Love Stories

Marriage Is An All-In Game

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Photography by thePhotograph. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thePhotograph. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by thePhotograph. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

These are the famous Bible verses the bride pondered upon as she walked down that aisle.

Sometimes it is easy to let everything else steal the limelight on your wedding day. But for Renny and Ben, thePhotograph captured their testament of love that took centre stage.

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Photography by thePhotograph. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Renny: “It was very exciting when the day drew nearer, and we realised the day we had worked hard preparing for was coming. For various reasons, we changed several key vendors but everything turned out perfectly despite the many obstacles we faced. We’re glad as well that there were no disputes between our families and us.

“We managed to convince our parents to make our wedding day personal and warm, unlike the typical huge weddings in Indonesia. We went with bold and elegant warm tones and a touch of gold; pastel and sweet colours definitely don’t go with our personality.

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“Elegant glamour filled the indoor section of the Hyatt OnFive rooftop, while the outdoor section was filled with dancing and singing. We prepared umbrellas as gifts for our guests because it was rainy season and we didn’t want to put up a tent. Our invitations were another unique part of our wedding – laser cut plywood, wrapped in gift-wrapping paper.”

Tips for brides: “Don’t take more than six months to plan the details; you’ll get bored and overwhelmed. Your tastes and preferences might change over time too. Also, pick your vendors carefully. Don’t go with someone you have doubts about. Follow your heart.”

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RENNY & BEN {Indonesia}

Photography by thePhotograph / Videography by thePhotograph / Venue Hyatt OnFive, Grand Hyatt, Jakarta / Number of Guests 350 / Wedding Planning by Private WO / Bridal Gown by By Miel / Bride’s Shoes by Pedro / Hair and Makeup by Hendry Than / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by By Miel / Flowers and Décor by Tea Rose Wedding Designer / Wedding Cake by Gordon Blue / Wedding Invitations and Stationery by Onograph

Rock Stars

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rachel and Noel are college sweethearts. He is a hardcore guitarist while she loves to sing. The couple chose Route 196 because this is where Noel and his band perform regularly. The sign outside the bar showed their names and wedding date, which made a great save-the-date piece. The light painting is definitely one of our favourite features in this set; it made the photos look like a rock star’s concert.

Eugene Martinez Photography: “For one of the compositions, I played with the idea of Rachel’s shadow on the wall with Noel in the foreground to combine the two of them. I also added light painting to give a rock star feel. I asked them to stand facing each other for 30 seconds while I painted with lights and an alternative song played in the background.”

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Eugene Martinez Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

RACHEL & NOEL {Philippines}

Photography by Eugene Martinez Photography / Location Route 196, Quezon City

Small Town Fair

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

‘Perya’ is a Filipino term referring to the carnival fair that usually happens during town fiestas. It is derived from the Spanish word ‘feria’. There is something magical about shooting in a ‘perya’ with vintage dresses and balloons, something very colourful and romantic about it. Maybe it’s all the childhood romantic stories that we read.

These photos give us the impression that this couple has been there before, and that they are walking through the place with flashbacks of their previous visit playing in their heads.

Vatel Manila: “We didn’t think twice about suggesting to Bonnie and Neptune about a shoot at a local ‘perya’ – they were just the right couple for the concept! It was perfect, too, since their wedding theme was ‘Small Town Fair’!”

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Vatel Manila: “We just love the idea of shooting at a local ‘perya’ so when Bonnie and Neptune asked for location ideas, we didn’t think twice about suggesting this – they were just the right couple for this concept!

“It was perfect as well, since their wedding theme was ‘Small Town Fair’! They really scoured the metro for a small traveling carnival and they found one right in the heart of Antipolo City. The couple didn’t bother to shoot at other locations, which goes to show that if you know what you want to shoot, you don’t really need an alternative.”

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

Photo by Daniel Lei Studio. Styling by Vatel Manila. www.theweeddingnotebook.com

BONNIE & NEPTUNE {Philippines}

Photography by Daniel Lei Studio / Concept and Styling by Vatel Manila / Hair by Anthony Segun / Makeup by Allen Gyan / Location Antipolo City

Making The World A Smaller Place

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We really like this wedding because of the beautiful details. The bride took inspiration from her favourite Kate Spade bag, which is navy blue with little gold trimmings. And don’t get us started on how much we adore her ‘kebaya’ dress, the bridesmaids’ cheongsams, and how they incorporated the brocade lace pattern from the cheongsam into their wedding invitations and printed goods. We love how it all worked out. Thanks to Stories by Integricity for sharing this story.

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Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Hui Yoong: “My attire for the church ceremony was an ivory white lace wedding kebaya with a soft gold songket skirt woven on a grey background. My bridesmaids had on navy blue Shanghainese-styled cheongsams with gold trimming and gold peep toe shoes. Each wore a gold Kate Spade bangle that was overlaid with a navy blue strip and ivory white polka dots, something I chanced upon overseas.

“I used the same fabric as my wedding ‘kebaya’ skirt for elements in everyone’s outfits, so they would all share a common bit: beaded, leaf-shaped gold fabric for the bridesmaids’ hair pieces, suit jacket handkerchiefs for the groom and his men, the waist sash sewn onto the flower girls’ dresses, and the ‘palu’ (scarf) that went with the page boys’ Indian ‘kurta’ outfits.

“All the lace and fabric for my wedding ‘kebaya’ and the girls’ cheongsams were purchased in Jakarta. The selection of materials there is amazing, and the workmanship for the sewing and beading of my dress was done spectacularly at a fraction of the cost I would have paid to have it done in KL.

“The cheongsams were made locally in KL by a 71-year-old lady in Razak Mansions, Sungei Besi. She made the mandarin buttons herself, and started out in her trade in Petaling Street when she was 17!

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“The church was our choice, the dinner reception venue was really our only option given our capacity and dates – book as early as you can, is my advice! The cathedral was something special – it is a simple but beautiful structure that makes you stop and think for a while about its history, what it represents, and how you should conduct your life after you step out through the doors.

“The greatest thing about our wedding was having all our friends and family from all over the place in one room. Seeing them making friends with each other and keeping in touch even after the wedding, we love that all our worlds collide and are getting even smaller!”

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

One of the most meaningful pieces of advice from the bride: “Recognise that it is his wedding too, and to a certain extent, your parents’. Both Ash and I learnt a lot about each other, for example, he could not care less if there were no flowers at all at the wedding, whereas I could not care less whether or not there was a cool wedding car. You have to realise that everyone has different expectations and preferences, and you can’t please everyone, but you also need to decide which things are worth fighting for.

“People won’t remember the flowers and the décor years down the road, but they remember whether the food was bad, whether they had a good time, and how much they laughed. Try to understand why your parents request particular ceremonies and that certain guests be present – when we sat down and heard what they had to say and why, we realised that we actually agreed on the importance of certain cultural aspects, and it added to the significance of the day!

“Obviously there will be things everyone may not agree on as well – like me wanting black tablecloths which my Chinese mother had some reservations about – so there’s a lot of stakeholder management involved, and a lot of redirecting everyone’s focus on the more critical tasks, like getting the table arrangements sorted!”

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Stories by Integricity. www.theweddingnotebook.com

HUIYOONG & ASHISH {Malaysia}

Photography by Stories by Integricity / Venue St Mary’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur

A Beijing Love Story

Bridal portraits in China. Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We know the difference between a couple doing a destination wedding in a foreign land, and a couple in a familiar place filled with their stories and memories. There is a kind of connectedness to the place that can be seen in the photos.

Fennie and Halim are from Indonesia, but the couple chose to have their bridal portraits taken in Beijing because that’s where they first met, fell in love and decided to be together forever.

In the beginning, Fennie was annoyed with Halim for being so picky about their bridal portraits photographer. They went through many months of looking at different photographers, but never thought they’d have to settle with one from outside of Indonesia.

When they stumbled upon Metrophoto, however, they instantly fell in love with Oly’s work.

We like how they intentionally didn’t shoot on the Great Wall of China, but explored other locations in Beijing. We also like the extra touch of traditional Chinese theatrical makeup, which apparently was Fennie’s idea. It is beautiful.

Pre wedding photo in China. Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Metrophoto. www.theweddingnotebook.com

FENNIE & HALIM {China}

Photography by Metrophoto / Assisted by Thaad Sabolboro / Location Temple of Heaven

A Quiet Affair At Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We thought we’d seen small weddings, but this takes the cake. WeFreeze Photography was introduced to this couple by a friend. We love the casual shoot and how the couple just lazed on the hammock.

Teresa: “It was a small, intimate wedding, just the two of us and my parents, who were also our official witnesses. We’re Portuguese; it was our first time in Malaysia. We have a Malay friend who says wonderful things about Malaysia, so we knew it was worth the visit.

“At the same time, we were looking for a venue and a country where we could be married legally instead of just having a symbolic ceremony. We fell in love with the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi when we visited their website, and we couldn’t have found a more beautiful and idyllic place to celebrate our wedding!”

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. WeFreeze Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

TERESA & DANIEL {Malaysia}

Photography by WeFreeze Photography / Venue Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

A Surprise Proposal

Surprise proposal in Singapore. Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

No pressure, all you other guys out there, but this is really sweet. Girls never expect their man to sing for them, write them love letters or cook them a candlelight dinner, and because it is so unexpected, it’s sure to bring forth tears.

Charlotte was blindfolded from Big Splash at East Coast Park all the way to the mystical tent lit up with fairy lights and filled with Polaroid photos of moments she and Desmond have shared, as well as a long handwritten love letter. When a man makes the extra effort like what Desmond did, our hearts melt and of course we will all shout, “Marry him!”

We will let Multifolds Photography photos tell the story.

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Multifolds Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

CHARLOTTE & DESMOND {Singapore}

Photography by Multifolds Photography / Venue East Coast Park, Singapore / Event Styling by Heaven’s Gift – The Wedding & Party Planners

Stuck To You

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Once in a while, we’ll come across very happy people whose happiness is contagious. Joy and Gelo are two such people. They wanted to have fun and do a relaxed shoot, and we love it!

Look at the colourful balls floating in the pool. We hope that by now, you’re realised that a pool is just a pool until you add personal touches and character to it. This couple made the pool theirs. This is another set of colourful and great photos by Cherryblocks Photography.

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Cherryblocks Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

JOY & GELO {Philippines}

Photography by Cherryblocks Photography / Styling by Tipping Point Collective / Hair and Makeup by Gery Penaso

Intimate Destination Ceremony

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This was truly a dream wedding where family and friends were all at Panchoran Retreat, Ubud, to prepare for the big day. The atmosphere was filled with laughter, smiles and love. The bride, Laura, DIY and custom-made most of the details and décor herself, including her dress, the bridesmaids’ dresses, and even the beautiful hand-made tea towels for the guests to take home. It was a blessed day indeed with perfect weather.

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Laura: “On the morning of our special day we woke to blue skies and the tweeting of birds throughout the valley – our very own ‘Love Wonderland’ was to become a reality. We created an intimate ceremony in a beautiful and special place surrounded by our most loved, and together, exchanged our written vows and made our promises to each other in the arms of the sacred Bodhi tree.

“As a couple, our commitment of love to each other was the most important part of the day, and as the heavens opened and the sun shone down, it couldn’t have been a more magical and perfect moment. That moment we were pronounced husband and wife!

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“We turned around and everyone began to throw fresh rose petals as the Marvin Gaye song ‘You’re A Wonderful One’ started to play. It brings tears to my eyes even as I write about it, so thank you for making me go through it all again!

“A delicious banquet was served and all enjoyed many laughs and tears over stories of the bride and groom as we toasted to love and friendship. After dinner, guests were treated to an amazing Kecak fire dance performed by over 100 men from the local village. Wish lanterns were released into the darkness of the sky as many hoped for love and happiness in the years to come.

“The cake was a simple cake with white icing. The bride and groom cake topper was given to us by Dallas’ mother and father, having been bought in Germany on the announcement of our engagement, and there was also a silver shoe on there that had been on my grandmother’s wedding cake in the 1940’s.

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I drew and designed my bridal dress, then had a wonderful Italian lady make it for me in Brisbane. It is made of silk and chiffon. I hand-made the feather details on the hips and a feather headpiece to match the dress. I added a diamond vintage brooch to bring together the diamond cufflinks and the ring elements. The gold jewellery I am wearing on my head was made by one of my best friends, Tigerframe Jewellery, and I decided to wear it, as I liked the fact that it made me feel close to her as I took my final steps as a single woman.

“All the details were DIY by us and with the help of friends and family. It was beautiful to see the perfect setting we had imagined for so long created before our eyes. ‘A Love Wonderland’ – relaxed, festival vibe with a vintage and creative twist. Sentimental touches such as the photos of family and friends that couldn’t be there made it feel very special.”

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Angga Permana. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LAURA & DALLAS {Indonesia}

Photography by Angga Permana / Venue Panchoran Retreat, Ubud, Bali / Number of Guests 45 / Bride’s Shoes by ALDO

East Meets West

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We love seeing photographs of streets in Hong Kong; they capture a beauty we rarely are able to see when we’re walking along them. We knew there was something interesting about this couple when we first saw this set of photos. And you’ve got to love this combination – a Japanese and an American who decide to have their photoshoot in Hong Kong. They both like the old architecture, buildings and streets in the city.

SiuMing.Photo: “I spent some time researching new locations that I’d never photographed before and I was so excited. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day. So we improvised and moved inside the fruit market at Yau Ma Tei. The shots taken there turned out really good.”

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SiuMing.Photo. www.theweddingnotebook.com

HANAKO & DUNCAN {Hong Kong}

Photography by SiuMing.Photo / Location Yau Ma Tei

A Wedding Worth Revisiting

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We imagine many men were heartbroken when the news went out that the beautiful and talented Sonia was getting married, and even more so now that Janice, her identical twin sister, has also tied the knot. We don’t share the same sentiment; we’re overjoyed that they have both found the love of their lives. Jayesslee is probably one of the first few YouTube stars that we actually loved. They’re so talented they actually make ‘Gangnam Style’ sound bearable.

For those of you who don’t know, Andy is actually their drummer and manager. This is one beautiful wedding – every moment of it. The bridesmaids were gorgeous in coral colours, and their dog got to be one of the coolest ring bearers in town. The hundreds of white balloons ascending up into the sky, and the couple’s loved ones sitting in the wide open field enjoying the night together. For all this, we have Jenny Sun and her team to thank.

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

SONIA & ANDY {Australia}

Photography by Jenny Sun Photography / Wedding Planning Dress Heaven / Flowers and Décor by Dress Heaven / Celebrant Reverend Joshua Choi

A Decade Of Love

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Maybe you are married and wondering why you are still checking out wedding websites every other day. Perhaps you have a lot of things you wish you had done. No worries, your 10-year anniversary can be your next excuse to put on a huge celebration, or make it five years. We love the sand art here, it’s inspired us to create something the next time we’re on a beach.

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Norris: “All we wanted was to have a small, romantic and intimate ceremony, and bring our friends to the shores of Boracay. This was supposed to be our 10th year celebration. No frills. No fireworks. We did not fret over little details. The amazing location took care of everything. It was relaxed and casual with lots of love. Our good friends and family were there to witness it. It was perfect.”

Tips from the bride: “Have a budget and stick to it. If you are having a destination wedding, hire a local wedding planner!”

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Shutterfairy Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

{Steal Norris’s Pinterest board}

NORRIS & RICHARD {Philippines}

Photography by Shutterfairy Photography / Videography by Jake Olaso / Venue Asya Premiere Suites Boracay / Number of Guests 75 / Wedding Planning by Amanda Tirol / Bridal Gown by Alvina Valenta / Bride’s Shoes by Badgley Mischka / Hair and Makeup by Ferns of Victor Ortega Salon / Jewellery by Givenchy / Groom’s Attire by Indochino / Wedding Bands by Luo M Jewelry / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Amsale from David’s Bridal / Groomsmen’s Attire by H&M / Bridal Bouquet by Vatel Manila / Flowers and Décor by Asya Premiere Suites Boracay / Art and Stationery by Paper Source and Etsy