The Wedding Notebook continues to be a platform that celebrates couples who dare to be different and think out of the box. These couples are worth mentioning because they took risks and showed us what is possible. Each of them have parents and in laws to deal with; though some might have had limited resources, they chose to focus on their strengths and they were successful. We hope they too will inspire you to overlook your struggles and limitations. To these couples, we say thank you for setting a precedent that countless other bridal couples can emulate.
The bride wanted a modern oriental wedding that did not “shout” red. Carefully merging what is in trend now, like letterpress printing invitations and even Viking table arrangements, with an oriental theme, it all looked pretty awesome together. Why didn’t anyone think of this before?
First she tackled the great taboo and had all her bridesmaids wearing black. She claimed that everyone looks good in black and we all know she is right. Then she refused to give up on having an entire aisle filled with petals. Taking matters into her own hands, she sourced them from TaoBao and got a good deal. She didn’t compromise and had to sacrifice quite a bit of time, but it was worth it.
This duo, despite their carefully matched clothing, didn’t look cheesy at all. They are from the advertising industry, which explains their great eye for colour. Their boldness in going to an unknown location and allowing the photographer space for creativity is the key to this masterpiece.
This bride wanted an outdoor wedding but wasn’t willing to sweat it out, so she did the next best thing and brought the outdoors indoor. The place looked fabulous and, more importantly, her makeup stayed intact.
It is one thing to create a video and quite another to dress and style yourselves so you appear to be from another era. For starters you might not look good in it, and think of what people will say? Honestly though, this wouldn’t look anywhere near as good if this couple hadn’t taken the chance.
Most couples take a year to plan their wedding, a process that includes over-thinking and many sleepless nights. The advantage here is that the groom has an event company, so the bride happily entrusted everything to him. Their wedding was planned in three months and was nothing short of amazing.
Would you believe that this bride had no idea what her décor was going to be 1.5 months before her wedding? She also bought her dress online, not from a bridal store, and it’s one of our favourite dresses that we’ve seen this year. Everything looked gorgeous!
Since the couple had founded a laser cutting company with a few friends, their wedding seemed to be the right place to experiment and showcase what laser cutting could do. Theirs is where design and functionality meet; you should totally check this wedding out.
Everyone has their own talents. Baking was never our thing but this bride knew exactly what she was doing and made her own naked cake. She was even generous enough to share the recipe with our readers! Look it up.
They didn’t feel comfortable about posing in front of another photographer so they decided to do their photos themselves with a self-timer function. This bride actually contacted us a few months ago to say she is now offering wedding photography services too. This explains the skill shown in the composition of these photos.