocce ball and more, our makeshift photo booth, the “candy shoppe”, the bonfire with s’mores, the ice cream truck, and the wishing lantern ceremony.

“My advice to future brides is to go with the flow on your big day. It will not be perfect and things may happen that you’d never expect, yet these are the things that will make the day so unique and special.”

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography Cat Norman. www.theweddingnotebook.com

{Steal Megan’s Pinterest board}

MEGAN & THOMAS {US}

Photography by Cat Norman / Venue Camrose Hill Farm in Stillwater, Oklahoma / Number of Guests 225 / Bridal Gown by Eva Brzáková from e:be / Bride’s Shoes by TOMS / Hair and Makeup by Megan Lally / Wedding Bands by Curly Girl Glass Jewelry / Groom’s Attire by Eva Brzáková and Banana Republic / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Eva Brzáková / Groomsmen’s Attire by Banana Republic / Flowers and Decor by Camrose Hill Farm / Wedding Dessert by Big Bell Ice Cream Truck / Catering by We Cater To You / Invitations and Stationery by Phil Kjelland / Entertainment by The Dusty Porch Sisters and John Chadbourn

Superhero Ball

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Bride and groom wearing Converse sneakers. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Somehow, Alex and James’ story feels like the picture that we have always wanted to paint for soon-to-wed couples. Celebrate each other, be yourself and have loads of fun. We don’t know what brought them together but they are truly perfect for each other. They put aside the traditions of a typical wedding, choosing instead to walk a new and narrow path in their Converse sneakers, and celebrating their nuptials as a day for themselves.

Yellow, pink, orange bridal party. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Superhero-themed wedding. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Superhero wedding. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Scrabble. Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

They both love superheroes, playing games and doing crazy things together. So they built their wedding around that theme. The New Children Museum in San Diego was the perfect venue. The main colours that anchored the décor were bright shades like yellow, orange and pink. Alex and James were smart enough to bring in a wedding planner, and they must surely be thankful for that. With details like these, we wouldn’t recommend anyone with a full-time job try to DIY all this on their own.

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jagger Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Crazy things aside, couples like this give us hope, and remind us that somewhere out there is the person who will love and accept us as we are. The vows that Alex and James made to each other are a sign of that kind of love, and that high-five at the end? Surely there’s no other couple like them.

ALEX & JAMES {US}

Photography by Jagger Photography / Videography by Lunch Pail Pictures / Venue The New Children’s Museum, San Diego / Wedding Planning by Amorology / Bridal Gown by David’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes by Converse / Hair and Makeup by Tracy Teddy / Groom’s Attire by J.Crew with shoes by Converse / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by David’s Bridal / Flowers and Décor by Twigg Botanicals / Cupcakes by Crumbs Bakery / Catering by Crown Point Catering / Art and Stationery by Brightly Designed and Paper Jo

Comic Fans

Darth Vader. Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

As an avid fan of comics, illustrations, games and design, Lenny even has a special room dedicated to his passion. After getting their pre-wedding photos done, they decided to rope in Funky Dali to help conceptualise their wedding day. And what did Funky Dali propose? A superhero theme!

Everything from the décor to the wedding invites was based on that theme. The wedding was a very private occasion that only the closest friends and family witnessed, and although some of the guests were not surprised by the idea, they were stunned nevertheless to see Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper walk into the room.

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Funky Dali Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SIAO LING & LENNY {Malaysia}

Photography by Funky Dali / Venue Coco Tei Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur / Wedding Cake by Bisou Bake Shop / Concept and Décor by Funky Dali / Artwork designed by Lenny Foo

A Touch Of Red

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This garden wedding ceremony held at the historical heritage mansion Carcosa Seri Negara was filled with tears and laughter. In the photographer, Zach’s, own words, “it’s definitely one of the most memorable weddings we’ve ever captured”.

We believe memories are made from the things that wedding couples put together. In this instance, the Yoon’s gorgeous dress was made by her friend Veralyne, who is a wedding gown designer.

Also, the garden décor and white helium balloons, as well as the bride’s vintage bags, were all collected during her many travels. The beauty of it all can only truly be seen when everything comes together.

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Carcosa Malaysia, garden wedding venue. Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by ZA Gallery. www.theweddingnotebook.com

YOON & BRIAN {Malaysia}

Photography by ZA Gallery / Venue Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur / Bridal Gown by Estudio de Veralyne / Groom’s Attire by Bespoked – Ian Chang

An UP Inspired Adventure

Andrew Yep Photographie

Huei Min and Steven’s bridal portraits was inspired by the Pixar animation “UP”. A movie that speaks of adventures, dreams and love, it sets the exact right tone before a marriage. Great combination of colours, and most importantly, a fun-filled portraits session.

Andrew Yep Photographie Malaysia

Andrew Yep Photographie conceptual wedding photo shoot

Andrew Yep Photography Malaysia

Andrew Yep wedding

Andrew Yep Photographie Malaysia wedding

Malaysia photographer Andrew Yep

HUEI MIN & STEVEN {Malaysia}

Photography by Andrew Yep Photographie / Hair and Makeup by Sun / Location Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, Ipoh

Bricks And Gown

Heartpatrick Photography

The mixed materials that create this modern architectural beauty, especially the brick wall, really bring out the contrast between the white gown and the couple. Many photographers have shot here after they discovered this place, but Patrick has given it a new perspective.

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

Heartpatrick Photography

CHIN LAY & JOEL {Malaysia}

Photography by Heartpatrick Photography / Location PJ Trade Centre, Petaling Jaya

Pure Simplicity

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Julia and James chose this venue right in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district because of its great cityscape. Julia and James wanted a warm, relaxed party and indeed they achieved that. It was a great celebration with family and friends. One of their friends even wrote a poem for them, titled ‘One Saturday in May’. Here’s an excerpt:

    “So this is where it all starts
    as a hundred stand in a circle around you today
    (who would all do the same again tomorrow)
    and there are more out there,
    swelling with pride
    that these two
    our two
    will keep each other’s hearts glowing,
    warm and beating
    beyond 365 more nights
    but on
    and on
    and on
    and on…”

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

As the bride is from a Polish background, the couple also incorporated a few Polish touches into the wedding. Besides a Polish blessing, guests sang the traditional celebration song ‘Sto Lat’ all night.

As the photographer said, “It was at James and Julia’s wedding that I came to a revelation of what the statement ‘love is a friendship set on fire’ really means”.

Jonathan Ong Photography

Jonathan Ong Photography

JULIA & JAMES {Australia}

Photography by Jonathan Ong / Venue Alto Event Space, Melbourne / Bridal Gown by Jane Hill – Bridal / Groom’s Attire by Filippa K / Flowers and Décor by Cecilia Fox / Catering by Damm Fine Food / Entertainment by Mister featuring Stella Angelico

PS3 Before Tea

This is so worth sharing because we’re not sure if we will ever find another bride playing PS3 in her gown and veil. Perhaps many of us have missed the point, and forgotten to enjoy and cherish every moment of our wedding day. Look at this couple bonding with their loved ones before the tea ceremony. Beat that!

MONIQUE & KENNETH {Malaysia}

Videography by Ken Chan Productions

Sun, Sea, Sand And Starfishes

Anna Rina Photography Malaysia

Avillion Port Dickson wedding

A beautiful sunset beach wedding at Avillion, Port Dickson. It’s quite trendy nowadays for couples to use seashells for their beach weddings, but we love the added touch of green apples and white gerbera daisies. It made the whole set so much more interesting and lovely, and set just the right atmosphere for an intimate celebration with family and friends.

Wedding in Avillion Port Dickson. Anna Rina Photography

Beach wedding in Malaysia. Anna Rina Photography

Malaysia photographer Anna Rina Photography

Damon: “The most beautiful moment for me was seeing my bride for the first time in her stunning white gown, walking down the aisle with her father. She simply took my breath away! It was also having our family and closest friends being such an integral part of the wedding ceremony. Having my best friend as our celebrant, and Pei Yen’s sister and brother-in-law as our emcees just topped it off. I also must say that Anna’s approach and professionalism were second to none, which made us both feel so relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera on our big day.

“We wanted to have a wedding that was a little bit different from the typical big, formal, western-style wedding and reception, and since we have so many beautiful beaches here in Malaysia, it wasn’t difficult making our decision. We were a little bit wary, as some beach weddings can look tacky, so we did a lot of research on locations and colour themes that would bring life and enjoyment to the clean white sand. We felt that apple green was fresh and modern, and was a perfect match with Avillion’s set-up on Tumasek Beach.”

Sabah wedding photographer Anna Rina. Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina Photograhy

Avillion Port Dickson beach wedding decor. Anna Rina Photography

Avillion Port Dickson wedding

Beach wedding decor. Anna Rina Photography

Anna Rina wedding photographer

PEI YEN & DAMON {Malaysia}

Photography by Anna-Rina / Venue Avillion Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan / Number of Guests 50 / Bridal Gown by Eleusis Bridal / Bride’s Shoes by Pazzion / Hair and Makeup by Mayce Chong, Seremban / Groom’s Attire by State Tailor, PJ / Groomsmen’s Attire by British India / Flowers and Decor by Avillion Port Dickson / Catering and Wedding Cake by Avillion Port Dickson / Art and Stationery by Damon Fuller (Groom)