• Conceptual Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    For Better Or For Worse

    This photoshoot wins brownie points because QL is a Manchester United fan. Inspired by them, we’re going to feature a whole week of sports-themed weddings. Read their full story here.   Briefly: QL promised his wife he would never bring friends over to watch football because of the mess that they always leave behind. So one day, he and a friend decided to skip work to watch the replay of a big match during the day, while his wife Sharon was at work. It was a Manchester United vs. Chelsea game, and as you can see from this photoshoot, it was a very stressful 90 or more minutes. The nerves…

  • Giveaways

    143 Hours – Valentine’s Day Love Note Contest (ended)

    Send a heartfelt love note this Valentine’s Day to your special someone. You have 143 hours starting from this very minute to come up with the best love note. Shortlisted participants will be notified and their notes posted on The Wedding Notebook Facebook page on 14 February. The participants with the three most creative notes will have a Deliciously Chocolate Velour Rouge 4-piece gift box sent right to their special someone’s doorstep with the message. Sweet! Please type your love note here along with your name, email and mobile number so we can contact you if you win. Contest ends on 7 February 2013 at 7pm. {This contest has now…

  • Ideas,  Inspirations

    Colouring Mason Jars

    We can’t tell you how thrilled we were when we first saw these sweet candy-coloured mason jars, and even more so when Emily of Blissful Inspirations allowed us to share it. Here’s her step-by-step tutorial. With this, you can transform mason jars into literally any colour you can imagine. Go and be creative! Read the detailed tutorial here. Emily: “This is such a cute way to add colour in a very inexpensive way. It’s also a great project for you to do with the girls. My jars vary a little in colour, but I really enjoy the fact that each jar is different from the next. “Of course you can…

  • Ideas,  Inspirations

    Three Is Better Than One

    This music video from Steve Shane is really good. Loads of effort and thought put into it. Coordinating the timing of all three iPhones is a challenge in itself, and we love the song very much too. Steve actually put up the three links below to encourage people to make their own videos. iPhone #1 This is the one you will start first. It’s the one with the audio track. iPhone #2 This is the one you will start second – when iPhone #1 is at 10 seconds. iPhone #3 This is the one you will start last – when iPhone #2 is at 5 seconds. It counts down from…

  • Love Stories,  Rustic

    Rustic Peach

    Eliska was a wedding coordinator in the Philippines before moving to Australia, so you know she won’t expect anything less than perfection for her own wedding day. She and Aaron wanted to get married in Sydney to mark the start of their new life there. A lot of love and detail were poured into their wedding, and we love how their family and friends came from afar to join them for the celebrations. Eliska: “I’ve always loved peach and vintage so we just played with both. We ended up with peach, blush and grey as our colours. And then it all became like, rustic chic, which was perfect for the…

  • 12 months,  Checklist

    Wedding Planning with Pinterest

    Photos by Anna-Rina, Jagger Photography, Designer Bridal Room, One Eye Click, Jonathan Ong, Chris Ling International Photographers, ZA Gallery Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard that allows you to organise and collect all the beautiful things you find on the web. Brides-to-be around the world have been using Pinterest to plan their weddings as it is a useful tool for sourcing wedding ideas and inspirations, and it allows you to organise your finds into categories, which makes wedding planning a lot easier. Here are the steps to using Pinterest to plan your dream wedding. #01 Join – Don’t have a Pinterest account? Sign up for one now. It is easy and…

  • Magazine

    The Wedding Notebook Magazine January 2013 – issue 01

    The Wedding Notebook magazine is an online wedding magazine that not only feature beautiful inspirational weddings but new creative ideas. This magazine features the best compilations of real weddings, styled bridal portraits and more in our website from the last quarter. You’ll have more in-depth interviews and tips from the newlyweds and photographers. Don’t forget to check out our site, where you’ll find more real weddings to inspire your big day. {If you have problem viewing, please click here}

  • Love Stories,  Traditional

    One Voice

    This is an amazing idea that’s never crossed our minds before. Put together by Crazy Monkey Studio, the video shows how profound it can be when the wedding vows are edited together instead of being shown separately. For the very first time, we felt two people putting aside their differences and coming together as one voice. JIA XIN & LIVINGSTONE {Singapore} Videography by Crazy Monkey Studio

  • Colours,  Inspirations

    Blush Pink And Black

    This wedding, held at Bankers Club, was planned by Chic Occasions. The place was decorated with blush pink and white hydrangeas, roses and carnations, beautifully combined with black ribbons and lace. The black touches really made the décor stand out from the usual soft wedding looks, and gave it a little bit more character to complement the venue’s dark wood and dark carpet colour. Photography by NDrew Photography / Venue at Bankers Club, Kuala Lumpur / Wedding Planning by Chic Occasions / Flowers and Decor by Tamarisk Floral Design

  • Love Stories,  Vintage

    Green Vintage

    This wedding truly is a celebration of friends and loved ones. From the wedding planning by good friend Theodora Soh to the invitations and stationery, from the flowers and décor to the cakes and desserts, everything was put together by friends of the bridal couple. How very blessed they are to have been showered with so much help from family and friends. Besides the beautiful details, we also love the people and the emotions that were captured. You can almost hear the music, the tears and the laughter. And looking at all the photos and watching the video, you realise that is exactly what it was like. Charlene: “Standing outside…

  • Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    Love

    This set of photos seems to have been very carefully planned and put together. Jean’s lovely lace dress looks simple and sweet, just right for props like these. The Coke bottles and red apples have nothing to do with each other but somehow, the red branding of Coke brings everything together. Enjoy! JEANNIE & PJ KENJI {Malaysia} Photography by Andrew Yep Photographie / Hair and Makeup by Aivy Yong Bridal Makeup Studio / Location Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur {Read more about this in the magazine}

  • Ideas,  Inspirations

    Alphabet Bean Bags

    How about decorating the guestbook table or candy buffet with a bunch of colourful pillows with phrases like ‘love’ or the bridal couple’s initials? It is quite a bit of work but the colourful fabrics and patterns will definitely make your wedding stand out. Thanks to Melanie of The Crafty Cupboard for sharing this lovely tutorial. It is actually a brilliant way to teach her little girl to read letters. Read the detailed instructions here.