Rustic

Wedding in Tanarimba, Janda Baik. Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Romantic And Dreamy Wedding At Tanarimba

Tanarimba, Janda Baik wedding. Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding in Tanarimba, Janda Baik. Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

For many bridal couples, the real trick is in making sure that the customary ceremony does not keep them so busy that they forget to enjoy their big day. We love how this bride embraced every special moment of her wedding, both with her new husband and her dad. Thanks, Jonathan Ong for these beautiful moments captured.

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Garden wedding decor. Wedding in Tanarimba, Janda Baik. Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Jonathan Ong. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by HelloJaneLee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Dusty Spring At Tanarimba

Photo by HelloJaneLee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

We love how, when Suzi shared with us the special moments from her wedding, we are reminded that oftentimes it is the things you don’t plan that actually turn out more meaningful. So take a deep breath, sit back and enjoy your wedding day, because it’s really supposed to be that simple! Thanks, Jane from hellojanelee, for sending over the story of this lovely couple.

Photo by HelloJaneLee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by HelloJaneLee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Printed by The Alphabets Press. Photo by HelloJaneLee. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photography by Diez & Bordons. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Olive Green

Photography by Diez and Bordons. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A rustic garden courtyard, good food and everything set to a beautiful olive theme sounds like the perfect weekend. Here’s a wedding that was held at a gorgeous garden courtyard just outside of Barcelona, carefully put together by Detallerie and photographed by Diez & Bordons.

Photography by Diez and Bordons. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Diez and Bordons. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Diez and Bordons. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Diez and Bordons. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photography by Diez and Bordons. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

An Intimate Backyard Wedding Ceremony

Photo by Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A perfect, intimate backyard wedding ceremony in a lovely rustic theme, with a hint of bright orange that made everything look so pretty and homely. Can you believe the bride even made her own, very much in-trend naked wedding cake? Click here for the recipe she used. And thanks, Erwin Leyros, for sharing such a lovely story with us.

Photo by Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Erwin Leyros Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Joshua of The Beautiful Moment Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rustic Wedding At Marmalade Pantry At The Stables

Photo by Joshua of The Beautiful Moment Photography and Kelly of Studiokel. www.theweddingnotebook.com

There is something special and beautiful about this entire wedding. Thanks, Joshua of The Beautiful Moment Photography and Studiokel Photography by Kelly Fan, for sending us this lovely set of pictures.

“Everyone just had the best time catching up and dancing to some awesome music,” said Vanessa of her simple, rustic themed wedding. “The fact that we still have friends telling us that it was the best wedding they’ve attended makes us smile.

Photo by Joshua of The Beautiful Moment Photography and Kelly of Studiokel. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Joshua of The Beautiful Moment Photography and Kelly of Studiokel. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Joshua of The Beautiful Moment Photography and Kelly of Studiokel. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Joshua of The Beautiful Moment Photography and Kelly of Studiokel. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Ian Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A Truly Unique Affair At Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California

Photo by Ian Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ian Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Right from the start you know this couple is different because they did their own bridal portraits, and as it turned out, their wedding was equally unique. There was no wedding cake, no dance floor, and no guestbook for the guests to sign. Instead, they did just what they wanted, and it was lovely. Thanks, Ian Photography, for capturing their big day so well. The venue and setup were beautiful, and yes, they did it all by themselves.

Photo by Ian Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ian Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ian Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ian Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ian Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Ian Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rustic Themed Wedding In Mint

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It’s such a delight to see City Harvest Church being transformed into a different theme each time it is used as a wedding venue. It’s truly a blank canvas that invites creativity, with its great natural light that also offers the comfort of air conditioning.

With the help of a decorator, this DIY bride went for a rustic theme, with touches of wood, glass and lace, all held together by her favourite mint colour. There was a simple wishing tree with craft tags for wishes, gorgeous twine-wrapped bottles with bunches of green and white flowers, pretty paper pinwheels and more.

What we love most is how, instead of splurging on candy bars, the couple served the guests ice kacang and other local snacks such as nangka chips and kacang putih. Thanks, ChongYee, for capturing all these beautiful details.

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rachel: “I’ll never forget the excitement we shared in the car on the way to the church ceremony, the look on his face when I reached him after walking down the aisle, and our wedding vows to each other.”

Tips from the bride: “DIY-ing things for your wedding can get overwhelming especially when it’s nearer to the wedding date, but grit your teeth and push on, and it will all be worth it in the end.”

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Chong Yee Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

RACHEL & DANIEL {Malaysia}

Photography by ChongYee Photography / Videography by Cheryl Wong / Venue City Harvest Kuala Lumpur / Number of Guests 300 / Bride’s Shoes by Christy Ng Shoes / Hair and Makeup by Wedding Isle / Groom’s Attire by Ron Ng Tailor / Wedding Bands by Caratique / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Valerie Fan Wedding Gallery / Flowers and Décor by DIY and Paper n Color / Art and Stationery by Marilyn Ang / Catering by Food Industrie

Coffee by The Mad Alchemy for wedding. Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rustic Coffee Themed Wedding

Coffee by The Mad Alchemy for wedding. Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It is true that if we wanted to pinpoint our differences they would be endless, but when we celebrate our similarities, we can put away our differences. It should be that way even before you enter into marriage. Thanks, Adam Ong, for the great photos, and congrats, Tie The Knot and Wishing Tree, for this beautiful, rustic, coffee themed setup. We love it. Give us coffee any day instead of wedding favours we won’t use!

Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Wedding at City Harvest Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Julee: “We love intimate weddings. The most memorable part of the wedding was to be able to see our loved ones witnessing our marriage. The ceremony was filled with joy and laughter, from the bridal march in to the pronouncement of husband and wife. We really treasure those moments, and we are happy to have one of Malaysia’s top photographers, Adam Ong, capture those memorable moments for us. It takes a really good photographer to capture all the details and emotions very well.

“When it came to choosing the venue, we spent a lot of time surveying each place. It was tough, as we couldn’t find a place that we liked. When we first saw City Harvest Kuala Lumpur, we fell in love with the rustic architecture of the church. Without hesitation, we emailed the church coordinator and placed the booking. We chose to have a coffee themed wedding because both of us love coffee!

Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Customed coffee cup for wedding. Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Adam Ong Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

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Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Enchanted Forest Wedding At Gita Bayu

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This couple sealed their 10-year friendship with ‘I do’s, and everything about their wedding fell into place just the way she wanted it. We love how the bride worked creatively within her budget to come up with such a beautiful wedding. And of course, a good wedding photographer is a must.

Hui Wen: “The night before our wedding, the forecast was rain. As I was making my way to Gita Bayu, I felt sick to the stomach looking at the swirling dark clouds. I was mentally beating myself up for not opting for a clear tent as a Plan B. I was so nervous and worried the whole morning! Nonetheless, our first look was all it took to calm my nerves. Holding Andy’s hand while we walked around was definitely one of my favourite parts of the day.

“Another favourite moment was glancing around and feeling so humbled that all our loved ones had flown in from as far as Australia and New Zealand just to gather at one place, this moment, for us. Other favourite moments included getting ready with my bridesmaids, laughing as they would not allow me to devour carbs on the morning of my wedding; watching Rocky (our corgi) prancing around in his tuxedo; having my flowergirls and pageboy blowing bubbles, oblivious to everything around them; and having my girlfriends unintentionally turn up in mismatched floral prints, looking like a separate bridal party of mine!

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Gita Bayu garden wedding. Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“I have always wanted to get married under a canopy of trees and chandeliers – not an easy feat in KL, for sure! By chance, I stumbled upon a wedding in Gita Bayu shot by Mun Keat, and I realised that I had found the two most important keys to my wedding – the venue and photographer! It was getting to be quite a pain looking for my ideal photographer in Malaysia, as I wanted a photographer who had a very effortless and natural style with an attention to detail, and most importantly, who could deliver a certain emotion in his photos. I was beginning to think that such a person didn’t exist, and when I found Mun Keat, it was a no-brainer. He was the first vendor that I booked! As for Gita Bayu, I was ecstatic to find the forest setting that I had been dreaming about. We knew it was meant to be when we realised that it was also pet-friendly, which meant that we could have Rocky with us on our wedding day.

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Gita Bayu garden wedding. Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Although I didn’t have a specific theme for our wedding, I envisioned an organic and effortless look to go with the forest backdrop. I chose a pastel palette of pale pink, baby blue, mint and lavender, a colour combo that came about as I tried my best to ensure that the décor wasn’t too girlie, as it was also Andy’s day as much as mine. However, I couldn’t resist sneaking in touches of fuchsia (my favorite colour) into wedding details that belonged to me! For example, my wedding bouquet, my manicure, and our bridal robes that I custom-made on Oh My Gorge.

“For flowers, I wanted them to resemble fresh-picked flowers from a walk in the woods. I asked for the same look for my wedding bouquet, but couldn’t resist adding in some peonies! We were very mindful of cost as we still needed to budget for our wedding reception next year. I tried my best to make things look beautiful without spending a lot of money, and as much as possible, I tried to DIY. We put together the wooden slab place cards, the ring box, handmade signs, Mr and Mrs signs, Rocky’s tuxedo, straw flags, and even collected close to 100 glass bottles, etc.

“A ‘Eureka!’ project was my flowergirl dresses. I wanted them to wear a fully tulle dress to look like little fairies in an enchanted forest. Alas, tulle dresses for kids were really expensive! I was struck by a moment of brilliance and altered tulle maxi skirts from my online fashion store, AZORIAS, into long tulle dresses for my flowergirls, and they looked adorable.

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Rustic glam wedding in Malaysia. Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Andy didn’t have much input in the wedding décor, but we had fun coming up with what to say on our signs! Considering we actually met in English class back in our freshman days, this was a great blast to the past. One of our favourites read: ‘Only the bride should be hot today. Please grab an umbrella or fan to cool down’. Other favourites included our wedding invitations featuring Rocky that were illustrated by a good friend; our ice-pops stand, which was a huge hit in the hot weather; our handpainted fans that made great favours; Rocky entertaining our guests by performing tricks; a donation photobooth corner for animal welfare featuring Rocky once again…”

Tips from the bride: “Don’t be afraid to think out of the box for your wedding, and have fun personalising your big day! Also, accept that things will go wrong on the day, but don’t let them get to you. Many things went wrong at our wedding. Our celebrant almost didn’t turn up, our florist forgot the flowers for our cake, someone broke the glass bell jars that I purposely bought from Thailand and Australia, and it was threatening to rain the whole morning. But in the end, none of that mattered because I got to marry my best friend! Do hire a coordinator, or get a reliable friend to coordinate and oversee things on the day itself. No bride should be worrying about seating arrangements or hanging decorations on the day of her wedding!”

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

HUI WEN & ANDY {Malaysia}

Photography by Munkeat Photography / Videography by Keng’s Cinematography / Venue Gita Bayu / Number of Guests 100 / Bridal Gown by Celest Thoi / Bride’s Shoes by Valentino / Hair and Makeup by Gavin Art Works / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Etsy, ZARA and Topshop / Wedding Cake by Souka / Ice Cream The Potong