• Magazine

    The Wedding Notebook Magazine July 2021 – Issue 35

    With travel plans and many weddings put on hold, we hope this issue will inspire you as you plan your own pandemic wedding. Most of these couples will have waited at least a year for their big day, and there’s a couple who waited 693 days! Despite the pared down guestlists and last-minute changes, each of these weddings were a dream come true, featuring unique highlights such as the creative use of an abandoned space, a yacht celebration, a Santorini-like venue, and a surprise retreat in place of an after party! What’s that saying? “If you can’t change the situation, change your attitude.” See how you can emulate a destination…

  • Munkeat Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Contemporary,  Love Stories,  Rustic

    A Light-Filled, Minimalist Wedding with a Surprise Getaway at The Shorea!

    With the pandemic that is upon us, it’s time to get creative. Life has to go on, and we love how this couple celebrated their union with a surprise getaway for their “after party”. Accompanied by their 20 guests, the trip followed their wedding ceremony at the conservatory-style restaurant Botanica + Co, and was actually a surprise from the groom to his new bride. How romantic! Many thanks to MunKeat Photography for capturing the joy of this beautiful celebration. Rowena of The Peak Xperience: “Jordan had pulled out all the stops to arrange a surprise retreat at The Shorea especially for Seh Xi, with a handful of their dearest friends…

  • Proudrad Photography. Wedding at Ilocos Sur. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Destination Weddings,  Glamorous,  Love Stories,  Traditional

    A Whimsical and Glamorous Wedding in Ilocos Sur, The Philippines

    After years in a long distance relationship, this couple was finally ready to get married, only to have a volcano eruption scare and the Covid-19 pandemic derail their wedding plans! Their persistence paid off at last – in an intimate gathering of just 42 people, they exchanged vows and were pronounced husband and wife. And despite their ever-changing plans, they still managed to have the wedding of their dreams. Many thanks to ProudRad for capturing this impeccably beautiful wedding, planned by Sweetdays by Chloe Pablico! Aloiza: “While this might sound cliché, every moment of our wedding day was memorable, for it was everything we hoped for and more. “Our love…

  • Photography by ProudRad. Yacht Wedding. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Contemporary,  Destination Weddings,  Love Stories

    An All-White Nautical Themed Yacht Wedding in Manila Bay

    The ongoing pandemic has meant that couples have had to get creative with their wedding planning, whether it was eloping, postponing, or simply keeping things really intimate. These newlyweds went one step further, tying the knot on a yacht! Now that’s a pandemic wedding for the photo albums. As a wedding venue, the yacht ticked all the right boxes, from keeping the guests safely distanced from crowds to, of course, being downright gorgeous. Thanks to ProudRad for these blissfully romantic wedding photos! Josh: “Our wedding planning was actually rushed, as we had originally planned to get married in Bali in January 2021. Due to unforeseen circumstances and the pandemic, we…

  • Sanren Studio. Bridal portraits in Batu Pahat. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Bridal Portraits,  Love Stories

    An Artistic and Dreamy Film Bridal Photoshoot in Batu Pahat, Johor

    At first glance, these bridal portraits look like they are straight out of a Japanese countryside. There’s a forgotten quality of film photography that is only achieved in digital photos with edits or filters these days. This styled photoshoot that was shot with a Kodak Portra400 and Canon Eos55 created the perfect dreamy vibe for this couple, and one would never have guessed that it was done right here in Batu Pahat, Johor! It’s amazing what a little creative styling and an old-fashioned film camera can do. Many thanks to Rayson Lo and Yandha Goh of Sanren Studio for this wonderful set of photos. LYDIA & ZARE {Malaysia} Photography by…

  • Galia Lahav RTW Spring 2022 COllection. www.theweddingnotebook.com
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    Galia Lahav Bridal Prêt-à-Porter Spring 2022 Collection

    Fans of Galia Lahav, rejoice! The luxury fashion brand has launched its second bridal prêt-a-porter offering, an exciting and illuminating collection aptly named “Lumière”. A complete bridal wardrobe for everything from engagement parties and bridal showers right through to the wedding day and even the honeymoon, these modern and versatile pieces are perfect for the most discerning of fashion palettes. Built on the knowledge and traditions of the finest couture craftsmanship, this beautiful range of tuxedo suits, wedding outfits, structural corsets, fluid body suits and minimalist dresses is guaranteed to have something for every bride, no matter the occasion.

  • Juanmoley Fotologue. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Contemporary,  Garden,  Love Stories

    A Dreamy Dusty Pink Evening Wedding With Fairy Lights in Singapore

    We love the contrarian route this couple took – firstly, by choosing to have their ceremony in the evening, with the bride walking in at sunset; and secondly, by using dried flowers and leaves, save for the pops of dusty pink. The timing made all the difference as the newlyweds said their vows underneath a majestic tree covered in beautiful fairy lights, surrounded by 50 of their friends and family. Thanks to Hellofrom flour for this dreamy setup, and Juanmoley Fotologue for this lovely set of photos! Farron: “My most memorable moment was during the solemnisation, when Jasmine and I were having our own little side conversation during the celebrant’s…

  • Lookbook

    Charles & Keith Spring 2021 Bridal Collection

    Put your best foot forward on your wedding day with Singapore’s very own Charles & Keith. The homegrown label is continuing to make waves with their stylish collection of elegant and eye-catching footwear, from minimalist designs and gem-embellished high heels to feminine lace pumps and delicate strappy sandals. Perfect for the fashion forward bride, bridesmaid or important wedding guest, this is a label that’s definitely worth checking out.

  • MUSE by Berta Spring 2022 Collection. www.theweddingnotebook.com
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    MUSE by Berta Spring 2022 Collection

    True to the MUSE by BERTA aesthetics, the bridal label’s spring/summer 2022 collection is the most beautiful love story set amid the enchanting surrounds of Italy’s Lake Como. Featuring flowy silhouettes and sexy cuts, with exquisite details like 3D appliques, tulle bows and shimmering sequins nestled upon layers of soft, dreamy fabrics, this is the perfect mix of passion and romance, each gown a work of art and inspiration. We’re in love!

  • Andy Phe Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Love Stories,  Traditional

    A Modern Rust Orange Iban Wedding in Kuching

    Iban culture is rooted in lots of rituals, especially when it comes to weddings. This celebration didn’t just bring together two families, it also brought together the old and the new, showcasing Iban traditions while keeping to a modern and minimalist theme. The bride and groom had fun choosing colours that represented their personalities – rust orange for the bride to signify fire, and pastel blue for the groom to signify water. What a way to celebrate their union! Thanks to Andy Phe Photography for the photos, and congrats to In Esse Event & Design for pulling this off. Bryan: “The most memorable moment from our big day was the…

  • Louis Gan Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com
    Contemporary,  Love Stories

    A Cosy, Rustic Lemonade-Coloured Wedding in The Grounds, Kuala Lumpur

    The brick wall aesthetic is always a rustic touch. Pair it with bright pops of yellow, orange and blush pink, and you get a vibrant wedding celebration filled with joyful vibes. We love that the colour palette was “lemonade citrus”, with actual lemons as part of the décor. Keeping it intimate and small, the bride and groom exchanged their vows in front of just 50 guests, against a gilded hexagonal arch as their backdrop. Thanks to Louis Gan Photography for capturing this sweet set of photos! Rachael: “The most memorable for us was having the presence of our close family and friends from overseas on our big day (just before…

  • GALA by Galia Lahav Spring 2022 Bridal Collection. www.theweddingnotebook.com
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    GALA by Galia Lahav Spring 2022 Bridal Collection

    Enter a new age of GALA with GALA by Galia Lahav’s Spring 2022 bridal collection. Urban Love Story is dynamic and emotionally inspired, marked by feminine details and simple structural elements that have been crafted in lavish fabrics and rich materials. Layers of tulle, lace, satin and crepe hug every curve, complemented by sexy cutouts, deep necklines and low backs. Offering a trendy perspective of bridal fashion, this latest collection embodies romanticism for the urban, fashion-focused bride who is not afraid to live passionately.