Wedding at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This wedding was held at Penang’s two most sought-after venues – a beautiful white garden ceremony at E&O Hotel followed by a chic dinner reception at the Blue Mansion. We love the bridal party, the bridal car and, of course, the stunning bridal gown. This is another good example of how to keep a traditional essence without missing out on some fun. Lynn didn’t have a Pinterest board because she knew exactly what she wanted. With the help of her planner at Touching Hearts, her wedding was nothing short of awesome. Thanks, Alex and Crazy Monkey Studio, for capturing this precious day and sharing it with us.

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A beautiful wedding at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Lynn: “I wanted an intimate feeling and so stayed away from ballroom weddings. Having it in a big city like KL would have meant the guests would be more scattered and getting everyone together would have been challenging with traffic. The experience would have been more about logistics. My mum is from Penang and Penang has such a charm about it; all the little boutique hotels that have been restored are full of character and are all within walking distance of each other, so Penang was a great fit for what I wanted.

“The Blue Mansion, also known as Cheong Fatt Tze, is a unique location; the colours are incredible and it’s got such a story! I wanted to have our wedding there in its authentic state, even if it was without air conditioning!

“E&O Hotel was also a natural choice because of the location. As the dinner reception was going to be in an Asian environment, I wanted the vows ceremony to be ‘western’ and light. That’s why I did it outdoors on grass with a minimal set-up – just a white tree!”

Tips from the bride: “Hire a wedding planner that you can see yourself working with and a good decorator, then focus on enjoying the wedding.”

Wedding at The Blue Mansion, Penang. Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

A beautiful wedding at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang . Photo by Alextan Artworks. www.theweddingnotebook.com

LYNN & ARNAUD {Malaysia}

Photography by Alextan Artworks / Videography by Crazy Monkey Studio / Ceremony Venue Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang / Reception Venue The Blue Mansion, Penang / Wedding Planning by Touching Hearts / Bride’s Gown by Alice Temperley / Bride’s Shoes by Manolo Blahnik / Hair and Makeup by Lam Tsoi from Hair Corner HK / Groom’s Attire by Dolce & Gabbana / Wedding Bands by Piaget / Flowers and Décor by Bayu Timor / Invitations and Stationery by Adcreative Hong Kong / Entertainment by Jackie

{Read more about the wedding in the magazine}