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It is always interesting to see intermarriages – the merging of two customs does not dilute either; instead, we feel they enrich the proceedings by giving meaning and keeping things to only what is essential. It is so meaningful to see how Michelle cherishes her own version of walking down the aisle, and we love how all the fun was so beautifully captured by Eric Ooi.

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Photo by Eric Ooi Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Michelle: “The most memorable moment from our nikah was seeing both families gathering to celebrate our union. It was not an easy journey for the both of us, and to finally see both extended families at the wedding was surreal.

“The declamation of the akad was also a momentous and memorable moment for us. We remembered that the room was so silent, with only the ustaz speaking. After the end of the akad, the moment when my dad walked me to Azman was quite emotional. This was our version of ‘walking down the aisle and giving the daughter in marriage’.

“The venue was Kirana Penthouse Residence, Kuala Lumpur. We used the pool area for the lunch afterwards. In terms of concept, we wanted it to be simple and organic – thus the white background with splashes of pastel shades and touches of nature (birds and butterflies).

“The whole nikah was DIY-ed by Azman’s sister and her friends as a gift to us – everything from the hanging ‘garden of flowers’ to the pastel ribbons on the chairs! The level of detail was amazing, and we were blown away. It was everything and more than what we could have imagined.

Tips from the bride: “Don’t be afraid to blend cultures and voice your ideas to your parents or in laws. Never give up on finding your perfect dress, there is always one within your budget! At the end of the day, it is your wedding so remember to have fun!”

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Photo by Eric Ooi Studio. www.theweddingnotebook.com

MICHELLE & AZMAN {Malaysia}

Photography by Ooi Eric Studio / Assisted by Irvin / Ceremony Venue Kirana Residence / Reception Venue Hotel Bangi Putrajaya / Number of Guests 50 / Hair and Makeup by Aivy Yong Bridal Makeup Studio / Catering by Pucuk Rebung Catering